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ELLESMERE WAR MEMORIAL

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

Ellesmere’s war memorial is a cross of Runcorn stone on a stepped base in the churchyard of St Mary’s parish church. It is said to be an adaptation of the memorial at Dorchester on Thames. It records the 67 men and one woman who died in World War 1 together with the 15 men who died in World War 2.

In addition, there is apparently a Boer War plaque in the Town Hall in the centre of the town but this building is no longer used for this purpose, is in a poor state of repair and is currently (2009) boarded up and hence not accessible.

Photograph Copyright © Mick Tilley 2014

TO
THE GLORY
OF GOD
AND TO THE HONOURED MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF ELLESMERE
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919

ADAMS
H L
Sergeant Harry Leslie Adams (200110) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion. He was born in St. Mary's, Ellesmere, and died of wounds on 19th November 1917 aged 26. He is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France, in grave VI. H. 9. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Lottie and the late Harry Adams of 2 Watergate Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
ALLEN
F
Either

Private Frank Allen (54697) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 13th November 1916 aged 29. He is buried in Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, France, in grave D. 27. He enlisted in Overton, Hants, and was the son of John and Hannah Allen of Overton and the husband of Lydia James (formerly Allen) of Ivanhoe Cottage, Overton, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Or

Private Fred Allen (11618) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1892 and was killed in action on 6th November 1918. He is buried in Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois, France, in grave I. D. 3. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Mary and the late John Allen.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
AUSTIN
J
Possibly Private Joseph Edward Austin (200659) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in 1893 and died on 24th November 1918. He is buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, France, in grave III. F. 15. He was the son of Edward and Caroline Austin of 8 St. Mary's Street, Whitchurch, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
BEADOW
C J C
Airman 2nd Class Christopher John Conway Beadow or Beddow (59865) of the Royal Flying Corps, Recruiting Training Centre (Hounslow). He died on 10th March 1917 aged 18 and is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in grave A. 496. He was the son of John and Jane Beddow of 1 Coptiviney, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index]
BECKETT-HOPE
P
Lieutenant Percy Beckett Hope of the Royal Army Service Corps, Div. Train, Horse Transport. Born in Lancashire, he died on 25th December 1917 aged 36 and is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France, in grave XXVIII. D. 3. He was the husband of Gwendoline M. Hope of Bridgewater Hotel, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth & Marriage Indexes]
BLOWER
O H
Lance Corporal Owen Henry Blower (28569 or 28509) of the Hampshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. He was born in 1894 and was killed in action on 24th October 1918. He is buried in Monchaux Communal Cemetery, France, in a grave on the south side. He lived in Wellington, Salop, and enlisted in Oswestry, N. Wales. He was the son of John and Catherine Blower.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]
BOYLIN
W H
Private William Henry Boylin (65152) of the Welsh Regiment, 18th Battalion. He was born in Bangor and was killed in action on 13th April 1918 aged 19. He is recorded on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 7. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the youngest son of Mary Emma Thomas (formerly Boylin) of 3 St. John's Hill, Ellesmere and the late William Boylin.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
BOYLING
C
Private Charles Boylin or Boyling (GS/21256) of the 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish). He died on 13th August 1918 aged 50 and is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in grave A. 92. He was the son of Thomas and Margaret Boyling of Cemetery House, Ellesmere, and the husband of Mary Elizabeth Boyling of 65 Scotland Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC]
BOYLING
F
Probably Gunner Frank Boylin (RMA/7201) of the Royal Marine Artillery, H.M.S. Cyclops II Land Defences Scapa Flow. He was born on 22nd July 1878 in Ellesmere and died on 12th January 1918. He is buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, Isle of Hoy, Orkneys, in grave B. 74. He was the husband of Harriet Boylin of 61 Harwood Road, Walham Green, Fulham.
[Source: CWGC; "Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919"]
CANTON
L
Company Sergeant Major Lewis Thomas Canton (11825) of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 11th Battalion. He was born in St. Adaens, Liverpool, in 1875 and was killed in action on 10th July 1916. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B. He enlisted in the Militia in August 1894 and about three months later joined the regular army, being posted to the 1st Battalion The Staffordshire Regiment. He served in India in 1896-1903 and 1904-5 where he was promoted to Sergeant. He was Musketry Instructor at Sierra Leone 1907-12 when he obtained his discharge. He joined the Warwickshire Regiment when war was declared in August 1914, was appointed Company Sergeant-Major and went to France with the 1st Battalion in September. He was later posted to D Company, 11th Battalion, and remained with them until 9 July 1916, on which day he was killed in action, during the British advance on the Somme. He was the husband of Margaret Ethel Canton (nee Boyling).
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"; 1911 Census]
CARVER
R C
Possibly Lieutenant Robin Creswell Carver of the Royal Air Force. He died on 17th July 1918 aged 41 and is buried in Wallington (Bandon Hill) Cemetery, U.K., in grave A. 55. He was the son of Henry Clifton and Mary Carver and the husband of Rose Caroline Wilson (formerly Carver) of Wynches, Much Hadham, Herts.
[Source: CWGC; 1881 Census]
CHESHIRE
W
No further information currently
CHIDLOW
W A
Lance Corporal William Abbotts Chidlow (12909) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, C Company, 6th Battalion. He was born in Llanbrynmair, Montgomery, and was killed in action on 31st January 1918 aged 27. He is buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium, in grave VII. K. 30. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Jane Chidlow of 13 Brownlow Road, Ellesmere, and the late John Chidlow.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
DAVIES
F O
Private Frederick Owen Davies (14577) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 14th July 1916 aged 18. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Charles and Lydia Ann Davies of Bernard House, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
DAVIES
L H C
Private Llewellyn Henry C. Davies (51725) of the Labour Corps, 87th Company. He was born in Ellesmere in 1885 and was killed in action on 24th June 1917 aged 33. He is buried in Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, France, in grave II. D. 12. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of the Emma Davies and the late Philip Davies of 6 Wharf Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1901 Census]
DAVIES
T
Corporal Thomas Davies (24658) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 26th August 1918 aged 21. He is recorded on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France, on Panel 6. He enlisted in Wrexham and was the son of Thomas and Emily Davies of 8 Swan Hill, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]

