“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

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

Listen to the music of the Band of the Royal Marines as we remember absent friends

Shipmate Vince Priamo

Shipmate Rev’d Cannon David Griffith’s Wrexham RNA  Branch Chaplain.

Shipmate Kevin Kilby

Shipmate Harry Clarkson

Shipmate Forsyth Dobie (Sye)

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 Eddie Lloyd

Shipmate Frank Carroll

Shipmate Ivor Hughes

Shipmate Les Jackson


7th December 2020

20th February 2020

20th September 2019

7th January 2016

30th January 2013

26th April 2013 

10th August 2012

28th May 2012  

Shipmates who have sadly crossed the Bar before the year 2012

(Research still on-going to find actual dates)

“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

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


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)