Llandinam war memorial

Llandinam war memorial

This war memorial was unveiled in 1921 to commemorate men from Llandinam parish who died in the First World War. The names of people 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

Among those named on the memorial are the Lloyd-Jones brothers, Edward and Ivor. Edward had graduated from Cambridge but Ivor never took up the place he was offered there, as the war had broken out and he volunteered for service. Edward died in the ill-fated Gallipoli landings in 1915 and Ivor died in Gaza in 1917.

Mary Bennett of Llandinam lost her husband William and her son David in the space of three weeks in 1917. David was killed in action in Gaza and William died of his wounds in France.

A local casualty of the Second World War was Lord David Davies, who had only recently become the 2nd Baron Davies of Llandinam. He died near Eindhoven in September 1944 when taking part in the liberation of the Netherlands. His aunts had helped the French Red Cross in the First World War and later developed Gregynog as a centre for music and conferences. Oriel Davies (art gallery) in Newtown is named after them.

With thanks to David Brundrett

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First World War

  • BENNETT, David William, Private   290812. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 18. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of William Bennett (below) and Mary Bennett of Chapel House, Llandinam. Killed in action.
  • BENNETT, William,  Gunner 112078. Royal Garrison. Died 18/4/1917 aged 38. Buried at Tilloy British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Husband of Mary Bennett of Chapel House, Llandinam. Father of David, above. Died of wounds.
  • DAVIES, David, Private 291167. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6/11/1917 aged 28. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of David and Anne Jane Davies of Waun, Llandinam. Died of wounds.
  • DAVIES, Arthur Edward, Private 54607. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 27/5/1917 aged 26. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Son of William and Alice Davies of Penyffynon, Llidiartywaun, Llanidloes. Killed in action.
  • DAVIES, E Blayney,  Air Mechanic 1st Class. Royal Air Force. Died 25/2/1919. Buried at Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
  • DAVIES, Joseph, Private 29459. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 1/9/1918. Buried at Sailley-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France. Killed in action.
  • EVANS, James Morris, Private 49894. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 18/6/1918 aged 33. Buried at St Llonio’s Churchyard, Llandinam. Son of John and Sarah Evans of Claremont, Caersws. Not named on Llandinam war memorial.
  • EVANS, Walter, Private 1959. Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Died 29/12/1915. Buried at Southwold (St. Edmund) Churchyard, Suffolk. Born and lived in Llandyssil. Son of Mrs A Evans, of Barlows Cottage, Llandyssil.
  • EVANS, William, Corporal 290285. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 27. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Husband of Nellie Evans of 8, Frolic Street, Newtown. Killed in action. NOTE Memorial has rank
  • FRANCIS, Edward Watkin, Private 37196. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 17/9/1916. Buried at Essex Farm Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. Killed in action.
  • GRIFFITHS, Richard Benbow, Private 88628. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 29/10/1917 aged 29. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. Son of Thomas and Margaret Griffiths of Hornby, Llandinam.
  • JONES, Daniel, Sergeant 290289. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6/11/1917. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Killed in action.
  • JONES, George, Private 409983. Royal Air Force. Died 31/10/1918 aged 21. Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Son of Mr and Mrs Jones of Mount Pleasant, Llandinam.
  • JONES, John,  Sergeant 14009. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 15/9/1918 aged 29. Buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of John and Ellen Jones of Pwllan Cottage, Llandinam.
  • LEWIS, Edward, Private 291026. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 8/10/1918 aged 20. Buried at Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery, Crevecoeur-sur-Lescault, France. Son of John and Ann Lewis of Severn Cottage, Caersws. Killed in action.
  • LLOYD, Thomas, Private 290817. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 28/10/1917 aged 22. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Nephew of Mr D Lloyd and Mrs Mary J Lloyd of Bryncoch, Llandinam. Died of wounds. Cousin of Colonel David Davies MP. Had taken part in the Gallipoli landings in 1915.
