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Cefn Mawr

The Cefn Mawr War Memorial commemorates those local men and women who were killed in war. The memorial takes the form of a stone obelisk with slate tablets inscribed with gilt lettering and stands in Plaskynaston Lane. It was dedicated on 30 April 1921.

Cefn Mawr is a village overlooking the River Dee in the community of Cefn, in the County Borough of Wrexham, and in the ecclesiastical parish of Rhosymedre. The community of Cefn includes the villages and hamlets of Cefn Mawr, Cefn Bychan, Acrefair, Penybryn, Trefynant, Abernant, Newbridge, Plas Madoc and Rhosymedre. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire, and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner AARON Enoch 159301
Service:Royal Field Artillery ("C" Bty. 70th Bde.)
Died:4 May 1917
Age:
Details:
Adopted son of Mr & Mrs John Moreton, Minshalls Croft, King Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:BATHERS/BATHA Thomas
Service: RWF
Died:
Age:48
Details: husband of Matilda Kempster
Cemetery or Memorial: St Johns Churchyard Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BIGGS ,George 54068
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:5 Nov 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of the late Charles & Alice Ann Biggs of 22, Park Road, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant BOON Arthur
Service:Royal Flying Corps(37th Reserve Sqdn.)formerlyManchester Regiment
Died:29 Mar 1917
Age:22
Details:Born Stockport, Cheshire, England. Son of James & Mercy Boon, of Temple Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, England. Former resident of Brooklea and Trevor House in Cefn. Killed in a flying accident near Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:London Road Cemetery, Coventry, Warwickshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BOWEN George 12299
Service:South Lancashire Regiment(6th Bn.)
Died:15 Feb 1919
Age:37
Details:Born in Tyldesley, Lancashire, England. Son of Adam & Mary Ann Bowen, of Dolydd Road, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:BOWEN John Edward
Service: RWF
Died: Dec 1921 
Age:
Details:
son of Edward and Kate Bowen Field Farm Cefn Mawr husband of Gertude Kempster
Cemetery or Memorial:St Johns Rhosymedre

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BUFFEY Walter 54065
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:23 Aug 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Mrs Mary Buffey, of 70, High Street, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper CARDEN Joseph 5001
Service:Australian Tunnelling Corps(3rd Coy.)
Died:22 Jan 1918
Age:35
Details:Born in Cefn Bychan. Son of the late Randle Carden & Mary Ann Carden (nee Jones, later Hughes); husband of Miriam Carden of Coliseum Buildings, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Airman 3rd Class CARTWRIGHT David William 92700
Service:Royal Flying Corps(55th Kite Balloon Sect.)
Died:31 Dec 1917
Age:31
Details:Son of John & Catherine Cartwright, of 18, Queen Street, Cefn. Husband of Edith Harriet Hargreaves (formerly Cartwright) of 87, Saxon Street, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private CHEW Charles Allen 201368 
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:14 May 1917
Age:25
Details:Born Wigan, Lancashire, England. Son of Allan Henson Chew & Jessie Chew; husband of Eva Evelyn Chew (nee Jones), of Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private COOKE John William Brough 54114
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:24 Oct 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of John William Brough Cooke & Mary Jane Cook, of 6, Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr. Also named on the Ruthin War Memorial
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private CUFFIN Lloyd 56181
Service:Welsh Regiment(9th Bn.)
Died:24 Mar 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of William & the late Elizabeth Cuffin, of Zion Street, Cefn Mawr
Cemetery or Memorial:Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES Cynlas 41730
Service:South Wales Borderers(6th Bn.)
Died:15 May 1918
Age:19
Details:Born at Cefn Mawr. Son of Henry & Elizabeth Ann Davies, of Bradford House, Llanfyllin, Montgomeryshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vailly British Cemetery, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant DAVIES Brinley Owen
Service:Welsh Regimentattd.Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:19
Details:Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. Son of Thomas Owen Davies & Elizabeth Davies of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:DAVIES Edward
Service: 24 bat RWF
Died:7 Aug 1917 Egypt
Age:
Details:
son of Kenrick Davies White Lion Inn Froncysyllte
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES Edward Thomas 40561
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps (92nd Field Ambulance)
Died:28 Oct 1919
Age:31
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Davies, of Jubilee Cottage, High Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES Edward Thomas 12/332
Service:King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry(5th Bn.)
Died:27 Mar 1918
Age:31
Details:Son of James Davies of Waterloo House, Cefn Mawr, & the late Mrs Sydney Davies.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES Henry 15595
Service:East Lancashire Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:8 Sep 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Joseph & Mary Davies, of 10, Brooke Street, Rhosymedre; husband of Florence Davies, of 15, Manor Street, Accrington, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal DAVIES John Charles 23188
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:14 Jun 1917
Age:42
Details:Husband of Mary Jane Davies, Bazaar Cottage, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Enlisted at Stockport, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES William Thomas 2402, 36164
Service:Welsh Guards,(1st Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 Dec 1916
Age:20
Details:Grandson of William Davies, Coed Ial Cottages, Llantysilio (1901 Wales Census). Also named on the Glyndyfrdwy War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal DAVIS Matthew 16983
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers ("A" Coy. 13th Bn.)
