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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. Where shown, click this icon for more details. Extra page icon

  • Arthur Percy Lambert, 43497. Died 28/03/1918 aged 27. Suffolk Regiment. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Son of Erya William and Martha Lambert, of East Lodge, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
  • Walter Tom Le Feuvre (Lieutenant), Royal Engineers. Died 08/01/1917 aged 43. Buried at St Agnes Cemetery, Conwy. Son of Walter and Janet Le Feuvre; husband of Blanche Florence Le Feuvre, of 23 Cyril Mansions, Battersea Park, London. Born on Jersey.
  • Arthur Starkey Lewis (Lieutenant), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 04/05/1917 aged 32. Commemorated at Arras memorial, France. Son of Humphrey and Adelaide Lewis, of Muriau, Conwy.
  • Charles Vernon Lewis (Lieutenant), South Wales Borderers 11th Battalion, attached to Dorsetshire Regiment. Died 18/08/1915, aged 32. Buried at Glanadda cemetery, Bangor. Son of Thomas Charles and CM Lewis, of The Sycamores, Cadnant Park, Conwy; husband of Edith IC Lewis of 74 Belgrave Road, Grosvenor Gardens, London. Born in Conwy. Commemorated at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.soldier icon
  • Alexander McGilp, 24728. Died 23/04/1917, aged 24. Royal Scots Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Bootham Cemetery, France. Son of Alexander and Jane McGilp, of 3 High St, Conwy. Born at Rothesay, Bute. Commemorated at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy. His father kept a jeweller’s shop in Conwy High Street.
  • Allan Duncan Morris (Lieutenant). Died 30/08/1918. Welsh Regiment. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Worked at the National Provincial Bank, Conwy, for three years before enlisting. Killed when leading an attack on Morval.
  • Thomas Nevitt, M2/018903. Died 13/11/1918, aged 27. Army Service Corps, 6th Aux., Petrol Coy. Mechanical Transport. Terlincthun British Cemetery, France. Husband of Georgina Nevitt, of Swaledale, Grove Rd, Harrogate; son of Henry and Sarah Nevitt, of Sunnyside, Llandudno Junction. Commemorated at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.
  • Edward Arthur Polin, 15483, (Lance Corporal), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 20/07/1916, aged 21. Buried at Delville Wood cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Awarded the Military Medal in 1916, according to contemporary press reports. Son of fisherman John David Polin and Jane Ellen Polin, of Lower Gate Street, Conwy. Brother of John, below.
  • John David Polin, 16077, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 13 February 1917, aged 19. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Son of John and Jane Polin, of 19, Lower Gate St, Conwy.
  • Hugh Pritchard. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Samuel Pritchard, 55647, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 08/04/1917, aged 25. Commemorated on Arras memorial, France. Son of Hugh and Jane Pritchard of 5 Railway Terrace, Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Hughie Read, Serjeant 265358. Died 09/03/1918 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of Mrs Mary Read of Plas Coch, Lancaster Square. He was employed with Colonel Mostyn at Bodysgallen Hall before he enlisted.
  • Thomas Wellesley Reed, 17854. Died 11/07/1916 aged 37. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th Bn. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz. Son of Thomas Woollest Reed, of 2, Portland Rd., Finsbury Park, London; husband of Bertha Reed, of 1, Gyffredin Cottage, Conwy.
  • Edward John Roberts, Private 265245. Died 18/09/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Doiran Military Cemetery. Son of Thomas Roberts of Wind Street.
  • Ellis Roberts, 63478. Died 24/10/1918 aged 33. South Wales Borderers 3rd Bn. Buried Llechwedd Tabernacle Cemetery, near Henryd. Son of William and Margaret Roberts; husband of Julia Roberts (later Owen), of Nant Ucha, Capelulo, Penmaenmawr. Born at Groesffordd, near Conwy.
  • Evan Edmund Roberts 53732. Died 05/05/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial, France. Educated at Conwy church school. Worked at Dunphy’s Stores, Conwy, before enlisting.
  • Evan Williams Roberts, Driver, 189463, Royal Field Artillery 9th Battery. Died 28/07/1918. Buried in Gyffin churchyard, Conwy. Son of John Isaac and Elizabeth Roberts, husband of Edith Roberts of The Lodge, Bryn Hendre, Conwy. Born at Dolgellau.
  • John Roberts (Corporal) 180126, Canadian Infantry 7th Battalion. Died at Vimy Ridge between 08/04/1917 and 10/04/1917 aged 29. Buried at Arras Road cemetery, Roclincourt, France. Son of John Owen Roberts and Ellen Roberts, of Glan-yr-Afon, Conwy.
