On this page we remember those lost in war:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

From “For the fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.

 

THE FIRST WORLD WAR  1914-1918

1914

Blackmore, William   Age 22   Private

Army Service Corps. 3rd Section Railway Supply Depot          Service No. T/29243

Died: 21st October 1914   Buried: Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France (Grave ref: 1V.F.1A.)

1915

Edwards, Richard   Age 22   Driver

Army Service Corps. 39th Reserve Park          Service No. T4/038868

Died: 17th August 1915    Buried: Greenwich Cemetery (Grave Ref: Screen Wall 3 “C” A.4.)

Son of  Owen and Mary Edwards, Hill Farm Cottages, Racecourse, Oswestry

Reynolds, John Henry   Age 28   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion          Service No. 13875

Died: 15th June 1915 Killed in action   Buried: La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of John Henry Reynolds

Venables, Gilbert Rowland   Age 34   Second Lieutenant

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry,  3rd Battalion

Died: 7th March 1915   Buried: Voormezeele Enclosure No.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Grave Ref: 1.A.2.)

Son of Rowland George and Gertrude Venables, Oakhurst, Oswestry

1916

Jones, William   Age 26   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion          Service No. 12260

Died: 30th August 1916   Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 12A and 12D)

Son of Mr and Mrs William Jones, Chapel House, Racecourse

Lawford, Herbert Martin Benson   Age 29   Captain

Royal Fusiliers, 9th Battalion

Died: 7th October 1916   Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 8C, 9A and 16A)

Son of Martin Benson and Emily Agnes Lawford, Trewern, Hengoed, Oswestry

Roberts, James   Age unknown   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion          Service No. 26590

Died: 18th December 1916   Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France (Pier and Face 12A and 12D) : Remembered with honour

Wynn, George   Age 28   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry G Company, 5th Battalion          Service No. 17385

Died: 28th March 1916   Buried: Le Treport Military Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France (Grave Ref. Plot 2. Row L. Grave 2C.)

Son of Thomas and Eliza Wynn, Chain Cottage, Racecourse, Oswestry

1917

Conde, George   Age 21   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion          Service No. 19532

Died: 29th October 1917   Buried: Hengoed (St Barnabas) Churchyard : Remembered with honour

Son of Edwin and Alice Conde, Rose Cottage, Hengoed

Edwards, Thomas Owen   Age 21   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion          Service No. 15344

Died: 16th August 1917   Memorial: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Panel Ref: 112 to 113)

Son of Mr and Mrs Owen Edwards, Hill Farm Cottage, Racecourse, Oswestry

Ellis, Edward Sidney   Age 22   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 10th Battalion (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry)          Service No. 230341

Died: 30th November 1917   Buried: Jerusalem War Cemetery (Grave Ref: E.51)

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Ellis, 2 Church Lane, Selattyn

James, Thomas   Age 46   Private

Army Service Corps, 25th Labour Company          Service No. SS/17475

Died: 24th April 1917 by accidental drowning in Salonika   Buried: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece (Grave Ref: 967)

Son of John and Sarah James, Rhos Fach, Racecourse, Oswestry

Jones, Frank   Age 34   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 6th Battalion (Pals Battalion)          Service No. 33082

Died: 12th August 1917   Buried: Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium (Grave Ref: 11.F.9.)

Son of John and Ann Jones of Oswestry : Husband of Mary Elizabeth Davies (formerly Jones), Holmleigh Cottage, Hengoed, Oswestry

Jones, James   Age unknown   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 7th Battalion          Service No. 33084

Died: 27th September 1917   Buried: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave Ref: V1 F.15.)

Lived in Pant Glas

Jones, John   Age 38   Lance Corporal

Royal Engineers, 94th Field Company          Service No. 48543

Died: 3rd May 1917   Buried: Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium (Grave Ref: V1.J.7.)

