“Lest We Forget”

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

 Age shall not weary them, nor do the years condemn   

 At the going down of the sun and in the morning

 We will remember them

This Memorial page has been set up in Memory of Wrexham Royal Naval Association Branch Members who have sadly crossed the Bar, also for men and women from Wrexham who served in the Royal Navy and died during WW 1

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In Memory of Wrexham Royal Naval Association Members who have crossed the Bar

“Crossing the Bar”

Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

In Memory of the Men from Wrexham who served in the Royal Navy and died during World War 1

Stoker 1st Class George Boak RN

Lt Cdr Ernest James Cuddy Royal Naval Division

Private Ronald Alexander Davidson Royal Marine Light Infantry

Stoker 1st class Frederick Simeon Grainger RN

A/Lt Hugh Robert Hughes RNR

Boy Telegraphist Evan Jones RN

Stoker 1st class Ernest Mitchell RN

Stoker 1st class Thomas Henry Onions RNR, Royal Naval Division

Stoker 1st class Thomas Platt RN

Stoker 1st class William Richards RN

Able Seaman David Roberts Submarine service RN

Boy 2nd class Frank Roberts RN

Ordinary Seaman Frederick James Rotchell RN

Plumbers Mate Charles Henry Vaughan RN

Wrexham RNA Deaths


Wrexham RNA Deaths: Date unknown

Shipmate Forsythe Dobie (Sye):

Shipmate Harry Clarkson: 

Shipmate Reverend Cannon David Griffiths:

Shipmate Kevin Kilby:

Shipmate Vince Priamo:

Shipmate Alan Jones: 

Shipmate Chris Kelly:

Shipmate Helen Priamo   

Shipmate Eric Holmwood

Shipmate Norman Long



2nd November 2017

20th September 2019

7th December 2020

27th March 2022

21st July 2023   

26th September 2023 

27th January 2024

25th February 2024

Shipmate Edward John Mathews D.S.M. (Ted).

Shipmate  John Reed.

Shipmate  Alec Cole. …

Shipmate  Neville Rogers 

Shipmate  Ken Jones 

Shipmate Jack Niland 

Shipmate Albert Ward 

Shipmate Fred King 

Shipmate Edward Jones (Ted) 

Shipmate Robert Lloyd (Rob) 

Shipmate Eric Holmwood's Funeral 19th February 2024

Shipmates, friends and family, travelled from across the UK to bid him farewell, whilst others who were unable to be there in person joined the service online. There were 21 standards on parade

The Reverend Canon David Griffiths

The Reverend Canon David Griffiths a former miner, whose great-grandfather died in a flooded mine in the 19th Century, and a former vicar of Gresford, who lost two great uncles in the Gresford pit disaster which claimed the lives of 266 miners in Wrexham in 1934. David was a much loved and well-respected long serving Member and Padre of The Wrexham Branch of The Royal Naval Association. David passed away Peacefully on 2nd November 2017

This Website contains a list of all Royal Navy personnel who have crossed the Bar through the years.

Please click on the link below to view



Edited by Gordon Smith, Naval-History.Net

David "Ozzie" Osborne Memorial

David “Ozzie” Osborne Memorial

A mark of respect from Naval Veterans coming together to ensure David’s family, finally had the closure they deserved. Wrexham Branch Members join up with other Naval Veterans to honour David “Ozzie” Osborne at his Memorial Service in Old Colwyn. (Ozzie was sadly killed serving on HMS Sheffield during the Falklands War)