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Wrexham - Victoria Schools
Wrecsam - Ysgolion Victoria

The Victoria Schools were built around 1890 on Cae Siac, off Victoria Road, Wrexham. The schools were opened by the Mayor of Wrexham, on 1st January 1901, with Charles Dodd as first headmaster.

Following the 1944 Education Act, the schools, in Poyser Street, were renamed Victoria Secondary Modern School. In 1960 the school was converted to an infant and junior school.

The memorial to those former pupils who died in the First World War was unveiled by a fellow former pupil, Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Herbert Benke, D.S.O., M.C..

1914-1918

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery
Private
Frank
ASTON

26731
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
11 Oct 1916 19 Son of William & Agnes A Aston, of Bodlondeb, Grove Road, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Sapper
Joseph Norman
BENTLEY

359506
Royal Engineers
(511th Field Coy.)
18 Oct 1918 28 Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Bentley, of 24, Bersham Road, Wrexham. Fouquieres-les-Lens Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
David William
BISHOP

53176
Cheshire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
6 Jun 1918 19 Son of Edwin & Amelia Bishop, of 26, Bradley Road, Wrexham. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Sergeant
Henry Carberry
BLACKTIN
9910
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
30 Oct 1916 22 Son of Mary Blacktin, of 30, Knodaid Road, Clubmoor, Liverpool, England & the late Q.M.S. S Blacktin. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
George A
BOWEN

48629
Royal Army Medical Corps 25 Oct 1918 22 Son of Lewis & Emily Bowen, of 12, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham. St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Corporal
Thomas William
BUCK

48205 & 5166
Northumberland Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
formerly
A.P.C
27 Sep 1918   Born in Middleton, Yorkshire, England. Son of the late William & Mary Buck. Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt, Pas de Calais, FRance.
Private
Bertie
CAPELEN

53604
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
1 Apr 1917 33 Son of Mr & Mrs Capelen, of 43, Norman Road, Wrexham. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.
Private
Frank Guy
CHADWICK

13729
Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
18 Aug 1916 21 Son of Julius A & Eliza Chadwick, of Huntroyde, Percy Road, Wrexham. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Lance Corporal
Frank
CLUTTON
17290
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918   Son of Joseph & Alice Clutton, of 18, Empress Road, Wrexham. Brother of James Clutton (below). Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
James
CLUTTON

57076
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916   Son of Joseph & Alice Clutton, of 18, Empress Road, Wrexham. Brother of Frank Clutton (above). Sepre Road Cemetery No. 3, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas
COOPER

91503
Durham Light Infantry
(1st/5th Bn.)
27 May 1918 19 Son of Thomas & Annie Cooper, of 17, Trevor Street, Wrexham. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Rifleman
Charles Griffith
COTTON
48840
Rifle Brigade   posted to
London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)
25 Jul 1918 29 Son of George & Mary Cotton, of Wrexham. Contay British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas
COTTON

27553
South Wales Borderers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1918 36 Son of George & Mary Cotton, of Wrexham. Gommecourt British Cemetery No. 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France.
Pioneer
Thomas F
CROMAR

184649
Royal Engineers
("G" Special Coy.)
10 May 1917   Born in Bangor, Caernarfonshire. Son of William B & Alice Cromar, King Street, Wrexham. Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John
DAVIES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers        
Private
John G
DAVIES
Kings Shropshire Light Infantry        
Second Lieutenant
Reginald Percy
DAVIES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
5 Oct 1915 31 Husband of Elizabeth Davies, of 16, Bernard Road, Wrexham. Labourse Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Ernest
DUNN
Royal Welsh Fusiliers        
Gunner
Frank
DUTTON

1223 (S)
Royal Marine Artillery 20 Mar 1918   Born in Wrexham. Husband of Ruth M Dutton, of  18, Canning Road, East Croydon, Surrey, England. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France
Private
William
DUTTON

40046
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
19 Apr 1918 33 Son of Thomas Dutton, of 25, Tuttle Street, Wrexham. Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
George William
EDWARDS

25225
Grenadier Guards
(2nd Bn.)
13 Dec 1916 30 Son of Peter & Harriet Edwards, of 27, Penybryn, Wrexham. Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.
Private
Harry
EDWARDS

75818
Royal Army Medical Corps
(1st Field Amb.)
25 Sep 1916 26 Son of the late Edward & Elizabeth Edwards, of 17, Pierces Square, Pentrefelin, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Sapper
Frank
EVANS
Royal Engineers        
Lieutenant
Herbert
EVANS
Canadian        
Private
Llewelyn
EVANS

39061
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
27 Oct 1916 21 Son of Mr A & Mrs E Evans, of St. Elmo, Belle Vue Road, Wrexham. Cayeux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
Robert C
EVANS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
24 Aug 1918 36 Born at Bangor Isycoed. Son of W R & Mary Evans; husband of Edith Lloyd Evans, of Plasyward, Ruthin, Denbighshire. Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovilllers-la-Boisselle, Somme, France.
Sapper
Bertie
GIRLING

