Bethesda Cenotaph FWW

First World War

The following people from the area died on active service. Next of kin were from Bethesda itself, except where a village name is given.

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  • Davies, David, Private 16053. Died 04/06/1916 aged 27. Welsh Regiment. Buried Rue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard. Son of Edmund and Ann Jane Davies of Tan Lan.
  • Davies, Howell, Private 266558. Died 09/03/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Jane Davies of Tanyrhiw, Braich Melyn.
  • Davies, Idwal, Private 75483. Died 19/08/1918 aged 31. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Davies of Ty'n Twr; husband of Annie M. Davies, of Llys Meurig.
  • Davies, John, Private 14974. Died 25/04/1917 aged 20. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Arras Memorial. Son of Richard and Mary Davies of 4 Gwernydd, Gerlan. Lived in Well Street.
  • Davies, Robert Llewellyn, Private 2830. Died 26/10/1915. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Helles Memorial.
  • Edwards, Griffith David, Lance Serjeant 37335. Died 02/05/1918 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Edwards of 1 Grisiau Cochion.
  • Evans, David D, Private 55275. Died 22/04/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery. Son of David and Elizabeth Evans of Bryn Hyfryd, Gerlan.
  • Evans, Griffith, Gunner 318. Died 26/05/1915 aged 19. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Kempston Cemetery. Son of John Evans of 5 Bryniau Terrace, Douglas Hill, Bethesda. Drowned while bathing in a river near Kempston camp, Bedfordshire, despite being a strong swimmer. It was thought he suffered cramp while in the water. Brother of John Penry Evans, below. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Evans, John Penry, Private 2149. Died 02/08/1915 aged 21.South Lancashire Regiment. Buried Voormezeele Enclosure No.3. Son of John Evans of 5 Brynia Terrace, Douglas Hill, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Evans, Robert Henry, Private 266411. Died 07/01/1918 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Henry and Ellen Evans of 53, Braich Melyn. Born at Gerig Bach, Valley, Anglesey.
  • Evans, W Moses. Probably: Private 11513. Died 08/08/1915. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial.
  • Gillett, Charles Llewelyn, Private 205837. Died 21/11/1917 aged 35. Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of Charles Edmund Gillett, stationmaster, and Grace Gillett of Crawley Villa. Worked in the head office of the London & North Western Railway for 17 years before enlisting.soldier icon
  • Griffith, David, Private 32068. Died 28/06/1917 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Buried at Mendingham Cemetery. Son of David and Ann Griffith, of 16 Bontuchaf, Bethesda.
  • Griffiths, Griffith Edmund, Private 18380. Died 27/05/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial.
  • Hughes, Elsworth Collister, Lance Corporal 70391. Died 30/11/1917. Machine Gun Corps. Cambrai Memorial.
  • Hughes, Griffith, Private 23560. Died 10/07/1916 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Lived at 7 Tanybwlch Road, Llanllechid. Left a wife and two children.
  • Hughes, John, Private 17262. Died 12/07/1916 aged 30. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery. Son of Evan Hughes of Bryn Ceraint.
  • Hughes, Willie, Private 18178. Died 11/12/1915 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Rue-Du-Bacquerot Graveyard. Son of William and Mary Hughes of 9 Pantglas Road, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Hughes, William, Private T4/274879. Died 15/01/1917 aged 40. Army Service Corps. Buried Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery. Son of late Charles Hughes.
  • Jervis, Robert, Private 17869. Died 20/01/1916 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Le Touret Military Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Eliza Jervis of Gerlan Schoolhouse. Studied at the North Wales University, Bangor.
  • Jones, Daniel, Private 60318. Died 08/07/1917 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Buried Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery. Son of Daniel and Margaret Jones of Shop, Bontuchaf.
  • Jones, Edward, Private 204091. Died 01/09/1918 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. Son of Edward and Jane Jones of 5 Tandderwen Street, Llanllechid. Worked as an engine driver at the Penrhyn quarries.
  • Jones, Evan Gwilym, Second Lieutenant. Died 31/08/1918 aged 24. Welsh Regiment. Buried Bagneux British Cemetery. Son of Lewis and Emily Jones of Minogwen.
