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Weston Rhyn

The Weston Rhyn War Memorial commemorates those men and women from the area who were killed in World War I and World War II. The memorial takes the form of a standing stone Celtic Cross with four stone seats forming the base. It stands outside the Weston Rhyn Institute.

A brass plaque in St. John's Parish Church commemorate a soldier who died in the Boer War.

 

The border village of Weston Rhyn lies in the county of Shropshire in England but had strong connections with the historic county of Denbighshire across the border in Wales. The parish of Weston Rhyn was created in 1870, out of the ancient parish of St. Martin's, and was made up of the townships of Weston Rhyn and Bronygarth. Both of these townships bordered Wales, with the River Ceiriog forming the border.

 

The parish of Weston Rhyn was part of the Welsh Diocese of St Asaph until 1922 when it was transferred to the English Diocese of Litchfield.

 

Boer War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Norman LLOYD 21549
Service:Imperial Yeomanry(13th Shropshire Company)
Died:20 Apr 1902
Age:20
Details:Killed in action at Olivers Farm, Ficksburg.
Cemetery or Memorial:

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles BAILEY G/24831 & 1060
Service:Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment(7th Bn.)formerlyWelsh Horse Regiment
Died:15 Oct 1917
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Born St. Martin's. Resident of Ruabon. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial, and the St. Martin's War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant Henry BAILEY 200446
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Apr 1918
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Born St. Martin's. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:2nd. Lieutenant Eric TreziseRoyal Flying Corps(65th Sqd.)BAKER
Service:Royal Flying Corps(65th Sqd.)
Died:19 Jan 1918
Age:27
Details:Son of Thomas Trezise & Ellen Susan Baker of Orrel Park, Liverpool.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Flying Services Memorial, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Joseph BLAYNEY 32713
Service:The King's Liverpool Regiment(18th Bn.)
Died:18 Oct 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of John Blayney, New Cottage, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Leonard BOYCOTT M.M. 23366
Service:Yorkshire Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:8 Jun 1917
Age:30
Details:Son of James Boycott, 50, West Chilton Terrace, Ferry Hill, County Durham. Born St. Martin's.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal George BURGOYNE 6862
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:24 Dec 1916
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Born Hanwood, Shrewsbury. Son of Herbert & Mary Ann Burgoyne, Oaklands Lodge, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Isaac DAVIES 108009
Service:123rd Field Coy. Royal Engineers.
Died:18 Jun 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Joseph S. J. Davies, of 98, Chirk Green, Chirk, Denbighshire. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Ronald Gibson Stewart DURWARD
Service:Royal Scots(1st Bn.)
Died:11 Aug 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of James Stewart & Mary Wilson Jardine Durward of 127, Mayfield Road, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bouchoir New British Cemetery, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Emlyn EDWARDS 17261
Service:Wiltshire Regiment(5th Bn.)
Died:8 Dec 1915
Age:17
Details:Son of T C & Alice Edwards of 7, Garden Croft, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant Percy EDWARDS 16079
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(5th Bn.)
Died:3 Feb 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of John & Sarah Edwards of Rhoswiel House, Preesgwyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John R ELLIS 17481
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(6th Bn.)
Died:2 Dec 1917
Age:38
Details:Son of John & Mary Ellis of St Martin’s, husband of Florence Ellis of 6, West Lea, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Plouich Cemetery, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private G EVANS
Service:Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George EVANS 6168
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn. )
Died:21 Sep 1915
Age:26
Details:Son of Isaac & Mary Evans, Woodland Cottage, Gledrid.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George FOULKES 203604
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(1st Bn.)
Died:16 Mar 1918
Age:27
Details:Husband of Mary Lucy Jones (formerly Foulkes) of Mardy Villa, Hengoed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Favreuil British Cemetery, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Edward GILBANK M.M.12282
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(6th Bn.)
Died:4 Sept 1916
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Born in Ripley, Surrey.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Boaz GRIFFITHS 12301
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(6th Bn.)
Died:2 Aug 1918
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Son of John & Catherine Griffiths, Weston Rhyn.   
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Pol British Cemetery, St. Pol-sur-Ternoise.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private C R GRIFFITHS
Service:Cheshire Regiment
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private O GRIFFITHS D.C.M
Service:Loyal North Lancashire Regiment   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private W HUGHES
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant A JACKSON
Service:Shropshire Imperial Yeomanry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Stephen JACKSON 7632
Service:Shropshire Light Infantry (1st Bn.)
Died:4 Jun 1915
Age:33
Details:Grandson of Thomas and Bridget Jackson, St Martins, Oswestry. (1891 Census).
Cemetery or Memorial:Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles JONES 13877
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(7th Bn.)
Died:5 Apr 1916
Age:26
Details:Born Wingfield, Berkshire. Son of the late Richard & Mary Jones, Chirk Bank, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menen Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Gilbert Parry JONES 36826
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (10th Bn.)
Died:20 Jul 1916   
Age:25
Details:Son of William and Janet Jones, Pontfaen, Weston Rhyn, Chirk, Ruabon. (1901 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest JONES 11631
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(5th Bn.)
Died:25 Sept 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of Thomas & Ursula Jones of Canal Side, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private M JONES
Service:2nd Canadian Infantry Regt.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private S JONES
Service:Welsh Guards
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private D LLOYD
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Company Sergeant Major Edward O MORRIS 13888
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(7th Bn.)
Died:2 Oct 1918      
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Ribecourt Railway Cemetery, Cambrai, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private P MORRIS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant William MORRIS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Q4 1916   
Age:52
Details:Husband of Ellen Morris, 1 Glanaber Terrace, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry. (1911 Census).
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private J OLIVER 50555
Service:Imperial Camel Corps("A" Coy.)
Died:2 March 1919
Age:38
Details:Born at Dinas, Weston Rhyn. Son of John & Ann Oliver.
Cemetery or Memorial:St John’s Churchyard, Weston Rhyn

