Capel Curig war memorial

Link to French translationLink to Welsh translationCapel Curig war memorial

This memorial was erected in honour of the people from the area who served in the First World War. Names of those who died in the Second World War were added later.

The names of the war dead are on the front face. You can read their details below.

On both sides of the memorial is a Roll of Honour, listing local people who served in the First World War and survived.

The inscription reads: “Er diolchus gof am y rhai a roddasant eu bywydau drosom o’r plwyf hwn yn y rhyfel 1914-1918.” This translates as: “In grateful memory of the ones from this parish who gave their lives on our behalf in the war 1914-1918.”

With thanks to Harvey Lloyd of the Friends of St Julitta's, and to Adrian Hughes, of the Home Front museum, Llandudno

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Postcode: LL24 0EN

 

First World War

  • Griffiths, Hugh Owen, Private 265870. Died 06/11/1917 aged 31. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Husband of Barbara Griffiths of 6 Llugwy Terrace. Not named on Capel Curig war memorial.
  • Hughes, Matthew, Private 241127. Died 26/03/1917 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Mrs M Hughes of Bryn Llys Uchaf.
  • Hughes, William, Private 54616. Died 22/04/1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Son of William and Ellen Hughes of Tanyfron.
  • Jones, Evan, Private 40686. Died 20/09/1917 aged 20. York and Lancaster Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of William and Jane Jones of Tan-y-Garth.
  • Jones, M. Probably: Moses Llewellyn Jones, Lance Corporal 39686. Died 27/08/1917 aged 32. South Wales Borderers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of John Jones of Helig; husband of Mary J Jones of Frondirion, Garndolbenmaen.
  • Oliver, Thomas Alfred, Captain. Died 14/08/1917. Royal Flying Corps. Arras Flying Services Memorial. His father was a landscape artist, who kept an aircraft propellor in his Capel Curig studio as a memorial to Thomas Alfred. Father and son are commemorated at the family grave in St Julitta’s churchyard.
  • Roberts, David Owen, Private 241112. Died 26/03/1917 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Mrs Jane Ellen Roberts of 4 Bryn Llys.

Second World War

  • Davies, Llewellyn Price, Petty Officer Petty Officer D/SSX 19462. Died 16/08/1945 aged 27. Royal Navy - HMML 222. Awarded British Empire Medal. Buried Copenhagen (Bispebjerg) Cemetery. Son of John and Margaret Davies; husband of MC Davies of Llanrug.
  • Hughes, Ivor Stanley, Leading Aircraftman 1657218. Died 23/04/1947 aged 39. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Capel Curig (Ss. Curig & Julitta) Churchyard. Son of Thomas Henry Hughes and of Elizabeth Hughes of Capel Curig; husband of Eulfwyn Hughes of Brynsiencyn, Anglesey. Not named on Capel Curig war memorial.
  • Owen, JE. Possibly: John Elwyn, Sergeant 1068297. Died 04/07/1943. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial.
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