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War Memorials

Caergwrle

The Caergwrle War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II. The memorial, in the form of an ornately carved Celtic Cross, stands in a small garden off the Wrexham Road. Many of those named also appear on the Hope War Memorial.

Caergwrle is a village in the community of Hope in Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was in the county of Clwyd.

Caergwrle War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lance Corporal ASBURY
Henry Thomas
262808
Royal Engineers
(Syren Forces)
1 Feb 1919 36 Son of Richard & Emma Asbury; husband of Mary Elizabeth Asbury (nee Jones) of Belle Vue Terrace, Penyffordd. Also on the Hawarden Memorial. Murmansk New British Cemetery, Russia.
Second Lieutenant BATE
George Beaumont
Royal Flying Corps
(18th Sqdn.)
and
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
29 Apr 1917 21 Son of George & Millicent Bate, of 51, Colville Gardens, Bayswater, London, England. Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
BUNNELL
Thomas John

15087
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 Nephew of Jane Sarah Edwards, Bryn Griffith, Cymau. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.
Captain
COLLINS
Harold Stafford
General List & Egyptian Labour Corps 17 Nov 1917 34 Son of Alfred & Hannah M Collins, of Leicester, England. Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
Sapper
DAVIES
Albert

WR/274991
Royal Engineers (279th Railway Coy.) 14 Jan 1919 29 Son of John & Harriet Davies, of Meadow View, Caer Estyn, Hope. Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
DAVIES
D
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1/5th Bn.)
Lance Sergeant
DAVIES
George Holmes

30303
8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 20 Dec 1916 19 Son of William Davies, Sunny Bank, Caergwrle, Wrexham. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Gunner
DAVIES
George Vincent

831931
Royal Field Artillery
( "A" Bty. 241st Bde.)
11 Sep 1917 21 Son of Ithel & Rose Hannah Davies. Native of Penyffordd. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
DAVIES
Morris

59748
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
8 Oct 1918 25 Son of George & Harriett Davies, of Bryhyfryd Horeb, Caergwrle. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
DAVIES
W
Royal Army Medical Corps
Lieutenant
EDWARDS
Eric
South Wales Borderers
(12th Bn.)
22 Nov 1917 24 Son of Mr & Mrs J H Edwards, of Bryn Arthur, Caergwrle. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Gunner
EDWARDS
Oswald

64533
Royal Garrison Artillery
("V" 5th Heavy Trench Mortar Bty.)
24 May 1918 39 Son of Thomas & Rachel Edwards, Cymau. Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
EVANS
Thomas

2851
M.M.
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
5 Sep 1916 Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
GRIFFITHS
A
North Staffordshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
Private
GRIFFITHS
F
12316
North Staffordshire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
6 Nov 1918 Brother of Mr T G Griffiths, of Rose Cottage, Penyfford. Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
GRIFFITHS
T
240682
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1/5th Bn.)
23 Jul 1919 Hope Cemetery.
Private
GRIFFITHS
Walter Whitley

30326
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
16 Feb 1917 20 Son of John F & Elizabeth Griffiths, of 15, Washington Street, Liverpool, England. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Private
GRIFFITHS
William Alexander

202750
Welsh Regiment (15th Bn.) 4 Oct 1918 23 Son of William & Mary Jane Griffiths, Cemetery Road, Hope. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Midshipman
HAMILTON
John Allan
Royal Naval Reserve
(HMS Viknor)
13 Jan 1915 Sunk by mine off Tory Island, County Donegal, Ireland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Driver
HARLEY
George

213098
Royal Field Artillery
("C" Bty. 95th Bde.)
15 Oct 1917 19 Born in Kinnerton. Son of George & Mary A Harlet, Stryt Isa, Hope. The Huts Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
HEMMINGS
Alfred

241473
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 20 Son of William & Mary Hemmings, of The Cottage, Penyffordd. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
HENSHAW
R
57019
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
18 Nov 1916 20 Son of the late Thomas Henshaw. Hope Cemetery.
Lance Sergeant
HOWELL
Joseph Leigh

3983
South African Infantry
(1st Regt.)
16 Jul 1916 40 Born in Bagillt, Flintshire. Son of Gilbert & Emma Mary Howell, Holywell Road, Northop. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Private
HUSON
William Arnold

67583
Cheshire Regiment(15th Bn.) 23 Apr 1918 19 Son of Mrs Lucy Griffiths, of Queen's Cafe, Caergwrle. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
ITHELL
John William

