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War Memorials

Rhosllannerchrugog

The Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars and civilians killed in the bombing of the village in World War II.

The village and community of Rhosllannerchrugog lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the County Borough of Wrexham. The community also contains the villages of Ponciau, Johnstown and Pant. Until 1974, Rhosllannerchrugog was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

The memorial, of a soldier in white marble, stands in the Memorial Gardens, on Hill Street and was unveiled in a ceremony which took place on 1 Jan 1925.

Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
John Richard

BALLARD
M.M.
15175
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 Born Liverpool, England. Of Begrace Terrace, Johnstown. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Edward Immer
BARLOW
52185
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
26 Aug 1918 24 Son of James & Mary Barlow, of Osborne Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.
L/Corporal
Andrew

BELLIS
36371
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy. 17th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 20 Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Bellis, of 10, Merlin Street, Johnstown. Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Edward

BENNETT
87223
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 Son of John & Ellen Bennett of Wesley Street, Ponciau. Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, France.
Private
John Stephen
BREEZE
6897
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
3 Apr 1915 Of Bryntirion Terrace, Ponciau. Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Sergeant
Charles

CARRINGTON
6137
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 May
1915
Born in Bagillt, Flintshire. Husband of Annie Carrington of 15, North Road, Ponciau. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas

DARLINGTON
26001
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
27 Jul 1916 Born in Pant. Lived at 23, Erw Gerrig, Rhosllannerchrugog. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
Private
Daniel

DAVIES
4936
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Jun 1915 Husband of L Davies (later Edwards) of Hall Street & Pentrefelin, Rhosllannerchrugog. Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.
Driver
J T

DAVIES
213965
Royal Field Artillery 1 Jan 1921 Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
John Edward
DAVIES
Private
David

DYAS
11508
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Garr. Bn.)
6 Aug 1917 Born Meifod, Montgomeryshire. Son of John & Jane Dyas of 6, Yale Street, Johnstown; Husband of Hannah Dyas of 7, Yale Street, Johnstown. Kantara War Cemetery, Egypt.
Evan Thomas
EDWARDS
Corporal
John Albert

EDWARDS
291090
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 18 Apr 1918 30 Husband of Emma Elizabeth Edwards, of 4, Emlyn Terrace, Chapel Street, Ponciau. Loos Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Edward
EVANS
Telegraphist
Richard William

EVANS
Z/4039
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
(H.M. Trawler Heugh)
17 Nov 1918 Born in Bala, Merionethshire. Son of Mr R D Evans, 1, Bangor Road, Johnstown. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Private
William

FAIL
5621
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 25 Son of William & Jeanette Fail; husband of Sarah Ann Fail, of 3, Jersey Street, Clock Face, St. Helens, Lancashire, England. Lived in Rhosllannerchrugog. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant
Harold

FISHER
Royal Engineers
(184th Tunnelling Coy.)
14 Apr 1918 28 Son of Seth & Mary Fisher, of "The Laurels," Johnstown. Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Ellis
GRIFFITHS
69817
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
26 Aug 1918 19 Son of John & Sarah Ann Griffiths, of Bryntirion Terrace, Chapel Street, Ponciau. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
John
GRIFFITHS
6843
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 Lived in Rhosllannerchrugog. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Joseph Thomas

GRIFFITHS
15902
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 13th Bn.)
16 Jul 1916 25 Son of Mr & Mrs Joshua Griffiths, of 21, Smith Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
Thomas Emlyn
GRIFFITHS
Son of Frederick Griffiths of High Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Thomas Norman
GRIFFITHS
24874
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
30 Aug 1917 Born Johnstown. Son of the late Joseph Griffiths & Anne Griffiths Roberts, 47 High Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Plumbers Mate
Allen

HANNABY
M/13117 (Dev.)
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Vivid
25 Sep 1916 25 Son of Joseph and Annie Hannaby, of 11 Merlin St.,
Johnstown,

Wrexham.
Rhosllannerchrugog
Cemetery
(Grave no. K28)
Private
George

HOOSON §
13839
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 10th Bn.)
23 Nov 1915 26 Born Gresford; husband of Mabel Kate Hooson, of 22, Malvern Road, Moordown, Bournemouth, England. Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gunner
Thomas

HOOSON
67863
Royal Field Artillery
("A" Bty. 307th Bde.)
23 Oct 1918   Born Peel Green, Paticroft, Lancashire, England. Of 51, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Haussy Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Arthur Edward

