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Connah’s Quay and Shotton Cenotaph. – WW2 Names (83)

Disclaimer :- I have researched the names of the men and boys below who are named on the Memorial (but sadly they are only recorded with a surname and an initial), with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, so I apologise in advance if any are wrong and would be very grateful for any information on the ones that I cannot find on the CWGC website, even a very small clue.  The one with –Guess – after the name is because that is the only name that coincided with the name.   I will now start my research as and when more documents are released.    Please contact the flintshirewarmemorial.com website.

 

EDWARDS, G.H. (George Henry) Gunner 1455336 176 Bty., 63 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery.  Died 17th October 1940. Age unknown.  – buried at Connah’s Quay, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom  – ( Sec. Y. Grave 14.)

EDWARDS, H. – Guess- (Harold)  Trooper 7936388 44th  Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.  Son of John and Mary Jane Edwards, of Queen’s Ferry, Flintshire.  Died 14th November 1942 age 22 years. Commemorated at Alamein Memorial Location: Egypt. (Birthplace and residence in Flintzshire.)

ELLSUN, G.  (George Arthur) Private 14747563 Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (5th Bn.) Husband of F. J. Ellson, of Connahs Quay, Flintshire. (Served as ELLISON).  Died 18th January 1945 age 31 years.   Buried at Sittard War Cemetery, Limburg,Netherlands

FERGUSON, H.  (Hugh) Lance Corporal 7666956 Royal Corps of Signals Son of Daniel and Rachel Ann Ferguson, of Connah’s Quay; husband of Nellie Mildon Ferguson, of Hawarden.  Died 3rd June 1947, age 31 years.   – buried at Connah’s Quay(Sec. H. Grave 50), Location, Flintshire.

FIELDER, C.K.  (Charles Kenneth) Sergeant (Air Gunner)  2206034 640 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  Died 2nd March 1945.  Buried at Heverlee War Cemetery, Location: Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.   (He is also remembered on the HawardenWar Memorial 1939 -45.) Married at St. Ethelwold’s Church 28th October 1944 (Page 35, No. 70)  to Geraldine Margaret NEVILLE- I have the details.

FORRESTER, C.(Charles) Private 4080685 3rd Bn.  Monmouthshire Regiment Son of John H. and A. Forrester; husband of Beatrice May Forrester, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 6th August 1944 age 30 years.   Buried at Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Location: Calvados, France.  Inscription – “Resting In Peace Where No Shadows Fall Not Lost But Waiting To Meet Us All”

FOULKES, E. – Guess- (Ernest ) Trooper 14224032 23rd Hussars. Royal Armoured Corps Died 16th April 1945 age 21 years. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Location: Niedersachsen, Germany – (Birthplace and residence – Flintshire.)

GILBERT, J.E. (Joseph Edward) Leading Seaman  P/JX 285384 H.M.S. Quorn , Royal Navy Son of John and Emily Gilbert, of Shotton, Cheshire (sic).   Died 3rd August 1944 age 36 years.  Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom.

GRAINGER, J.J. (Joseph J.) Stoker 2nd Class D/SKX 1220 H.M. Submarine H.31. Royal Navy,  Son of Joseph James Grainger and Mary Catherine Grainger, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.   Died 24th January 1941 age 20 years.  Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom

GRIFFITHS, A.H. (Albert Henry) Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 2210474 10 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Son of Albert Griffiths, and of Lilian Warburton Griffiths, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 16th January 1945 age 27 years.  Buried at Hanover War Cemetery, Location: Niedersachsen, Germany.   Inscription – “Love’s Memory Can Never Fail, How E’er The Hasting Years Go By”

GRIFFITHS, H.

HALL, A.C.

HALLIWELL, J.

HARRIS, B. (Bernard)  Lance Serjeant  4189490  1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers Son of Francis Edward and Jessie Harris; husband of Doreen Harris, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Died 5th May 1944 age 32 years. Buried at Kohima War Cemetery, Location: India.

