WEM WAR MEMORIAL

1936-1945
  • Benjamin Thomas Baker MM, Warrant Officer Class II, [4033836] Company Sergeant Major, 4th Bt., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Born: Warwickshire; residence: Shropshire.
    Died: Sunday 8 April 1945, aged 36 years.
    Cemetery: Hanover War Cemetery, Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 16.A.5]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign 1944/45
  • Arthur Bedford, Fusilier, [7047583], 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers
    Died: Wednesday 6 October 1943, aged 20 years.
    Born Shropshire; son of Ernest & Elizabeth Bedford, of Wem, Shropshire
    Cemetery: Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy [Grave or Reference Panel Number: VIII.D45]
    Theatre of War: Italy
  • James Renshaw Bromley, Gunner, [4035296], 66 Lt. AA Regt., Royal Artillery
    Died: Tuesday 30 January 1945, aged 35 years
    Son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Bromley; husband of Gladys May Bromley, of Wem, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 16.E.11]
  • Albert Ernest Chidlow, Private, [4031148], 1st Bn,., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Died: Wednesday 1 May 1940, aged 28 years
    Born Shropshire; husband of Frances May Chidlow, of Whitchurch, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 115]
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign 1939/40
  • Frederick Charles Clorley, Sapper [14673173], 905 Stevedore Coy., Royal Engineers
    Died: Saturday 10 June 1944, aged 37 years.
    Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Clorley; husband of Mary Jane Clorley, of Wem, Shropshire
    Cemetery: Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UK [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 5 Column 3]
    Theatre of War: At Sea
    Note: The Brookwood Memorial commemorates over 3,000 men and women of the land forces, who during WWII, died at sea, in the campaign in Norway (1940), as members of raiding parties that set out from the UK, or as special agents or workers with Allied underground movements, and who have no known grave.
  • Vincent Edwin Dawes, Leading Aircraftman, [542749], RAF
    Died: Saturday 23 November 1940, aged 22 years.
    Son of William Henry and Alice Lilian Allsop Dawes, of Wem, Shropshire
    Cemetery: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Grave 8]
  • Sergt. C.W. Evans
  • Private W.A. Forster
  • George Wilfred Higginson, Sergeant [1897585] Flight Engineer, 101 Sqdn., RAF Volunteer Reserve
    Died: Thursday 1 February 1945
    Cemetery: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
  • Joseph Patrick Kelly, Sapper, [2122919], 204 Field Coy., Royal Engineers
    Died: Tuesday 14 November 1944, aged 31 years.
    Son of Patrick and Mary Kelly; husband of Edith Annie Kelly, of Wem, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Brunssum War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands [Grave or Reference Panel Number: II.100.]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
  • Francis John Kynaston, Lance Corporal, [2736904], 3rd Bn., Welsh Guards
    Died: Monday 29 May 1944, aged 24 years.
    Son of John Percy and Mary Jane Kynaston, of Wem, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Naples War Cemetery, Italy [Grave or Reference Panel Number: II.A.17]
    Theatre of War: Italy
  • Peter Pemberton, Guardsman, [14677536], 3rd. Bn., Irish Guards,
    Died: Friday 22 September 1944, aged 19 years.
    Son of Frank and Dorothy Pemberton, of Wem, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands, [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 18.B.7]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
  • Thomas William James Rodenhurst, Gunner, [410394], 3 Regt., Royal Horse Artillery.
    Died: Saturday 12 August 1944, aged 24 years.
    Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Rodenhurst, of Lee, Shropshire
    Cemetery: Bayeux War Cemetery, Clavados, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: XIX.C.8]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944
  • Frank Simister, Private, [5389007], 2nd Bn., Devonshire Regiment.
    Died: Friday 14 July 1944, aged 28 years.
    Son of William and Emily Simister, husband of Sarah Ann Simister, of Whitchurch, Shropshire.
    Cemetery: Tilly-sur-Seulles war Cemetery, Calvados, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: VI.A.1]
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944
  • Charles Percy Simpson, Corporal, [7396010], 10 Field Hygiene Sec., Royal Army Medical Corps.
    Died: Tuesday 15 September 1942, aged 25 years.
    Born Bolton; son of William James Simpson and Anne Elizabeth Simpson, of Wem; husband of Rosa Elizabeth Simpson, of Woodvale, Southport, Lancashire.
    Cemetery: Wem (SS. Peter and Paul) Church Cemetery, Shropshire, UK [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Row 46, Grave 16]
    Theatre of War: UK
  • Cyril Douglas Swain, Flight Lieutenant, [37658], Pilot, 105 Sqdn., RAF
    Died: Friday 31 March 1944
    Killed by the Gestapo after the mass escape from Stalag Luft 3, Sagan.
    Cemetery: Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland [Grave or Reference Panel Number: 8.C.1]
  • William Tomlinson, Lance Corporal, [4031197], attd. Aux.Mil., Pioneer Corps.
    Died: Monday 17 June 1940, aged 27 years.
    Born Shropshire; son of William and Sarah Tomlinson; husband of Dorothy Edna Tomlinson, of Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire.
    Cemetery: Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Column 115]
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
  • Robert Cecil Williams, Rifleman, [1792006], 2nd Bn. The London Irish Rifles, Royal Ulster Rifles
    Born Shropshire.
    Died: Thursday 23 November 1944
    Cemetery: Santerno Valley War Cemetery, italy [Grave or Reference Panel Number: I.A.14]
    Theatre of War: Italy
  • Ronald Oswell Williams, Private, [14578036], 1st Bn. The Herefordshire Regt., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
    Died: Monday 31 January 1944, aged 21 years.
    Son of Percy Clarence and Louise Ellen Williams, of Wem, Shropshire
    Cemetery: Cassino Memorial, Italy [Grave or Reference Panel Number: Panel 9]
    Theatre of War: Italy

Please click on the names in red for more information on those individuals.
The above information is available due to the efforts of Betty Askill in checking the records held by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and on the Army Roll of Honour, with the support of Mr & Mrs E.G. Dudley.

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