HUGHES
27243
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
("B" Coy. 7th Bn.)
21 Aug 1918 20 Son of John Owen Hughes & Ann Hughes, of Bryn Heulog, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Richard

HUGHES
24488
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 Born in Rhosllannerchrugog. Lived in Hollinwood, Oldham, England. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.
Samuel
HUGHES
Private
Enoch

JARVIS
201710
Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
(2nd/4th Bn.)
20 Nov 1917 24 Son of Samuel & Mary Jarvis, of 9, Wesley Street, Ponciau. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Arthur Dawson

JONES
10611 or 10614?
Coldstream Guards
(1st Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 23 Enlisted at South Shields, Durham, England. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
David

JONES
M.M.
15903
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
19 Sep 1918 26 Son of John & Elizabeth Jones, of 85, Bank Street, Ponciau. Won the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.
David John
JONES
         
Edward
JONES
Lance Corporal
Edward Aaron

JONES
26099
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(Depot)
14 May 1920   Son of Mr & Mrs Aaron Jones, of 30, Church Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Private
Elias

JONES
629252; 43128 & 10959
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
transf. to
Labour Corps
(146th Coy.)
24 Sep 1918 38 Son of Isaac & Jane Jones; husband of Phoebe Jones of Beech Avenue, of  Rhosllannerchrugog. Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Pas de Calais, France.
Rifleman
Henry Lovatt

JONES
R/9148
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(13th Bn. attd. 111th T.M. Bty.)
6 Oct 1916 20 Son of Samuel L & Ann Jones of 30, Pant Hill, Rhosllannerchrugog. Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Hywel

JONES
63318
The King's Liverpool Regiment 26 Nov 1917 26 Born Tyldesley, Lancashire, England. Son of Daniel & Elizabeth Jones, of Preswylfa, Osborne Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.  
Private
Idwal Samuel

JONES
25942
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
29 Mar 1918 22 Son of Thomas & Mary Ellen Jones, of 24a, North Road, Ponciau. Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
John Edward

JONES
11658
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
14 Aug 1915 Born Garth, Llangollen. Son of Henry Jones; husband of Mary Ellen Jones, of 1, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Also commemorated on the Garth War Memorial. Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
Corporal
John Harold

JONES
87409
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
8 Nov 1918 21 Son of Ishmael & Margaret Sarah Jones, of 1a, Ellis Street, Ponciau. Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
John James
JONES
Private
John Milton

JONES
7329
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("G" Coy. 4th Bn.)
10 Mar 1915 19 Born in Rhosllannerchrugog. Son of William & Elizabeth Jones, of 29, Parkfield Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Brown's Road Military Cemetry, Festurbert, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Titus

JONES
77514
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
3 Sep 1918 19 Son of William Edward & Catherine Jones, of 25, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Corporal
Joseph Emrys

JONES
R/9434
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(4th Bn.)
3 Oct 1918 Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Wynn Jones, of Wynn Cottage, Princes Road, Rhosllannerchrugog. Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France.
Private
Llewelyn

JONES
37714
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 22 Son of Edward & Mary Ellen Jones, of 100, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Dragoon Camp Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Llewelyn Lloyd

JONES
PLY/446 (S)
Royal Marine Light Infantry 30 Jun 1915 20 Son of Maggie Jones, 11, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Skew Bridge Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Lance Corporal
Samuel

JONES
129891
Corp of Royal Engineers
("P" Special Coy.)
6 May 1917 21 Son of Kenrick & Sarah Jones, of 2, King Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Stanley

JONES
44292
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
14 Apr 1917 27 Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Jones, of 68a, Off Chapel Street, Ponciau & husband of Annie Jones, (nee Thomas) of Ivanhoe, 108, Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Stephen Henry

JONES
285099
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Entrenching Bn. late 11th Bn.)
posted from
Monmouthshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
11 Apr 1918 20 Son of the late Henry Stephen & Elizabeth Jones, of 43, Chapel Street, Ponciau. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
Thomas

JONES
26336
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 23 Son of Henry & Sarah Jones, of 3, Pearson Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Thomas Edward
JONES
Thomas William
JONES
Walter
JONES
Private
Allen

LEWIS
7135
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 May 1915 Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Benjamin

LLOYD
15597
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
11 Jun 1918 35 Of Robert's Lane, Rhosllannerchrugog. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Jenkin

LLLOYD
54392
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
23 Nov 1917 29 Son of Jenkin & Mary Ann Lloyd, of 17, Butcher Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Joseph
MATTHEWS
?
Rifleman
(The Rev.)
Edward Rupert Menlove
JENKINS-MENLOVE
R/23951
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(2nd Bn.)
9 Sep 1916 Born Shropshire, England. Lived Bodelwyddan, Flintshire. Former curate of Johnstown. Also commemorated on the Bodelwyddan War Memorial. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Edwin

