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OSWESTRY CAMBRIAN RAILWAY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Philip Morris 2008

The memorial is located just inside the gates of Cae Glas Park, Church Street, Oswestry having been moved in 1975 from the Railway Station at Oswestry that closed in 1966. The memorial takes the form of a statuette of a draped female figure with outstretched arms placed in front of a marble tablet surrounded by rough-hewn blocks; Behind figure is a sunburst symbol with 8 rays spreading out behind her. There are 53 names listed for World War 1. The memorial cost £250, the sculptor being Mr Allen G Wyon. It was unveiled on 1st Janaury 1924 and re-dedicated on 23rd October 1975.

Photograph Copyright © Philip Morris 2008

THIS TABLET IS ERECTED TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS
WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
THEIR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914—1918

THIS MEMORIAL REMOVED
FROM THE CLOSED
OSWESTRY RAILWAY STATION
WAS ERECTED ON THIS SITE
BY OSWESTRY TOWN COUNCIL
AND UNVELED BY
CLLR W.G. JONES
ON OCTOBER 23RD 1975

BOAK

William Wallace

Sapper 95641, 251st Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 29th May 1916. Aged 28. Born Wrexham, Son of Wallace & Mary Boak, of Wrexham, North Wales, Husband of Eva McCoy (formerly Boak) of 31, Crescent Avenue, Stoke, Coventry, enlisted Wrexham. Employed as a Fireman. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section CC. Grave 4.

BOYLIN

William Henry

Private 65152, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 13th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Bangor, Youngest son of Mary Emma Thomas (formerly Boylin) & the late William Boylin, of 3, St. Johns Hill, Ellesmere, Shropshire, enlisted Ellesmere. Employed as a Booking Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL. Panel 7.

CAINE

Evan John

Private 2202, 1/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 18th February 1916. Born Swansea, lived Swansea, enlisted Swansea. Employed as a Goods Porter. Buried in ST. PATRICKS CEMETERY LOOS. Plot III. Row B. Grave 22.

COLLINGS

William Alfred

Private 7078, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 13th June 1918. Born Trinity, Oswestry, lived Oswestry, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed as a Labourer. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas-de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 15.

COOLE

Ernest R

Lance Corporal 69737, 2nd Royal Fusiliers. City of London Regiment. Formerly 0/7533, Army Ordnance Corps. Killed in action in France and Flanders 21st March 1918. Aged 29. Born Oswestry, Son of Emma Jane Coole & the late John Parry Coole, of 41, Ferrers Road, Oswestry, enlisted Ellesmere, Shropshire. Employed as a Goods Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 19 to 21.

CUDWORTH

Thomas

Private 61305, 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 01 September 18. Born Machynlleth, lived Machynlleth, enlisted Machynlleth. Cleaner) No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL. Panel 6.

DAVIES

Charles Albert

Second Lieutenant, 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action Salonika 22nd September 1918, Oswestry. Employed as a Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL.

DOWNS

Samuel James

Lance Corporal 19521, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 22nd March 1918. Aged 21. Born Welshampton. Son of Stephen and Miriam Downs, resident at Welsh Frankton, Miriam later moved after her husbands death to 4, Park Green, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Platelayer. In the 1911 census he is listed as the son of Stephen and Miriam Downs, aged 14, a Domestic Assisting in Gradens, born Weolshampton, Shropshire, resident Lower Perthy Ellesmere. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERS MEMORIAL, Somme, France. See also Welsh Frankton War Memorial

DYAS

John Hugh

Sapper 257074, 96th Light Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action Egypt, 30th December 1917. Born Four-Crosses, Montgomeryshire, lived Four-Crosses, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Cleaner. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL Egypt,

ELLIS

Edward Sidney

Private 230341, 10th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Palestine, 30th November 1917. Formerly 2186, Shropshire Yeomanry. Aged 22, Son of Richard & Elizabeth Ellis, of 2, Church Lane, Sellatyn, Oswestry. Employed as a Labourer. Enlisted Shrewsbury. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 31.