HOGAN, L. (Bottom of Memorial)

HUGHES, JAS. Able Seaman D/JX 335848  H.M.S. President III  Royal Navy Son of James and Eleanor Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 30th April 1943 age 20 years.   Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom

HUGHES, J.  (Joseph) Private 4209786 5th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment, Son of John Joseph and Margaret Hughes; husband of Margaret Hughes, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 16th February 1945 age 31 years.   Inscription – “Peace, Perfect Peace.”   Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

HUGHES, H.M.(Hugh Maurice) Private  14342673 1st Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, Son of Edward and Sarah Hughes, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire; husband of Frances Minnie Hughes, of Connah’s Quay.   Died 1st July 1944 age 28 years.  Inscription –“Greater Love Hath No Man Than This.”  Buried at Digboi War Cemetery, Location: India.

HUGHES, R.(Ronald) Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1450608 199 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Stanley and Lizzie Hughes, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 13th May 1943 age 20 years.  Inscription – “His Duty Nobly Done. God Grant Him Eternal Rest.” Buried at Harderwijk General Cemetery, Location: Gelderland, Netherlands

HUTTON, D.(David) Lieutenant 243456 83 Field Regt. attd. 50 Bty., 24 Field Regt. Royal Artillery

Son of David John and Ida Annie Hutton, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 21st September 1943 age 24 years.  Inscription – “In Ever Loving Memory Of “Our Dave” “Until We Meet Again.”  Buried at Salerno War Cemetery, Location: Italy.

HUTTON, R.  (Robert) Master  S.S. Maurita (Lancaster),Merchant Navy, Son of Richard and Sarah Elizabeth Hutton; husband of Bessie Hutton, of Connah’s Quay.   Died 12th November 1941 age 37 years.  Buried at Connah’s Quay Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (Sec. T. Grave 11.)

JOHNSON, R.

JONES, F.

JONES, G.J.

JONES, J.

JONES, J.G. (Jack Gordon) Able Seaman  D/JX 313627 H.M.S. President III, Royal Navy, Son of Thomas George and Elsie Jones, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 20th November 1942.  Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom.

JONES, W.A. (William Albert) Private  4203096 2nd Bn. The Glasgow Highlanders ,Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Son of Joseph Albert and Emily Jones, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 1st August 1944 age 32 years.   Inscription- “Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends.”  Buried at Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Location: Calvados, France

KETTLE, C. (Cyril) (D S M) Leading Stoker  C/KX 80337 H.M. Submarine Utmost , Royal Navy, Son of John Samuel and Harriet Kettle, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Died 25th November 1942 age 36 years. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial, Location: Kent, United Kingdom

LANGMAID, F. (Frederick) Gunner 1577134 501 Bty., 72 Searchlight Regt., Royal Artillery, Son of George and Annie Langmaid; husband of Ethel Rosina Langmaid, of Shotton. Died 31st October 1942. Inscription – “God’s Greatest Gift Remembrance.”  Buried at Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchyard, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (North part.)

LATHAM,T.V. (Tom Venables) Chief Engineering Officer Merchant Navy (M/V “Felita” (Chester)) Son of Thomas Hewitt and Clara E Latham, 202 High Street, Connah’s Quay, Husband of Mary Ena Latham, 25 Mold Road, Connah’s Quay.   Died 14th August 1943.  Buried at Connah’s QuayTown Cemetery.

LEFLEY, E.R. (Ernest Raymond) Fusilier 4209801 8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Son of Ernest and Deborah Lefley, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 19th January 1944 age 22 years.  Inscription – “Not Just To-Day But Every Day In Silence We’ll Remember.”   Buried at Minturno War Cemetery, Location: Italy.