Son of John and Mary Elizabeth Jones, 1 Pant Glas, Oswestry

Morris, Edward   Age 19   Private

Manchester Regiment, 2nd/7th Battalion          Service No. 277508

Died: 6th May 1917   Buried: Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Grave Ref: J.30.)

Son of Edward and Mary Morris, Rose Cottage, 10 Pant Glas, Oswestry

1918

Foulkes, George   Age 27   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion          Service No. 203604

Died: 16th March 1918 Killed in action   Buried: Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Grave Ref: 11.E.30.)

Husband of Mary Lucy Jones (formerly Foulkes), Mardy Cottage, Hengoed, Oswestry

Howell, David Richard   Age 19   Private

Machine Gun Corps, 49th Company          Service No. 144410

Died: 15th June 1918 from wounds   Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France (Grave Ref: 1.A.18)

Son of Caroline and the late Thomas Howell, Penrhos Farm, Racecourse, Oswestry

Jones, Frank Jackson   Age 25   Private

Gordon Highlanders, 4th Battalion          Service No. 266527

Died: 13th April 1918 Killed in action   Memorial: Loos Memorial, France (Panel Ref: 115 to 119)

Son of Mr and Mrs George Jones, Five Crosses, Gobowen, Oswestry

Lockley, Frank   Age 23   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 10th Battalion (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry)         Service No. 230305

Died: 13th November 1918   Buried: Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France (Grave Ref: 1.A.5.)

Son of Robert and Mary Lockley, Pant Glas, Oswestry

Markey, Thomas Alfred   Age 29   Sapper

Royal Engineers, 137th Army Troops Company          Service No. 94160

Died: 23rd May 1918 From accidental burns   Buried: Bralo British Cemetery, Greece (Grave Ref: 6)

Son of Mr and Mrs T Markey. Husband of Mary, Racecourse Road, Oswestry

Payne, William Henry   Age 18   Private

Lancashire Fusiliers, 11th Battalion          Service No. 51226

Died: 28th May 1918 Killed in action   Memorial: Soissons Memorial, France

Son of Herbert William and Mary Ann Payne, Vron Lodge, Birmingham Bank, Pant Glas, Oswestry

Roberts, Edward   Age 29   Lance Corporal

Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby) Regiment          Service No. 72582

Died: 22nd April 1918   Memorial: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France (Panel Ref: 52 to 54)

Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Roberts, Vron Farm, Selattyn

Sanderson, William Thomas   Age 20   Private

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st /4th Battalion          Service No. 24934

Died: 19th April 1918 Killed in action   Buried: Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium (Grave Ref: V.C.10)

Son of Hanna Eliza and the late William Sanderson, Twmpath, Gobowen, Oswestry

Wynn, Ernest   Age 23   Lance Corporal

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, 10th Battalion (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry)          Service No. 230469

Died: 18th September 1918   Buried: Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucon, France (Grave Ref: 11.D.10.)

Son of Mary Wynn and the late Samuel Henry Wynn, Underhill Cottage, Oswestry

1919

Ellis, David William   Age 34   Staff Sergeant

Royal Engineers          Service No. 131932

Died: 8th January 1919   Buried: St Barnabas Churchyard, Hengoed (Grave Ref: North of Church)

Son of Richard and Elizabeth Ellis, 2 Church Lane, Selattyn. Husband of Mary Ann Ellis, Arndale., Gobowen

 

THE SECOND WORLD WAR  1939-1945

Hanmer, Robert Beaumont   Age 24   Flight Sergeant

R83 Squadron RAF

Died: 1941   Shot down over Belgium  Buried: Houthulst, Belgium

Husband of Mary (formerly Stansfield)

Markey, Alfred Thomas   Age 31   Private

Middlesex Regiment, 1st/7th Battalion          Service No. 14596757

Died: 18th November 1944   Buried: Mierlo War Cemetery, Netherlands

Husband of Maud, Oswestry

 

If you require any information regarding those listed above, or indeed, have any information to add please contact:

Neil Symon   –   neil.sycamores@gmail.com   or   Gary Bick   –   Familybick@btinternet.com