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CHIRK WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Mick Tilley 2014

Chirk’s war memorial is an impressively large obelisk of Portland stone on a traffic island in the centre of the village at the junction of Station Avenue and Church Street. Taking up more than half of the south face is a relief of a soldier, in helmet and greatcoat, carrying a rifle. It was designed by the famous Sussex sculptor Eric Gill (1882 – 1940) and is now a Grade II* listed monument. It has inscriptions in both English and Welsh.

In the nearby parish church there is a Roll Of Honour book which also lists the names of the fallen but it was not possible to reference this whilst researching the transcription.

Photograph Copyright © Mick Tilley 2014

south face:

TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE
INHABITANTS AND INDWELLERS
OF THE PARISH OF CHIRK
WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES
FOR THE CAUSE OF THEIR COUNTRY
DURING THE WAR OF 1914 - 1919
THIS MONUMENT WAS ESTABLI-
SHED BY THEIR FELLOWS
OF THE PARISH

north face:

ER
ARDDERCHOG
GOFFA
AM
WYR Y WAEN
A ROES EU HEINIOES
YN ACHOS EU GWLAD
YN Y RHYFEL MAWR
1914 - 1919
Y GOSODWYD
Y MAEN HWN
GAN EU
CYD BLWYFOLION
1939 - 1945

