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Rhosllannerchrugog

The Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars and civilians killed in the bombing of the village in World War II.

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

The memorial, of a soldier in white marble, stands in the Memorial Gardens, on Hill Street and was unveiled in a ceremony which took place on 1 Jan 1925.

 

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:Private Edward Immer BARLOW 52185
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:26 Aug 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of James & Mary Barlow, of Osborne Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:L/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:Private John Edward BENNETT 87223
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:8 Oct 1918
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Son of John & Ellen Bennett of Wesley Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bois-des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-l'Escaut, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Stephen BREEZE 6897   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:3 Apr 1915
Age:29
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Sarah Breeze, 1 Walkers Lane, Ponciau, Wrexham. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant Charles CARRINGTON 6137
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 May 1915
Age:29
Details:Born in Bagillt, Flintshire. Husband of Sarah Annie Carrington of 15, North Road, Ponciau. Also commemorated on the Llangollen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas DARLINGTON 26001
Service:17th Pals Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Died:27 Jul 1916
Age:34
Details:Son of James Thomas and Sarah Darlington; husband of Eliza Darlington, Erw Gerrig, Rhos.
Cemetery or Memorial:Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel DAVIES 4936
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Jun 1915
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Husband of L Davies (later Edwards) of Hall Street & Pentrefelin, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Jonathan Thomas DAVIES 213965
Service:404th Battery Royal Field Artillery
Died:1 Jan 1921
Age:31
Details:Husband of Ceridwen Davies, Bodhyfryd, Clarke Street, Sankey, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John Edward DAVIES   
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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 6, Yale Street, Johnstown; Husband of Hannah Dyas of 7, Yale Street, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kantara War Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Evan Thomas EDWARDS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John Albert EDWARDS 291090
Service:Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (1st Bn.)
Died:18 Apr 1918
Age:30
Details:Husband of Emma Elizabeth Edwards, of 4, Emlyn Terrace, Chapel Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward EVANS 7299
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Jan 1915
Age:25
Details:Husband of Ruth Evans and son of the late Thomas Evans and Mary Evans, Heol y Felin, Rhosllanerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Telegraphist Richard William EVANS Z/4039
Service:Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve(H.M. Trawler Heugh)
Died:17 Nov 1918
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Born in Bala, Merionethshire. Son of Mr R D Evans, 1, Bangor Road, Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

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 Penycae War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

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 Ellis GRIFFITHS 69817
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:26 Aug 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of John & Sarah Ann Griffiths, of Bryntirion Terrace, Chapel Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John GRIFFITHS 6843
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of the late Joshua Griffiths and Harriet Griffiths, 23 Smith Street, Rhosllanerchrugog (1911 Wales Census).
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph Thomas GRIFFITHS 15902
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("A" Coy. 13th Bn.)
Died:16 Jul 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Joshua Griffiths, of 21, Smith Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas Emlyn GRIFFITHS
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Son of Frederick Griffiths of High Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas Norman GRIFFITHS 24874
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:30 Aug 1917   
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Born Johnstown. Son of the late Joseph Griffiths & Anne Griffiths Roberts, 47 High Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Plumbers Mate Allen HANNABY M/13117 (Dev.)
Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Vivid
Died:25 Sep 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Joseph and Annie Hannaby, of 11 Merlin St.,Johnstown,Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:RhosllannerchrugogCemetery(Grave no. K28)