Note: According to the GRO Birth Index and the 1911 Census, Thomas was born in 1900 so he was actually only 18 when he died.
DOWNES
T R
Possibly Private Thomas Raymond Downes (31878) of the Norfolk Regiment, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in Leek, Staffs, and died on 18th October 1918 in Palestine aged 28. He is buried in Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Palestine, in grave D. 83. He enlisted in Manchester and was the son of the late Thomas Harper Downes and Jane Downes.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: According to the GRO Birth Index and the 1901 Census, Thomas was born in Ellesmere not Leek.
DRURY
G
Private Gordon Drury (24114) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1897 and was killed in action on 4th December 1917. He is recorded on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France, on Panel 8 and 9. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Drury.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
EDGERTON
J S
Possibly Private James Edgerton-Cooper (22484) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Welshampton, Salop, and was killed in action on 18th April 1917 aged 30. He is buried in Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, France, in grave II. G. 18. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of James and Emma Edgerton of Oteley, Ellesmere. He served under the surname Cooper.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: From the GRO Birth Index this would appear to be Samuel James Edgerton who, at the time of the 1891 Census, was living with his uncle and aunt who were surnamed Cooper. Samuelís twin brother William probably also died (see below).
EDGERTON
W T
Private William Thomas Edgerton (40838 or 40834) of the Leicestershire Regiment, 2nd/5th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1886 and was killed in action on 27th September 1917. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 50 to 51. He enlisted in Newcastle, Staffs. He was the son of James and Emma Edgerton.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Williamís twin brother Samuel probably also died (see above).
EVANS
B
Private Bert or Bertie Evans (53375) of the Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment), 12th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 24th June 1918 aged 19. He is buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, France, in grave V. D. 657. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the adopted son of William John and Pamela Powell of 11 Watergate Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
FLEET
E
Private Edgar Fleet (21235) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1892 and was killed in action on 9th April 1917. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 7. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of John and Elizabeth Fleet.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: The 1901 and 1911 censuses give Edgarís birthplace as Malpas, Cheshire, and this is in agreement with the GRO Birth Index.
FLEET
R F
Private Robert Francis Fleet (52418) of the Cheshire Regiment, D Company, 10th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 12th August 1917 aged 20. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 19 - 22. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of William and Isabella Fleet of 6 Church Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
FLETCHER
J H
Possibly Private John Fletcher (50390) of the Machine Gun Corps, 158th Company. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 27th March 1917 in Palestine aged 31. He is recorded on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel, on Panel 55. He lived in Churchstoke, Montgomery, and enlisted in Welshpool. He was the son of William and Jane Fletcher of Broadway, Churchstoke, Montgomery.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
FRANKLIN
C
No further information currently
GODWIN
J
Private Joseph Godwin (9176) of the Cheshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1886 and was killed in action on 8th May 1915. He is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 19 - 22. He lived in Hyde, Cheshire, and enlisted there in February 1909. He was the son of John and Ellen Godwin of 10 Birch Row, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: Josephís younger brother Thomas also died (see below).
GODWIN
T
Private Thomas Godwin (201254) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1897 and was killed in action on 31st October 1917. He is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XXXVI. A. 2. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Ellen and the late John Godwin.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: Thomasís older brother Joseph also died (see above).
GOODFELLOW
G H
Driver George Harold Goodfellow (604419) of the Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd/1st Shropshire Battery. He was born in Buttevant, Cork, and was killed in action on 8th July 1917 aged 19. He is buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XIV. C. 2. He enlisted in Shrewsbury and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George William and Blanche Goodfellow of Sparbridge House, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
HASSALL
S
Private Sidney Hassall (17894) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 24th August 1916 aged 29. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Thomas and Mary Hassall of 17 Birch Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HAYNES
F
Private Fred Haynes (355808) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 25th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1884 and died of wounds on 2nd November 1917 in Egypt. He is buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel, in grave O. 46. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Newtown, Mont. He was the son of Edward and Margaret Annie Haynes of 3 Watergate Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Fredís younger brother Francis also died (see below).
HAYNES
F G
Private Francis George Haynes (G/9324) of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 1st Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1887 and was killed in action on 18th March 1917. He is buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France, in grave I. P. 11. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Faversham, Kent, in January 1916. He was the son of Edward and Margaret Annie Haynes of 3 Watergate Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920"; GRO Birth Index]

