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List of the Fallen 1914-18 & 1939-45

List of the Fallen 1914-18 & 1939-45

The Great War 1914 -1918Frank Allen

Died 13.11.1916. Killed Puisieux, Pas de Calais.

Tom Bristow

Gwalod House, Gwall Hill. Aged 19 – Private. Montgomeryshire Yeomanry, then R.W.F.

Died 23.4.1917. Killed Wancourt, Pas de Calais.

William E Burdett

Maeslewis, Knolton. 29 – Private. Machine Gun Corps

Died 26.4.1918. Killed Ypres Salient, Belgium.

Thomas E Davies

Adwy, Bersham. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Killed 25.12.1917 Killed in action in France.

Alan Durdle

Lloc, Holywell. L/Corporal. Welsh Horse. Duke of Cambridges Own

Died 4.3.1917.  Killed in Flanders.

Richard Edwards

Asney Cottage, Overton Bridge. Private. Welsh Horse, then Royal West Kents.

Died 16.7.1917  Killed in action in France.

Walter Edwards

Asney, Overton Bridge. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery

Died 20.9.1918. Died of wounds in France.

Herbert W Ethelston

Bryn y Pys, Overton. Aged 33. Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards

Died 14.3.1915. Killed in action.

Robert W Eyton

Gwydyr House, Overton. Aged 22. Lieutenant, Rifle Brigade.

Died 22.3.1918. Killed near Flavey. Mentioned in Dispatches.


High Street, Overton. Aged 31. Private. 65th Battalion Canadian Armed Forces

Died 23.3.1917. Buried in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Walter Hamer

Wrexham Road, Overton. Aged 28. Private. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

Died 19.9.1918. Killed in action.

Ralph W. Hargreaves

Llan y Cefn, Overton. Aged 25. Acting Captain. Welsh Guards.

Died 1.12.1917. Wounded France 1916, Killed Cambrai.

Edward Haynes

Lilac Cottage, Overton Aged 25. First Class Stoker. Royal Navy.

Died 31.5.1916. Served HMS Black Prince. Drowned.

Stanley Haynes

Lilac Cottage, Overton. Private. Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 28.5.1915. Killed Gallipoli.

Thomas Henderson

Edinburgh. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 18.8.1915. Died of Wounds at Sea.

Frank Howard

Argoed lane, Overton. Trumpeter. Welsh Horse

Died 24.1.1919. Died from meningitis.

Walter Jackson

Ivy Cottage, Overton. Aged 35. 2nd Lieut. Welsh Yorkshire Prince of Wales Own.

Died 9.10.1917. Twice wounded and killed in Ypres Salient.

Joseph Jones

Private. RWF. Formerly Montgomeryshire Yeomanry

Died 29.4.1918. Killed Mesopotamia.

Richard Jones

Penyllan Cottage, Overton. Sapper. Royal Engineers

Died 1.6.1918. Killed Ypres.

Thomas H Jones

Baysdon House, Overton. Bombadier. Royal Field Artillery

Reported missing 21.3.1918. Taken prisoner and shot.

Thomas Jones

Tanners Row, Overton. Sapper. Royal Engineers

Died 24.3.1918. Killed in action in France.

Charles Johnson

Knolton Bryn. Aged 25. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Died 26.10.1914. Killed in France.

Harry Morgan

Maeslewis, Knolton. Aged 27. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Died 24.10.1918. Badly wounded in 1917. Killed in France.

Edward Northover

Mossleigh, Overton. Gunner. Royal Field Artillery.

Died 23.10.1918. Died in hospital in Le Havre, France.

John Henry Powell

Back Lane. Aged 42. Sergeant. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Died 11.7.1916. Killed Somme.

Albert Roberts

White Horse Hotel, Overton. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Died 22.4.1918.  Killed Flanders.

Alfred Roberts

Tanners Row, Overton. L/Cpl. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 27.6.1919. France 1915-1916. Died of consumption.

Arthur Studley

Little Overton. Private. Wellington Infantry New Zealand Force.

Died 1916. Killed at Gallipoli.

William Taylor

Queensbridge, Overton. Company Sergeant Major. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

Died  March 1917. Served in France and died from wounds.

William Wainwright

Lightwood Green. Corporal. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 14.6.1919. Died from wounds and gas poisoning.

The Second World War 1939-1945

Cecily  M Bruce Benjamin

Pendyffryn, Overton Aged 20. Chief Wren. Womens Royal Naval Service

Died 19.8.1941. SS Aguila, torpedoed.

Norman H Bolland

Peothlyn Terrace, Overton. Aged 19 Fusilier. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Died 14.4.1945. Died from shrapnel wounds. Buried in Germany.

Reginald Hillman

Salop Road, Overton. Aged 23. Guardsman. Grenadier Guards.

Died 14.8.1944. Killed Bayeux, France.

George Lindsay

High Street, Overton. Aged 43. Flight lieutenant. RAF Voluntary Reserve

Died 29 6.1944. No known grave.

John Winston Pearson

Maesgwylod. LAC. RAF

Died of Pneumonia.

Hugh William Jardine Ethelston Peel

Bryn y Pys, Overton. Aged 25. Lieut. Armed Reconnaissance Battalion.Welsh Guards

Died 17.2.1945. Killed Netherlands. Awarded Croix de Guerre.


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