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The following people from the Colwyn Bay area died in active service. Where shown, click this icon for more details. Extra page icon

  • Howard Vincent Allen, Sapper, 1947292, died 27/10/1942, age 37. Royal Engineers 233 Field Coy. Memorial Alamein Memorial. Son of Alfred and Jane Monica Allen, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Peter John Henry Avant, Boy Bugler, PO/X 4689, 23/05/1941, age 14. Royal Marines, HMS Fiji. MemorialPortsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Lily Ruth Avant, of Colwyn Bay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial. He was possibly the youngest British serviceman to die in action in the Second World War. HMS Fiji was attacked by enemy bombers off Crete. A survivor later recalled talking on the ship with Peter, who had had a troubled upbringing and been abandoned by his mother. He had also spoken to Peter in the sea after their ship was sunk, shortly before Peter, in despair, let the air out of his lifebelt and disappeared beneath the waves.
  • Arthur Trevor Blackshaw, Sergeant, W. Op. Air, 2204969, died 02/02/1945, age 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 514Sqdn. Buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Arthur and Jane Blackshaw, of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire. Link Icon to fallen soldier page
  • George Bolton, Fusilier, 3531240, died 17/08/1944, age 24. Royal Northumberland Fusiliers 4th Bn. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery. Son of George and Elizabeth A Bolton, ofColwynBay.
    Herbert Boulter, Lance Corporal, 4470210, died 15/12/1944, age 24. Durham Light Infantry 1st Bn. Buried at Forli War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Herbert and Patience Boulter, of Old Colwyn.
  • Ronald Victor Britton, Aircraftman 2nd Class, W. Op. 547193, died 01/10/1939, age 19. Royal Air Force 139 Sqdn. Buried at Hanover War Cemetery. Son of Albert Edward and Margara Jane Britton, of Colwyn Bay.
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  • James Ian Francis Byrne, Pilot Officer, 156954, died 28/08/1943, age 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 77 Sqdn. Buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Son of John and Annie Walker Byrne, of Hove, Sussex; grandson of councillor J Glass of Colwyn Bay. Before the war he worked at Pinnington’s bakery, and won the Hovis Cup 1939-40 as bakery student of the year. He attended what is now Eirias High School.
  • Thomas Carey, Lieutenant, 314709 died 01/04/1945, age 26. Welsh Regiment. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Thomas Martin Carey and Jane Carey, of Acresfield, Second Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea. Before the war he worked at WH Smith in Colwyn Bay and was a member of Rhos-on-Sea cycling club.
  • George Kenneth Chadwick, Pilot Officer, 111553, died 26/05/1942. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at: Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Scotland. Address: Shameen, Dinerth Park, Rhos-on-Sea.
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  • Edward Irvine Dale, Fusilier, 4197541, died 18/03/1943, age 25. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1st Bn. Memorial Rangoon Memorial.
  • Cyril Caradoc Davies, Sergeant, W. Op., 1052270, died 17/02/1942, age 29. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn. Buried at Llandrillo-Yn-Rhos (St. Trillo) Churchyard. Son of Vera Davies, Bod Caradoc, Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea. Before the war he was the projectionist at the Princess Cinema in Colwyn Bay and the Odeon in Llandudno.
  • Frederick Herbert Davies, Corporal, 1259385, died 08/05/1943, age 29. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn. Buried at Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs CH Davies, of ColwynBay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Thomas Emyr Davies, Lance Corporal, 4199457, died 01/03/1945, age 25. Royal Welch Fusiliers, 2nd Bn. Buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. Only son of Thomas Foulkes Davies and Mary Davies, of Bryn Cenin, Old Colwyn.
  • David Edwardes-Evans, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 279879, died 12/03/1943, age 20. Royal Navy, HMS Lightning. Memorial Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of Ivan Amphlett Edwardes Evans and Winifred Edwardes-Evans, of Colwyn Bav, Denbighshire. One of 46 men killed when HMS Lightning was torpedoed by an Italian motor torpedo boat off the coast of North Africa.