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George HOOSON §13839
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("A" Coy. 10th Bn.)
Died:23 Nov 1915
Age:26
Details:Born Gresford; husband of Mabel Kate Hooson, of 22, Malvern Road, Moordown, Bournemouth, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Thomas HOOSON 67863
Service:Royal Field Artillery("A" Bty. 307th Bde.)
Died:23 Oct 1918   
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Born Peel Green, Paticroft, Lancashire, England. Of 51, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Haussy Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur Edward HUGHES 27243
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry("B" Coy. 7th Bn.)
Died:21 Aug 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of John Owen Hughes & Ann Hughes, of Bryn Heulog, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard HUGHES 24488
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:16 Aug 1916   
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Born in Rhosllannerchrugog. Lived in Hollinwood, Oldham, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Samuel HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Enoch JARVIS 201710
Service:Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment(2nd/4th Bn.)
Died:20 Nov 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Samuel & Mary Jarvis, of 9, Wesley Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur Dawson JONES 10611 or 10614?
Service:Coldstream Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1917
Age:23
Details:Enlisted at South Shields, Durham, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David JONES M.M.15903
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:19 Sep 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Jones, of 85, Bank Street, Ponciau. Won the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery in the field.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:David John JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Edward JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Edward Aaron JONES 26099
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(Depot)
Died:14 May 1920   
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Son of Mr & Mrs Aaron Jones, of 30, Church Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Elias JONES 629252; 43128 & 10959
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)transf. toLabour Corps(146th Coy.)
Died:24 Sep 1918
Age:38
Details:Son of Isaac & Jane Jones; husband of Phoebe Jones of Beech Avenue, of  Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman Henry Lovatt JONES R/9148
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(13th Bn. attd. 111th T.M. Bty.)
Died:6 Oct 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Samuel L & Ann Jones of 30, Pant Hill, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Hywel JONES 63318   
Service:The King's Liverpool Regiment
Died:26 Nov 1917
Age:26
Details:Born Tyldesley, Lancashire, England. Son of Daniel & Elizabeth Jones, of Preswylfa, Osborne Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Idwal Samuel JONES 25942
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:29 Mar 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Ellen Jones, of 24a, North Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edward JONES 11658
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:14 Aug 1915
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Born Garth, Llangollen. Son of Henry Jones; husband of Mary Ellen Jones, of 1, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Also commemorated on the Garth War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John Harold JONES 87409
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:8 Nov 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Ishmael & Margaret Sarah Jones, of 1a, Ellis Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John 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:Born in Rhosllannerchrugog. 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 Titus JONES 77514
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:3 Sep 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of William Edward & Catherine Jones, of 25, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Joseph Emrys JONES R/9434
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(4th Bn.)
Died:3 Oct 1918
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Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Wynn Jones, of Wynn Cottage, Princes Road, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Llewelyn JONES 37714
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1917   
Age:22
Details:Son of Edward & Mary Ellen Jones, of 100, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dragoon Camp Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Llewelyn Lloyd JONES PLY/446 (S)
Service:Royal Marine Light Infantry (Plymouth Bn. R.N. Div.)
Died:30 Jun 1915
Age:20
Details:Son of Maggie Jones, 11, Hill Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Skew Bridge Cemetery, Cape Helles, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Samuel JONES 129891
Service:Corp of Royal Engineers("P" Special Coy.)
Died:6 May 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Kenrick & Sarah Jones, of 2, King Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stanley JONES 44292
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:14 Apr 1917
Age:27
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Edward Jones, of 68a, Off Chapel Street, Ponciau & husband of Annie Jones, (nee Thomas) of Ivanhoe, 108, Mount Pleasant Road, Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stephen Henry JONES 285099
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 43, Chapel Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas JONES 26336
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of Henry & Sarah Jones, of 3, Pearson Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas Edward JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number: Thomas William JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Walter JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Allen LEWIS 7135
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 May 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of Thomas Lewis and the late Hannah Lewis, 11 Campbell Street, Rhos, Ruabon. (1901 & 1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Benjamin LLOYD 15597
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:11 Jun 1918
Age:35
Details:Of Robert's Lane, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Jenkin LLOYD 54392
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(19th Bn.)
Died:23 Nov 1917
Age:29
Details:Son of Jenkin & Mary Ann Lloyd, of 17, Butcher Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph MATTHEWS 28669
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Apr 1918   
Age:22
Details:Son of Hugh Matthews, Eston Villa, Ponciau, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman (The Rev.) Edward Rupert Menlove JENKINS-MENLOVE R/23951
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(2nd Bn.)
Died:9 Sep 1916
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Born Shropshire, England. Lived Bodelwyddan, Flintshire. Former curate of Johnstown. Also commemorated on the Bodelwyddan War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edwin MORRIS 15913
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:27 Aug 1916   
