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SHREWSBURY RAILWAY STATION WAR MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is located in Shrewsbury Railway Station on Platform 3. It takes the form of a bronze plaque with two carved figures on either side of the list of the fallen. It is dedicated to those men working for the London and North Western Railway and Great Western Joint Railway working out of Shrewsbury. The words “Roll of Honour” are surrounded by a laurel wreath, on one side is a base relief of a soldier and on the other a sailor. There are 42 names listed for World War 1. The memorial was unveiled by the Marquis of cambridge and dedicated by the Bishop of Hereford on 7th April 1923. It cost £288 and was designed by Mr Sidney Hunt. Details appeared in the Wellington Journal & Shrewsbury News.

Photograph Copyright © Philip Morris 2008

ROLL OF
HONOUR
ERECTED TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE
STAFF OF THE LONDON AND NORTH WESTERN
AND GREAT WESTERN JOINT RAILWAYS WHO
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR

1914 - 1919

CHESTERS

Arthur

Private 115258, 35th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds France and Flanders 10th April 1918. Formerly 239268, Hereford Regiment). Born Shrewsbury, Ellesmere Port. Employed as a Goods Porter at Ellesmere Port. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Rouen, France. Section P. Plot IX. Row J. Grave 5B.

COOKE

Trevor Raymond

L/Sergeant 14640, 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 14th July 1916. Son of Henry & Annie Cooke, of 66, Glyndwr, Godreaman, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales. Employed as a Shunter at Chester. No known grave. Commemorated on on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France, Pier & Face 12A & 12D. Aged 18,

DAVIES

John J

Private 39913, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died France and Flanders 21st June 1918. Formerly 59845, Manchester Regiment. Born Ashford-Bowdler, Shropshire, 4, Ashford-Bowdler. Eployed at Ludlow as Goods Porter. Buried in ST. VENANT-ROEBCQ ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, ROEBCQ, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 2.

DODSON

George Cecil

Sergeant 19843, 234th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Killed in action France and Flanders 9th October 1917. Aged 25. Formerly 6847, K.S.L.I. Born Wellington, Shropshire. Son of John Dodson, of 45, Wrekin Road, Wellington, Shropshire. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dodson, of 59, Wrekin Road, Wellington, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed at Wellington. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel 154 to 159 & 163A.

DYMOND

Charles

Sergeant 735804, “D” Battery, 46th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action France and Flanders 3rd November 1917. Born Chester. Employed at Chester. No known grave. Commemorated on (TYNE COT MEMORIAL) Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel 4 to 6 & 162.

EASTHOPE

Reginald John Henry

Private 201518, 1/4th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 30th December 1917. Aged 23. Born Shrewsbury. Son of John William & Mary Anne Easthope, of 9, Longner Street, Mountfields, Shrewsbury. Employed at Chester as a Booking Clerk. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITSH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row I. Grave 20.

ELCOCKS

Richard W.

Private 7772, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds home 26th June 1915. Aged 32. Born Wellington, Shropshire. Son of Mr. Thomas Elcocks, of Haygate Road, Wellington, Shropshire, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed at Chester as a Parcel Porter. Buried in SHERBORNE CEMETERY, Dorset. Grave 1571.

EVANS

Harry Thomas

Private 44204, 3rd Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died in the United Kingdom 29th July 1918. Aged 20. Born Shifnal, Shropshire. Son of Edwin & Phyllis Evans, of 9, Leegomery, Wellington, Shropshire. Buried in ST. ANDREWS CHURCHYARD, Shifnal, Shropshire. Listed on the Screen Wall.

FARR

James William

Private 384419, 2/7th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action France and Flanders 30th October 1917. Aged 19. Son of Jessie & Georgina Farr, of Greenfield’s, Watling Street, Craven Arms, Shropshire. Employed at Bromborough as a Booking Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 & 162 & 162A & 163A.

FOX

Albert

Private 17904, 3rd Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died home 8th April 1916. Aged 23. Born Blymhill, Staffordshire. Son of Charles & Lucy Fox, of 10, Wingfield Gardens, Ditherington, Shrewsbury. Employed Shrewsbury as a Porter. Buried in SHREWSBURY GENERAL CEMETERY, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Plot 195. Row II. Grave C.

GREEN

James H

Private 33148, 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 16th August 1917. Born Ludlow, Shropshire, Son of George & Mary A. Green, of Maryvale Cottage, Lower Mill, Street, Ludlow. Employed at Ludlow as a Shunter. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel 112 to 113. Aged 19.

GRIFFITHS

Albert

Gunner 141434, 216th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died France and Flanders 8th September 1918. Resident 4, Pretoria Terrace, John Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury. Employed at Shrewsbury. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row E. Grave 17.