1914-1918

AINSLEY Joseph
Possibly Private Joseph Ainsley (13740) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Silksworth, Sunderland, and was killed in action on 3rd January 1916 aged 24. He is buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave C. 27. He lived in Darlington and enlisted in Wrexham. He was the son of William and Anne Ainsley of Woodside Cottages, Blackwell Lane, Darlington.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BAILEY Charles
Private Charles Bailey (G/24831) of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion. He was born in St. Martins, Oswestry, Shropshire, in 1894 and died of wounds on 15th October 1917. He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XI. I. 10. He lived in Ruabon, Denbighshire, and enlisted in Chirk. He was the son of John and Anne Bailey.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: Charles’s older brother Henry also died (see below).
BAILEY Henry
Lance Sergeant Henry Bailey (200446) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in St. Martin's, Oswestry, Shropshire, in 1892 and was killed in action on 6th April 1918. He is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial, France, on Panel 36 and 37. He enlisted in Chirk. He was the son of John and Anne Bailey.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: Henry’s younger brother Charles also died (see above).
BAINES George [Osborne]
Sapper George Osborne Baines (210509) of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 98th Light Railway Train Crew Company. He was born in Chirk in 1895 and was killed in action on 31st December 1917 in Egypt aged 22. He is buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, in grave F. 101. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Oswestry, Salop. He was the son of Evan and Jane Hannah Baines of Chirk Bank, Chirk. He was an employee of the Great Western Railway Company.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
BECKET William
Private William Beckett (21205) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Whitchurch, Salop, and was killed in action on 26th September 1917 aged 20. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 112 to 113. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Oswestry. He was the son of Philip Beckett of Bradenheath, Bettisfield, Whitchurch, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BISHOP Richard
No further information currently
BURGOYNE [Herbert ] George
Lance Corporal Herbert George Burgoyne (6862) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Hanwood, Salop, in 1895 and was killed in action on 24th December 1916. He is buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium, in grave VI. Q. 14. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Herbert and Mary Ann Burgoyne.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 & 1911 Censuses]
CORKE Samuel [Phillip]
Private Samuel Phillip Corke (3240) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, H Company 4th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 9th May 1915 aged 41. He is recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, France, on Panel 13 and 14. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Llangollen, Denbigh. He was the son of William and Mary Corke and the husband of Annie Turner (formerly Corke) of 128 Chirk Green, Chirk. He also served in the South African Campaign and had been awarded the Territorial Efliciency Medal.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
DAVIES Arthur
Sergeant Arthur Davies (6165) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and died of wounds on 11th May 1915 aged 24. He is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, France, in grave I. A. 110. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Mr. W. Davies of 11 Lodge Lane, Liverpool, and the husband of Emma Conde (formerly Davies) of 2 Chirk Green, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Marriage Index]
DAVIES Isaac
Driver Isaac Davies (108009) of the Corps of Royal Engineers, 123rd Field Company. He was born in Weston-Rhyn, Salop, and was killed in action on 18th June 1917 aged 21. He is buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. F. 21. He enlisted in Oswestry, Salop, and was the son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Davies of 98 Chirk Green, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1901 Census]
DAVIES Robert
Probably Corporal Robert Owen Davies (25167) DCM of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, B Company 17th Battalion. He was born in Coedpoeth, Denbigh, and was killed in action on 29th August 1917 aged 23. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 63 to 65. He enlisted in Ruabon, Denbigh, and was the son of John Davies of Tany Lau, Ruabon, Wrexham. His DCM citation read: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At a moment when our line had become temporarily disorganised, owing to the barrage being lost, he went forward single-handed and captured fifteen of the enemy who had come out behind the barrage and were holding up his part of the advance. He showed great promptness and a ready and fearless grasp of a critical situation."
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations, 1914-1920"]
EDWARDS Arthur
Possibly Private William Arthur Edwards (55695) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 17th Battalion. He was born in Pentre, Ruabon, Denbigh, and died of wounds on 26th April 1918. He is buried at Varennes Military Cemetery, France, in grave II. D. 3. He lived in Ruabon and enlisted in Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
EVANS Edward
No further information currently
FAULKNER John
Private John Faulkner (241566) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 5th Battalion. He was born in Farnworth, Lancs, and was killed in action on 26th March 1917 in Egypt aged 26. He is recorded on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, on Panels 20 to 22. He lived in Ruabon, Denbigh, and enlisted in Chirk. He was the son of Mrs. A. Davies of 20 Chapel Row, Normanton, Yorks, and the husband of Margaret Faulkner of 97 Chirk Green, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
FIELDHOUSE Alfred
Private Alfred Fieldhouse (53612) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 2nd October 1917 aged 27 and is buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium, in grave LXIII. J. 1. He lived in Ruabon and enlisted in Trefynant. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Fieldhouse of Newbridge and the husband of Hannah Fieldhouse of Dee Side, Newbridge, Ruabon, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
GALLWEY Philip Payne
Lieutenant Philip Francis Payne-Gallwey of the 21st (Empress of India's) Lancers attached to the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers. Born at Kirby Knowle Rectory on 7th March 1893, he was killed in action at Messines on 30th October 1914 aged 21 and is buried at Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. F. 8. He was the second son of the Rev. Francis Henry and Florence Kate Payne-Gallwey of Sessay Rectory, Thirsk, Yorks. He was educated West Downes and Winchester College and gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in November 1912. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th August 1914 and attached to the 9th Lancers on the 12th August. He was unmarried.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"] See also Canterbury, 9th Lancers Memorial
HALL Edward
Private Edward Hall (28992) of the South Wales Borderers, 10th Battalion. He was born in Kinnersley, Salop, and died of wounds on 25th August 1917 aged 34. He is buried at Etaples Military Cemetery, France, in grave XXII. Q. 3A. He lived in Pentre, Ruabon, and enlisted in Chirk. He was the son of William and Martha Hall of Tymaen Farm, Pentre, Ruabon, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HAMBLETT Alfred
Probably Private Alfred Hamblet or Hamblett (54944) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion. He was born in Lancashire in 1883 and killed in action on 26th September 1917. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 63 to 65. He enlisted in Wrexham.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Alfred and James Hamblett (below) were Probably brothers.
HAMBLETT James
Probably Private James Hamlett or Hamblett (53622) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. He was born in Ruabon in 1891 and was killed in action on 30th March 1917. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 6. He lived in Ruabon and enlisted in Trefynant.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: James and Alfred Hamblett (above) were Probably brothers.
HAMER William
Probably Private William Hamer (13094) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 8th Battalion. He was born in Aberystwyth and was killed in action on 18th September 1918 in Salonika aged 28. He is recorded on the Doiran Memorial, Greece. He lived in Overton, Salop, and enlisted in Wrexham. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Hamer of Wrexham Road, Overton, Ellesmere, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
HAYWARD John
Lance Sergeant John Hayward (11538) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. He was born in St. Martin's, Oswestry, and was killed in action on 14th May 1917 aged 23. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 6. He enlisted in Wrexham and was the son of Richard and Margaret Hayward of "Field Head", Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HILL-TREVOR [Hillyar George ] Edwin
Lieutenant Hillyar George Edwin Hill-Trevor of the Scots Guards, 1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 21st December 1914 aged 18. He is recorded on the Le Touret Memorial, France, on Panel 3 and 4. He was the only son of the Hon. George Edwyn Hill-Trevor of Brynkinalt, Chirk. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"]

