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War Memorials

Ruabon
Rhiwabon

The Ruabon War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in World War I and World War II. It takes the form of a lychgate, at the entrance to St Mary's Parish Church. The memorial was designed by the Wrexham architect, T H Hogg, and was built of local Cefn stone and Wynnstay oak. Marble slabs are inscribed with the names of the war dead. The gate was dedicated on 31 October 1920.

The village, community and ecclesiastical parish of Ruabon (Welsh: Rhiwabon) lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the county borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 Ruabon was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

Ruabon War Memorial

The churchyard also contains the Lindisfarne College War Memorial which commemorates those former students of the college who died in two world wars.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Regiment Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Driver
George Sedgwick ALDERSON
700348
CWGC
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 210th Bde.)
23 Jan 1918 19 Son of George & Annie Alderson, of 67, Fountain Street, Accrington, Lancashire, England. Born Ruabon. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Frank
BARNES
32954
Gloucester Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
26 Oct 1919 18 Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, England.
Gunner
Richard Charles BENYON
189728
CWGC
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 83rd Bde.)
24 Jul 1917 29 Son of the late John & Eliza Benyon, of Reel Cottage, Berriew, Montgomeryshire; husband of Amelia Greasley (formerly Benyon), of 7, New Hall View, Ruabon. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Piper
Colin
CAMPBELL
S/9023
CWGC
Gordon Highlanders
(9th Bn.)
17 Aug 1916 23 Son of George & Kate Campbell, of Brick Yard Cottage, Wynnstay, Ruabon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
William
CARTER
267009 & 8726
Welsh Regiment
(1st/6th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
12 Jul 1917 30 Born Ruabon. Son of William & Elizabeth Carter, of Acton Scott, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England. Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Thomas COLLEY
37917
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
18 Nov 1918 28 Son of Mary Colley, of Brookside, Duke Street, Ruabon & the late John Colley. Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France.
2nd Lieutenant
Harry Harding DAVIES
CWGC
South Wales Borderers
(3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn.)
10 Nov 1917 21 Son of William & Sarah C Davies, of Bryn Celyn, High Street, Ruabon. Brother of Robert Dyke Davies. Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
R
DAVIES
Welsh Regiment
Lance Corporal
Robert Dyke DAVIES
44440
CWGC
Royal Engineers
(78th Field Coy.)
16 Dec 1915 26 Son of William & Sarah Catherine Davies, of Bryn Celyn, High Street, Ruabon. Brother of Harry Harding Davies. Divisional Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Corporal
Robert Owen DAVIES
25167
D.C.M.
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy. 17th Bn.)
29 Aug 1917 23 Son of John Davies, of Tan y Lan, Ruabon. Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Thomas Albert DOBBINS
202070
WGC
4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 Mar 1918 34 Husband of Mary Dobbins, of 3, Brookside Cottages, Ruabon. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Q.M. Sergeant
Charles
EDWARDS

23046
CWGC
"C" Coy. 16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Jun 1917 23 Son of Charles & Sarah Edwards, of Plas Newydd Lodge, Ruabon. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
David
EDWARDS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Joseph Reynold EDWARDS
127575
CWGC
Machine Gun Corps
(7th Bn.)
14 Jul 1918 22 Son of William & Margaret Jane Edwards, of 2, Cleveland Street, Ruabon. Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
R Emlyn
EVANS
70017
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 30 Jul 1918 34 Son of George & M J Evans; husband of Minnie Evans, of Ruabon. Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona, India.
Lance Corporal
William Lloyd EVANS
345172
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.
27 Dec 1917 21 Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Evans, of Royal Oak Inn, Gresford. Formerly of Park Street, Ruabon. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
Albert William FOWLES
25446
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 22 Son of William & Alice Ann Fowles, of 40, New Hall View, Ruabon. Born Bronington. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
Private
Enoch
GRIFFITHS

