Llansannan war memorial
This memorial was erected in 1922 to commemorate the local men who served in the First World War. Survivors as well as the war dead are named. Second World War names were added later.
The inscription above the names reads: ‘Cyfodwyd y golofn hon er anrhydedd i fechgyn dewrion Llannsannan a wasanaethodd eu brenin a’u gwlad yn y Rhyfel Mawr 1914-1919. Mewn anghof ni chant fod.’
This translates as: ‘This column was erected in honour of the brave boys of Llansannan who served their king and country in the Great War 1914-1919. They shall not be forgotten.’
One of the men named on the memorial, Second Lieutenant George Orme Smart, died after his plane was shot down by Baron von Richthofen, the infamous “Red Baron”.
To read the details of the war dead, click below:
With thanks to Alwyn Evans, of the Clwyd Family History Society