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter Harold OVERSON 27432
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:4 Apr 1915
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Born Sweeney. Son of Frederick & Mary Overson of Gledrid. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St John’s Churchyard, Weston Rhyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frank PARRY 16280
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(7th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant John William PARSONS D.C.M. 200588
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Dec1917
Age:35
Details:Son of George & Margaret Parsons, of Liverpool. Lived at Holly Villas, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles PHILLIPS 46495
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry(19th Bn.)
Died:9 Jul 1918
Age:32
Details:Husband of Annie Phillips, 3 Norfolk Place, Welshpool. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Chestres French National Cemetery, Ardennes, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George Francis PIERCE 15364
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:20 Jul 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of James & Mary Ellen Pierce, Quinta Lodge, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant J PIERCE   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Henry POYNTON 23548
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(7th Bn.)
Died:12 Aug 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of William & Sarah Poynton, Coal Pit Lane, Wern, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Allen ROBERTS 23088
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Roberts of Fairfield, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert ROBERTS 36285
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:10 July 1916
Age:37
Details:Son of the late Edward & Sinah Roberts of Tenement, Chirk; and husband of Elizabeth E Roberts of 6, Welsh Row, Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Amara War Cemetary, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stanley ROGERS 3094
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:31 July 1917
Age:20
Details:Born Weston Rhyn. Son of George and Maria Rogers, of 9, Gledrid Terrace, Chirk.
Cemetery or Memorial:Artillery Wood Cemetery, Ieper, West Vlaanderen,  Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph ROWLANDS 36825
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)   
Died:16 Aug 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of the late Samuel & Isabella Rowlands, Lindley Cottage, Bronygarth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Thomas ROWLANDS 26036
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:7 Jun 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of David & Alice Rowlands, of 10, Pont Faen, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur STOCKER 16919
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(5th Bn.)
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:26
Details:Son of Richard and Sarah Stocker, The Lodge, Selattyn, Oswestry. (1891 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles Edward STOKES 7073   
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:25 Jan 1915
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Born Whittington. Son of James & Elizabeth Stokes, Weston Rhyn. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Herbert TUNNAH 88375
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:4 Nov 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Ann Tunnah, Rose Cottage, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank. Also commemorated on the Chirk War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Englefontaine British Cemetery, Le Cateau, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private E WILLIAMS
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal James WINKLE M.M. 230986
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(10th Bn.)
Died:2 Sep 1918
Age:24
Details:Husband of Martha Winkle of Avondale, Holyhead Road, Chirk.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Bombadier Henry BEBB 944451
Service:Royal Artillery(146 Pembroke Yeomanry Field Regiment)
Died:28 Mar 1943
Age:24
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Bebb of Chirk.
Cemetery or Memorial:Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper W B BOLVER 14385241
Service:Royal Engineers(152 Railway Construction Company)
Died:6 Jun 1946
Age:37
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Aircraftsman (Pilot U/T) Ronald Kenneth BROOKFIELD 1232825
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:28 Aug 1944
Age:21
Details:Son of William Alfred & Katey Brookfield of Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Athlone Cemetery, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Donald Godfrey CRAIG 90286
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn. )
Died:2 May 1941
Age:24
Details:Son of Donald & Violet Craig of Rhoswiel.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Mary’s Churchyard, Chirk.

