Holyhead cenotaph

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This cenotaph was unveiled in September 1923 to commemorate the local men who died in the First World War. The dedication records that it was erected by the inhabitants of Holyhead. Names of the fallen from later conflicts were added subsequently. To read details of the war dead, choose a category below.

First World War - Army

First World War – Navy

First World War – Mercantile Marine

First World War – RAF & WRAF

Second World War

Falklands conflict

 

The First World War names are categorised by service here, as on the cenotaph. The names under Rhoscolyn Rural on the memorial are at the end of our FWW Army list. The individual ships named on the memorial are under our FWW Mercantile Marine heading.

Among those named on the memorial is John Fox Russell, of the Royal Army Medical Corps, who was awarded the Victoria Cross – the highest possible decoration for valour – for his actions to help the wounded during fighting in Palestine. His family lived in the building which is close to the cenotaph (now the offices of TR Evans, Hughes & Co). This was built c.1770 and was the Eagle and Child Inn, later the Royal Hotel.

We are grateful to local historian Barry Hillier for allowing us to draw on his First World War research. You can read more details about those who fell on his website.

With thanks to TR Evans, Hughes & Co for hosting the QR codes in their window near the cenotaph.

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First World War: Army

  • Harold Owen Ackerley, Rifleman, 45596, Royal Irish Rifles, "C" Company, 1/18th London Regiment (London Irish Rifles). Formerly 310628, Cheshire Yeomanry. Died, aged 19, on 3 October 1918. Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, France. Son of Frank Herbert and Tryphena Barker of "Blantyre", King's Road, Holyhead.
  • Edward (Edwin) John Barker, Lance Corporal, 28351, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died, aged 31, on 28 March 1918. Arras Memorial. Son of Frank Herbert and Tryphena Barker (nee Weston). Husband of Isabel Barker (nee Martin), of "Blantyre", King's Road, Holyhead.
  • Henry Charles Arthur Beal, Private, 9329, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Died, aged 17, killed in action, on 25 January 1915. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Harry Frederick and Alice Frances Beal, of "Llwyn Celyn", Plashyfryd Terrace, Holyhead, Anglesey.
  • Patrick Bergin, Private, 6838, 2nd Battalion, Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians). Killed in action, aged 26, on 20 October 1914. Ploegstreert Memorial, Belgium. Husband of Martha Ellen Bergin (nee Roberts).
  • William Billington, Lance Corporal, 25508, 9th Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds, age 29, on 20 October 1916. Bailleul Communial Cemetery Extension. Son of George and Jane Billington of Foundry Street, Holyhead.
  • William Brown, Sapper, 6810, 2nd Siege Company, Royal Anglesey Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 34, on 6 May 1915 on the Western Front. Divisional Cemetery, Belgium. Son of John Brown. Lived at Ucheldre Avenue, Holyhead.
  • William Coffin, Sapper, WR/257712 (189095), 38th (Broad Gauge) Operating Company of the Railway Operating Division RE. Died of illness, aged 23, on 13 November 1918. Grevillers British Cemetery. Husband of Minnie Roberts of 9 Thomas Street, Holyhead.
  • Leslie Cope, Private, 26036, 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Drowned at sea, aged 20, on 23 April 1916 in Mesopotamia. Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of Arthur Hooper Cope and Edith Cope (nee Hampson) of 22 Moreton Road, Holyhead.
  • John Idan Davies, Private, 43636, 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action, aged 22, on 5 September 1918. Quent Road Cemetery, France. Son of David and Ellen Davies, of 6 Greenfield Terrace, Kingsland, Holyhead.
  • William Richard Davies, Private, 72830, 74th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action on 22 January 1917. Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium. Son of William H Davies and Elizabeth Jane Davies. Lived at 2 Baker Street, Holyhead.
  • Thomas Dillon, Lance Corporal, 355850 (Formerly 1193 Welsh Horse, 25th Battalion (Montgomery & Welsh Horse Yeomanry), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged 24, on 6 September, 1918. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mrs Daisy Carey (formerly Dillon) of 4 Cross Street, Holyhead.
  • Samuel Edward Eaton, Private, 53876 (3371), Ist Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged 31, on 13 January 1917. Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Son of Mr Joseph Henry and Mrs Margaret Ann Eaton (nee Meredith) of "Garnedd," London Road, Holyhead and husband of Annie Eaton (nee Hughes) of 19 Field Street, Holyhead.
  • John Evans, Private, 21355, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died, killed in action, aged about 30, on 25 March 1918. Bancourt British Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Margaret J Evans of 18 Newry Street, Holyhead.
  • Thomas Evans, Driver, T2/13905, 9th Reserve Park, Army Service Corps. Died, killed in action, aged 19, on 28 July 1916. Carnoy Military Cemetery, France. Son of John and Ellen Evans (nee Hughes) of 21 Henry Street, Holyhead.
  • James Feltham, Sapper, 6731, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 19, on 7 September 1915. Lijssethoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of James and Elizabeth Feltham (nee Willliams), of Holyhead.
  • George Herbert Fosse, Private, 75955, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Formerly 215533, Denbighshire Yeomanry). Killed in action, aged about 19, on 6 November 1918. Cross Roads Cemetery, France. Son of George Herbert Fosse and Mary Louisa Fosse (nee Picton).
  • James Gaine, Private, 18200, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged about 25, on 2 June 1916. La Gorgue Communal Cemetery. Son of Ellen Gaine.
  • John Griffith(s), Saddler (Driver), 124480, 17th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Died, killed in action, age unknown, on 8 July 1916. Gordon Cemetery, Mametz, France.
  • Owen Griffiths, Private, 21419, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 30, on 26 September 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Owen Griffiths of 7 Williams Street, Holyhead.
  • Owen Arthur Griffith, Private, 56922 (also 3391), 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 19, on 29 August 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Thomas and Ann Griffith of 29 High Street, Carnarvon. Lived at Llwydiarth, Holyhead.
  • William Edward Griffith, Private, 73007, C Company, 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 21, on 27 December 1917. Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Hannah Grace Griffiths (nee Jones) of 10 Cambria Street, Holyhead.
  • William Tudor Griffith, Private, 35452 (Formerly 37627, 21st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers), 95th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action, aged about 21, on 8 October 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Rev. William Griffith and Annie Griffith (nee Jones), of Arvonia, Walthew Avenue, Holyhead.