Note: Francisís older brother Fred also died (see above).
HEAD
B
No further information currently
HENDRICK
A C
Lance Corporal Alfred Charles Hendrick (12744) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 31st August 1916 aged 23. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He lived in Whitchurch, Salop, and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Alfred and Harriet Hendrick of 58 High Street, Whitchurch, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
HUGHES
W
Private William Hughes (23781) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He died on 30th November 1918 aged 42 and is buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, France, in grave IV. C. 1. He was the husband of May Beryl Hughes of 1 New Villas, Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC]
JONES
C E
Private Charles Edward Jones (11285) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 8th August 1915 aged 19. He is buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium, in grave IV. D. 25. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Edward and Annie Jones of 2 Sparbridge Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: Charlesís older brother Harold also died (see below).
JONES
E
Private Ernest Jones (379416) of the Labour Corps, 260th Company. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 30th March 1918. He is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial, France, on Panel 94. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Oswestry, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
JONES
H
Private Harold Jones (22079) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 26th September 1917 aged 27. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 112 to 113. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Edward and Annie Jones of 2 Sparbridge Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]

Note: Haroldís younger brother Charles also died (see above).
JONES
H T
Private Henry Thomas Jones (33087) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and died of wounds on 5th July 1919 at home aged 21. He is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in grave A. 479. He lived in Trench, Ellesmere, and enlisted in Ellesmere. He was the son of Richard and Harriet Jones of "Hollyhurst", The Trench, Ellesmere. Buried in the same grave is Sapper Samuel Jones (83562), Royal Engineers, who died 28th September 1923.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
JONES
J W
Private John William Jones (38107) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 9th Battalion. He died of wounds on 3rd August 1917 and is buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France, in grave IV. D. 6. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
KENDRICK
E
Private Edward Charles Kendrick (32124) of the Warwickshire Yeomanry, 1st/1st Battalion. He was killed in action on 8th November 1917 in Egypt and is buried in Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine, in grave XIX. C. 4. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Scarborough.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
LLOYD
G F H
Private Geoffrey Frederick Horatio Lloyd (44510) of the Somerset Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1892 and died of wounds on 2nd August 1918 aged 26. He is buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France, in grave X. C. 3. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Wrexham, Salop. He was the son of Florence Mary Lloyd of Grove House, Elson Road, Ellesmere, and the late William Henry Lloyd.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
LLOYD
W H
Private William Henry Lloyd (52396) of the Cheshire Regiment, C Company, 10th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 9th October 1916 aged 23. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Mrs. M. Lloyd of 6 St. John's Hill, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MARTIN
J
Private Joseph Martin (14961) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 16th September 1916. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Panel Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He enlisted in Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MILNE
J
Private John Milne (13313) of the Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Wem, Shropshire, in 1885 and was killed in action on 16th September 1916 aged 31. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Panel Pier and Face 7 D. He lived in Liverpool and enlisted in Seaforth, Lancs. He was the son of the late Sergeant James Milne of Victoria Street, Ellesmere, and the husband of Sarah Jane Milne of 71 King Street, Garston, Liverpool.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
MINER
P W
Lance Corporal Percy Warren Miner (13873) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Naseby, Northampton, and was killed in action on 26th September 1917 aged 30. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 112 to 113. He lived in Duddleston, Salop, and enlisted in Oswestry. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Miner of New Villas, Dudleston Heath, Ellesmere, and the husband of Margaret Miner of "Hafodig", Gobowen Road, Oswestry.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORGAN
H
Private Harry Morgan (54603) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion. He was killed in action on 27th May 1917 aged 27 and is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 6. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Overton. He was the husband of Margaret Emma Morgan of Nolton Bryn, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MORGAN
W
Lance Corporal William Morgan (11561) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 13th November 1916 aged 23. He is buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France, in grave I. G. 18. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Harry and Mary Morgan of The Cross, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
MOSELEY
A