  • Jones, Henry Robert, Gunner 310380. Died 05/01/1919. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Glanogwen (Coetmor) Church Cemetery.
  • Jones, Hughie, Private 40692. Died 22/09/1918 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Buried Berlin South-Western Cemetery. Son of William Henry and Jane Jones of 3 Penybryn Place.
  • Jones, Hugh, Private 202797. Died 27/04/1918 aged 37. Welsh Regiment. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Son of Margaret Jones of 20, Carneddi Road.
  • Jones, Hugh Arthur, Private 8787. Died 31/10/1914. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Jones, John Morris, Private 37814. Died 22/08/1916 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Thiepval Memorial. Son of Morris Jones of Brynidu Alma.
  • Jones, John Owen
  • Jones, John Thomas, Lance Corporal 39685. Died 01/08/1917. South Wales Borderers. Buried at Bedford House Cemetery. Born in Bethesda.
  • Jones, John Richard, Private 266589. Died 24/11/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery. Son of Richard and Jane Jones, of 1 Mountain Rd., Llanechid.
  • Jones, Moses Llewellyn, Lance Corporal 39686. Died 27/08/1917 aged 32. South Wales Borderers.Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of John Jones of Helig, Capel Curig; husband of Mary J Jones of Frondirion, Garndolbenmaen.
  • Jones, Robert, Private 266047. Died 03/04/1918 aged 34. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Haidar Pasha Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones; husband of Elizabeth Jones of 24 Cefnfaes Street.
  • Jones, Robert Evans, Private 700793. Died 26/02/1917 aged 23.Canadian Infantry. Buried Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs W Jones of Llanllechid.
  • Jones, William, Private 28321. Died 18/09/1918. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Buried Vadencourt British Cemetery. Born in Bethesda.
  • Jones, William R, Private 131021. Died 20/10/1918. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), formerly with the Welsh Regiment. Buried at Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay. Husband of Mrs S Jones, of 8 Bryn-y-wern St., Penywern, Dowlais, Glamorgan. Lived in Henbarc, Llanllechid.
  • Jones, William Thomas, Gunner 310444. Died 24/10/1918 aged 26. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension. Son of Robert and Ann Jones of 4 Well Street, Gerlan.
  • Jones-Savin, John S, Lieutenant. Died 27/03/1917 aged 27. Army Cyclist Corps attd. 11th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Karasouli Military Cemetery. Son of Canon Richard Thomas Jones and Cordelia Mary Jones, of Hafod-y-Bryn, Nefyn. The family received news of his death on the day after Canon Jones had died.
  • Morgan, Joseph Owen, Private 60697. Died 02/08/1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery. Son of John and Mary Morgan of 22 Mountain Road, Llanllechid.
  • Morgan, Thomas
  • Mycock, John
  • Owen, David, Private 36267. Died 08/10/1918 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Son of Mrs EE Hughes of Pwllheli; husband of Jane Ellen Owen of 9 Brynteg Street. Worked in Penrhyn slate quarry before enlisting. Left two children.
  • Owen, Edward John
  • Owen, John Parry, Private 32773. Died 10/07/1916. Welsh Regiment. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Lived in Water Street, Llanllechid.
  • Owen, Thomas John, Private M2/073324. Died 16/11/1918 aged 43. Army Service Corps. Buried Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery. Husband of Catherine Owen of 8, Hill Street, Gerlan.
  • Owen, William, First Mate. Died 24/12/1917 aged 39. Mercantile Marine, SS Daybreak (West Hartlepool).Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Owen and Charlotte Owen; husband of Mariah Owen of Coed Hyfryd.
  • Owen, William, Private 74513. Died 25/07/1921 aged 22. Manchester Regiment. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Son of Mary Owen of 4 High Street.
  • Oliver, David, Private 54631. Died 03/09/1918 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Moeuvres Communal Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Ann Oliver of 3 Short Street, Gerlan.
  • Parry, D J, Private 203396. Died 06/09/1917 aged 19. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Birr Cross Roads Cemetery. Son of Owen and Elizabeth Parry of 9 Middle Street, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Parry, Henry, Private S4/037379. Died 03/09/1917 aged 23. Army Service Corps. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Son of Evan and Jane Parry of 8 Penygraig.