  • Evan Kyffin Harper, Gunner, 150308, 438th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of accidental injuries, aged 20, on 27 December 1918 in Italy. Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. Son of Evan and Sarah Anne Harper (nee Lewis), of Dryll Farm, Holyhead, Anglesey.
  • William Hawkins, Private, 18106, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Later Private, 131685, 216th Divisional Employed Company Salvage Section. Died of wounds, on 27 September 1918, aged 29. Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Hawkins, of 26 Wynne Street, Holyhead.
  • William Slade Heywood, Lance Corporal, 8517, 9th Battalion (Formerly 28th Battalion), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died, killed in action, aged 31, on 3 October 1916 on the Western Front. Son of Arthur and Julia Ann Heywood of Craig Eithin, Trearddur Bay, Anglesey.
  • Gerald Edward Holland, Brigadier General, Royal Engineers. Died 26 June 1916, aged 56, while on sick leave at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, from illness contracted on active service in France. Son of Denis Holland of Dublin. Married Mary, elder daughter of Edmund Dwyer Gray MP, in 1896. Lived at Bryn y Môr, Holyhead.
  • Daniel Idwal Hopkins, 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action, aged about 27, on 23 April 1917. Thiepval Memorial. Son of David and Mary Hopkins of 13 Oakfield Street, Pontarddulais. Possibly lived at Rhosygaer Uchaf, Holyhead.
  • David Hughes, Sapper, 396656 (6656), 97th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action, aged 27, on 21 March 1918. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. Son of William and Ann Hughes of 54 Foundry Street, Holyhead.
  • Hugh Hughes, Private, 13110, 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 24, on 29 August 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Son of Hugh and Margaret Hughes of 43 Foundry Street, Holyhead.
  • Hugh Thomas Hughes. Probably: Private (Driver), T/291298, Army Service Corps.
  • John Hughes, Private, A711, Depot, Australian Imperial Force. Date and place of death currently unknown. Enlisted at Goulburn, New South Wales. Discharged on 7 March 1916 as undesirable. Born at Holyhead. Brother of Richard Hughes, of 7 Gilbert Street, Holyhead.
  • John Hughes, Private, T4/142380, Army Service Corps (attached to the Cavalry Corps). Died of wounds, aged 32, on 15 April 1918. Auxi-Le-Chateau Churchyard. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Hughes, of 6 Field Street, Holyhead.
  • John Edward Hughes, Serjeant, GS/62102, 12th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), Formerly 2959, 1st City of London Yeomanry. Killed in action, aged 30, on 16 June 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Hugh and Margaret Ellen Hughes (nee Jones), of 15 Benbow Road, Hammersmith, London. His parents married at Holyhead in 1885.
  • Owen Hughes, Private, 39538, Westmoreland and Cumberland Hussars (Yeomanry), Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps). Died at sea, aged 23, on 10 October 1918. Hollybrook Memorial, Southhampton. Son of Hugh and Ellen Hughes (nee Williams), of 7 Bonc Wanc, Holyhead.
  • Owen John Hughes, Private, 21638, 1/4th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died, aged 20, on 12 November 1918. Awoingt British Cemetery, France. Son of Henry and Maggie Hughes (nee Hughes), of 7 Whiston Street, London Road, Holyhead.
  • Richard John Hughes, Private, 13175, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged about 26, on 7 August 1915. Sharpnel Valley Cemetery, Turkey.  Son of John and Elizabeth Hughes, of Moulton Street, Holyhead.
  • William John Hughes, Private, 3156, 1/6th (Carnarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, age unknown, on 11 August 1915. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Son of John Hughes of 29 Llainfain, Holyhead.
  • William Rees Hughes, Private, 40893, 4th Battalion (previously 19th Battalion), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 23, of Influenza at Kinmel Park Military Hospital, Rhyl on 1 July 1918. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Hughes of 6 Lower Park Street, Holyhead.
  • Thomas John Humphreys, Private, 44418, 'C' Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of heatstroke, aged 32, on 23 July 1917. Bagdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Son of Robert and Mary Humphreys (nee Roberts) of 21 London Road, Holyhead.
  • William Humphreys, Private, 5689, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 26, on 16 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Robert and Mary Humphreys (nee Roberts), of 21A, London Rd., Holyhead.
  • Robert Hinton Irvine, Private, 345176, 'B' Company, 24th (Denbigh Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Formerly 656, Denbigh Yeomanry, RHA). Died of wounds, aged 28 on 8 November 1918. Terlincthun British Cemetery, France. Son of Christopher and Mary Anne Irvine (nee Cutting) of Holyhead.
  • Griffith James, Corporal, 2918, 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 28, of Tuberculosis on 10 August 1916 at New Lodge, Penrhos, Holyhead. Four Mile Bridge (Sardis) Baptist Chapel Burial Ground. Son of Richard and Sarah James, of New Lodge, Penrhos, Trearddur Bay.
  • Edward Jones, Private, 37431, 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly Private, 3992, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged about 24, on 25 October 1918. Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Mrs M Jones, 14, Millbank Gardens, Holyhead.
  • Evan William Jones, Private, 73506, 26th Infantry Labour Company, Kings (Liverpool Regiment), later transferred as Private, 54057, 91st Company Labour Corps. Died, aged 21, on 18 May 1918. Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, France. Son of Aaron and Ellen Jones (nee Thomas) of 5 Longford Terrace, Holyhead.
  • Griffith Jones, Private 202718, 9th (Service) Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died, aged 25, on 24 November 1917. Outersteen Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of William and Ellen Jones of 1 Pentre Canol, Mountain, Holyhead.
  • Hughie Jones, Serjeant, 290532 (Formerly 2735), 1/7th Battalion (Merioneth & Montgomery), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Missing, assumed to have died, age about 23, on 26 March 1917. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Hugh and Mary Jones (nee Jones), of Tower Stores (House), 29 William Street, Holyhead.
  • Hugh Griffith Jones, Private, 6365, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 35, on 16 May 1915. Le Touret Memorial. Son of William and Ellen Jones of 25 Baker Street, Holyhead and also of 18 Queens Park, Holyhead. Husband of Catherine Ellen Thomas (formerly Jones, nee Jones), of 42 Kingsland, Holyhead.
  • John Jones, Private, 266139 (Formerly 3514), 1/6th (Carnarvonshire & Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 32, on 6 November 1917. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Owen and Jane Jones, of Holyhead. He was the husband of Kate Jones, Ashley House, Black Bridge, Holyhead.
  • John Jones, Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Possibly lived in Station Street.
