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The Cheshire Regiment or 22nd Regiment of Foot was formed at Chester in March 1689 by Colonel Henry Howard, 7th Duke of Norfolk and is one of the few Regiments never to have been amalgamated. Read more...
Articles about Llanferres war heroes, kindly supplied by Noel Headley
Private John William Cordiner 36700 1st  Battalion Cheshire Regiment
John was born in Llanferres in 1895, the youngest son of John Matthew and Catherine Cordiner (née Kerr - born in Ireland). He died in action in 1916. Read more...
Private Charles Williams 36982 Royal Welch Fusiliers 16th (Service) Battalion Charlie Williams, one of six children of William and Sarah Ellen Williams of Sawmill Cottage Loggerheads was born in Llanferres in 1899, having an older and a younger sister, two older and one younger brother. His father was a gardener and domestic worker, his mother originally from Llangollen. Read more...
Serjeant Walter Augustus Fernyhough 20004 6th (Service) Battalion Loyal North Lancs Walter was born "about 1890" in Mickle Trafford Cheshire, one of 15 children. His father was 53 at the time of Walter's birth. His mother was Mary. His birth was recorded in the July/August/September register. His father's profession is listed as farmer / milkman. Read more...
Edwin was born in early 1898, the son of John Hughes Edwards and his second wife Margaret Edwards (née Parry - died 1906). He had an older half brother from his father's first marriage, a step brother from his mother's first marriage and an older and younger sister. Read his story...
David Daniel Woodward was born in late 1891 in Llanferres the only son of Adam and his second wife Jane (née Roberts) Woodward. He had two older sisters and a younger sister. His father’s occupation was as a farmer, and David, then aged 18, was working on the farm at Tyn-y- Mynydd along with his elder sisters in 1911, after his father’s death in 1905. Read his story...
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