WW2 Names (107 on the Slate Panels and 8 on the top of the columns by the steps)

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 website.


JONES, Joseph



SHONE, Hedley Private 7361795 19 General Hospital  Royal Army Medical Corps Son of Walter and Jessie Shone, of Hawarden, Flintshire.   Died 25th October 1940 age 22 years.   Buried at Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Location: Egypt.    Inscription – “Grant Him, O Lord, Eternal Rest And Let Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him.”

SMART, J, James. (Name at the bottom of the right hand Slate Panel)

SNEAD, Alfred

STONER, F.W. (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.   Buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Location: Italy.   Inscription – “God Be With You Till We Meet Again.”

SQUIRES, Allan J. S  (Name at the bottom of the right hand Slate Panel)


WELCH, 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.   Buried at Gradara War Cemetery, Location: Italy.   Inscription –  “We Loved You In Life We Love You Yet You Are Ours To Remember We Will Never Forget.”


WHITEHOUSE, Walter Stoker 1st Class P/KX 101422 H.M.S. Laforey  Royal Navy Son of Joseph H. and Mary U. Whitehouse, of Pentre, Queensferry, Flintshire.  Died 30th March 1944 age 25 years.  Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

WILLIAMS, Edward J.  Driver 188291 Royal Army Service Corps Stepson of Emily Williams, of Ewloe, Flintshire.  Died 16th May 1941 age 26 years.  Buried at Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery, Location: Egypt.   Inscription – “Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends.”

WILLIAMS, Robert S.(Robert Stanley) 1502966 100 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Mary Ethel Williams, of Queensferry, Flintshire.   Died 13th August 1944 age 25 years.   Buried at Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery, Location: Overijssel, Netherlands.   Inscription – “God’s Greatest Gift, Remembrance. Your Loving Mother.”


WOOD, 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

WRIGHT, Charles Pilot Officer (Navigator) 174338 630 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Joseph and Maud Eliza Wright, husband of Phyllis Collins Wright, of Dobshill, Flintshire.   Died 8th July 1944 age 29 years.   Buried at Omerville Communal Cemetery, Location: Val d’Oise, France.  Inscription – “Faithful Unto Death.”

WYATT, Hugh T. (Hugh Trevor) 14890761 General Service Corps Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wyatt, of Hawarden.   Died 19th February 1945.  Buried at Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchyard, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (West Part)

See also the 8 men (below) who are remembered on the War Memorial, on the top of the pillars in front, added at a later date.

There are only brief details re the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, but as the Hawarden War Memorial is shortly to be cleaned and improved, I noticed that there are some names on the memorial that have been added and not on the two slate panels.    Some of the names were almost covered in moss, which will shortly be removed but I am listing them here.


Left Column next to steps (Front)

Sydney Walter BRYAN  Sapper R.E. 754 Army Field Coy. 14244026 Died 10th July 1943 age 26 S/o Edward J. And Mary Elizabeth Bryan; husband of Irene Bryan, of Queensferry, Flintshire.   Buried at Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Location: Italy.   Inscription – “At The Setting Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember.”

Left Column next to steps (Side)

Richard HUGHES – suspect WW2, any help would be appreciated.

Right Column next to steps (Front)

Joseph WILLIAMS  Able Seaman H.M.S. President III  Royal Navy Son of Joseph and Ellen Williams, of Connah’s Quay, Flintshire.   Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

William BRUNTON  Gunner  897616 138 Field Regt. Royal Artillery Son of William Ross Brunton and Hannah Eleanor Brunton, of Hawarden.   Buried at Hawarden Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom (Sec. 3G. Grave 75.)  Inscription – “Gone But Not Forgotten By Father, Mother, Brothers And Sisters.”

Right Column next to steps (Side)

James Ralph RATCLIFFE  Bombardier 4193953 61 Anti-Tank Regt.  Royal Artillery Son of James and Annie Ratcliffe; husband of Ruth Elizabeth Ratcliffe, of Shotton, Chester.   Died 1st December 1942 age 28 years.   Commemorated At Alamein Memorial, Location: Egypt

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