Published By Ben Hillidge
PARK AVENUE built between 1876 and 1882. Number 2 is near the junction with Mount Road and Willow Street. These properties were built for the more prosperous managers, supervisors and clerks rather than manual workers.
2 Private 59034 Charles A (Albert) Sharman, 1/5 Bn Welsh Regiment. His mother and sister running the Post Office.
17 Private 27134 Reginald H (Hopkins) Pendry, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born In Oswestry also lived at Porkington Terrace, Willow Street and School House, Albert Road. After the war his mother lived on Castle Street.
32 Sapper 62361 Austin Ledwith, Royal Engineers 13 Divisional Signal Coy (Telegraphist). also at Ferrers Road and west Felton. BROTHER TO: Private 55174 Stanley Ledwith, 56 Coy Machine Gun Corps,
37 Trooper 257 George Frank, 1 Bn Australian Light Horse. Also at Maesbury & Australia
45 Private 72682 Francis H Carless, 56 Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born at Walsall.
59 Private 3813 John A Wynne, 1/15 Bn London Regiment Civil Service Rifles. Trained in Birmingham and became a teacher in London 9 Heriot Road
70 Private 40016 Godfrey Reynolds, 2/7 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Also at Chirk Road, Whittington
80 Private 12369 Alfred Evans, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Formerly 3 Mount Terrace also lived at Oak Street
87 Private 17292 William H (Henry) Corbett, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Chirk. Also at Welsh Walls. also at meifod
Regimental Sergeant Major 13609 Charles Johnson, 4 Reserve Bn Cheshire Regiment. Park Avenue – given as his address in his will. Born in Bebbington.
‘The Lilacs’ Private 7562 James A Fraser, 9 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Born in London. Also lived on St Martin’s Road Gobowen and Manchester. Mother lived at Jennings Road.
‘Soley House’ Lance Corporal 6497 William (Henry) Weaver, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at Chapel Street.
PARK HALL Park Hall was an impressive Tudor building a mile east of the town. It was used as a training camp and military hospital by the Army during World War I. On 26 December 1918 it burnt to the ground following an electrical fault.
Gunner L/23751 John Empsall, 155 (CLV) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born in Wooley, Wakefield, Yorkshire Employed as a gardener.
PARK STREET Runs from Victoria Road to Park Issa
20 Private 11804 A Leslie Pritchard, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1901also at Kia Ora, Roft Street. and at Kia Ora 4 Oak Drive.
PARK STREETPARK HALL PARK TERRACE
PARK TERRACE off Whittington Road after 21 Whittington Road terrace of 11 houses
1 Private 11488 Harry Wright, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Born Selattyn, Hengoed. Mother’s address she also lived at Llwyn Road.
4 Private 18110 W Maddox, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Chirbury.
PARRY’S BUILDINGS, CASTLE STREET see Castle Street
2 The Square Private 9724 David Jones, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant. Lived on Salop Road after war his parents lived at Penylan Lane.
Picton Place Picton Place, Picton Cottages, Picton Terrace are now numbers 56-60, 62-62 and 66-72 Upper Church Street. Picton House stands on Upper Church Street.
POOL ROAD see Welshpool Road
Porkington Cottages, Porkington Terrace see Willow Street
Prospect Place (Villas) see Whittington Road
PRINCE STREET Built in 1886 as part of the development of Castle Street, Lord Street and the surrounding area
6 Private 12273 Frank E Jordan, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. In1901 also at Llwyn Road in 1911.