Llangollen Memorial FWW

Llangollen war memorial, First World War

Below are details of the people from the Llangollen area who died in the First World War.

With thanks to Alwyn Evans of Clwyd Family History Society for this research.


Rank, Name &
Service Number
ServiceDiedAgeDetailsCemetery or
Memorial
 Rank  Service  Died  Age  Details  Cemetery
      
Private
Richard
Ambrose

332798
King's Liverpool Regiment
(1st/9th Bn.)
2 Aug 1917 37 (26 in press reporting) Son of Mr & Mrs Ambrose, of Llangollen; husband of H L Ambrose, of Hazelwood, Upper Mill Road, Llanfairfechan, and father of their child. A Llangollen tailor before the war, later regimental tailor. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Lloyd
Andrews

3034
Australian Infantry (15th Bn.)   29 Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Andrews of Llangollen. Emigrated to Australia. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Sergeant
Charles
Carrington

6137
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
9 May 1915   Born in Bagillt, Flintshire. Lived in Llangollen. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Alfred James
Candy
         
Gunner
William
Clutton

92297
Royal Garrison Artillery (255th Siege Bty.) 12 Aug 1918 33 Son of James & Annie Clutton, of Trem y Berwyn, Garth Trefor; husband of Mary Jane Clutton, of 30, Church Street, Llangollen. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas Steen
Davies
12490
King's Liverpool Regiment (11th Bn.) 23 Mar 1918 24 Son of Thomas and Martha Davies, of 20, Regent Street, Llangollen. Poizieres Memorial, Somme, France.
David S
Downie
  1918   Born Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England. Nephew of David Owen Jones, of Regent Street, Llangollen. Died in Liverpool?  
Sapper
William Henry
Dove
WR/251741
Royal Engineers 18 Aug 1921   Husband of Eleanor Dove, of Bronhaul, Llangollen. St John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Rifleman
Harold
Dean
242704
South Lancashire Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
16 Mar 1921   Son of John Heywood Dean & Sarah Dean, of West Street, Llangollen. Fron Bache Cemetery, Llangollen.
Private
Thomas
Edwards

G/18838
The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
(8th Bn.)
1 Aug 1917  38  Son of Mrs MA Phillips, of 2 Green Lane, Llangollen. Brother of David, below. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private
David Richard
Edwards

241933
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 36

Son of Mary Ann Phillips, of 2 Green Lane, Abbey Road, Llangollen.

Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Gunner
Arthur Wynne
Edwards
98029
Royal Garrison Artillery
(205th Siege Bty.)
6 Nov 1918   Son of John R Edwards & Mary Elizabeth Edwards, of the Star Inn, Llangollen and Oswestry. Died of pneumonia. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
Frederick
Edwards

37710
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
27 Aug 1918   Son of William & Dorothy Edwards, of 28 Church Street, Llangollen. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Frederick Cecil
Edwards
201517
South Wales Borderers 16 Jan 1918 20 Son of Selina Fowler (formerly Edwards), of 41, Hall Stret, Llangollen. Morchies Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
John Morton
Edwards
49108
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
13 Dec 1916 40 Son of Richard & Jessie Edwards of 10, Bryn Villa, Llangollen. Husband of Catherine Edwards of 15, Moore Street, Bootle, Liverpool, England. Bootle Cemetery, Liverpool, England.
Lance Corporal
William
Edwards
17771
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917   Born in Llangollen. Dragoon Camp Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Morris
Edwards

11904
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(7th Bn.)
25 Mar 1918 29 Son of William & Mary Edwards, of 54, Berwyn Street, Llangollen. Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France
Private
George James
Ellis

36638
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916   Of 15, Princes Street, Llangollen. Danzig Alley Britsih Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
Robert
Ellis
8486
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
7 Nov 1914 34 Not named on Llangollen war memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ellis, of Pen Lan Llanrhaiadr, Oswestry; husband of Elizabeth Eleanor Ellis, of Colwyn House, Oak Street, Llangollen. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
Private
Edward
Evans
25407
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
2 Aug 1917 34   Dozingham Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Saddler
Henry
Evans

TS/9962
Army Service Corps
(1st Coy.)
14 Aug 1917 34 Husband of M J Evans, of 9, Berwyn Street, Llangollen. Fron Bache Cemetery, Llangollen.
Private
John
Evans

14/26927 & 118443
Durham Light Infantry
(14th Depot Bn.)
tranf. to
Labour Corps
(18th Coy.)
2 Jun 1918 40 Son of Evan & Margaret Evans, of Fron Bache, Llangollen. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.
John Edward
Evans
         
Private
George Henry
Gale
72886
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(32nd Bn.)
9 Feb 1919   Son of George Robert & Mary Ellen Gale, of Hall Street, Llangollen. Died of pneumonia. Brother of John Richard Gale (below). Southern Cemetery, Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Able Seaman
John Richard
Gale

