Llanddoged war memorial
Llanddoged war memorial
The village’s war memorial consists of two plaques in the porch of St Doged’s Church. To read details of the men named on the memorials, see below.
We have included details of other men with local connections who died in service but are not named on the memorial.
The First World War memorial is prefaced with an English inscription. Below the names are the words: “Adeiladwyd gan eu cyfeillion” (which translates as “Erected by their friends”). The Second World War memorial reverses the languages – with a Welsh preface and “We will remember them” beneath the names. Both plaques consist of bronze plates bearing the names of the dead, set onto white marble boards.
One of the men who died in the First World War, John Gower Jones, was associated with a local farm called Belmont. In August 1914, soon after the outbreak of war, local women met at Belmont for sewing meetings in aid of the Red Cross Society. They made socks and other items to be sent to the front for wounded soldiers.
With thanks to Adrian Hughes, of the Home Front museum, Llandudno
First World War
- Griffiths, Rowe, Corporal. Of the Rectory. Probably son of Rev DR Griffiths, rector of Llanddoged.
- Jones, John Gower, Lance Corporal 37963. Died 05/11/1916 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Puchevillers British Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Llewelyn Coronwy Jones of Maenan Hall. The memorial gives his local address as Belmont.
- Jones, Elwyn, Private 10434. Died 21/10/1914. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Of Tyn-y-Pistyll. Also commemorated on Llanrwst war memorial.
- Owen, David Richard, Private 55016. Died 27/05/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial. Born and enlisted in Conwy. Lived at Maes Mawr. Also commemorated on Llanrwst war memorial.
- Davies, Robert, Private 266366. Died 10/03/1918, age 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st/6th Bn. Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of John and Ellen Davies of Tan Lan Cottage, Llanrwst. Lived at Nant.
- Jones, John, Private 89551. Died 16/10/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried St Souplet British Cemetery. Of Pen Bryn Doget. Died of wounds after being in the trenches for only three days.
- Williams, Thomas J. Of Pen-y-Bryn.
- Tomkinson, George William, Private 436540. Died 15/09/1916 aged 49. Canadian Infantry. Awarded Military Medal. Vimy Memorial. Son of Charles and Anne Tomkinson of Tan Llan, Llanddoged. Also served in Royal Navy from 1878 to 1905, retiring with rank of Chief Petty Officer. Not listed on Llanddoged memorial.
Second World War
- Griffiths, Vallance Charles, Captain 197021. Died 12/05/1943 aged 35. Royal Artillery. Mentioned in Despatches and 2 Bars. Buried Enfidaville War Cemetery. Son of Charles and Florence Griffiths, of Liverpool; husband of Gladys (Pat) Griffiths, of Liverpool. Memorial notes that he lived at Gorffwysfa Lodge.
- Evans, Samuel, Pilot Officer 54256. Died 18/12/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Malta Memorial. Son of Samuel and Jemima Evans of Tanlan.
- Jones, Emyr, Corporal, Garthmyn. Possibly: Corporal 549041. Died 17/12/1945 aged 26. Royal Air Force. Buried Brussels Town Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs John Jones; husband of Wyomie Jones of Cambridge. Lived at Garthmyn.
- Thomas, Robert Lloyd, Guardsman 2732978. Died 25/05/1943 aged 32. Welsh Guards. Buried Llanddoged (Soar) Baptist Chapelyard. Son of Robert and Mary Thomas; husband of Margaret Thomas, of Llanddoged. Not listed on Llanddoged memorial.