Published By Ben Hillidge
WELSHPOOL ROAD (POOL ROAD) The main road out of Oswestry to Welshpool, sometimes called Pool Road, from common usage of local people referring to Welshpool as Pool. Has been known as Upper Church Street and is now known as Morda Road.
62 Gunner 98029 Arthur W Edwards, 205 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.
Born Llangollen Queen Street; his mother at 62 Pool Road also had a sister living on Beatrice Street. Address also given as Picton Villas
Croeswylan off the Welshpool Road now Morda Road
‘Leeswood’ Second Lieutenant (William) Norman Thomas, Royal Flying Corps, 27 Squadron, formerly 3 Bn.King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and BROTHER Second Lieutenant Edward G Thomas, 7 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Also at 8 Salop Road.
3 Private 290908 James Pierce, 7 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. In 1901 living here and at Arundel Road in 1911.
6 Lance Corporal 12295 James W Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Ruby House, Castle Street & Lord Street.
20 Corporal 15740 Ernest V Hayward, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Hunslet, Yorkshire moved to various towns with his father’s work as a cooper before coming to Oswestry.
18 Private 6496 Harry Halford, 1 Bn Scots Guards. Harry’s sister, Mrs RM Richards, lived here.
20 Private 10829 Frederick G Davies, 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers. Also at Upper Church Street.
28 Rifleman 2425 Job Rees, 1/5 Bn King’s Liverpool Regiment. Also lived at York Street. Moved to Liverpool to work at Compton Hotel.
‘Fairfield’ Private 17292 William H (Henry) Corbett, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Park Avenue.
Haughton Villas Haughton Villas now 23-27 Welsh Walls
5 Second Lieutenant John E G (Edward Goodwin) Wilson, 7 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born in Derby. In Oswestry also lived on Mount Road.
WESTON LANE Lane to the Hamlet of Weston Cotton from Welshpool Road
Croeswylan Cottages, 1 Weston Lane Lance Bombardier 292252 Joseph H Davies, 33 Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Family also lived at Upper Church Street. Joseph moved to Liverpool.
Croeswylan Cottages, Private 202036 George Evans, 13 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Born in Oswestry. His parents lived here in 1917.
‘Plas Wilmot’ George M (Montford) Drew, Lieutenant Royal Navy Reserve, HM Submarine E14. Plas Wilmot was the birthplace of WWI poet Wilfred Owen whose father was Station master.
Weston Cotton & ‘The Firs’, Weston Private 4234 Rueben Williams, 26 Bn Australian Infantry. Weston Mill his father owned a mill. 1901/11 before emigrating – see also Private 52641 George T Kirk
WEST STREET Cul-de-Sac of Victoria Road built around 1880
Lance Corporal 10761 Richard H Williams, 5 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Jennings Road and Coney Green.
4 Ableseaman J/28071 Charles E (Ellis) Jones, Royal Navy ‘HMS Magic’. KIA 10 April 1918, Plymouth Naval Memorial. Parents of post war on CWGC.
6 Private 265819 Henry Davies, 1/6 Bn Gloucestershire Regiment. Born Trefonen lived in Oswestry before working in Bristol.
14 Private 49724 Frederick O Ellis, 2 Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Here in 1901 then Gatacre Road. Parents after the war at Ferrers Road.
WHITTINGTON ROAD Road from Oswestry to Whittington begins after the railway bridge with Bridge Terrace (now Nos 1-6) built 1863, Prospect Villas or Place (now Nos 7 -12), Nos 13 -17 form a cul-de-sac between 1 and 18, 18-21 continue the terrace before the entrance to Park Terrace. Berwyn Villas Nos 1-4 stand next to the terrace of 23-25 Whittington Road after 27- 35 is the junction with New Park Road (Present day Nos 1-21, but odd numbers only remain) the road ends with Nos 36-39. All built latter part of the 19th century.