R/3637
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
(Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division)
21 Jan 1918   Son of George Robert & Mary Ellen Gale, of Hall Street, Llangollen. Brother of George Henry Gale (above). Flesquières Hill British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France.
Private
John Daniel
Gifford

47206 & 4071
Bedfordshire Regiment
("B" Coy. 2nd/(5th Bn.)
formerly
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
8 Jul 1917 45 Born in Banda Oriental, South America [now Uruguay]. Son of Robert & Annie Lloyd Gifford, of Llangollen. Brompton Cemetery, London, England.
Gunner
John
Harris
98321
Royal Field Artillery
("D" Bty. 92nd Bde.)
23 Oct 1916 19 Son of Mrs S. Harris, of 3, Fords Heath, Cruckton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Guards' Cenmetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.
Private
John Hugh
Hughes
19797
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
13 Aug 1915 23 Son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Hughes, of 4, Butlers Hill, Llangollen. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
William
Hughes
66836
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
7 May 1918   Son of William & Margaret Ann Hughes, of 11, Princess Street, Llangollen. St. John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Private
William David
Hughes
3531
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
(25th Bn.)
4 Oct 1917   Son of Jane Elizabeth & Lewis R Hughes, of The Grapes, Regent Street, Llangollen. Emigrated to Australia. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Owen
Hughes
16824
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 31 Son of John & Jane Hughes, of Pencoed, Llangollen; husband of Clara Hughes, of Holly Cottage, Pencoed, Llangollen. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
David
Humphreys
         
Private
Stephen
Jasper

6430
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
1 Oct 1917   Son of Edward & Mary Jasper, of Viaduct View, Froncysyllte; husband of Maria Jane Jasper of Under Hill, Froncysyllte Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
Philip
Johnson

DM2/165182
Army Service Corps
(728th M.T. Coy.)
7 Nov 1918   Born in Wrexham. Son on Samuel Richard and Mary Presila Johnson, of the Royal Hotel, Llangollen. Died of pneumonia. St John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Lance Corporal
David Hugh Andrew
Jones
39311
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
14 May 1917 37 Son of Humphrey & Mary Jane Jones, of Canoldre, Llangollen. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Edward Henry
Jones
355373 & 2947
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(25th Bn.)
formerly
Montgomeryshire Yeomanry
31 Oct 1917 25 Son of Richard & Elizabeth Jones, of 13, Church Street, Llangollen. Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.
Guardsman
Griffith Thomas
Jones
22916
Grenadier Guards
(2nd Bn.)
3 Dec 1916 22 Son of William & Sydney Jones, of Cwmeisian, Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Born Llangollen. St. Michael's Churchyard, Llanfihangel y Traethau, Merionethshire.
Private
James
Jones
2308
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(47th Prov. Bn.)
25 Dec 1915 45 Son of William & Ann Jones, of Trefor Square, Llangollen. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Evans (formerly Jones), of 17, Bro Gwilym, Cefn Mawr. St John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Private
John
Jones
16159
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917   Of Llangollen. Dragoon Camp Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
John Henry
Jones
         
Llewelyn
Jones
         
Lance Corporal
Richard Edward
Maybury Jones
17891
Cheshire Regiment
(10th Bn.)
25 Jul 1916   Son of Alice Jones & stepson of George Maybury; husband of Emily Jones (nee Ledsham), of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England. Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.
Private
Richard Ambrose
Jones
23403
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
1 Sep 1916   Born Bala, Merionethshire. Husband of Jane Ambrose Jones, of 9, Princess Street, Llangollen. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Robert Edward
Jones
13176 & 400229
Lancashire Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
transf. to
Labour Corps
(904th Coy.)
8 Nov 1918 38 Son of Robert & Rebecca Jones, of Llangollen; husband of Minnie Jones, of 4, Cross Lane, Llangollen. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimelle, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Joseph Edward
Kirby
5524
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
28 Jul 1916 18 Son of Joseph & Martha Annie Kirby, of Fulham, London, England. Lived at Pentre Felin House, Llandysilio, Llangollen. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France.
Rifleman
Griffith
Lloyd
242706
Prince of Wales's Volunteers - South Lancashire Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
15 Jun 1917 24 Son of John & Mary Lloyd, of 4, John Street, Llangollen. Calais Southern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William
Lloyd
58460 & 137334
Cheshire Regiment (12th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
18 Sep 1918   Of Central Stores, Castle Street Street, Llangollen. Brother of Maggie E Lloyd, Maes Llyn Farm, Llangollen. Doiran Memorial, Greece.
David R
Morris
         
