Published By Ben Hillidge
Private 12340 George William Brookes West Felton War Memorial
Lance Serjeant 23197 Victor John Herriman West Felton War Memorial
Private 200076 George Albert Corbett, 1/4Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Gardener also territorial army
Private 17292 William H Corbett, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Head gardener for Mr Williams-Wyn of Coed y Maen, Meifod, a country house and estate just outside the village – Employer was Arthur Williams-Wyn whose his son, Second Lieutenant Charles W Williams-Wynn, (CWGC) was KIA 29 October 1914, also on Meifod War Memorial and St Mary’s Church, Meifod.
Gunner L/23751 John Empsall, 155 (CLV) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. – Gardener was employed in the gardens at Park Hall, Oswestry
Private 15/1425 Harold Griffiths, 15 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). domestic gardener at Llandegveth and at Oswestry and Yorkshire
Private 19365 Arthur George Collins West Felton War Memorial (father worked as gardener at Ruyton Park and (Burton Hall) and at West Felton.)
Previous employment as gardeners
Private 33082 Frank Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Jobbing Gardener before working at Cambrian Railway
Private 12260 William Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Errand boy on Brogyntyn Home Farm later a gardener at Chirk Vicarage -Chirk Vicarage gardener. Chirk Castle Estate gardener before working at Railway porter Cambrian RailwaysWM
- Gas Works
Oswestry Gas Works – located on Victoria Road (on site of Lidl supermarket)
Private 266235 Thomas V Roberts, 1 Bn King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). labourer at Oswestry Gas Works
Private 60745 Isaac Roberts, 14 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. – Labourer at Oswestry Gas Works -father also worked at gasworks as labourer and fitter living at Gasworks Cottages and Gasworks House
Sapper 160668 Edwin E Hancocks, Royal Engineers, att. Royal Flying Corps . Gas fitter worked at Oswestry Gas Works and then for Newport Gas Company
Lance Corporal 24296 Albert Davies, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Oswestry Gas Works as a Blacksmith
- Grocers – see Retail
- Groom/ Stableboy/Livery Stables
Sergeant 12399 Joseph Davies, 12 Bn West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) Groom also a Cabinet makers porter.
Driver 653 John Fernyhough, 2/1 Bn Shropshire Royal Horse Artillery. Groom, later a warehouse man.
Private 83284 Joseph Southern, Machine Gun Corps (5 Bn 4 Reserve Company). Groom and later joined Army
Lance Corporal 10474 Bernard Spiers, 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. KIA 20 July 1916, Thiepval Memorial (unknown) worked as a groom at Llanforda Hall before joining Army
Private 9719 Bert White, 1 Bn Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. 24 October 1914, Ploegsteert Memorial (unknown) Groom & Stable boy before joining Army
Private 7078 William A (Alfred) Collins, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. DoW 13 June 1918, Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension Groom at Livery stables and later as Labourer at Cambrian Railway.