Died:30 May1916
Age:22
Details:Son of William & Esther Davis, of Allenby House, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EDWARDS George 201023
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:23 Mar 1918
Age: 26
Details:Son of John & Catherine Edwards, of 25, Rock Hill, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:EDWARDS George Edwin
Service: 4th RWF
Died: 9 May 1915
Age:
Details:
son of William Edwards
Cemetery or Memorial: Bethune Cemetery Pas De Calais France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EDWARDS Percy 93656, 48840
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:28 Sep 1918
Age:18
Details:Son of Benjamin & Lois Edwards, 9 Rock Place, High Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ELLIS James 7419
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 May 1915
Age:31
Details:Husband of Mrs Margaret Ellen Ellis, of Glandwr, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS Caradoc 55096
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps(2nd Field Amb.)
Died:9 Sep 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Mrs Evans, 5, High Street, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery Mericourt - l'Abbe, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS Emlyn 70017
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:30 Jul 1918
Age:34
Details:Son of George & M J Evans; husband of Minnie Evans of  Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kirkee 1914 -1918 Memorial, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS John Aubrey 56181
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:2 Oct 1918
Age:41
Details:Son of Richard & Jane Evans, 27, Llangollen Terrace,  Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS Joseph 23187
Service:Grenadier Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:29 Jun 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs George Evans, Lancaster Terrace, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal EVANS Thomas Henry 33163
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(15th Bn.)
Died:7 Sep 1917
Age:31
Details:Son of Thomas & Jane Evans, of Rose Hill Cottages, Cefn Mawr. Died at the Palace Hospital, Gloucester, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS William 200722
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1st/5th Bn.)
Died:18 Jul 1918
Age:31
Details:Husband of Annie Evans, 21 Rock Road, Rhosymedre, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private FRANCIS John William 200694
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:28 Mar 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Edwin and Rose Hannah Francis, Waterloo Building, Newbridge, Ruabon (1911 Wales Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRAHAM John Albert 242326
Service:1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Died:8 Oct 1917
Age:31
Details:Son of John Albert & Harriet Graham; husband of Prudence Ann Griffiths (formerly Graham), 26, Llangollen Terrace, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS Archibald Pfeiffer 200670
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(19th Bn.)
Died:24 Nov 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of David & Minnie Griffiths, 86, High Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS George 200435
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Apr 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Evan & Margaret A Griffiths. Native of Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS Henry (Harry) 9560
Service:Scots Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:10 Apr 1915
Age:18
Details:Son of Mrs J Griffiths, of 2, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre; brother of Mr H Griffith, of 22, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal GRIFFITHS John 6994
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("C" Coy 4th Bn.)
Died:31 Mar 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of John & Sarah Griffiths, Gwalia House Crane Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS William 55675
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Griffiths, of Mount Pleasant, Penybryn. Also named on the Ruabon War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS William G200729
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:12 Feb 1919
Age:24
Details:Son of Peter Griffiths, of 10A Crane Street, Cefn Mawr, & the late Elizabeth Griffiths.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS William Edward 60991
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Age:30
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Zechariah Griffith High Street, Cefn, husband of Alice Griffiths, Bryngoleu Cottage, High Street, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HARDIE Henry Charles 38144
Service:South Staffordshire Regiment ( 2nd/5th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Age:
Details:
born in India    Husband of Annie Hardie.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HARRISON William Thomas 105120
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps(82nd - 1st/2nd Home Counties - Field Amb.)
Died:29 Sep 1918
Age:32
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Harrison, of Bryn Siriol, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:    Karadouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal HEWITT Charles William 121823
Service:Royal Engineers(Tunnelling Coy.)
Died:3 May 1919
Age:41
Details:Husband of Annie Hewitt, of 2,Church Terrace, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:  St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HEYWARD Abraham 53627
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:30 Mar 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Samuel & Hannah Hayward, of 12, Bowers Road, Acrefair; husband of Elizabeth Ann Heyward.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HOLT Charles Arthur 6688
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:29 Dec 1914
Age:23
Details:Son of Edwin & Julia Holt, of Brookside, 14, High Street, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman HOWELL Arthur Edward 267330
Service:Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment(1st/7th Bn.)
Died:5 Sep 1918
Age:36
Details:Born Trefynant. Son of John & Jane Howell, Ash Tree House, King Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:HUGHES David
Service: RWF
Died:24 Oct 1918
Age:
Details:
son of Margaret Hughes 24 Church St Penycae, husband of Catherine
Cemetery or Memorial: Delsaux Farm Cemetery Beugny France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUGHES John 33160
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(15th Bn.)