EVANS

Arthur Bertram

Private 58408, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 18th September 1918. Formerly 135798, Montgomery Yeomanry. Born Manchester, lived Welshpool, enlisted Welshpool. Employed as a Goods Clerk. Buried in RONSSOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 10.

EVANS

Edward

Private 8589, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 23rd August 1915. Born West Felton near Oswestry, lived Oswestry, enlisted Wrexham. Cannot locate on CWGC.

EVANS

Evan Richard

Private 39757, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 31st December 1917. Formerly 6237, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Aged 24. Born Tywyn. Son of Isaac Evans, of Tonfanau Crossing, Tywyn. Husband of Catherine Ann Evans, enlisted Barmouth. Employed as a Relayer. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION ROUEN. Section P. Plot V Row L. Grave 4A.

EVANS

Hugh Philip

Private 235410, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 4th August 1917. Formerly 2213, South Wales Borderers. Born Derwenlas Montgomery. Son of Hugh & Ann Evans, of Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Husband of Violet Roselle Evans, of the Sycamores, Dolau Radnor, enlisted Brecknock. Employed as a Station Master. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. Panel 22.

EVANS

Ralph

Private 360264, 10th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 9th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Oswestry. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Evans, of Old White Lion Inn, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL. Panel 27 to 30.

EVANS

Robert

Private 15694, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 13th May 1917. Born Traharris, Glamorgan, nephew of N. Harris, of Yew Tree Cottage, Morton Common, Oswestry, enlisted Cefn. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY Pas-de Calais, France. Plot XXV. Row B. Grave 14.

EVANS

Robert Thomas

Private S/11150, 2nd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action in France and Flanders 1st October 1915. Born Oswestry, lived 19, Rothwell Street, South Shore, Blackpool, enlisted Oldham. Son of John and Martha Evans, late of Oswestry, Salop; husband of Alice Evans, of 19, Rothwell Street, South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Plot II. Row E. Grave 9.

EVANSON

Walter

Private 40531, 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, Died of wounds in France and Flanders 28th March 1918. Aged 24, Son Henry & Mary Ann Evanson, of White House, Wallington Lane, Worthenbury, Wrexham, enlisted Chester. Employed as a Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Bay 7.

FOULKES

Thomas George

Private 27226, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 26th March 1918. Formerly 4/21720 Training Reserve Battalion. Born Barmouth, enlisted Dollgethly, lived Barmouth. Employed as a Signal Porter. Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas-de Calais, Franbce. Plot II. Row A. Grave 7.

GALLIERS

Charles

Private 33246, 10th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 22nd August 1918. Aged 22. Born Guilsfield. Adopted son of A. Jones, of Varchoel Cottage, Pool Quay, Welshpool, enlisted Oswestry. Buried in in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, France, Plot I. Row E. Grave 62.

HARRIES

Eric Guy

Captain, “D” Company, 1/7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds Gallipoli, 7th August 1915. Aged 22, Son of Thomas Davies & Annette Martha Harries, of Grosvenor House, Aberystwyth. Employed as a Engineer Pupil. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot II. Row F. Grave 94.

HUGHES

Charles Henry

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 30th August 1918. Aged 22. Son of John Hughes, of Llwynymapsis, Morda, Oswestry. Employed as a Apprentice Fitter. Buried in MORVAL BRITISH CEMETERY. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 1.

JONES

David Frederick

Private 60748, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 23rd April 1918. Born Llanfair, Montgomery, lived Llanfair, enlisted Wrexham. Buried in in WARLOY-BALLION COMMUNIAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 8.

JONES

David Richard

Gunner 150584, 126th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died at home 16th November 1917. Lived Plas Spa Terrace, Llanfyllin. Buried in in Llanfyllin Cemetery Montgomeryshire, Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 291.

