Llan Ffestiniog war memorial

FfestiniogLlan Ffestiniog war memorial

This war memorial was unveiled in 1920 to commemorate local people who died in the First World War. The names of those who died in the Second World War were added later. To discover who they were, choose a category below.

First World War

Second World War

We have included details of several men who died in the wars who had local connections but are not named on the war memorial. 

Postcode: LL41 4PB    View Location Map

 

 

First World War

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  • John Black, Lance Corporal 290432. Died 06/11/1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Winifred Black of Maelwyn. Of Tyn-y-Maes.
  • Davies, David Robert, Gunner 174191. Died 04/10/1917 aged 35. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of Robert and Margaret Davies of Llainwen; husband of Mrs AM Davies of Llainwen.
  • Davies, Robert. Of Teilia Isaf (or Teilia Bach). Was sent to Netley Hospital in 1915 after being shot in his side. The bullet emerged above his heart.
  • Davies, Thomas, Private 260071. Died 15/03/1918. Cheshire Regiment. Arras Memorial.
  • Edwards, Robert Lloyd, Private 26276. Died 13/05/1916 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Loos Memorial. Son of Lizzie Edwards of 8 Tyn-y-Maes.
  • Ellis, David Richard, Private 291534. Died 26/03/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Son of Richard Owen Ellis and Mary Ann Ellis of 96 High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog, and previously of Bronant.
  • Evans, E, Captain. Died 21/05/1918. Army Veterinary Corps. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Not named on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Jones, David John, Private 25913. Died 25/12/1917 aged 21. Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery. Son of Richard and Jane Jones of Peniel Cottage.
  • Jones, Evan Goronwy, Private 291313. Died 06/11/1917 aged 27. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of John Owen and Winifred Jones of Llys Caradoc. Lived in Station Road.
  • Jones, George Henry, Private 2637. Died 25/04/1916 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Not listed on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Jones, Ifor Hugh, Saddler 98569. Died 17/04/1918 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Morbecque British Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Ellen Jones of Bron-Y-Graig.
  • Jones, Joseph. Of Belle View.
  • Jones, Morris, Private 25269. Died 29/08/1917 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Richard and Jane Jones of Peniel Cottage; husband of Jane Anne Jones of 2, Glasfryn. Liver at Pen y Bryn.
  • Jones, Pierce Edward, Lance Corporal 148018. Canadian Infantry. Died 26/09/1916 aged 26. Son of Edward and Jane Jones, of Brynllech
  • Jones, John Powell, Lance Corporal 2200. Died 10/08/1915 aged 30. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Green Hill Cemetery. Son of John Jones of Brynkir Terrace, Penmorfa; husband of Jane Jones of Waterfield, High Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Of Cartre. Left a child.
  • Jones, Robert Henry, Private 54737. Died 13/11/1916 aged 27. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mrs Catherine Jones of Highgate. His brother William R Jones was wounded in service at around the same time.
  • Jones, William, Private 3116. Died 18/11/1918. Non-Combatant Corps. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Of Pantyrhedydd. Died of pneumonia at Aldershot Military Hospital, three days after Evan Lewis, below.
  • Jones, William Arthur, Private 26127. Died 18/04/1916 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard. Son of Owen and Elizabeth Jones of Fron.
  • Jones, William Hugh, Second Lieutenant. Died 21/07/1917 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery. Son of Thomas 0 and Anne C Jones, of Penyparc, Bryn, Corwen. Lived at Penallt and worked in the North & South Wales Bank in Llan Ffestiniog and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Worshipped at Peniel chapel.
  • Kirkus, Cuthbert Hayward, Captain. Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 31 July 1917 aged 37. Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. Son of William M and Louisa Kirkus; husband of Ethel Blanche Kirkus of Madingley, Eastham, Cheshire. Educated at Liverpool College, Sedbergh College and St Catherine’s, Cambridge. Lived locally at Brynhyfryd. Left four children.
  • Lewis, Evan C, Private 820. Died 15/11/1918 aged 32. Non-Combatant Corps. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Son of Lewis and Margaret Lewis of 17 Bowydd Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Died of pneumonia at Aldershot Military Hospital. Not listed on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Morris, Robert, Private 2485. Died 13/08/1915 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Helles Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Morris of Penybryn. Lived at Club House.
  • Newborough, William Charles, Lieutenant (middle initial shown as W on war memorial). Died 19/07/1916 aged 43. Welsh Guards. 4th Baron. Buried in a grave dug into rock near Bryn Llywelyn, Llan Ffestiniog, his “Welsh seat”. Son of the Hon Thomas John and Mrs Wynn; husband of Lady Newborough of 39 Park Lane, London. He owned Ynys Enlli (Bardsey) and much of the land around Blaenau Ffestiniog. He died of pleurisy and other complications at his London home after catching a chill in the trenches in France.
  • Owen, Griffith, Private 20268. Died 19/01/1917 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of William and Dorothy Ann Owen of Glanrafon, Lord Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Of Bont-yr-Afon Gam.
  • Owen, John Thomas, Private 60386. Died 29/11/1915. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried East Mudros Military Cemetery. Of Bryntirion.
  • Phillips, John Oscar, Rifleman 47571. Died 25/08/1918 aged 18. Rifle Brigade. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Only son of Rev R Talfor Phillips, minister of Capel Bethel, and Margaret Phillips of Llwyn. Was described as academically gifted and a budding poet.
  • Price, Arthur, Private 16083. Died 13/10/1916 aged c.23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Price of Belle View. Worked for butcher ED Hughes before enlisting.
  • Price, Humphrey, Private 5865/252633. Died 12/06/1917. Manchester Regiment. Youngest son of David and Ann Price of Bron Goronwy Farm, Cwm Cynfal. Drowned in Llyn Du Bach (east of Llan Ffestiniog) while on leave. He had gone with his brother and brother-in-law to the peat harvest in the mountains and went to the lake to bathe. He was due to return to his unit in Scarborough the following day, before going to France within a month. David, then a widower, was granted a war gratuity of £3 13s 6d for Humphrey’s death.
  • Roberts, H L, Private 40954. Died 07/05/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Not listed on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Roberts, Owen, Private 74165. Died 22/04/1918 aged 23. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Buried Aveluy Wood Cemetery (Lancashire Dump). Husband of Mrs EA Roberts of Shamber Weir, Gwyddelwern, Corwen. Born in Ffestiniog. Lived at Pantllwyd.
  • Roberts, Thomas John, Private 106760. Died 07/04/1918 aged 26. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. Son of Owen and Jane Roberts of Brynteg.
  • Roberts, William Jones. Of Tyn-y-Maes.
  • Roberts, William Rich, Private 4100. Died 13/09/1919. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Of Sun Street.
  • Stoddart, David Lloyd, Private 14459. Died 26/09/1918 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Mikra British Cemetery. Son of Robert and Gaynor Stoddart of Church Street, Blaenau-Ffestiniog. Lived at Highgate.
  • Thomas, Daniel, Private 26395. Died 04/11/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery. Son of Daniel Thomas of Barracks, Penybryn; husband of Mary Thomas of Bont-yr-afon Gam.
  • Thomas, David, Private 20464. Died 10/07/1916 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Ellis and Gwen Thomas of Hafod Fawr.
  • Thomas, Evan. Of Tyn-y-Fedwen. Died aged 20 in summer 1917. Probably: Thomas, Evan, Private 54764. Died 17/06/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery. Born in Meirionnydd.
  • Thomas, John, Private 203457. Died 06/04/1918 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Martinsart British Cemetery. Son of Catherine Thomas of Tyn-y-Maes; husband of Sarah Thomas of Bryngwyn Terrace, Penrhyndeudraeth. Not named on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Williams, David, Private 2612. Died 10/08/1915. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Helles Memorial. Of Bronteigl.
  • Woolford, Philip Henry, Serjeant 86950. Died 02/10/1916 aged 26. Royal Engineers. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Woolford, of Pen y Bont; husband of Edith Mary Woolford (nee Price), of Pontycymer. Worked as a collier in the Garw Valley, Glamorgan. Died within a month of his wedding.soldier icon

