Penrhynside war memorialPenrhynside war memorial, Pendre Road
Penrhyn Parish War Memorial was dedicated in 1921 to the memory of the local men who died in First World War. The name of Gerald Hender, who died in the Second World War, was added later. See below for his details.
Click the link below for information about the men who died in the First World War.
Full details of all the men are contained in the book Knights of Penrhyn, available from the Conwy county archives at the Old Board School, Lloyd Street, Llandudno, or the Llandudno Museum, 17-19 Gloddaeth Street. Proceeds to ‘ABF - The Soldiers’ Charity’.
Not named on the war memorial is Ernest Hansom, a local man who served with the RAF in the Second World War and died during an RAF training flight in 1950.
With thanks to Ken Evans and Adrian Hughes
Postcode: LL30 3BY View Location Map
Second World War
Gerald Hender, Private, 896803. Died 11/04/1945, age 23. Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn. The London Scottish. Buried at Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy. Son of Ernest John and Elizabeth Hender of Mount Pleasant, Penrhynside. His father, crippled during the First World War, used a wheelchair. Gerald died four weeks before Germany surrendered unconditionally, when his battalion was pushing back the Nazis at the river Reno, in northern Italy.
Post-Second World War
Ernest Hansom, Flight Sergeant. Died 05/12/1950, age 28. Born in Penrhynside, brought up locally at Garreg Lythenig. Click here for our page in his memory.