  • John Henry Jones, Lance Corporal, 19138, 'B' Company, 16th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 25, on 10 January 1916. St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, France. Son of Hugh and Mary Jones, of Craigle, Moreton Road, Holyhead. Educated at Holyhead County School and Normal College, Bangor. Was Assistant Master of Llangefni Council School, Anglesey, before the war.
  • Louis Jones, Private, 2279, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 27, on 17 September 1915 at St. David's Hospital, Malta from Dysentery resulting from service at Gallipoli. Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Son of John and Elizabeth Jones, of 47 Thomas Street, Holyhead.
  • Owen Hugh Jones, Gunner, 112406, "A" Battery, 285 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, aged 20, on 9 April 1918. Ploegsteert Memorial Panel, Belgium. Son of Edward and Catherine Jane Jones of 12 Longford Terrace, Holyhead.
  • Owen Jones, Private, 265723 (Formerly 2207), 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged 25, on 10 November 1917 in Egypt. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Richard and Mary Jones, of 10 British Terrace, Holyhead.
  • Owen Hughes Jones, Sapper, WR/500047 (previously 68012), Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport. Died, aged 33, on 24 January 1919 in France. Buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France. Dunkirk Town Cemetery. Son of Richard and Martha Jones of the Water Mill, 2 William Street, Porth-y-Felin, Holyhead.
  • Owen Richard Jones, Lance Corporal, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. Killed in action, aged 21, on 20 March 1916. Buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, France. Son of Mary Jones, of 1, Erw Terrace, Holyhead, and William Jones, who died on 5 November 1915 when HMS Tara was sunk in the Mediterranean.
  • Robert Jones, Private, 61188, 1/4th (Denbighshire) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. Killed in action, aged 30, on 13 May 1918. Buried at Warlough-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Richard and Ellenor Jones, of Holyhead.
  • Robert Ernest Jones, Rifleman, Robert Ernest Jones (James), 43897, 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (Formerly 5325, London Regiment). Killed in action, age unknown, on 31 July 1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Robert Henry Jones. Possibly: Gunner,106380, 233rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds, aged 21, on 20 September 1917. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.
  • Thomas Jones, Private, 1719, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died, killed in action, aged 26, on 24 December 1914 on the Western Front. Brown's Road Military Cemetery, France. Son of William Jones of Edmund Street, Holyhead; husband of Grace Jones, who died in 1910.
  • William Jones, Private, 159948, 36th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Formerly Private, 202714, Welsh Regiment). Died of wounds, age unknown, on 8 October 1918. Les Baraques Military Cemetery, France. Born and enlisted in Holyhead.
  • William Charles Jones, Sapper, 6780, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 22, on 5 July 1916. Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of William and Elizabeth Jones of 5 Water Street, Holyhead.
  • William John Jones, Private, 59841, 33rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), (Formerly Private, 42887, Liverpool Regiment). Died, cause unknown, age unknown, on 13 November 1918 in Germany two days after the Armistice. Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Born in Holyhead.
  • Thomas Lee, Private, 11080, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action, aged about 20, on 14 September 1914 on the Western Front. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. Son of Thomas and Ann Lee, of 32 Baker Street.
  • Robert Lewis, Private, 23346, 16th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 30, on 11 July 1916 on the Western Front. Dantzig Alley British War Cemetery, France. Husband of Kate Lewis of 54 Cambrian Street, Holyhead.
  • Stanley Lloyd, Serjeant, 265755 (Formerly 2260), 'D' Company, 1/6th (Carnarvonshire & Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged 29, on 9 November 1917. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of John and Louisa Lloyd of 20 Upper Baptist Street, Holyhead.
  • William David Lloyd, Lance Corporal, 6814 (later 245129), No. 3 Water Boring Section, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 22, on 31 August 1917. Millam Churchyard, France. Son of William and Elizabeth Lloyd (nee Williams), of Holyhead.
  • Allan Alexander Mackenzie, Captain, Inland Water Transport Corps, Royal Engineers (previously Sub Lieutenant, RNR). Died of illness, aged 41, on 3 November 1919 in the UK. Abergele Cemetery. Son of Captain Allan Mackenzie (Mercantile Marine) and Christina M Mackenzie; husband of Emma Catherine Mackenzie (nee Bell) of Gairloch, Walthew Avenue, Holyhead.
  • Alexander William Mackay, Captain, 26th Battalion (The Bankers), Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds, aged 24, on 28 September 1917. Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, France. Son of Mr. Simon B and Mrs Jessie MacKay, of Celtic House, 62 Market Street, Holyhead. Awarded the Military Cross. Brother of Angus, below.
  • Angus Mackay, 2nd Lieutenant, the 24th (Service) Battalion (2nd Sportsman's), Royal Fusiliers (previously, Private, 35711, 10th Battalion, Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds on 10 May 1918, aged 22. Bagneux British Cemetery, France. Son of Mr. Simon B and Mrs Jessie MacKay, of Celtic House, 62 Market Street, Holyhead.
  • Robert Charles Manning, Major, 170th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers (previously CQM Serjeant 2128, Cyclist Company, Canadian Ist Division). Died of wounds, aged 29, on 6 September 1918. Pernes British Cemetery, France. Wounded in Belgium in 1915. Awarded Military Cross 1915, Distinguished Service Order 1917 and French Légion d’Honneur 1918. Also Mentioned in Despatches five times. Son of Captain (Master Mariner) Lionel John Manning, MBE and Frances Maria Manning (nee Hanlon). Husband of Anna Frances Manning (nee Broughall). Brother of Victor, below. Also named on Valley war memorial.
  • Victor Lionel Manning, Second Lieutenant (previously Private 56882), 25th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died, killed in action, age 32, on 23 March 1918. Bancourt British Cemetery, France. Son of Capt Lionel John Manning and Frances Maria Manning. Also named on Valley war memorial.
  • Henry Edward McLavy, Private, 10129, 61st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Formerly Private 36630, RWF). Died, killed in action, aged about 24, on 21 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Edward Thomas McLavy and Anne McLavy (nee Williams), of Holyhead.
  • Lewis Morris, Serjeant, 25692, 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action, aged about 21, on 27 May 1918. Jonchery-Sur-Vesle British Cemetery, France. Son of George and Kate Morris (nee Owen).
