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Broughton (Flintshire) War Memorial

Broughton (Flintshire)

Brychdyn (Sir y Fflint)

The Broughton War Memorial commemorates those men of the Broughton and Bretton area who died in both World Wars.  It is located in St. Mary's Church, Broughton, and was dedicated on November 11th, 1924.

Broughton (Welsh: Brychdyn) is a village in the community of Broughton and Bretton in Deeside,  Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996, it was part of the county of Clwyd. The community includes Hawarden Airport.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward James ALLMAN  # 40160 & 2445
Service:South Wales Borderers(6th Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:28 May 1918
Details:Son of George & Mary Jane Allman,Bretton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Henry Thomas ASBURY #262808
Service:Royal Engineers   (Syren Forces)
Died:1 Feb 1919
Details:Son of Richard and Emma Asbury; husband of Mary Elizabeth Asbury, of Belle Vue Terrace, Penyffordd. Also named on the Caergwrle, Hawarden, Hope and Penyffordd War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:New British Cemetery, Murmansk, Russia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Alfred BEEBY 34881 & 69216
Service:Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment(2nd Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:24 Oct 1918
Details:Nephew of Peter A Croft, Rose Cottage, Broughton. Born Manchester, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner William EVANS 4118
Service:Royal Field Artillery ("A" Bty. 122nd Bde.)
Died:24 Oct 1918
Details:Son of the late Richard Evans & of Mary Jane Jones (formerly Evans), of 19, Brunswick Road, Buckley. Native of Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bertry Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal James Thomas HARBRIDGE 36824 & 2433
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry(183rd Coy.)formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:3 Dec 1917
Details:Son of James T & Anne Harbridge,  Barrow, Cheshire, England. Resident of Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter LONG  #25311
Service:Cheshire Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:20 Jun 1915
Details:Born Chester, England. Stepson of William & Emma Jones, Mount Terrace, Buckley. Resident of Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edgar MESSHAM 20126
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:31 Aug 1916
Details:Born Hawarden. Son of Thomas & Martha Messham, Warren, Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Thomas Edward NICHOLAS 18585
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Details:Son of Edward & Sarah Jane Nicholas, of Bretton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Jonas PATTLE  #9279 & 201403
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:23 Mar 1918
Details:Husband of Mary Pattle, Ivy Cottage, Bretton, Nr Chester. Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. Resident of Bretton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal William Charles ROBINS 17387 or 17389
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:18 Sep 1918
Details:Son of Richard & Mary Williams, Warren View, Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Guy Lesingham SPRECKLEY
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(22nd Bn.)
Died:23 Apr 1917
Details:Son of Mr Herbert William Spreckley & Florence Lesingham Spreckley (nee Bailey), of Cove Cottage, Worcester, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur THOMAS 39320
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(16th Bn.)
Died:10 Dec 1917
Details:Son of James & Ann Thomas of Bretton Lodge, Bretton.   
Cemetery or Memorial:Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Jack WHITELEGGE 676429 and 3226
Service:Royal Field Artillery(275th Bde.)
Died:31 Jul 1917
Details:Son of John and Sarah Jane Whitelegge, of Station House, Padeswood, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Charles WHITLEY M.C.
Service:Kings Royal Rifle Corps(7th Bn.)
Died:11 Apr 1917
Details:Born in Halewood, Liverpool, England. Son of Edward & Elizabeth Eleanor Whitley, of Primley, Paignton, Devon, England; and of Warren Hall, Broughton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hibers Trench Cemetery, Wancourt, Pas de Calais, France.

# Also commemorated on the memorial at Bretton Methodist Chapel.


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant John Brett DAVEY 189297
Service:Cheshire Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:21 Jan 1944
Details:Born Northwich, Cheshire, England. Son of Lt.-Col. Charles William Brett Davey and Patricia Davey, of Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Minturno War Cemetery,Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Harry FOX
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Verdun ROBERTS 4460171
Service:5th Bn. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment
Died:27 Jun 1944
Details:Son of James Edward and Sarah Ann Roberts, of Broughton, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Assisi War Cemetery, Italy.




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