Rank,Name & Service Number:A.B.Harry DAVIES D/JX 177870
Service:Royal NavyHM Motor Launch 129
Died:  21 Mar 1942
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Son of William & Ida Davies; husband of Alma Edith Davies of St. Martin’s. Sunk en route from Gibralter to Malta.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private D J EDWARDS
Service: Kings Shropshire Light Infantry
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Rank,Name & Service Number:W.O. (Air Bomber) Wallace HERBERT D.F.M. 1178839
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(83 Sqd.)
Died:25 Jul 1944
Age:32
Details:Son of Edward Wallace & Lizzie Herbert; husband of Florence Rose Herbert of Weston Rhyn. Schoolmaster.
Cemetery or Memorial:Durnbach War Cemetery, Bavaria, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance BombadierJack Bernard JAMES 5122685
Service:Royal Artillery(5 Bty. 3rd Maritime Regiment)
Died:13 Nov 1941
Age:28
Details:Son of Robert Thomas & Jane James.
Cemetery or Memorial:Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner David Ernest JONES 318138
Service:Royal Artillery(75th Shropshire Yeomanry Medium Regiment)
Died:14 May 1944
Age:29
Details:Son of Frederick & Annie Jones of Bronygarth; husband of Gertrude Hilda Jones of Pontfadog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant (Air Gnr.) William Owen JONES 1300297
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:7 Sep 1943
Age:23
Details:Son of Owen & Sarah Elizabeth Jones of Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:St Johns Churchyard, Weston Rhyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Rees ROBERTS 13006283
Service:Pioneer Corps(76 Coy., Aux. Mil.)
Died:28 May/2 Jun 1940
Age:47
Details:Son of Edward & Maria Roberts.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dunkirk Memorial, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:GunnerJames Lawrence STOCKER 856855
Service:Royal Artillery(8 Coast Regt.)
Died:1/2 Oct 1942
Age:24
Details:Son of Edward James & Sarah Jane Stocker of Weston Rhyn, husband of Helen Stocker of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Keith Charles Robert WHITE T/66285
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:4 Sep 1941
Age:20
Details:Son of Charles A V & Margaret White of Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant (Flight Lieutenant Eng.) Norman WILLIAMS 2220606
Service:51 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:4 Nov 1944
Age:19
Details:Son of Jacob & Eliza Williams of Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Frederick  WILLIAMS 1750303
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (44 Sqdn.)
Died:27 Apr 1944
Age:20
Details:Son of George & Mary Ann Williams of Weston Rhyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Durnbach War Cemetery, Munich, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Aircraftsman 1st Class William Raymond WILLIAMS 948075
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:4 Apr 1941
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Alamein Memorial, Libya.

 

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