  • Alexander Thomson Orr, Captain, Royal Engineers. Assistant Chemist to Advanced GHQ, Italy (previously Lieutenant, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Died from Illness, aged 26, on 3 January 1919 in Italy. Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery, Italy. Son of Alexander Thomson Orr and Kathleen Jenny M Orr (nee Scullard) of Longford House, Holyhead; husband of Hilda Stewart McKinstry.
  • George Owen, Private, 2227, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds at sea (probably on a hospital ship) on 14 August 1915, aged 19. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Son of Mr and Mrs Owen of 28, Cecil Street, Holyhead, and formerly of Caernarfon. Born in Caernarfon. Also named on Caernarfon war memorial.
  • Hugh Owen, Sapper, 438158 (previously (T)2028), 427 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 27, on 6 April 1918. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Captain Hugh and Elizabeth Owen of Surrey Hill, 27 Porth-y-Felin, Holyhead.
  • John Bryn Owen, Private, 60787, 15th (Service) Battalion (1st London Welsh), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 19 on 27 July 1917. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Mr and Mrs John Owen of Refail Farm, Trearddur Bay.
  • Owen Edward Owen, Private, 4997 or 201403, 3/4th Battalion, Black Watch Regiment (Royal Highlanders). Died, aged 22, on 5 May 1919 at Holyhead. Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Owen (nee Edwards).
  • Owen John Owen, Sapper, 6737, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Killed in action, aged 17, on 4 May 1915. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension. Son of Owen and Ann Owen, Garreglwyd Cottage, Holyhead. Worked as a locomotive cleaner in Bangor before the war.
  • Arthur Palfreyman, Second Lieutenant, 16th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (previously Lance Corporal, 13313). Died of wounds, age about 23, on 9 October 1918. Five Points Cemetery, Lechelle, France. Son of Mr Richard Palfreyman of Leigh Cottage, Norley, Cheshire.
  • Henry Leonard Parry, Lance Serjeant, 13257, "A" Company, 11th (Service) Battalion (Lonsdale), Border Regiment. Died, killed in action, aged 28, on 16 September 1916. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France. Son of Elizabeth and Owen Parry of 1, Railway Cottages, London Road, Holyhead.
  • William Henry Parry, Corporal, 58764, 2/7th (Leeds Rifles) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales Own), Formerly 68020 Royal Engineers (IWT). Died of wounds, aged 24, on 1 September 1918 in the UK resulting from service. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of Henry and Ann Parry of Hadley Villa, Rhos-y-Gaer Avenue, Holyhead.
  • Charles Potts, Private, 25409, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers (formerly 26030 Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds, aged 23, on 20 July 1918, at home. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of Dan and Eliza Annie Potts (nee Lowe).
  • William Owen Pratt, Private, 3527 (or 5327), 3rd Battalion, Army Cycling Corps. Died, aged 22, on 13 November 1918. Ascq Communal Cemetery, France. Son of Alfred and Mary Pratt, of Greenore Terrace, Holyhead.
  • Isaac Pritchard, Private, 2217, 'H' Company, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 17, of illness on 31 March 1915. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of George and Catherine Pritchard of 12 Mountain View, Kingsland, Holyhead.
  • William Pritchard, Gunner, 69263, 210 Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died, presumed dead missing in action, aged 25, on 5 April 1918. Poziers Memorial, France. Born at Llanddeusant, Anglesey. Son of Owen Pritchard and Catherine Pritchard (nee Edwards); husband of Maggie Elizabeth Pritchard (nee Owen). Worked before the war as an attendant at Denbigh mental asylum.
  • John Herbert Rees, Serjeant, 20147, 3/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (also Serjeant, 26355, Royal Defence Corps). Died, aged 43, on 20 July 1917 on Home Service. He may have died at Builth, Breconshire. Holyhead (St. Seiriol) Churchyard. Son of David Thomas Rees and Sophia Rees (nee Francis).
  • Thomas William Roach, Sapper, 159714, Tyne Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers. Died from illness, aged 24, on 16 October 1918 in the UK. Holyhead (St. Seriol) Churchyard. Only child of Thomas and Emma Roach (nee Owen).
  • Hugh John Roberts, Corporal, 6641, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Died, aged 25, on 12 March 1917 of wounds sustained when he and a group of men marched past a broken box of grenades, one of which exploded. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Catherine Roberts, 13 Llainfain, Holyhead.
  • Nathaniel Roberts, Private, 40922, 8th (Service) Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales), formerly Private, 31846, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action, aged 19, on 6 June 1918. Holyhead. Soissons Memorial, France. Son of Rowland and Elizabeth Roberts of 53 Foundry Street.
  • Richard Roberts, Sapper, 6646, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Died, aged 24, on 25 January 1916 in the UK. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Born at Ty Croes. Husband of Rebecca Catherine Roberts (nee Jones) of 2 Millbank, Holyhead.
  • Richard Thomas Roberts, Private, 3127, 1/24th Battalion (County of London) Battalion (The Queen's). Killed in action, aged 24, on 29 September 1915. Loos Memorial, France. Son of Thomas and Jane Roberts, of Glan Aber, 1 Moreton Road, Holyhead.
  • Thomas Rowlands, Private, 128536, 21st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (formerly Private, 2841, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Killed in action, aged about 19, on 21 March 1918. Pozieres Memorial. Son of John and Harriet Rowlands, 2 Spencer Terrace, Holyhead.
  • John Fox Russell, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 24, on 6 November 1917. Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Dr. William Fox Russell and Ethel Maria Fox Russell, of 5 Victoria Terrace, Holyhead. Husband of Alma Grace Isabelle Tyler. Awarded Military Cross in 1917. Posthumously awarded Victoria Cross. His brother Henry served with the RAF and was killed in 1918.
  • William James Singleton, Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. Died, drowned at sea, aged 30, on 10 October 1918 while on board RMS Leinster. Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin. Son of James Henry Singleton and Margaret Jane Singleton (nee Griffiths); husband of Marion Evelyn Talbot. Deputy Head of Park School, Holyhead, before the war.
  • Albert George Smith, Lance Corporal, 36379, 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Assumed dead, missing in action, aged 28, on 13 November 1916 on the Western Front. Thiepval Memorial. Husband of Ethel Madge Murch. Worked as a butcher before the war.
  • Ivan Percival Campbell Sorge, Second Lieutenant, 9th (Service) Battalion (Pioneers), Border Regiment, attached to the 6th Battalion, Border Regiment, previously Sapper, 6792, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, aged 21, on 15 October 1916. Etretat Churchyard Cemetery, France. Son of Percival and Isobel Annie Sorge (nee Weaver) of "Burnley", Walthew Avenue, Holyhead.
