Bangor War Memorial FWW (A-F)

Bangor War Memorial FWW (A-F)

The following people from the Bangor area died in active service in the First World War. Our thanks to Adrian Hughes and Sue Smith for help with the research. Where shown, click this icon for more details. Extra page icon

  • Albert Harry Alcock, Private 240518. Died 01/07/1916. Age 22. North Staffordshire Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Wilhelmina Alcock, of 6 New St, Uttoxeter, Staffs.
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  • Charles Archer, Lance Bombardier 310620. Died 31/10/1918. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried at Thiant Communal Cemetery. Born in Hanley. Enlisted in Shelton.
  • ELM Barry
  • John Bartley, Second Lieutenant, MC. Died 31/10/1918. Age 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Bn. Awarded Military Cross. Buried at Forest Communal Cemetery. Husband of Agnes Maud Bartley, of "Bronderw," Garth Rd., Bangor. Son of Mr and Mrs John Bartley of 50 Orme Road, Bangor. Husband of Agnes Maud Bartley, of "Bronderw," Garth Rd, Bangor. Worked in a solicitor’s office before the war. Invalided home in 1917.
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  • John Edwin Bayliss (J Bellis on memorial), Major. Died 29/09/1917. Age 25. Royal Field Artillery “A" Bty. 76th Army Bde. Awarded Military Cross. Buried at Dozingham Military Cemetery. Son of the late John Francis and Amy Bayliss, of Rhyl. Gained a first class Science degree at Bangor University. Played in the university football team.
  • Isaac Gwilym Bevers, Second Lieutenant. Died 02/08/1917. Age 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers "C" Coy. 16th Bn. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Walter Bevers and Margaret Bevers, of Trum Orthin, Harlech. Educated at Barmouth County School and gained scholarship to Bangor University. Was engaged to Gracie Thomas, of High Street, Bangor. The couple had planned their wedding.
  • William Boland, Private 266495. Died 26/03/1917. Age 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers "B" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs William Boland, of Liverpool; husband of Maude Evelyn Boland, of Maelog House, High St, Bangor.
  • John Hughes Bracegirlde, Battery Quartermaster Serjeant 310175. Died from gas poisoning 18/03/1919. Age 41. Royal Garrison Artillery 1/1 Welsh Heavy Battery. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Buried at Llanbeblig Public Cemetery, Caernarfon. Husband of Mrs Annie Bracegirdle (formerly Roberts), of Mona Hotel, Caenarfon. Worked in South African mines before the war, and had served with the Cape Railway Sharpshooters.
  • Robert Henry Bray, Private 1045. Died 22/08/1915 aged 28. Australian Infantry. Commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial. Born in Bangor to Edward and Sarah Bray. Edward lived in Chapel Street, Bangor. Robert lived with his mother at 19 Garden Street, working as a butcher, in 1901. Robert emigrated in 1907 and worked as a labourer in New South Wales.
  • Thomas John Bulkeley, Private 11442. Died 04/03/1917 aged 28. Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Jane Bulkeley of Bangor. Widowed Jane lived at 35 Mount St, Bangor. Thomas worked as a cabinet maker before the war.
  • William Burns, Private 4501. Died 22/05/1918. Age 49. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 30th Bn. Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Son of William and Margaret Burns, of Garth Road, Bangor. Worked in the Customs service in Caernarfon, followed by Bangor and then the west coast of Africa. From there he emigrated to Australia. Died in hospital in Rouen four days after being gassed by the enemy.
  • George Carter, Private 35493. Died 25/12/1916. Age 29. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 50th Coy. Thiepval Memorial. Son of George and Jane Carter, of 43, Well St, Bangor. Worked as a labourer before enlisting.
  • Norman Carter, Serjeant 663. Died 16/09/1916. Age 24. Welsh Guards 1st Bn. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Carter of 47 Caernarvon Road, Bangor. Was a chorister at Bangor Cathedral. Worked as an attendant at Epsom Asylum before the war.