Private Arthur Moseley (52398) of the Cheshire Regiment, 10th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 31st August 1916 aged 24. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Mary Annie Moseley of Coptiviney, Ellesmere, and the late James Arthur Moseley.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
PEATE
W T
Private William Thomas Peate (12687) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, B Company, 8th Battalion. He was born in Berriew, Mont., and died on 15th December 1916 in Salonika aged 21. He is buried in Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece, in grave 733. He lived in Newton Lodge, Ellesmere, and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Thomas and Maria Peate of Newton Lodge, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PIERCE
J
Possibly Private John Harry Pearce (103569) of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 10th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 6th May 1918 aged 18. He is buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, France, in grave II. K. 2. He enlisted in Whitchurch, Salop, and was the son of Harry Pearce of Canalside, Blackoe, Whitchurch, Salop.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
PRYCE
H W
No further information currently
QUILTER
J T
Private John Thomas Quilter (15474) of the Essex Regiment, 9th Battalion. He was born in Kentish Town, Middlesex, and was killed in action on 20th March 1916 aged 39. He is buried in Vermelles British Cemetery, France, in grave II. A. 18. He lived in Kentish Town and enlisted in St. Pancras, Middlesex. He was the husband of Eliza Quilter of 9 Talbot Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Marriage Index]
RADCLIFFE
E B
Sister Ethel Blundell Radcliffe of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. She was born in Barrackpore, Bengal, in about 1874 and died on 10th March 1919. She is buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France, in grave XVIII. A. 1. She was daughter of John Edward and Ellen Radcliffe and the sister of Catherine Haigh of "Fair Oaks", Samares, Jersey, Channel Islands.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966"; 1911 Census]
RIDDELL
E E
Corporal Edward Ernest Riddell (2067) of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1st/2nd (London) Sanitary Section. He died on 3rd March 1917 aged 40 and is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France, in grave II. G. 5. He lived in Wath-on-Dearne, Yorks, and enlisted in Chelsea. He was the son of Francis Riddell of Yoxall, Staffs, and the husband of Alice Riddell of Scotland Street, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
ROBERTS
M
No further information currently
ROBERTS
W
Possibly Private Wilbraham Herbert Roberts (21384) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in Shrewsbury and was killed in action on 16th August 1917 aged 20. He is recorded on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium, on Panel 112 to 113. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Thomas Edward Usher Roberts and Mary Anne Roberts of Elson House, Trinity Street, Shrewsbury.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; 1911 Census]
RYDER
W H
Private William Henry Ryder (4483) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in Tetchill, Salop, in 1893 and died on 3rd February 1917 in Singapore aged 23. He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore, in grave 37. G. 17. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Richard and Sarah Ryder of Tetchill Moor, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
SALMON
F
Private Frederick Salmon (14960) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Silverdale, Staffs, in 1895 and was killed in action on 18th September 1916 aged 22. He is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial, France, on Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. He enlisted in Ellesmere and was the son of Charles and Frances Salmon of 96 High Street, Halmer End, Stoke-on-Trent.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]
SANDALLS
J
Australian Private Joseph Henry Sandalls (5203) of the Australian Infantry, 54th Battalion. He was killed in action on 21st October 1917 in Belgium aged 29 and is buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium, in grave XL. E. 17. He was the son of Edward and Mary Sandalls of 14 Grange Road, Ellesmere England. He embarked from Sydney on 1st April 1916 aboard the SS Makarini and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1916.
[Source: CWGC; "Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour"; "Australian War Memorial, Honours and Awards"; "Australian War Memorial, First World War Embarkation Rolls"]
SHINGLER
J S M
Captain John Stanley Marsh Shingler MC of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion. Born at Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, he died of wounds on 4th September 1918 aged 25 and is buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France, in grave VIII. B. 14. He was the son of Sarah Elizabeth Shingler of Scotland Street, Ellesmere, and the late John Hilton Shingler.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
TREFFRY
D
No further information currently
WALKER
G W V
Bombardier George Walter Victor Walker (L/26269) of the Royal Field Artillery, B Battery, 173rd Brigade. He was born in Ellesmere in 1897 and was killed in action on 21st March 1918. He is recorded on the Pozieres Memorial, France, on Panel 7 to 10. He enlisted in Stratford, Essex, and was the son of Robert and Mary Ann Walker.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
WAUTON
H O
Lieutenant Hubert Osmund Wauton of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Falcon. He died off the coast of Belgium on 28th October 1914 aged 29 and is buried in Dover (Charlton) Cemetery, U.K., in grave Q. H. 12. He was the elder son of the Rev. Atherton E. and Edith J. Wauton of 18 Marlborough Buildings, Bath.
[Source: CWGC; "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924"; GRO Birth Index; 1901 Census]

