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Bettisfield War Memorial


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The Bettisfield War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I. The memorial stands in the grounds of St. John's Parish Church.

Bettisfield Parish Church

Bettisfield is a village and ecclesiastical parish in the community of Maelor South in the County Borough of Wrexham, and sits directly on the border with England. It is primarily a farming community.

Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.


1914-1918 War

Rank,Name & Service Number: Private William BECKETT 21205
Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry (7th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Details:Son of Philip Beckett, of Braden Heath, Bettisfield.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number: Private John William CRUMP 260163 & 203562
Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment(2/6th Bn.)formerlyKing's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died: 23 Sep 1917
Details:Son of Alfred & Ann Crump of Braden Heath, Bettisfield.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brown's Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Herbert Edward HALLMARK 1789
Regiment:    King's Shropshire Light Infantry(5th Bn.)
Died:30 Aug 1916
Details:Born Bettisfield. Son of William & Emily Hallmark; husband of Maria Hallmark.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest George HARPER 8616  
Regiment:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:18 Aug 1916
Details:Son of Thomas & Annie Harper, of Bettisfield.
Cemetery or Memorial:Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number: Private John Ernest KELSALL 25809
Regiment:East Surrey Regiment (8th Bn.) formerlyWelsh Horse.
Died:14 Dec 1917
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Kelsall of Bettisfield Farm, husband of Ethel Louise Kelsall.
Cemetery or Memorial:Artillery Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter LANGFORD 230157 & 1719
Regiment:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(10th Bn.) formerlyShropshire Yeomanry
Died: 22 Aug 1918
Details:Husband of Mary Langford, Born Neatherseal, Leicestershire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Farrier Sergeant Walter MADDOX 41510
Regiment:Royal Engineers (225 Field Coy.)
Died:26 Jun 1918
Details:Son of Thomas Maddox & Alice Ann Maddox (nee Roden) of Blacksmith's Shop, Bettisfield, later of Wem and The Gate House, Alberbury, Shropshire, England. Discharged with tuberculosis of the lungs.
Cemetery or Memorial: St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard Extension, Alberbury, Shropshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph Henry SMITH 12479
Regiment:Somerset Light Infantry(1st Bn.)
Died:11 Jun 1915
Details:Son of Thomas & Sarah Smith, of Northwood, Wem, Shropshire, England. Resident of Pontarddulais, Glamorgan. Enlisted at Llanelli, Carmarthenshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman Edwin SPEAKMAN 591564
Regiment:London Regiment - London Irish Rifles(18th Bn.)
Died:12 Jun 1917
Details:Son of Mrs Maria Speakman of Northwood, Wem, Shropshire, England & the late Joseph Speakman.   
Cemetery or Memorial:St. John's Churchyard, Bettisfield.




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