Note: Lieutenant Hill-Trevor’s medals are on display in the nearby parish church together with a plaque bearing the following inscription:

IN PROUD MEMORY
OF
HILLYAR GEORGE EDWIN
LIEUT. SCOTS GUARDS,
BELOVED ONLY CHILD OF
GEORGE EDWYN AND ETHEL HILL TREVOR,
KILLED WHEN GALLANTLY LEADING HIS MEN
AT GIVENCHY, LA BASSÉE, FRANCE,
21ST DECEMBER 1914,
AGED 18 YEARS.

"BEING MADE PERFECT IN A LITTLE WHILE
HE FULFILLED LONG YEARS."
HUGHES Frederick
Private Frederick Hughes (200363) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 9th September 1917 aged 21. He is buried at Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium, in grave I. A. 4. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of John and Mary Ann Hughes of Offa Cottage, Vron, Llangollen, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HUMPHREYS William
Possibly Private William Edward Humphreys (76395) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 13th Battalion. He was born in Llancwm, Denbigh, and was killed in action on 12th September 1918 aged 19. He is buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France, in grave II. G. 15. He lived in Corwen, Merioneth, and enlisted in Wrexham. He was the son of Griffith Henry and Catherine Ellen Humphreys of Maerdy Mill, Maerdy, Corwen, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
JACKSON Andrew
No further information currently
JOB Bernard
Probably Second Lieutenant Bernard Craig Keble Job of the Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), 3rd Battalion. Born in Liverpool on 9th June 1887, he was killed in action on 18th April 1915 aged 27 and is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 45 and 47. He was the only son of the Rev. Frederick William and Emily Frances Job of Lower Gornal Vicarage, Dudley, Worcs. He was educated at Radley College and went to Liverpool to enlist in the Liverpool Scottish the day war was declared (4th August 1914). He received his commission on 1st November and went to the Front with a draft of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, arriving in France on Good Friday, and a few days later was he was attached to the 1st Battalion of his own regiment. Writing to his father, Major Robinson, commanding the 1st Battalion, said: "He was shot by a bullet and died almost immediately on the morning of April 18 in the heavy fighting which followed our capture of a portion of the enemy's position called Hill 60, 2½ miles S.E. of Ypres."
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"]

JONES Albert
No further information currently
JONES Charles
Private Charles Jones (13877) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Wingfield, Berks, and was killed in action on 5th April 1916 aged 26. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 47 and 49. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Oswestry. He was the son of the late Richard and Mary Jones.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
JONES Ernest
Private Ernest Jones (11631) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 25th September 1915 aged 25. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 47 and 49. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Ellesmere. He was the son of Thomas and Ursula Jones of Canal Side, Chirk Bank, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
JONES Harold
No further information currently
JONES John
Lance Corporal John Jones (19078) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. He was born in Llanrhaiadr, Montgomeryshire, and was killed in action on 11th July 1916. He is buried at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France, in grave VI. B. 10. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Wrexham.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
JONES William
No further information currently
KELSHAW Albert
Probably Corporal Ernest Albert E. Kelshaw (1993) of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in Ruabon, Denbighshire, in 1881 and was killed in action on 4th September 1916. He is buried at Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille , France, in grave VII. D. 5. He enlisted in Normanton and was the son of John and Mary Kelshaw and the husband of Millicent Kelshaw.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth & Marriage Indexes; 1901 Census]
LEWIS Thomas
Private Thomas Lewis (24143) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, B Company 16th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 11th July 1916 aged 24. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 4 A. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of the late John and Mary Lewis of St. Martin's, Oswestry, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
LLOYD Gilbert
Second Lieutenant Gilbert Kingsley Lloyd of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. Born in Chirk on 29th October 1880, he died on 21st February 1916 aged 36 and is buried at Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece, in grave 1804. He was the younger son of Lieutenant-Colonel John Daniel Lloyd, M.B.E., T.D. and Mrs. Marie Adèle Lloyd of The Mount, Chirk. He was educated at Shrewsbury School and served in the South African War, 1899-1901, with the Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry attached to the Machine Gun Section where he was awarded the Queen's Medal with three clasps and King's Medal with clasps. He was also mentioned in dispatches. On his return to England in 1901 he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and he retired from the army in 1903. He then went to Canada, settling at Saskatchewan, where he took up farming. He returned to England on the outbreak of war in August 1914 and obtained a commission in the 3rd Battalion The Shropshire Light Infantry on 24 April 1915. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from June 1915 and was appointed Transport Officer to the 2nd Battalion of his regiment in July. He proceeded to Salonika in January 1916 and died in the 83rd Field Ambulance, Stavros, Macedonia, from appendicitis, contracted after having been sent, while in command of the Transport Section, on a nine days' trek with a company of men, across Salonika and up towards Monastir, for 106 mules, during which time it rained incessantly, and there was no sleeping accommodation. He successfully carried out his task in eight days but on returning to his regiment was taken seriously ill. He was a keen sportsman, being a fine horseman and shot, also a good cricket and football player; he was unmarried.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"]