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  • William Alfred Charlton, Sapper 75517. Died 08/02/1919. Age 31. Royal Engineers. Buried at Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery. Signal Service Training Centre. Son of Thomas Johnson Charlton and Louisa Ann Charlton of 1 Penrallt Road, Bangor. Before the war worked as foreman in GPO telegraph unit. Returned to Britain wounded at Christmas 1918, moving from hospital in Birmingham to Bangor on 29 January, shortly before he died.
  • John Duval Clarke, Private PLY/247(S). Died 07/06/1915. Age 20. Royal Marine Light Infantry Cyclist Coy, R.N. Div. Buried at Redoubt Cemetery, Helles. Son of Amilius and Ellen Clarke, of 106, High St, Bangor. Born in Bethesda. Shot through the head during the Gallipoli landings.
  • W Clarke, Gunner RGA
  • Caesar Alfred Cooil, Captain. Died 11/11/1918. Age 27. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried at Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetery. Son of Caesar Corlett Cooil and Elizabeth Cooil, of 2 Orme View, Euston Road, Bangor. Born in Bangor. Educated at Ysgol Friars and Bangor University. Played football for the university. Died of pneumonia following gas poisoning. Brother of John Dentith Cooil, below.
  • John Dentith Cooil, Private 25453. Died 10/11/1917. Age 20. South Wales Borderers 1st Bn. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery. Son of Caesar Corlett Cooil and Elizabeth Cooil, of 2, Orme View, Euston Rd, Bangor.
  • Bruce Duftus Costin, Lieutenant. Died of wounds 24/10/1914. Age 25. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st Bn. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of Adele Hobson (formerly Costin), of Tanybryn, Bangor, and John Duffus Costin, of New South Wales. Was captain of the regimental rugby team.
  • William Cox, Lance Corporal 1066. Died 21/08/1915. Age 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Commemorated at Helles Memorial. Son of John and Lena Cox, of 30, Albert St, Upper Bangor.
  • Thomas Frederick Cromar, Pioneer 184649. Died 10/05/1917. Royal Engineers "G" Special Coy. Buried at Grevillers British Cemetery. Born in Bangor to William Birnie and Alice Cromar; husband of Elsie Harriet Cromar. In 1911 the couple and their 11 children lived at Fron Oleu, Bangor. The family later lived in Wrexham. Thomas was educated at Wrexham County School. Was science master at the Wesleyan High School, Oxford, before enlisting. It was reported that his chemistry knowledge helped the British army deploy gas against the enemy.
  • Arnold Dargie, Major. Died 18/09/1917. Age 26. Royal Garrison Artillery 137th Heavy Bty. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, British Extension. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas F Dargie, of Derwen Deg, Bangor. Amateur international footballer. Educated at Grove Park School, Wrexham.soldier icon
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  • David Davies, Private 16053. Died 04/06/1916. Age 27. Welsh Regiment 10th Bn. Buried at Rue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie. Son of Ann Jane Davies, of Tan Lan, Bethesda, Bangor, and the late Edmund Davies.
  • Henry Davies, Private 24380. Died 21/04/1917. Age 38. South Wales Borderers 12th Bn. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial Son of William and Ann Davies, of Bach Hendrewen Rd., Bangor.
  • Hugh William Davies, Private. Durham Light Infantry. Taken prisoner of war on 23/3/1918, age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Davies, of 42 Fountain Street, Bangor.
  • William Richard Davies, Private. Son of Mrs Margaret Davies of 16 Minffordd Terrace, Bangor. Died March 1917, age 30.
  • WJ Dickinson. Served on HMS Ocean. Lived at 2 Glandwr Terrace. Possibly: William Dickinson, Able Seaman Z/8578. Died 29/11/1917. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Bn. Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery.
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  • Sir Robert George Vivian Duff, Lieutenant. Died 16/10/1914. Age 37. 2nd Life Guards. Buried at Cement House Cemetery. Baronet. Only son of Sir Charles Garden Assheton-Smith, 1st Bart., of Vaynol Park; husband of Lady Juliet Lowther Duff, of Wilton, Salisbury.