  • Llewelyn Edwards, Gunner, 976361, died 05/10/1942, age 25. Royal Artillery 118 Bty., 30 Lt. A.A. Regt. Buried at El AlameinWarCemetery. Son of Morris and Ann Ellen Edwards, of 6 Penmaen Park, Penmaen Rhos, Old Colwyn. Before the war he worked at WH Smith in Llandudno.
    Thomas Carey Ellis, Private, 976437, died 30/11/1944, age 29. York and Lancaster Regiment, The Hallamshire Bn. Buried at Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of John and Mary Ellis, of 8 Queen’s Road, Llanrhos. His family had lived in Old Colwyn many years. He had worked as a gardener for Miss Newton of Eithinog, Upper Colwyn Bay, and also for WH Smith and window cleaner S Lawton.
  • Owen Evans, Gunner, 1542094, died 15/01/1942. Royal Artillery 514 Coast Regt. Buried at Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery. Son of Llewelyn and Ellen Evans, of 73 Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay. Worked before the war at Stead & Simpson shoe shop, Abergele Road. He died whilst on leave from his unit.
  • Ronald John Foster, Ordinary Seaman, C/JX 566419, died 15/06/1944, age 19. Royal Navy, HMS Mourne. Commemorated at Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Raymonde Foster, of Rhos-on-Sea. One of 110 who died when his frigate was torpedoed off The Lizard, Cornwall.
  • Geoffrey Foulkes, Cadet, died 04/09/1943, age 17. Air Training Corps. Buried at Llandrillo-Yn-Rhos (St. Trillo) Churchyard. Son of Samuel and Anne Jane Foulkes, ofColwynBay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Leslie Frankland, Private, 1621068, died 31/10/1944, age 29. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1st Bn. Buried at Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Address: Penrhyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea.
  • Frank Frere, Lieutenant Colonel, 292, died 20/04/1943, age 46. Army in Burma Reserve of Officers. Awarded the Military Cross. Buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong  Kong. Son of Sidney and Annie Frere, proprietors of Rhos Playhouse, Rhos-on-Sea. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
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  • George Leslie Hammond, Serjeant, 871721, died 25/05/1940, age 30. Royal Artillery, 61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Buried at Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France. Son of Percy and Jennie E Hammond, of Llandudno; husband of Mai Hammond, of Llandudno.
  • John Lang Hammond, Major, 165704, died 13/07/1944, age 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attd. 1st Bn. 4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles. Awarded Military Cross.Imphal War Cemetery, India. Son of John Athorn Hammond and Elsie Whitworth Hammond, of Ashford, Princess Avenue, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos. B.Sc., Hons (Lond). Educated at what is now Eirias High School.Link Icon to fallen soldier page
  • Raymond Hedley, Trooper, 7909969, died between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941, age 21. Royal Armoured Corps, 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Commemorated at Athens Memorial, Greece. Son of George Frederick Hedley and of Catherine Nesta Hedley, of Bramhall, Cheshire, who later returned to the Colwyn Bay are, where they lived at Hillcrest, Church Road, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos. He was educated at what is now Eirias High School.
  • Leslie Norman Hill, Trooper 14708745, died 22/08/1946, age 20. Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Buried at Udine War Cemetery. Son of Francis George and Daisy Alice Hill, of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire.
  • William Peter Hill, Able Seaman, D/JX 163542, 16/02/1942. Royal Navy, HMS Sultan. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial. Educated at what is now Eirias High School.
  • Lawrence Stanley Hodgkins, Sergeant, Pilot, 1353529, died 05/07/1943, age 33. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried atNorthBattlefordCemetery. Son of Walter and Anne J Hodgkins, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Gwladys Augusta Hodgkins, of Llandudno.
  • Peter William Raymond Holes, Flying Officer, Nav. 140864, died 14/04/1944, age 22. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery. Son of Fred and Emily Holes, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Norman Hughes, Lance Corporal, 2588800, died 30/10/1944, age 27. Royal Corps of Signals 11 L. of C. Sigs. Buried at Naples War Cemetery. Son of Edward Hughes, and of Dinah Hughes, of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire.
  • William Grenville Morvan Hughes, 1058878, died 23/01/1944, age 32. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at Colwyn Bay (Bronynant) Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Hughes, of Rhos-on-Sea; husband of Norah Blodwen Hughes, of Rhos-on-Sea.