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From Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel ONSLOW 26159
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:7 Jun 1916   
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Husband of E Onslow, of 75, California Row, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles PADDOCK 200084 & 6111
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:22 Jun 1917   
Age:35
Details:Born Oswestry. Husband of Martha Ann Paddock of Brook Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Croisilles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel PARRY D.C.M. 200090
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:12 Jun 1917   
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The first Rhosllannerchrugog soldier to win the D.C.M., at Neuve Chapelle, in Nov 1916, bravely distinguishing himself.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Josiah PARRY 87421   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:6 Oct 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Robert & Mary Parry, of Bryn Golau, Stanley Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Templeux-le-Guerard Britsih Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Robert PARRY 6138
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1915   
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Born Crook, County Durham, England. Husband of Martha Parry, of 7, Campbell Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John PARRY 7615
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Sep 1915
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Son of Sarah Jane Parry of 6, Bromfield Street, 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:David ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:George ROBERTS
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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 Britsih Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John ROBERTS 15919
Service:13th Pals Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Died:11 Jul 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of George and Elizabeth Roberts, Bent's Cottages, Stanley Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Gough ROBERTS 26436
Service:17th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:23 Jul 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of Diantha Roberts, Eglwyseg, Stryt Isa. Brother of Hugh William Roberts.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:John William ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph ROBERTS 69287
Service:9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:3 May 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Thomas Roberts, Rhosllanerchrugog; husband of Miriam Roberts, of "Sandycroft," Freshfield, Liverpool. Born Rhos, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Pryce ROBERTS 25800
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:3 Apr 1916   
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Husband of Margaret Ann Roberts, of 3, Greek Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, 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:William ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph Edward ROGERS 7333
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 May 1916
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Of Fennant Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:L/Corporal Peter Stewart ROGERS 200400
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:4 Nov 1918
Age:24
Details:Husband of Margaret Jane Rogers, of 4, Emlyn Terrace,  Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Bombadier 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:Thomas ROWLANDS 69511
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Feb 1919
Age:24
Details:Son of Mrs E A Rowlands of North Road, Ponciau. Died of pneumonia after returning from India.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas (Tommy) SHARPE 8065
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:18 May 1916
Age:28
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThornton Leonard James SHIRLEY 178017
Service:Canadian Infantry(87th Btn.)
Died:21 Oct 1916
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Born in Barton, Lancashire, England. Son of Emily Jane & the late Thornton Shirley. Of Leeswood House, 50, Market Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Leonard SIMPSON 4/8720
Service:59th Bn.Training Reserve.
Died:3 Mar 1917
Age:18
Details:Son of John Simpson, Brandy Cottage, Ruabon.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bodelwyddan (St. Margaret) Churchyard, Flintshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph Thomas SMITH 376362
Service:Manchester Regiment(1/10th Btn.)
Died:14 Sep 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Thomas Smith, of 12, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog. Lived in Hollinwood, Oldham, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert T STOKES 6898
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:22 Oct 1915
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Cemetery or Memorial:Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality Street), Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John THOMAS 18089
Service:8th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment (formerly 8233, N Staffs Regt.)
Died:14 Jul 1916
Age:40
Details:Son of John and Mary Thomas, 65 High Street, Rhos; husband of Blanche Thomas, 11 Broade Street, Fenton, Stoke on Trent.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Thomas THOMAS M.M.17116
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Joseph and Emma Lily Thomas, 25 Mount Pleasant, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal IforTUNNAH 2498089
Service:Canadian Forestry Corps
Died:26 Oct 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of David and Louisa Tunnah, 34 Campbell Street, Rhosllanerchrugog. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllanerchrugog (St. John) Churchyard, Denbighshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Albert William 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:Benjamin WILLIAMS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Signaller George WILLIAMS 54060
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:26 Nov 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth  Williams, of 25, Chapel Street, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stanley WILLIAMS 200206
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:8 Nov 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Mrs M Williams, of Fennant Road, Ponciau. Invalided from France. Died at John Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruabon Road Cemetery, Wrexham.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Robert WILLIAMS   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Hughes WILLIAMS 97058
Service:The King's - Liverpool Regiment(13th Bn.)
Died:31 Aug 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs T H Williams, of "Selfryn", Fennant Road, Ponciau.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ecoust-St Mein British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:William WILLIAMS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles William WYNNE 7646
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:23 Oct 1916
Age:23
Details:Grandson of Frances Mary Wynne, of 27, Pant Hill, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

