On the Clwyd Family History Society Website for Memorials, Stanley Carr Naylor is said to have died on the 21st January 1944, and was the son of Stanley Carr & Matilda Naylor, his age was given as 25 years old.
As I cannot find Stanley on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database, I cannot confirm any of this information, except his age and parent’s address, however, further research has shown that Stanley died of TB, probably about 3 or 4 days before being buried on the 19th January, 1944, possibly about the 15th/16th January, age 25 years. His death is registered in Hawarden (Flintshire (Mold) HAW/29A/16). I also believe, after more research, that his father was John Carr Naylor who died in 1918, possibly the year that Stanley was born. I do not know where the author of the War Memorial list got the information, but I am indebted to him or her for the information of this soldier and others.
I am indebted as well to the Staff of the Superintendent Registrar’s Office in Mold, as they have helped so much confirming and adding to the stories lots of the men on the Deeside War Memorials, both WW1 and WW2. Without them confirming and denying some of my suppositions, the men’s stories would not have been complete.
His burial is recorded at St. Mary’s Church, Broughton – Burials – Page 36 No, 282 Stanley Carr NAYLOR, Meadow View, Broughton, 19th January 1944 age 25 years.
His death certificate states that he was a Sapper in the Royal Engineers and as he was 25 years old no parents were noted but a J. Naylor recorded the death.
I believe that his parent’s, if I am correct, was John Carr & Matilda Naylor, (nee Winward) and they married in a Civil or Registrar Attended Ceremony in Chester in 1911(Cheshire West ROC/57/50).
Stanley’s father’s death was in registered in Hawarden in 1918, (Flintshire (Mold) HAW/11A/58), this would have to be purchased to confirm/deny. However, there is a burial in the Burwardsley Parish Registers of a John Carr, age 27 years being buried on the 30th July 1918, so perhaps he had been taken home to the family grave. His death is recorded in Free BMD as in the September quarter, which fits (Flintshire (Mold) HAW/11A/58).
I believe that Matilda remarried many years later, either to a relative of John Carr Naylor or simply coincidentally, a gentleman named James Naylor. They married in St. Mary’s Church, Broughton on the 26th December 1931, James was a Bachelor age 36 and a Farm Labourer, his address was given as 1, Newton Road, Ellesmere Port, his father unknown, but his mother was Mrs. Annie Dutton. Matilda was now age 39, and a widow, her address was Meadow View, Broughton, her father was Richard Winward (Deceased) a Railway Worker. One of the witnesses was Frederick Winward, who, I believe, was Matilda’s brother, who had served in WW1 and whose father was said to be Richard Winward, which connects Matilda and Frederick.
The Britain, Trade Union membership registers tell us that Richard Winward, born 1862, was admitted to the National Union of Railwaymen in 1916, age 54 years, working as a Porter, Union Branch – Mold Junction & Saltney. He was to die in the September quarter of 1927 age 66 years. (Flintshire (Mold)HAW/17A/95).
Matilda Winward, age 18, is seen on the 1911 census living at Bee House Farm, Tattenhall, Cheshire as a House Keeper in the household of Frederick Price, 35, a Dairy Farmer (Employer)and a widower, born in Burwardsley, Cheshire. There was another employees an Alfred Badroch, a Servant age 17, Single and a Farm Work Labourer born Beeston, Cheshire.
On the 1911 census her father Richard Winward is seen living at Nispel Cottage, Queensferry, Flintshire in the household of Thomas John EVANS, his wife Margaret and son Herbert. There were 4 boarders, one of whom was Richard, age 49, a Widower and Railway Porter (L & N.W.) born Tattenhall, Cheshire.
The 1901 census saw Matilda and her father living Nield’s Lane, Tattenhall, Cheshire. Richard Winward, 40 and a widower was a Railway Signalman and he tells us that all the family had been born in Tattenhall. Also there was Matilda, 8 and Richard*, 6. There were some of Matilda#s mother’s family living there, Richard Roden, Richard Winward’s father-in-law, a widower and a Retired farmer age 88 years, born Bunbury, Cheshire and Ann Roden his sister-in-law, age 55 born Waverton, Cheshire and sadly stated to be feeble minded from birth. Richard Winward’s niece, Elizabeth Roden, was 26 and a General Servant born Tattenhall.
*I believe that this is Richard Frederick Winward, born in 1894 in Tattenhall, Cheshire, (Cheshire West TAT/27/95), who was in WW1 and whose Service Records are below.
1894 is the year that their mother Martha died (Tattenhall Cheshire West TAT/18/73), age 37 years, possibly in childbirth as she was buried before Richard Frederick Roden Winward was baptised. So Matilda was only about 3 years old when her mother died.
The 1891 census shows the both Martha & Richard Winward living with Martha’s parents, Farmer Richard & Rebecca Roden, age 77 and 74 respectively, living between Wind Mill Farm and Bee House Farm, Tattenhall, Cheshire. Their daughter Ann, 42 was also in the household. Richard Winward, 30, was a railway Signalman (Port) and Martha, 34 was a dressmaker, born Tattenhall.
Richard & Martha had married on the 6th May 1886 in the Parish Church at Tattenahll. Richard Winward, 25, Bachelor and a Pointsman, father John Winward, deceased & Martha Roden, 29, a Spinster and whose father was Richard Roden a Farmer. Both lived in Tattenhall. Their Witnesses were William Oliver White and Louisa Winward & Martha Winward possibly Richard’s sisters.
As John Carr Naylor and Matilda married in a Civil Ceremony in Chester, I cannot find any details, a Marriage certificate would have to be purchased, so I cannot compare the father or lack of on both certificates.
I have no news of young Stanley’s early life and childhood and he is a mystery, so any information would be gratefully received as he needs to be remembered for the sacrifice he made.
The 1939 National Register (Taken on the 29th September 1939) shows James and Matilda living at Meadow View, James’s date of birth was given as the 8th June 1896 and he was a Farm Labourer, Matilda’s date of birth was give as the 16th July 1892. There is a closed record as well, but that could be pursued if needed by a relative.
They we were neighbours to the family of Thomas Verdun ROBERTS, who lived at No. 4 Meadow view, Thomas was to lose his life on the 27th June 1944 and is buried in Italy. Please click on the link to read his story.
He could be “Brought in from the Cold” if we were able to get his death certificate and appeal to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, as his death could have been caused by war service, as it was TB, especially if he had been abroad and contracted it there. I cannot find any Army papers for him at all, so he is an enigma.
I believe that Stanley Carr Naylor’s mother Matilda died in the September quarter of 1970, her death registered in Holywell, she was 78 year old. (Holywell, Flintshire Volume:8a Page: 2306). She would have had to suffer and grieve Stanley’s loss but was alive to make sure she added his name to the Memorial, so he was well loved.