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Rhostyllen at War

The aim of this section is to respectfully remember and hopefully to fill in, all the missing pieces of information relating to the list of fallen soldiers detailed below. Additionally if anyone has any photographs of these brave individuals then please share them with me and I will include them on this page.  

The Rhostyllen War Memorial commemorates those men of Rhostyllen and Bersham who died in conflicts throughout the world.

Llewelyn Penri Jones

For more information on Llewelyn Penri Jones please click the above link

For more information on Albert Cave please click the link. This comprehensive information has been compiled by Kathryn Nobbs (relative)

World War Two Memorabilia (Esclusham Below Parish Council)

1919 Victory Parade. This photograph shows ex-servicemen walking down School Street. The building at the far end is the Welsh Congregational Chapel                    (now demolished)

Brother John Lloyd

Albert Lloyd (Died 04/11/18) son of Robert Edward & Emily Lloyd, of Rhostyllen

William Williams (born 1889 Church Street, Rhostyllen) - Royal Welsh Fusilier

Please read the WW1 memoirs of William Williams. Click this link

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

For more information on Herbert Timberlake click the link supplied by Tony Spendel

For more information on Arthur and Joseph Pugh please click this link. The information was supplied by Graham Blackmore.

Back row: ?, Brown (an evacuee from Liverpool), Jack Monslow, Walter Monslow, Jack Jones, Glyn Roberts, ?, Victor Haynes (my Grandad), ?,  Pemberton, Turner (a shopkeeper on Vicarage Hill), Fred Pritchard (Teacher at Rhostyllen School)

Middle row: Joe Percival, ?, ?, Tom Evans, Love, ?, Hanmer, Pritchard, ?, ?

Front row: ?, Humphrey Norgrove, ?, ?, Jack Devaney, Jack Edwards (gamekeeper), ?, ?, ?, Jack Clutton

1943 - Home Guard

For more information on John Pemberton please click this link. The information was supplied by Pat Pemberton.

1940’s - Remembrance Day Parade

Taken opposite the football pitch. The old Rhostyllen & Bersham Legion was situated where the goalposts are now (Vicarage end). Photo kindly supplied by Chris Williams.

For more information on Albert Williams click the link supplied by Mary Whelan

(George) Harold Abram

“My grandfather, (George) Harold Abram was a long-time resident of Bersham and Rhostyllen. Our family tree shows multiple generations of Abrams living in Y Ddol. As it is the D Day celebrations I am reminded of my Grandad’s contributions as someone who participated in the D Day landing and was also awarded the Croix du Guerre for dismantling bombs at Belgium airports during WWII, while under fire”

Lynne Williams 06/06/19