  • LLOYD-JONES, Edward Wynne, Captain. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 10/8/1915 aged 27. Buried at Green Hill Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Son of the Rev David Lloyd-Jones MA and Annie Lloyd-Jones of Bronhaul, Llandinam. Was a BA LLB Cambridge graduate. Brother of Ivor, below. Cousin of Colonel David Davies MP.
  • LLOYD-JONES, Ivor Thomas, Captain. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 22. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of the Rev David Lloyd-Jones MA and Annie Lloyd-Jones of Bronhaul, Llandinam. Was given as place at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, but did not take it up due to the outbreak of war.
  • MILLS, Albert. Private 55477. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 31/7/1917. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Killed in action.
  • MORE, George, Lieutenant. Welsh Regiment. Died 2/10/1917 aged 31. Buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France. Husband of Margaret J More of Ffinnant, Llandinam. Died of wounds.
  • MORGAN-OWEN, J Gurth, 2nd Lieutenant. South Wales. Died 9/4/1916. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of Mr and Mrs T Morgan-Owen of Llwynderw, Llandinam. Was a skilled footballer, brother of Welsh international Morgan Morgan-Owen.
  • MORRIS, David T, Corporal 9259. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 26/5/1915 aged 25. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Son of David and Mary Morris of Red House, Llandinam. Brother of John Edward Morris, below.
  • MORRIS, John Albert. Private 88646. The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Died 1/9/1918 aged 22. Vis-en Artois Memorial, Somme, France. Son of Mrs Jane Morris of Oak Farm, Mochdre, Newtown.
  • MORRIS, John Edward, 2nd Lieutenant. Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 9/8/1918 aged 25. Buried at Rosieres Communal Cemetery. Son of David and Mary Morris of Red House, Llandinam.
  • NICHOLAS, Robert Frederick, Sapper 275900. Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division. Died 24/5/1918 aged 24. Buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France. Son of John and Jane E Nicholas of New House, Caersws.
  • OWEN, Evan Lewis, Private 291168. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6/11/1917 aged 32. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Son of Mrs Jane Owen of Rhosfawr, Oakley Park, Llanidloes.
  • RICHARDS, John, 2nd Lieutenant. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 15/3/1918 aged 23. Buried at Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France. Son of Mr and Mrs T Richards of Caerhedyn, Llandinam.
  • STEPHENS, Richard, Company Sergeant Major 290025. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 46536. Died 14/11/1918. Buried at St Llonio's Churchyard, Llandinam. Lived at Yew Tree Cottage, Llandinam.
  • THICKENS, Johnathan, L/Sergeant 290795. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 23. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of Thomas and Miriam Thickens of Llwynmelyn,
  • THOMAS, James, Sergeant 15052. Grenadier Guards. Died 16/9/1916 aged 26. Buried at St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France. Son of Evan and Hannah Thomas of Pandy, Rhuddlan, Llanybydder, Carmarthenshire.
  • WEAVER, John Henry, Private 30482. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 24/11/1920. Buried at St Llonio's Churchyard, Llandinam. Died in hospital in Baschurch, Shropshire. Lived at Plasseau, Kerry.
  • WILLIAMS, George, Private 291057. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 32. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Son of David and MA Williams of Llandinam. Killed in action.
 

 

Second World War

  • DAVIES, John Gwynoro, Fusilier 14651752. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 21/9/1944 aged 22. Buried at Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Thomas and Annie Davies of Foel, Montgomeryshire.
  • DAVIES, David, Major 87746. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 25/9/1944 aged 29. Buried at Valkenswaard War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of David Davies (1st Baron Davies) of Llandinam, and Mrs David Davies; husband of Lady Ruth Eldrydd Davies of Llandinam. Had recently become the 2nd Baron Davies of Llandinam.
  • JONES, E, Driver. Royal Armoured Corps.
  • WALDRON, Arthur Norman, Fusilier 4194294. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 13/2/1945 aged 29. Buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
  • WILLIAMS, Edward Thomas, Fusilier 4189647. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 25/5/1940 aged 31. Son of Evan Evans Williams and Ann Jane Williams; husband of Annie May Williams, of Llandinam.
  • WOOSNAM, Ronald David, Corporal 538755. Royal Air Force. Died 10/4/1944 aged 29. Buried at Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy. Son of David and Christina Lilian Woosnam, of Llandinam.