Published By Ben Hillidge
Old Colwall Second Lieutenant Gilbert R Venables, 3Bn posted to 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In Oswestry lived Oakhurst Road.
Private 10763, Bertie Annum, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Birthplace before adoption then lived Foundry Yard, Bridgnorth, Knockin and Leg Street, Oswestry.
Compton House Rifleman 2425 Job Rees, 1/5 Bn King’s Liverpool Regiment. Born Wrexham. In Oswestry lived at York Street and Welsh Walls. Resident at Compton House Church St Liverpool. (Compton House, now the M&S Store, was then an hotel with shops on street frontage).
233 Kensington, & 12 Fell Street, Edge Lane Second Lieutenant AC Edwards, 6 Bn, attached 7 Bn, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Born Oswestry family home Gatacre house, Brynhafod Road.
91 Empress Road, Kensington Lance Bombardier 292252 Joseph H Davies, 33 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Working as Police Constable for Liverpool Corporation, also at Weston Lane and Upper Church Street, Oswestry.
117 Rocky Lane Walton on Hill (1901) & 2 Moscow Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool (1911) Private 25569 William M Duckett, 19 Bn King’s Liverpool. Born Liverpool no known link with Oswestry.
52 Hale Road, Walton Lance Corporal 230469 Ernest Wynn, 10 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Selattyn. Lived in Morda and Underhill Cottage, Racecourse Road Oswestry. In Liverpool living and working with uncle as a grocer.
‘Trederwyn Hall’ Private 107595 Frank H Vaughan, 2 Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles. Birthplace also at Gwern y Brenin. Emigrated to Canada.
1 Clifton Road & Trevor Street Private 6679 L Roberts, 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Also at 22 Stewart Road, Oswestry.
96 Mostyn Street Lieutenant Crescens Bason, Manchester Rgt att. 1 Bn Worcestershire Rgt. In Oswestry at Willow Street and Ferrers Road and also lived in Great Wyrley, Walsall.
Llanforda HallLlanforda Hall was the home of Thomas Longueville, solicitor and local land owner. Longueville, and his wife Mary, were benefactors of Our Lady and St Oswald’s RC Church, Oswestry, donating land and paying for the church and buildings. The Longuevillles had 4 children Reginald, Mary, Edward and Francis. All three sons served as officers in the Coldstream Guards during WW1 and survived the conflict.
‘Llanforda Hall’ Lance Corporal 10474 Bernard Spiers, 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His father a coachman, and Bernard was working as a groom.
‘Reservoir House’ Lieutenant Frederick H Davies, 10 Bn Canadian Infantry. Given as his wife’s addess on CEF pension archives.
‘Brookside’ Candy Private 44255 John Thomas, 2 Bn South Wales Borderers. Living here in 1891. In Oswestry lived at 101 York Street.
‘Glanarafon Cottage’ , Candy Wood Private 11308 Richard Davies, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
Second Lieutenant John J Garland, 1/2 Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. 1911 Single boarder working as clerk for London City & Midland Bank.
Moelfroches – Private 39402 Robert John Jones Maesbury War Memorial
6 High Street Second Lieutenant John J Garland, 1/2 Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. Worked as bank Clerk in Oswestry lived on Ferrers Road.
3 Meidrim Road, Gwynfil Captain Rev. Thomas Glasfryn Jones Army Chaplains’ Department att. 11 Bn South Wales Borderers. No known connection with Oswestry.
Star Inn, Queen Street Gunner 98029 Arthur W Edwards, 205 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Also 62 Poll Road, Oswestry.
6 Tower Hill, Tryfnant Private 45094 Harry Huxley West Felton War Memorial
LLANGWM, Corwen, Denbighshire
‘Llwyn Cwbl’ Private 2101 David Jones, 1 Bn Welsh Guards. No known address in Oswestry.
Private 6496 Harry Halford, 1 Bn Scots Guards. Born in Llanidloes. His sister lived at 18 Welsh Walls, Oswestry.
LLANRHAEADR -YM -MOCHNANT, Powys
Castle Buildings Private 1748 Thomas L Jones, 1/1 Shropshire Yeomanry, Also at Chapel House Llynclys, Sweeney Mount & Chapel House Llynclys, Sweeney Mount and Cannister Cottages Oswestry.
Plas Maengwynedd Private 35360 Richard T Coleman, 25 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Richard’s widowe mother lived at 11 Lower Brook Street, Oswestry
Private 9724 David Jones, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Birthplace. In Oswestry lived in Upper Church Street and Salop Road. His parents went on live at Penylan Lane.
Wynnstay Hotel Sergeant T/354807 Harry Walker, Royal Army Service Corps Camel Transport. Born Oswestry lived at 55 Church Street.
Pandy Coed –Private 39402 Robert John Jones Maesbury War Memorial
The Gate House Private 244372 David Jones, 1/5 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Birth place lived on Willow Street, Oswestry
‘Pentregwyn ‘ Private 18247 David Williams, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Llansilin though married in Oswestry no known address.
‘Ty mawr’ Private 355357 John A Richards, 25 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. A farm also farmed at Upper Sweeney, Llynclys before moving to Gobowen Road, Oswestry. After his marriage at Beatrice Street. (Note: Now a B&B Holiday Cottage – Bobby Coleman has details/picture).
Private 35360 Richard T Coleman, 25 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Birthplace worked on farm at Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant. His widowed mother lived on Lower Brook street.
‘Ivy Cottage’ Acting Corporal 152, David Davies, 1/7 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Later moved and lived at the post office
‘Blodwell Hall’ Private 24963 John E Chetwode, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1911 farm worker at -farmer = widow Martha (Evans)
‘Little Vicarage’ Staff Sergeant 131932 David W Ellis, Royal Engineers. 8 January 1919, 1891 also at Selattyn and Gobowen. Oak Drive. His widow lived on Oak Drive.
‘Stone House’, The Wern Private 17038 JJ Morris, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Chirk Green, Chirk.
1 Greenwich Cottage and Mount View (Pant) Gunner 114603 Joseph Powell, 145 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery,
‘Verniew House’, Carroghofa, – Private 16317 William Peate, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light. and Brother Lance Sergeant 9437 John W Peate, 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Their parents lived at Barretts Cottages, Willow Street, Oswestry.
LLYNCLYS, Shropshire 2 miles from Oswestry towards Welshpool. Sweeney mountain an area between Oswestry and Llynclys.
Chapel House, Sweeney Mountain Private 1748 Thomas L Jones, 1/1 Shropshire Yeomanry. Home after his marriage. Also at Beatrice St & Llanrhaeadr
Hill View Temporary Lieutenant Harold N (Nicholson) Lewis, 17 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers, also family/childhood home at 10(Albion Villas) Oswald Road.
Upper Sweeney Farm Private 355357 John A Richards, 25 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Also at Llansilin, Beatrice Street, Gobowen Road.
LLWYN Y MAEN, Oswestry
Coppier House Private 7121 Samuel Richard Lawrence, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In 1911, also at Smithfield Street (English Walls) and Griffisthstown.
26 Aldine Street Private 6953 Percy Phillips, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In Oswestry at Bethel Street, Albert Road, Albion Hill and Castle Street.
9 Heriot Road Private 3813 John A Wynne, 1/15 Bn London Regiment Civil Service Rifles. Born in Oswestry lived on Park Avenue. Triained in Birmingham and became a teacher in London.
St Pancreas Private 7639 Frank Boylin, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Shrewsbury worked in London for atime before returning to Shrewsbury
Lower Hengoed see Selattyn.