Pentraeth First World War memorial

PentraethPentraeth First World War memorial

This memorial commemorates local men who died in the First World War. See below for their details.

We have also included details of several men who died in the conflict who are not named on the memorial but were connected with Pentraeth.

The memorial stands beside St Mary’s churchyard wall. The rector of Pentraeth during the war was Rev EP Howell, who was also the rural dean. His eldest son, Lieutenant PC Howell, was wounded in action in 1917 but survived the war. His third son, Glyn, was also a lieutenant.

Buried in a war grave in the churchyard is Private Thomas Jones of the South Lancashire Regiment. He died in 1917 aged 55, much older than most servicemen.

In another war grave lies Owen Thomas Owen, who served in the Royal Navy in the Second World War and died in 1947. He and others who died in that war are commemorated on a separate war memorial, outside Pentraeth’s Memorial Hall. Their details are shown on our page about that memorial.

Postcode: LL75 8BQ    View Location Map

 

Pentraeth First World War dead

  • Evans, Edward, Driver 706871. Died 17 May 1918 aged 22. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Husband of Jane Evans of Talgwyn Farm.
  • Jones, Fred, Private 35300. Died 21 November 1917 aged 18. South Wales Borderers. Cambrai Memorial. Grandson of Jane Jones of Boot House.
  • Jones, Llewellyn, Private 203606. Died 23 October 1917 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Commemorated Duhallow ADS Cemetery. Son of Hugh and Jane Jones; husband of Annie Ellen Jones of Penybont.
  • Jones, Thomas, Private 17939. Died 11 April 1918 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Hugh and Catherine Jones of Llwyn Ysgaw.
  • Jones, Thomas, Private 60691. Died 29 January 1917 aged 55. South Lancashire Regiment. Buried Pentraeth (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Jane Jones of Brynddu.
  • Owen, John, Private 24717. Died 21 February 1916 aged 18. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Guards Cemetery. Son of John and Tryphena Owen of Lon Wigoedd.
  • Parry, D J, Tŷ Pen. Possibly: Parry, David John, Private 203396. Died 6 September 1917 aged 19. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Birr Cross Roads Cemetery. Son of Owen and Elizabeth Parry of 9 Middle Street, Bethesda.
  • Parry, John Evans, Private 265692. Died 21 November 1917 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Born in Pentraeth. Not named on Pentraeth war memorial.
  • Pritchard, Hugh, Private 14538. Died 4 October 1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Sarigol Military Cemetery. Son of Owen and Ellen Pritchard of 6 Chapel Street, Pentraeth. Was a coal miner. Not named on Pentraeth war memorial.
  • Roberts, Robert James, Second Lieutenant. Died 11 October 1916 aged 22. Cheshire Regiment. Buried Courcelette British Cemetery. Son of John and Anne Roberts of Fferam Gorniog. Educated at Llangefni County School. Worked at the Plas Newydd estate near Llanfairpwll before enlisting.
  • Thomas, Francis, Private 25105. Died 7 February 1917 aged 34. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Thomas of Wigar Bach, Pentraeth; husband of Ann Thomas of 35 Wesley Street, Amlwch. Born in Pentraeth. Not named on Pentraeth war memorial.
  • Williams, John, Lance Corporal 37465. Died 24 April 1918 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bagneux British Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Williams of Glanmorfa. A large crowd attended his memorial service in the village church in May 1918.
  • Williams, John, Private 26333. Died 9 July 1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Born in Pentraeth. Not named on Pentraeth war memorial.