  • John Eaton, Gunner 310167. Died 02/03/1917. Royal Garrison Artillery 1st/1st Heavy Bty. Buried at Puchevillers British Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs John Eaton, 25 Hendrewen Road, Bangor.
  • Arthur Evan Edwards, Fourth Engineer Officer. Died 18/05/1918. Age 29. Mercantile Marine, SS "Sculptor" (Liverpool). Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial. Son of William Thomas Edwards, and the late Margaret Edwards; husband of Elizabeth Catherine Edwards (nee Williams), of Mona View, Penrhos Garnedd, Bangor, North Wales. Born at Dublin. Not named on Bangor war memorial.
  • Algernon Stuart Edwards, Lieutenant. Died 31/07/1917. Age 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th Bn. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Jobe Stevenson Edwards, of Achnashean, Bangor; husband of Kathleen Dora Edwards, of Achnashean. Studied at Friars School and worked for the London & North Western Railway.
  • John Arthur Edwards, Private 45704. Died 24/11/1917, age 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th Bn. Buried at Lebucquiere Communal Cemetery Extension. Son or Mr and Mrs Thomas Edwards, 4 Tai’r Mynydd, Bangor. 
  • Kenneth Grenville Edwards, Lieutenant. Died 08/05/1918. Age 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers13th Bn. Buried at Harponville Communal Cemetery. Son of John Stevenson Edwards and Kathleen Dora Edwards, of Bangor; husband of Lucy E. Edwards, of Shrewsbury, and father of two children. Buried by his friend, WF Crosthwaite, C.F., attached 13th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers.Worked at the National Provincial Bank in Shrewsbury before the war.
  • Richard Edwards, Private 55339. Died 24/02/1917. Age 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Bn. Buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery. Son of David and Mary Ann Edwards, of 34, Fountain St, Hirael, Bangor.
  • Emery, Gunner RGA
  • Dan Evans, Gunner RGA
  • Evan Evans, Gunner 310372. Died 31/07/1917. Age 22. Royal Garrison Artillery 146th Bty. Buried at Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension. Son of David and Ellen Evans, of Bodawen, Bangor.
  • Evan Gordon Evans, Gunner 37595. Died 31/08/1916. Age 28. Royal Field Artillery 77th Bty. Commemorated at Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai. Buried in Jhansi Cantonment Cemetery. Son of Owen and Catherine Evans, of Bangor.
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  • James Sidney Evans, Private 265413. Died 05/05/1917. Age 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th Bn. Buried at Alexandria (Hadra) War Commemorated At Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs James Sidney Evans, of 112, Orme Rd., Bangor.
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  • Thomas Evans, Private 15446. Died 03/05/1917. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Arras Memorial.
  • William Fenn, Private 1445. Died 13/10/1917. Welsh Guards. Tyne Cot Memorial. Lived at 321 High Street.
  • J Flynn. Probably: James Flynn, Private 52689. Died 12/10/1916. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Thiepval Memorial. Born in Crewe, enlisted in Bury and lived in Bangor.
  • John Foulkes, Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 6th Bn. Died 31/01/1917, age 23, in Gaza. Husband of Mrs Hannah Foulkes of 3 Cae Bach, Hendrewen Road, Bangor.
  • William Foulkes, Private, 1594. Died 28/08/1915. Age 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th Bn. Commemorated at Helles Memorial. Son of Owen and Mary Foulkes, of "Tanlon," Aber Road, Bangor.
  • Idwal Wyn Francis, Private 9516. Died 23/05/1915. Age 25. South Wales Borderers 2nd Bn. Buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military And War Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Ellen Jane Francis, of 53, Eleanor St, Caernarfon.
  • Harry Stephen Hugh Fuller, Private 29316. Died 31/03/1918. East Yorkshire Regiment 7th Bn. Buried at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert.Husband of Mrs Fuller of 19 Mason Street, Bangor. Worked as a baker before the war.