Capel Garmon war memorial
This memorial, outside St Garmon’s Church, commemorates local men who died in the First and Second World Wars. See below to discover who they were.
Information about the men who died in the First World War was kindly supplied by the Conwy a’r Rhyfel Mawr project, which has researched their stories in detail.
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First World War
- EDWARD ARTHUR DAVIES, Tŷ Canol, Nebo. Private 202597. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Died 6 November 1917 aged 25. Born in Cerrigydrudion. Son of Hannah Davies. Worked in Llansannan Post Office before the war. Brother of John Owen Davies, below.
- JOHN OWEN DAVIES, Sibbald, Atlanta, Canada, formerly of Tŷ Canol, Nebo. Private 106181. 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. Died of pneumonia at home in Canada on 7 November 1918 aged 31. Buried at Edmonton Cemetery, Alberta. Worked as a farmer in Alberta before the war. Brother of Edward Arthur Davies, above.
- JOHN DAVIES, 3 Glan Euarth (Mountain View), Capel Garmon. Lance Corporal 16772. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pozieres Memorial, France. Died April 22 1918 aged 27. John was one of seven children of Robert and Elizabeth Davies. Worked as a skinner in a tannery at Builth Wells before the war.
- EDWARD VICTOR EDWARDS, Stabl Mail Isa, Capel Garmon. Captain. Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Pozières Memorial, France. Awarded the Military Cross and bar. Died 21 March 1918 aged 32. Only son of Griffith and Jane Edwards. Worked as a railway porter and later an accountant, before joining the army in 1903.
- HUGH EVANS, Glan y Wern, Capel Garmon. Private 3660. Welsh Guards. Buried at Villers-Pol Cemetery, France. Died on 6 November 1918 aged 26 after being wounded in one of the last battles of the war. Son of shepherd William Evans and Hannah Evans. Worked as a woodsman before the war.
- RONALD ALEXANDER LLEWELYN GALLEN, Dylasau Cottage, Rhydlanfair. Private 19599. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Guards Cemetery, France. Died April 11 1916 aged 21. Only son of Edward Alexander and Valerie Gallen. Was a student at Lampeter before enlisting in 1914.
- FRANCIS JONES, Penllan Bach, Capel Garmon. Private 68486. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Southern Cemetery, Cologne. Died in a prison camp on 20 August 1918 aged 31. Worked as a farm labourer, and later as a tea salesman in Warrington.
- WILLIAM JONES, Minffordd, Capel Garmon. Private 69263. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Kirkee New Cemetery, India. Died 2 October 1918 aged 26. Son of Hugh Parry Jones and Hannah Jones. Worked as a labourer and gamekeeper. Two brothers also served: Hugh and Robert Owen.
- DAVID ISAAC MORRIS, Beudy Gwyn, Siloam. Private 15275. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium. Died 30 March 1916 aged 23. Son of William and Margaret Morris.
- DAVID THOMAS OWEN, 1 Glan Euarth (Mountain View), Capel Garmon. Private 25385. South Wales Borderers, formerly King's Shrophire Light Infantry. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Died 9 April 1918 aged 25. Son of John and Elizabeth Owen. Worked as a stationer before the war.
- WILLIAM PARRY, Melin Plas yn Rhos, Capel Garmon. Gunner 141051. Royal Garrison Artillery. Chatby Memorial, Egypt. Buried at sea after dying of TB on board a hospital ship on 31 May 1918 aged 21. Son of corn miller John Parry and Mary Parry. Worked as a cobbler before the war. Conscripted into the army despite a medical report that he suffered from asthma.
- JOHN ROBERTS, Penllan, Capel Garmon.
- OWEN ROBERTS, Tŷ Newydd, Rhydycreuau. Private 40141. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at London Cemetery and Extension, France. Died 20 July 1916 aged 21. Son of Elizabeth Roberts. Formerly lived at Celynfryn, Capel Garmon (mis-spelt as Glynfryn on the war memorial). Worked for Betws y Coed council before the war.
- CLIFFORD AINSLEY WILLIAMS, Meadow Bank, Llanrwst. Private 15301. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Spoilbank Cemetery, Belgium. Killed by a shell fragment on 19 February 1916 aged 20. He died instantly when he was struck in the head by a piece of shell near Ypres. Born and raised in Rhydlanfair. Son of Elias and Margaret Williams. Worked as a solicitor’s clerk. Two brothers also served: Oswald and Ernie.
- DAVID WILLIAMS, Scarborough, New South Wales, Australia. Private 5666. 17th Australian Infantry Battalion. Australian National Memorial, France. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 aged 42. Son of Thomas and Catherine Williams of Castell Pwt, near Rhydycreuau. Worked as a lead miner before emigrating to Australia, where he was a miner.
- WILLIAM JOHN WILLIAMS, Tyddyn Iolyn, Capel Garmon. Gunner 116820. Royal Field Artillery. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Died 20 September 1917 aged 22. Officially listed as son of Catherine Morris, Tyddyn Iolyn, although this does not tally with census returns for Tyddyn Iolyn.
Second World War
- PHILIP ARNOLD, Bron Pistill, Capel Garmon.
- HERBERT HARRISON LEWIS, Wern Bach. Fusilier 4199354. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery, France. Died 17 July 1944 aged 27. Son of Charles W and Annie Lewis; husband of Sarah Lewis of Betws-y-coed.
- JOHN MORIARTY, Llan Isa, Capel Garmon. Fusilier 14552301. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Netherlands. Died 21 September 1944 aged 19. Son of James and Kate Moriarty.