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War Memorials

Pentre (Chirk)
Pentre (Y Waun)

The Pentre War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial stands beside the Newbridge to Chirk road  and takes the form of a red marble pillar surmounted by an urn.

The village of Pentre lies on the outskirts of the border town of Chirk  in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974, Pentre was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

Many of the names also appear on the Chirk War Memorial.

Pentre (Chirk) War Memorial

1914-1918

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Robert Edward
DAVIES
43602
Welsh Regiment
(16th Bn.)
27 Aug 1917 21 Son of Sarah Davies, of New Houses, Pentre, and the late Edward Davies. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Arthur
EDWARDS
55695
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
26 Apr 1918 Born Pentre. Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Alfred
FIELDHOUSE
53612
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
2 Oct 1917 27 Son of John & Elizabeth Fieldhouse, Newbridge. Husband of Hannah Fieldhouse, Dee Side, Newbridge. Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward
HALL
28992
South Wales Borderers
(10th Bn.)
25 Aug 1917 34 Son of William & Martha Hall, Tŷ Maen Farm, Pentre. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Alfred
HAMBLETT
54944
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 Born in Barrow In Furness, Lancashire, England. Grandson of Elizabeth Hamblet of Pentre. Tyne Cot Memorial Zonnebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
James
HAMBLETT
53622
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Mar 1917 Born Ruabon. Grandson of Elizabeth Hamblett of Pentre. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward Whitfield
HUGHES
3110
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
(7th Light TM. Bty.)
5 May 1917 33 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Hughes, of Chirk. Resident of Highfields, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Frederick
HUGHES
200363
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 Sep 1917 21 Son of John & Mary Ann Hughes, Offa Cottage, Froncysyllte. Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward
MORRIS
75235 & 72576
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
formerly
Liverpool Regiment
8 Oct 1918   Born West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England. Son of James & Louisa Morris, of Pentre; husband of Elizabeth Jones (formerly Morris), of Sun Bank, Pentre. Moulin-de-Pierre British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
James
MORRIS

35395
South Wales Borderers
("C" Coy. 4th Bn.)
10 Aug 1916 19 Son of Enoch & Sally Morris, of Penybont Cottage, Pentre. Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas
MORRIS
33940
South Wales Borderers
(4th Bn.)
23 Jan 1917   Born Ruabon. Resident of Newbridge. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
William
OWENS

11760
Lincolnshire Regiment
(7th Bn.)
2 Mar 1916 24 Son of Mr & Mrs Owen Owens, Pentre. Resident of Newbridge. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Flight Sergeant
George Ronald
JOHNSON
1270575
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 5 Sep 1942 20 Son of George & Harriet Elizabeth Johnson; husband of Constance Caroline Emily Johnson, of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury General Cemetery, Shropshire, England.
Fusilier
Dennis
MORRIS
14739195
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
10 Feb 1945 32 Son of Enoch & Sally Morris; husband of Jessie Morris, Newbridge. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Sgt. (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
George Edwin
PHILLIPS
1530967
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(44 Sqdn.)
24 Dec 1943 22 Son of Harry & Isabella Oughton Phillips, of Pentre; husband of Freda Phillips. Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.
Sergeant
Carl Vincent
WILLIAMS
999235
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(9 Sqdn.)
13 Apr 1942 24 Son of W Kingsley & Ethel Williams, Rhosywaun, Chirk. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

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