• A detailed account of the men of Rhosllannerchrugog area who fought in the First World War can be found in Grevin Jones' book "Heroes and Gentlemen All" (ISBN 978-0-9575875-0-2)

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Gwilym CHARLES 1131655
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:28 Oct 1944   
Age:
Details:
Son of John & Sarah Charles, of Rhosllannerchrugog; husband of Mair Eluned Charles, of New Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Robert CHARLES 1656878
Service:Royal Artillery (55 H.A.A. Regt.)
Died:6 May 1945
Age:35
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Charles; husband of Selina Charles, of Stansty, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Selina CHARLES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Emlyn DAVIES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:James DAVIES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:FusilierJohn Richard DAVIES 4194889
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:28 Oct 1940
Age:21
Details:Son of John and Naomi Davies, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Stoker Stanley DAVIES P/KX528895
Service:Royal Navy HMS Vernon   
Died:19 Jan 1944   
Age:21
Details:Son of David Thomas Davies & Annie Davies, of Legacy.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Thomas Stephen DAVIES T/179640
Service:Royal Army Service Corpsattd.Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:7 Nov 1944
Age:30
Details:Son of William Henry & Margaret Davies; husband of Gladys Davies, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England.

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

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

Rank,Name & Service Number:Arnold EDWARDS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Benjamin EDWARDS 13084901
Service:Corps of Military Police
Died:2 Mar 1944
Age:38
Details:Son of Edward & Elizabeth Harriet Edwards; husband of Blodwen Edwards, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:FusilierJohn Owen EDWARDS 4197007
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:26 May 1940
Age:21
Details:Son of George Edwards, & Sarah Elizabeth Edwards, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward ELLIS 7629220
Service:Royal Army Ordnance Corpsattd.48 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Died:12 Sep 1944
Age:30
Details:Son of Thomas Ellis & Elizabeth Ellis, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George Cyril GRIFFITHS 3976632
Service:North Staffordshire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:21 Apr 1943   
Age:20
Details:Son of John David Griffiths & Annie Griffiths, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Medjez-el-Bebe War Cemetery, Tunisia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gwilym HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Hywel Owen HUGHES 993987
Service:Royal Artillery(84 Medium Regt.)
Died:19 Feb 1945
Age:
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Jonathan HUGHES 4209239
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:17/19 Jul 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of Mary Ann Hughes, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Robert HUGHES 1451198
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(207 Sqdn.)
Died:29 Jan 1944
Age:25
Details:Son of Edward & Mary Jane Hughes, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Brynmor JONES 1006261
Service:Royal Air Force
Died:28 Jul 1941   
Age:20
Details:Son of William and Mary Jones, of Stryt Las, Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Cyril JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Cyril W JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Gwilym JONES T/145372
Service:Royal Army Service Corps(237 Inf. Bde. Coy.)
Died:8 Jun 1943
Age:25
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Llewelyn Thomas JONES 200233
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (7th Bn. attd. H.Q. 158th Inf. Bde.)
Died:3 Jul 1944
Age:26
Details:Son of Richard Owen Jones & Emily Jones, of Legacy.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Signalman  Meirion Wyn JONES 2333667
Service:Royal Corps of Signals (Singapore Fortress Sigs.)
Died:12 Sep 1944
Age:
Details:
Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Thomas Jones; husband of Edith Jones, of Johnstown.
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Memorial, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant Ogwen JONES 1507140
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(419 R.C.A.F. Sqdn.)
Died:23 May 1944
Age:22
Details:Son of Hiram Austin Jones & Mary Lizzie Jones, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant  Thomas Kenneth JONES 655232
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(107 Sqdn.)
Died:27 Aug 1943
Age:23
Details:Son of Howard Thomas Jones & Jane Rose Jones.
Cemetery or Memorial:Auchy-au-Bois Churchyard, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Harold JONES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest Patrick KENNA 4195166
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers & King's Liverpool Regiment(13th Bn.)
Died:29 Mar 1943
Age:21
Details:Son of Ernest & Rose Ellen Kenna, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rangoon Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Arthur Russell MITCHELL 4205660
Service:Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers(6th Bn.)
Died:3 Dec 1943
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Sangro River Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Sidney L PAINTER 4194913
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:5 Mar 1945
Age:25
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Warrant Officer William Francis PRITCHARD 4178260
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(6th Bn.)
Died:17 Jul 1944   
Age:42
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John PRODGER 4195426
Service:Highland Light Infantry(City of Glasgow Reg.)
Died:14 Nov 1945
Age:25
Details:Husband of Dorothy Kathleen Prodger.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Edwards James ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Steward Emrys ROBERTS D/LX21387
Service:Royal Navy HMS Illustrious
Died:25 Jun 1942   
Age:32
Details:Son of James & Mary Ann Roberts, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Eric ROBERTS   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:George Haydn ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Jerry ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant John Edward ROBERTS 1077342
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(249 Sqdn.)
Died:15 Nov 1942
Age:21
Details:Son of Charles Edward & Jane Roberts, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Malta Memorial, Malta.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Naomi ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Richard (Reg) ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:William Richard ROBERTS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Gordon SMITH 4198322
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:24 Oct 194
Age:25
Details:Son of David John & Elizabeth Smith, of Rhosllannerchrugog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Frank THOMAS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman Harold WILLIAMS 2737515
Service:Welsh Guards
Died:12 Sep 1940
Age:31
Details:Son of George T Williams & Sarah Williams, of Rhosllannerchrugog; husband of Dorothy May Williams.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhosllannerchrugog Cemetery

