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War Memorials

Weston Rhyn

The Weston Rhyn War Memorial commemorates those men and women from the area who were killed in World War I and World War II. The memorial takes the form of a standing stone Celtic Cross with four stone seats forming the base. It stands outside the Weston Rhyn Institute.

Weston Rhyn War Memorial

A brass plaque in St. John's Parish Church commemorate a soldier who died in the Boer War.

The border village of Weston Rhyn lies in the county of Shropshire in England but had strong connections with the historic county of Denbighshire across the border in Wales. The parish of Weston Rhyn was created in 1870, out of the ancient parish of St. Martin's, and was made up of the townships of Weston Rhyn and Bronygarth. Both of these townships bordered Wales, with the River Ceiriog forming the border.

The parish of Weston Rhyn was part of the Welsh Diocese of St Asaph until 1922 when it was transferred to the English Diocese of Litchfield.

 

Boer War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Norman
LLOYD

21549
Imperial Yeomanry
(13th Shropshire Company)
20 Apr 1902 20 Killed in action at Olivers Farm, Ficksburg.  

 

1914-1918

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Charles
BAILEY
G/24831 & 1060
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
(7th Bn.)
formerly
Welsh Horse Regiment
15 Oct 1917 Born St. Martin's. Resident of Ruabon. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial, and the St. Martin's War Memorial. Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Charles
BAILEY
Royal West Kents
Lance Sergeant
Henry
BAILEY
200446
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Apr 1918 Born St. Martin's. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
2nd. Lieutenant
Eric Trezise
BAKER
Royal Flying Corps
(65th Sqd.)
19 Jan 1918 27 Son of Thomas Trezise & Ellen Susan Baker of Orrel Park, Liverpool. Arras Flying Services Memorial, France.
Private
William Joseph
BLAYNEY
32713
The King's Liverpool Regiment
(18th Bn.)
18 Oct 1916 25 Son of John Blayney, New Cottage, Weston Rhyn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Leonard
BOYCOTT
M.M.
23366
Yorkshire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
8 Jun 1917 30 Son of James Boycott, 50, West Chilton Terrace, Ferry Hill, County Durham. Born St. Martin's. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
George
BURGOYNE
6862
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
24 Dec 1916 Born Hanwood, Shrewsbury. Son of Herbert & Mary Ann Burgoyne, Oaklands Lodge, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Driver
I
DAVIES
Royal Field Artillery
Lieutenant
Ronald Gibson Stewart
DURWARD
Royal Scots
(1st Bn.)
11 Aug 1918 24 Son of James Stewart & Mary Wilson Jardine Durward of 127, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France.
Private
Emlyn
EDWARDS
17261
Wiltshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
8 Dec 1915 17 Son of T C & Alice Edwards of 7, Garden Croft, Weston Rhyn. Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Lance Sergeant
Percy
EDWARDS
16079
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
3 Feb 1916 23 Son of John & Sarah Edwards of Rhoswiel House, Preesgwyn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John R
ELLIS
17481
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
2 Dec 1917 38 Son of John & Mary Ellis of St Martin’s, husband of Florence Ellis of 6, West Lea, Weston Rhyn. Villers-Plouich Cemetery, France.
Private
G
EVANS
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Private
George
EVANS
6168
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn. )
21 Sep 1915 26 Son of Isaac & Mary Evans, Woodland Cottage, Gledrid. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
George
FOULKES
203604
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
16 Mar 1918 27 Husband of Mary Lucy Jones (formerly Foulkes) of Mardy Villa, Hengoed. Favreuil British Cemetery, France.
Sergeant
Edward
GILBANK
M.M.
12282
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
4 Sept 1916 Born in Ripley, Surrey. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
Private
Boaz
GRIFFITHS
12301
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
2 Aug 1918 Son of John & Catherine Griffiths, Weston Rhyn. St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise.
Private
C R
GRIFFITHS
Cheshire Regiment
Private
O
GRIFFITHS
D.C.M.
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Private
W
HUGHES
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Sergeant
A
JACKSON
Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry
Private
S
JACKSON
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Private
Charles
JONES

13877
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
5 Apr 1916 26 Born Wingfield, Berkshire. Son of the late Richard & Mary Jones, Chirk Bank, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Menen Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
C P
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Ernest
JONES

