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Rossett War Memorial

Rossett

Yr Orsedd

This Rossett War Memorial commemorates local people who were killed in World War I and World War II.

Rossett (Welsh: Yr Orsedd) is a village and community in the County Borough of Wrexham, and is close to the border with England. The community also includes the villages of Burton, Burton Green and Lavister.

The memorial, in the form of a standing cross set on a plinth of three stone octagonal steps, is sited in the grounds of Christ's Church off Chester Road. It was constructed after World War I, and dedicated on 12 September 1920, with extra panels being added added after World War II. It is Grade II listed.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ACKERLEY John Henry 18858
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of George Ackerley, of Covey Bank, Lavister, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BENNION Thomas 200954
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:20 Aug 1918
Age:36
Details:Son of Thomas & Jane Bennion, of Broad Oak, Rossett; husband of Constance Helen Bennion, of Rossett Road Cottages,  Trevalyn, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private CLAYS Albert 200956
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th/6th Bn.)
Died:17 Oct 1918
Age:
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private CREWE John William 235205
Service:Gloucestershire Regiment(1st/4th Bn.)
Died:9 Oct 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of William & Mary Elizabeth Crewe, of Burton, Rossett.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private CRUMP John Henry 19113
Service:Leicestershire Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:25 Sep 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Crump, of Harwood's Lane, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES Thomas John 75841
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:7 Oct 1918
Age:32
Details:Son of Catharine S. Davies, of Butchers Arms, Rosset, Wrexham, and the late Thomas Davies.
Cemetery or Memorial:Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ELLIS Samuel Percy 8269
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:6 Oct 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of John & Georgina Ellis, of Trevalyn, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:GRIFFITHS John   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Wheeler HACK John L/5029
Service:Royal Field Artillery(19th Bde. Ammunition Col.)
Died:27 Apr 1918
Age:25
Details:Born Rossett. Son of John & Mary Ann Hack, of 89, Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:HUGHES William
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Rank,Name & Service Number:JACKSON William George
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Wheeler JOHNSON Thomas 1996
Service:Royal Field Artillery
Died:3 Aug 1917
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Pioneer JOHNSON William 233991
Service:Royal Engineers
Died:8 Sep 1917       
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Harry 27369
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(18th Bn.)
Died:12 Aug 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Mrs. Jane Jones, of Poplar Row, Burton, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Exeter High Cemetery, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD Joseph 23297
Service:East Lancashire Regiment(11th Bn.)
Died:15 Apr 1918
Age:32
Details:Son of Robert & Jane Lloyd, of Rossett; husband of Ada Lloyd, of 14, Lodge Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arneke British Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal O'BRIEN George 13147
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(6th Bn.)
Died:10 Aug 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Martin & Mary O'Brien, of Hern House Cottages,  Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PARTIN Frank 28322   
Service:Loyal North Lancashire Regiment(9th Bn.)
Died:22 Mar 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of Frances Partin, of Lavister, Rossett, and the late John Partin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PLEAVIN Walter
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner RANDLES John 736027
Service:Royal Field Artillery("D" Bty. 245th West Riding Bde.)
Died:17 Sep 1917
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Born Rossett.
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain SANDBACH Gilbert Robertson
Service:Denbighshire Yeomanry(attd. 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
Died:3 Jul 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of the late Gilbert Robertson & of Harriet Jane Sandbach, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman WILLIAMS William 51446
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:9 Apr 1918
Age:19
Details:Only son of W & Mary Williams, of Dee Style, Harwood's Lane, Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:WOOLISCROFT William
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WYCHERLEY John Leonard G/5463
Service:Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1915
Age:30
Details:Son of Andrew Wycherley, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant WYCHERLEY Charles Spencer 5197
Service:Cheshire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:21 Feb 1915
Age:37
Details:Born Lavister. Son of the late Andrew & Elizabeth Wycherley; adopted son of William & Sarah Hughes; husband of Lillie Wycherley, of Gamford Cottages, Rossett. Served in the South African Campaign.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BENNION Alfred 13054627 or 13050627
Service:West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own) (1st Bn.)
Died:12 Mar 1944
Age:29
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant BOLTON Thomas Gilbert Benson 71457
Service:Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Died:31 Aug 1944
Age:27
Details:Son of Edward John and Florence Maude Bolton, of Rossett, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gauhati War Cemetery, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Seaman BROTHERTON George Edward LT/JX 303176
Service:Royal Naval Patrol Service (H.M.S. Santa)
Died:23 Nov 1943
Age:28
Details:Son of William and Mary Elizabeth Brotherton, Princess Row, Gresford, Wrexham (1911 Census). Also commemorated on the Gresford War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lowestoft Naval Memorial, Suffolk.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper CHAPMAN Frank William 1895293
Service:Royal Engineers(271 Field Coy.)
Died:21 May 1943
Age:24
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Mary Chapman, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.

Rank,Name & Service Number:DAVIES Reginald A
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private FINCHETT Ernest 4200996
Service:South Staffordshire Regiment(2nd Airborne Bn.)
Died:23 Sep 1944
Age:29
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private FINCHETT Thomas Henry 14657839
Service:Worcestershire Regiment (2nd Bn.)
Died:12 Apr 1945
Age:21
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Maynamati War Cemetery, Bangladesh.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant HAWKINS Ralph Hamilton1462088
Service:Royal Artillery(107 Bty., 71 Anti-Tank Regt.)
Died:24 Nov 1943
Age:23
Details:Son of James & Charlotte Hawkins, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JACKSON James Henry 3718668
Service:Devonshire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:12 Jul 1944
Age:26
Details:Son of Frederick Charles & Ada May Jackson, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tilly-sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner JOHNSON Arthur 958456
Service:Royal Artillery(65 Norfolk Yeomanry Anti-Tank Regt.)
Died:12 Jun 1944
Age:25
Details:Son of Frederick & Alice Johnson, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major LOWE Ralph Frederick Manley 13132
Service:Royal Artillery(147 Indep. "Z" A.A. Bty.)
Died:5 Jan 1946
Age:48
Details:Son of Francis Manley & Beatrice Mary Lowe; husband of Margaret Lowe, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Christ Church Churchyard, Rossett.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain LUCKING Kenneth Stephen Bamfylde 42126
Service:Cheshire Regiment(4th Bn.)
Died:19 May 1940
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Isieres Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant PHOENIX George Dennis 2215390
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(158 Sqdn.)
Died:11 Apr 1944
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Son of George Phoenix, and of Annie Phoenix, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Poix-de-Picardie Churchyard, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal ROBERTS Ernest Verdun Carnoy T/172870
Service:Royal Army Service Corps(1 Res. M.T. Coy.)
Died:Apr 1941
Age:22
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flying Officer SAMUEL Frank Blelock 104454
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(601 Sqdn.)
Died:8 Jan 1943
Age:20
Details:Son of Harold & Helen Samuel, of Rossett.
Cemetery or Memorial:Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Pilot SPRENT William Swanson 1133844
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:13 Sep 1942
Age:20
Details:Son of William S and Agnes M Sprent.
Cemetery or Memorial:Yatesbury (All Saints) Churchyard, Wiltshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private SUCKLEY Harry  L366370
Service:Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 13th(2/4th Bn. South Lancashire Regt.) Bn.
Died:6 Jun 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Suckley; husband of Beatrice Violet Suckley, of Dover, Kent, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.

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