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First World War (1914-18)

The following men from the Conwy area died in active service. They were Privates except where another rank is shown.

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  • Thomas D Atkinson, Private, 3520. Died 11/03/1918 aged 24. Welsh Guards. Buried at Level Crossing Cemetery, France. Son of John and Ann Atkinson, of Gwyddelwern, Corwen; husband of Hannah Atkinson, of Plas Coch, Lancaster Square, Conwy.
  • Ian Alexander Baxter (Captain), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 30/05/1918 aged 24. Awarded Military Cross in 1917 for courage in reorganising the front line while under heavy fire. Later Mentioned in Despatches. Buried at Chambrecy British Cemetery, Marne, France. Son of James and Kate Christina Baxter of Benarth, Conwy.soldier icon
  • James Blundell (Rifleman), 242589, South Lancashire Regiment. Died 26/04/1917. Buried at Erquinghem-Lys churchyard extension, France. Son of Samuel and Catherine Blundell of 32 Chapel Street, Conwy; husband of Mrs S Blundell of 10 Watkin Street, Conwy.
  • Edmund John Crossfield, Shoeing Smith, TS/3663. Died 27/10/1918, aged 37. Army Service Corps, attd 50th Div HQ. Berlin South-Western Cemetery. Son of boat builder and Conwy councillor John Crossfield and Elizabeth Crossfield, of Inglewood, Cadnant Park, Conwy; husband of Mary A Crossfield, of 25 Woodland Rd., Windermere. Native of Arnside, Cumbria. Commemorated at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.
  • Thomas William Curtis (Lance Corporal), 25753, Royal Engineers Training Centre, Deganwy. Died 7/11/1918. Buried in Bagillt (St Mary’s) churchyard, Flintshire. Husband of Ethel Curtis of 5 Bryn Hyfryd, Conwy.
  • Edwin Charles Bryan Davies, Able Seaman, J/17165, Royal Navy. Died 06/10/1917 when HMS Begonia collided with a German U-boat near Casablanca, Morocco. Commemorated at Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Philip John and Bessie Davies of 32 Marl Crescent, Llandudno Junction. Commemorated (as Bryan Davies) at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.
  • William Evan Davies, 49028. Died 14/06/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial. Of 23 Berry Street. Through marriage to a local woman, he had five brothers-in-law from Conwy, surname Craven, who all served in the war.
  • Cornelius Mansfield Dibley, 3905, Border Regiment. Died 22/09/1916. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Husband of Mrs MR Dibley of 90 Gibson Gardens, Stoke Newington, London. Son of Cornelius and Mary Ann Dibley of 5 Church Street, Conwy.
  • Herbert Winter Edwards, 53693. Died 06/05/1917 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Douai Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Son of Mrs Edwards of 2 Church Street, Conwy. Worked as a compositor at the North Wales Weekly News.
  • Oliver Ellis (Sapper), WR/500930, Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport. Died 07/09/1918. Buried at Les Baraques military cemetery, Sangatte, France. Of Berry Street, Conwy. Drowned by accident, aged 35. Left an invalided wife and three children. Worked for the council before enlisting. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Thomas Evans (Sapper), WR/503294, Royal Engineers Inland Water Transport. Died of illness 30/11/1918. Buried at Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. Son of William and Mary Evans, of Royal Oak, Lower Gate Street, Conwy; husband of Agnes Evans of Gwynfryn, Chapel Street, Conwy. Left a child.
  • Albert Llewelyn Foulkes, 25817. Died 20/07/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mrs SJ Williams of 11 New Street, Gyffin. Brother of Thomas, below.
  • Thomas Foulkes, Private 73263. Died 25/04/1918 aged 19. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery. Son of Mrs SJ Williams of 11 New Street, Gyffin.
  • John Edward Griffiths, 3136, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 06/11/1917. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of John and Jane Griffiths, of Dyserth, Denbighshire, husband of Elizabeth Jane Griffiths, of 3 Ty Gwyrdd Terrace, Conwy.
  • Richard Hannaby (Lance Corporal), 9587, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 25/09/1915. Buried at Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hannaby, of 1 Swan Court, Berry St, Conwy.
  • Robert Harrop Hassall (Hassell in war graves records), 260122. Died 24/08/1918, aged 21. South Wales Borderers 10th Bn. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France. Son of Joseph and Margaret Jane Hassell, of 16, Berry St., Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • George Charles Hemmett (Colour Sergeant), 22173, Border Regiment. Died 13 June 1916, aged 41. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy, where his gravestone was “erected by his brother comrades of the sergeant’s mess, 3rd Border Regiment”. Husband of Isabel Hemmett.
  • William Hevey, 16070, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 10/07/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval memorial, Somme, France. Only son of Annie Roberts (formerly Hevey) of Ivanhoe Woodlands, Conwy, and Michael Hevey.
