Published By Ben Hillidge
RACECOURSE ROAD/ RACECOURSE Old race course last race run in 1848 situated on high ground above Oswestry on Mount/Racecourse Road. The lower portion above Willow Street also known as Mount Road
1 Hill Farm Cottage and Chain Cottage Sapper 94160 Thomas A Markey, 137 Army Troops Coy Royal Engineers. Also lived at Prospect Place & Park Avenue Chain Cottage Home of Wife Mary Wynn at their marriage
Underhill Cottage Lance Corporal 230469 Ernest Wynn, 10 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Selattyn.
ROFT STREET named after Croft Y Spytty a medieval hospital of St John that stood somewhere in this area
‘Kia Ora’ Private 11804 A Leslie Pritchard, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Lived here in 1911, also lived at 20 Park Street and at Kia Ora 4 Oak Drive.
6 Private 63787 Harry Batty, 3/4 Reserve Bn Welsh Regiment (48 Training Bn). Born Crewe lived Gresty Sreet. Also at Stewart Road, Oswestry.
29 Private 28601 George Parry, 1 Bn North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales), 1901 next door neighbour – Bernard Ledwith brother to Stanley & Austin Ledwith
Victoria Parade, Roft Street Next to Trinity Church built 1865 (now 1-15 Roft Street, on opposite side of the road was Victoria Terrace, built mid 1860s, now 8-12 Roft Street)
3 Private 2031 Arthur Llew(elyn) Davies, 1/6 Bn Manchester Regiment. Also lived at Ferrers Road
3 Second Lieutenant George V (Victor) Blake, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Trowbridge. Boarded at the home of Arthur Davies (see above), before marriage and living on Hampton Road.
Kent Place, Roft Street Built 1840, now14-18 Roft Street
5 Corporal 13868 Percy Broster, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Stewart Road
ROPE WALK Ran from Beatrice Street, just after the site of the Beatrice Gate, between Albert Road and Castle Street, to the end of Cripplegate. Rope Walk as the name implies was used for the manufacture of rope. In mid 19th century it was owned by Thomas McKiernin of Bailey Street. During the mid 1860s many homes were built in this area in response to the need for more housing following the arrival of the railways. Demolished in the1960s to make way for Castlefields housing estate.
4 Private 15749 William H Lewis, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Gittins Street.
8 Private 12262 John S Thompson, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1901 census living here, also at Castle Street.
10 Private 5588 Fred Owen, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at Castle Square and Church Place, Church Street.
12 Private 7051 Edward Lloyd, 1 Bn King’ Shropshire Light Infantry. 1914 at marriage previously lived at Oswald Row and Orchard Street
15 Private 22129 Ernest R Desborough, 9 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at Castle Square, Albert Road, Beatrice Street and Willow Street.
17 Able Seaman R/3261 Edward M Dudlestone, Nelson Battalion Royal Navy Division. Also lived at Bethel Terrace and Castle Square, Albert Road
Rose Place, Rope Walk 5 terraced houses mid way along Rope Walk just below Trinity Street junction built mid 1860s
4 Sergeant 200073 William Pryce Davies, 1/4 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Lived at 42 Albert Road after his marriage