MANNING Maurice
Lance Sergeant Maurice Manning (11512) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 8th Battalion. He was born in Liverpool and died of wounds on 24th August 1915 in Gallipoli aged 31. He is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, on Panel 77 to 80. He enlisted in Wrexham and was the husband of Ellen Greasley (formerly Manning) of Hand Terrace, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MINSHALL Wynne
Probably Captain Thomas Charles Wynne Minshall of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He died of wounds on 25th March 1918 aged 29 and is buried at Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, France, in grave III. I. 7. He was the son of Philip Henry and Annie Minshall of Beechfield, Oswestry.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORRIS Edward
Private Edward Morris (75245) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 13th Battalion. He was born in West Bromwich, Staffs, and was killed in action on 8th October 1918 aged 40. He is buried at Moulin-De-Pierre British Cemetery, France, in grave A. 17. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of James and Louisa Morris of Pentre and the husband of Elizabeth Jones (formerly Morris) of Sun Bank, Pentre, Ruabon, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORRIS James
Probably Private James Morris (35395) of the South Wales Borderers, C Company 4th. He was born in Cefn, Denbigh, and died of wounds on 10th or 11th August 1916 aged 19. He is buried at Chocques Military Cemetery, France, in grave I. J. 40. He lived in Ruabon and enlisted in Trefynant. He was the son of Enoch and Sally Morris of Penybont Cottage, Pentre, Ruabon, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORRIS John
Gunner John Morris (199447) of the Royal Garrison Artillery, 196th Heavy Battery. He was born in Chirk and died on 6th October 1918 in the Balkans aged 33. He is buried at Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece, in grave 259. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Thomas and Jane Morris of Chirk and the husband of Bertha Morris of Bank Villas, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORRIS Thomas
Possibly Private Thomas Morris (33940) of the South Wales Borderers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Ruabon, Denbigh, and was killed in action on 23rd January 1917 in Mesopotamia. He is recorded on the Basra Memorial, Iraq, on Panel 16 and 62. He lived in New Bridge, Ruabon, and enlisted in Trefynant, Carnarvon.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
NASH Edwin [James]
Corporal Edwin James Nash (25175) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 17th Battalion. He was born in Whitchurch, Salop, and was killed in action on 12th July 1916 aged 22. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 4 A. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Arthur and Selina Nash of Shepherd's Lane, Chirk, and the husband of Mary Catherine Jones (formerly Nash) of 1636, Union Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
OVERSON [Walter ] Harold
Private Walter Harold Overson (27432) of the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was born in Ruabon, Denbigh, in 1896 and died on 4th or 8th April 1915 at home. He is buried at Weston Rhyn (St. John) Churchyard, U.K., in grave 287. He enlisted at Shorncliffe and was the son of Frederick and Mary Overson.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]
OWENS William
Private William Owens (11760) of the Lincolnshire Regiment, 7th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 2nd March 1916. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 21. He lived in Newbridge, Denbigh, and enlisted in Grimsby.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PAGE William
No further information currently
PARRISH Stanley
Private Stanley Parrish (201094) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 6th April 1918 aged 23. He is buried at Martinsart British Cemetery, France, in grave I. D. 2. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Matthew and Mary Parrish of Top-Y-Bank Forge, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PARSONS John
No further information currently
PEARCE Charles
Private Charles Pearce (88362) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 6th October 1918 aged 20. He is recorded on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France, on Panel 6. He enlisted in Wrexham and was the son of Charles and Sarah Pearce of 22 Chirk Green, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PHILLIPS Ernest
Private Ernest Phillips (45198) of the Durham Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Normanton, Yorks, and died on 30th December 1917 aged 33. He is buried at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, France, in grave II. E. 17. He enlisted in Chirk, and was the son of Joseph and Mary Phillips of Lower Wharf, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PIERCE James
Probably Lance Sergeant James Edward Pearce (18386) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Battalion. He was born in Chirk, Denbigh, and was killed in action on 18th February 1917 aged 31. He is buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. C. 15. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of James and Annie Pearce of 2 Gledrid, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
POPE Cecil
Possibly Private Cecil John Pope (13743) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Highclere, Newbury, and was killed in action on 14th July 1916 aged 28. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He lived in Newbury and enlisted in Wrexham. He was the son of William and Maria Pope of Welford Gardens, Newbury, Berks.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROBERTS Gilbert
Private Gilbert Roberts (19676) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 2nd March 1916. He is buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France, in grave II. L. 4. He enlisted in Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROBERTS Henry
No further information currently
ROBERTS Maurice
Private Maurice Roberts (88424) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 8th October 1918 aged 23. He is buried at Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-Sur-L'Escaut, France, in grave II. B. 17. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Edward and Jane Roberts of White House, Halton, Wrexham.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROGERS Stanley
Private Stanley Rogers (3094) of the Welsh Guards, 1st Battalion. He was born in Weston Rhyn, Salop, and was killed in action on 31st July 1917 aged 20. He is buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium, in grave V. C. 7. He enlisted in Wrexham, Denbigh, and was the son of George and Maria Rogers of 9 Gledrid Terrace, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROGERS Sydney
Lance Corporal Sydney Rogers (53740) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. He was born in Chirk and died of wounds on 8th October 1917. He is buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. J. 34. He enlisted in Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROWLANDS Thomas
Probably Private David Thomas Rowlands (26036) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in Oswestry, Salop, and was killed in action on 7th June 1918 aged 23. He is recorded on the Soissons Memorial, France. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of David and Alice Rowlands of 10 Pont Fael, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
RUSHANT Albert
Possibly Able Seaman Albert Stanley Rushant (Tyneside Z/9899) of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M. Trawler Lord Roberts. He was born on 29th November 1895 and died on 26th October 1916 aged 20. He is recorded on the Chatham Naval Memorial, U.K., and was the son of Walter Augustus and Martha Rushant of Littlebury, Saffron Walden, Essex.
[Source: CWGC; "Naval Casualties, 1914-1919"]