  • George Arthur Thomas, Private, 19137, 'B' Company, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged about 27, on 10th January 1916. Buried at St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, France, alongside his friend John Henry Jones (above) who died in the same German attack. Born in Rhyl. Son of Edward Clayton Thomas and Elizabeth Thomas (nee Davies).
  • John Clay Thomas, Lieutenant, 11th (Service) Battalion (Cardiff Pals), Welsh Regiment. Died, aged about 30, on 25 December 1919. Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey. Son of John Morgan Thomas (42) and Mary Frances Thomas.
  • Owen Thomas, Sapper, 6671, 2nd Siege Company (Royal Anglesey), Royal Engineers. Died, killed in action, aged 30, on 3 May 1915. Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Owen and Catherine Thomas of 3 Brynefail, Ty Croes.
  • Owen Thomas, Private, 56941 (formerly 2842), 17th (Service) Battalion (2nd North Wales), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 22, on 26 September 1917 on the Western Front. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France. Son of Richard and Mary Thomas of 31 Cambrian Street, Holyhead.
  • Robert Hugh Thomas, Private, 19541, 455 Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps (formerly 20383 Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Died of illness, aged 48, on 24 June 1918 at Holyhead, on Home Service. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of John and Mary Thomas.
  • Seth Thomas, Private, 5867, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds, aged 17, on 10 August 1915. Estairs Communal Cemetery and Extension. Son of Robert and Lydia Thomas (nee Thomas) of 5 Vulcan Street, Holyhead.
  • Thomas Thomason, Gunner, 171367, 'C' Battery, 161st (Yorkshire) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died, killed in action, aged 24, on 5 August 1917. Coxyde Military Cemetary, Belgium. Son of Joseph and Jane Thomason (nee Parry) of 371 Hawthorne Road, Bootle, Liverpool. Worked as a crane boy at Holyhead railway goods warehouse before the war.
  • Walter Henry Mountiford Westropp-Dawson, Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (previously Corporal, 10275). Died, killed in action, aged 22 on 24 May 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Francis (Frank) Walter and Leticia Charlotte Westropp-Dawson (nee Gray) of Frondeg, London Road, Holyhead.
  • Frederick William White, Private, G/39877, 1st Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Died of wounds, aged about 25, on 25 September 1917. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of George and Mary White. Married Elizabeth Roberts in Holyhead in 1912.
  • Albert Edward Wilkes, Lance Corporal, 16259, 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action, aged 37, probably on 18 or 19 February 1916. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Robert Morris Wilkes and Annie Tyson Wilkes. Married Kate Bradley at Wolverhampton in 1904.
  • Arthur Llewelyn Williams, 2nd Lieutenant Arthur Llewelyn Williams, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Previously Private, 2659, Liverpool Regiment. Died, killed in action, aged 25, on 26 March 1917. Gaza War Cemetery. Born in Bangor on 22 June 1891. Son of Rev John Williams and Jane Williams of Southern Lodge, Deganwy. Educated at Holyhead County School.
  • Edward Williams, Private, 28342, 'A' Company, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 22, on 20 October 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Born at Llangristiolus, Anglesey. Son of Robert and Mary Williams of 45 Foundry Street, Holyhead.
  • Evan Williams, Private, 89453, 13th (Service) Battalion (1st North Wales), Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 20, on 20 October 1918. Vis-En-Atois Memorial. Son of Owen and Catherine Williams.
  • George Williams, Gunner, 188031, 464 Battery, 179th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died, killed in action, aged 25 on 25 December 1917. Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery, France. Son of Shadrach and Mary Williams of 2 Yr Erw, Holyhead.
  • Hugh Williams, Lance Corporal, 1659, 2/6th (Carnarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, aged 34, on 12 January 1916 on Home Service. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of John Williams and Jane of 65 Newry Street, Holyhead.
  • Hughie Williams, Sapper, 396719 (previously 6719), 517th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died, cause unknown, on 25 November 1918, aged 26. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. Son of Henry and Margaret Williams (nee Hughes) of Holyhead. Worked as a deck boy on the LNWR ships before the war.
  • Hugh Hughes Williams, Private, 25442, 10th (Service) Battalion (1st Gwent), South Wales Borderers (formerly 32972, Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds, aged 23, on 12 June 1918. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France. Son of John and Laura Williams, of 7 York Terrace, Holyhead.
  • Hugh G Williams, Private Hugh G Williams, 3578, 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, by accidental drowning, age about 25, on 18 May 1916. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Born in Llandwrog, near Caernarfon. Lived in Holyhead.
  • John Henry Williams, John Henry Williams, Private, 76037, 1/4th (Denbighshire) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, age 41, on 9 June 1918. Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Thomas H and Mary Williams. Married Caroline Jones in 1898.
  • Owen Williams, Sapper, 2434, 6th Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, 2nd Division, Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Formerly Private, 21st Infantry Battalion. Died of illness, aged 33, on 20 November 1918. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Owen and Catherine Ellen Williams (nee Owens) of 7 Hibernia Row, Holyhead. Enlisted at Melbourne. Worked as a steel erector before the war.
  • Richard Williams, Private, 44366, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, age 25, on 26 October 1917 on the Western Front. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of Jane Williams of Holyhead. Married Jane Hughes at Caerau, near Maesteg, in 1914.
  • Rowland Williams, Private, 266426 (previously 3940), 1/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged about 20, on 26 March 1917. Gaza War Cemetery. Born in Holyhead. Son of Thomas and Jane Williams.
  • William Williams, Private, 44043, 11th (Service) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 31, on 18 September 1918. Doiran Memorial, Greece. Born in Holyhead. Son of Thomas and Mary Williams. Worked as a cowman before the war.
  • William John Williams, Private, 265729 (also 265113 and 888 (TF)), 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died, killed in action, aged 21, on 31 July 1917. New Irish Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Born in Holyhead. Son of John and Grace Williams.
  • Herbert Whitehead Workman, Private, 3402, 46th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds, aged 27, on 19 August 1918. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Herbert John and Mary Workman (nee Whitehead). Husband of Elsie May Workman of Richmond South, Victoria, Australia.