Prospect Place (Villas) now 7-12 Whittington Road 6 houses (4 Prospect Place today’s 10 Whittington Road)
4 Sapper 94160 Thomas A Markey, 137 Army Troops Coy Royal Engineers. also at Racecourse Rd & Park Ave
11 Private 66027 GH Humphreys, 7 Bn RWF transferred to 67 Coy Labour Corps. Also at Gobowen & Boot Street, Whittington
28 Corporal 15748 Robert E (Edward) Jones, 6 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Born Selattyn lived also at New Park Road
WILLOW STREET From town centre The Cross Willow Street runs into Mount Road out of town. Willow Gate stood at the junction with Welsh Walls it was demolished 1782. Most of Willow Street dates from 18th and 19th centuries. Number 55 was the birthplace of Master of the King’s Music Sir Walford Davies. Number 29-31 was the Five Bells Hotel birthplace of Harold Whitfield, VC 1886-1956. Barrett’s Yard behind 41 Willow Street. Compass Yard sometimes called Compass Buildings threre were 5 houses between 100 and 102 Willow Street. Southall Buildings 6 households between 104 and 106 Willow street. Elizabeth Southall was a confectioner who lived at 106 Willow Street. Porkington Terrace stands at the upper end of Willow Street built in 1840.
10 Lieutenant Crescens Bason, Manchester Rgt att. 1 Bn Worcestershire Rgt. Also lived at Ferrers Road, and in Llandudno and Great Wyrley, Walsall.
17 Private 22129 Ernest R Desborough, 9 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. On CWGC address given as Willow Street also lived at Castle Square, Albert Road and Rope Walk.
29 Private 244372 David Jones, 1/5 Bn Cheshire Regiment. Born Llansantffraid
88 Private M/403930 Herbert Parsons, Army Service Corps MT Depot Sydenham. May have been previously named “Jones’s Cottages”. After his marriage at Arthur Street. Herbert’s mother, Elizabeth Jones, she was guardian to his children at Castle Street.
96 Private 7035 Thomas W Trow, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1911 after marriage, also lived at Osborne House, Bailey Street, 70 Salop Road and 11 Stewart Road
102 (Compass Buildings) Lance Corporal 10057 Daniel Rigby, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Also lived at 1 Church Place off Church Street Oswestry
103 Private 21270 Edward W (William Edward) Lyndom, 7 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, Also lived at 1 Signal Terrace, Albert Road
108 Private 9956 John Fitzhenry, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. 1915 home with his wife.
Barretts Cottages 3 properties to the rear of 41 Willow Street. A butcher’s yard owned by Thomas Jackson (Jackson’s Yard) then owned by Mr Arthur Barrett and known as Barrett’s Yard or Cottages
Lance Sergeant 9437 John W Peate, 2 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Family home until 1891 also lived in Nant Y Caws.y
3 Southall Cottages Private 10141 William Davies, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Also lived at Orchard Street
6 Southall Buildings Private 9956 John Fitzhenry, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Home of his mother.
Southall Buildings Lance Corporal 14885 Percy Williams, 1/6 Bn Cheshire Regiment, Born in Wellington. 1901 at Southall Buildings. His Parents lived also on Orchard Street and Oswald Row.
Porkington Cottages below Porkington Terrace
2 Private 16926 Charles H Loose, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born in Burnley after moving to Oswestry they lived on Greens Cottages, Castle Street. In 1911 after his marriage lived here alos his brother lodge with him. Private 6154 Albert E Loose, 2 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
3 Rifleman R/43050 (Richard) Harold Williams, 12 Bn County of London Regiment (The Rangers), KRRC. Now 119 Willow Street
4 Private 34304 Thomas E Jones, 1/4 Bn Loyal North Lancashire. KIA 9 April 1918, Vieille Chapelle New Military Cemetery. In 1911 living here. Now 107 Willow Street
Porkington Terrace Built1840 terrace of 5 properties built 1840 taking their name from the English name for Brogyntyn
1 Private 23756 John OV Davies, 16 Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Oswestry went to work in London Messrs Marshall and Snelgrove, Oxford Street.
2 Private 27134 Reginald H (Hopkins) Pendry, 1 Bn King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born In Oswestry also lived at Park Avenue and School House, Albert Road. After the war his mother lived on Castle Street.
WOODLANDS TERRACE see Castle Street