Glan Conwy war memorial
Glan Conwy war memorial
The village’s war memorial consists of a small stone on a plinth in the cemetery east of St Ffraid’s Church (across the road from the churchyard). To discover who the local war dead were, choose a category below.
There are stones inscribed with the names of men who fell in the First World War alongside the path from the gate to the memorial. Further up, where the path continues beyond the memorial, are stones commemorating the dead of the Second World War and Korean conflict.
In July 1919, yew trees were planted in the cemetery by relatives of 18 of the men who died in the FWW. The intention was to place a cross for each man near each tree.
With thanks to Dr Bridget Osborne and to Adrian Hughes of the Home Front museum, Llandudno
First World War
- Aaron Appleton, Second Lieutenant. Died 17/03/1917 aged 20. Royal Flying Corps. Arras Flying Services Memorial. Son of Aaron and Jane Pearson Appleton of Bryn Derwen, Glan Conwy. Not named on Glan Conwy war memorial path.
- Walter Daniel Conroy, Sergeant 39198. Died 14/10/1918 aged 34. Welsh Regiment. Buried Llanfsantffraid Glan Conwy (St Ffraid) Churchyard, east end. Born in Islington, London. Husband of Hilda Conroy (nee Raw). Died at home, the Victoria Café, Tywyn, near Deganwy, of bronchopneumonia, a complication of the Spanish flu. Not named on Glan Conwy war memorial path.
- Norman Wilfred Cox, Private G/2375. Died 16/06/1915 aged 22. Royal Fusiliers W Coy 4th Bn. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William Henry and Alice Mary Cox of Llwyn-onn. Worked as a hotel clerk.
- Hugh Davies, Private 380957. Died 07/11/1917 aged 29. The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 2/7th Bn. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Mr J and Mrs J Davies of Fern Dale.
- Arthur Evans, Private 12396. Died 17/08/1915 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Bn. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Davies of Top Shop, Bryn Rhys. Brother of Thomas, below.
- Hugh Evans, Sapper, Sapper 71056. Died 22/11/1918 aged 29. Royal Engineers. Buried Mikra British Cemetery. Son of Edward and Margaret Evans of Islwyn.
- Thomas Owen Evans, Private. Died 4/11/14 (shown as January 1915 on memorial stone) aged 26. 2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Tanga Memorial, Tanzania. Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Davies of Top Shop, Bryn Rhys.
- Elias Hughes, Private 37438. Died 06/02/1917 aged 28. South Lancashire Regiment 7th Bn. Buried Sailly-Au-Bois Military Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Margaret Hughes of Rock Cottage.
- Robert Hughes, Lance Corporal 241092. Died 26/03/1917 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Bn. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Mrs MJ Hughes of Castle View.
- Idwal Ben Humphrey, Second Lieutenant. 14/09/1916 aged 21. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery. Son of William and Alice Humphrey Jones of Hendrewaelod. Worked as a bank clerk.
- Alfred Jones, Private 14588. Died 30/12/1915 aged 24. Welsh Regiment 9th Bn. Buried St Vaast Post Military Cemetery. Of Pantsiglan.
- John Lloyd, Private 87586. Died 18/09/1918 aged 25. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 33rd Bn. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Of Cefn Garlleg, near Glan Conwy. Brother of Miss D Lloyd of 86, Vale Road, Rhyl.
- William Robert McMath, Rifleman B/202071. Died 13/09/1918 aged 20. Rifle Brigade. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Of Ynis Fawr. Foster son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hughes of Bryn Popty.
- David Morris, Private 203719. Died 14/06/1918 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 9th Bn. Soissons Memorial. Son of Evan Morris of Bryn Goleu, Eglwysbach. Also named on Eglwysbach war memorial.
- Frank Cecil Osborne, Wireless Operator. Died 17/05/1917 aged 18. Mercantile Marine - SS Cito (Hull). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Frank Osborne of Oak Villa. Born at Manchester. His ship was torpedoed near Noodhinder lightship, Netherlands. His father was the first secretary of the Glan Conwy branch of the Royal British Legion.
- Ben Thomas Owens. Company Sergeant Major 15151. Died on his 42nd birthday 18/09/1918 (18/10/1918 on memorial stone). Royal Welsh Fusiliers 11th Bn. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece. Of Bryn Rhys.
- Thomas Roberts. Private 436913. Died in France on 6/5/1916 aged 30. 49th Alberta Regiment Canadian Expeditionary Force. Born in Glan Conwy and emigrated to Edmonton to work as a miner. Son of Hugh Roberts f 5 Llewelyn Terrace.
- Victor John Ruttledge, Captain. Died 03/11/1916. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Suez War Memorial Cemetery. Husband of G. M. Ruttledge of Ashlands, Glan Conwy. Not named on Glan Conwy war memorial path.
- John Eric Saunderson, Private 10999. Died 22/08/1916 aged 24. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 7th Coy. Thiepval Memorial. Born Eglwysbach. Enlisted in Towcester. Also named on Eglwysbach war memorial. Worked as a gardener.
- Ezecial Thomas, Private 92077. Died 10/10/1918 aged 37. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3rd Bn. Buried Grangegorman Military Cemetery. Lost at sea when the RMS Leinster was torpedoed. Of Pen-y-croesan.
- Edmund Williams, Stoker 1st Class K/37315. Died 16/07/1918 aged 24. Royal Navy - HMS Anchusa. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Griffith Williams; husband of Sarah Williams of Dolwyd Bach, Mochdre. His ship was torpedoed off the northern coast of Ireland.
- Elias Thomas Williams, Private TR5/17538. Died 08/06/1917 aged 28. Royal Army Service Corps (stone by memorial path states Northumberland Fusiliers). Of Bron Pistyll.
- Thomas John Williams, Private 20668. Died 15/04/1917 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Mikra Memorial. Son of Thomas John and Jane Williams of 4, Y View. Died when SS Arcadian sank. Lived at Pendraw’r Llan Glan Conwy.
- Thomas Jones Williams, Donkeyman. Died 26/02/1917 aged 43. Mercantile Marine - SS Algiers (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Thomas and Jane Williams; husband of Mary Williams of 30, Foundry Street, Bangor. Born at Glan Conwy. Not named on Glan Conwy war memorial path.
Second World War
- Lionel Gordon Chappell, Corporal 4201578. Died 22/03/1945 aged 28. Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment). Buried Durnbach War Cemetery. Husband of Margaret Catherine Chappell. Of Ffraid Villa Glan Conwy. Stone by memorial path records that he died at a prisoner of war camp.
- Robert Davies, Fusilier 4199446. Died 02/08/1944 aged 27. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery. Son of Robert and Margaret Davies. Of Felin Isa.
- Alfred Doughery, Sergeant 571189. Died 04/09/1942 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Buried Llansanffraid Glan Conwy (St. Ffraid) Churchyard – his grave is immediately behind the war memorial. Son of Edward and Annie Dougherty. Of Castell.
- Albert William Hughes, Lieutenant Commander (E). Died 27/11/1941 aged 39. Royal Navy - HMS Dunedin. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Alice Hughes. Lived at Range View.
- Isaac Roger Jones, Stoker P/K 56445. Died 11/06/1944 aged 43. Royal Navy - HMS Halsted. Buried Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery. Husband of Elizabeth Jones. Of Tegwell.
- Iorwerth Williams, Private 14993782. Died 25/04/1945 aged 19. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery. Son of William and Mary G Williams. Of Bryn Rhys.
- Idris Evans, Private. Died 04/11/1952 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Mr and Mrs Evans of Ffactri.
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