Moelfre war memorial

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This memorial commemorates men from the Moelfre area who died in the First and Second World Wars. To discover who they were, choose a category below.

Inscriptions on a separate tablet record that street lighting was installed in the Moelfre area as a memorial to the local men who had died in the Second World War.

Five of those named on the memorial died on the same day in 1915, when their steamer, SS Gertrude, collided with a passenger liner in the Irish Sea while sailing from Ellesmere Port to Waterford.

Three other local men died – including two cousins – when the cargo ship SS Lynburn sank in 1917 after hitting a mine which a German submarine had laid in the Irish Sea.


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First World War

Second World War

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First World War

  • Evans, Owen, Able Seaman. Died 29/08/1917 aged 19. Mercantile Marine - SS Lynburn (Workington). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Catherine Evans of 3 Penrallt, Moelfre. Cousin of Lewis Roberts (below), who died on the same ship on the same day.
  • Griffith, Hugh, Able Seaman. Died 05/12/1917 aged 19. Mercantile Marine - SS Aigburth (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Henry and Catherine Griffiths of Graig-y-Môr.
  • Hughes, Hugh A (“Hughie”), Mate. Died 05/12/1917 aged 45. Mercantile Marine – SS Aigburth (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of the Thomas and Elizabeth Hughes; husband of Ann Hughes (nee Parry), of Craig Wen, Marian Glas. Born in Anglesey. Lived at Bryn Myfyr, Llanallgo.
  • Hughes, John, Penrallt.
  • Jones, David, Able Seaman. Died 06/06/1915 aged 29. Mercantile Marine – SS Gertrude. Born Penrallt, Moelfre.
  • Jones, Hugh Parry, Able Seaman. Died 06/06/1915 aged 30. Mercantile Marine – SS Gertrude. Born Tan Bryn, Moelfre.
  • Jones, Owen, Master. Died 06/06/1915 aged 36. Mercantile Marine – SS Gertrude. Born Penrallt, Moelfre.
  • Jones, William Henry, Able Seaman. Died 06/06/1915. Mercantile Marine – SS Gertrude. Of Bryn Hyfryd, Moelfre.
  • Lewis, John. Of Tros yr Afon.
  • Mathews, Charles. Of Pen Lôn.
  • Owen, Evan. Of Penrhos Terrace.
  • Owen, John, Mate. Died 06/06/1915. Mercantile Marine – SS Gertrude. Born Hen Gorlan, Moelfre. Lived at Strand View, Benllech.
  • Parry, William, Mate. Died 10/01/1919 aged 34. Mercantile Marine - SS Calista (Glasgow). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Hugh and Mary Parry of Cartrefle. Born at Penrallt. His parents received £100 compensation for his death.
  • Roberts, Lewis, Second Mate. Died 29/08/1917 aged 20. Mercantile Marine - SS Lynburn (Workington). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Capt Roberts and Mrs Roberts of Ty Brics. Cousin of Owen Evans (above), who died on the same ship on the same day.
  • Williams, Evan. Of Ty’n Coed.
  • Williams, Jesse, Sapper 78147. Died 12/03/1918 aged 25. Royal Engineers - Signal Company. Buried Llanallgo (St Allgo) Churchyard. Son of Robert and Margaret Williams of Stanley House.
  • Williams, Lewis. Ordinary Seaman. Died 26/08/1917 aged 17. Mercantile Marine - SS Hathor (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Owen and Miriam Williams of Engad House, Marian Glas. Moelfre war memorial gives his abode as Gell Bach.
  • Williams, Owen, Able Seaman. Died 29/08/1917 aged 17. Mercantile Marine - SS Lynburn (Workington). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Williams of Fron Villa.
 

 

Second World War

  • Francis, William Leonard Murley,  Boatswain. Died 28/06/1944 aged 20. Merchant Navy - SS Dalegarth Force (Whitehaven). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Captain W . Francis and Mrs JE Francis of Bodawen.
  • Jones, Edward, Chief Officer. Died 24/04/1940 aged 62. Merchant Navy - SS Rydal Force (Whitehaven). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Richard and Margaret Jones; husband of Margaret Anne Jones of Glasfor.
  • Jones, J M. Penrhos Terrace.
  • Lewis, Owen, Mate. Died 27/07/1940 aged 44. Merchant Navy - SS Durdham (Bristol). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Owen and Jane Lewis; husband of Jane Lewis of Sychnant.
  • Owen, Owen E, Second Officer. Died 24/04/1940 aged 25. Merchant Navy - SS Rydal Force (Whitehaven). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Evan and Elizabeth Owen of Penrhos Terrace. Nephew of Chief Officer Edward Jones also killed in same incident.
  • Roberts, Tom, Able Seaman. Died 07/03/1941 aged 29. Merchant Navy - SS Dotterel (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Thomas and Fanny Roberts of Llancilian; husband of Nancy S Roberts of 4, Morannedd.
  • Rothwell, Thomas H. Ty’n Pwll.
  • Thomas, Griffith, Boatswain – Bosun. Died 03/10/1942 aged 62. Merchant Navy - SS Lycaon (Liverpool). Awarded British Empire Medal. Buried Llanallgo (St Allgo) Churchyard. Son of Owen and Margaret Thomas; husband of Elizabeth Thomas of Bro Dawel.
  • Williams, Ebenezer, Master. Died 18/10/1940 aged 48. Merchant Navy - SS Fiscus (Cardiff). Tower Hill Memorial. Lived at Ceris, Moelfre.
  • Thomas, Richard. 12 Sea View.