Note: A fuller report of the death and burial of Lieutenant Wauton can be found at http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/JBanks/HMS Falcon.htm
WILLIAMS
H
Private Harry Williams (230488) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion. He was born in Tetchill, Salop, and was killed in action on 4th August 1918 aged 34. He is buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery, Belgium, in grave II. D. 1. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams of 26 Wharf Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WILLIAMS
P H
Private Pryce Herbert Williams (20916) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion. He was born in Telchill, Ellesmere, in 1893 and died on 24th May 1918. He is buried in Hautmont Communal Cemetery, France, in grave I. A. 2. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of John and Emily Williams.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; 1911 Census]
WILLIAMS
W
Private William Williams (G/69898) of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), 4th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere and was killed in action on 22nd March 1918. He is recorded on the Arras Memorial, France, on Bay 3. He enlisted in Market Drayton.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"]
WILLIAMS
W
No further information currently
WOODVILLE
L
Corporal Larnall Woodville (15051) of the Cheshire Regiment, 6th Battalion. He was born in Ellesmere in 1895 and died of wounds on 13th November 1916. He is buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, France, in grave VIII. D. 1. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury on 12th November 1914. He was the son of Mary Woodville of 16 Birch Road, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index; "British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920"]
Their Glory Shall Not Be Blotted Out
Their Name Liveth For Evermore

Live Thou For England!
We For England Died.

Also To
The Glory
Of God
And To The Honoured Memory
Of The Men Of Ellesmere
Who Gave Their Lives In
The Second World War
1939 - 1945
AUSTIN
F
Sapper Frank Austin (1875460) of the Royal Engineers, 1 Field Squadron. He was born in Shropshire and died on 21st January 1942 aged 25. He is recorded on the Alamein Memorial, Egypt, on Column 46. He lived in Shropshire and was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Austin and the husband of Elizabeth Austin of Tetchill, Shropshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
GOODFELLOW
C
Possibly Flight Sergeant Colin Gordon Goodfellow (939708) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 107 Squadron. He died on 12th July 1941 and is recorded on the Runnymede Memorial, U.K., on Panel 36.
[Source: CWGC]
HALL
J
Probably Petty Officer Jack Fleming Hall (D/J 107502) of the Royal Navy, H.M.S. Gloucester. He died on 22nd May 1941 aged 34 and is recorded on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, U.K., on Panel 45, Column 2. He was the son of John and Margaret Wylie Hall of Ellesmere, Shropshire.
[Source: CWGC]