  • Parry, Thomas Henry, Private 48505. Died 12/02/1915. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Born in Llanllechid. Lived in Bethesda.
  • Price, Richard Thomas, Sapper 443355. Died 27/06/1916 aged 30. Canadian Engineers. Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground.  Son of Thomas and Ellen Price of 4 Tan-y-Gadlas, Braich Melyn.
  • Pritchard, John, Private 15689. Died 02/11/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Awarded Military Medal. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Owen Pritchard of 2 Penybryn Place.
  • Pritchard, J. Of 7 Tynymaes.
  • Pritchard, W O, Gunner 156288. Died 10/11/1919 aged 35. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Llanrwst (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of Owen and Margaret Pritchard of 4 Bont Uchaf, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Roberts, David, Lance Corporal 23510. Died 15/05/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Sarigol Military Cemetery. Son of John and Ann Roberts of 61, Church Street, Golborne, Lancashire. Born in Bethesda.
  • Roberts, David, Private 47368. Died 23/08/1917. Welsh Regiment. Basra Memorial. Born in Llanllechid and enlisted in Bethesda.
  • Roberts, Evan John, Lance Sergeant 18451. Died 22/04/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert. Enlisted in Bethesda. Born in Pentir.
  • Roberts, John Elias, Private 984. Died 25/04/1915 aged 25. Australian Infantry. Buried Lone Pine Cemetery. Son of Edward John Roberts, butcher, and Grace Roberts of 33 High Street, Bethesda. Was a butcher in Melbourne before enlisting in August 1914.soldier icon
  • Roberts, John, Private 18367. Died 11/07/1916 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Catherine Roberts of 7 Hill Street, Gerlan.
  • Roberts, M, Private 15691. Died 30/07/1916 aged 32. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried Guillemont Road Cemetery. Son of Richard Roberts of St Ann's, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Roberts, Norman Adair, Private 265672. Died 06/11/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Sophia Roberts. Raised by his grandparents, Mr and Mrs Enoch Williams. The family lived at 4 Station Road.
  • Roberts, Richie Lloyd, Private 19732. Died 09/06/1918 aged 24. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Hautmont Communal Cemetery. Son of Robert and Catherine Roberts of Rock Terrace.
  • Roberts, Richard, Private 19105. Died 09/04/1917 aged 39. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Railway Wood Cemetery. Son of John Roberts, of Bontnewydd; husband of Elizabeth Roberts of 23, Llwybrmain, Douglas Hill.
  • Roberts, Thomas Richard, Private 18453. Died 17/02/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Son of William and Hannah Roberts, of Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Roberts, William, Private 18393. Died 22/08/1916 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Sarah Roberts of 9 Hill Street, Gerlan.
  • Roberts, William Hugh, Private 20947. Died 31/07/1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Janet Roberts of 7 Mostyn Terrace.
  • Roberts, William J, Private 84702. Died 12/06/1917 aged 37. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Son of John Roberts of Bryn-Arraint, St Anns; husband of Blodwen Roberts of 4 Ffrancon View, St. Anns, Bethesda. Worked at Penrhyn slate quarry for many years before enlisting. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Roberts, William Moses, Private 11117. Died 02/03/1915 aged 50. Devonshire Regiment. Buried Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery. Son of Robert and Ellen Roberts.
  • Thomas, David, Private 12467. Died 08/07/1916 aged 33. Manchester Regiment. Buried St Sever Cemetery. Son of William and Elizabeth Thomas.
  • Thomas, Henry, Gunner 114597. Died 04/04/1918 aged 26. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried St Souplet British Cemetery. Born in Llanllechid, enlisted in Bethesda, lived in Bangor.
  • Thomas, Thomas, Private 63595. Died 25/11/1917 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery. Son of Mrs Mary Thomas of 50 Cameddi Road.
  • Tyrer, William Thomas, Private 18797. Died 01/03/1916 aged 36. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Glanogwen (Coetmor) Church Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Ellen Tyrer of High Street; husband of Martha Tyrer of 8 Douglas Terrace. Worked at Penrhyn slate quarry before enlisting. Died from exposure to cold in hospital in Bangor after training with the army for over a year. Left six children, the oldest being 14 years old.