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:36
Details:Son of Edward Hughes, of 4, Rock Terrace, High Street, Cefn. London Welsh.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal HUGHES John P/3356
Service:Military Police Corps(Military Foot Police)
Died:7 Sep 1918
Age:23
Details:Only son of William & Elizabeth Hughes, of 17, Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr. Resident of Porthcawl, Glamorgan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika (Thessalonika), Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUGHES John Edward 54087
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(15th Bn. Depot)
Died:16 Jul 1918   
Age:22
Details:Son of John & Mary Hughes, of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUGHES Levi Maurice 41322 & 266681
Service:Lincolnshire Regiment(10th Bn.)formerlyRoyal Army Service Corps
Died:27 Aug 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of Thomas & Harriet Hughes, Brynteg, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUGHES Thomas 20370
Service:York & Lancaster Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:23 Apr 1916
Age:36
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Hughes, of 25 Crane Street, Cefn. Husband of Mary Ellen Hughes, of 29, Peel Street, Dukinfield, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner JACKSON Benjamin 13183537306 & 19024
Service:Royal Garrison ArtilleryformerlyHampshire Regiment& Devon Regiment
Died:24 Oct 1917
Age:29
Details:Son of Nathan & Annie Jackson, of 93, Clifton Road, Southport, Lancashire, England. Resident of Hawthorn Avenue, Acrefair. Husband of Rose E Jackson.
Cemetery or Memorial:The Huts Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George Herbert JONES 200422
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:4 May 1917
Age:23
Details:Born in Cefn Mawr. Son of George & Elizabeth Jones, of 43, Lord St., Hindsford, Atherton, Manchester, England. Formerly of 9, Brooke Street, Rhosymedre. Died at sea.
Cemetery or Memorial:Savona Memorial, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Harold Percy 88314
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:4 Nov 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Richard & Eliza Jones, Hughes Row, Acrefair. Also named on the Ruabon War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal JONES Idwal 37394
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:8 Oct 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of Hugh & Margaret Jones, of, 50 Queen's Square,  Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES James Thomas
Service:
Died:
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES John
Service: Regimantal Quarter Master Sergeant RWF
Died:29 Mar 1921
Age:25
Details: son of Stephen and Edith Jones Bod Llwyd Cottage Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial: St Johns Rhosymedre

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES John William 73233
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Bn.)
Died:7 Sep 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of Mary Elizabeth Evans (formerly Jones), 33A High Street, Cefn Mawr, & the late James Jones. Also named on the Ruabon War Memorial
Cemetery or Memorial:Messines Ridge British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper JONES Reuben 79928
Service:Royal Engineers(254th Tunnelling Coy.)
Died:7 Aug 1917
Age:36
Details:Born Stockton on Tees, Durham, England. Son of Richard & Margaret Jones, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Frances Phillips (formerly Jones), of Bowens Lane, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Richard Maurice
Service:attachd. to Manchester Regiment(2/5 Bn.)
Died: 11 Apr 1917
Age: 28
Details: son of Susannah Jones, 4 Newbridge Rd Cefn Bychan, husband of Mary Gwenyth Evans of Auckland New Zealand.
Cemetery or Memorial: Villers - Bretoneux Memorial France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner JONES Robert William 675978
Service:Royal Field Artillery(X/55th Trench Mortar Bty.)
Died:23 Mar 1917
Age:27
Details:Born Wavertree, Liverpool, England. Son of William & Laura Jones, of Owens Terrace, Abernant.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Thomas Arthur 172513
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry(9th Bn.)attd. to Scottish Reg.
Died:23 Jan 1919
Age:19
Details:Son of Samuel Thomas & Lydia Ann Jones, of 2, Clifton Terrace, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES Thomas Brellisford
Service: Denbighshirre Yeomanry
Died:27 Dec 1917
Age:
Details:
adopted by Samuel and Ann Brellisford Cefn Bychan.
Cemetery or Memorial: Jerusalem War Cemetery

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES William
Service:19 Batt RWF
Died:26 September 1916
Age: 29
Details:husband of Mary A Jones 30 Dolydd Lane Cefn Mawr
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant JONES William Ivor 51916 & 14263
Service:Lancashire Fusiliers(18th Bn.)formerlyLiverpool Regiment
Died:26 Mar 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Rosa Hannah & the late Edward Jones, of Penybryn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES William Pugh
Service:18th Welsh Reg
Died:22 Oct 1918
Age:25
Details: Son of John M and Alice Jones, 7 Park Rd Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cologne Southern Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES William Stanley
Service: Gunner 15th Brigade RHA
Died:22 Oct 1916
Age:21
Details: Son of Alfred John and Mary Jones, 10 Chapel St Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dartmoor Cemetery Bucordd-Becourt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private KENYON Robert 88384
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:8 Oct 1918
Age:21
Details:Only son of Walter a and Naomi Kenyon of Bryn View, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private KIRK James Alfred 49817 & 1106
Service:Cheshire Regiment(1st Bn.)formerlyDenbighshire Yeomanry
Died:7 Oct 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Miriam Kirk, of 9, Queen Street, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LEE Samuel Stanley 2423
Service:Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (Household Battalion)
Died:22 Feb 1917
Age:18
Details:Son of Robert & Sarah Ann Lee, Plascoch, Newbridge. Died of pneumonia at King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor, Berkshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LEWIS William Edward 5406
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:25 May 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs. John Lewis, Webster Terrace, Well Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:    Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD Herbert 56737
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry(74th Bn.)