Rhoscolyn rural area

  • David Henry Hearn, Lance-Corporal, 17729, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Batt. Killed in action, age 24, on 26 February 1917 at the Western Front. Thiepval Memorial. Born in Kennington, London. Son of Henry and Rose Hearn of 12 Cross Street, Lambeth. Previously worked as a cowman on Tŷ Wryden Farm, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey. Enlisted at Holyhead.
  • Edward Samuel Jones, Private, 1783, 1/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds, aged 22, on 10 June 1915 at Gallipoli. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Jones, Trosyffordd, Four Mile Bridge, Anglesey. Previously worked as a labourer on Trosyffordd, his father's farm.
  • John Jones, Private, M/2/155553, Army Service Corps (MT). Died at home, aged 29, on 10 August 1918. Buried in St Gwaenfaen Church, Rhoscolyn. Enlisted 9 December 1915. Discharged 14 October 1916 due to sickness. Son of Mary Jones of Uwch-y-Mor, Four Mile Bridge, Anglesey. Previously worked as a blacksmith.
  • Robert Henry Jones, Sapper. 149749 (WR/508464), Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport. Died by accidental drowning, age 28, on 25 February 1918 at the Western Front. Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Son of Robert and Mary Ann Jones, of Bryn Teg, Rhoscolyn. Joined the Royal Engineers at Holyhead on 18 December 1915 and transferred to the Inland Water Transport section on 8 February 1916. Served in the UK until 15 January 1918, when he left for France. Was serving on board Barge A.198 at St Omer, France, when he fell overboard to his death after going on deck for a morning wash.
  • Thomas Williams, Private, 35186, 7th (Service) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly Sapper, 398592, Royal Engineers. Killed in action, age 26, on 13 November 1917 at the Western Front. Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Jane Williams of 18 Field Street, Holyhead. Lived with his wife Elizabeth Mary Williams (nee Jones) and their sons at Cnwc Melyn, Rhoscolyn. Previously worked as a stonemason. Joined the Royal Anglesey Royal Engineers (RARE) at Beaumaris on 5 May 1916. Transferred to the York and Lancaster Regiment on 13 September 1917 and arrived in France the next day.

 

 

