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War Memorials

Rhostyllen

The Rhostyllen War Memorial commemorates those men of Rhostyllen and Bersham who died in conflicts throughout the world.

The memorial, taking the form of two plaques, one in Welsh and one in English, mounted on stone, is sited in the Memorial Gardens.

Rhostyllen is a former mining village in the community of Esclusham, in the county borough of Wrexham. Until 1974, Rhostyllen was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

Rhostyllen War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Thomas Charles
ALLMAND

90547
Glamorgan Yeomanry 30 Sep 1918 Adopted son of James & Sarah Ann Allmond of 91 Church Street, Rhostyllen. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Second Lieutenant
George Beaumont
BATE
Royal Flying Corps (18 Sq.)
& Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
29 Apr 1917 21 Son of George & Millicent Bate, formerly of The White House, Bersham. Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France.
John
BEDDOW
Private
George Henry
BENNETT

26772 & 970
King's Shropshire Light Infantry (1st Bn.)
previously in Denbighshire Yeomanry
10 Nov 1916 20 Son of Benjamin & Alice Jane Bennett of Front Lodge, Plas Power. Born Twemlows, Shropshire, England. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
Albert
CAVE

159288
Royal Garrison Artillery (129th Heavy Bty.) 28 Oct 1917 35 Son of Thomas Cave, of Rhostyllen; husband of Minnie Gertrude Cave, of 1, Southside, St. Andrew's Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, England. Dozinghem Militry Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Sergeant
George
COLLINS

7473
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (4th Bn.) 18 Sep 1916 Born Esclusham. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
George
COOPER
Private
Arthur
DAVIES

12550
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (8th Bn.) 23 Oct 1915 Son of Mr E Davies, of Bersham Bank. Cairo War Memorial, Egypt.
Thomas E
DAVIES
Walter
DUNKLEY
Also commemorated on the Coedpoeth War Memorial.
William J
DUTTON
Lance Corporal
Edward
EDWARDS

7680
Cheshire Regiment (1st Btn.) 24 Aug 1914 Of Rhostyllen Elouges Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
Edward
EDWARDS

76913
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1st Bn.) 23 Oct 1918 22 Son of Peter & Mary Ellen Edwards, of Felin Puleston. Tezze British Cemetery, Treviso, Italy
Private
Thomas
EDWARDS

29653
East Yorkshire Regiment (1st Bn.) 22 Mar 1918 22 Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Edwards, of Felin Puleston. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Edward
EVANS
Captain
Godfrey
FITZHUGH
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (25th Montgomeryshire & Welsh Horse Yeomanry Bn.) 31 Oct 1917 44 Son of Mr and Mr. Godfrey Fitzhugh, of Plas Power. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Gunner
Charles
HAGAN

112533
Royal Garrison Artillery (180th Heavy Bty.) 2 Aug 1918 Born Town Head, Glasgow, Scotland. Husband of Emily Hagan (nee Timberlake), of Station Road, Rhostyllen. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Private
Edward
HUGHES

15527 & 7876
Welsh Regiment (1/6th Btn.)
previously in Royal Welsh Fusiliers
3 Sep 1916 Catterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Leonard
HUGHES
Private
Walter James
HUGHES
53316 & 5903
Cheshire Regiment (11th Bn.)
previously in Welsh Regiment
30 Apr 1918 Husband of Alice Hughes, of 6, Church Street, Rhostyllen. Gent City Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward
JARVIS

R4/062719
Royal Army Service Corps
(4th Base Remount Depot)
27 Dec 1916 49 Born Ruabon. Husband of Matilda Jarvis, of 4, Little Vownog???, Bersham. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Richard
JEFFREYS

200569
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (4th Bn.) 7 Dec 1917 Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Llewelyn Penri
JONES
81807
Royal Army Medical Corps
(38th Gen. Hosp.)
Welsh Students Company
7 Nov 1918 26 Son of Daniel Jones, of 18, High Street, Rhostyllen. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Robert
JONES
Urias
JONES
Walter
JONES
Sapper
William
JONES

132114
Corps of Royal Engineers (254th Tunn. Coy.) 25 Jul 1917 38 Son of John & Elizabeth Jones, of Rhostyllen; husband of Mary Jones, of 112, Church Street, Rhostyllen. Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edwin
KIRKHAM
16/46352
The King's Liverpool Regiment 10 Aug 1916 Son of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Thomas Kirkham (below). Also commemorated on the Minera War Memorial. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Private
Thomas
KIRKHAM
55544 & 1360
16th. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
formerly
Welsh Horse
28 Apr 1918 24 Son of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Edwin Kirkham (above). Also commemorated on the Minera War Memorial. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Albert
LLOYD

200573
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918 27 Son of Robert Edward & Emily Lloyd, of Rhostyllen. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Ambrose
LLOYD