LLOYD, F. (Francis) Driver 2336691 Royal Corps of Signals, Son of George and Ann Lloyd, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 10th April 1945 age 27 years.  Inscription – “In Loving Memory Of Francis, Shotton, England. On Whose Soul, Sweet Jesus, Have Mercy.”  Buried at Clichy Northern Cemetery, Location: Hauts-de-Seine, France

LUMBERG, W.H (Henry William) P/X 21152A H.M.S. Egret, Royal Naval Reserve, Son of Alfred and Annie Lumberg; husband of Kathleen Joan Lumberg, of Queen’s Ferry, Flintshire Died 27th August 1943 age 26 years.  Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

MANION, T. (Thomas) Stoker 1st Class D/SS 119888 Royal Navy H.M.S. Basilisk, Son of James Joseph and Caroline Manion. Husband of Mary Ellen Manion, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 1st June 1940 age 39 years.  Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

MASON, J.A. (James Albert) Fusilier  14589039 6th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers, Son of Herbert Richard and Mary Mason, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire; husband of Mary Ann Mason, of Connah’s Quay.  Died 25th September 1944 age 36 years.   Inscription – “I Have Fought A Good Fight, I Have Finished My Course, I Have Kept The Faith.”  Buried at Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

MILLINGTON, W.

MURPHY, D.F.

McMANUS, J.A. – Guess – (John Arthur) Leading Aircraftman 1522972 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Son of Patrick and Elizabeth McManus, of Holywell, Flintshire.  Died 2nd December 1945 age 31 years.   Inscription – “Give Him Eternal Rest, O Lord; And Let Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him. R.I.P.”   Buried at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, Location: India

PARRY, S.E. (Samuel Edward) Master Merchant Navy  S.S. Privet (Newry) Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jane Parry, 72 Church Street, Connah’s Quay. Husband of Mildred C. N. Parry, of Annalong, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.  Died 5th December 1940 age 40 years. Tower Hill Memorial, London. (Courtesy of Clwyd FHS)

PARRY, W. (William) Warrant Officer 1061953 53 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Alfred and Zephorah Parry, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire; husband of Laura Parry, of Connah’s Quay. Died 16th April 1945 age 29 years.  Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Location: Surrey, United Kingdom

PAYTON, A. (Arthur) Sergeant (Wireless Op.Air Gunner) 1547679 622 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.   Son of George and Harriet Payton; husband of Elizabeth Payton, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 29th July 1944 age 30 years.   Inscription – “His Step Untraced: We Only Know And Seen His Father’s Face And Seen His Father’s Face.”  Buried at Petitmont Communal Cemetery, Location: Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

POWELL, A.E.(Albert Edward) Lance Corporal T/276804 Royal Army Service Corps attd Royal Artillery Son of Albert and Kate Elizabeth Powell, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire; husband of Margaret Cathrine Powell, of Connah’s Quay.  Died 24 July 1945 age 33 years.   Inscription – “The Peace Of God Which Passeth All Understanding.”  Buried at Labuan War Cemetery, Location: Malaysia

PRITCHARD, R.J.  (Robert John) Stoker 1st Class P/KX 165107 H.M.S. Diadem, Royal Navy Son of Edward and Annie Pritchard, of Connah’s Quay.   Died 14th July 1945 age 21 years. Buried at Connah’s Quay Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (Sec. H. Grave 30.)

RABONE, T. – Guess – (Thomas) Private 5956692 5th Bn. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Son of William I. and Eva Louie Rabone, of Rogate, Sussex.  Died 21st September 1944 age 22 years.  Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Location: Singapore. ( Born in Cheshire, resided in Flintshire.)

REDDIN, W.  (William) Leading Steward D/LX 27902 H.M.S. Grecian Royal Navy, Son of Job and Cathrine Reddin, of Connah’s Quay; husband of Phyllis Reddin, of Connah’s Quay.   Died 5th December 1944 age 33 years.   Buried at Connah’s Quay Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom.   Inscription – “ Gone But Not Forgotten.”  (Sec. H. Grave 22)

REID, C.C. (Charles Clifford) Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1459932 83 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Clarence Reginald and Catherine May Reid, of Shotton.  Died 17th December 1943.  Buried at Hawarden Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom. (Sec. 1F. Grave 68.)

ROBERTS, A.F.  (Alfred Frank)  Leading Aircraftman 1352467 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of John Joseph and Margaret Roberts; husband of Margaret Elizabeth Roberts, of Connah’s Quay.  Died 3rd March 1944 age 31 years.   Inscription – “Some Day, Some Time We’ll Meet Again.”  (Sec. H. Grave 15.)

