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Penycae

The Penycae War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial stands in the Memorial Gardens in Hall Street.

The village and community of Penycae lies in a former heavily industrialised area in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 it was in the historic county of Denbighshire and between 1974 and 1996 in the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Reginald BODENHAM 5535
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:29 Sep 1918
Age:23
Details:Husband of Lily Bodenham, 25 Hill Street, Penycae, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David DAVIES 18329
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:3 Sep 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of James & Catherine Davies, of Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Charles EDWARDS 116845
Service:Royal Field Artillery(30th Small Arms Ammunition Col.)
Died:4 Oct 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of Reynold & Sarah Edwards, of 21, Hall Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonkia (Thessaloniki), Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William FAIL 5621
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (4th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of William & Jeanette Fail; husband of Sarah Ann Fail, of 3, Jersey Street, Clock Face, St. Helens, Lancashire, England. Lived in Rhosllannerchrugog. Also commemorated on the Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William GRIFFITHS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Son of Edward & Sarah Griffiths, of Mount Pleasant, Penybryn.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner John Edward HANMER 701522
Service:Royal Field Artillery(92nd Bde.)
Died:25 Apr 1918
Age:25
Details:Son of James & Sarah Ann Hanmer, of 25, Chapel Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Norman Thomas HOWELL 38577
Service:South Wales Borderers(2nd Bn.)
Died:11 Apr 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of William and Harriet Howell, 25 Hill Street, Penycae, Ruabon (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John HUMPHREYS 12791
Service:Royal Fusiliers(3rd Bn.)
Died:3 May 1915
Age:28
Details:Stepson of Samuel and Louisa Roberts, 19 Chapel Street, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham. (1901 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Arthur JONES
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Charles JONES 345002
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Bn. Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry)
Died:27 Aug 1918
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Husband of Sophia Jones, of Bryn Isa Cottages, Plasbennion.
Cemetery or Memorial:Caestre Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John Edward JONES 26051
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(18th Bn.)
Died:8 Oct 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of John Jones, of "Hope Lea", Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Francis JONES 16943
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("A" Coy. 13th Bn.)
Died:7 Jul 1916
Age:29
Details:Son of John and Ann Jones, of 34, Stryt Isa, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British War Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Samuel JONES
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Charles JONES 345724   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers - 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Bn.
Died:27 Dec 1917
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Son of Annie Jones, of 17, Hill Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas JONES
Service:King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant James Davie McLAREN 5641
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Oct 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of James Davie & Margaret Ann McLaren of 2, Copperas Hill, Penycae, Ruabon. Brother of Thomas McLaren (below). Also commemorated on the Ruabon War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas McLAREN 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 Commemorated on the Ruabon War Memorial)
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Cemetery, Denbighshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas MORGAN 54800
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(15th Bn.)
Died:25 Jun 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Joseph Morgan, of 33, Chapel Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mendingham Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Philip PHILLIPS 15921
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:6 Oct 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Phillips, of Gwynfryn House, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Henry REED 17156
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn.)
Died:6 Nov 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Harry Reed, of 23, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Evan ROBERTS
Service:Royal Engineers(106th Field Coy.)
Died:4 Jun 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of Edwin & Amelia Roberts, of Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Groes Chapel Cemetery, Penycae.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ishmael Jones ROBERTS 26100
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:16/18 Aug 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of Samuel & Mary Elizabeth Roberts, of Gardden View, 33, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Jonathan ROBERTS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:5 Nov 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Joseph & Hannah Roberts, of 9, Hall Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal George ROWLEY R/9433
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(2nd Bn.)
Died:24 May 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Benjamin and Ann Rowley, 7 Afoneitha Road, Penycae, Ruabon. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Samuel Albert SAY 238018 & 200892
Service:Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Rgt. (10th Bn.) formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:7 Jun 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Albert & Selina Say, of 3, Afoneitha Road, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Auchonfillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:William Henry SMITH
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Daniel Rowland THOMAS 202912
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Apr 1918   
Age:27
Details:Son of William Thomas & Ann Thomas (nee Rowland) of Plas Du Farm, Trefechan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John THOMAS
Service:  Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Owen THOMAS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Res. Bn.)
Died:4 Dec 1915   
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Of Hall Street, Penycae. Son of John Thomas.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mynwent Capel Salem, Penycae.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward TURNER 15909
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (13th Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1917
Age:23
Details:Son of Ann Turner, 4 Hill Street, Penycae, Ruabon and Edward Turner. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Dragoon Camp Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edward VALENTINE
Service:    Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:20 Oct 1918
Age:25
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Jonathan Valentine, of 67, Styt Isa,  Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Daniel WILLIAMS 15916
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:26 Oct 1917
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Son of John & Miriam Williams, of 34, Hill Street, Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John WILLIAMS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Jonathan WILLIAMS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Percy WILLIAMS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas WILLIAMS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Supply Asst.Alfred ReginaldFENNER P/MX 69198
Service:Royal Navy(H.M.S. Dunedin)
Died:24 Nov 1941
Age:33
Details:Son of Frederick & Margaret Fenner; husband of Doris Fenner, of Penycae. Torpedoed and sunk by U-124 off Brazil. Also commemorated on the Cefn Mawr War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Donald HOPWOOD 14436554
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:2 Aug 1944
Age:19
Details:Son of Morris Hopwood, & of Ethel Hopwood, of Oldham, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Edward Thomas JONES
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Ifor JONES 3914469
Service:South Wales Borderers & No. 1 Commando
Died:28 Aug 1942
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Of Bryn Afon, Penycae. Son of Albert & Margaret Jones. School teacher. Killed in accident.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mynwent Capel Salem, Penycae.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Noel JONES PO/X105351
Service:Royal Marines(No. 47 RM Commandos)
Died:7 Jul 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of Thomas James Jones & Mary Caroline Jones, of Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Edward LEWIS 14739149
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:7 Dec 1944   
Age:19
Details:Son of James & Ivy Lewis, of Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Aircraftsman Rolff Vivian MINTON 536755
Service:Royal Air Force(216 Sqdn.)
Died:18 Oct 1940
Age:26
Details:Son of Claude V Minton, & of Annie P Minton, of Penycae.
Cemetery or Memorial:Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:James ROBERTS
Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
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