Died:23 Sep 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Anne Lloyd, of Queen Street, Cefn Mawr & the late David Lloyd. Also named on the Rhyl War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal LLOYD John Edward 6069
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (C" Company, 4th Battery.)
Died:11 Mar 1915
Age:34
Details:Husband of Evelyn Evans (formerly Lloyd), 4, Tower Hill, Tref-y-Nant, Acrefair, Ruabon, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD John William 54259
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:13 Nov 1916
Age: 29
Details:Born Stockport, Cheshire, England. Son of the late Mrs Annie Lloyd, of Woodward’s Rock, Rock Road, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD Charles Percy Rees 6514
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:3 Jun 1915
Age:
Details:Son of Edward & Catherine Lloyd, Red Lion Inn,  Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MACDONALD John 7785
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps (43 CCS)
Died:24 Sep 1922
Age:35
Details:Husband of Alice Macdonald, Stourton House, Acrefair, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MCLAREN Thomas 200298
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (4th Reserve Bn.)
Died:24 Dec 1917
Age:31
Details:Son of James Davie & Margaret Ann McLaren of 2, Copperas Hill, Penycae. Also named on the Penycae and Ruabon War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Cemetery, Denbighshire

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MAPP William Henry 345236
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Bn.)
Died:11 Jul 1921
Age:28
Details:Son of Arthur James Mapp & Lucy Ellen Mapp (nee Gough), of Waterloo Terrace, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MATTHEWS Thomas James 26133
Service:West Yorkshire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:4 May 1917
Age:27
Details:Son of Samuel Matthews, Burton Terrace, Acrefair. Enlisted at Bradford, Yorkshire, England. Died St. Alban’s Hospital, Hertfordshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MEREDITH Harry 86101
Service:Royal EngineersformerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:Sep 1921
Age:37
Details:He was reared by an Uncle & Aunt Mr & Mrs. W. Meredith, 30, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre. Discharged as unfit in 1917. Died at Bangor Military Hospital.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MEREDITH John Alfred 200257
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(19th Bn.)
Died:19 Dec 1917   
Age:24
Details:Son of Charles and Jane Meredith, Waterloo Terrace, Cefn. Brother of William Henry Meredith (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal MEREDITH William Henry 25786
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:6 Oct 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Charles and Jane Meredith, Waterloo Terrace, Cefn. Brother of John Alfred Meredith (above). Husband of Mary Ann Meredith.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MORETON Walter M/341215
Service:Royal Army Service Corps (MT)
Died:Q1 1923
Age:25
Details:Son of John & Fanny Moreton, of 9, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Lived at Michells Croft, King Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal MORRIS James 35395
Service:South Wales Borderers(12th Bn.)
Died:11 Aug 1916
Age:19
Details:Born in Cefn. Son of Enoch & Sally Morris, of Penybont Cottage, Penybont.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private MORRIS Thomas 33940
Service:South Wales Borderers(4th Bn.)
Died:23 Jan 1917
Age:32
Details:Born Chirk. Son of James & Louisa Morris, Penybont Villas, Penybont; husband of Mrs Morris, Park Road, Newbridge. Also named on the Pentre (Chirk) War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private NICHOLAS John Robert 1996
Service:Australian Infantry A.I.F.(11th Bn.)
Died:between 20 Aug 1916 and 23 Aug 1916
Age:34
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Nicholas, of 20, Chapel Street, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal OWEN William Ryland 352131
Service:Manchester Regiment(2/9th Bn.)
Died:9 Oct 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of William & Catherine Owens, Mile End Terrace, Acrefair. Enlisted at Denton, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal PARRY Clifford S/9444
Service:Seaforth Highlanders(8th Bn.)
Died:10 Sep 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of William & Sarah Jane Parry, School House, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PARRY John (Johnny) 6775
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 Mar 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of Charles & Mary Parry, of 24, Rock Villa, High Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant PHILLIPS Jarvis (Jairus or Javins) 200900
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:23 Oct 1918
Age:29
Details:Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Phillips, of the Plough Hotel, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Canonne Farm British Cemetery, Sommaing, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PRICE John 90729, 7462
Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (50th Bn.) formerly S. Lancs Regt.
Died:14 Oct 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of Thomas & Catherine Price, of Waterloo Buildings, Cefn Bychan and later of 47, Hill Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England. Brother of Morris Price (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PRICE Morris 7151
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:8 Jun 1915
Age:21
Details:Son of Thomas & Catherine Price, of Waterloo Buildings, Cefn Bychan and later of 47, Hill Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England. Brother of John Price (above)
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant? PRITCHARD Harry M.C.
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died: 14 Sep 1924
Age: 29
Details:Son of William Henry & Margaret Ann Pritchard, Quenn Sq Cefn Mawr, husband of Gladys, living at Central Store Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial: St John's Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PRITCHARD Joseph David 204964
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
Died:8 Sep 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Elizabeth Pritchard, Fron View, Brown’s Lane, Cefn Mawr. Twin brother of Robert Evan Pritchard (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PRITCHARD Robert Evan 28329
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Garr. Bn.)