Private
Richard Levi
Morris

45740
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Depot) 18 Jan 1919 24 Son of John Daniel and Hannah Morris, of 2, Tyn y Ffynon, Llangollen. Fron Bache Cemetery, Llangollen.
Private
David
Morgan
18193
Royal Scots - Lothian Regiment
(15th Bn.)
1 Jul 1916 22 Son of William & Catherine Morgan, of Dinbren Ucha, Llangollen. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Joseph
Nanson
29171
Northumberland Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
27 Oct 1918 32 Son of Joseph & Jane Nanson, of Wallsend, Northumberland, England; husband of Alice Nanson, of 8, York Street, Wallsend. Previously lived at Bryniau Mawr, Feifod, Llangollen. Giavera Memorial, Italy.
Second Lieutenant
Eric Henry
Olley
1027
Australian Army
(26th Bn.)
4 Aug 1916   Born Scarborough, Yorkshire, England. Son of Henry Robert & Emma Marian Olley of County School House, Llangollen. Emigrated to Tasmania, Australia. Serre Road Cemetery No. 2, Pas de Calais, France.
Sapper
Edward T
Owen

45388
Corps of Royal Engineers
(95th Field Coy.)
3 Dec 1916   Son of Mrs Owen, of Hyfrydle, Abbey Road, Llangollen. Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
David
Owens
345583
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
27 Dec 1917 20 Son of John & Catherine Owens, of Bryn Dethol Cottage, Holyhead Road, Llangollen. Jerusalem War Memorial, Israel.
Private
Arthur
Parry
68453
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Bn.
2 Sep 1918 32 Son of David Parry, of 21, Church Street, Llangollen. Ste. Emilie Valley Cemetery, Villers-Faucan, Somme, France.
Private
Benjamin
Prydderch
7603
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
23 Oct 1918     Fron Bach Cemetery, Llangollen
Corporal
Cecil John
Reeves
(Charles John Reeves on war memorial)
SS/1310
Army Service Corps, 63rd Field Bakery 9 May 1917 28 Son of Walter and Emily Reeves, of 40 Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury. Killed accidentally in Suffolk.

Fontmell Magna (St Andrew) Churchyard

 
Private
Hugh
Rogers
18328
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
3 Mar 1916 20 Son of Edward & Jane Rogers, of Duke Terrace, Berwyn, Llangollen. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Edward
Roberts
         
Lance Corporal
John Briscoe
Roberts

11720
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
3 Jul 1918 36 Husband of Gladys Roberts, of 25, Church Street, Llangollen. St John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Private
Jonathan
Roberts

73424
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
(Labour Bn.)  
 26 Dec 1917  40 Son of William and Mary Roberts; husband of Ellen E Roberts, of Bodafon, Llangollen Cefn (Trefynant) Cemetery 
Private
John Robert
Roberts
026568
Army Ordnance Corps
(58th Coy.)
20 Jul 1918 39 Son of Robert & Laura Roberts, of Penygroes, Caernarfonshire. Lived at Meirion House, Llangollen. Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika (Thessaloniki), Greece.
Lance Corporal
Thomas
Roberts

17396
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("D" Coy. 13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1917 21 Son of William & Ellen Roberts, of 22, Regent Street, Llangollen.  
Rifleman
Douglas Alexander
Robertson
391667 & 4706
London Regiment - Queen Victoria's Rifles (9th Bn.) 6 May 1917 31 Son of Joseph & Martha Robertson, of Craigivar, Abbey Road, Llangollen. Resident of Fulham, London, England. Grevillers Britixh Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
Walter Raymond
Robertson
Border Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
1 Jul 1916   Son of Joseph Robertson, of Criagvar, Abbey Road, Llangollen. Worked on a rubber plantation in present-day Malaysia before returning home to join the war effort. Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France.
Private
John Dennis
Rowlands
45217
Durham Light Infantry
(14th Bn.)
9 Dec 1917 30 Son of Llewelyn & Mary Rowlands of Llangollen. Husband of Janet Rowlands, of 11, Lancaster Terrace, Acrefair, Wrexham and later 16, Bridge Street, Llangollen. Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Corporal
Arthur Thomas
Wallis
7215
Royal Army Medical Corps
(5rth Gen. Hosp.)
1 Jun 1918 24 Son of Mr & Mrs T Wallis, of 19, Bridge Street, Llangollen. Native of Wrexham Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Gerald Heber
Webster
13065
Gloucestershire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
3 Jul 1918 21 Son of Frank Applin Webster & Mary Webster (nee Williams, born Llangollen), of Tirionfa Chalford Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
David
Williams
345784
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
8 Nov 1918 31 Son of Mr & Mrs Williams, of Price Square, Llangollen; husband of Elizabeth Ellinor Williams, of Pleasant View, Corwen. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
George
Williams

11715
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
7 Dec 1914 27 Son of John and Martha Williams; husband of Catherine Williams, of Newbridge Terrace, Newbridge. Born in Llangollen. St John's Churchyard, Abbey Road, Llangollen.
Private
John Henry
Williams
24633
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
3 Jul 1916 18 Son of Mrs Ann Davies, of White House, Froncysyllte. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Robert Percy
Williams
2156
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
1 Dec 1917   Born in Cardiff, Glamorgan. Enlisted at Llangollen. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.