11631
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
25 Sept 1915 25 Son of Thomas & Ursula Jones of Canal Side, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
M
JONES
2nd Canadian Infantry Regt.
Private
S
JONES
Welsh Guards
Private
D
LLOYD
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Company Sergeant Major
Edward O
MORRIS
13888
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
2 Oct 1918 Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, Cambrai, France.
Private
P
MORRIS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Sergeant
W
MORRIS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
J
OLIVER
50555
Imperial Camel Corps
("A" Coy.)
2 March 1919 38 Born at Dinas, Weston Rhyn. Son of John & Ann Oliver. St John’s Churchyard, Weston Rhyn.
Private
Walter Harold
OVERSON
27432
Royal Army Medical Corps 4 Apr 1915 Born Sweeney. Son of Frederick & Mary Overson of Gledrid. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. St John’s Churchyard, Weston Rhyn.
Private
Frank
PARRY
16280
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
John William
PARSONS
D.C.M.
200588
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 22 Dec1917 35 Son of George & Margaret Parsons, of Liverpool. Lived at Holly Villas, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Charles
PHILLIPS
46495
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(19th Bn.)
9 Jul 1918 Chestres French National Cemetery, Ardennes, France.
Private
George Francis
PIERCE
15364
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
20 Jul 1916 21 Son of James & Mary Ellen Pierce, Quinta Lodge, Weston Rhyn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Sergeant
J
PIERCE
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
William Henry
POYNTON
23548
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
12 Aug 1917 22 Son of William & Sarah Poynton, Coal Pit Lane, Wern, Weston Rhyn. Arras Memorial, France.
Private
John Allen
ROBERTS
23088
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 25 Son of Edward & Sarah Roberts of Fairfield, Weston Rhyn. Loos Memorial, France.
Private
Robert
ROBERTS
36285
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
10 July 1916 37 Son of the late Edward & Sinah Roberts of Tenement, Chirk; and husband of Elizabeth E Roberts of 6, Welsh Row, Weston Rhyn. Amara War Cemetary, Iraq.
Private
Stanley
ROGERS
3094
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
31 July 1917 20 Born Weston Rhyn. Son of George and Maria Rogers, of 9, Gledrid Terrace, Chirk. Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen,  Belgium.
Private
Joseph
ROWLANDS
36825
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 25 Son of the late Samuel & Isabella Rowlands, Lindley Cottage, Bronygarth. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
David Thomas
ROWLANDS
26036
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st/4th Bn.)
7 Jun 1918 23 Son of David & Alice Rowlands, of 10, Pont Faen, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Private
Arthur
STOCKER
16919
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(5th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Charles Edward
STOKES
7073
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Jan 1915 Born Whittington. Son of James & Elizabeth Stokes, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Herbert
TUNNAH
88375
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918 22 Son of Edward & Sarah Ann Tunnah, Rose Cottage, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial. Englefontaine British Cemetery, Le Cateau, France.
Private
E
WILLIAMS
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Corporal
James
WINKLE
M.M.
230986
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(10th Bn.)
2 Sep 1918 24 Husband of Martha Winkle of Avondale, Holyhead Road, Chirk. Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France

 

1939-1945

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lance Bombadier
Henry
BEBB
944451
Royal Artillery
(146 Pembroke Yeomanry Field Regiment)
28 Mar 1943 24 Son of Thomas & Mary Bebb of Chirk. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Sapper
W B
BOLVER
14385241
Royal Engineers
(152 Railway Construction Company)
6 Jun 1946 37 Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
Leading Aircraftsman (Pilot U/T)
Ronald Kenneth
BROOKFIELD
1232825
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 28 Aug 1944 21 Son of William Alfred & Katey Brookfield of Weston Rhyn.  Athlone Cemetery, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
Lieutenant
Donald Godfrey
CRAIG
90286
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn. )
2 May 1941 24 Son of Donald & Violet Craig of Rhoswiel. St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk.
A.B.
Harry
DAVIES
D/JX 177870
Royal Navy
HM Motor Launch 129  
21 Mar 1942 Son of William & Ida Davies; husband of Alma Edith Davies of St. Martin’s. Sunk en route from Gibralter to Malta. Plymouth Naval Memorial, England.
Private
D J
EDWARDS
King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
W.O. (Air Bomber) Wallace
HERBERT
D.F.M.
1178839
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(83 Sqd.)
25 Jul 1944 32 Son of Edward Wallace & Lizzie Herbert; husband of Florence Rose Herbert of Weston Rhyn. Schoolmaster. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria, Germany.
Lance Bombadier
Jack Bernard
JAMES
5122685
Royal Artillery
(5 Bty. 3rd Maritime Regiment)
13 Nov 1941 28 Son of Robert Thomas & Jane James. Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall.
Gunner
David Ernest
JONES
318138
Royal Artillery
(75th Shropshire Yeomanry Medium Regiment)
14 May 1944 29 Son of Frederick & Annie Jones of Bronygarth; husband of Gertrude Hilda Jones of Pontfadog. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
William Owen
JONES
1300297
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 7 Sep 1943 23 Son of Owen & Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Weston Rhyn. St John’s Churchyard, Weston Rhyn.
Private
Rees
ROBERTS
13006283
Pioneer Corps
(76 Coy., Aux. Mil.)
28 May/2 Jun 1940 47 Son of Edward & Maria Roberts. Dunkirk Memorial, France.
Gunner
James Lawrence
STOCKER
856855
Royal Artillery
(8 Coast Regt.)
1/2 Oct 1942 24 Son of Edward James & Sarah Jane Stocker of Weston Rhyn, husband of Helen Stocker of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong.
Driver
Keith Charles Robert
WHITE
T/66285
Royal Army Service Corps 4 Sep 1941 20 Son of Charles A V & Margaret White of Weston Rhyn. Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.
Sergeant (Flight Lieutenant Eng.)
Norman
WILLIAMS
2220606
51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 4 Nov 1944 19 Son of Jacob & Eliza Williams of Weston Rhyn. Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
William Frederick
WILLIAMS
1750303
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (44 Sqdn.) 27 Apr 1944 20 Son of George & Mary Ann Williams of Weston Rhyn. Durnbach War Cemetery, Munich, Germany.
Aircraftsman 1st Class
William Raymond
WILLIAMS
948075
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 4 Apr 1941 Alamein Memorial, Libya.

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