200504
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/4th Bn.)
5 May 1918 22 Son of George & Elizabeth Griffiths, of 37, New Hall View, Ruabon. St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
William
GRIFFITHS
55675
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 24 Son of Edward & Sarah Griffiths, of Mount Pleasant, Penybryn, Ruabon. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Bty. Sergeant Major
Edwin
HAMPSON

15440
CWGC
Royal Artillery
(24th Siege Bty.)
14 Apr 1917 Son of Mr E Hampson, of Railway Terrace, Ruabon. Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Joseph
HAYCOCKS

8149
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
10 Jun 1915 Husband of Sarah Louisa Haycocks of Whitegate Cottage, Gyfelia. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord, France.
Private
Ellis
HOPLEY

D/16740
CWGC
7th Dragoon Guards (Princess Royal's) 14 Oct 1918 24 Son of Thomas Hopley, of Brookside Cottage, Gyfelia. St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Harry
HUGHES

15464
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16 Aug 1916 21 Son of William & Sarah Hughes, of 1, Afon Terrace, Afongoch, Ruabon. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Sergeant
Percy
HUGHES

15492
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("C" Coy. 10th Bn.)
1 Oct 1917 21 Son of Frederick & Emma Hughes, of 1, Queen Street, Ruabon. Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Private
Sydney Gordon HUGHES
8003
CWGC
Army Cycle Corps
(IX Corps, Cyclist Bn.)
5 Oct 1918 Born 1896, New Hall View, Ruabon. Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
Thomas
HUGHES

127579
CWGC
 Machine Gun Corps
(38th Bn.)
21 Aug 1918 23 Son of Robert Thomas & Harriett Hughes, of Corwen, Merionethshire. Forceville Communal Cemetery & Extension, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
William
HUGHES

200706
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
4 Dec 1918 32 Son of William & Sarah Hughes; husband of Margaret Hughes, of Pen y Gardden, Ruabon. Ruabon Cemetery.
Private
Levi Arthur HUMPHREYS
6592
CWGC
Australian Infantry 20 Sep 1917 Born Dyserth, Flintshire, moved to Plas Bennion, Ruabon. Emigrated to Australia about 1911. Australian national. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Frederick
JOHNSON
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Private
Arthur
JONES

65214
CWGC
 Welsh Regiment
(18th Bn.)
13 Apr 1918 19 Son of Job & Dorothea Jones, of Gardden Hall, Ruabon. Ploegsteert Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Charles
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Sergeant
Charles
JONES

345002
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn. Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry)
27 Aug 1918 Husband of Sophia Jones, of Bryn Isa Cottages, Plas Bennion, Ruabon. Caestre Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
David
JONES
200818
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
27 Mar 1918 35 Son of John & Sarah Jones, of Johnstown; husband of Sarah Ellen Jones, of Eddys New Buildings, Afongoch. Etaples Military Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Of Park Street, Ruabon. Shot while doing stretcher work.
Sapper
Edward
JONES

WR/277862
CWGC
Royal Engineers
(278th Railway Coy.)
13 Jul 1918 32 Husband of Elizabeth Jones of 2, Queen Street, Ruabon. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France
Private
George
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Humphrey
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
John Mortimer JONES
19599
CWGC
Cheshire Regiment
(15th Bn.)
30 Apr 1918 27 Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Jones, of Rhosnesni, Wrexham. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Germany.
Private
John William JONES
73233
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
7 Sep 1918 20 Son of Mary Elizabeth Evans (formerly Jones), of 33A High Street, Cefn Mawr, Ruabon & the late James Jones. Messines Ridge British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Trooper
T
JONES
Royal Garrison Artillery
Private
Thomas Arthur JONES
31377
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
20 Jul 1916 23 Son of Thomas & Annie Jones; husband of Mary Ann Jones, of 18, Park Street, Ruabon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
William
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Gunner
William Stanley
JONES