  • Hugh Hughes, M/408455, Army Service Corps, transferred to (647643) 35th Company Labour Corps. Died 01/11/1918 of influenza, shortly after arriving in France. Buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France. Son of Thomas R Hughes and Jane Hughes of Bryn Morfa, Conwy. Thomas Hughes was a farmer, coal and timber merchant and councilor. In April 1919 he attended an auction in Bangor of former army horses from the camps at Morfa Conwy and Deganwy. He paid the highest price for an animal, £76 2s 6d. He died a few days later.
  • John Elias Hughes, 25402, South Wales Borderers. Died 18/10/1918. Buried at Busigny Communal Cemetery extension, France.Son of Elias and Ellen Hughes of 1 Bright Terrace, Deganwy.
  • Joseph Thomas Hughes (Rifleman), A/204574, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died 09/12/1918 aged 27. Buried at Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport. Youngest son of William and Elizabeth Hughes of Conwy. Brother of William John Hughes, below.
  • William Hughes, 265802, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 02/10/1917, Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Husband of Mary Ellen Jones (formerly Hughes) of 12 Park Terrace, Tywyn, Deganwy.
  • William Hughes, Private 265315. Died 26/08/1917 aged 34 years. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Son of Richard and Ann Hughes, of 9 Ty Gwyn Cottages, Conwy. Brother of MJ Hughes of Ty Gwyn Cottages. Survived the ill-fated attempt to invade Turkey through Gallipoli. On return from last leave, his ship was torpedoed and he was in the water for five hours.
  • William John Hughes, 53479, Cheshire Regiment. Died 10/04/1918 aged 30. Commemorated at Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Son of William and Elizabeth Hughes of 21 Bryn Tirion Park, Gyffin, Conwy.
  • William Osborne Hughes, Clerk. Died 28/03/1915. Age 31. Mercantile Marine, SS Falaba (Liverpool). Commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial. Husband of Hannah Alice Hughes (nee Roberts), of 71, West Parade, Rhyl, North Wales. Born in Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • John Henry Jackson (Corporal), 265032, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 06/11/1917. Buried at at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Edward and Mary Jackson of 9 Erskine Terrace, Conwy, husband of Mary E Jackson of 39 Sisson Street, Rhyl. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Edward Jermy Jephson (Captain), Norfolk Regiment. Died 15/09/1916. Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Grew up in Tunbridge Wells. Son of Mrs EJ Jephson of Gweryl Lodge Nurseries, Conwy. Married Gwladys Jones, daughter of councillor Fred Jones, of Grosvenor, Conwy.
  • Edward Jones, Private 3088. Died 01/12/1915. Welsh Regiment 1st/5th Battalion. Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Lived in Penrhiwceibr, near Aberdare, when war broke out. He was well known in Conwy, according to a contemporary press report.
  • Griffith Morris Jones (Lieutenant), Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry. Died 13/12/1918, aged 28. Buried Llanfair (St. Mary) Churchyard, near Harlech. Son of the Rev Robert and Mrs Ellen Jones, of Gyffin Rectory. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford. Died of illness at Matlock Hospital.
  • Hywel Jones, 54623. Died 18/02/1917 aged 33. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of Ann and Robert Jones of 3 Watkin Street. Lived at 6 Watkin Street. Brother of Robert Owen Jones, below.
  • John Jones, 55296, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 02/09/1918 aged 30. Commemorated at Vis-En-Artois memorial, France. Son of Lewis and Mary Jones of Rhos Mill Farm, Conwy.
  • John Arthur Jones (Lance Corporal), 4179189. Died 16/09/1920. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Wrexham Cemetery. Enlisted in 1915, age 15. Son of John Thomas Jones and Susannah Jones. Brother of Corporal Edward Jones MM, who died soon after the Second World War.
  • J E Jones, 64617, Cheshire Regiment. 2nd/5th Battalion. Died 20/11/1918. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Son of John Thomas Jones, of Railway House, Conwy.
  • James Hennessey Jones, 1021, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 28/10/1916. Buried at Llangwstenin churchyard, near Mochdre. Son of David William and Julia Ann Jones of “East Cot”, Conway Road, Llandudno Junction.
  • John Richard Jones (Lance Corporal) 265320, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 10/08/1915. Commemorated at Helles memorial, Turkey. Son of David and Ann Jones of 4 Arron Terrace, Gyffin, Conwy.
  • R J Jones (Deck Hand) 20068/DA, Royal Naval Reserve - HMS Vivid. Died 12/05/1918. Buried at Gyffin (St. Benedict) Churchyard.
  • Richard Norman Jones, 40514, York and Lancaster Regiment, 9th Battalion. Died 28/09/1917 aged 20. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Jones, of Bryn Llewelyn, Woodlands, Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Robert Owen Jones, 265030, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 16/10/1920 aged 32. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Son of Ann and Robert Jones, of 3 Watkin Street, Conwy.
  • William O Jones (Guardsman), 3614, Welsh Guards. Died 03/03/1919. Buried at Cologne Southern cemetery, Germany. Son of John and Hannah Jones, of 25, Berry Street, Conwy, husband of Hannah Jones of Rose Place, Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.