Dolwyddelan war memorial

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Dolwyddelan war memorial

This memorial was unveiled in July 1922 to commemorate local men who had died in the First World War. It was designed by members of the community. Local landowner T Pierce, of Llwyn, donated the land on which the memorial stands and the Garden of Remembrance was created. Local activities raised the money needed for the memorial, £364 1s 6d. Some contributions came from the USA and the Welsh colony in Patagonia, Argentina.

The names of local men who died in the Second World War were added later to the memorial.

To read details of those named on the memorial, click on the heading below. We have included in our list several others who died and are not named on the memorial, despite their local connections.

Among those who died – both in 1918 – were the Jones brothers, Robert and John, of Aber Farm at Roman Bridge.

There are 13 trees at the back of the Garden of Remembrance, representing the 13 men named on the memorial who died in the First World War. The six trees at the front represent those from the Second World War. The garden is now maintained by Dolwyddelan Community Council.

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FWW Dolwyddelan
The following men from the Dolwyddelan area died in active service in the First World War

  • Jones, A, Serjeant 9433. Died 18/10/1919 aged 31. Welsh Regiment. Buried Dolwyddelan Cemetery. Son of Owen and Mary Jones of Llety-Fadog, Dolwyddelan; husband of Ellen Jones. Not named on Dolwyddelan war memorial.
  • Jones, John Parry, Private 70083. Died 01/09/1918 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery. Son of Owen and Ellen Parry Jones of Aber Farm, Roman Bridge. Brother of Robert O Jones, below.
  • Jones, Owen, Private G/20767. Died 14/06/1918 aged 26. South Wales Borderers. Buried Cinq Rues British Cemetery. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Jones of Glan William.
  • Jones, Robert O, Gunner 213527. Died 21/03/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Owen and Ellen Parry Jones of Aber Farm, Roman Bridge. Brother of John Parry Jones (above).
  • Lloyd, Owen, Private 3089. Died 22/09/1915 aged 19. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Hill 10 Cemetery. Son of Mrs Annie Roberts of AberBeinw.
  • Lowe, Arthur Denis Worsley, Second Lieutenant. Died 04/10/1917. South Wales Borderers. Awarded Military Cross. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Morris, Rees O, Driver W/674. Died 29/06/1918 aged 26. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Harponville Communal Cemetery. Son of Rhys and Elizabeth Morris of Llan Cottage.
  • Morris, William Griffith, Lance Corporal 54830, Died 22/04/1918 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Rhys and Elizabeth Anne Morris of Llan Cottage. Brother of Rees (above).
  • Parker, Richard, Private 19304. Died 19/09/1918 aged 25. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Doiran Memorial. Son of Anthony and Anne Elizabeth Parker of The Noad Farm, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Born at Dolwyddelan. Not named on Dolwyddelan war memorial.
    Owen G Pearce. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 1918.
  • Prydderch, Hughie, Private 20233. Died 18/09/1918 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Doiran Memorial. Son of Hugh and Catherine Prydderch of Dolwyddelan.
  • Roberts, John, Private, Private DM2/171293. Died 07/12/1918 aged 21. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Caudry British Cemetery. Son of William and Catherine Roberts of Bod Gwynedd.
    Roberts, John. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 1915.
    Roberts, William. Possibly: Private 21703. Died 12/05/1918, aged 35. Welsh Regiment 13th Bn. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt. Son of Edward Roberts, of Cambrian House, Tyn-y-Maes, Ffestiniog.
    Thomas, Richard, Private 44277. Died 18/09/1918, aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Bn. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. Son of John 0 and Jane Thomas; husband of Fanny Thomas, of Cynnyd View, Dolwyddelan.

 

SWW Dolwyddelan
The following men from the Dolwyddelan area died in active service in the Second World War

  • Evans, Samuel, Pilot Officer 54256. Died 18/12/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Malta Memorial. Son of Samuel and Jemima Evans.
  • Jones, Arwyn Morris, Fusilier 14173181. Died 08/09/1947 aged 20. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Munster Heath War Cemetery. Son of Pierce and Margaret Mabel Jones of Dolwyddelan. Not named on Dolwyddelan war memorial.
  • Jones, Charles, Donkeyman. Died 15/10/1941 aged 39. Merchant Navy - SS Empire Heron (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of David and Margaret Jones.
  • Roberts, Hugh Ll, Fusilier 4198788. Died 18/03/1943 aged 23. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Rangoon Memorial.
  • Roberts, John, Gunner 1722230. Died 15/10/1941 aged 26. Royal Artillery. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Annie Roberts.
  • Williams, Robert William, Private 4038303. Died 05/05/1943 aged 29. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Massicault War Cemetery. Son of Robert and Margaret Williams.
  • Williams, William Caradoc, Able Seaman D/JX 176889. Died 23/10/1943 aged 25. Royal Navy - HMS Limbourne. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of William Lloyd Williams and Grace Ellen Williams.