Royal Navy

  • John Watkin Acton, Seaman, 2105C, RNR, HMS Invincible. Died, aged 42, on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. One of five Holyhead seamen lost during this battle. Born in Y Felinheli (Port Dinorwic), near Caernarfon. Liver at Dorset House, Lhassa Street, Holyhead. Son of Capt Thomas Morris Acton, master mariner, and Anne Jane Action, of Holyhead; husband of Mary Acton. Brother of Joseph Acton, below.
  • Joseph Acton, Stoker/Trimmer, 5363TS, RNR, HM Trawler Vale of Leven. Drowned, aged 44, on 9 July 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Vessel lost after a collision in English Channel. Born in Y Felinheli. Lived at Stanley Crescent, Holyhead. Son of Capt Thomas Morris Acton and Anne Jane Acton. Brother of Dorothy Williams, Delwre House, Stanley Cresent, Holyhead.
  • Charles Thomas Cotton, Able Seaman, Wales Z/2879, RNVR, HMS Genista. Lost, aged 23, on 23 October 1916. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Ship torpedoed by submarine off Ireland. Son of Arthur Cotton, 3 Bodlondeb Street, Holyhead. Previously worked as a carriage cleaner for London & North Western Railway. Brother of Harold, below.
  • Harold Cotton, Able Seaman, R/4256, RNVR, Hawke Battalion, RN Division. Died of gunshot wounds, aged 19, on 9 October 1918 at the Western Front. Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny, France. Joined Army Reserve on 30 September 1916. Born in Holyhead. Son of Arthur Cotton, of 3 Bodlondeb Street.
  • Thomas Berkley Craven, Leading Stoker, K/15309, RN, HMS Defence. Died aged 22, on 31 May 1916, at the Battle of Jutland. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Born in Birkenhead. Joined Royal Navy in 1912. Son of railway guard Daniel Robert Craven and Eleanor Craven (nee Meacock) of 7 Lligwy Street, Holyhead.
  • Albert Evan Dowding, Able Seaman, R/5065, RNVR, Anson Battalion, RN Division. Killed in action, aged 32, on 2 September 1918 at the Western Front. Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Son of Albert and Jane Dowding (nee Davies). Husband of Ellen Mary Dowding (nee Jones). Lived at Foundry Street, Holyhead.
  • Edward George, Deck Hand, DA 9406, RNR, HM Trawler Vasco de Gama. Drowned, aged 27, on 30 January 1916 in New Harbour, Holyhead. Inquest held 19 June 1916. Death certificate recorded he ‘accidentally drowned through capsizing of ship’. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of mariner Hugh George and Maggie George (previously married as Woodall); husband of Grace Ellen George (later Owen) of 12  Llaingoch, Holyhead.
  • David Hanlan, Leading Seaman (Gunner), 206086, RN, RFR LPO/B/7136, SS Ravensworth. Drowned, aged 36, on 15 September 1917. Ballantrae Parish Churchyard. His ship sank after collision while travelling from Cardiff to Norway. His body came ashore at Ballantrae, Scotland, on 23 September 1917. He was born in Belfast. Husband of Lillie (Elizabeth) Jane Hanlan (nee Wright) of 18 Cross Street, Holyhead. They married at Holyhead in 1910 and had two children together.
  • John Higgins, Deck Hand, 15924DA, RNR, HM Trawler Merse. Lost, aged 18, on 22 May 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of engine driver James Higgins and Mary Ellen Higgins of 63 London Road, Holyhead. One of four Holyhead men lost when HM Trawler Merse hit a mine.
  • Hugh Hughes, Trimmer, 5713TS, RNR, HM Trawler Sapper (Military Class Armed Trawler). Drowned, aged 24, on the 29 December 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Hugh and Mary Hughes of 1 Pump Street, Mill Bank, Holyhead.
  • Richard Owen Hughes, Stoker, 2400T, RNR, HMS Venus. Lost overboard, aged 36, on 23 November 1916 while the ship travelled from Hong Kong to Singapore. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of David and Anne Hughes of Ddwyfan, Llanfairynghornwy, Anglesey. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hughes of 45, Wynne Street, Holyhead.
  • William Hugh Hughes, Able Seaman, Mersey Z/799, RNVR, Anson Battalion, RN Division. Wounded and missing, assumed killed in action on 28 April 1917 at the Western Front, aged 22. Arras Memorial. Son of John and Jane Hughes of 9 Queen’s Terrace, Holyhead. Previously worked as a ship’s steward and lived at 5 Queen Street, Holyhead.
  • David Henry Jones, Able Seaman, 5059B, RNR, HMS Cressy. Lost at sea, aged 25, on 22 September 1914. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of tailor John Jones and Martha Ann Jones of 30 Cecil Street, London Road, Holyhead. Also lived at 28 Cecil Street, Holyhead. Educated at the National School, Holyhead. Previously was a seaman on the LNWR ship Garston.
  • Hugh Jones, Leading Seaman, 4032A, RNR, SS Siddons. Died of illness, aged 30, on 18 October 1917. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of Mesach and Hannah Jones. Husband of Mrs Margaret Jones (later Matheson) of 7 Edmund Street, Holyhead.
  • John Jones, Stoker, 1768U, RNR, HMS Bulwark. Died, aged 42, on 26 November 1914. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Mrs Sarah Jones (nee Roberts) of 7 Cybi Place, Holyhead, with whom he had six children. Had previously worked for 17 years for City of Dublin Steampacket Company. Two other Holyhead men also died when an internal explosion sank HMS Bulwark, a Pre-Dreadnaught Battleship.
  • John Jones, Deck Hand, 14841DA, RNR, HM Trawler Merse. Lost, aged 18, on 22 May 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Owen and Mary E Jones of Beech Villa, 18 Leonard Street, Holyhead.
  • Richard Hugh Jones, Lt. Engineer, RNR, HMS Clan Macnaughton, Armed Merchant Cruiser.  Lost at sea, aged 24, on or after 3 February 1915. Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of marine engineer Richard Hugh Jones and Margaret Jones of 7 Devonald Street, Holyhead; husband of Alma Jones. Attended Park School, Holyhead.
  • William Jones, Able Seaman, 194073, RN, HMS Monmouth, a County Class Armoured Cruiser. Lost, aged 35, on 1 November 1914 when the ship was sunk during a battle off Chile. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Adopted son of Owen Jones and Mrs E Jones of 2 Treaddur Square, Holyhead. Joined the Navy in 1889 and extended his service in 1911. 