1/39368
East Lancashire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
6 Nov 1918 19 Son of John & Mary Ithell, Babylon, Higher Kinnerton. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
ITHEL
Thomas

74317 & 137573
Sherwood Foresters - Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
22 Oct 1918 28 Son of William & Ann Ithel, The Nant, Hope. Honnechy British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
JENKINS
Walter Edward

24280
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
3 Jul 1916 36 Born Rhosnesni, Denbighshire. Son of Frank & Hannah Elizabeth Jenkins, Lower Street, Hope. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
JONES
Bert

1511
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
4 Sep 1917 26 Son of Hugh & the late Annie Jones, of Caergwrle. Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Charles Edward

19312
Grenadier Guards
(4th Bn.)
16 Oct 1915 Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
J W
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2/5th Bn.)
Driver
JONES
William Alfred

217853
Royal Field Artillery
(122nd Bty. 52nd Bde.)
26 Sep 1918 29 Son of Alfred & Elizabeth Jones, of Hope. Faubourg D'amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
William Herbert

54733
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 35 Brother of Miss L Jones, of 3, Rose Cottages, Ffrwd. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
KENDRICK
John
TR/4/39722 & 388179
Training Reserve   (66th Bn.)
transf. to
Labour Corps
(538th Labour Coy.)
2 Nov 1918 27 Son of Jesse & Elizabeth Kendrick, of Hope; husband of Lizzie Ann Kendrick, of 44, Hawarden Road, Abemorddu. Hope Cemetery.
Second Lieutenant KILVERT
Harry
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
1 Aug 1917 33 Son of Richard & Sarah Kilvert, of Clunbury, Shropshire, England; husband of Mary Kilvert, of The Cottage, Hope. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Sergeant
LEWIS
R
South Wales Borderers
Corporal
MADDOCK
William Frederick

25562
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
9 Jul 1916 33 Grandson of Elizabeth Moses, Red Lion, Hope. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Corporal
MARTIN
Andrew
23598
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
Royal Defence Corps
20 May 1921 Son of John & Elizabeth Martin, of Llay, Denbighshire; husband of Margaret Martin, of Fellows Lane, Caergwrle. Hope Cemetery.
Private
MESSHAM
Jonathan Percy

21494
16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 Aug 1916 Son of Edward & Mary Ellen Messham, Pentrerobin. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
MORRIS
Richard

30307
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
15 Feb 1917 19 Son of Evan Morris, of Tan y Mynydd, Mold Road, Caergwrle. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
PARRY
Thomas Owen

41600
South Wales Borderers
(5th Bn.)
20 Oct 1918 19 Son of Thomas Henry & Dorothy Parry, of Police Station, Prestatyn, Flints. Native of Caergwrle. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
PETERS
Meshack

15109
M.M.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
7 Sep 1918 24 Son of Edward William & Sarah Ellen Peters, of Plasmain Cottages, Cefnybedd. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Polikastro, Greece.
Private
POOLE
Roland Maertens

5837
King's Liverpool Regiment - Liverpool Scottish (10th Bn.) 9 Aug 1916 20 Born Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. Son of John Francis M & Letitia M Poole, Chester Road, Shotton. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Corporal
PRICE
Arthur

295017
M.M.
Royal Scots Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 12th Bn.)
3 Nov 1918 30 Born in Manchester, England. Son of Peter & Mary Price (nee Whitely), of Ayr, Scotland. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
PUGH
Sidney

1050
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
11 Aug 1915 23 Son of Joseph & Ellen Pugh, of Rhyddyn View, Hawarden Road, Caergwrle; husband of the late Myfanwy Pugh. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
ROBERTS
Albert Edward

52712
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Reserve Bn.)
10 Jan 1920 30 Son of M J Roberts, of Rock View, Castle Street, Caergwrle, & the late Robert Roberts. Hope Cemetery
Lance Corporal
ROBERTS
Edward Thomas

37618
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
3 Nov 1916 Son of Sarah Ann Roberts, Gwalia, Caergwrle. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
ROBERTS
John William

6025
Connaught Rangers
(5th Bn.)
10 Mar 1918 34 Son of Joseph Roberts, of Laburnum Cottage, Penymyndd, & the late Martha Roberts. Ramleh (Ramla) War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
ROBERTS
Llewellyn David

