Aberdaron war memorial

Aberdaron war memorial

The war memorial stands in the grounds of St Hywyn’s Church. To discover who the war dead were, choose a category below. (details coming soon)

First World War-Soldiers

First World War-Sailors

Second World War

The vicar of Aberdaron, Rev Thomas Edward Owen, lost his son Vernon in the First World War. Former Methodist minister Rev JT Pritchard lost his son Alun in 1917, shortly after resigning from the ministry on the death of his father in September 1917.

Postcode: LL53 8BE    View Location Map

With thanks to Adrian Hughes, of the Home Front Museum, Llandudno, and Byron Jones of the Merchant Navy Association (Wales)

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First World War - Soldiers

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  • Griffith, E, Private 202830. Welsh Regiment. Died 18/09/1918 aged 24. Buried at Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery. Son of Henry and Catherine Griffiths, of Penygongl, Bryncroes. The war memorial records that he lived at Erw and died in 1917 aged 19.
  • Jones, John Pritchard, Private 204003 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial.  Son of Richard and Ellen Jones of Refail, Aberarch. Born Aberdaron.
  • Jones, T, of Safn Pant. Died in 1917 aged 19.
  • Jones, Thomas, Private 15370. Died 03/03/1916 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Menin Gate Memorial. Son of Sidney Williams of Cyllfelin, Aberdaron. Not named on Aberdaron war memorial.
  • Jones, William, Private 53753. Died 08/01/1917 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Ancre British Cemetery. Son of Benjamin Jones of Ty Capel, Deunant, Aberdaron; husband of Jane K. Jones of Refail Ucha, Carmel, Groeslon.
  • Owen, Vernon Elias, Second Lieutenant. Died 29/11/1915 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of the Reverend Thomas Edward Owen and Eleanor Owen of The Vicarage.soldier icon
  • Pritchard, Alun T. Son of Rev and Mrs JT Pritchard. Died in late 1917 aged 22. Lived at Bryn. Worked as a draper at Siop Pwlldefaid, Pwllheli, before enlisting.
  • Roberts, William, Private 201885. Died 19/04/1918 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of John and Anne Roberts of Talcenfoel, Aberdaron.
  • Williams, J, Private 266146. Died 27 August 1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Aberdaron (St. Hywyn) Old Churchyard. Son of Rowland and Janet Williams of Gorlan Hen.
  • Williams, J, of Plasiol. Died in 1918 aged 24.
  • Williams, W, Private 203395. Died 21 May 1920. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried at Aberdaron (St. Hywyn) Old Churchyard. Not named on Aberdaron war memorial.
 

 

First World War - Sailors

  • Davies, Hugh, Third Mate. Died 16/09/1917 aged 18. Mercantile Marine - MV Arabis (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Evan and Janet Davies of Glanrhyd, Rhoshirwaen. Born in Nefyn. One of 20 lost when the ship was torpedoed off Ushant, France, while carrying phosphate rock from Tunisia to Falmouth.
  • Hall, Joseph William, Able Seaman Bristol Z/9158. Died 13 December 1917 aged 20. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - HMS Stephen Furness. Buried at Aberdaron (St. Hywyn) Old Churchyard. Son of William Henry Hall of 18, Bull Street, West Bromwich. One of 101 lost when the ship, an armed boarding cruiser, was torpedoed off the Isle of Man.
  • Jones, G, of Tŷ Canol. Died in 1917 aged 24.
  • Jones, Owen John, Carpenter. Died 04/08/1918 aged 26. Mercantile Marine - SS Clan Macnab (Glasgow). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Evan and Jane Jones of Bodisa, Aberdaron. Born at Meyllteyrn. One of 22 lost when the ship was torpedoed off Cornwall while travelling in ballast from Plymouth to Glasgow.
  • Jones, Lewis, Carpenter. Died 20/01/1917 aged 24. Mercantile Marine - SS Bulgarian (Glasgow). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of William and Mary Jones of Isallt, Aberdaron. One of 14 lost when the ship was torpedoed off Fastnet, Ireland, while carrying iron ore from Spain to Liverpool.
  • Jones, R G, of Efail Rhos. Died in 1917 aged 24
  • Parry, WR, of Tŷ Fry. Died in 1918 aged 26.
  • Pritchard, J, of Glanymor. Died in 1918 aged 37.
  • Pritchard, Richard, of Brynllan, Died in 1917 aged 30.
  • Roberts, Frederick Henry, Carpenter. Died 11/10/1917 aged 21. Mercantile Marine - SS Cayo Bonito (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Henry and Jane Roberts of Bodafon, Sarn Mellteyrn, Pwllheli. Born in Aberdaron. One of 6 lost when the ship was torpedoed in the Gulf of Genoa, Italy, while carrying patent fuel from Swansea to Livorno. Not named on Aberdaron war memorial.
  • Thomas, Thomas Owen, Engineer. Died 02/04/1918 aged 28. Mercantile Marine - SS Solway Queen (Aberdeen). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Thomas William and Elizabeth Thomas of Crugan Mawe, Rhoshirwaen. One of 11 lost when the ship was torpedoed off Portpatrick, Scotland, while carrying coal from Ayr to Newry. Not named on Aberdaron war memorial.
  • Williams, R, of Penybrynbach. Died in 1918 aged 20.
 

 

Second World War

  • Davies, William, Lieutenant Commander. Died 09/04/1941 aged 47. Royal Naval Reserve – HMS Voltaire. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of John and Mary Davies; husband of Ellen Davies of Aberdaron. Address given on war memorial as Llidiardau, Rhoshirwaen. One of 75 who died after a German warship attacked HMS Voltaire, a former passenger liner used as an armed merchant cruiser, off the Cape Verde Islands, in mid-Atlantic.
  • Evans, Evan Jones, Fireman. Died 07/08/1944 aged 37. Merchant Navy - SS Amsterdam (Harwich). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Ellis and Maggie Evans of Sarn; husband of Laura Jones Evans of Bryngolau, Rhoshirwaen. One of 106 who died after the hospital ship hit a mine off Normandy. The dead included 55 wounded men, 10 medical staff and 11 German prisoners or war.
  • Roberts, Robert Japheth, Fireman. Died 07/01/1944 aged 27. Merchant Navy – SS Kyle Bank (Liverpool). Buried Rhoshirwaun (Bethesda) Baptist Chapelyard. Of 7, Brynffynnon Terrace, Rhoshirwaen.
  • Roberts, W, aged 34. Merchant Navy.
  • Parry, James, Master (Captain). Died 17/02/1943 aged 49. Merchant Navy – SS Llanashe (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Husband of Mary Parry of Tywyn, Aberdaron. One of 33 lost when the ship was torpedoed off South Africa.
  • Williams, Hugh Erith, Deck Boy. Died 21/04/1941 aged 19. Merchant Navy - SS Calchas (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Jennie Williams of Brynchwilog, Aberdaron. Born in Bryncroes. One of 24 who died when the ship was torpedoed twice off the Cape Verde Islands, in mid-Atlantic.
  • Williams, O G, Captain. Merchant Navy. Of Pendref, Aberdaron.