Died:29 Oct 1919 from the effects of gas.
Age:27
Details:Son of Mrs E Pritchard, Fron View, Brown’s Lane, Cefn Mawr. Twin brother of Joseph David Pritchard (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery,Acrefair.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PULLEN George 200708D.C.M.
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:7 Jun 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Margaret Ellen Gibbons, of 19, Tower Hill, Acrefair. Also named on the Garth Trevor War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal John Rees 25305
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:8 Nov 1918
Age:28
Details:Born in Cefn. Son of Stephen Rees and the late Catherine Rees, Vedwygoed Farm, Eyton, Wrexham. Also commemorated on the Bangor is y Coed War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private RICHARDS Edward Thomas 200671
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:13 Jun 1917
Age:21
Details:Born Llangollen. Son of John & E A Richards, Penyrochr, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private RICHARDS George 56768
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:13 Nov 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Mrs Susannah Richards, Hill Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Drummer RICHARDS Henry 200508
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:18 Aug 1918
Age:36
Details:Husband of Sarah Ann Richards, Stephens Terrace, Ruabon. (1911 Wales Census). Born Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:ROBERTS Caradoc
Service: Montgomery Yeomanry, Royal Welch Fusiliers & Royal Engineers.
Died:15 Aug 1923
Age:30
Details: Son of Gabriel & Mary Roberts, Queen Sq Cefn Mawr, husband of Margaret E Hughes,  Tai Gwynedd Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:St John's Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Shoeing Smith ROBERTS John David 735861
Service:Royal Field Artillery ("B" Bty. 265th Bde.)
Died:22 Oct 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of John & Margaret Roberts, of 7, Lancaster Terrace, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner ROBERTS John George 159553
Service:Royal Field Artillery(123rd Bd.)
Died:31 Oct 1917
Age:  20
Details:Son of Robert & Mary Jane Roberts, of Bryn View, Queen Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS John Henry 24906
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:30 Nov 1916
Age:
Details:
Stepson of Mr Joseph Reed, King Street, Cefn Mawr. Enlisted at Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBINSON Clifford 31338
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:4 Dec 1915
Age:23
Details:Born Oldham, Lancashire, England. Son of Charles & Mary H Robinson, of Tan y Lan, Ruabon; husband of Ada Robinson (nee Ellis), of 4, Chapel Street, Cefn Bychan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal ROWLAND William Henry 16566
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:29 Jul 1917
Age:30
Details:Son of Walter & Maria Rowland, 15, Park Road, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private SIMON William Thomas 28771 M.M.
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(19th Bn.)
Died:27 Nov 1917
Age:20
Details:Grandson of the late John & Jane Simon, 12, Jolly Bank, Cefn Bychan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:SMITH Norman
Service: Royal Navy, HMS Vivid & HMS Berwick.
Died:31 May 1918
Age:19
Details: Died by drowning, son of John Smith Dee Cottage Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial: Naval Cemetery, Ireland Island Bermuda.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal STEPHENS Charles Henry 23
Service:Household Cavalry(Denbighshire Hussars)
Died:5 Feb 1915
Age:36
Details:Son of Ann Stephens, of Cefn Bychan; husband of Mary Elizabeth Stephens, of 26, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr. Drowned in the River Yare, in Suffolk, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:All Saints Churchyard, Worlingham, Suffolk, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant THOMAS Arthur 15857
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:1 Apr 1917
Age:25
Details:Born in Rhosymedre. Son of Edward & Frances Thomas, of Abernant.
Cemetery or Memorial:Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateTHOMAS John 200724
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Sep 1917
Age:35
Details:Son of Jonathan & Maria Thomas, of Penycae; husband of Margaret Maria Thomas, of 15, Hill Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private THOMAS John 16013
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of David & Mary Elizabeth Thomas, Park House, Church View, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateTHOMAS Llewelyn 45177
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps(103rd Field Amb.)
Died:24 Jul 1918
Age:30
Details:Son of Thomas Thomas (shoemaker), of High Street, Cefn; husband of Mary E Thomas, of 17, Belgrave Road, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. Also named on the Colwyn Bay War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateTHOMAS Maldwyn 16981
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(15th Bn.)
Died:19 Jul 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of Edward & Mary Thomas, of 3, Temple Vale Dolydd Lane, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:TUDOR John Thomas
Service: RWF
Died:3 Apr 1923 effects of gas.
Age:42
Details:Born Acrefair. Son of Timothy & Ann Tudor, of Russell Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILDE Joseph Henry 200759
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILKES John (Jack) 201139
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:6 Apr 1918
Age:30
Details:Son of John & C E Wilkes, of Mill House, Lower Cefn. Brother of William Wilkes (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Martinsaart, British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman WILKES William 58497
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(25th Garrison Bn.)