  • John Richard Heyworth Huggan, Sub-Lieutenant (A), died 19/05/1942. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve HMS Heron. Buried at Pudsey Cemetery. Son of William and Edith Dorothy Huggan, of Colwyn Bay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Frederick Stanley Johnson, Lance Bombardier, 3949940, died 21/05/1940, age 36. Royal Artillery, 61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Buried at Lille Southern Cemetery, France. He left a wife and thre children at 5 Meirion Gardens. Had served several years in the Indian Army.
  • Henry Norman Johnson, Lieutenant, died 02/11/1917, , age 23. Manchester Regiment 5th Bn. Buried at Oostende New Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Robert Thorley Johnson and Lilian Johnson, of Yalta, King's Road, Colwyn Bay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Geoffrey Robert Johnson, Second Lieutenant, died 07/08/1915, , age 22. Gloucestershire Regiment 7th Bn. Commemorated at Helles Memorial,Turkey. Son of Robert Thorley Johnson and Lilian Johnson, of Yalta, King's Road,ColwynBay. Brother of HN Johnson, above. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Douglas Alfred Jones, Gunner, 14295060, died 16/04/1945, age 21. Royal Artillery, 62 Anti-Tank Regt. Buried at Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of William and Alma Rose Jones, of 8 Station Road, Mochdre.
  • Allen Hartwell Jones, Sergeant, Air Gnr, 1056876, died 16/09/1942. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Sqdn. Buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Mr and Mrs A Jones of Bod Alun, Yerburgh Avenue, Colwyn Bay.
  • David Jones, Private, 3970545, died 16/07/1943, age 29. Durham Light Infantry, 9th Bn. Buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Son of Hugh Jones, and of Jane Jones, of Llanelian.
  • David Faulkner Jones, Pilot Officer, Air Gnr., 178696, died 21/07/1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 578 Sqdn. Buried at Heerde General Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Richard and Mary E Jones, of 22 First Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea. Before the war he worked at Irwin’s grocer shop and was a member of St George’s Church choir. Educated at Colwyn Secondary School.
  • Elias Henry Jones, Sailor, died 17/01/1941, age 18. Merchant Navy, SS Almeda Star (London). Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Hannah Jones, of Colwyn Bay. The liner on which he was serving was torpedoed 350 miles off the Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, with the loss of 360 lives.
  • Gwilym Samuel Jones, Aircraftman 1st Class, 1538260, died 16/05/1943, age 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at Llysfaen (St. Cynfran) Churchyard. Son of Edward and Maggie Jones, of Llysfaen; husband of Mair Jones, of Llysfaen.
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  • John Clifford Jones, Warrant Officer 746833, died 23/09/1944, age 26. Royal Air Force. Memorial: Singapore Memorial. Son of John Francis and Mattie Jones, of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire; husband of Aileen J. C. Jones, of Addiscombe, Croydon,Surrey. Not named onColwynBay war memorial.
  • Richard Einon Jones, Gunner 11277112, died 25/08/1943, age 20. Royal Artillery 71 H.A.A. Regt. Buried atMedjez-El-BabWarCemetery. Son of Louis Jones, the local police superintendent, and Gwen Ellen Jones, of County Buildings, Colwyn Bay. His parents received the telegram about his death on returning home from a “Day of Prayer” service at St Paul’s Church.
  • Wilfred Jones, Leading Aircraftman Obs. U/T, 1032809, died 13/01/1942, age 32. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at Llysfaen (St. Cynfran) Churchyard. Husband of Elizabeth Rhona Jones, of Colwyn Bay.
  • William Stewart Jones, Lance Corporal, 2736246, died 09/09/1944, age 24. Welsh Guards 1st Bn. Buried at Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium. Son of William John Ambrose Jones and Mary Jones, of Wirral, Abergele Road, Old Colwyn.
  • Geoffrey Clifford Kelly, Able Seaman D/JX 144604, died 15/02/1942, age 22. Royal Navy HMML 433. MemorialPlymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Walter and Alice Kelly, ofColwynBay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Joseph Andrew Kidney, Lance Corporal, 4203732, died 16/10/1944, age 32. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd Bn. Buried at Venray War Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Sexton Kidney.
