Llansannan war memorial

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Llansannan war memorial

This memorial was erected in 1922 to commemorate the local men who served in the First World War. Survivors as well as the war dead are named. Second World War names were added later. To read details of the war dead, see below:

First World War
Second World War

The inscription above the names reads: ‘Cyfodwyd y golofn hon er anrhydedd i fechgyn dewrion Llannsannan a wasanaethodd eu brenin a’u gwlad yn y Rhyfel Mawr 1914-1919. Mewn anghof ni chant fod.’

This translates as: ‘This column was erected in honour of the brave boys of Llansannan who served their king and country in the Great War 1914-1919. They shall not be forgotten.’

One of the men named on the memorial, Second Lieutenant George Orme Smart, died after his plane was shot down by Baron von Richthofen, the infamous “Red Baron”.

Unusually, a photograph of an airman who died soon after the Second World War is incorporated into a stained glass window in St Sannan’s Church.

With thanks to Alwyn Evans, of the Clwyd Family History Society

Postcode: LL16 5HG    View Location Map



First World War

  • Private Thomas CORFIELD. Of Deunant Isa, Llansannan.
  • Private Arthur DAVIES 202597. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6 November 1917 aged 25. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Born in Cerrigydrudion. Son of Hannah Davies. Worked in Llansannan Post Office before the war. Lived at Tŷ Canol, Nebo, and is also commemorated on Capel Garmon war memorial. His brother John Owen Davies also fell.
  • Private William John DAVIES 67561. Cheshire Regiment (15th Bn.) Died 13 Oct 1918 aged 19. Adopted son of Robert and Amelia Roberts, of Felin Cadeg, Llansannan. Buried at  Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
  • Corporal E EDWARDS. Of Aled Hill, Llansannan.
  • Lance Corporal I JONES. Of Pentre Beidiog, Llansannan.
  • Private John JONES 63445. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (3rd Garrison Bn.) Died 1 Jan 1917 aged 29 . Son of John and Elizabeth Jones, Tŷ Celyn, Llansannan; husband of Mary Ellen Jones, of 13, Peel Road, Bootle, Liverpool. Buried at Bootle Cemetery.
  • Private John JONES 106120. King's Liverpool Regiment (53rd Graduated Bn. Depot). Died 26 Sep 1918 aged 17. Son of Edward and Jane Jones, Exchange, Llansannan. Bryn yr Orsedd Buried at Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, Llansannan.
  • Private Jonah JONES 53782. Cheshire Regiment (1st Bn.). Died 14 Nov 1918 aged 18. Son of Thomas and Leah Jones, Shop Bryn Rhyd yr Arian, Llansannan. Buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Wounded on 10 August and taken prisoner of war. Worked at Shop yr Hand, Denbigh, before enlisting.
  • Private T O JONES. Of Plas Newydd, Llansannan.
  • Private W JONES. Of Wenallt Isa, Llansannan.
  • Private R KING. Of Arllwyd, Llansannan.
  • Private J OWEN. Of Aled Hill, Llansannan.
  • Private Robert OWEN 37022. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (20th Bn.). Died 1 Apr 1916 aged 18. Son of Robert and Margaret Owen, of Pandy Newydd, Dinas Mawddwy, Merionethshire. Resident of Cae Du, Llansannan. Buried at Dinas Mawddwy Old Cemetery.
  • Private R ROBERTS. Of Chwibren Ucha, Llansannan. 
  • Private R ROBERTS. Of Plas Ucha, Llansannan.
  • Captain Edward Lionel SCALES. Middlesex Regiment (4th Bn.). Died 11 Nov 1918 aged 27. Of Coverpoint, Llansannan. Son of Richard and Susannah Scales, of Newark on Trent, Notts; husband of Dorothy Ada Scales (nee Smart), of Farley Hill, Kersal, Manchester. Died at Fort Pitt Military Hospital, Kent. Buried at St. Paul's Churchyard, Kersal Moor.
  • Second Lieutenant George Orme SMART. Royal Flying Corps (60th Sqdn. and General List). Died 7 Apr 1917 aged 31. Of Coverpoint, Llansannan. Son of Arthur and Edith Smart, of Farley Hill, Kersal, Manchester. Shot down by Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (The Red Baron). Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Also commemorated at St. Paul's Churchyard, Kersal Moor.
  • Private H WILLIAMS. Of the Post Office, Llansannan.
  • Private W B WILLIAMS. 6087 and 520219 East Surrey Regiment (2nd/5th Bn.), transferred to Labour Corps. Died 26 Feb 1919 aged 31. Born at Blaenycwm. Son of David and Mary Williams, of Rhydeidion Fawr, Llansannan. Buried at St. Michael's Churchyard, Nannerch, Flintshire.
  • Private William WILLIAMS. Son of Edward and Ann Williams, Pandy, Llansannan.


Second World War

  • Corporal Edith EVANS W/33255. Auxiliary Territorial Service. Died 2 Jul 1942 aged 29. Daughter of David Morris Jones and Margaret Jones, of Bylchau; wife of Walter Evans, of Llanddulas. Buried at St. Cynhafal's Churchyard, Llangynhafal.
  • Private Robert Owen HUGHES 3977641. Welsh Regiment (2nd Bn.). Died 7 Mar 1947 aged 25. Son of Hannah Hughes, of Llansannan. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
  • Rifleman Emlyn Aled JONES 13021711. Cameronians, Scottish Rifles (2nd Bn.). Died 23 May 1944 aged 30. Son of John Wynne Jones and Grace Wynne Jones, of Llansannan. Buried at Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio, Italy.
  • Sergeant John Austin JONES 924457. Royal Artillery (98 The Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry Field Regt.). Died 4 Feb 1943 aged 23. Son of Margaret Jones, of Bylchau. Buried at Sidon War Cemetery, Lebanon.
  • Sub-Lieutenant David LEES-JONES. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - HMS Pintail. Died 19 Dec 1945 aged 21. Son of John and Alice May Lees-Jones, of Llansannan. A photo of him can be seen in a memorial window in St Sannan's Church. Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
  • Second Lieutenant Horace William Haigh POTTER 153358. Manchester Regiment. Died 7 Aug 1941 aged 26. Born in Lancashire. Son of Horace William Potter and Elsie Constance Potter (nee Limb); husband of Margaret Joan Potter (nee Meeke), of Mirfield, Yorkshire. Buried at St. John's Crematorium, Woking, Surrey.
  • Private Roy Anthony Haigh POTTER 5829463. Cambridgeshire Regiment (2nd Bn.). Died 6 Jun 1943 aged 26. Born in Manchester. Died as a prisoner of war on the Burma Railway. Buried at Chungkai War Cemetery. Probably brother of HWH Potter, above.

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