Note: The hired trawler Lord Roberts was mined and sunk in the North Sea off the Suffolk coast with the loss of 9 crew and only 2 survivors (see http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1916-10Oct.htm).
TOD James
Sapper James Tod (542384) of the Corps of Royal Engineers, London Electrical Engineers. Born at Llwynycil, Chirk, he died on 11th November 1918 at home aged 27 and is buried in Chirk Churchyard in a grave to the north-east of the church near the boundary. He enlisted in Chirk and was the son of Margaret and the late John Tod and the husband of Emily M. Tod of Wern Tower, Pontfadog, Wrexham.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: James’s older brother William also died (see below).
TOD William
Able Seaman William Tod (Mersey Z/203) of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Battalion Royal Naval Division. He was born on 3rd March 1888 and died on 4th June 1915 aged 27. He is recorded on the Helles Memorial, Turkey, on Panel 8 to 15. He enlisted on 2nd October 1914 and was the son of Margaret Tod of Llwyn-y-Cil, Chirk, and the late John Tod.
[Source: CWGC; "Naval Casualties, 1914-1919"; "Royal Naval Division Service Records,
1914-1920"]

Note: William’s younger brother James also died (see above)
TUNNAH Herbert
Private Herbert Tunnah (88375) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. He was born in Weston Rhyn, Salop, and was killed in action on 4th November 1918 aged 22. He is buried at Englefontaine British Cemetery, France, in grave C. 49. He enlisted in Wrexham and was the son of Edward and Sarah Ann Tunnah of Rose Cottage, Oaklands Road, Chirk Bank, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WALKER George
No further information currently
WILLIAMS Joseph
Corporal Joseph Henry Williams (52864) of the Cheshire Regiment, 13th Battalion. He was born in Chirk and was killed in action on 10th October 1916. He is buried at Courcelette British Cemetery, France, in grave VIII. D. 10. He lived in Chirk and enlisted in Shrewsbury.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WILLIAMS William
Possibly Private William Williams (6147) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Ruabon, Denbigh, and was killed in action on 7th October 1916. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 4 A. He enlisted in Cefn, Denbigh.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WOOLER John
No further information currently
WYMAN Charles
Possibly Private Charles Frederick Wyman (10900) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. He was born in Barking, Essex, and died on 3rd November 1915 or 1918 aged 26. He was a prisoner of war and is buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany, in grave V. E. 12. He lived in Plaistow and enlisted in Wrexham. He was the son of Mr. C. F. Wyman of 295 Barking Road, Plaistow, London.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920"]

And
In Righteousness
He Doth Judge &
Make War. Rev.Xix

In Loving Memory Of

1939-1945

ANKERS Michael
Flying Officer Alfred Michael Ankers (163929) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 24th March 1945 aged 23 and is buried at Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands, in grave V. F. 6. He was the son of Albert Ernest and Lizzie Ankers of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC]
DARLINGTON Leslie
Flight Sergeant Leslie Darlington (1529903) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 620 Squadron, was a Wireless Operator and Air Gunner. He died on 4th February 1944 and is buried at St. Doulchard Communal Cemetery, France, in Mil. Plot. Row A. Grave 2.
[Source: CWGC]
EDWARDS Ellis
Sergeant Ellis Drury Edwards (1236492) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 149 Squadron. He died on 30th March 1943 aged 35 and is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial, U.K., on Panel 148. He was the son of John and Jane Edwards of Rhos, Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC]
EDWARDS Ronald [Nigel]
Trooper Ronald Nigel Edwards (4200984) of the Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., 3rd (8th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment. He died on 2nd February 1945 aged 29 and is buried at Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands, in grave VIII. B. 7. He was the son of Lilian Edwards; husband of Gwyneth Emily Edwards of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC]
FRANCIS Frederick aka Fred
Gunner Frederick Francis (1721558) of the Royal Artillery, 241 Battery, 77 H.A.A. Regiment. He was born in Denbighshire and died on 4th December 1942 aged 36. He is buried at Sydney War Cemetery, Australia, in grave 2Z. D. 2. He lived in Denbighshire and was the son of Isaac and Alice Francis and the husband of Dorothy Francis of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
