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 ones 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 website.

JONES, G.J.  Sadly I have no details that helps identify him, any help gratefully received.

JONES, J.      Sadly I have no details that helps identify him, any help gratefully received.



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)


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



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, 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)
Edwards, George Henry
Edwards, Harry
Ellis, Harry
Ellson, George Arthur (Aka Ellison)
Ellsum, William
Ferguson, Hugh
Fielder, Charles Kenneth
Forrester Charles
Foulkes, Ernest
Gilbert, Joseph Edward
Grainger, Joseph James
Griffiths, Albert Henry
Griffiths, Herbert
Hall, A.C.
Halliwell, J.
Harris, Bernard
Hogan, Leslie
Hughes, Hugh Maurice (Hughie)
Hughes, James
Hughes, John
Hughes, Joseph
Hughes, Ronald
Hutton, David
Hutton, Robert
Johnson, Robert
Jones, Fred
Jones, Jack Gordon
Jones, William Albert
Kettle, Cyril
Langmaid, Frederick
Latham, Tom Venables
Lefley, Ernest Raymond
Lloyd, Francis
Lumberg, Henry William
Manion, Thomas
Mason, James Albert
Prestidge, Leonard James
Reddin, Kenneth
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