 

Civilian Casualties

 

In the early hours of 30th August, 1940, German bombers were flying over Rhosllannerchrugog, heading for their target of Liverpool. This was a regular event and, when the air-raid sirens sounded, the people of Rhosllannerchrugog would take cover.
The local Home Guard often used diversionary tactics in an attempt to trick the German bombers into releasing their bombs over the uninhabited Ruabon Moors, and many bomb craters can still be seen on the moors today.
On that August night in 1940 the Home Guard appear to have succeeded, however, one of those bombs landed not on the mountain but on Osborne Street in Rhosllannerchrugog.
The bomb landed at about 1 a.m. but, initially, failed to explode. Despite having an unexploded bomb in the street the locals carried on as normal. However, at about 8:20 a.m., the bomb exploded causing severe damage and the loss of seven lives.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Susannah HUGHES
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:67
Details:Died at her home, Stanley Villas, Osborne Street. Daughter of the late Mr & Mrs John Lloyd, of Church Street; wife of William Hughes (see below).
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:William HUGHES
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:67
Details:Died at his home, Stanley Villas, Osborne Street. Son of the late Mr & Mrs Thomas Hughes, of Erwgerrig. Husband of Susannah Hughes (see above).
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:William Henry HUGHES
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:12
Details:Died at Osborne Street. Son of John & Alice Hughes, of Belmont, Duke Street.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Donald JONES   
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:11
Details:Died at Osborne Street. Son of George & Annie Ellen Jones, of 2, Cemetery Road.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Kenneth Thomas PEMBERTON
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:13
Details:Died in Osborne Street. Son of Robert Allen Pemberton, & Mary Ann Pemberton, of 5, Afon Terrace, Afongoch.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Dorothy REID
Service:
Died:
8 Sep 1940
Age:34
Details:Died in the War Memorial Hospital, Wrexham, from injuries sustained at Osborne Street. Daughter of the late Robert Reid. Lived at Bro Dawel, Victoria Street.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Eliza Jane (Lizzie) RICHARDS
Service:
Died:
31 Aug 1940
Age:58
Details:Died at Osborne Street. Wife of Edward Richards, of Glaslyn, Osborne Street.
Cemetery or Memorial:

 

Several of those named on the main war memorial are also commemorated on another memorial in the grounds of St. John's parish church in Stryt y Gof.

Sources:

  • Rhosllannerchrugog War Memorial
  • Photos: Valerie Roberts & John Murray
  • Rhos Herald
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • 1901 & 1911 Censuses
  • "Heroes and Gentlemen All", Grevin Jones, 2013 (978-0-9575875-0-2)

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All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions, errors may occur. The Clwyd Family History Society does not accept responsibility for the consequences of using any of the information provided on this page.


 


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