JENKINS Bernard
No further information currently
JOHNSON Ronald
No further information currently
OWENS Edwin
Fusilier Edwin Owen (4194256) of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Denbighshire and died on 2nd October 1944 aged 23. He is buried at Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Netherlands, in grave II. D. 19. He lived in Denbighshire and was the son of Ernest O. and Emily O. Jones of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
PHELAN Terence [Benedict]
Canadian Flying Officer Terence Benedict Phelan (J/17869) of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 207 (R.A.F.) Squadron. He was born on 30th September 1920 and died on 21st February 1945 aged 24. He is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, in Coll. grave 24. A. 1-6. He was the son of William Joseph and Katherine Phelan of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the husband of Brenda Mary Phelan of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Library & Archives Canada, Canadian Armed Forces War Dead"]
PHILLIPS George
Probably Sergeant George Edwin Phillips (1530967) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 44 Squadron was a wireless operator and air gunner. He died on 24th December 1943 aged 22 and is buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Germany, in Coll. grave 8. K. 13-16. He was the son of Harry and Isabella Oughton Phillips of Pentre, Denbighshire, and the husband of Freda Phillips.
[Source: CWGC]
ROBERTS Frank [Howard]
Fusilier Frank Howard Roberts (14659281) of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Shropshire and died on 7th July 1944 aged 19. He is buried at Brouay War Cemetery, France, in grave III. H. 7. He lived in Denbighshire and was the son of James and Elizabeth Roberts of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
ROBERTS Stanley
Trooper Stanley Roberts (7880253) of the Royal Armoured Corps, 1st King's Dragoon Guards. He was born in Manchester and died on 18th February 1944 aged 34. He is buried at Cassino War Cemetery, Italy, in grave VII. K. 16. He lived in Denbighshire and was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Roberts and the husband of Minnie Roberts of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
ROBERTS Wallace
Gunner Wallace Roberts (902829) of the Royal Horse Artillery. He was born in Derbyshire and died on 19th April 1942 or 19th April 1943 aged 22. He is buried at Nelspoort Sanatorium Cemetery, South Africa, in Grave 167. He lived in Derbyshire and was the son of Stanley and Elizabeth E. Roberts of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
SUDLOW Tom
Private Thomas Sudlow (4194325) of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Shropshire and died on 6th August 1944 aged 25. He is buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France, in grave XVI. E. 11. He lived in Denbighshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
TAYLOR Gordon
Possibly Aircraftman 2nd Class Gordon Thomas Taylor (1355215) of the Royal Air Force. He died on 16th January 1942 aged 30 and is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial, U.K., on Panel 98. He was the son of Thomas and Lucy Taylor of Trefonen, Shropshire, and the husband of Georgina Taylor of Trefonen.
[Source: CWGC]
WEBB Hugh
Possibly Flight Lieutenant Hugh Victor Corthorn Webb (79698) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 21 Squadron was a pilot. He was born in 1898 in Essex and died on 6th February 1944. He is buried at Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer, France, in grave M. 20. He was the son of Henry Corthorn Webb and Emmeline Mabel Webb.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
WILLIAMS [William] Eric
Sergeant William Eric Williams (645116) DFM of the Royal Air Force, 53 Squadron. He died on 15th March 1941 aged 20 and is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial, U.K., on Panel 55. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Williams of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC]
WILLIAMS [David ] Morris
Leading Aircraftman David Morris Williams (1403645) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on 24th March 1946 aged 24 and is buried in Chirk Churchyard in new ground to the east of the Church in Row 1, Grave 23. He was the son of David and Maria Ann Williams of Chirk.
[Source: CWGC]
WILLIAMS [Carl ] Vincent
Sergeant Carl Vincent Williams (999235) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron. He was a wireless operator and air gunner and he died on 13th April 1942 aged 24. He is buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, in grave 26. G. 12. He was the son of W. Kingsley Williams and Ethel Williams of Rhos-Y-Waen, Chirk.
[Source: CWGC]