MORRIS
15913
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
27 Aug 1916 From Rhosllannerchrugog. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Daniel

ONSLOW
26159
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
7 Jun 1916 Husband of E Onslow, of 75, California Row, Ponciau. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Charles

PADDOCK
200084 & 6111
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
22 Jun 1917 35 Born Oswestry. Husband of Martha Ann Paddock of Brook Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Daniel
PARRY
D.C.M.
200090
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
12 Jun 1917 The first Rhosllannerchrugog soldier to win the D.C.M., at Neuve Chapelle, in Nov 1916, bravely distinguishing himself. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Josiah

PARRY
87421
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
6 Oct 1918 21 Son of Robert & Mary Parry, of Bryn Golau, Stanley Road, Ponciau. Templeux-le-Guerard Britsih Cemetery, Somme, France.
Corporal
Robert

PARRY
6138
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 Born Crook, County Durham, England. Husband of Martha Parry, of 7, Campbell Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Robert John

PARRY
7615
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Sep 1915 Son of Sarah Jane Parry of 6, Bromfield Street, Johnstown.
Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Ernest

POWELL
345599
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
7 Oct 1918 35 Son of the late George & Ann Powell; husband of Sarah Powell, of 18, Gutter Hill, Johnstown. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Drummer
Albert

PRESCOTT
6448
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 Son of Mrs Prescott. of Australia Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of William Prescott (below). Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William

PRESCOTT
15926
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
25 Jan 1916 Husband of Mrs W Prescott, of Cynlas Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of Albert Prescott (above). Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.
Shoeing Smith
Edward

PRINCE
TS/3654
Army Service Corps
(6th Reserve Park Horse Transport)
17 May 1918 48 Son of John & Ann Prince, of Johnstown; husband of Hannah E Prince, of Ruabon Road, Johnstown. Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Joseph

PRODGER
10063
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
21 Oct 1914 24 Born Bangor is y Coed. Son of William & Kate Prodger, of 5 Belgrave Terrace, Johnstown. Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
David
ROBERTS
George
ROBERTS
Gunner
Horace

ROBERTS
124050
Royal Garrison Artillery
(41st Siege Bty.)
13 Jul 1918 21 Son of Thomas H & Esther Elizabeth Roberts, of 4, Bangor Road, Johnstown. Vignacourt Britsih Cemetery, Somme, France.
John
ROBERTS
John Gough
ROBERTS
John William
ROBERTS
Joseph
ROBERTS
Pryce
ROBERTS
25800
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
3 Apr 1916 Husband of Margaret Ann Roberts, of 3, Greek Road, Ponciau. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Richard
ROBERTS
Robert
ROBERTS
William
ROBERTS
Private
Joseph Edward

ROGERS
7333
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 May 1916
Of Fennant Road, Ponciau.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
L/Corporal
Peter Stewart

ROGERS
200400
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918
24 Husband of Margaret Jane Rogers, of 4, Emlyn Terrace,  Ponciau.
Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Bombadier
William Thomas

ROGERS
62591
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 109th Bde.)
26 Aug 1916 Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers, of Yale View, Station Road, Johnstown. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.
Thomas
ROWLANDS
69511
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Feb 1919 24 Son of Mrs E A Rowlands of North Road, Ponciau. Died of pneumonia after returning from India. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Private
Thomas (Tommy)

SHARPE
8065
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
18 May 1916 28 Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thornton Leonard James

SHIRLEY
178017
Canadian Infantry
(87th Btn.)
21 Oct 916 Born in Barton, Lancashire, England. Son of Emily Jane & the late Thornton Shirley. Of Leeswood House, 50, Market Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Leonard
SIMPSON
???
Private
Joseph Thomas

SMITH
376362
Manchester Regiment
(1/10th Btn.)
14 Sep 1917 24 Son of Thomas Smith, of 12, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Lived in Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire, England. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Robert T

STOKES
6898
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
22 Oct 1915
Of Mountain Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality Street), Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
John
THOMAS
Corporal
Thomas

THOMAS
M.M.
17116
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 Saw 2½ years of service in France and won the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry. Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.
Corporal
Ifor