JONES

Frank

Private 33082, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 12th August 1917. Aged 34. Born Oswestry, lived Hengoed, enlisted Oswestry. Son of John and Ann Jones, of Oswestry; husband of Mary Elizabeth Davies (formerly Jones), of Holm Leigh Cottage, Hengoed, near Oswestry, Salop. Employed as a Warehouseman. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY. Plot II. Row F. Grave 9.

JONES

Stanley Owen

Corporal 200208, 1/4th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 19th April 1918. Aged 22. Born Oswestry, Son of John & Eliza Jones, of 54, Llwyn Road, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Apprentice Fitter. No known grave. Vommemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL. Panel 112 to 113.

JONES

William

Private 12260, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 30 August 16. Aged 26. Born Race Course Oswestry, Son of Mr. & Mrs. William Jones, of Chapel House, Race Course, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Temporary Porter) No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL-Somme, Pier & Face 12A & 12D.

JUDGE

Charles Clifford

Private 17061, 5th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 24th August 1916. Aged 20. Born Crewe, Cheshire. Son of the late Frederick & Louisa Judge, of 42, York Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Boilersmith. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Somme, France. Pier & Face 12A & 12D.

LEWIS

William Ernest

Private 12268, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 31 December 15. Aged 21. Born Oswestry, Son of William & Elizabeth Lewis, of 21, Prince Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Apprentice Joiner). Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY-Nord II. L. 9.

LEWIS

William Henry

Private 15749, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 10th March 1916. Aged 38. Born Oswestry. Son of Francis Charles & Jane Lewis, of Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Fireman, Engine Driver. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY Ypres, Belgium,

LLOYD

James

Sergeant 17241, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders, 10th July 1916. Born Swansea, enlisted Swansea. Employed as a Platelayer. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 7A. & 10A.

LOOSE

Charles Henry

Private 16926, 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 9th October 1916. Aged 37. Born Burnley. Husband of Mrs Loose, of 2, Porkington Cottages, Willow Street, Oswestry. Eldest son of Mr. H. Loose, of Chapel Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Sheet Maker. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 12A & 12D.

MASON

Stanley

Private 8118, 1/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died of wounds Gallipoli, 18th August 1915. Born Pontypridd, Glamorgan, enlisted New-Bridge-on-Wye. Employed as a Platelayer. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY. Plot II. Row G. Grave 106.

MILLS

Thomas

Lance Corporal 8209, 1/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action Gallipoli, 19th August 1915. Aged 25. Born Rhayder. Son of Mr. C. & Mrs. S. Mills, of 29, Middleton Road, Oswestry, enlisted Rhayder. Employed as a Booking Clerk. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY SUVLA. Special Memorial 46.

NEWELL

Richard Octavius

Private 291868, 1/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in France and Flanders 1st October 1918. Aged 20. Born Kerry, Montgomery. Son of Francis Thomas & Jane Newell, of Barmouth Junction, Arthog, Dolgellau, Merioeth, enlisted Dolgelly. Employed as a Booking Clerk. Buried in BERTHAUCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY PONTRU. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 3.

NICHOLAS

Robert Frederick

Sapper 275900, Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 24th May 1918. Aged 24. Born Caersws. Son of Jane & E. Nicholas, of Caersws, Montgomeryshire, enlisted Newtown, Montgomeryshire. Employed as a Cleaner. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY SANGATTE. Plot III. Row C. Grave 8A.

OWEN

Edward Henry

Private 33256, 10th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 18th September 1918. Born Welshpool, lived Chirbury, enlisted Welshpool. Employed as a Goods Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas-de Calais, France. Panel 8.

OWEN

Hugh Henry

Private 53765, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 22nd April 1918. Born Oswestry, enlisted Carnarvon. Employed as a Blacksmith. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL. Panel 36 to 37.

OWEN

Thomas Edgar

Lance Sergeant 290052, 7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died Egypt 28th November 1916. Born Machynlleth, Montgomery, enlisted Machynlleth. Employed as a Cleaner. Buried in BAGHDAD NORTH-GATE CEMETERY, Iraq. Angora memorial, 126.

