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Overton War Memorial

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The Overton War Memorial commemorates those local men who died in World War I and World War II. war memorial, which is constructed of red Runcorn stone, stands in the High Street. It was dedicated on 17 November 1921. A brass plaque commemorating those who fell during the Second World War was added later.

The town of Overton, is in the rural Maelor district of the County Borough of Wrexham. 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:PrivateFrank ALLEN 54697   
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:13 Nov 1916
Age:29
Details:Son of John & Hannah Allen, of Overton; husband of Lydia James (formerly Allen), of Ivanhoe Cottage, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Queen's Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Tom BRISTOW 55176
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
Died:23 Apr 1917
Age:19
Details:Son of Thomas & Kate Bristow, of Gwaylod House, Overton Bridge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Wancourt British Cemetry, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William BURDETT 60354
Service:30th Coy. Machine Gun Corps
Died:26 Apr 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of the late Francis & Lizzie Burdett, of Maes Lewis,  Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Edward DAVIES 25970
Service:17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers attd. 177th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:25 Feb 1917
Age:20
Details:Of Barn Hill Cottage, Adwy, Coedpoeth, Wrexham. Son of John & Mary Ellen Davies, of Canister Cottage, Turner Street, Overton (also commemorated on the Coedpoeth and Rhostyllen War Memorials).
Cemetery or Memorial:Royal Engineer's Grave, Railway Wood, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles Allen DURDLE G/41708
Service:"B" Coy. 20th Bn. Middlesex Regiment
Died:4 Mar 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of Ada Elizabeth Durdle, of Roslyn, Combe, Presteigne, Radnorshire, & the late Charles Durdle.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard EDWARDS G/24823
Service:7th Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Died:16 Jul 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Richard & Selina Edwards, of Asney Cottage, Overton Bridge, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Walter Herbert EDWARDS 164885
Service:100th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Died:20 Sep 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Richard & Selina Edwards, of Asney Cottage, Overton Bridge, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Herbert Wickstead ETHELSTON
Service:1st Bn. Grenadier Guards
Died:14 Mar 1915
Age:33
Details:Son of the late Edmund Peel (formerly Ethelston), of Bryn y Pys, Overton; husband of Muriel Ethelston, of Wickstead Hall, Whitchurch. Born Park Lane, London, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Robert William EYTON
Service:7th Bn. Rifle Brigade
Died:22 Mar 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Agnes Eyton, of The Kiln House, Tadley, Hampshire, England, & the late Lieutenant Col. Philip Eyton (55th Border Regt.) of Knockin Hall, Knockin, Overton. Mentioned in Dispatches.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieries Memorial, Somme, France.

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

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William HAMER 13094
Service:8th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died:18 Sep 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Hamer, of Wrexham Road, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Doiran Memorial, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Ralph Walter HARGREAVES
Service:1st Bn. Welsh Guards
Died:1 Dec 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Lucy Hargreaves, of Llan y Cefn, Knolton, Overton, and the late Walter Y Hargreaves. Served at Gallipoli with the Ceylon Planters Rifle Corps. Previously wounded in France, 1916.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Stoker 1st Class Edward HAYNES SS/116395
Service:HMS Black Prince, Royal Navy
Died:31 May 1916   
Age:25
Details:Son of George and Sarah Haynes, 28 Rose Cottage, Bangor Road, Overton, Ellesmere, Salop (1911 Census) later Lilac Cottage, Overton. Brother of Stanley Haynes below. Ship sunk off Jutland, Denmark.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stanley HAYNES PLY/597(S)
Service:Plymouth Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died:28 May 1915
Age:19
Details:Son of George and Sarah Haynes, 28 Rose Cottage, Bangor Road, Overton, Ellesmere, Salop (1911 Census) later Lilac Cottage, Overton. Brother of Edward Haynes above.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas HENDERSON 13764
Service:8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:18 Aug 1915
Age:21
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs James Henderson, of 3, Hermand Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Frank HOWARD   
Service:
Died:
24 Jan 1919   
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Walter JACKSON
Service:7th Bn. West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales' Own)
Died:9 Oct 1917
Age:35
Details:Son of Edward & Elizabeth Jackson, of Ivy Cottage, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph JONES 49853
Service:8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:29 Apr 1918   
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper Richard JONES 146343
Service:200th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:1 Jun 1918   
Age:
Details:
Of Penyllan Cottage, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:BombardierThomas Francis Henry JONES 604454
Service:Royal Horse Artillery attd. X/58 T.M. Bty   
Died:22 Mar 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Mary A Tart (formerly Jones), Baysdon House, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:SapperThomas JONES 398821
Service:83rd Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:24 Mar 1918   
Age:
Details:
Of Tanners Row, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles JOHNSON 10500
Service:2nd. Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:26 Oct 1914
Age:25
Details:Son of Charles & Annie Johnson, of Knolton Bryn, Overton
Cemetery or Memorial:Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry MORGAN 54603
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 May 1917
Age:  27
Details:Husband of Margaret Emma Morgan, of Knolton Bryn, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Edward NORTHOVER 37635
Service:"B" Bty. 178th Bde. Royal Field Artillery   
Died:23 Oct 1918   
Age:
Details:
Of Mossleigh, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etretat Churchyard Extension, Le Havre, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant John Henry POWELL 25522
Service:17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:11 Jul 1916
Age:42
Details:Son of John & Ann Powell, of Overton; husband of Barbara Jane Powell, of 153, High St., Connah's Quay, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Albert ROBERTS 54649
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:24
Details:Of White Horse Hotel, Overton. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Davies (formerly Roberts), of Nurses' Home, Brymbo, Wrexham, and the late Edward Roberts.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Alfred ROBERTS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 Jun 1919   
Age:
Details:
Of Tanners Row, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur STUDLEY 10/168
Service:Wellington Reg., New Zealand Expeditiary Force
Died:8 Aug 1915
Age:
Details:
Of Little Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chunuk Bair Memorial, New Zealand.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Company Sergeant Major William TAYLOR
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died:Mar 1917
Age:
Details:
Of Queensbridge, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Joseph William WAINWRIGHT 48939
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Jun 1919
Age:
Details:
Son of Nathan & Eliza Wainwright of Lightwood Green.
Cemetery or Memorial:

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Chief Wren Cecily Monica Bruce BENJAMIN WA/WRNS6965
Service:HMS President II, Women's Royal Naval Service
Died:19 Aug 1941
Age:20
Details:Daughter of Edward Maurice Benjamin & Elizabeth Margaret Dorothea Benjamin, of Pinner, Middlesex, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Norman H BOLLAND 14692323
Service:7th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Apr 1945
Age:19
Details:Son of Charles & Beatrice Bolland, of Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman Reginald HILLMAN 2615895
Service:4th Bn. Grenadier Guards
Died:14 Aug 1944
Age:23
Details:Of Salop Road, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux War Cemetery, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Lieutenant George Frederick LINDSAY 115289
Service:969 Sqd. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:29 Jun 1944
Age:43
Details:Son of Thomas Charles & Lily Jane Lindsay, of High Street, Overton; husband of Constance Mary Lindsay, of Bramhall, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Aircraftsman John Winston PEARSON
Service:Royal Air Force   
Died:
Age:
Details:
Of Maesgwaelod, Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Hugh William Jardine Ethelston PEEL Croix de Guerre 165075
Service:2nd. Armd. Reconnaissance Bn. Welsh Guards
Died:17 Feb 1945
Age:24
Details:Son of Captain O Peel, M.C., & Mrs Peel; husband of Leila Mary Peel, of Gredington.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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