Maentwrog war memorial

Maentwrog war memorial

The roadside war memorial in Maentwrog was erected in 1922 to commemorate local men who died in the South African (Boer) War and the First World War. To discover who they were, see below.

Seven of the First World War dead are also commemorated on a tablet nearby in St Twrog’s Church.

George Morgan of the Royal Field Artillery died two months before the end of the war. His father was the village’s police constable, Mayberry Morgan. Mayberry was formerly in the Grenadier Guards and had served in the South African War. He was seconded for two years from September 1914 to work as a Sergeant Instructor, drilling troops in Wrexham, Conwy, Aldershot and Kinmel Park (near Rhyl).

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Boer War

  • Griffiths, Thomas H. Died 10/03/1900. Welsh Regiment. Son of Owen Griffith. Resided at Fron Oleu. Killed in the Battle of Driefontein.

First World War

  • Davies, Evan, Lance Corporal 19965. Died 10/01/1916 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery. Son of John and Grace Davies of Llwyn Eifion, Gellilydan. Died in hospital after being injured by a shell fragment. Was a keen musician, presented with a watch and chain for his excellent singing.
  • Hughes, Richard, Private 8849. Died 22/08/1916 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Husband of Ellen Hughes of 4 Minffordd Terrace, also of Gellilydan Terrace.
  • Jones, William Llewelyn, Lance Corporal 20966. Died 05/11/1918 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs RW Jones of Frongoch.
  • Jones, Evan, Private 26112. Died 29/08/1917 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Hugh and Elizabeth Jones of Tafarn Helyg.
  • Morgan, George Mayberry (wrongly shown as Maybury on church memorial), Gunner 95069. Died 05/09/1918 aged 23. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery. Son of PC Mayberry Morgan and Bertha Morgan of Police Station. Before enlisting in September 1914, George worked in a tinplate works in Pontarddulais, Swansea.
  • Roberts, William Meredith, Private 19196. Died 22/09/1917. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Buried New Irish Farm Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Morris Roberts of Llwyn.
  • Roberts, Morris, Private 55304. Died 09/02/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Roberts of Plas Penyglannau.
  • Thomas, David, Private 20464. Died 10/07/1916 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Ellis and Gwen Thomas of Hafod Fawr Isaf.
  • Thomas, Evan, Private 54764. Died 17/6/1917 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery. Son of farmer Robert Thomas and Gwen Thomas, of Tŷ’n y Fedwen. Evan was engaged in farm work in 1911.
  • Williams, Edward John Terah, Private 67468. Died 20/04/1918 aged 18. Cheshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of John Saunders Williams and Orpah Williams of The Laundry, Tan-y-Bwlch.
  • Williams, Ellis, Private 291240. Died 26/03/1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Richard Williams of Penyglannau.
  • Williams, David Morris, Private 20223. Died 31/07/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Dragoon Camp Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Williams of Belle View. Was badly wounded earlier in the war but returned to France after convalescing.