TUNNAH
2498089
Canadian Forestry Corps 26 Oct 1918 Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Albert William
WILLIAMS
Allen
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (9th Bn.) 23 Mar 1918 20 Son of Thomas Robert & Jane Williams, of Pear Tree Cottage, Rhostyllen. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Benjamin
WILLIAMS
Signaller
George

WILLIAMS
54060
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Nov 1917 22 Son of William & Elizabeth  Williams, of 25, Chapel Street, Ponciau. Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Stanley

WILLIAMS
200206
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
8 Nov 1918 23 Son of Mrs M Williams, of Fennant Road, Ponciau. Invalided from France. Died at John Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Ruabon Road Cemetery, Wrexham.
Robert
WILLIAMS
Private
Robert Hughes

WILLIAMS
97058
The King's - Liverpool Regiment
(13th Bn.)
31 Aug 1918
21
Son of Mr & Mrs T H Williams, of "Selfryn", Fennant Road, Ponciau.
Ecoust-St Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
William
WILLIAMS
Private
Charles William

WYNNE
7646
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
23 Oct 1916 23 Grandson of Frances Mary Wynne, of 27, Pant Hill, Rhosllannerchrugog. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

• A detailed account of the men of Rhosllannerchrugog area who fought in the First World War can be found in Grevin Jones' book "Heroes and Gentlemen All" (ISBN 978-0-9575875-0-2)

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sergeant
Gwilym
CHARLES

1131655
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 28 Oct 1944
Son of John & Sarah Charles, of Rhosllannerchrugog; husband of Mair Eluned Charles, of New Broughton.
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Gunner
Robert
CHARLES

1656878
Royal Artillery
6 May 1945
35
Son of Edward & Sarah Charles; husband of Selina Charles, of Stansty, Wrexham.
Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.
Selina
CHARLES
Emlyn
DAVIES
James
DAVIES
Fusilier
John Richard
DAVIES
4194889
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
28 Oct 1940
21
Son of John and Naomi Davies, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Stoker
Stanley
DAVIES
P/KX528895
Royal Navy
HMS Vernon

19 Jan 1944
21
Son of David Thomas Davies & Annie Davies, of Legacy.
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Driver
Thomas Stephen
DAVIES
T/179640
Royal Army Service Corps
attd.
Royal Army Medical Corps
7 Nov 1944
30
Son of William Henry & Margaret Davies; husband of Gladys Davies, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.
Tom
DAVIES
Gunner
Alfred Edward
DOBBINS
1817065
Royal Artillery
13/15 Feb 1942
Son of Alfred Edward & Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins, of Johnstown.
Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.
Sereant
Frank
DOBBINS
1094376
Royal Artillery
(58 Anti-Tank Regt.)
2 Jun 1943
31
Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins; husband of Ida Dobbins, of Ruabon. Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.
Arnold
EDWARDS

Private
Benjamin
EDWARDS
13084901
Corps of Military Police 2 Mar 1944 38 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Harriet Edwards; husband of Blodwen Edwards, of Rhosllannerchrugog. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Fusilier
John Owen
EDWARDS
4197007
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)

26 May 1940
21
Son of George Edwards, & Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Private
Edward
ELLIS
7629220
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
attd.
48 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
12 Sep 1944
30
Son of Thomas Ellis & Elizabeth Ellis, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Private
George Cyril
GRIFFITHS

3976632
North Staffordshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
21 Apr 1943
20
Son of John David Griffiths & Annie Griffiths, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Medjez-el-Bebe War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Gwilym
HUGHES
Gunner
Hywel Owen
HUGHES
993987
Royal Artillery
(84 Medium Regt.)
19 Feb 1945
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Fusilier
Jonathan
HUGHES
4209239
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
17/19 Jul 1944
23
Son of Mary Ann Hughes, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
Sergeant
Robert
HUGHES
1451198
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(207 Sqdn.)
29 Jan 1944
25
Son of Edward & Mary Jane Hughes, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Sergeant
Brynmor
JONES
1006261
Royal Air Force
28 Jul 1941
20
Son of William and Mary Jones, of Stryt Las, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Cyril
JONES
Cyril W
JONES
Driver
Gwilym
JONES
T/145372
Royal Army Service Corps
(237 Inf. Bde. Coy.)
8 Jun 1943
25
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.
Captian
Llewelyn Thomas
JONES
200233
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
3 Jul 1944
26
Son of Richard Owen Jones & Emily Jones, of Legacy.
St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Signalman
Meirion Wyn
JONES
2333667
Royal Corps of Signals
12 Sep 1944
Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Thomas Jones; husband of Edith Jones, of Johnstown.
Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Flight Sergeant
Ogwen
JONES
1507140
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(419 R.C.A.F. Sqdn.)
23 May 1944
22
Son of Hiram Austin Jones & Mary Lizzie Jones, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Flight Sergeant
Thomas Kenneth
JONES
655232
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(107 Sqdn.)
27 Aug 1943
23
Son of Howard Thomas Jones & Jane Rose Jones.
Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France.
Harold
JONES
Private
Ernest Patrick
KENNA
4195166
Royal Welsh Fusiliers & King's Liverpool Regiment
(13th Bn.)

