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The Holt War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in two world wars. The war memorial is located at the junction of Frog Lane, The Cross and Castle Street, in the centre of the town.
The memorial takes the form of stone obelisk standing on a square plinth and stepped base and is surrounded by metal railings. It was dedicated on the 1st August, 1920.

The historic town of Holt lies on the west bank of the River Dee, in the county borough of Wrexham. The town is connected by bridge to the neighbouring town of Farndon across the river in Cheshire, England. Until 1974, Holt was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

 

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant William CHALONER W/809
Service:Cheshire Regiment (10th Bn.)
Died:27 May 1918   
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Born in Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Benoni CHATHAM 60999
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(Depot, formerly 9th Bn.)
Died:1 Aug 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Elizabeth & the late Charles Chatham of Bridge Street, Holt
Cemetery or Memorial:St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward DAVIES 12933
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:15 Sep 1916
Age:24   
Details:Son of Hugh & Annie Davies. Born at Pentre Broughton, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard EDGE 268102 & 69836
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1/7th Bn.)
Died:11 Mar 1918   
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Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Edge, of Church Street, Holt. Born in Moss, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John EDWARDS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas EDWARDS M.M.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James GREEN 61100
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(3rd Bn.)
Died:15 Feb 1917
Age:31
Details:Son of William Green; husband of Susan Green.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal William Edward HOLMES 200515
Service:Cheshire Regiment(1/4th Bn.)
Died:28 Mar 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of James & Kate Holmes of 133 Craven Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Native of Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Deir el Belah War Cemetery, Palestine.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Mason HOPLEY 31007
Service:South Lancashire Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:1 Oct 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Samuel & Sarah Elizabeth Hopley of Bridge Street, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry HUGHES 3388
Service:1st Bn. Welsh Guards
Died:11 Jul 1918
Age:  27
Details:Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hughes, of Cross St., Holt, Denbighshire; husband of H. Hughes, of 69, Westminster Rd., Hoole, Cheshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Henry HUXLEY 19397
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:12 May 1917   
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Son of Frank & Elizabeth of Chapel Street, Holt
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Joseph HUXLEY
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn. attd. 14th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918   
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Son of Joseph H & Elizabeth Huxley of Lilac House, Cross Street, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest Arthur JAMES 63848
Service:24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:15 Apr 1917
Age:19
Details:Son of Frederick George James, of 18, Park Rd., Brynamman, Glamorgan, and the late Mary Jane James.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mikra Memorial, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Ellis JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant William JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward LEE
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Son of William and Emily Lee of Common Wood, Holt.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter LEWIS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Alexander PALING (Palyn?) 12988
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:7 Feb 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Alexander & Maggie Paling of 63 Greenhill Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, England
Cemetery or Memorial:Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frederick PHILLIPS 201408
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:9 Jan 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Eliza Phillips, of Church Street, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John PIGGOTT 204278
Service:East Yorkshire Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:30 Mar 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Broster & Mary of Castle Street, Holt. Born in Farndon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George POVEY 307273
Service:Royal Warwickshire Regiment(2nd/8th Bn.)
Died:4 Sep 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of George & Mary Ann Povey, of Bridge Street, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John PRIDDING 54643
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:6 Jun 1917
Age:29
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs John Pridding, of Finger Post Cottage, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Edward ROBERTS 56262
Service:Royal Field Artillery (Guards Div., Ammunition Col.)
Died:3 Oct 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of Edward Kendrick Roberts & Eliza Roberts of Chapel Street, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas WHITE 76106
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:1 Sep 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of Mrs Jane Rowland of The Cross, Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Boy John WILLIAMS 24788
Service:Cheshire Regiment(3rd Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1917
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Son of John & Sarah of Wrexham Road, Holt. Brother of William Williams (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:St Chad's Churchyard, Holt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William WILLIAMS
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Son of John & Sarah of Wrexham Road, Holt. Brother of John Williams (above).
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Mark WOODFINE 23104
Service:Australian Field Artillery(11th Bde.)
Died:4 Oct 1917
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Son of Samuel & Mary Woodfine of Common Wood, Holt
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flying Officer Charlie BELLIS 39847
Service:Royal Air Force (18th Sqdn.)
Died:12 May 1940   
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Son of Charles & Elizabeth E Bellis of Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier William Henry CHADWICK 4209041
Service:Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regt.(9th Bn.)
Died:28 Jan 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of James & Lottie Chadwick of Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant George CHALONER 1685320   
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (50 Sqdn.)
Died:29 Oct 1944
Age:27
Details:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Evans Chaloner Green St., Holt (1911 Census); husband of Mair Chaloner, of Pentraeth, Anglesey.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Reginald HOLLAND
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Leonard LEWIS 4209127
Service:Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 6th(10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Bn.
Died:10 Sep 1943
Age:22
Details:Son of John E and Rose H Lewis of Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Noah MITCHELL 14550142
Service:Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry(1st Bn.)
Died:23 Oct 1944
Age:20
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Heesch Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John PARRY
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Air Gunner James Barrie PRIDDING 2218849
Service:Royal Air Force(640 Sqdn.)
Died:6 Mar 1945
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Son of William & Elsie May Pridding of Holt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Holt Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:George A SKILLEN
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