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War Memorials

Penycae

The Penycae War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial stands in the Memorial Gardens in Hall Street.

The village and community of Penycae lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 it was in the historic county of Denbighshire and between 1974 and 1996 in the county of Clwyd.

Penycae War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Corporal
Reginald
BODENHAM
5535
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
29 Sep 1918
North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.
Private
David
DAVIES
18329
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
3 Sep 1918 29 Son of James & Catherine Davies, of Penycae. Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme France.
Driver
Charles
EDWARDS
116845
Royal Field Artillery
(30th Small Arms Ammunition Col.)
4 Oct 1916
27
Son of Reynold & Sarah Edwards, of 21, Hall Street, Penycae.
 Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonkia (Thessaloniki), Greece.
Private
William
FAIL
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Jan 1915
25
Son of William & Jeanette Fail; husband of Sarah Ann Fail, of 3, Jersey Street, Clock Face, St Helens, Lancashire, England.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William
GRIFFITHS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Son of Edward & Sarah Griffiths, of Mount Pleasant, Penybryn.
Gunner
John Edward
HANMER
701522
Royal Field Artillery
(92nd Bde.)
25 Apr 1918
25
Son of James & Sarah Ann Hanmer, of 25, Chapel Street, Penycae.
Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
Norman Thomas
HOWELL
38577
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
11 Apr 1918
Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
R J
HUMPHREYS
Royal Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
3 May 1915
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Arthur
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Sergeant
Charles
JONES
345002
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn. Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry)
27 Aug 1918 Husband of Sophia Jones, of Bryn Isa Cottages, Plasbennion.
Caestre Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Corporal
John Edward
JONES
26051
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(18th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 28 Son of John Jones, of "Hope Lea", Penycae.
Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Francis
JONES
16943
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 13th Bn.)
7 Jul 1916
29
Son of John and Ann Jones, of 34, Stryt Isa, Penycae.
Dantzig Alley British War Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Samuel
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Thomas Charles
JONES
345724
Royal Welsh Fusiliers - 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn. 27 Dec 1917
Son of Annie Jones, of 17, Hill Street, Penycae.
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Thomas
JONES
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Sergeant
James Davie
McLAREN
5641
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Oct 1916
Son of James Davie & Margaret Ann McLaren of Copperas Hill, Penycae. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas
McLAREN
200298
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Reserve Bn.)
24 Dec 1917
Ruabon Cemetery.
Private
Thomas
MORGAN
54800
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
25 Jun 1917
25
Son of Joseph Morgan, of 33, Chapel Street, Penycae.
Mendingham Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Philip
PHILLIPS
15921
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
6 Oct 1916
25
Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Phillips, of Gwynfryn House, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Thomas Henry
REED
17156
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn.)
6 Nov 1917
26
Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Reed, of 23, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Evan
ROBERTS
Royal Engineers
(106th Field Coy.)
4 Jun 1916
23
Son of Edwin & Amelia Roberts, of Penycae.
Groes Chapel Cemetery, Penycae.
Private
Ishmael Jones
ROBERTS
26100
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16/18 Aug 1916
23
Son of Samuel & Mary Elizabeth Roberts, of Gardden View, 33, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Jonathan
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
5 Nov 1918
21
Son of Joseph & Hannah Roberts, of 9, Hall Street, Penycae.
Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France.
Corporal
George
ROWLEY
R/9433
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(2nd Bn.)
24 May 1918
Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Samuel Albert
SAY
238018 & 200892

Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Rgt.
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
7 Jun 1918
21
Son of Albert & Selina Say, of 3, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Auchonfillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
William Henry
SMITH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lance Corporal
Daniel Rowland
THOMAS
202912
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Apr 1918
27 Son of William Thomas & Ann Thomas (nee Rowland) of Plas Du Farm, Trefechan. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
John
THOMAS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
John Owen
THOMAS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Res. Bn.)
4 Dec 1915
Of Hall Street, Penycae. Son of John Thomas.
Mynwent Capel Salem, Penycae.
Edward
TURNER
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
John Edward
VALENTINE
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
20 Oct 1918
25
Son of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Valentine, of 67, Styt Isa, Penycae.
Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.
Private
John Daniel
WILLIAMS
15916
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
26 Oct 1917
Son of John & Miriam Williams, of 34, Hill Street, Penycae.
Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
John
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Jonathan
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Percy
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Thomas
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Leading Supply Asst.
Alfred Reginald
FENNER

P/MX 69198
Royal Navy
(H.M.S. Dunedin)

24 Nov 1941
33
Son of Frederick & Margaret Fenner; husband of Doris Fenner, of Penycae. Torpedoed and sunk by U-124 off Brazil. Also commemorated on the Cefn Mawr War Memorial. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Fusilier
Donald
HOPWOOD

14436554
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)

2 Aug 1944
19
Son of Morris Hopwood, & of Ethel Hopwood, of Oldham, Lancashire, England.
Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Edward Thomas
JONES

Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lance Corporal
Ifor
JONES

3914469
South Wales Borderers & No. 1 Commando
28 Aug 1942
Of Bryn Afon, Penycae. Son of Albert & Margaret Jones. School teacher. Killed in accident.
Mynwent Capel Salem, Penycae.
Corporal
Noel
JONES

PO/X105351

Royal Marines
(No. 47 RM Commandos)

7 Jul 1944
23
Son of Thomas James Jones & Mary Caroline Jones, of Penycae.
Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Fusilier
Edward
LEWIS

14739149
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
7 Dec 1944
19
Son of James & Ivy Lewis, of Penycae.
Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium.
Leading Aircraftsman
Rolff Vivian
MINTON

536755
Royal Air Force
(216 Sqdn.)
18 Oct 1940
26
Son of Claude V Minton, & of Annie P Minton, of Penycae.
Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
James
ROBERTS

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

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