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War Memorials

Rossett
Yr Orsedd

This Rossett War Memorial commemorates local people who were killed in World War I and World War II.

Rossett (Welsh: Yr Orsedd) is a village and community in the County Borough of Wrexham, and is close to the border with England. The community also includes the villages of Burton, Burton Green and Lavister.

The memorial, in the form of a standing cross set on a plinth of three stone octagonal steps, is sited in the grounds of Christ's Church off Chester Road. It was constructed after World War I, and dedicated on 12 September 1920, with extra panels being added added after World War II. It is Grade II listed.

Rossett War Memorial

1914-1918 War

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

18858
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 22 Son of George Ackerley, of Covey Bank, Lavister, Rossett. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
BENNION
Thomas

200954
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
20 Aug 1918 36 Son of Thomas & Jane Bennion, of Broad Oak, Rossett; husband of Constance Helen Bennion, of Rossett Road Cottages, Trevalyn, Rossett. Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
CLAYS
Albert

200956
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th/6th Bn.)
17 Oct 1918 Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
CREWE
John William

235205
Gloucestershire Regiment
(1st/4th Bn.)
9 Oct 1917 21 Son of William & Mary Elizabeth Crewe, of Burton, Rossett.
Private
CRUMP
John Henry

19113
Leicestershire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
25 Sep 1916 21 Son of Thomas & Mary Crump, of Harwood's Lane, Rossett. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
DAVIES
Thomas John
Private
ELLIS
Samuel Percy

8269
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Oct 1916 22 Son of John & Georgina Ellis, of Trevalyn, Rossett. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
GRIFFITHS
John
Wheeler
HACK
John

L/5029
Royal Field Artillery
(19th Bde. Ammunition Col.)
27 Apr 1918 25 Born Rossett. Son of John & Mary Ann Hack, of 89, Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord France.
HUGHES
William
JACKSON
William George
Wheeler
JOHNSON
Thomas

1996
Royal Field Artillery 3 Aug 1917 Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.
Pioneer
JOHNSON
William

233991
Royal Engineers 8 Sep 1917 Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.
Private
JONES
Harry

27369
King's Liverpool Regiment
(18th Bn.)
12 Aug 1916 21 Son of Mrs. Jane Jones, of Poplar Row, Burton, Rossett. Exeter High Cemetery, Devon, England.
Private
LLOYD
Joseph

23297
East Lancashire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
15 Apr 1918 32 Son of Robert & Jane Lloyd, of Rossett; husband of Ada Lloyd, of 14, Lodge Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Arneke British Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Corporal
O'BRIEN
George

13147
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
10 Aug 1916 21 Son of Martin & Mary O'Brien, of Hern House Cottages, Rossett. Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
Private
PARTIN
Frank

28322
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918 22 Son of Frances Partin, of Lavister, Rossett, and the late John Partin. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
PLEAVIN
Walter
Gunner
RANDLES
John

736027
Royal Field Artillery
("D" Bty. 245th West Riding Bde.)
17 Sep 1917 Born Rossett.
Captain
SANDBACH
Gilbert Robertson
Denbighshire Yeomanry
(attd. 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
3 Jul 1917 24 Son of the late Gilbert Robertson & of Harriet Jane Sandbach, of Rossett. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Rifleman
WILLIAMS
William

51446
King's Liverpool Regiment
(1st/5th Bn.)
9 Apr 1918 19 Only son of W & Mary Williams, of Dee Style, Harwood's Lane, Rossett. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
WOOLISCROFT
William
Private
WYCHERLEY
John Leonard

G/5463
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(8th Bn.)
26 Sep 1915 30 Son of Andrew Wycherley, of Rossett. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
WYCHERLEY
Charles Spencer

5197
Cheshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
21 Feb 1915 37 Born Lavister. Son of the late Andrew & Elizabeth Wycherley; adopted son of William & Sarah Hughes; husband of Lillie Wycherley, of Gamford Cottages, Rossett. Served in the South African Campaign. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
BENNION
Alfred
BOLTON
Benson T G
BROTHERTON
George
Sapper
CHAPMAN
Frank William

1895293
Royal Engineers
(271 Field Coy.)
21 May 1943 24 Son of William & Elizabeth Mary Chapman, of Rossett. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.
DAVIES
Reginald A
Private
FINCHETT
Ernest

4200996
South Staffordshire Regiment
(2nd Airborne Bn.)
23 Sep 1944 29 Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands.
Private
FINCHETT
Thomas Henry

14657839
Worcestershire Regiment (2nd Bn.) 12 Apr 1945 21 Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.
Sergeant
HAWKINS
Ralph Hamilton

1462088
Royal Artillery
(107 Bty., 71 Anti-Tank Regt.)
24 Nov 1943 23 Son of James & Charlotte Hawkins, of Rossett. Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.
Private
JACKSON
James Henry

3718668
Devonshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
12 Jul 1944 26 Son of Frederick Charles & Ada May Jackson, of Rossett. Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Gunner
JOHNSON
Arthur

958456
Royal Artillery
(65 Norfolk Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regt.)
12 Jun 1944 25 Son of Frederick & Alice Johnson, of Rossett. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Major
LOWE
Ralph Frederick Manley

13132
Royal Artillery
(147 Indep. "Z" A.A. Bty.)
5 Jan 1946 48 Son of Francis Manley & Beatrice Mary Lowe; husband of Margaret Lowe, of Rossett. Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.
Captain
LUCKING
Kenneth Stephen Bamfylde

42126
Cheshire Regiment
(4th Bn.)
19 May 1940 Isieres Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Sergeant
PHOENIX
George Dennis

2215390
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(158 Sqdn.)
11 Apr 1944 2 Son of George Phoenix, and of Annie Phoenix, of Rossett. Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
ROBERTS
Ernest Verdun Carnoy

T/172870
Royal Army Service Corps
(1 Res. M.T. Coy.)
Apr 1941 22 Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Flying Officer
SAMUEL
Frank Blelock

104454
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(601 Sqdn.)
8 Jan 1943 20 Son of Harold & Helen Samuel, of Rossett. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
SPRENT
William S
Private
SUCKLEY
Harry L

366370
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 13th
(2/4th Bn. South Lancashire Regt.) Bn.
6 Jun 1944 23 Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Suckley; husband of Beatrice Violet Suckley, of Dover, Kent, England. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.

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