Died:19 Feb 1919
Age:29
Details:Son of John and Catharine Eliza Wilkes, Mill House, Lower Cefn. Brother of Jack Wilkes (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS George 11715
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:7 Dec 1914
Age:27
Details:Born in Llangollen. Son of John & Martha Williams; husband of Catherine Williams, Newbridge Terrace, Newbridge. Also named on the Llangollen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Llangollen.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS Herbert 16979
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:20 Feb 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Robert & Eliza Williams, of 2, Bryn Gwilym, Dolydd Road, Lower Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS Herbert 200255
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:18 Apr 1918
Age:25
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Williams, of Jolly Bank, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS John Horace
Service: RFA Welsh Division
Died:17 Aug 1917.
Age:
Details:
Husband of Emma Griffiths.
Cemetery or Memorial:Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS John Thomas 28286
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:32
Details:Of the The Old Bird in Hand, Crane Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal WILLIAMS Olgar Hugh 25860
Service:Manchester Regiment(22nd Bn.)
Died:1 Jul 1916
Age:24
Details:Step son of Robert & Jane Jones, of Park House, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS Percival (Percy) Vaughan 8006 & 25799
Service:Army Cyclist Corps(4th Traffic Control Coy.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:13 Nov 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of David Richard & Elizabeth Emily Williams, of Oak Bank, Penbedw, Plas Isa. Brother of Thomas Henry Williams (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS Thomas Henry 26373
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:11 May 1916
Age:18
Details:Son of David Richard & Elizabeth Emily Williams, of Oak Bank, Penbedw, Plas Isa. Brother of Percy Vaughan Williams (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Rue-du-Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS William 15891
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(3rd Bn.)
Died:22 Dec 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of William Williams, 9, Hill Street, Cefn Mawr. Died at the Croesnewydd Sanatorium, Conwy, Caernarvonshire. Was at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, 15 Aug 1916
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS William Northall 6147
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:7 Oct 1916
Age:28
Details:Born Rhosymedre. Son of Joseph & Hannah Williams, of Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England; husband of Mrs Williams.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier BIGGS Edwin D/13252 M.M (WW1)
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(11th H.D. Bn.)
Died:7 Mar 1940
Age:51
Details:Son of Charles & Alice Ann Biggs; husband of Elizabeth Biggs, Foresters Arms, King Street, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:BLAZE Fred   
Service:Royal Marines
Died:26 Sep 1946
Age:26
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs George Blaze, 18 Plas yn Wern, Acrefair.    Died at Meadowslee Hospital, Penyffordd, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant DANIELS Ronald Denver 2216175
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(405 RCAF Sqdn.)
Died:9 May 1944
Age:20
Details:Son of Benjamin Denver Daniels & Violet Daniels; husband of Ethel Daniels, of Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chievres Communal Cemetery, Hanaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal DAVIES David Richard 4205205
Service:Monmouthshire Regiment(2nd Bn).)
Died:3 Jan 1945
Age:32
Details:Son of David Richard & Annie Davies, husband of Elizabeth Jane Davies, Trevor. Also named on the Garth Trevor War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:DAVIES William
Service:Joiner 3rd class Royal Navy HMS Victory
Died:9 March 1940
Age:32
Details:Son of Thomas & Eleanor Davies, husband of Margaret Moira Davies, Mason Cottage Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:St John's Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant EDWARDS Arthur William 570294
Service:Royal Air Force(78 Sgn.)
Died:20 Dec 1942   
Age:21
Details:Son of Charles William & Florence Christina Edwards of Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner EDWARDS Ceiriog Dyfan 14387673
Service:Royal Artillery(8 Survey Regiment)
Died:9 Jul 1944
Age:20
Details:Son of Caradog & Catherine Edwards of Minera.
Cemetery or Memorial:Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Nurse EDWARDS Margaret
Service:Civilian
Died:1 Oct 1940
Age:19
Details:Daughter of Thomas & Ellen A Edwards, of 34, Bron Berwyn, Cefn Mawr. Died at Birkenhead General Hospital, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper EDWARDS Ronald Nigel 4200984
Service:Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.(3rd Regiment - 8th Bn. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
Died:2 Feb 1945
Age:29
Details:Son of Lilian Edwards, 48, Burton Terrace, Acrefair. Son of Lilian Edwards; husband of Gwyneth Emily Edwards, of Chirk. Also named on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Rank,Name & Service Number:Pilot Officer ETHELSTON John George142009
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (15 Sqdn.)
Died:19 Feb 1943
Age:26
Details:Son of Tom & Mary Elizabeth Ethelston, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Christine Eve Ethelston.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant EVANS Jack
Service:
Died:
4 May 1943or 4 Jul 1943?
Age: 27
Details:Son of Mr James T Evans & Mary E Evans, 136 Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Husband of Mrs N Evans, 126, Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Died while Prisoner of War in Malaya.
Cemetery or Memorial: Chungkai War Cemetery Thailand.

Rank,Name & Service Number:EVANS Eifion W
Service:Royal Navy
Died:16 Dec 1945
Age:19
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs H T Evans, The Bungalow, Dolydd Road, Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:EVANS John Herbert
Service:
Died:
Age:

Details:Son of John & Kate Evans, 10 Crane St Cefn Mawr
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal EVANS Ronald 4196187
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:26 Aug 1944
Age:26
Details:Son of Robert & Eleanor Evans, of Park Place, Newbridge. Husband of May Evans, of Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkan War Cemetery, Rangoon, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner EVANS Tegwyn 897067
Service:Royal Artillery(65 Field Regt.)