  • Norman George Lang, Guardsman, 2618894, died 25/06/1944. Grenadier Guards 5th Bn. Buried atBolsenaWarCemetery. Son of Jack and Ann Lang, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Lilian G Lang, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Samuel Kirk, Lieutenant 295945, died 17/07/1944. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 6th Bn. Memorial: Bayeux Memorial. Son of James and Florence Kirk; husband of Patricia Kirk, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Cyril Large, Flying Officer 151473, died 29/01/1944, age 34. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Memorial Runnymede Memorial. Son of Charles N and Jenney Large, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Myra Large.
  • Ernest Edward Lawton, Flying Officer, Air Bomber 133097, died 29/06/1943, age 34. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 97 Sqdn. Buried at Heverlee War Cemetery. Son of Ernest and Annie Lawton; husband of Sarah Anne Lawton, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Thomas Lewis, Serjeant, 888226, died 25/11/1941. Royal Artillery, 61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Buried at: Old Colwyn Non-Conformist Cemetery (or possibly Bron-y-Nant Cemetery). Son of Thomas and Jane Lewis, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Annie Lewis of 18 Park Road, Colwyn Bay.
  • Antony Peter Lyster, Corporal, 14605795, died 17/07/1944, age 19. Royal Welch Fusiliers 4th Bn. Commemorated at Bayuex Memorial, France. Son of John F and Amy F Lyster, of Westbrook, Margate. Address: Beech Mount, Colwyn Avenue, Rhos-on-Sea. He hailed from Sutton Coldfield and had lived in Colwyn Bay 10 years, attending Colwyn County School. He later served in the Minsitry of Food company home guard in Colwyn Bay.
  • George Cecil Gwynne Marfell, Paymaster Commander (S), died 16/06/1942. Royal Navy, HMS Hermione. Commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial. His father was an ironmonger in Colwyn Bay. He had a brother serving in the Palestine Police. The light cruiser HMS Hermione was torpedoed by a Nazi U-boat, with the loss of 87 crew members, while returning to Alexandria after escorting a convoy to Malta.
  • Geoffrey Marsh, Lieutenant, 156395, died 11/08/1942, age 23. Royal Welch Fusiliers, 10th Bn. seconded to 4th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried at Stone Cemetery, Dartford. Son of Arthur James Marsh and Gladys Marsh of Tree Tops, Penrhos Road; husband of Dorothy Angela Marsh, of Dartford. He was killed accidentally. He had a brother serving in India as a Lieutenant.
  • Frederick Merrilees, Hospital Attendant, died 12/09/1942, age 38. Merchant Navy SS Laconia (Liverpool). Memorial Tower Hill Memorial. Husband of Jenny Marjorie Merrilees, of Colwyn Bay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Kenneth Jackson Moore, Serjeant, 13011026, died 17/01/1945, age 45. Pioneer Corps. Buried at Thika War Cemetery, Kenya. Son of Mr and Mrs J Moore; husband of Gertrude Moore, of Old Colwyn, Denbighshire.
  • Robert Morris, Aircraftman 1st Class, 1379278, died 04/07/1941, age 32. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried at Llanddulas (St. Cynbryd) Churchyard. Son of John and Jane Ellen Morris; husband of Edith E Morris, of Colwyn Bay. Not named on Colwyn Bay war memorial.
  • Bertrand Fern Moreton, Private, 7516993, died 01/06/1946, age 25. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried at Old Colwyn Non-Conformist Cemetery. Son of Christopher A Moreton and A Moreton; husband of Dorothy M Moreton, of Colwyn Bay.
  • Clifford Harper Mottershead, Flying Officer, 164378, died 02/03/1945, age 25. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 41 Sqdn. Buried at Maastricht General Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of David Mottershead, and of Francis May Mottershead, of Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheshire, an previously a house called Cliftonville in Rhos-on-Sea. Educated at what is now Eirias High School.
  • Kenneth Munro, Major 141607, died 30/04/1945, age 47. The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Buried at Becklingen War Cemetery. Son of John and Mary Munro; husband of Louisa Jane Munro, of Colwyn Bay.