Wrexham war memorials

Wrexham war memorials

The main war memorials for Wrexham are located in the Memorial Hall at Bodhyfryd. The hall was built in the late 1950s. Members of the public donated £20,000 towards its construction, and Wrexham Borough Council paid the remaining £15,000.

Bronze and stone plaques inside commemorate the local war dead from the First World War and Second World War respectively. Another memorial commemorates the council employees killed in those wars. There is also a slate plaque of the Burma Star Association.

Outside the hall is a memorial to David Lord VC which was previously located on the corner of Regent Street and Grosvenor Road.

The Burma Garden, outside the hall, dates from 1995. It commemorate the 50th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day. It was designed by a student from the Welsh College of Horticulture. The railway sleepers represent the many prisoners-of-war who were forced to build the Burma Railway, in such harsh conditions that many died.

To read details of the local war dead from the world wars, please choose a category below.

With thanks to Adrian Hughes of The Home Front Museum and Joy Thomas, of the Clwyd Family History Society

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Postcode: LL12 7AG

First World War A-E
First World War F-J
First World War K-P
First World War R-Z

Second World War - Army (A-I)
Second World War - Army (J-Z)

Second World War - Royal Navy
Second World War - Royal Marines

Second World War - Royal Air Force (A-J)
Second World War - Royal Air Forch (K-Z)

Second World War - Merchant Navy & Civil Defence