PHILLIPS, MM

Frederick

Corporal 11801, Depot Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died home 7th January 1917. Aged 23. Born Babbins-Wood, Whittington. Son of Edward & Jemimah Phillips, of Whittington, Shropshire, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Goods Clerk. Buried in WHITTINGTON CEMETERY, Shropshire. Plot A. Row 2. Grave 91.

PRICE

David John

Private 60779, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 27th October 1918. Aged 20, Son of Edward Price, of Level Crossing, Dyffryn, Merioneth. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 30.

ROBERTS

Arthur

Private 12294, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds at home 17th June 1916. Aged 25. Born Eccles, Lancashire, husband of Mary Roberts, of Oswestry. Son of Mrs. Mary Jones, of 13, Orchard Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Assistant Boilersmith. Buried in OSWESTRY GENERAL CEMETERY, Shropshire. Grave reference XNC.534.

ROBERTS

Henry

Private 42201, 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 12th September 1918. Formerly 18249, Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Aged 23. Born Oswestry. Son of Evan & Sarah Roberts, of 45, Park Avenue, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Porter. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord France, Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.

RODGERS

John Thomas

Private G/23861, “B” Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 28th September 1918. Aged 18. Born Dudleston, Ellesmere. Son of Martha Rodgers, & the late John Rodgers, of Bradenheath, Whichurch, Shropshire, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed as a Goods Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, YPRES. Belgium. Panel 86 to 88.

SMITH

Alfred Robert

Sergeant 12269, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 23rd March 1918. Aged 23. Born Bakewell, Derbyshire. Son of Alfred & Mary Hannah Smith, of 31, Lloyd Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Apprentice Painter. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 16.

STOKES

Henry Edward

Gunner 69433, 122nd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in France and Flanders 23rd November 1916. Born Welshpool, lived Market Drayton, enlisted Welshpool. Employed as a Relayer. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY OVILLERS-LA-BOISSELLE. Plot II. Row G. Grave 19.

THOMAS

David

Private 61307, 15th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France and Flanders 27th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Machynelleth, Montgomery. Son of Griffith & Ellen Thomas, of 25, Wesley Terrace, Machynelleth, enlisted Machynelleth. Employed as a Cleaner. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES MENIN GATE MEMORIAL. Panel 22.

TUDOR

Henry

Sergeant 718, 1/4th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died India, 14th December 1914. Born Welshpool, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Labourer. Buried in RANGOON WAR CEMETERY. Plot 4. Row G. Grave 13.

VAUGHAN

Samuel

Lance Corporal 200077, 1/4th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in France and Flanders 28th December 1917. Aged 26. Born Llansilin, Montgomery, lived 7, Castle Street, Oswestry, enlisted Oswestry. Employed as a Labourer. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 12A. & 12D.

WAINWRIGHT

John William

Private 43804, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action in France and Flanders 23rd April 1917. Aged 20, Son of John William & Sarah Ann Wainwright, of 29, Gloucester Street, Atherton, Manchester, enlisted Atherton. Buried in CUCKOO PASSAGE CEMETERY HENINEL. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave25.

WHITE

Albert Edward

Private 266133, 5th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Palestine, 26th March 1917. Aged 30. Born St. Margaret’s Kent, Son of Thomas Harper White, of Bryn Merion, New Street, Pwllheli, husband of Emily Elizabeth White, of 63, Willow Street, Oswestry, enlisted Carnarvon. Employed as a Booking Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 20 to 22

WILLIAMS

George

Private 26409, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds in France and Flanders 22nd March 1918. Aged 19. Born Oswestry. Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Williams, of 45, Orchard Street, Oswestry, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed as a Porter. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL Pas-de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

WILLIAMS

Maurice Richard

Private 1158, 7th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Gallipoli, 10th August 1915. Aged 23. Born Knockin, Shropshire, Son of Florence Annie Reed (formerly Williams) of 3, Ashfield Terrace, Llanymynech, Montgomeryshire, & the late Richard Williams, enlisted Welshpool. Employed as a Goods Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 77 to 80.

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