WW2 War Memorial, Crosville Motor Services, Chester.
In the Lecture Theatre of the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
A metal panel, finely painted, demonstrating the skills of the company's coach-painters.
Employees of Crosville Motor Services Limited who fell during WW2.
It shows surname and initials, the department of Crosville in which they had worked,
rank, and regiment or civilian occupation in which they were serving when they died.
CROSVILLE MOTOR SERVICES LTD
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF EMPLOYEES
OF THIS COMPANY WHO GAVE THEIR
LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
| Name|| Depot|| Rank|| Service|
|BAYNHAM W L||Headquarters||Lieut Col||R A S C|
|BOWLES E G||Flint||L/Cpl||R M|
|BREWER E||Llandudno Town ||Pte||R W F|
|CHRISTY R||Heswall||WO||R A F|
|DAVIES A G||Llandudno Junct||Guardsman||Welsh Guards|
|DAVIES W C P||Wrexham||Marine||R M|
|EGGS C G||Liverpool||Driver||Crosville|
|ELLIS C||Wrexham||L/Cpl||R W F|
|ELLIS E||Wrexham||Pte||R A O C|
|EVANS H D||Aberystwyth||Engineer||M N|
|GALLIARD R A||Crewe||Pte||R A M C|
|GOODWIN F||Wrexham||Sergeant||Welsh Guards|
|HUGHES G||Johnstown||Seaman||Submarine Upholder|
|HUGHES T||Wrexham||Sergeant||Welsh Guards|
|HUMPHREYS J||Wrexham||Marine||R M|
|JOHNSON R||Headquarters||F/Sgt||R A F|
|JONES A W||Caenarvon||Able Seaman||R N|
|JONES E F||Headquarters||Sgt Air Gunr ||R A F|
|JONES R||Birkenhead||Trooper||Derbyshire Yeomanry |
|JONES R H||Criccieth||Q R S M||R A S C|
|LLOYD D W||Wrexham||Sergeant||R A F|
|LLOYD T W||Aberayron||Trooper||R A C|
|MELLOR H B||Headquarters||Sgt Pilot||R A F|
|MOORE A||Crewe||Pte||R A S C|
|MORRIS E P||Bl Festiniog||Pte||R A O C|
|PARRY G J||Criccieth||Gunner||R A|
|PODMORE C||Crewe||Pte||Recce Corps|
|RESTALL F C||Chester||Sapper||R E|
|RICHARDSON A J ||Runcorn||Pte||R A|
|ROBERTS G C||Pwllheli||Able Seaman||M N|
|ROBERTS J E||Denbigh||Driver||R A S C|
|WALKER J||Warrington||Trooper||Royal Tank Corps|
|WILLIAMS T A||Heswall||L/Cpl||Lancs Fusiliers|
"THEY DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"
Notes and Comment
Crosville Motor Services was based in Chester.
Between 1911 and 1990 it provided bus services in Chester, south and west Cheshire, The Wirral, and North Wales.
The names on the memorial are those of the company's employees who died as a result of WW2.
Most are in military service, presumably ex-employees.
Some were in the Merchant Navy.
Others appear to be civilians, presumably they were air-raid victims.
to David Shepherd for the photograph on this page.