15867
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
5 Jun 1916 22 Son of David & Maria Roberts, of Oak Cottage, Hope. Native of Kilburn, London, England. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
ROBERTS
William Jones

56762 & 1419
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
formerly Denbighshire Yeomanry
18 Jun 1917 24 Son of Robert & Jane Roberts, Rhawberfedd Hope. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
ROWLANDS
Robert Owen

15088
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
17 Feb 1916 31 Born in Mynydd Isa. Son of Joseph & Margaret Rowlands, Plas Main Cottages, Cefn y Bedd. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
SPEED
John Edward

9982
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
21 Oct 1914 25 Son of the late John & Ann Speed, of High Street, Caergwrle. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
THOMAS
William

1550
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
17 Aug 1915 18 Son of William Thomas, of 5, Coronation Terrace, Abermorddu. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Captain
TREVOR-ROPER
Charles Cawaladr
Hampshire Regiment
(14th Bn.)
3 Aug 1917 33 Husband of Gertrude Alice Trevor Roper, of Plas Teg, Pontbleiddyn. Father of Richard Dacre Trevor-Roper (WWII below). Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
TYDD
John Thomas

8629
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
3 Nov 1914 27 Son of Edward & Hannah Tydd, Burwardsley Road, Tattenhall, Cheshire, England. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.
Private
VAUGHAN
Griffith John

6391
Canadian Infantry
(1st Bn.)
18 Oct 1918 36 Son of Thomas & Martha Vaughan, of Caergwrle; husband of Martha Ann Vaughan, of 99, Hall Street, Rhosllannerchrugog, Denbighshire. Vred Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
WILCOCK
Samuel

21495
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 27 Son of Thomas & Barbara Wilcock, Bannel, Hawarden. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
Fred

242296
King's Liverpool Regiment
(12th Bn.)
26 Aug 1918 27 Son of Daniel & Ruth Williams, of Caergwrle. Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
T
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
Private
WILLIAMS
W
Royal Garrison Artillery

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Supply Assistant
BARLOW
Eric Ernest

C/MX 63709
Royal Navy
(HMS Niger)
6 Jul 1942 22 Son of Mr & Mrs G E Barlow, of Caergwrle. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Leading Aircraftsman
BRADSHAW
Frederick John
1142405
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 8 Feb 1946 Born in Hawarden. Husband of Eleanor Bradshaw, of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, England. Greenbank Cemetery, Bristol, England.
Able Seaman
CLARKE
Percy Norman
P/JX348646
Royal Navy
(HMS Midge)
1 May 1943 19 Son of Frederick William & Alice Clark, of Caergwrle. Hope Cemetery.
Gunner
DAVIES
T
Royal Artillery
Gunner
DAVIES
Vincent

14505132
Royal Artillery
(65 Field Regt.)
11 Sep 1944 31 Son of William & Annie Davies, of Caergwrle. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.
Flight Sergeant Pilot
DUXBURY
Frederick Ronald
1058490
Royal Air Force 6 Mar 1943 21 Son of John Leonard Booth Duxbury & Florence L Duxbury; husband of Ivy Monica Duxbury, of South Ruislip, Middlesex, England. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Fusilier
EDWARDS
C
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Driver
EDWARDS
Thomas

T/10673230
Royal Army Service Corps 29 May 1943 21 Son of William H & Sarah E Edwards, of Penyffordd. Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya.
Gunner
EDWARDS
Thomas Handley

1457643
Royal Artillery
(239 Bty., 101 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt.)
4 Jun 1940 21 Son of Robert & Elizabeth Handley Edwards, of Caergwrle. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
Corporal
ELLIS
David Henry
571882
Royal Air Force 2 Mar 1946 25 Born in London, England. Son of Seth Henry (born in Leeswood) & Jessie Ellis (nee Shaw). Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
Gunner
ELLIS
James

1818009
Royal Artillery
(3 Bty., 6 H.A.A. Regt.)
9 May 1943 28 Son of Samuel & Ann Ellis, of Pontybodkin; husband of May Louisa Ellis, of Tir
y Fron, Pontybodkin.
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
Squadron Leader
HOBBS
J
39523
Royal Air Force
(156 Sqdn.)
15 Oct 1942 30 Son of C H Hobbs & of Rachel May Hobbs (nee English); husband of Vera Winifred Hobbs, of East Bergholt, Suffolk, England. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Private
HUMPHREYS
C
Royal Marines
Flight Sergeant
JOHNSON
W H
Royal Air Force
Leading Aircraftman
JONES
Bernard