29 Mar 1943
21
Son of Ernest & Rose Ellen Kenna, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Rangoon Cemetery, Burma.
Fusilier
Arthur Russell
MITCHELL

4205660
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)

3 Dec 1943
Sangro River Cemetery, Italy.
Fusilier
Sidney L
PAINTER
4194913
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)

5 Mar 1945
25
Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Warrant Officer
William Francis
PRITCHARD

4178260
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
17 Jul 1944
42
Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
Private
John
PRODGER
4195426
Highland Light Infantry
(City of Glasgow Reg.)
14 Nov 1945
25
Husband of Dorothy Kathleen Prodger.
Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.
Edwards James
ROBERTS
Leading Steward
Emrys
ROBERTS
D/LX21387
Royal Navy
HMS Illustrious

25 Jun 1942
32
Son of James & Mary Ann Roberts, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Eric
ROBERTS
George Haydn
ROBERTS
Jerry
ROBERTS
Sergeant
John Edward
ROBERTS
1077342
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(249 Sqdn.)
15 Nov 1942
21
Son of Charles Edward & Jane Roberts, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Malta Memorial, Malta.
Naomi
ROBERTS
Richard (Reg)
ROBERTS
William Richard
ROBERTS
Lance Corporal
Gordon
SMITH
4198322
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
24 Oct 194 25 Son of David John & Elizabeth Smith, of Rhosllannerchrugog. Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.
Frank
THOMAS
?
Guardsman
Harold
WILLIAMS
Welsh Guards 12 Sep 1940 31
Son of George T Williams & Sarah Williams, of Rhosllannerchrugog; husband of Dorothy May Williams. Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

 

Civilian Casualties

In the early hours of 30th August, 1940, German bombers were flying over Rhosllannerchrugog, heading for their target of Liverpool. This was a regular event and, when the air-raid sirens sounded, the people of Rhosllannerchrugog would take cover.
The local Home Guard often used diversionary tactics in an attempt to trick the German bombers into releasing their bombs over the uninhabited Ruabon Moors, and many bomb craters can still be seen on the moors today.
On that August night in 1940 the Home Guard appear to have succeeded, however, one of those bombs landed not on the mountain but on Osborne Street in Rhosllannerchrugog.
The bomb landed at about 1 a.m. but, initially, failed to explode. Despite having an unexploded bomb in the street the locals carried on as normal. However, at about 8:20 a.m., the bomb exploded causing severe damage and the loss of seven lives.

Name Died Age Details
Susannah
HUGHES
31 Aug 1940 67 Died at her home, Stanley Villas, Osborne Street. Daughter of the late Mr & Mrs John Lloyd, of Church Street; wife of William Hughes (see below).
William
HUGHES
31 Aug 1940 67 Died at his home, Stanley Villas, Osborne Street. Son of the late Mr & Mrs Thomas Hughes, of Erwgerrig. Husband of Susannah Hughes (see above).
William Henry
HUGHES
31 Aug 1940 12 Died at Osborne Street. Son of John & Alice Hughes, of Belmont, Duke Street.
Donald
JONES
31 Aug 1940 11 Died at Osborne Street. Son of George & Annie Ellen Jones, of 2, Cemetery Road.
Kenneth Thomas
PEMBERTON
31 Aug 1940 13 Died in Osborne Street. Son of Robert Allen Pemberton, & Mary Ann Pemberton, of 5, Afon Terrace, Afongoch.
Dorothy
REID
8 Sep 1940 34 Died in the War Memorial Hospital, Wrexham, from injuries sustained at Osborne Street. Daughter of the late Robert Reid. Lived at Bro Dawel, Victoria Street.
Eliza Jane (Lizzie)
RICHARDS
31 Aug 1940 58 Died at Osborne Street. Wife of Edward Richards, of Glaslyn, Osborne Street.

Several of those named on the main war memorial are also commemorated on another memorial in the grounds of St. John's parish church in Stryt y Gof.

Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial - St Johns

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