Llanddulas war memorial
Llanddulas war memorial
The village’s war memorial, in the form of a stone Celtic cross, was unveiled in June 1921 to commemorate nine local men who died in the First World War. Later, the names of eight men who died in the Second World War were inscribed on a block which was inserted below the shaft of the cross.
To discover who the war dead were, choose a category below. Where shown, click this icon for more details.
The name of RAF Sergeant Arthur Banks, who was killed in Italy in 1944, was omitted from the memorial. His details are on a memorial stone to the right of the main memorial.
Among those named on the main memorial are the Davies brothers, John and Robert, who died within five days of each other in 1916 and are buried in the same cemetery in Iraq.
With thanks to Alwyn Evans, of Clwyd Family History Society, and to Martin Margerison
First World War
- Arthur Chaplin Banks, Second Lieutenant. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Died 22 June 1916 aged 20. Buried at Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of Charles Peace Banks and Helen Agnes Banks, of Arnold House school, Llanddulas. Born in Kendal, Cumbria. His nephew Arthur Banks was tortured and killed in the Second World War – see below. His brother Charles received the Military Medal in 1918 for gallantry with the Royal Flying Corps.
- Charles Joseph Cadman, Lieutenant. Corps of Royal Engineers, 150th Infantry Brigade Signal Service. Died 26 January 1917 aged 24. Buried at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Awarded the Military Cross. Born Silverdale, Staffordshire. Son of James Cope Cadman and Betty Cadman, of Cloverley Lodge, Llandudno. Educated at Arnold House School, Llanddulas.
- John Davies, Private 36609. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Bn. Died 23 June 1916 aged 24. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of John and Margaret E Davies of Geuffos Farm, Bryn Dulas Road, Llanddulas. Brother of Robert, below.
- Robert Phillip Davies, Private 36782. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Bn. Died of paratyphoid on 28 June 1916 aged 22. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of John and Margaret E Davies of Geuffos Farm, Bryn Dulas Road, Llanddulas.
- Gwilym George Jones, Lance Corporal 10939. South Wales Borderers 1st Bn. Died 14 September 1914. Commemorated at Le Ferte-sous-Joarre Memorial, France. Son of Abel and Jane Jones, of Quarry View, Llanddulas.
- Robert John Jones, Lance Corporal 36335. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Bn. Died 13 July 1016 aged 21. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of John Jones, of Reading Room, Llanddulas.
- William Roberts, Deck Hand 19453/DA. Royal Naval Reserve – HMS Victory. Died 6 March 1918 aged 20. Son of John Roberts, of 2 Yard Cottages, Llanddulas. Buried at St Cynbryd's Churchyard, Llanddulas.
- William Roberts, Private 40646. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 16th Bn. Died 24 April 1918. Son of Robert and Hannah Roberts, of Maes y Don, Llanddulas. Bagneux British Cemetery, France.
- David Lewis Williams, Private M2/222533. Army Service Corps, 594th Mechanical Transport Company attached to X Corps Heavy Artillery. Died 16 July 1917 aged 24. Buried at Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Husband of Dorothy E Williams, of 5 Tai Dulas, Llanddulas.
Second World War
- Arthur Banks, Sergeant 1607992. Royal Air Force, 112 Sqdn. Died 20 December 1944. Born in Llanddulas. Son of Charles Chaplin Banks and Harriet Margaret Banks, of Cheltenham. Buried at Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
- Richard Jones Davies, Sergeant 1058458. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 August 1941 aged 21. Son of John and Elizabeth Davies, of Llanddulas. Buried at St Cynbryd’s Churchyard, Llanddulas.
- Ivor James Griffiths, Lance Corporal 2353493. Royal Corps of Signals, 80 W/T Sec. Died 1 September 1943 aged 27. Son of James and Margaret Griffiths, of Llanddulas. Buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Burma.
- Percival Henry Minton Jones, Flight Sergeant 1390870. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 463 (RAAF) Sqdn. Died 22 June 1944 aged 23. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Son of Humphrey and Hilda Alice Jones, of Welling, Kent. Buried at Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands.
- Ieuan Mervyn Thomas Lloyd, Able Seaman. Royal Navy – HMS President. Died 30 March 1945 aged 39. Son of David and Annie Lloyd, of Terfyn Cottage, Llanddulas; husband of Mary Lloyd, of Salford. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
- Robert Morris, Aircraftsman 1379278. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 July 1941 aged 32. Son of John and Jane Ellen Morris; husband of Edith E Morris, of Colwyn Bay. Buried at St Cynbryd's Churchyard, Llanddulas.
- Robert David Rogers, Guardsman 2735031. Welsh Guards, 1st Bn. Died 11 August 1944 aged 29. Son of Edwin and Gwen Rogers, of Llanddulas. Buried at St Charles de Percy War Cemetery, France.
- Dyfrig Williams, Corporal 2123668. Royal Engineers, 90 Field Company. Died 14 February 1944. Buried at St. Cynbryd’s Churchyard, Llanddulas.
- Griffith Williams, Gunner 1603382. Royal Artillery, 3 HAA Rgt. Died 15 September 1943. Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Williams, of Llanddulas. Buried at Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.
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