Church of England Diocese of Lichfield Chetwynd

War Memorial

15 large poppies were mounted on the north wall of the church tower in 2018 (see banner image above); commemorating those from our parish who died serving their country, during WW1.

These servicemen are also remembered on the Grayeyard memorial cross and on the north nave stained glass window (see images in the main page gallery).  Details of them are listed below.


Lt. Alaric Charles Henry BOROUGH

Born 09/04/1892, Chetwynd: baptised 22/05/1892 St Nicholas, Newport.

Son of John Sidney Burton and Edith Fanny Maud Borough (nee Jebb); of Chetwynd Knoll and later Chetwynd Park.

Tea planting in Ceylon 1910, returned to UK 1914.

Joined Inns of Court Officer Training Corps, then commissioned into Inniskillin Fusiliers 1915; transferred to 1st Bn. Welsh Guards 1916.

Killed in action 01/12/1917, leading troops in an attack on Gonnelieu ridge, during the Cambrai offensive.

Buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France.


Rifleman Charles BROWNE

Born 10/03/1895 Frodsham, Cheshire: baptised 07/04/1895 St Laurence, Frodsham.

Son of George Henry and Sarah Browne; of Green Lane, Chetwynd End.

Baker and Confectioner.

Enlisted in Newport, served with 1st/6th Bn. The King’s Liverpool Regiment.

Killed in action 29/07/1917, in Flanders.

Buried at Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery, Belgium.


2nd Lt. Robert Chambers MacDonald ELLIOTT

Born 11/05/1891 Chetwynd End; baptised 24/06/1891 St Nicholas, Newport.

Son of Capt. Herbert George Underwood and Laura Elliott, of Chetwynd End.

Clerk at Canadian Bank of Commerce, Regina, Canada.

Enlisted into Canadian Infantry and served as Sergeant with their expeditionary force; commissioned 1916 and transferred to 5th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

Killed in action 24/08/1916, at Delville Wood, during Somme offensive.

Remembered at the Thiepval Memorial, Somme.


Pte. William HOLLINSHEAD

Born 26/02/1886 Shifnal; baptised 10/03/1886 St Andrew, Shifnal.

Son of Matthew and Emma Hollinshead, of Shifnal; husband of Edith (nee Talbott) of Chetwynd End, Newport.

Grocer’s Porter.

Served with 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment.

Wounded in action during Ypres offensive and died of injuries 12/04/1918.

Remembered at the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Pte. Ernest John KENNERLEY

Born 22/05/1892 Beckbury; baptised 24/07/1892 St Milburga, Beckbury.

Son of Robert and Eliza Kennerly, of Beckbury; brother of Walter.

Farmer.

Enlisted in Newport and served with Royal Army Veterinary Corps, then 11th Bn. Tank Corps.

Killed in Action in Flanders 27/09/1918.

Buried at Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France.

Commemorated on grave of his parents, St Michael & All Angels, Chetwynd.


Gunner Walter KENNERLEY

Born 22/01/1890 Beckbury; baptised 18/05/1890 St Milburga, Beckbury.

Son of Robert and Eliza Kennerly, of Beckbury; brother of Ernest.

Farmer.

Enlisted 1915, served in France with 276th Bde. Royal Field Artillery.

Died at New House Farm, Chetwynd, from effects of his war wounds, 04/06/1920.

Burial 08/06/1920, St Michael & All Angels, Chetwynd.


Pte. Frederick John LOVATT

Born January 1893 Pickstock; baptised 22/01/1893 St Michael & All Angels, Chetwynd. Known as ‘John’

Son of Henry and Mary Lovatt, of Puleston; brother of William.

Farm labourer.

Enlisted at Manchester, served with 11th Bn. The King’s Liverpool Regiment.

Wounded at Delville Wood, Somme and died at Boulogne Hospital 20/08/1916.

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery


Pte. William LOVATT

Born 1896 Puleston; baptised 20/09/1896 St Michael & All Angels, Chetwynd.

Son of Henry and Mary Lovatt, of Puleston; brother of ‘John’.

Gardener.

Recorded at Signaller. Served with 10th Shropshire & Cheshire Yeomanry Bn. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

Died at 2nd Australian General Hospital, Wimereux, France 04/02/1919.

Buried at Ath Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

LCpl. George Herbert OWEN

Born 1890 Vauxhall, Newport; baptised 02/03/1890 at St Andrew, Church Aston.

Son of Thomas and Sarah Owen, of Stafford Street, Newport.

Greengrocer (family business).

Enlisted at Battersea, London, served with 8th Bn. Gordon Highlanders.

Killed in action at battle of Loos, 25/09/1915.

Remembered on the Loos Memorial.


Pte. Charles RYLANCE

Born 1892 Saughall Massie, Wirral.

Son of John William and Margaret Rylance, of Chetwynd Road, Newport: brother of Thomas.

Domestic gardener.

Enlisted at Harrogate, Yorkshire, served with 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own).

Died of wounds at Boulogne Hospital, 08/02/1917.

Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.


Pte. Thomas RYLANCE DCM

Born 14/03/1894 Saughall Massie, Wirral.

Son of John William and Margaret Rylance, of Chetwynd Road, Newport: brother of Charles.

Plumber, of Wavertree, Liverpool.

Served as a rifleman with The King’s Liverpool Regiment.

Died of multiple gunshot wounds at 6th General Hospital, Rouen, 23/09/1916.

Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal; ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He repeatedly crossed the open under heavy fire to rescue wounded men. He continued his fine work throughout the operations. He was severely wounded.’


Pte. William John SHERWOOD

Born September 1887 Chetwynd; baptised 25/09/1887 at St Michael & All Angels, Chetwynd.

Son of Nimrod and Annie Sherwod of Chetwynd Gardens, Newport.

Chartered Accountant.

Enlisted in Birmingham and Served with 2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

Killed in action at Flanders 09/10/1917.

Buried at Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium.

Sgt. Charles VERNON

Born 1890 Lilleshall; baptised 18/05/1890 St Michael & All Angels, Lilleshall.

Son of William and Fanny Vernon of Puleston; brother of George.

Career Soldier.

Enlisted Liverpool 06/09/1906, joined The King’s Liverpool Regiment.

Served in Punjab, India.

Killed in action (shot by a sniper) at Vermelles, Battle of Loos 04/10/1915.

Remembered on the Loos Memorial.


Gunner George VERNON

Born May 1892 Lilleshall; baptised 22/05/1892 St Michael & Angels, Lilleshall.

Son of William and Fanny Vernon of Puleston; brother of Charles.

Career Soldier.

Enlisted Shrewsbury 09/01/1910, joined the 63 Bty. Royal Field Artillery.

Served in India.

Captured and held as Prisoner of War; died of enteritis at Bagtche Camp, Iraq 04/08/1916.

Remembered at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.


Pte. John Isaac WILLIAMS

Born February 1881 Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire.

Son of Isaac and Catherine Williams; husband of Mary Lydia (nee Mulberry).

Postman for GPO, living at Forton Road, Chetwynd End, Newport.

Enlisted at Newport, served with 1st Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

Killed in action at Vimy Ridge, Cambrai 30/11/1917.

Buried at Sunken Road Cemetery, Villers-Plouich, France.