Llanbedr War Memorial

Link to Welsh translationLlanbedr war memorial

This memorial was erected c.1922 to commemorate local men who died on active service in the First World War. Later the names of men who died in the Second World War were added. To read details of the war dead, please click on the link below.

First and Second World Wars

A simple memorial nearby is dedicated to Corporal Barney Warburton of the Royal Engineers, who died in Bosnia on 19 March 1994, aged 27. He lived at Llys Brithyll in Llanbedr and is buried in St Peter’s churchyard, in the village. You can read our page in his memory here.soldier icon

Also in this area is a tablet commemorating the men and women who trained at the RAF base in Llanbedr from 1941 to 1945. Previously at Maes Artro, it was moved here in 2011.

Although Llanbedr is a small village, three local families lost two sons each in the First World War.

The design of the main memorial was inspired by the shape of Celtic crosses. The inscription reads: “Er cof bechgyn o’r ardal hon a roddasant eu bywyd yn y Rhyfel Mawr 1914-1918. Mur oeddynt hwy i ni, nos a dydd.” This translates as: “In memory of boys from this area who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1917. They were a wall for us, night and day.”

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