GRIFFITHS

Herbert Stanley

Private 86844, 6th Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 22nd June 1918. Aged 18. Born Church-Stretton, Shropshire. Husband of D. E. Griffiths, of 8, Rowton, Waters-Upton, Wellington, Shropshire. Employed at Dorrington. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot LXVI. Row F. Grave II.

GRIFFITHS

Richard

Company Serjeant Major 18825, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died at home 24th April 1916. Born Shrewsbury, enlisted Chester. Employed at Chester as a Porter-Shunter. Buried in CHESTER GENERAL CEMETERY, Chester. Grave 1981.

GWILT

Thomas Frederick

Private 57567, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 27th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Montgomery. Son of Herbert & Sarah Gwilt, of Sascott, Ford, Shropshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

HAYES

George William

Lance Corporal 10152, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 17th February 1917. Born Rock-Savage, Cheshire, enlisted Birkenhead, Chester. Employed as a Shunter. Buried in BERKS CEMETERY EXTENSION, Belgium. Plot I. Row O. Grave 3.

HENDRICK

Alfred Charles

Lance Corporal 12744, 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 31st August 1916. Aged 23. Born Ellesmere, Shropshire. Son of Alfred & Harriet Hendrick of 58, High Street, Whitchurch, Shropshire, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed as a Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & Face 12A & 12D.

HUGHES

Frederick

Private 29404, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died of wounds France and Flanders 6th September 1917. Formerly 62056, Cheshire Regiment. Born Emstrey, Shrewsbury, enlisted Ellesmere Port. Employed at Berington as a Dist. Lampman (originally researched as Lampoon). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 23 to 28 & 163A.

HULSE

John

Private 10924, “A” Company, 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 4th July 1916. Aged 26. Born Frodsham, Cheshire. Son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hulse, of Toproad, Fivecrosses, Frodsham, Warrington, Lancashire. Employed at Hadlow Road as a Singleman. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier & face 3C. & 4A.

HUMPHREYS

John George

Gunner 150162, 10th Mountain Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died Egypt, 22nd February 1919. Aged 26. Born Pontsford. Son of John & Edith Humphreys, of Rose Cottage, Pontesford, Shrewsbury. Employed at Hereford. Buried in DEIR EL BELAH WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section C. Grave 3.

JANCEY

Reginald

Lance Corporal 15335, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment. Died of wounds home 13th May 1918. Aged 20. Formerly 33191, K.S.L.I. Born Hereford. Son of Mrs. Ellen Gertrud Gittins, of 28, Hampton Street, Hereford. Employed at Hereford. Buried in ST. PETERS CHURCHYARD HEREFORD CEMETERY, Hereford. Grave 202.

JINKS

Ernest Frederick

Private 5699, 4th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died Gallipoli, 5th February 1917. Aged 36. Born West Malvern, Worcestershire. Son of John & Ellen Jinks, Husband of Helen Jinks, of 26, Church Road, Malvern Link, enlisted Worcester. Employed at Hereford. No known grave. Commemorated on BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Angoria Memorial 97.

JONES

John Morris

Private 35431, 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds as Prisoner of War Germany, 28th April 1918. Born Shrewsbury. Employed at Shrewsbury. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, Kassel, Hessen, Germany. Plot III. Row A. Grave 3.

JONES

Oswald Henry

Lance Corporal 115282, 35th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died France and Flanders 22nd June 1918. Aged 27. Formerly 239362, Hereford Regiment. Son of D. & E. Jones, of Bronynant, Llanrhaiadr. Husband of Mrs. E. M. Jones, of 49, Bargates, Leominster, Herefordshire, Frodsham. Eployed at Frodsham as a Clerk. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GAZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.

LLOYD

Harry

Private 26468, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action Mesopotamia, 11th April 1917. Born Broughton, Flintshire, enlisted Chester. Employed at Chester as a Time Taker. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 14 & 62.

MANSELL

William Edgar

Private 38162, 4th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died at home 18th January 1918. Born Westbury, Shropshire, Son of Alfred Mansell, of Stretton-Heath Railway Station, Yockleton, Shropshire. Employed at Hanwood. Buried West of Church in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, Yockleton, Shropshire.

MILLER

John Benjamin

Sapper 209833, Rail Operating Department, Royal Engineers. Killed in action France and Flanders 15th February 1917. Aged 31. Born Shrewsbury. Son of John & Margaret Miller, of 8, Mayfield Terrace, Mountfields, Shrewsbury. Employed at Shrewsbury as a Ticket Collector. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 13.