J/2573
Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment
(38th Bn.)
20 Oct 1918 Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Ellis
LLOYD
Samuel
MORRIS
William
MORRIS
Benjamin John
OWEN
Jack
PEMBERTON
Second Lieutenant Walter Lowe
PERCIVAL
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(attd. 9th Bn.)
24 Oct 1918 Poix-du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Arthur
PUGH
Joseph
PUGH
William
RAWLINSON
David Cadwaladr
ROBERTS
Howell
ROBERTS
Private
Urias
ROBERTS
5588
Welsh Regiment (1st/6th Bn.) 11 Feb 1917 25 Son of Joseph Thomas & Elizabeth Roberts, of Higher Wilford Haven, Wern, Bersham. Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, Somme, France.
William
ROBERTS
James
ROBINSON
Edward
SMITH
Thomas
STEEN
Walter
THOMPSON
Lance Corporal Herbert
TIMBERLAKE
2004
Welsh Guards (1st Bn.) 15 Sep 1918 29 Husband of Annie Winifrid Morris (formerly Timberlake), of 21, Oxford Street, Wrexham. Lagnicourt Hedge Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
William
TOMPKINS
Harry W
WHITEHEAD?

306968
West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) Depot 11 Apr 1918 38 Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Ann Whitehand, of 20, Trinity Street, Rhostyllen. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Albert
WILLIAMS
Private
Allen
WILLIAMS

44309
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.
William
WOOLAM
Gunner
Kendrick
WYNN
87886
Royal Field Artillery (32nd Bty. 33rd Bde.) 16 Aug 1917 19 Son of Edward Thomas & Mary Augusta Wynn, of Plas Grono Lodge, Erddig. Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Douglas
BAILEY
Alfred
BOWEN
Sergeant
Thomas Brian
CLARKE

1236744
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21 May 1943 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Corporal
Frederick Graham
DAVIES

4198739
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (7th Bn.) 19 Jul 1944 26 Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Ivan
EDWARDS
Aircraftman 1st Class
William Henry
GOODWIN

1053525
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21 Jun 1941 30 Son of W H Goodwin, & of Ruth Goodwin, of Rhostyllen. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Corporal
Alfred Rees
GRIFFITHS

392162
Pioneer Corps, 50 Coy., Aux. Mil.
also served in
The Queen's Bays (2nd Dragoons).
17 Jun 1940 39 Son of Alfred & Edith Griffiths, of Rhostyllen; husband of Mary E Griffiths, of Rhostyllen. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Albert
HUGHES
Sergeant
George Edward
JONES

4178048
Royal Artillery, 92 Bty., 34 Lt. A.A. Regt. 1 Jan 1942 39 Son of Pryce & Laura Ann Jones, of Rhostyllen; husband of Leah Jones, of Rhostyllen. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Lance Bombardier
Iorwerth Elias
JONES

922575
Royal Horse Artillery, 'C' (Campbell) Bty., 4 Regt. 10 Aug 1944 27 Son of Edward Isaac & Mary Jones; husband of Ruth Jones, of St. Helen's Auckland, Co. Durham, England. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
Captain
Llewellyn Thomas
JONES

200233
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (7th Bn. attd. H.Q. 158th Inf. Bde.) 3 Jul 1944 26 Son of Richard Owen Jones & Emily Jones, of Legacy. St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Able Seaman
Ronald
JONES

C/SSX30873
Royal Navy, H.M.S. Iron Duke 14 Apr 1942 22 Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Jones, of Bersham. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
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, of Wrexham. Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Wilfred
JONES

3451479
Royal Army Medical Corps, 33 Field Hygiene Sec. 10 Oct 1945 27 Son of Thomas Edward & Ann Jones, of Warrington, Lancashire, England. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Gunner
Edward Kennet
LLOYD

1142880
Royal Artillery (71 Field Regt.) 18 Feb 1944 32 Son of Owen Williams Lloyd & Emily Lloyd; husband of Eluned Lloyd, of Pentrebychan. Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
Stanley Thomas
LLOYD
Merchant Navy, S.S. Empire Turnstone 22 Oct 1942 36 Son of Thomas Jones Lloyd & of Alice Gertrude Lloyd (nee Harris). Torpedoed and sunk by U-621, southwest of Iceland. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Joiner 2nd Class
Harold Edgar
MARKEY

P/MX 51063
Royal Navy, H.M.S. Hood. 24 May 1941 34 Husband of Jessie Markey, of Rhostyllen. Sunk by the Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Sergeant
Hugh
McCONKEY

525942
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 21 Feb 1945 32 Son of Wilson & Rebecca McConkey; husband of E McConkey, of Wrexham. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.
Eddie
PEMBERTON
Samuel
PRITCHARD
Sergeant W. Op./Air Gnr.
Elfyn Kyffin
ROBERTS

915495
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (104 Sqdn.) 29 May 1942 23 Son of Robert Glyn Roberts & Jane Kyffin Roberts, of Rhostyllen. Also commemorated on the Minera War Memorial. Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta.
Harold
ROSEY
Sergeant
Peris
STEEN

1722114
Royal Artillery 451 Bty., 141 Lt. A.A. Regt. 4 Aug 1943 28 Son of Thomas & Catherine Steen; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Steen, of Rhos. Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.
William
WATSON
Harold
WILLIAMS

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