113105
CWGC
Royal Horse Artillery
(15th Bde.)
22 Oct 1916 21 Son of Alfred John & Mary Ann Jones, of 10, Chapel Street, Ponciau, Ruabon. Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France.
Private (Rifleman)
John
KEMPSTER

R/11465
CWGC
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(2nd Bn.)
23 Jul 1916 Son of William & Ann Kempster of Hen Barns, West Felton, Oswestry. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Walter
KEMPSTER
Private
Arthur Trevor LEWIS
38012
CWGC
Gloucester Regiment
("D" Coy. 12th Bn.)
5 Apr 1918 27 Son of Mrs E M. Lewis, of Berwyn, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, & the late Canon J S Lewis. Ruabon Cemetery
Private
Robert
LLOYD

48953
CWGC
 South Wales Borderers
(2nd Btn.)
14 Jun 1918 19 Son of Frederick Robert & Jane Lloyd, of Maesyllan Farm, Ruabon. Cinq Rues British Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France.
Private
Thomas
LLOYD

200852
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
23 Sep 1917 31 Son of John & Sarah Lloyd, of Gyfelia; husband of Caroline Lloyd, of Rhosymadoc. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Walter
LOCKLEY

R/11466
CWGC
King's Royal Rifle Corp
(2nd Btn.)
25 Sep 1915 25 Son of Mrs A McCormack, of St. Margaret's Cottage, 12 Bainton Road, Oxford, England. Born in Chester. Lived at Pont Adam, Ruabon. Railwayman. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas James MATTHEWS
26133
CWGC
West Yorkshire Regiment Prince of Wales' Own
(2nd Btn.)
4 May 1917 Son of Robert & Sarah A Matthews. Ruabon Cemetery
Private
William Edward MATTHEWS
49774
CWGC
Cheshire Regiment
("D" Coy. 1st Btn.)
28 Jun 1917 21 Son of Edmund & Mary Matthews, Outfalls, Morton. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Sergeant
James Davie
McLAREN

5641
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Btn.)
6 Oct 1916 Born Wrexham. Son of James Davie & Margaret Ann McLaren of 2, Copperas Hill, Penycae. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme,
France.
Corporal
Thomas
McLAREN

200298
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Res. Btn.)
24 Dec 1917 Born Wrexham. Son of James Davie & Margaret Ann McLaren of 2, Copperas Hill, Penycae. Ruabon Cemetery
Sapper
I Alec
MEREDITH
152178
Royal Engineers
(38th Div. Signal Coy.)
7 Sep 1917 24 Brother of J Meredith, of 4, Fernleigh, Ruabon. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Thomas MORGAN
8592
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
21 Jan 1917 20 Son of Thomas & Hannah Morgan, 2, Brookside Cottages, Ruabon. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Arthur
MORRIS

22779
CWGC
King's Liverpool Regiment
(20th Bn.)
3 Jul 1916 24 Son of William and Annie Morris, of 8, Queen Street, Ruabon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Driver
Charles
NICHOLAS

T3/024263
CWGC
Army Service Corps
(32nd Div. Train)
12 Aug 1918 40 Son of Charles & Jane Nicholas, of Railway Terrace, Ruabon. Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
2nd Lieutenant
Walter Lowe PERCIVAL
13928
CWGC
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(9th Bn.)
formerly
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
24 Oct 1918 Born Derby, Derbyshire, England. Son of Walter & Emily M Percival of Hafod House, Ruabon. Poix-du-Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
Charles
PRINCE

696155
CWGC
175th Canadian Labour Corps 18 Oct 1918 41 Born at Ruabon. Son of Charles & Mary Prince; husband of Edith Prince, of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  Canadian national. Levallois-Perret Communal Cemetery, Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
Corporal
Frank
PUMFORD
40760 & 43730
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Born Jackfield, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England. Son of George & Sarah A Pumford of Church Street, Ruabon; husband of Mrs C E Pumford, 52, Carne Street, Pentre, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
Thomas
REED

