Published By Ben Hillidge
UPPER BROOK STREET Both Upper and Lower Brook Street have exsisted since the 18th century. Water once flowed from Oswald’s Well down the street and across Church Street, where there was a bridge at the Coach an Dogs to cross the stream.
2 Private 4424 Horace Cadman, 1 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born in Wolverhampton. The family moved to Wellington Somerset then to Oswestry. His father, a cycle maker, ran a shop from their home on Upper Brook Street.
28 Captain Herbert MB Lawford, 9 Bn Royal Fusiliers (City of London Rgt). Also lived at ‘Trewern’, Hengoed
53 Private 9719 Bert White, 1 Bn Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Oswestry lived for a time with grandparents at Chirk Mill. His mother remarried and lived on Linenhall Street Chester
56 Private 160690 Edward Thomas, Shropshire Yeomanry attch. 1 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Living here in 1901 and also lived at Arthur Street.
‘Gables’ Chief Mate Mercantile Marine Barnard C Spaull, SS Royal Edward. ‘Bryntirion’ Morda Road. After his marriage ‘Thistlehurst’, Queen’s Road
UPPER CHURCH STREET After the junction with upper and lower Brook Street onto Morda Road in the direction of Welshpool
11 Private 10493 William P Jones, 2 Bn Coldstream Guards (2 Coy). Also on Salop Road
14 Private 19737 George F (Frederick) Jones, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also given as living at Hurdsman Street on CWGC
17 Private 22116 Frederick Johnson, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Dudleston. Moved in 1901 to Oswestry to White Hart Inn, his father publican. 1911 living and working in at Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry.
25 Lance Corporal 18228 Robert M Hughes, 1 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. BROTHER – Private 9508 David E (Ernest) Hughes, 2 Bn South Staffordshire Regiment, Also at Hughes Yard, Llys lane and Orchard Street.
52 Lance Bombardier 292252 Joseph H Davies, 33 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Oswestry. He had lived Weston Lane. He moved to Liverpool to work as a policeman.
60 Private 10829 Frederick G Davies, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers.
Also at Welsh Walls
74 Private 266507 Joseph W Darlington, 1/1 Bn Kent Cyclists. Mother living at enlistment papers also at Arthur Street
74 Private 33082 Frank Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Family had lived at Plas Wilmot Cottages. Also lived at Holm Lea, Hengoed after his marriage.
Sergeant 12258 Stanley Williams, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also at 40 Salop Road
UPPER LORD STREET off York Street separated from Lord Street by the Oak Street car park
Private 39395 Bertie Cross, 16 Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Bertie’s parents lived here.