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Johnstown

The village of Johnstown, in the community of Rhosllannerchrugog, lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 Johnstown was in the historic county of Denbighshire and, from 1974 to 1996, in the county of Clwyd.

The marble memorial, of a soldier on a triangular plinth, stands on the High Street at its junction with Maelor Road. Some of those named on the memorial also appear on the Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Richard BALLARD M.M. 15175
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:16 Aug 1916
Age:34
Details:Husband of Florence Mary Ballard, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Andrew BELLIS 36371
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("B" Coy. 17th Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Bellis, of 10, Merlin Street, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Edwin/Edmund Victor BOWKER 8482
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:4 May 1917
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Born in Bangor is y Coed. Lodged with Mrs. Lloyd, of Victoria Avenue, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Robert T DAVIES
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Possibly Robert E Davies of Hafod who emigrated to Australia?
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David DYAS 11508
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Garr. Bn.)
Died:6 Aug 1917
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Born Meifod, Montgomeryshire. Son of  John & Jane Dyas, of Yale Street,  Johnstown. Husband of Hannah Dyas, of Yale Street,  Johnstown. Killed in accident.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kantara War Cemetery,  Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John EVANS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Telegraphist Richard William EVANS Mersey Z/4039
Service:Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve   (HMT Heugh)
Died:17 Nov 1918
Age:19
Details:Born in Bala, Merionethshire. Son of Mr & Mrs R D Evans, of Bangor Road, Johnstown. Died of influenza and pneumonia in hospital at Harwich, Essex, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Cemetery,Rhosllannerchrugog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Harold FISHER
Service:Royal Engineers(184th Tunnelling Coy.)
Died:14 Apr 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of Seth & Mary Fisher, of The Laurels, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ebblinghem Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Enoch GRIFFITHS 200504
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1st/4th Bn.)
Died:5 May 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of George & Elizabeth Griffiths, of 37, New Hall View, Ruabon. Also commemorated on the Ruabon War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Allen HANNABY 7713   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:19 Jul 1915   
Age:28
Details:Son of John Hannaby; husband of Violet Hannaby, of 32, Nelson Street, Crispin Lane, Rhosddu, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Harry HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:William HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Arthur JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:David JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David JONES 200602
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (4th Bn.)
Died:19 Apr 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs J Jones, of Bangor Road, Johnstown. (Later of Queensferry, Flintshire???)
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:James JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Milton JONES 7329
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("G" Coy. 4th Bn.)
Died:10 Mar 1915
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Jones, of 29, Parkfield Drive, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brown's Road Military Cemetry, Festurbert, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John William JONES15465
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:30 Sep 1918   
Age:23
Details:Son of David Simon & Elizabeth Jones of 8, Afon Terrace, Afongoch.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Joseph JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph MATTHEWS 28669
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
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Son of Hugh & Ellen Matthews, of 4, Oxton Grove, Ruabon Road, Johnstown, and later Brynydd, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Poziers Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stephen Henry JONES 285009
Service:South Wales Borderers(2nd Entrenching Bn., late 11th Bn.) posted fromMonmouthshire Regiment(2nd Bn.  )
Died:11 Apr 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of the late Henry Stephen & Elizabeth Jones, of Bryn Maelor, 43, Chapel Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John PARRY 7615
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Sep 1915   
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Born Brymbo. Son of Samuel & Sarah Jane Parry, of Eccleston Terrace, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest POWELL 345599
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Bn.)
Died:7 Oct 1918
Age:35
Details:Son of the late George & Ann Powell; husband of Sarah Powell, of 18, Gutter Hill, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Drummer Albert PRESCOTT 6448
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1915
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Son of Mrs Prescott. of Australia Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of William Prescott (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William PRESCOTT 15926
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1916   
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Husband of Mrs W Prescott, of Cynlas Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Brother of Albert Prescott (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Shoeing Smith Edward PRINCE TS/3654
Service:Army Service Corps(6th Reserve Park Horse Transport)
Died:17 May 1918
Age:48
Details:Son of John & Ann Prince, of Johnstown; husband of Hannah E Prince, of Ruabon Road, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph PRODGER 10063
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:21 Oct 1914
Age:24
Details:Born Bangor is y Coed. Son of William & Kate Prodger, of 5 Belgrave Terrace, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Joseph PUGH
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Horace ROBERTS 124050
Service:Royal Garrison Artillery(41st Siege Bty.)
Died:13 Jul 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Thomas H & Esther Elizabeth Roberts, of 4, Bangor Road, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Richard ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Robert ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Bombardier William Thomas ROGERS 62591
Service:Royal Field Artillery("B" Bty. 109th Bde.)
Died:26 Aug 1916   
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Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers, of Yale View, Station Road, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number: Alfred SAMUELS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas VAUGHAN 10864
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:6 Jul 1915
Age:26
Details:Son of Ann Vaughan, of 25, Russell Street, Cefn Mawr and the late Edward Vaughan. Born in Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Albert WILLIAMS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Allen WILLIAMS 44309
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (9th Bn.)
Died:23 Mar 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of Thomas Robert & Jane Williams, of Pear Tree Cottage, Rhostyllen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:George WILLIAMS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant William Lawton WOOLLEY
Service:South Wales Borderers(3rd Bn. attd. 7th Bn.)
Died:18 Sep 1918   
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Son of Mr & Mrs E T Woolley, of Hafod House, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Alfred Edward DOBBINS 1817065
Service:Royal Artillery (3 Bty. 6 H.A.A. Regt.)
Died:13/15 Feb 1942
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Son of Alfred Edward and Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins, of Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Frank DOBBINS 1094376
Service:Royal Artillery(58 Anti-Tank Regt.)
Died:2 Jun 1943
Age:31
Details:Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ellen Dobbins; husband of Ida Dobbins, of Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Signalman Meirion Wynn JONES 2333667
Service:Royal Corp of Signals
Died:12 Sep 1944
Age:26
Details:Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Jones; husband of Edith Jones, of Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Jackie PRODGER 4195426
Service:Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment)
Died:14 Nov 1945   
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Husband of Dorothy Kathleen Prodger.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:GunnerFrank Frederick THOMAS 1763228
Service:Royal Artillery(336 Bty., 104 H.A.A. Regt.)
Died:1 Dec 1942
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Son of Joe and Elizabeth Thomas; husband of Eveline Thomas, of Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Cemetery.

 

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