 

 

 

Second World War

  • Davies, Dafydd Cynfal, Sergeant 2209857. Died 26/02/1945 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of William Llewelyn and Jane Ellen Davies of Speke, Lancashire. Of 3 Belle Vue.
  • Davies, David Wyn, Lance Corporal 4209993. Died 31/01/1945 aged 21. Wiltshire Regiment. Buried Rawalpindi War Cemetery. Son of Walter and Annie Davies of 1 Bryn Tirion.
  • Hughes, Christmas, Aircraftman 2nd Class 1667229. Died 03/07/1943 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery. Foster-son of Margaret Ann Hughes of Llan Ffestiniog. Of 2 Tan-y-Bryn.
  • Jones, Humphrey, Fusilier D/14428. Died 27/01/1940. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Son of Robert and Gwen Jones of Llan Ffestiniog; husband of Mary Jones of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Not named on Llan Ffestiniog war memorial.
  • Jones, Robert Owen, Fusilier 4205233. Died 31/05/1941 aged 29. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery. Son of Robert and Kate Jones of Ffestiniog.
  • Owen, Eric Lloyd, Fifth Engineer Officer. Died 10/01/1943 aged 21. Merchant Navy - MV British Dominion. Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John Llewelyn and Annie Owen of 21 Tyn-y-Maes.