Died:16 Oct 1943
Age:28
Details:Son of H & Mary Jane Evans, of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Supply Assistant FENNER Alfred Reginald P/MX 69198
Service:Royal Navy HMS Dunedin
Died:24 Nov 1941
Age:33
Details:Son of Frederick & Margaret Fenner; husband of Doris Fenner of Penycae. Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine off Brazil. Also commemorated on the Penycae War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner FRANCIS Frederick 1721558
Service:Royal Artillery(241 Bty., 77 H.A.A. Regt.)
Died:4 Dec 1942
Age:36
Details:Son of Isaac & Alice Francis; husband of Dorothy Francis of Chirk. Also named on the Chirk War Memorial
Cemetery or Memorial:Sydney War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant GOODWIN Frank 2737556
Service:Welsh Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:28 May 1944
Age:35
Details:Son of John and Mary Goodwin, Rhydymwyn New Cottages, Mold (1911 Census); husband of Marie Elizabeth Goodwin, of Cefn Mawr, Denbighshire. Also named on the Chester (Crosville) and Gwersyllt War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier HOPWOOD Donald 14436554
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:2 Aug 1944
Age:19
Details:Son of Morris & Edith Hopwood of Oldham, Lancashire. Also named on the Greenfield and Penycae War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier HUGHES Ernest 4202732
Service:Royal Scots Fusiliers(6th Bn.)
Died:1 Sep 1944
Age:31
Details:Son of Hugh & Catherine Jane Hughes; husband of Linda M Hughes, of Acrefair. Also named on the Llangollen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal HUGHES Herbert Charles 3771318
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:25 May 1944
Age:26
Details:Husband of Mary Ann Hughes, Bazaar Cottage, Crane Street, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper HUMPHREYS, William Frederick (Eric) 1895605
Service:Royal Engineers
Died:11 May 1940
Age:24
Details:Son of William Ferrie Humphreys & Bertha Emily Humphreys of Maelor House, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUMPHREYS Reginald (Reg) 4191591
Service:Worcestershire Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:24 Feb 1945
Age:29
Details:Son of Robert and Sarah Humphreys. Lived at 104, High Street, Cefn. Died in India.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant IRVING Henry 4188403
Service:7th Royal Tank Regiment R.A.C.
Died:15 Nov 1943
Age:33
Details:Husband of Sarah R Irving, of 18, Bowers Road, Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier JENKINS Harold Bernard 14652028
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:19 Oct 1944
Age:35
Details:on of Evan & Jane Jenkins. Husband of Rosa Jenkins, of 17, High Street, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal JONES Caradoc
Service:Royal Army Service Corps.
Died:23 Nov 1945   
Age: 38
Details: Son of Reuben & Frances Jones of Bowen's Lane, Cefn Mawr, husband of Gwladys Williams, Roack Rd Rhosymedre
Cemetery or Memorial: St John's Rhosymedre.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal JONES Charles Cyril Nicholas 4191135
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:25 May 1940
Age:24
Details:Son of Edward Thomas Jones & Elizabeth Ann Jones, of The Laurels,  Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Arras, Somme France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal JONES Douglas 4193275
Service:Worcestershire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:30 Nov 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of Percival Burford & Myfanwy Jones of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Imphal War Cemetery, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Aircraftsman 1st Class JONES John Eric 1022472
Service:Royal Air Force(Volunteer Reserve)
Died:21 Sep 1944   
Age:
Details:
Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Jones, of Bryn Goleu, Cefn. Husband of Iris Jones, of 15, Tower Hill, Trefynant, Acrefair. Also named on the Garth Trevor War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman JONES Maldwyn D/JX 345834
Service:Royal Navy(H.M.S. President III)
Died:3 Feb 1943
Age:19
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs T B Jones, of 86, Bron Berwyn, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman JONES Maldwyn Price D/JX184007
Service:Royal Navy HMS Repulse
Died:10 Dec 1941
Age:26
Details:Son of Albert & Kate Jones of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES Morris John
Service: Gunner Royal Artillery
Died:
Age:
Details:
Son of Margaret A JOnes & the late Isaac Jones, 16 Chapel St Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:JONES Thomas   
Service: Fusilier RWF
Died:
Age:
Details:
Son of Samuel J & Mary E Jones, 15 Bowers Rd Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Stoker JONES Thomas Henry D/KX 95744
Service:Royal Navy (H.M.S. Whitaker)
Died:1 Nov 1944
Age:29
Details:Son of Pryce and Mary Valentine Jones, Brynheulog, Minshall Croft, Cefn; husband of Helen Jones, of Ford, Plymouth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier JONES William 4193695
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:20 Sep 1944
Age:28
Details:Son of Edward & Mary Jones, of Cefn Mawr; husband of Sarah Jane Jones, of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier JONES William Isaac 4193220
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:28 Mar 1945
Age:28
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Jones, of 9, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant JONES William Thomas 590275
Service:Royal Air Force (17 Sqdn.)
