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Sychdyn War Memorial

Sychdyn

The Sychdyn War Memorial takes the form of a stone gateway and commemorates those local men who died in World War I.

The village of Sychdyn (formerly know as Soughton in English) is in the parish of Northop, Flintshire. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.

 

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF

THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR

JUSTICE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR.

 

The names also appear on the Northop War Memorial.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter BROOKES 15855
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:29 Oct 1918
Age:
Details:
Born Nannerch. Son of William & Mary Brookes of Northop.
Cemetery or Memorial:Northop Churchyard

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter CHAMBERS 15400
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 Jun 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of John & Emma Chambers, of Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Walter Benedictus DAVEY 15404
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:3 Mar 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of the late George B & Mary Davey of Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Bramwell DRIVER 57937
Service:9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:28 May 1918
Age:
Details:
Born Wrexham. Son of William Anthony Driver & Sarah Elizabeth (nee Wakely).
Cemetery or Memorial:Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas George HEWITT 240230
Service:1st/4th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died:14 Apr 1918
Age:40
Details:Born Mynydd Isa. Husband of Annie Hewitt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Thomas HODGKINSON 39768 & 60965
Service:2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers formerly in Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:21 Nov 1917
Age:22
Details:Son of William & Mary E Hodgkinson, of Brynyffynnon, Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Marcoing British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Daniel JAMES 190628   
Service:
Died:
7 July 1918
Age:33
Details:Son of John & Hannah James of Mold; husband of Catherine James, of Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:KIrkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Edward Lennox Petch JONES 56261
Service:10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own)
Died:11 Oct 1918
Age:24
Details:Born Sychdyn. Son of Edward & Emma Jones, of Cliff House, Micklefield, Leeds, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter JONES DM2/195035
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:12 Jul 1917
Age:35
Details:Son of Mrs Margaret E Jones, of Black Brook Cottage, Mold.
Cemetery or Memorial:North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Herbert MARSH 400602
Service:2nd/7th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Died:23 Jul 1917
Age:25   
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Marsh; husband of Annie A. Marsh, of Quarry Houses, Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Griffith PIERCY 15397
Service:9th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:30 Sep 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of William & Isabella Piercy, of Sychdyn. Brother of William Piercy (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William PIERCY 62408
Service:9th Bn. Welsh Regiment   
Died:30 May 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Isabella Piercy, of Offa Bank, Sychdyn. Brother of Griffith Piercy (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Chambrecy British Cemetery, Marne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Franklin William PINNINGTON 19405
Service:17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:13 Jul 1918
Age:38
Details:Born Liverpool, England. Husband of Sarah Jane Pinnington of Duke Street, Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Herbert Taylor ROCK 4623
Service:45th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Died:31 Aug 1916
Age:29
Details:Son of William Edwin & Lois Jane Rock, of Sychdyn. Australian national.
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Charles WILLIAMS 37428 & 3599
Service:Machine Gun Corps formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Apr 1918
Age:27
Details:Born Rhosesmor. Son of the late Charles and Harriet Williams.
Cemetery or Memorial:Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal George Henry WILLIAMS15403
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:30 Apr 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Williams, of Quarry Houses, Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas John WILLIAMS 240817
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:4 Aug 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of Thomas & the late Elizabeth Williams, of Pen y Bryn, Sychdyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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