  • Robert William Lyons, Cook, 345823, RN, HMS Goliath. Lost, aged 30, on 13 May 1915 when the ship was sunk during the Dardanelles Campaign. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Born in Greenwich. Son of Robert and Sophia Lyons of London. Husband of Elizabeth Margaret Lyons of 12 Summer Hill, Holyhead.
  • Joseph Augustine Morris, Private, CH/4649, RMLI, RMR/A/578 HMS Revenge. Accidentally drowned, aged 42, on 25 November 1914 while his ship was in Dover Harbour. He had completed 23 years service. St James Cemetery, Dover, Kent. Son of Lewis and Agnes Morris of Holyhead. Resided at Blenheim Cottage, London Road, Holyhead with sister Agnes.
  • Thomas Griffiths Nicholas, Telegraphist, Mersey Z/2611, RNVR, SS Dowlais (Cardiff), 3016 tons. Lost, aged 19, on 03 December 1917. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Nicholas of 17 Cambria Street, Holyhead.
  • William Henry Parry, Stoker 2nd Class, K/44803, RNR, HMS Challenger. Died in South Africa of illness on 15 May 1918, aged 33. Simond’s Town (Dido) Cemetery. Born in Bangor. Lived at Hadley Villa, Holyhead. Husband of Ellen Jane Parry, Tynyryogol, Burwen, Amlwch.
  • Richard Edward Pierce, Seaman, 1684D, RNR, HMS Carmania. Died of wounds, aged 40, on 16 September 1914 when his ship, a Cunard liner converted into an armed merchant cruiser, was attacked near Bermuda. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Born in Amlwch. Son of George and Miriam Pierce of South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead. Husband of Sarah Pierce (nee Davies) of 40 Vulcan Street, Holyhead, and father of their five children. Worked for 23 years before the war as a sailor with the LNWR.
  • Robert Pritchard, Stoker, 1887U, RNR, HMS Bulwark. Died, aged 35, on 26 November 1914 as the result of an explosion. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Ellen Pritchard of 35 Rock Street, Holyhead. Had worked for many years as a stoker for the LNWR.
  • Edward Roberts, Stoker, 1318U, RNR, HMS Europa. Died of illness, aged 46, on 09 September 1916. Malta (Cappucini) Naval Cemetery. Born in Holyhead. Husband of Hannah Roberts of 14 Baker Street. Also lived at 7 Baker Street.
  • John Roberts, Deck Hand, 10956DA, RNR, HM Trawler Merse. Died, aged 21, on 22 May 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Hugh and Mary Roberts of Picton House, 2 Baron Hill, Newborough, Anglesey. In 1901 the family lived at 24 Gilbert Street, Holyhead. In 1911 the family lived at Pen Llyn, Newborough.
  • Richard Roberts, Trimmer, 5818TS, RNR, HM Trawler Merse. Died, aged, 37, on 22 May 1917. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Catherine Roberts of 5 Baker Street, Holyhead, with whom he had six children.
  • Richard Thomas, Stoker, 963U, RNR, HMS Queen Mary. Died, aged 46, on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Margaret Thomas of 57 London Road, Holyhead. Also lived at 21 Queen's Park, Holyhead. His son, also named Richard Thomas, died when HMHS Anglia was lost on 17 November 1915.
  • Hugh Walsh, Boy, 1st Class, J/34923, RN, HMS Indefatigable. Died, aged 17, on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Jane Walsh of Holyhead. Lived at 17 Boston Street, Holyhead in 1901. Joined the Navy on his 16th birthday, after working as a boiler scraper. He joined HMS Indefatigable from the training ship HMS Powerful on 14 May 1916, 16 days before the Battle of Jutland.
  • John Wathen, Stoker, 1195V, RNR, HMS Bulwark. Died, aged 48, on 26 November 1914. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Margaret Wathren of 13 Ucheldre Avenue, Holyhead. Also lived at 13 Mill Street, Holyhead. Popularly known as "Warren", he had previously worked for the LNWR for 20 years.
  • Benjamin Weatherall, Mechanician, 301256, RN, HMS Natal. Died, age 37, on 30 December 1915 as a result of an internal explosion in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland. Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extension Burial Ground. Son of James and Sarah A Weatherall at 87 Aquaduct Street, Emmanuel, Lancashire. At Holyhead in 1908 he married Jane Carter. They had two sons, both born in Holyhead. Previously worked as a furnace stoker, probably in a cotton mill.
  • Henry Williams, Stoker, 2755S, RNR, HMS Invincible. Died, aged 25, on 31 May 1916 at the Battle of Jutland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Henry and Margaret Williams; brother of Mary Lynch of 29 Cambria Street, Holyhead. Mobilised in August 1914 while working as a stoker for the LNWR.
  • Nathaniel Williams, Stoker, 344/V, RNR, HMS Dreel Castle. Died of injuries, aged 42, on 16 November 1916 at the Royal Cornwall Sailors Home Hospital. A steel hawser had snapped and swept him off his feet, fracturing his skull. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of Nathaniel Williams; husband of Catherine Ellen Williams (nee Chambers) of 27 Rock Street, Holyhead. They had two daughters, Sophia and Elizabeth Eunice.
  • Owen Wynne Williams, Officer’s Steward 2nd Class, L/8088, RN, HMS Vanguard. Died, aged 22, on 9 July 1917 as a result of an internal explosion while the ship was anchored at the Fleet Base in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Chatham Naval Memorial. Son, possibly adopted, of Mrs Kate Jones (nee Williams) of 4 Arthur Street, Kingsland, Holyhead. Raised by his grandparents, Owen and Margaret Williams of 4 Greenfield Terrace. Worked before the war at Holyhead library, the town’s post office and later as an LNWR ship’s steward.
  • Robert Williams, Stoker, 2007/S, RNR, HMS Victory. Died, of illness, aged 30, on 2 March 1919 at Portsmouth. HMS Victory was the naval barracks at Portsmouth. Holyhead (Maeshyfryd) Burial Board Cemetery. Son of Henry Williams of 15 Vulcan Street, Holyhead; husband of Mary Elizabeth Williams of Vulcan Stores, 31 Vulcan Street, Holyhead.
  • Robert John Williams, Leading Stoker, 302211, RN, HMS Drake. Died, aged 34, on 2 October 1917 off Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of cattle porter Lewis Williams and Elizabeth Williams of 7 Old Post Road, Holyhead. Worked as a wagon greaser joining the Royal Navy in December 1902.