  • Williams, Alfred Savage, Lance Corporal 494324. Died 20/11/1920 aged 44. Labour Corps. Buried Glanogwen (Coetmor) Church Cemetery. Son of David and Ellen Williams of The Llangollen Hotel, Bethesda; husband of Laura Mary Williams, of The Auckland Arms, Menai Bridge. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Williams, David, Private 16844. Died 10/05/1915. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Son of Richard Williams of 25 Bryntirion.
  • Williams, Edward John, Private 45679. Died 17/12/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery. Son of Thomas R and Elizabeth Williams of 6 Williams Terrace.
  • Williams, Evan Owen, Private 25543. Died 14/07/1916 aged 18. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Jane Williams of 1 Middle Street. Was a quarryman before enlisting.soldier icon
  • Williams, Ewart. Lived at Tandderwen, Caellwyngrydd.
  • Williams, Griffith, Private 20609. Died 14/08/1916 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Loos British Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Ellen Williams of 11 Middle Street.
  • Williams, Henry, Private 13273. Died 02/10/1917 aged 33. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Jane Williams of 1 Short Street, Gerlan. Brother of John, below.
  • Williams, Hugh Price, Private 21173. Died 16/08/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Williams, James, Private 40637. Died 06/08/1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Glanogwen (Coetmor) Church Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Ellen Williams of 11 Middle Street.
  • Williams, Jesse
  • Williams, John Richard. Lived at Gwenydd, Gerlan.
  • Williams, Johnnie, Lance Corporal F/2729. Died 06/03/1917 aged 22. Middlesex Regiment. Buried Peronne Road Cemetery. Son of Thomas John and Sarah Ellen Williams of 7 Douglas Terrace, Bethesda. Not named on Bethesda war memorial.
  • Williams, John, Private 53801. Died 04/05/1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Arras Memorial. Son of Jane Williams of 1 Short Street, Gerlan. Brother of Henry, above.
  • Williams, John, Private 12543. Died 09/04/1916 aged 35. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Basra Memorial. Son of Mrs Anne Ellen Williams of 6 Cilfodan Street.
  • Williams, J. Of 2 Cae'r Berllan.
  • Williams, J. Of 32 Quarry View.
  • Williams, Lloyd, Private 18899. Died 12/05/1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery. Son of David and Elizabeth Williams of 4 Gerlan Terrace, Gerlan.
  • Wiiliams, Morris, Private 32728. Died 10/04/1918 aged 19.South Lancashire Regiment. Buried Beuvry Communal Cemetery. Son of Griffith and Jane Williams of Freithwen, Bont Uchaf. Lived in Hill Street, Gerlan.
  • Williams, Owen
  • Williams, Richard, Private40246. Died 26/10/1916 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of John M and Margaret Williams of Cefnfaes House, Carneddi Road.
  • Williams, R
  • Williams, Robert Elias, Private 26137. Died 12/07/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Lived in Doctor Street, Llanllechid. Enlisted in Porth, Glamorgan.
  • Williams, Robert, Private 62559. Died 22/05/1920 aged 28.Cheshire Regiment. Buried Bethesda (Coetmor) Nonconformist Burial Ground. Son of Robert and Ann E Williams of 1 Water Street.
  • Williams, Thomas Phillip, Private15743. Died 27/08/1918 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. Son of John Philip and Elizabeth Williams of 23, Lock-up Street. Was a quarryman before enlisting in 1914.
  • Williams, William Henry, Second Lieutenant. Died 06/11/1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Griffith Henry and Hannah Laura Williams.
  • Williams, William Hamilton, Private 25424. Died 21/11/1917 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Buried Cambrai Memorial. Son of Thomas Phillip and Ellen Williams of 5 Douglas Terrace.
  • Williams, W J.
  • Williams, William John, Private 19085. Died 10/07/1916 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Williams of 11, Union Street, Bangor. Born in Bethesda.
  • Williams, W J, Rifleman 552390. Died 31/07/1918 aged 25. London Regiment. Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. Son of William and Elizabeth Williams of 2 Tyn-y-Maes.
  • Williams, William John, Private 76121. Died 05/10/1918 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Doingt Communal Cemetery. Son of John S and Ann Williams of 12 Well Street, Gerlan.