229988
Royal Engineers
(6th Light Railway Operating Coy.)
1 May 1917 29 Son of George & Rebecca Girling, of 9, Holt Street Terrace, Wrexham. Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas des Calais, France.
Private
Edward Francis (Frank)
HARDMAN

202017
Manchester Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
28 Oct 1917 19 Son of Ernest Francis & Mary Hardman, of Vernon Street, Wrexham. Wimereaux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
James Ernest
HESLIN

145754
Grenadier Guards
(2nd Bn.)
14 Sep 1914 23 Born Chester, Cheshire, England. Son of James & Annie Heslin, of Talbot Road, Wrexham; husband of Beatrice May Heslin, of 14, Gainsborough Gardens, Hampstead, London, England. Villers-Cotterets French National Cemetery, Aisne, France.
Lieutenant Colonel
Victor Cadifor
HILDITCH

D.S.O, M.C.
Royal Field Artillery 11 Feb 1919 31 Son of John Hilditch & Mrs  Hilditch, of Swansea, Glamorgan; husband of Kate Grace Hilditch, of Ingleby, Tavistock Road, Sketty, Swansea, Glamorgan. St. Paul's Churchyard, Sketty, Swansea, Glamorgan.
Private
George
HOBBS

30934
South Staffordshire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
18 Oct 1918 27 Born Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Son of Walter Hobbs. Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy.
Private
George
HOUGHLAND

7610
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
5 Oct 1915   Son of Mrs M A Houghland, of 27, Offa Terrace, Wrexham. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cmetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant
Sam
HUGHES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers        
Private
Irwen Raymond
JOHNSTON

608138
London Regiment
(18th Bn. London Irish Rifles)
posted to
Royal Irish Rifles (9th Bn.)
15 Aug 1917   Son of Herbert Robert & Harriet Elizabeth Johnston of Ruabon Road, Wrexham. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Arthur Griffith
JONES

29015
South Wales Borderers
(3rd Bn.)
2 Feb 1917   Son of William & Elizabeth Jones, of Ruabon Road, Wrexham. Toxteth Park Cemetery, LIverpool, England.
Private
Ebeneser
JONES

19058
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("D" Coy. 16th Bn.)
21 Jul 1916 20 Son of William & Margaret Jones, of 5, Holt Street, Wrexham. St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
Percy
JONES
Royal Field Artillery        
Sergeant
Robert
JONES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers        
Gunner
Thomas Isaac
JONES

200957
Tank Corps
(54th Bn.)
16 Apr 1918 30 Son of Isaac & A J Jones, of 35, Cunliffe Street, Wrexham. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Sergeant
Wilfred
JONES
Royal Fusiliers        
Second Lieutenant
George
KEATING
Cheshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
17 Feb 1915   Son of the late John Keating, & of Anne Keating, of Napier Street, Wrexham; husband of Frances Mary Keating, of 8, Southwood Court, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England. Spoilbank Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lieutenant
John
KEATING
Cheshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
17 Feb 1915   Son of the late John Keating, & of Anne Keating, of Napier Street, Wrexham. Spoilbank Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Corporal
Carl Otto
KESPER
8372
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
25 Oct 1914   Son of Sgt. Carl Otto & Mary Ann Kesper, of Hightown Barracks, Wrexham. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.
Private
William
LARGE

43874
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
21 Jun 1917   Husband of Georgina Large, of Colemere Street,  Wrexham. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William
MANFIELD
R.H.A.        
Lieutenant
James
McINTOSH
London Irish        
Private
Ward Thurston
MILLS

46571 & 173407
Lancashire Fusiliers (18th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Service Corps
27 Nov 1918   Born in Walthamstow, London, England. Son of Frederick Arrow MIlls & Lucy Mills, of Trevor street, Wrexham. Ruabon Road Cemetery, Wrexham.
A/Sergeant
Herbert Arthur
MINSHALL

L/9704
Royal Field Artillery
("A" Bty. 49th Bde.)
1 Nov 1916   Son of Thomas &the late Rebecca Minshall, of Kings Mills, Wrexham. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longeuval, Somme, France.
Stoker 1st Class
Ernest
MITCHELL

K/13018
Royal Navy
(HMS Black Prince)
31 May 1916 23 Son of Thomas & Caroline Mitchell, of 19, Leah Road, Wrexham. Sunk in the Battle of Jutland, off Denmark. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Lance Corporal
Job
MITCHELL
Cheshire Regiment        
Sergeant
Russell
MOORE
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("C" Coy. 13th Bn.)
12 Oct 1916 20 Son of Thomas & Margaret Moore, of 31, Belle Vue Road, Wrexham. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lieutenant
Arthur Cuhelyn
MORRIS
Royal Flying Corps
(18th Sqdn.) formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
17 Feb 1918 23 Son of the Rev. Richard Edward & Emily Morris, formerly of Grosvenor Road, Wrexham. Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant
David E
MORRIS
         
Corporal
Walter Eady
MUDD
37000
South Lancashire Regiment
(7th Bn.)
14 Nov 1916 23 Born Liverpool, England. Nephew of Albert Edward & Alice Mudd, of Regent Street, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Stoker 1st Class
Thomas H
ONIONS