25196
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Btn.)
7 Jul 1916 36 Son of Mrs Eliza Reed, of 2 Beech Terrace, Ruabon. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Robert
RIDGE

200455
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Btn. attd. 24th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918 29 Son of John & Jane Ridge, of Duke Street, Ruabon; husband of Mrs E A Bebbington (formerly Ridge), of The Royal Oak, Gresford. Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
George
ROBERTS
362054
Royal Army Medical Corps
(1st Welsh Border Mounted Bde. Field Amb.)
14 Feb 1918 25 Son of Richard & Charlotte Roberts, of Bryn Coed, Summer Hill, Wrexham. Resident of Ruabon. Ramleh War Cemetery, Ramla, Israel.
Morris
ROBERTS
Private
William
ROBERTS

17037
CWGC
South Lancashire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
29 Aug 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
William Lawton ROBERTS
172
CWGC
 Royal Warwickshire Regiment
("A" Coy. 15th Bn.)
30 Jul 1916 22 Son of Dr. Richard Lawton Roberts, & Christiana Roberts, of Ruabon. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France
Private
Clifford
ROBINSON
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
2nd. Lieutenant
Benjamin Richard Corley
ROGERS

CWGC
Royal Fusiliers
(6th Bn. attd. 3rd Bn.)
17 Oct 1918 28 Son of Mrs Corley Rogers, of 24, Tollington Place, Tollington Park, London, England. Native of Oswestry. Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France
Private
William Henry ROGERS
20660
CWGC
Manchester Regiment
(22nd Bn.)
1 Jul 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Alfred
SAMUELS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
E
SAMUELS
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
Private
Joseph
SAMUELS

24165
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 Jun 1916 Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.
Private
John Allen
SANGER

55512
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Btn.)
2 Feb 1917 Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.
Gunner
Thomas
SMITH

26858
CWGC
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 12 Jul 1917 26 Son of John & Mary Ann Smith of 12, Forester's Terrace, Bryn Fields, Ruabon. Noeux-les-Mines Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Eng. Captain
Charles G
TAYLOR
M.V.O.
CWGC.
Royal Navy
(1st Battle Cruiser Squadron)
24 Jan 1915 51  Son of the late Rev. A L Taylor, headmaster of Ruabon Grammar School; husband of Mary Taylor, of Maysmead Place, Langford, Bristol, England. Killed on board HMS Tiger at the Battle of the Dogger Bank, North Sea. Won 9 International Rugby caps for Wales, 1884-87. Tavistock New Cemetery, Devon, England.
Private
Thomas
VAUGHAN

CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
6 Jul 1915 26 Son of Ann Vaughan, of 25, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr & the late Edward Vaughan. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Sergeant
George
WEBSTER

6214
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
23 Aug 1917   Born Hanley, Staffordshire, England. Father of Doris Webster, 1, Oakleigh Terrace, Ruabon. Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Trooper
Albert
WILLIAMS
Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry
Private
James
WILLIAMS
6848
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th. Bn.)
30 Oct 1916 Son of Mrs Mary Caine, of 71, Harrowby Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Henry WILLIAMS
South Lancashire Regiment
2nd Lieutenant
William Lawton WOOLLEY
CWGC
South Wales Borderers
(3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 19 Son of Mrs E T Woolley of Hafod House, Hafod, Ruabon, late of Wrexham. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Private
John
WYATT

17412
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Fusilier
Norman Edgar CARLESS
4203761
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
13 Mar 1945 31 Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Patrick Russell COOPER
649058
CWGC
Royal Air Force
(108 Sqdn.)
23 Feb 1942 Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Fusilier
E C
DAVIES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Fusilier
John Dilwyn EDWARDS
4198915
CWGC
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 23 Son of Albert & Annie Edwards, of Ruabon Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Co. Sergeant Major
R
EDWARDS
Welsh Guards
Sergeant
John Edward HUMPHREYS
527341
CEGC
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(10 Sqdn.)
8 Nov 1942 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Driver
Alfred Edwin JOHNSON
2330467
CWGC
Royal Corps of Signals
(H.Q., 1st Depot Bn., 231st Bde., Sig. Sec.)
8 Sep 1943 23 Son of Frederick & Edith Johnson, of Ruabon. Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
Guardsman
Robert Francis JONES
2734987
CWGC
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
29 May 1940 19 Son of John William Jones, & of Gertrude Mary Jones, of Ruabon. Dunkirk Memorial, France.
Private
Robert
LARGE

