Conwy war memorial

link_to_french_translationConwy war memorial, Bodlondeb, Conwy

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This memorial was erected in 1921 in Castle Square, the open space north of Conwy Castle. It commemorates people from Conwy and the surrounding area who died in active service from 1914 onwards. It has never carried a list of names of the dead, but you can read their names and details by choosing a category below. They include a Conwy man who died in service after the Second World War.

The memorial is pictured on the right, courtesy of John Lawson-Reay, in its original location. It was moved to this peaceful spot in Bodlondeb park after the Second World War.

The photo on the left shows the memorial at Bodlondeb on Remembrance Sunday 1950. A grass bank then surrounded the memorial’s base. The boy saluting is Meirion Jones, aged 5, who was lconwy_war_memorial_1950ater in the 3rd Carabiniers and Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (1969-1977). On the far side of the memorial are his sister Shirley with their father Hughie, who was invalided from the army in the First World War and was an Air Raid Precautions warden in Conwy in the Second World War. He was known as Hughie Co-op, after the shop he kept beside Lancaster Square.

With thanks to Adrian Hughes, of the Home Front museum in Llandudno, Siân Grady, Betty Pattinson, Ann and Meirion Jones and Sylvia Jones

Postcode: LL32 8DU    View Location Map

 

First World War, Surnames A-J

First World War, Surnames L-W

Second World War, Surnames A-G

Second World War, Surnames H-J

Second World War, Surnames L-W

Post-Second World War
Charles Barrie Taylor, Fusilier, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 29 April 1956. Buried at Kuala Lumpur.

 

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The Mulberry - recalling secret D-Day harbour developed at Conwy
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Penmaenmawr war memorial