DevSS/105887
Royal Navy
(Howe Bn.)
30 May 1915   Born in Shropshire, England. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Onions, of Hightown, Wrexham. Skew Bridge Cemetery, Turkey.
Rifleman
Herbert Stanley
OWEN

5812 & 118819
King's Liverpool Regiment
(5th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
20 Dec 1916   Son of John & Louisa Owen, of Bradley Road, Wrexham. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gunner
William
PLEAVIN

108909
Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty. 80th Bde.)
6 Aug 1916 22 Son of Thomas William & Sarah Jane Pleavin, of 25, King's Mills Road, Wrexham. Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France.
Sergeant
Percy
PLEVIN
43978
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10 Bn.)
26 Sep 1917   Born Tarvin, Cheshire, England. Son of Sara Plevin, of Smithfield Road, Wrexham. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lieutenant
Dafydd Emrys
POWELL
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(2nd Bn.)
late
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
28 Mar 1918 22 Son of John Evan & Martha Powell, of Irvon, Grosvenor Road, Wrexham. Acheux British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Bertram
ROBERTS

2802
London Regiment - Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles
(1st/15th Bn.)
20 May 1915 24 Son of Mary Jane Roberts, of 43, Talbot Road, Wrexham, & the late Robert Roberts. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
AB Seaman
David
ROBERTS

J/5818
Royal Navy
(HM Sub. E47)
20 Aug 1917   Born in Wrexham. Husband of Euphemia Roberts, 18 Rose Bank Street, Dundee, Scotland. Sunk off the isle of Texel, Netherlands. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Sapper
John Richard
ROBERTS

18752
Royal Engineers
(100th Motor Air Sect.)
13 Jul 1918     Wavens British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Owen L
ROBERTS
King's Liverpool Regiment        
Private
Percy Hylton
ROBERTS
49834
Cheshire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
16 Oct 1916 28 Son of William Roberts, of 26, Edward Street, Wrexham, & the late Sarah Roberts. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
John Gilbert
ROGERS

52867
Somerset Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
11 Sep1918 19 Son of John William & Sarah Jane Rogers, of 20, Talbot Road, Wrexham. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
Leslie William
SAMUEL

686730
Royal Field Artillery
("C" Bty. 256th Bde. )
7 Jul 1918 20 Son of William George & Kathleen Samuel, of Bright Street, Wrexham. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont St. Eloi, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
John Brown
SAVAGE

M.C.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 34 Son of John & Margaret Savage, of 27, Ruabon Road, Wrexham. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John
SHAW
Cheshire Regiment        
Private
Tom
STUDLEY
Cheshire Regiment     Overton?  
Lieutenant
David E
THOMAS
         
Private
George
THOMAS

371379
City of London Regiment
(8th Bn. Post Office Rifles)
9 Apr 1918   Son of James & Margaret of 57, Bradley Road, Wrexham. Pozieres Memorial
Lieutenant
Llew E
THOMAS
City of London Regiment        
Lieutenant
Leonard Patrick
VERNON

M.C.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
18 Jun 1917   Son of William & Elizabeth Vernon, of Hightown Barracks, Wrexham. Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John E
WATKINS

17126
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
13 Jan 1916 21 Son of David & Maria Watkins, of 35, Chester Street, Wrexham. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John H
WIDDOWS

2650
Lincolnshire Regiment
(1st/5th Bn.)
13 Oct 1915   Born in Stoke Newington, London, England. Son of Felix & Emma Widdows, of Station Road, Wrexham. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William Stanley
WILDE

6315
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
7 Apr 1915 24 Son of Joseph & Elizabeth L Wilde, of James Street, Wrexham. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
Arthur Owen
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
Between
16 Aug 1916
and
19 Aug 1916
  Son of William Jonah & Sarah Williams, of Erddig Road, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
James M
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn. attd. 17th Bn.)
9 May 1918   Son of Robert Morgan Williams & Elizabeth Williams; husband of Blodwen Williams, of 43, St. John's Road, Wrexham. Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
Owen L
WILLIAMS

9675
Kings Liverpool Regiment
(1st Bn.)
10 Mar 1915 27 Son of the late Owen & Margaret Williams, of 1, Ruabon Road, Wrexham. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Thomas Pilling
WILLIAMS

G/11081
Middlesex Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
attd.
Royal Sussex Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
9 Sep 1916 26 Son of Frederick & Frances Williams, of 31, Bradley Road, Wrexham. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Corporal
William John
WILLIAMS

27850
Canadian Infantry
(15th Bn.)
26 Apr 1915 30 Son of Owen & Margaret Williams, of 1, Ruabon Road, Wrexham. Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Second Lieutenant
William
WOOLLEY
South Wales Borderers
(3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 19 Son of Mr & Mrs E T Woolley, of Hafod House, Ruabon, late of Wrexham. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Boer War
Denbighshire Yeomanry - Boer War
Royal Welsh Fusiliers - Waziristan War

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