  • Lewis Hugh Roberts, 16084. Died 14/11/1916 aged 35. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Husband of Harriet Roberts, of Glenva," Woodlands, Conway.
  • Oswald Wynne Roberts, 25796, Grenadier Guards. Died 01/10/1917. Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France. Son of David Wynne Roberts, of Conwy, husband of Lilian M Roberts of 4 Thomas Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester.
  • Richard Roberts (Third Class Clerk), 288223, Royal Air Force. Died 04/11/1918 aged 33. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Son of Edward Lloyd Roberts and Elizabeth Roberts of Conwy.
  • R Edward Roberts (Lance Corporal), 265086, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/03/1917. Buried at Gaza war cemetery. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ellen Roberts of New Street, Gyffin, Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • William Roberts, Corporal, S/9668, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Died 12/04/1917, aged 28. Buried at Etaples military cemetery, France. Son of Captain and Mary Roberts, of Conwy. Native of Conwy. Commemorated at St John’s Methodist Church, Conwy.
  • William Roberts (Sergeant), 223. Killed in action on 10/08/1915 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Lived with his sister Ellen Roberts at 1 Mount Pleasant, Conwy. Worked as a blacksmith before the war.
  • James Walker (Gunner), 346814, Canadian Garrison Artillery. Died at Vimy Ridge 21/04/1917 aged 35. Buried at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Son of Mr and Mrs J Walker of Old Road, Conwy, husband of Mrs Eliza A Walker of 78 Gordon Avenue, Verdun, Canada. Emigrated to Canada in 1911. His brother David was a tobacconist in Lancaster Square.
  • W Harold Walker, Lance Corporal 265115. Died 29/12/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th Bn. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy. Worked as a carter in Conwy. He was with the Territorials before the war and mobilised in August 1914. He left a widow and two young children.
  • ET Williams. TR/5/10229, died 08/06/1917, aged 28. Northumberland Fusiliers 31st Bn. Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Williams, of 2, York Place, Conwy.
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  • Joseph Williams (Sergeant), 8242. Died 25/04/1916, aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Loos Memorial, France. Son of Thomas and Louisa Williams, of 4, Brick St., Gyffin.
  • James Williams, 45335. Died 26/09/1918 aged 28. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Villers Hill British Cemetery, France. Born in Conwy. Adopted son of Mrs L Sinkins, of 19 Thomas Street, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan.
  • John Williams (2nd Corporal), WR/261142. Died 18/08/1918. Royal Engineers, 30th Light Railway Operating Coy. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Born in Conwy. Enlisted in Conwy.
  • John Williams, 73449. Died 01/10/1918. Welsh Regiment. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France.
  • John Evan Williams (Sergeant), 20346. Died 15/06/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Born in Conwy, enlisted at Llandudno.
  • Richard Cornelius Williams, 831, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 18/09/1915. Commemorated at Helles memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Son of Robert and Emma Williams of 5 Sea View Terrace, Chapel St, Conwy. Commemorated at Capel Tabernacl, Conwy.
  • Robert John Williams, 60804. Died 20/07/1917 aged 27. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Bard Cottage cemetery, Belgium. Husband of Blanche Williams, of 17 Sea View Terrace, Conwy.
  • William Williams (Air Mechanic 2nd Class), 4302. Died 18/05/1915 aged 21. Royal Flying Corps. Llechwedd Tabernacle Cemetery, near Henryd. Son of Enoch and Elizabeth A Williams, of Penybwlch, Llechwedd, Conwy. Joined the RFC at Farnborough in April 1915.
  • J Woodess, 53936, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died 21 July 1920. Buried at St Agnes Churchyard, Conwy. Husband of Sarah Ellen Woodess of 22 Union Street, Sandbach, Cheshire.
  • Robert Wrench, Private 29466. Died 09/05/1917 aged 39. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Fins New British Cemetery. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Wrench of 13 Watkin Street. Brother of Mrs S Blundell, of 10 Watkin Street. Worked as a painter before the war.
  • Harry Wright (Sergeant), 265312, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26/03/1917 aged 32. Buried at Gaza war cemetery, Israel and Palestine. Son of Joseph and Ellen Wright of Bangor, husband of Margaret Jane Wright of 1 Railway Terrace, Conwy. Drove the London & North Western Railway’s delivery lorry in Conwy before the war.