According to the CWGC, also buried in Chirk churchyard are:-
COLLINS Joseph
Rifleman Joseph Collins (16/30) of the Royal Irish Rifles, 16th Battalion. He was born in Donacloney or Donaghcloney, Co. Down, and died on 8th November 1915 at home aged 18. He is buried in Chirk Churchyard in a grave to the east of the church. He enlisted in Lurgan, Co. Armagh, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William John Collins of Banoge, Donacloneg, Lurgan.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1918"]
CRAIG Donald Godfrey
Lieutenant Donald G Craig (90286) of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 4th Battalion. He was born in Denbighshire and died at home on 2nd May 1941 aged 24. He is buried in Chirk Churchyard in a grave in the old ground to the east of the Church. He lived in Denbighshire and was the son of Donald and Violet Craig of Rhoswiel, Shropshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"; GRO Death Index]
 

In the parish church there is also a brass plaque bearing the inscription:-

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS ORGAN WAS ERECTED
BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION AS A MEMORIAL OF THE
ILLUSTRIOUS REIGN OF QUEEN VICTORIA
1837 - 1901,
AND OF HER BRAVE SOLDIERS FROM THE
PARISH OF CHIRK WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
DURING THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899 -1902,
LT. THE HONBLE N. W. HILL TREVOR.
THORNYCROFT'S MOUNTED INFANTRY (LATE 2ND LIFE GUARDS)
LANCE CORPORAL GEORGE STOKES (1ST VOL BATTALION)
PRIVATE ALFRED ROGERS (ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS)

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