HARRY

Passey

Private T/436425, Army Service Corps. Died at home 6th November 1918. Aged 19. Son of Samuel & Sarah Passey, of Wheat Common, Richards Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire. Employed at Caldy as a Temporary Porter. Buried in South Part of ST. BARTHOLOMEW CHURCHYARD, RICHARDS CASTLE, Ludlow, Shropshire.

PRICE

George Thomas

Private DM2/164787, 4th Signal Company, Army Service Corps. Killed in action France and Flanders 3rd May 1917. Born Chester. E,ployed Chester as a Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas-de-Calais, France. Bay 10.

PRICE

Thomas Charles

Private 14538, 9th Corps Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Died France and Flanders 17th June 1918. Aged 19. Formerly 135575, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Born Hoole, Cheshire. Son of Charles & Martha Price, of 21, Cheyney Road, Chester, enlisted Birkenhead. Employed at Little Sutton as a Clerk. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 3A.

ROBERTS

Joseph Harry

Sapper 218968, 38th Trades Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action France and Flanders 4th September 1917. Aged 26. Born Shrewsbury. Son of Joseph William & Lizzie Roberts, of “Glenville,” Kemp’s Eye Avenue, Shrewsbury. Employed at Helsby as a Clerk. Buried in CALAIS SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot H. Row 4. Grave 4.

ROBERTS, MM

Leonard

Acting Lance Corporal 19774, 7th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds France and Flanders 3rd September 1916. Aged 21. Born Condover, Shrewsbury. Son of Joseph William & Lizzie Roberts, of “Glenville”, Kemp’s Eye Avenue, Shrewsbury. Employed at Leominster as a Relief Clerk. Buried in BRUAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas-de-Calais, France. Section B. Grave 14.

SEYMOUR

Charles

Private 239266, Herefordshire Regiment attached 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 20th September 1917. Resident Lower Bebington, Birkenhead. Employed at Port Sunlight as a Goods Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 154,

SIMPSON, DCM

Harold

Company Serjeant Major 66186, 2/10th Battalion, Royal Scots. Killed in action Russia, 13th October 1918. Aged 24. Formerly 12904, K.S.L.I. Born Madeley, Shropshire, enlisted Shrewsbury. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Simpson; husband of Emily Gertrude Simpson, of 29, Paynes Lane, Coventry. Employed at Shrewsbury. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation.

STOCKTON

Frederick

Private 260186, 2/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 3rd September 1917. Aged 28. Formerly 203892, K.S.L.I. Born Taporley, Cheshire. Son of George & Martha Stockton, of Tarporley, Cheshire, Chester. Employed at Chester as a Parcel Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium, Panel 23 to 28 & 163A.

TANSWELL

W. Harold

Private 235343, 1/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action Palestine 26th March 1917. Born Shelwick, Hereford, enlisted Hereford. Employed at Hereford. No known grave. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 54.

THOMAS

Albert

Private 40135, 1/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died France and Flanders 3rd August 1917. Born Llanymynech, enlisted Birkenhead, Liverpool. Employed as a Boat Porter. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row N. Grave 15A.

TIPTON

Bert

Private 33153, 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action France and Flanders 20th September 1917. Born Hadley, Shropshire, Brother of Harry Tipton, of 7, Bridge Street, Normanton, Yorkshire, enlisted Wellington, Salop. Employed at Wellington. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, Belgium. Panel 112 to 113, Aged 20.

WALL

Herbert Henry

Private 90588, 53rd Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds France and Flanders 22nd October 1917. Formerly 29602, S.W.B. Born Brinfield, Hereford, enlisted Ellesmere Port. Employed at Ellesmere Port as a Carter. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, Belgium. Plot X. Row E. Grave 20.

WALTON

Arthur

Private 40281, 62nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home 2nd October 1918. Born Newtown. Employed at Chester as a Shunter. Buried in CHESTER GENERAL CEMETERY, Chester. Grave 827.

WHITE

William Henry

Private 44407, 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died of wounds France and Flanders 21st June 1918. Aged 29. Born Bristol. Son of William Henry & Mary Ellen White, of 69, Castleforgate, Shrewsbury, enlisted Shrewsbury. Employed at Shrewsbury as a Fireman. Buried in LA VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 26.

WILDE

John Richard

Private 39491, 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action France and Flanders 31st July 1917. Aged 22. Born Pontsbury, Shropshire. Son of Mr. John, & Mrs. E. Wilde, of Old Rectory, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, enlisted Liverpool. Employed at Heswall as a Porter. No known grave. Commemorated on (YPRES) MENIN GATE MEMORIAL, Ieper, Belgium, Panel 37.

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