ROBERTS, M. 1941(Bottom of Memorial)

ROBERTS, S.E.

SHACKLETON, A. (Arthur) Bombardier 1427449 3 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery Son of George and Alice Shackleton; husband of Priscilla Annie Shackleton, of Shotton, Cheshire.   Died Between the 2nd March 1942 and the 3rd March 1942 age 29 years.  Commemorated at Singapore Memorial, Location: Singapore.

SHELMERDINE, C. (Charles) Serjeant  1462087 104 (The Essex Yeomanry) Regt. Royal Horse Artillery Son of George G. Shelmerdine and Annie F. Shelmerdine, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 20th September 1942 age 21 years.  Inscription – “Greater Love Hath No Man Than This.”  Buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Location: Egypt

SHEPHERD, J.  (Jack) Flight Sergeant 512656 Royal Air Force Son of Harry and Elizabeth Shepherd; husband of Elizabeth Shepherd, of Connah’s Quay.   Died 12th March 1946 age 33 years.   Inscription – “Rest in Peace.”    Buried at Connah’s Quay Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (Sec. T. Grave 16.)

STENNER, E.J.(Bottom of Memorial) – Guess – (Edward Joseph) Trooper 7937374 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps.   Died 7th September 1944 age 32 years.   Buried at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Location: Antwerpen, Belgium  (Birth and Residence Chester.)

STONER, F.  (Frank Walker)Fusilier  4209836 9th Bn.  Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Son of John and Vashti E. Stoner, of Shotton, Flintshire.  Died 16th February 1944.   Inscription – “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.”  Buried At Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Location: Italy.

TURNER, W.A. (William Arthur)  Stoker 1st Class P/KX 109310 H.M.S. “Tamar” Royal Navy, Son of Joseph and Clara Turner, of Shotton, Flintshire.   Died 2nd October 1942 age 22 years.  Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

WELSH, E. (WELCH on CWGC) (Eric)  Bombardier 1454194 60 (5th Bn.The Royal Welch Fusiliers) Anti-Tank Regt , Royal Artillery Son of Edward George and Edith Welch, of Shotton, Flintshire. Died 13th September 1944 age 24 years.   Inscription – “We Loved You In Life We Love You Yet You Are Ours To Remember We Will Never Forget.”  Buried at Gradara War Cemetery, Location: Italy

WHITEHOUSE, C. (Clifford) Able Seaman D/JX 192089 H.M.M.L. 129. Royal Navy, Son of Charles Henry and Martha Ann Whitehouse, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 21st March 1942 age 21 years.  Inscription – “Clifford, Our Dear Son And Brother Ever In The Thoughts Of Mother, Dad And Family.”  Buried at Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Location: Algeria

WIGGLESWORTH, H.

WILLIAMS, C.

WILLIAMS, J. (Joseph) Able Seaman P/JX 289482 H.M.S. President III Royal Navy Son of Joseph and Ellen Williams, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Died 19th July 1944.  Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom.

WILLIAMS, S.

WILLIAMS, W.C. (William Charles) Marine PLY/X 2359 H.M.S. Gloucester. Royal Marines Son of Evan Williams, and of Edith May Williams, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.  Died 22nd May 1941 age 20 years. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom

WOOD, H. (Harry) Telegraphist   D/JX 159074  H.M.S. Nile.  Royal Navy, Son of Henry and Minnie Wood, of Shotton, Flintshire. Died 20th June 1942 age 20 years.  Commemorated at PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Location: Devon, United Kingdom , Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 101. Column 3.


Memorial Fallen Served
Arnold, Neville
Ashbrook, Charles (Charlie)
Bennett, William
Bettany, David Ormond
Brockley, Roger
Brooks, Arthur
Brotherstone, William
Burke, James
Cartwright, Albert
Cooper, John
Davies, Frank
Davies, Gerald
Davies, Joseph Edward
Dodd, Harry
Dutton, John
Edwards, Frederick (Not on the Memorial)
Ellis, Harry
Ellsum, William
Hughes, John
Prestidge, Leonard James
Reddin, Kenneth
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