Note: The light cruiser H.M.S. Gloucester was sunk by German Stuka dive bombers during the Battle of Crete with the loss of 722 men out of a crew of 807 (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Gloucester_(C62)).
JACQUES
W
No further information currently
JONES
A H
Sergeant Arthur Henry Jones (1739017) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 44 Squadron, was a Flight Engineer. He died on 10th May 1944 aged 22 and is buried in Evreux Communal Cemetery, France, in Row B. Coll. Grave 18-19. He was the son of William Edward and Gertrude Jones of Lee Bridges, Ellesmere, and the husband of Helen Jones of Lee Bridges.
[Source: CWGC]
JONES
D
Private Douglas Joseph Jones (5116156) of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Montgomeryshire and died on 8th July 1944 aged 26. He is buried in Ranville War Cemetery, France, in grave II. F. 5. He lived in Shropshire and was the son of William and Jane Jones and the husband of Nellie Jones of Ellesmere, Shropshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
JONES
T
No further information currently
NEEDHAM
G C K
Flying Officer George Colin Keith Needham (163752) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 159 Squadron. He died on 3rd December 1945 aged 21 and is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery, Burma, in grave 3. A. 11. He was the son of Major Keith Needham and Joan Dent Needham of Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC]
POTTER
G W
Warrant Officer Gordon White Potter (1190420) DFC of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 527 Squadron, was a pilot. He died on 30th June 1944 aged 24 and is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in Sec. B. Grave 290. He was the son of George Broughton Potter and Dorothy Hilda Potter of Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC]
PRICE
R W
Probably Private Richard William Price (4036421) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 4th Battalion. He was born in Shropshire and died on 11th August 1944 aged 25. He is buried in St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery, France, in grave V. C. 8. He lived in Shropshire and was the son of Richard and Alice Price.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
PRITCHARD
G
No further information currently
RICHARDS
S
Gunner Sidney Edward Richards (961215 or 861215) of the Royal Artillery, 152 (The Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment. He was born in Shropshire and died on 8th April 1943 aged 26. He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery, Tunisia, in grave III. N. 1. He lived in Shropshire and was the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Austin and the husband of Sarah Jane Richards of Colemere, Shropshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
SUMNER
W
Private William Cecil Sumner (14389113) of the Devonshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. He was born in Shropshire and died on 14th August 1944 aged 34. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery, France, in grave XXIV. D. 3. He lived in Shropshire and was the son of Robert Marsden Sumner and Kate Sumner of Ellesmere, and the husband of Sarah Elizabeth Sumner of Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
VERNON
N
Possibly Staff Sergeant Noel John Vernon (14256905) of the Royal Engineers. He was born in Staffordshire and died on 20th February 1944 aged 33. He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka, in grave 2. P. 3. He lived in Shropshire and was the son of Herbert John and Hannah Vernon and the husband of Kathleen Reva Vernon of Yoxall, Staffordshire.
[Source: CWGC; "Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945"]
WYNN
W
No further information currently
According to the CWGC, along with two Polish soldiers of the Second World War (J. Laskowski and C. Skrzypniak), the following are also buried in Ellesmere churchyard but not recorded on the war memorial:-
JONES
A R
Corporal Albert Roger Jones (200166) of the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st/4th Battalion. He was born in 1893 and died on 29th June 1921 aged 28. He is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in grave A. 149. He was the son of Mrs. Jane Jones of Foster Hayes, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; GRO Birth Index]
LEA
J H
Private Joseph Henry Lea (2753) of the Shropshire Yeomanry, 3rd/1st Battalion. He was born in Lyneal, Salop, in 1898 and died of wounds on 12th September 1916 at home aged 19. He is buried in Ellesmere Cemetery in grave G. 106. He lived in Ellesmere and enlisted in Shrewsbury. He was the son of Joseph and Jane Lea of Lyneal Hall, Ellesmere.
[Source: CWGC; "Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919"; GRO Birth Index]

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