Llwyngwril war memorial

LlangelynninLlwyngwril war memorial

This war memorial commemorates local people who died in the world wars. See below to discover who they were.

First World War

Second World War

Below the list of First World War names on the memorial is an inscription recording that James Grieve and six of his crewmates were buried in the nearby churchyard after their ship was torpedoed on 12 October 1917. In late October 1917 the press reported that nine sailors’ bodies had washed ashore on the Meirionnydd coast in four days. So many bodies were unidentifiable that the coroner was recommended to ask the Board of Trade to compel sailors to have their names stitched to their clothes.

Land for the war memorial was donated in 1919 by Miss Cabrera, one of the daughters of Don Ramon Cabrera, field marshal of Spain. He was created Count de Morella by King Alfonso XII in 1876 but died the following year. His widow, Marianne Catherine Cabrera, became the main landowner in Llwyngwril c.1880. The couple had two daughters and three sons, one of whom was a Prussian Dragoons commander and had become the German emperor’s Master of Ceremonies when he died in Berlin in September 1914 (soon after the First World War began).

Marianne, known as the Countess de Morella, died in 1915. Two windows in her memory were unveiled in Llwyngwril church in 1919.

Postcode: LL37 2JZ    View Location Map

 

 

First World War

  • Evans, Evan Richard, Private 39757. Died 31/12/1917 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Buried St Sever Cemetery. Son of Isaac Evans of Tonfanau Crossing; husband of Catherine Ann Evans of Tonfanau Crossing.
  • Evans, Joseph Lloyd, Private 37306. Died 21/11/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Griffith Evans, of 4 Belgrave Road, Fairbourne. Ran a business in London before enlisting.
  • Griffiths, Emlyn, Private 44133. Died 05/05/1917 aged 17. South Wales Borderers. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Nephew of Elizabeth Griffiths of Rhoslefain, Towyn.
  • Jones, Ebenezer Davies, Pioneer 240201. Died 30/03/1917 aged 45. Royal Engineers. Buried Llwyngwril (St Celynin) Churchyard. Died while crossing the English Channel to France. Left a widow and three young children.
  • Jones, Edwin Tudor, Captain. Died 03/09/1916 aged 47. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Awarded King George Coronation Medal in 1911. Son of Lt Gen Griffith Turner Jones and Mrs G Turner Jones; husband of Harriet Eva Tudor Jones (nee Kirkby) of Hafdy, Tywyn. Of Cartref, Llwyngwril.
  • Jones, James Thomas, Private 290907. Died 28/10/1918 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Llwyngwril (St Celynin) Churchyard. Son of Philip and Margaret Jones of 4 Tan-yr-Erw, Llanystymdwy. Born at Llwyngwril.
  • Lloyd, John, Corporal 20188. Died 01/09/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery.
  • Lloyd, William, Gunner. Possibly: Lloyd, William, Gunner 108449. Died 29/07/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Marfaux British Cemetery. Born Arthog.
  • Pugh, John, Private.
  • Whittal, Arthur, Sergeant.
  • Williams, John Owen, Private 10873. Died 08/05/1915 aged 27. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Son of Mary Hughes of 3, Isybryn, Machynlleth. Born in Llwyngwril.
  • Williams, Joseph Lloyd, Private.
  • Williams, Robert, Private 85686. Died 31/07/1920 aged 23. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Haidar Pasha Cemetery. Son of Edmund and Margaret Williams of College.
  • Footnote on memorial: Grieve, James, Second Engineer. Died 12/10/1917. Mercantile Marine Reserve – HM Yacht Kethailes. Buried Llwyngwril (St Celynin) Churchyard. James is buried alongside six unknown crewmen of the same ship, killed when it was torpedoed by a German submarine.
 

 

Second World War

  • Findlay, Charles De Cardonnel, Pilot Officer 122485. Died 28/08/1942 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Ottawa Memorial. Son of Joan, Viscountess Chetwynd, and Captain VAC Findlay (Royal Artillery) of Arthog.
  • Gartside, Richard Nelson, Major EC/6555. Died 06/08/1946 aged 43. Indian Signal Corps. Buried Karachi War Cemetery. Son of Clare Gartside; husband of Margery Kathleen Gartside of Westminster, London.
  • Iliff, John Maxwell, Sergeant 1576588. Died 27/01/1943 aged 31. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Uden War Cemetery. Son of William M. and Elsie Iliff of Oaken, Staffordshire.
  • Lewis, William Thomas, Serjeant 4191887. Died 11/08/1944 aged 29. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Brouay War Cemetery. Nephew and adopted son of William and Susie Thomas of Arthog.
  • Lloyd, D, Fusilier.
  • Rees, John Llewellyn, Flight Lieutenant 39158. Died 05/08/1940 aged 29. Royal Air Force. Buried Arthog (St. Catherine) Churchyard. Son of the Reverend Nathaniel Rees and Mrs Rees of The Vicarage, Arthog.
  • Rees, T L. Possibly: Rees, Trevor Lewis, Able Seaman D/JX 229994. Royal Navy – HMS President III. Died 13 October 1942 aged 21. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Edward and Mary Jane Rees of Fairbourne.
  • Stinchcombe, David Henry, Sergeant 550734. Died 12/08/1942 aged 22. Royal Air Force. Buried Basra War Cemetery. Son of George William and Maria Stinchcombe.
  • Thomas, J, Aircraftman First Class.
  • Ward, J C, Sergeant. Possibly: Ward, John Charles 1165245. Died 03/10/1941 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried The Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery. Son of Leonard and Rosina Ward of Moseley, Birmingham.
  • Williams, Howell Morris, Signalman D/JX 196511. Died 14/09/1942 aged 21. Royal Navy. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Neville and Dilys Williams of Llwyngwril. Not listed on Llwyngwril war memorial.