4206462
CWGC
Hampshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
9 Sep 1943 32 Son of James & Catherine Large, of Ruabon; husband of Emily Edith Large, of Ruabon. Salerno War Cemetery, Italy.
Warrant Officer
John Eric
LATHAM
1511713
CWGC
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(18 Sqdn.)
17 Apr 1945 21 Son of Edward Graham Latham & Dorothy Latham, of Ruabon. Padua War Cemetery, Italy.
Guardsman
William
OWENS

2737842
CWGC
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
12 Aug 1944 23 Son of David & Elizabeth Owens, or Ruabon; husband of Phoebe Ann Owens, of Ruabon. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Normandy, France
Able Bodied Seaman
James Robert WARD
C/JX 300788
CWGC
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Bullen
6 Dec 1944 22 Son of William Robert & Mary Ward, of Ruabon. Torpedoed and sunk by U-775 northwest of Strathy Point, Scotland. Lyness Royal Navy Cemetery, Orkney, Scotland.
Sergeant
David Charles WILLIAMS
4188258
CWGC
 Loyal North Lancashire Regt. Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
(2nd/6th Bn.)
between
6 May 1943 and
8 May 1943
33 Son of Edward Lewis Williams & Priscilla Williams; husband of Olwen Williams, of Ruabon. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Able Bodied Seaman
Leonard
YARWOOD

C/JX 542855
CWGC
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Liddesdale
9 Feb 1945 20 Son of Thomas & Ada Yarwood of Ruabon. Benghazi War Cemetery, Libya.


St Mary's Parish Church contains a private memorial:

TO THE MEMORY OF
PHILIP RODBER MURLESS, SERG. MAJOR
OF THE 89TH COY. OF IMPERIAL YEOMANRY,
A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF THIS PARISH,
AN EX-CHURCHWARDEN; WHO DIED OF "ENTERIC
FEVER" IN KLERSDORP HOSPITAL, TRANSVAAL,
SOUTH AFRICA, ON MAY 4TH 1902.
THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY PARISHIONERS & FRIENDS
AS A MARK OF THE ESTEEM IN WHICH HE WAS HELD
BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.
BY HIS UNTIMELY DEATH AT THE AGE OF 36 YEARS,
THE PARISH HAS SUFFERED A LOSS BUT THE SACRIFICE
HE MADE IN VOLUNTEERING TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY
WILL EVER ACT AS AN INCENTIVE TO DUTY
BY THOSE WHO FOLLOW AFTER.

There were two further memorials at Ruabon Boys' Grammar School.

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY THE OLD BOYS
in memory of their schoolfellows
SERGT. MAJOR ALFRED JACKSON, 88TH BATT. MONTGOMERYSHIRE REGIMENT
SERGT. MAJOR PHILIP MURLESS, 89TH BATT. MONTGOMERYSHIRE REGIMENT
TROOPER FRED C TAYLOR, 7TH BATT. DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT
ALL OF THE IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
who lost their lives in the South African War, 1899-1902
July 1903.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.


To the memory
of Engineer Captain
Charles G. Taylor R.N.
an old of this school,
second son of the late
Rev. A. L. Taylor M.A.
Headmaster 1856-1903.
He was killed on H.M.S. Tiger
in the action fought in the
North Sea January 24, 1915
This tablet is erected
by his old School fellows
as a mark of their affec-
tion and admiration.

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