Died:26 May 1940
Age: 27
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Jones, High Street, Rhosymedre; husband of Doris Gwendolyn Jones, of Leytonstone, Essex.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman KEMPSTER Cyril 2616868
Service:Grenadier Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:4 Sep 1944
Age:28
Details:Son of Harry and Mary Ann Kempster, 29, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn later of Tring, Hertfordshire. Husband of Iris Kempster, Cross Keys, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Florence War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal KEMPSTER Leonard 4198187
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:1 Feb 1941
Age:23
Details:Son of Alfred & Lizzie Kempster. Husband of Dorothy Kempster of Gobowen, Shropshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Barnabas Churchyard, Hengoed, Shropshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Company Quartermaster Sergeant LAVENDER Ivor William 2202727
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:26 May 1940
Age:36
Details:Born Newbridge, Monmouthshire. Son of William & Lillian Lavender; husband of Dorothy Florence Lavender, of Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Saltdal Main Churchyard, Norway.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier MORRIS Dennis 14739195
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(6th Bn.)
Died:10 Feb 1945   
Age:32
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Morris of Penybont. Husband of Hilary Morris, of 8 Middle Street, Newbridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Aircraftman 1st Class MORRIS Edward Moss1507041
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:21 Nov 1942
Age:21
Details:Son of Robert Moss & Elsie Morris, of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bone War Cemetery, Anaba, Algeria.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Coder MORRIS John James P/JX220485
Service:Royal Navy(HMS Fleur de Lys)
Died:14 Oct 1941
Age:20
Details:Son of James & Susannah Morris of Cefn Mawr. Sunk by German submarine, off |Gibraltar.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private NEWTON Robert I4199398
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(13th Bn.)
Died:  Between1 Jun 1943and30 Jun 1943
Age:23
Details:Son of Richard & Alice Newton, of Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Marine OWENS Emlyn Louvain PLY/X100666
Service:Royal Marines
Died:4 Aug 1946
Age:31
Details:Son of Charles & Mary Ann Owens of Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Trefynant Cemetery, Cefn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PHILLIPS Thomas 4188125
Service:4th Batt RWF.
Died: 11 July 1944
Age:38
Details: Son of William Henry & Lizzie Ann Phillips, Bowers Lane, Cefn Mawr, husband of Alice Phillips of Oswestry.
Cemetery or Memorial: Secqueville -En - Bassin War Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS Alfred 4194186
Service:Dorset Regiment(5th Bn.)
Died:27 Nov 1944   
Age:24
Details:Mr & Mrs N Roberts, of 48, Bron Berwyn, Cefn. Husband of Mrs M B Roberts, of Polesworth, Warwickshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal ROBERTS Arthur
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:23 May 1940
Age:41
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Charles Roberts, of 7, Bro Gwilym Extension, Cefn.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number: Stoker 1st Class ROBERTS Evan Thomas P/K 66382
Service: HMS Vortergen
Died:
Age: 38
Details:
Son of Evan & Margaret Roberts, Main Stone Cottage Acrefair.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner ROBERTS Glyndwr Thomas 884644
Service:
Died:
12 Nov 1944
Age: 25
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Roberts, of 10, Bryn Goleu, Cefn Mawr. Killed while trying to cross the Alps from Italy to France.
Cemetery or Memorial: Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier ROBERTS John 3523290
Service:Lancashire Fusiliers(1/8th Bn.)
Died:Between27 May 1940 and29 May 1940
Age:30
Details:Son of John & Priscilla Roberts; husband of Violet Ena Roberts, 32, Church Street, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:ROBERTS Thomas G
Service:
Died:
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:ROGERS Edward
Service: Welsh Guards.
Died: 29 Jun 1947
Age:
Details:
died at Christies Hosp Manchester, son of George Edward & Ann Rogers, Cae Gwilym Lane Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial: Rhosymedre Churchyard.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Boy Telegraphist SMITH Gordon D/JX 1626558
Service:Royal Navy HMS Gloucester
Died:22 May 1941   
Age:17
Details:Son of Harry & S E Smith, of Cefn. Sunk by German dive-bombers north of Crete, Greece.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal VALENTINE Robert Edward 4194209
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:28 Oct 1944
Age:24
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Valentine, of, 24, Queen Street, Cefn Mawr. Husband of Mrs Nancy Valentine, of 32, Llangollen Terrace, Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman WATKIN Donald 14664888
Service:Rifle Brigade(8th Bn. - 2nd Bn. London Rifle Brigade)
Died:23 Aug 1944
Age:20
Details:Son of John Llewelyn & Margaret Jane Watkin of Rhosymedre.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

 

Sources:

  • Cefn Mawr War Memorial
  • Cefn Chronicle
  • Information supplied by relatives
  • Transcription by Joan Jones
  • Photo by John Murray
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • Military Records
  • 1901 & 1911 Censuses

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