Wrexham Memorial Merchant Navy & Civil Defence

The following men from the area died in service with the Merchant Navy and Civil Defence in the Second World War.


  • Stephen Patrick Christie, Ordinary Seaman. Died 28/12/1942, aged 18. Merchant Navy, SS Empire Shackleton (Greenock). Comemmorated at Tower Hill Memorial. Adopted son of Lodwick and Margaret Thomas, of Wrexham.
  • Emrys Oliver Thomas, Master. Died 02/12/1940, aged 52. Merchant Navy, SS Port Wellington (London). Comemmorated at Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Amy May Thomas; husband of Lorna Josephine Thomas, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.


  • John Idris Davies, civilian. Died 12/03/1941, age 24. Lived at 39 Milton Road, Birkenhead. Son of Ben Davies. Died at 39 Milton Road.