Published By Ben Hillidge
- Carter – see also Agricultural Workers for Carters and Waggoners
Private 33126 Samuel Overton, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry attch 83 Field Coy. Royal Engineers. see also Mineral Water A carter for Dorsett Owen & Co, see also Mineral Water
Private 158 Edward Farmer, 4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Carter for Mineral Water company, previously an Iron moulder in Cambrian Railway works
- Carpenters and Joiners – see Building and Construction. & Wood workers / Cabinet Makers / Furniture Makers – see also Upholstery
- Cabinet Maker
Messrs S Lloyd Antique Dealers, Oswestry.
Lance Corporal 12317 George E Farmer, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Previous to enlisting he was employed by Messrs S Lloyd antique dealers Oswestry. (1911 – Journeyman Cabinet Maker).
Messrs Jones and Son and Gibbs, Church Street, Oswestry Furniture makers
Private 12262 John S Thompson, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Working as upholsterer with his brothers a furniture maker and a French polisher.
Corporal 13868 Percy Broster, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Cabinet maker. Before enlisting he was in the employ of Messrs Jones Son and Gibbs Oswestry.
Sergeant 12258 Stanley (Edward Stanley) Williams, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Served his apprenticeship with Messrs Jones Son and Gibbs Oswestry.
Messrs S Aston and Son Ltd
Sergeant 200073 William Pryce Davies, 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Cabinet maker – served his time in the carriage department of the Cambrian Railway and prior to enlistment was in the employ of Messrs S Aston an Son Ltd.
Messrs Birch & Jones, Cabinet Makers, House furnishing and Decorators, Bailey Street, Oswestry.
Sergeant 12399 Joseph W Davies, 12 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). Cabinet makers porter.
- Civil Service
Captain Rev. Thomas G Jones Army Chaplains’ Department att. 11 Bn South Wales Borderers. Curate at Mostyn, Flintshire and appointed to Bwlchau, Denbigh but enlisted instead.
Various listed under job title – cashiers, soliitors, bank etc clerks
Clerk working in Liverpool – Private 22615 Charles Bethel West Felton War Memorial
- Coach Painter
Corporal 15740 Ernest V Hayward, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. – employed by Mssrs. Roger and Sons, coachbuilders, Oswestry.
- Coal Mining
The North Shropshire Coalfield with pits at St Martin’s, Chirk and to a lesser extent around Morda, Link to North Shropshire Coalfields at Shropshire History
Chirk Green Colliery/Brynkinallt Colliery
Private 18110 W Maddox, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Formerly waggoner on farm – agricultural labourer
Private 12301 Boaz Griffiths, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. A coal mining family with brothers all coal workers at Chirk.
Lance Corporal 200505 John M Hughes, 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. A former collier employed at the pits at Chirk.
Private 12306 Andrew Price, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Working as a Coal Miner and Hewer at Brynkinallt and Bignall End Staffs.
Gunner 5226 Benjamin Cadman, 119 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Probably worked on mine railway 1912 Amalgamated Union of Railway Workers registration.
Private 60745 Isaac Roberts, 14 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Worked at Ibstock Colliery Leicestershire and at Shotton in Flintshire coal field. (also at Gasworks).
Coal Mine not known
- Coal Merchants
Hignett, Frederick Henry. Lived at 4 Edward Street, Oswestry. Worked as a clerk at Martin’s Coal Merchants, Oswestry, before starting his own coal merchant business. Bad debts in the 1930s depression caused the business to fail. During the war he was active in the Red Cross and Toc H – abbreviation for Talbot House, a soldier’s club for rest and recreation at Poperinghe, now a museum Link to Talbot House.
Private 19732 Richard L (Richie) (Lloyd) Roberts, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Lived there as a boarder.
Messrs. Williams and Wilson, coal merchants in Oswestry
Private 73090 Cyril Jones, 9 Bn Royal Fusiliers. Unknown job but Father commercial traveller for a coal dealer.
- Confectionary – see Baker/ Confectionary
- Cotton Mill Factory Worker/Weaver / Cotton worker
Private 2621 JA Dutton, 1/6 Bn Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Spinner and piecer at Failsworth Manchester.
Private 11968 Edwin Sagar, 1 Bn East Lancashire Regiment, Weaver at Manchester.