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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 flintshirewarmemorial.com website.

1ST PANEL

HULLEY, Raymond

HUMPAGE, G.G. (George Gordon) Guardsman   14513610 Welsh Guards.   Died 28th August 1943.  Buried at Hawarden Cemetery, Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom.   (Sec. 2H. Grave 42.)

HUMPHREYS, William

JOHNSON, Norman  Private 4195850 6th (10th Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers) Bn. The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. Son of Ada Johnson, of Queen’s Ferry, Flintshire.   Died 7th December 1943 age 24 years.  Buried at Sangro River War Cemetery, Location: Italy.   Inscription – “He Lives For Ever In The Hearts Of Those Who Love Him.”

JOHNSON, R.N.

JONES, David E.

JONES, George L. (Name at the bottom of the right hand Slate Panel)

JONES, Harry

JONES, Herbert (Name at the bottom of the right hand Slate Panel)

JONES, Joseph

JONES, Robert

JONES, T.M. (Terence Maxwell)  Lieutenant  86443 3 Bty., 28 Field Regt. Royal Artillery Son of Albert Edward and Annie Marie Jones, of Hawarden, Flintshire.   Died 8th June 1942 age 23 years.  Buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Location: Libya.   Inscription – “He Lies Content With That High Hour In Which He Lived And Died.”

JONES, Thomas Aircraftman 1st Class 948629 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Thomas and Phoebe Jones, of Queensferry, Flintshire.   Died 19th June 1941 age 19 years.  Buried at Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery, Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom.   Inscription – “Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him, O Lord.”

JONES, William H. (William Henry) D/JX 313599 H.M S Tynedale Royal Navy Son of William Jones, and of Frances Jones, of Shotton, Flintshire.   Died 12th December 1943 age 20 years.   Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom

KENNEDY, Thomas A.

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2ND PANEL

LUMBERG, William H. (Henry William) Seaman 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

LITTELTON, Antony

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

MARTIN, Dennis P.

MICHELL, Frank

NORTHWOOD, Arthur – Guess – Petty Officer Telegraphist  D/JX 135376 H.M. Submarine Swordfish Royal Navy.   Died 16th November 1940 age 24 years.   Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial, Location: Devon, United Kingdom

NUTTALL, Arthur

OWEN George

OWEN, George T. (OWENS, George Thomas)  Gunner 1444744 239 Bty., 101 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt. Royal Artillery.   Died 8th June 1940 age 26 years.  Commemorated at Dunkirk Memorial, Location: Nord, France.

PARISH, David F.W.  (David Woodbine) Pilot Officer 105172 236 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Lt.-Col. Francis W. Parish, D.S.O., M.C.,* and of Dorothy Parish, of West Brompton, London. His brother, John Neville Woodbine Parish, also died on service.  Commemorated at Malta Memorial, Location: Malta.   *Died in 1921, named on the WW1, Click on the link to read his story.

PARISH, John N.W. (John Neville Woodbine) H.M.S. Heron.  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Son of Lt.-Col. Francis W. Parish, D.S.O., M.C.*, and of Dorothy Parish, of West Brompton, London. His brother, David Francis Woodbine Parish, also died on service.  Died 17th May 1941 age 20 years.  Inscription – “His Brother David Pilot Officer R.A.F. (V.R.) Was Lost On Operations From Malta, 11th February 1942 Age 27.”  Buried at Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchyard,Location: Flintshire, United Kingdom(West part.)  *Died in 1921, named on the WW1, Click on the link to read his story.

PARKER, Kenneth Gunner 946943 68 Medium Regt.  Royal Artillery Son of Harold David and Mary Seddon Parker, of Hawarden, Flintshire.   Died 10th April 1942 age 23 years.   Buried at Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Location: Libya.   Inscription – “May The Winds Of Heaven Blow Gently O’er This Sweet And Hallowed Spot.”

PARRY, Lloyd G.

POWELL, Frank A.(Frank Alwyn) Assistant Steward M.V. Delius (Liverpool)  Merchant Navy Son of Albert Victor and Elsie Powell, of Queensferry, Flintshire.   Died 21st November 1943 age 20 years. Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial, Location: London, United Kingdom.

PREECE, Edwin V.P.

PRESTON, Ronald  Fusilier 4207896 6th Bn.  Royal Scots Fusiliers  Son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Preston; husband of Rose Preston, of Hawarden, Flintshire.   Died 26th June 1944 age 24 years.  Buried at Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Location: Calvados, France  Inscription – “At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Remember Him R.I.P.”

PRICE, Gerald

POSTONS, Harry

REID, Charles 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.)   (Also remembered on the Connah’s Quay & Shotton War Memorial)

RENSHAW, Harry  Corporal 1455322 Army Catering Corps attd. Royal Artillery Son of James Henry and Clara Mearns Renshaw; husband of Marian Vaughan Renshaw, of Queen’s Ferry, Flintshire.   Died 23rd July 1944 age 32 years.  Buried at Brouay War Cemetery, Location: Calvados, France. Inscription- “Peace, Perfect Peace.”

RIXHAM, Oliver  Flying Officer  48335 Royal Air Force Son of Samuel and Maria Rixham; husband of Gladys Rixham, of Hawarden, Flintshire.   Died 21st November 1942 age 52 years.  Inscription – “Jesus, In Thy Precious Keeping, Leave We Now Our Dear One Sleeping.”

ROBERTS, Eric – Guess – Private 4202106 1st Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts; husband of Lily Roberts, of Buckley, Flintshire.   Died 28th October 1942 age 27 years.     Buried at Rangoon War Cemetery, Location: Myanmar.   Inscription – “Your Righteous Manhood And Love, Shall Be In Everlasting Remembrance.”

ROBERTS, Thomas V.(Thomas Verdun)  Private 4460171 5th Bn. Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment Son of James Edward and Sarah Ann Roberts, of Broughton, Flintshire.  Died 27th June 1944 age 27 years.    Buried at Assisi War Cemetery, Location: Italy.    Inscription – “Peace, Perfect Peace.”

ROBINSON, Stanley

SALVONI, Raymond T.(Raymond Terence)  – Guess – Flying Officer 155198 (D.F.C. ),35 Sqdn.  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Son of Lawrence and Charlotte Mary Salvoni; husband of Florence Dora Salvoni, of Radcliffe, Lancashire.   Died 14th January 1945 age 22 years.   Commemorated at Runnymede Memorial, Location: Surrey, United Kingdom.

SHACKLETON, 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.   (Also on Connah’s Quay & Shotton War Memorial).

SHONE, Colin

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.”

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)

TREGILGAS, Stewart

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.”

WHEATLEY, David

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.”

WILLIAMS, Roy

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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