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Crosville Motor Services War Memorial

Crosville Motors

The memorial commemorates those employees of Crosville Motor Services Limited who died during the Second World War. It is today located at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.

The company was formed as Crosville Motor Company Limited in 1906 in Chester, by George Crosland Taylor and his French business associate Georges de Ville, with the intention of building motor cars. The company name was an amalgam of 'Crosland' and 'de Ville'.
By 1909 Crosville had commenced its first bus service, between Chester and Ellesmere Port, and went on to become the largest bus operator in north and mid Wales, as well as parts of Cheshire and Shropshire, in England.
In 1968 Crosville, along with most other large bus operators, became part of the state-owned National Bus Company.
Following the "deregulation" of bus services in the 1980s, the Crosville brand was gradually phased out and today most of the former Crosville services are operated by Arriva.

CROSVILLE MOTOR SERVICES LTD
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES
OF THIS COMPANY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945

 

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Colonel William Lewis BAYNHAM 157300
Service:Royal Engineersattd.Workshop Coy., Indian Engineers
Died:8 Jun 1943
Age:44
Details:Chester Headquarters. Son of Capt H Baynham, OBE, RN, and of Mary Baynham (nee Janisch); husband of Mignon V R D Baynham (nee Forster), of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Marine Ernest Gibson BOWLES PLY/X101136
Service:Royal Marines(11th Bn.)
Died:14 Sep 1942
Age:
Details:
Flint Depot. Son of Ernest Charles & Lily Bowles; husband of Edith Bowles, of Shotton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Edward BREWER 4204990
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(12th Bn.)
Died:12 Apr 1941
Age:27
Details:Llandudno Town Depot. Son of Sylvanus & Margaret Brewer; husband of Winifred Brewer, of Llandudno.
Cemetery or Memorial:Great Orme's Head Cemetery, Llandudno.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Warrant Officer Robert CHRISTY 143398
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(49 Sqdn.)
Died:24 May 1943   
Age:
Details:
Heswall Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:A COURTNEY
Service:Civilian
Died:
Age:
Details:
Conductress at Birkenhead Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman Arthur Gwynne DAVIES 2737191
Service:Welsh Guards (1st Bn.)
Died:11 Aug 1944
Age:22
Details:Llandudno Junction Depot. Son of Robert & Catherine Davies, of Llandudno Junction.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Steward William Clifford Parsonage DAVIES D/LX 29186
Service:Royal Navy(HMS Kite)
Died:21 Aug 1944
Age:29
Details:Wrexham Depot. Son of Thomas and Beatrice Davies, of Llay, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Charles George EGGS
Service:Civilian
Died:17 Sep 1940
Age:29
Details:Driver at Liverpool Depot. Husband of Eileen Clara Eggs, of 12 Rathbone Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Died at Stevenson Street Shelter.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal C ELLIS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:
Age:
Details:
Wrexham Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial

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

Rank,Name & Service Number:Engineer Officer Harold David EVANS
Service:Merchant Navy(SS Justitia)
Died:22 Nov 1940   
Age:
Details:
Aberystwyth Depot. Son of Dudley & Mary Evans, of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire. Sunk in the Atlantic by U-100.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ronald Arthur GALLIARD 7359944
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:22 Jan 1944
Age:25
Details:Crewe Depot. Son of Arthur & Maude Galliard, of Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant Frank GOODWIN 2737556
Service:Welsh Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:28 May 1944
Age:35
Details:Wrexham Depot. Son of John & Mary Goodwin; husband of Marie Elizabeth Goodwin, of Cefn Mawr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman Gwilym HUGHES C/JX 208360
Service:Royal Navy(HM Sub Upholder)
Died:19 Apr 1942
Age:26
Details:Johnstown Depot. Son of Samuel & Sarah Ann Hughes, of Wrexham. Sunk off Italy.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant T HUGHES
Service:Welsh Guards
Died:
Age:
Details:
Wrexham Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Marine James HUMPHREYS PLY/X 100359
Service:Royal Marines(HMS Exeter)
Died:28 Apr 1945   
Age:
Details:
Wrexham Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant R JOHNSON
Service:Royal Air Force
Died:
Age:
Details:
Chester Headquarters.
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman A W JONES
Service:Royal Navy
Died:
Age:
Details:
Caernarfon Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant E FJONES
Service:Royal Air Force
Died:
Age:
Details:
Chester Headquarters
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper R JONES
Service:Derbyshire Yeomanry
Died:
Age:
Details:
Birkenhead Depot
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Sergeant Robert Humphrey JONES S/103299
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:11 Jul 1943
Age:29
Details:Criccieth Depot. Son of Owen & Martha Jones; husband of Margaret Ruby Jones, of Porthmadog, Caernarfonshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:S:rgeant D W LLOYD
Service:Royal Air Force
Died:
Age:
Details:
Wrexham Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper T W LLOYD 14497632   
Service: Royal Armoured Corps
Died:25 Jan 1944
Age:18
Details:Aberaeron Depot. Son of John & Ann Lloyd, of Aberaeron, Cardiganshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. David's Churchyard, Henfynyw, Cardiganshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Harry Briggs MELLOR 658718
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(10 Sqdn.)
Died:16 Jul 1943
Age:21
Details:Chester Headquarters. Son of Harry Briggs & Mary Mellor.
Cemetery or Memorial:Recey-sur-Ource Communal Cemetery, Cote-d'Or, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur MOORE T/286098
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:1 May 1943
Age:41
Details:Crewe Depot. Son of Charles & Rebecca Moore; husband of Doris Moore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Stellawood Cemetery, Durban, Kwazuku Natal, South Africa.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Elwyn Price MORRIS 10570635
Service:Royal Army Ordnance Corps(51st Div. Ordnance Field Park)
Died:16 Dec 1944
Age:22
Details:Blaenau Ffestiniog Depot. Son of Ellis Price & Kate Morris, of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Merionethshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Scoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Gwilym Jones PARRY 1722141
Service:Royal Artillery(199 Bty. 81 L.A.A. Regt.)
Died:2 Mar 1944
Age:
Details:
Criccieth Depot. Son of Mr & Mrs James Parry, of Criccieth, Caernarfonshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Criccieth Burial Ground, Criccieth, Caernarfonshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper Cecil PODMORE 3391095
Service:Reconnaissance Corps(56th Regt.)
Died:14 Jan 1943
Age:28
Details:Crewe Depot. Son of George & Harriet Ann Podmore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England; husband of Hilda May Podmore, of Crewe, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper Frederick Charles RASTALL 1913102
Service:Royal Engineers
Died:17 Jun 1940
Age:20
Details:Chester Depot. Son of Walter John & Violet Hutchinson Rastall, of Great Saughall.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private A J RICHARDSON
Service:Royal Artillery
Died:
Age:
Details:
Runcorn Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman G C ROBERTS
Service:Merchant Navy
Died:
Age:
Details:
Pwllheli Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:DriverJohn Ernest ROBERTS T/237264
Service:Royal Army Service Corps(550 Gen. Transport Coy.)
Died:8 Apr 1942
Age:36
Details:Denbigh Depot. Son of Robert John & Ellen Roberts, of Denbigh; husband of Ethel Roberts, of Denbigh.
Cemetery or Memorial:Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper J WALKER
Service:Royal Tank Corps   
Died:
Age:
Details:
Warrington Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal T A WILLIAMS
Service:Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:
Age:
Details:
Heswall Depot.
Cemetery or Memorial:

 

"THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"

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