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War Memorials

Gobowen

The Gobowen War Memorial commemorates those men from the area who were killed in World War I and World War II. The memorial takes the form of a limestone cenotaph with two white marble tablets engraved with the names of those who died. It was built on the Cross in the village and unveiled in 1922.

Gobowen War Memorial

The village of Gobowen, in the Parish of Selattyn & Gobowen, lies in the county of Shropshire in England, close to the border with Wales.

The parish was part of the Welsh Diocese of St Asaph until 1922 when it was transferred to the English Diocese of Litchfield.

 

1914-1918

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Lance Corporal
John
BICKLEY

15225
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
30 Jun 1916 25 Son of Ellis & Jemima Bickley, of 5, Whittington Road, Gobowen. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
W
BRADLEY
Private
George
CONDE

19532
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
29 Oct 1917 21 Son of Edwin & Alice Conde, of Rose Cottage, Hengoed. St. Barnabas Churchyard, Hengoed.
Private
Frederick
DAVIES

16100
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
29 Sep 1917 27 Son of Mrs Ann Davies, of Greenfield Cottage, Gobowen. Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John
DAVIES

31949 & 59906
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Medical Corps
24 Aug 1918 Resident of Gobowen. Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.
T
DAVIES
Private
Geoffrey
DAVIS

15347
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(10th Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry Bn.)
29 Sep 1918 33 Son of Frederick G & Alice Davis, of Gobowen School, Gobowen. Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France.
Sergeant
John Edward
EVANS

50512
Imperial Camel Corps
(6th Coy.)
16 Nov 1918 28 Son of John Edward & Louisa Evans, of 13, Coegnant Road, Caerau, Maesteg, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Native of Gobowen. Hadra War Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
J
FRANCIS
R
FRANCIS
Private
William John
GARSIDE

65186 & 31258
Welsh Regiment
(15th Bn.)
13 Apr 1918 Born Overton, Flintshire. Son of Sarah Margaret Tomkins & the late John Tomkins, of Iron Mills, Gobowen. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
G
HAYNES
Private
James Granville
HUGHES

G/3451
Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment (2nd Bn.) 16 May 1915 Born in Pentre Broughton, Wrexham. Resident of Gobowen. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
John Alexander
IRELAND

2693
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
(6th Bn.)
5 Apr 1916 23 Son of Barbara Hughes (formerly Ireland), of Aberdeen House, Hengoed,, & the late John Henry Ireland. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Lance Corporal
Trevor King
JENKINS

23734
Suffolk Regiment
(11th Bn.)
between
9 Apr 1918
and
19 Apr 1918
Son of Elizabeth Ann Jenkins, of Westminster House, Gobowen, & the late George Morse Jenkins. Ploegstreet Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Private
Frank
JONES

33082
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(6th Bn.)
12 Aug 1917 34 Son of John & Ann Jones, of Oswestry; husband of Mary Elizabeth Davies (formerly Jones), of Holm Leigh Cottage, Hengoed. Also commemorated on the Cambrian Railways War Memorial. Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Captain
Herbert Martin Benson
LAWFORD
Royal Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
7 Oct 1916 Son of Martin Benson Lawford & Emily Agnes Lawford, of Trewern, Oswestry. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Richard Dale
LOVETT

2426
Middlesex Regiment
(16th Bn.)
1 Jul 1916 46 Youngest son of Col. Thomas Heaton Lovett, of Belmont Hall, Gobowen, & his wife, Cecil Elizabeth (nee Jones). Resident in India. Auchinvilliers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Ernest Thomas
MARTIN

75576
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
28 Apr 1918 19 Son of Samuel & Jane Martin, of Laurel Cottage, Daywell, Gobowen. Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
Albert
ONIONS

49187 & 2624
Cheshire Regiment
(10th Bn.)
formerly
Shropshire Yeomanry
8 Feb 1918 27 Son of the late Thomas & Frances Onions, of Gobowen; husband of Mrs G L Randles (formerly Onions), of Liverpool House, Upper Hengoed. Father of George Henry Onions (died in WW2, see below). Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas Langford
ROBERTS

12286
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
("B" Coy. 6th Bn.)
9 Oct 1915 23 Son of the Rev. E Garmon Roberts & Harriet Roberts, of The Manse, Gobowen. Rue du Bacquerot No. 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William Thomas
SANDERSON

24934
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st/4th Bn.)
19 Apr 1918 20 Born at Selattyn. Son of Hannah Eliza & the late William Sanderson, of Park Hall Lodge, Gobowen. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Joseph Evan
THOMAS

9921
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
29 Sep 1916 24 Son of Evan & Catherine Thomas, of 4, Bryn y Castell Terrace, Gobowen. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
Gilbert Rowland
VENABLES
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(3rd Bn.)
7 Mar 1915 34 Son of Rowland George & Gertrude Venables, of Oakhurst, Oswestry. Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
Henry Herbert
WARD

15866
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
14 Jul 1916 Born in Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Groom at Henlle Hall, Gobowen. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

1939-1945

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Leading Seaman
William Arthur
BROWN

D/J 86575
Royal Navy
HMS Courageous
17 Sep 1939 38 Son of Edwin & Mary Brown; husband of Sarah Arm Brown, of Gobowen. Torpedoed and sunk by German submarine, south-west of Ireland. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Private
William David
DAVIES

14552668
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
4 Oct 1944 Son of Mr & Mrs W A Davies, of Gobowen. Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.
Flight Sergeant
Robert Beaumont
HANMER

754908
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(83 Sqdn.)
21 Apr 1941 Son of Edwin & Edith Hanmer; husband of Lydia Mary Hamner, of Ellesmere. Houthulst Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
Antony Kenneth
HODGES

955769
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(210 Sqdn.)
13 Jun 1943 23 Son of Harry & Bessie Elliot Hodges, of Gobowen. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
T W
JONES
Private
Raymond
LLOYD

4036699
Devonshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
24 Jun 1944 27 Son of James & Lucy Lloyd, of Gobowen. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Guardsman
George Henry
ONIONS

2733607
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
19 Apr 1941 26 Son of Albert Onions (died in WW1, see above) & Gertrude Lily Onions, of Hengoed. St. Barnabas Churchyard, Hengoed.
Sapper
George Leslie
RIGBY

14263304
Royal Engineers
(622 Field Sqn.)
16 Sep 1944 Son of William & Alice Rigby; husband of Gertrude Rigby, of Gobowen. Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.
A
ROWLANDS
M E
TOMKINS
H
WILLIAMS

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