1535818
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 1 Jan 1945 23 Son of Edmund & Alice Jones, of Abermorddu. Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Flight Sergeant Pilot
MORRIS
Francis Richard
1113272
Royal Air Force 8 Aug 1943 23 Son of William Manning Morris & Charlotte May Morris, of Caergwrle. Hope Cemetery.
Chaplain 4th Class
MUSGRAVE
Francis William
Royal Army Chaplains' Department
attd.
Dorsetshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
2 Aug 1944 39 Son of William Gummow Musgrave& Mary Musgrave; husband of Alma Grace Musgrave, of Hove, Sussex, England. Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Private
PARRY
Hector
4031973
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
22 May 1940 25 Dunkirk War Memorial, Nord, France.
Stoker 2nd Class
PARSONAGE
William

D/KX 122338
Royal Navy
(HMS Prince of Wales)
10 Dec 1941 25 Son of Richard & Sarah Mary Elizabeth Parsonage, of Caergwrle. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Trooper
PICKERING
Colin

7961213
Horse Royal Armoured Corps
(2nd Lothians and Border)
8 Feb 1944 20 Son of Frank & Jessie Pickering, of Caergwrle. Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria.
Fusilier
PRICE
J
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
REYNOLDS
Joseph Edward
1808364
Monmouthshire Regiment 17 Aug 1944 23 Of Hafod Owen, Hope. Son of Joseph and Maggie Reynolds. Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
RIDGE
Richard M A

T/14398433
Royal Army Service Corps 10 Apr 1945 21 Born Oswestry, Shropshire, England. Son of John Ridge & Mary Elizabeth Ridge (nee Parry), of Caergwrle. Brother of Sidney Robert Ridge (below). Turnhout Communal Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Lance Sergeant
RIDGE
Sidney Robert
2735119
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
8 Apr 1945 25 Born Shropshire, England. Son of John Ridge & Mary Elizabeth Ridge (nee Parry); husband of J M Ridge, of Upton Lovell, Wiltshire, England. Brother of Richard Ridge (above). Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Private
ROBERTS
W
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
SOWERY
Richard

321347
Royal Army Veterinary Corps
(1 Remount Sqn.)
between
24 April 1941
and
30 April 1941
21 Son of Mr R H Sowery & Mrs A Sowery, of Caergwrle. Athens Memorial, Greece.
Lieutenant
SYMONS
John Patrick

EC/15981
Royal Indian Army Service Corps 11 Jun 1942 Delhi War Cemetery, India.
Flight Lieutenant Air Gnr.
TREVOR-ROPER
Richard Dacre

47354
D.F.C. & D.F.M.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  (97 Sqdn.) 31 Mar 1944 28 Son of Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper (WW1 above) & Gertrude Alice Trevor-Roper; husband of Patricia Audry Trevor-Roper, of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.
Signalman
TUDOR
Frank Edward
14234906
Royal Corp of Signals
(8 Ind. Div. Sigs.)
23 Apr 1945 24 Son of Richard William & Elizabeth Jane Tudor; husband of Dorothy Prudence Tudor, of Bagendon, Gloucestershire, England. Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
Stoker 1st Class
WATMORE
Charles Maurice

D/KX 100908
Royal Navy
(HMS Thanet)
27 Jan 1942 21 Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. Son of George Henry & Maud Watmore, of Caergwrle. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Stoker
WILLIAMS
A
Royal Navy
Pilot Officer
WILLIAMS
C
Royal Air Force
Corporal
WILLIAMS
John

4208945
Parachute Regiment A.A.C.
(6th/10th Royal Welch Fusiliers Bn.)
15 Aug 1944 24 Son of Thomas Arden Wilbraham Williams & Florence Elizabeth Williams, of Caergwrle. Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France.
Corporal
WILLIAMS
Stephen

4188222
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
29 Apr 1944 33 Husband of Elizabeth Williams, of Caergwrle. Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
Sergeant Pilot
WILLIS
John Charles

1621067
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 8 Mar 1944 26 Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya.
Gunner
WRIGHT
William

4201802
Royal Artillery
(20 Anti-Tank Regt.)
20 Jul 1944 29 Son of Edward Wright, & of Ellen Wright, of Penyffordd. La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

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