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Minera War Memorial

Minera

Mwynglawdd

The Minera War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I and World War II. It stands inside St. Mary's Parish Church, in the form of three brass plaques on black stone, and is wall-mounted. Is was made by H. N. Parry of Minera.

Minera (Welsh: Mwynglawdd) is a village in the county borough of Wrexham on the edge of the moors. The area was part of the historic county of Denbighshire and its main industries were the mining of lead and lime. Between 1974 and 1996 is was part of the county of Clwyd.

 

THE BELLS IN THE TOWER OF THE CHURCH AND THIS TABLET

WERE ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS IN HONOURED MEMORY

OF THEIR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Charles ABEL 41268 & 69387
Service:South Wales Borderers(2nd Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:26 Nov 1917
Age:33
Details:Son of Joseph & Catherine Abel, of Berwig, Minera.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward William BELLIS 5329
Service:"B" Coy. 1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:18
Details:Son of Robert & Susannah Bellis, of The Wiltons, Minera.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John BELTON 200403
Service:1st/4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Mar 1918
Age:29
Details:Of Gorse, Gwynfryn, Minera. Son of Thomas Belton, of Lime Works, Minera.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Donald William CAPPER 19574
Service:"A" Coy. 26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
Died:16 Aug 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of William Newton Capper & Clara P Capper, of Hurst Newton, Bersham. Born Bakerfield, California, USA.
Cemetery or Memorial:Berks Cemetery Extension, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen,  Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Francis Daniel FITZJOHN 472055
Service:65th Bn. Canadian Infantry
Died:23 Mar 1917
Age:30
Details:Born Overton, Flintshire. Son of Francis & Jane Fitzjohn, Minera. Also commemorated on the Overton War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon, Canada.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas M HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Harold HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Edward Samuel HUGHES
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Charles HOPE 87136
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
Died:4 Nov 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of John & Mary Elizabeth Hope, of 11, Twenty Houses, Coedpoeth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Richard JOHNSON
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Edward JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edwin KIRKHAM 16/46352
Service:The King's Liverpool Regiment
Died:10 Aug 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Thomas Kirkham (below). Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rhostyllen.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas KIRKHAM 55544 & 1360
Service:16th. Bn. Royal Welsh FusiliersformerlyWelsh Horse
Died:28 Apr 1918
Age:24
Details:on of William & Mary Jane Kirkham, of Stud Farm, Bronwylfa, Wrexham. Born Lyneal, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England. Brother of Edwin Kirkam (above). Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry LAMB 37323
Service:1st 7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:22 Oct 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of Edwin & Ellen Lamb, of 22, Trevor Street, Wrexham. Formerly of Minera. Native of Cross Lanes, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edward LEE 31067
Service:8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Jan 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Frank Lee, of 8, Lloft Wen, Adwy, Coedpoeth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Company Sergeant Major Robert Roland Griffiths NEWMAN 8500
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:19 Sep 1918
Age:42
Details:Husband of Annie Newman, of 31, Waen Road, Coedpoeth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bancourt British Cemetery, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Joseph PARRY
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Rank,Name & Service Number:John ROBERTS
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Of Mount Pleasant, Minera.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:John ROBERTS
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Of Greenfield, Minera.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Urias ROBERTS 15588
Service:1st/6th Welsh Regiment
Died:11 Feb 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Joseph Thomas & Elizabeth Roberts, of Higher Wilford Haven, Wern, Bersham. (Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial)
Cemetery or Memorial:Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Daniel ROWLANDS 6887
Service:1st/4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:2 Jan 1917
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Born Bersham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles Peter THOMAS 16004
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:12 Jul 1918
Age:36
Details:Son of Henry & Ann Thomas; husband of Hannah Jane Thomas, of 6, Smelt Lane, Coedpoeth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Martinsart British Cemetery, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George Henry WOODFINE 55024
Service:2nd. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 May 1917
Age:28
Details:Son of George & Sabrina Woodfine. Born Adwy, Coedpoeth.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant (W. Op./Air Gunner) Elwyn Kyffin ROBERTS 915495
Service:104 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:29 May 1942
Age:23
Details:Son of Robert Glyn & Jane Kyffin Roberts, of Rhostyllen. Also commemorated on the Rhostyllen War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Capuccini Naval Cemetery, Malta

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Noel WILLIAMS 4198314
Service:7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:17 Jul 1944
Age:27
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Normandy, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance BombardierThomas Ellis WILLIAMS 1593520
Service:608 Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery
Died:23 May 1945
Age:31
Details:Son of Robert & M. Williams, of Minera.
Cemetery or Memorial:Groesbeek Memorial, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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