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War Memorials

Overton
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The Overton War Memorial commemorates those local men who died in World War I and World War II. war memorial, which is constructed of red Runcorn stone, stands in the High Street. It was dedicated on 17 November 1921. A brass plaque commemorating those who fell during the Second World War was added later.

Overton WarMemorial

The town of Overton, is in the rural Maelor district of the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Frank
ALLEN
54697
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13 Nov 1916 29 Son of John & Hannah Allen, of Overton; husband of Lydia James (formerly Allen), of Ivanhoe Cottage, Overton. Queen's Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Tom
BRISTOW
55176
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 Apr 1917 19 Son of Thomas & Kate Bristow, of Gwaylod House, Overton Bridge. Wancourt British Cemetry, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William
BURDETT
60354
30th Coy. Machine Gun Corps 26 Apr 1918 29 Son of the late Francis & Lizzie Burdett, of Maes Lewis,  Overton. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
Thomas Edward
DAVIES
25970
17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers & 177th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers 25 Feb 1917 20 Of Barn Hill Cottage, Adwy, Coedpoeth, Wrexham. Son of John & Mary Ellen Davies, of Canister Cottage, Turner Street, Overton. Royal Engineer's Grave, Railway Wood, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.
Private
Charles Allen DURDLE
G/41708
"B" Coy. 20th Bn. Middlesex Regiment 4 Mar 1917 22 Son of Ada Elizabeth Durdle, of Roslyn, Combe, Presteigne, Radnorshire, & the late Charles Durdle. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Private
Richard
EDWARDS
G/24823
7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 16 Jul 1917 24 Son of Richard & Selina Edwards, of Asney Cottage, Overton Bridge, Overton. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gunner
Walter Herbert
EDWARDS
164885
100th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery 20 Sep 1918 24 Son of Richard & Selina Edwards, of Asney Cottage, Overton Bridge, Overton. La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.
Lieutenant
Herbert Wickstead
ETHELSTON
1st Bn. Grenadier Guards 14 Mar 1915 33 Son of the late Edmund Peel (formerly Ethelston), of Bryn y Pys, Overton; husband of Muriel Ethelston, of Wickstead Hall, Whitchurch. Born Park Lane, London, England. Le Touret Memorial, France.
Lieutenant
Robert William
EYTON
7th Bn. Rifle Brigade 22 Mar 1918 22 Son of Agnes Eyton, of The Kiln House, Tadley, Hampshire, England, & the late Lieutenant Col. Philip Eyton (55th Border Regt.) of Knockin Hall, Knockin, Overton. Mentioned in Dispatches. Pozieries Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Francis Daniel
FITZJOHN
472055
65th Bn. Canadian Infantry 23 Mar 1917 30 Son of Francis & Jane Fitzjohn, High Street, Overton, and later of Minera, Denbighshire. Also commemorated on the Minera War Memorial. Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Canada.
Private
William
HAMER
13094
8th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 18 Sep 1918 28 Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hamer, of Wrexham Road, Overton. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Lieutenant
Ralph Walter
HARGREAVES
Welsh Guards 1 Dec 1917 25 Son of Lucy Hargreaves, of Llan y Cefn, Knolton, Overton, and the late Walter Y Hargreaves. Served at Gallipoli with the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps. Previously wounded in France, 1916. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Stoker 1st Class
Edward
HAYNES
SS/116395
HMS Black Prince, Royal Navy 31 May 1916 25 Lilac Cottage, Overton. Ship sunk off Jutland, Denmark. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England.
Private
Stanley
HAYNES
PLY/597(S)
Plymouth Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry 28 May 1915 Lilac Cottage, Overton. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey.
Private
Thomas HENDERSON
13764
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 18 Aug 1915 21 Son of Mr & Mrs James Henderson, of 3, Hermand Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Frank
HOWARD
24 Jan 1919
Second Lieutenant
Walter
JACKSON
7th Bn. West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales' Own) 9 Oct 1917 35 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Jackson, of Ivy Cottage, Overton. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Joseph
JONES
49853
8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 29 Apr 1918 Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Sapper
Richard
JONES
Royal Engineers 1 Jun 1918 Of Penyllan Cottage, Overton.
Bombardier
Thomas H
JONES
Royal Field Artillery 21 Mar 1918 Of Baysdon House, Overton.
Sapper
Thomas
JONES
398821
83rd Field Coy. Royal Engineers 24 Mar 1918 Of Tanners Row, Overton. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Charles
JOHNSON
10500
2nd. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 26 Oct 1914 25 Son of Charles & Annie Johnson, of Knolton Bryn, Overton Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.
Private
Harry
MORGAN
54603
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 May 1917 27 Husband of Margaret Emma Morgan, of Knolton Bryn, Overton. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France.
Gunner
Edward NORTHOVER
37635
"B" Bty. 178th Bde. Royal Field Artillery 23 Oct 1918 Of Mossleigh, Overton. Etretat Churchyard Extension, Le Havre, France.
Sergeant
John Henry POWELL
25522
17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 11 Jul 1916 42 Son of John & Ann Powell, of Overton; husband of Barbara Jane Powell, of 153, High St., Connah's Quay, Flintshire. Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1, France.
Private
Albert
ROBERTS
54649
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Apr 1918 24 Of White Horse Hotel, Overton. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Davies (formerly Roberts), of Nurses' Home, Brymbo, Wrexham, and the late Edward Roberts. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
Alfred
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 Jun 1919 Of Tanners Row, Overton.
Private
Arthur
STUDLEY
10/168
Wellington Reg., New Zealand Expeditiary Force 8 Aug 1915 Of Little Overton. Chunuk Bair Memorial, New Zealand.
Company Sergeant Major
William
TAYLOR
King's Shropshire Light Infantry Mar 1917 Of Queensbridge, Overton.
Corporal
Joseph William
WAINWRIGHT
48939
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14 Jun 1919 Son of Nathan & Eliza Wainwright of Lightwood Green.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Chief Wren
Cecily Monica Bruce
BENJAMIN
WA/WRNS6965
HMS President II, Women's Royal Naval Service 19 Aug 1941 20 Daughter of Edward Maurice Benjamin & Elizabeth Margaret Dorothea Benjamin, of Pinner, Middlesex, England. Plymouth Naval Memorial, England.
Fusilier
Norman H
BOLLAND
14692323
7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14 Apr 1945 19 Son of Charles & Beatrice Bolland, of Overton. Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.
Guardsman
Reginald
HILLMAN
2615895
4th Bn. Grenadier Guards 14 Aug 1944 23 Of Salop Road, Overton. Bayeux War Cemetery, France
Flight Lieutenant
George Frederick
LINDSAY
115289
969 Sqd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 29 Jun 1944 43 Son of Thomas Charles & Lily Jane Lindsay, of High Street, Overton; husband of Constance Mary Lindsay, of Bramhall, Cheshire, England. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Leading Aircraftsman
John Winston
PEARSON
Royal Air Force Of Maesgwaelod, Overton.
Lieutenant
Hugh William Jardine Ethelston PEEL
Croix de Guerre
165075
2nd. Armd. Reconnaissance Bn. Welsh Guards 17 Feb 1945 24 Son of Captain O Peel, M.C., & Mrs Peel; husband of Leila Mary Peel, of Gredington. Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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