Pentraeth Second World War memorial

PentraethPentraeth Second World War memorial

This memorial was erected to commemorate local people who died in the Second World War. See below for their details.

We have included information about Rhiannon Gwyneth Hughes, as her parents lived in Pentraeth. She is named on Benllech war memorial but not on this memorial.

Among the local men who died was Claude Panton Vivian, whose parents owned the Plas Gwyn estate. The Panton and Vivian families were influential in North Wales for centuries.

The memorial was created at around the same time as the nearby Memorial Hall and originally stood beside the road. It was moved to its present position when the hall was rebuilt.

Pentraeth’s First World War dead are commemorated on a separate war memorial beside St Mary’s churchyard.

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Pentraeth Second World War dead

  • Elias, John, Third Engineer Officer. Died 16 January 1941 aged 38. Merchant Navy - SS Oropesa (Liverpool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Alderman DJ Elias and Mrs Elias of Bangor.
  • Hughes, Gwyneth Rhiannon, Junior Commander 192738. Died 9 February 1946 aged 28. Auxiliary Territorial Service. Buried Llanbedrgoch (St. Peter) Churchyard. Daughter of William and Elizabeth Hughes of Pentraeth. Not named on Pentraeth war memorial.
  • Owen, Owen Thomas, Able Seaman P/JX 299133. Died 22 May 1947. Royal Navy. Buried Pentraeth (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of Owen and Margaret Owen; husband of Maria Mary Owen of Tanyfron.
  • Thomas, Hugh, Corporal T/193631. Died 23 November 1944 aged 26. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Cesena War Cemetery. Son of TJ Thomas of Bodhyfryd.
  • Vivian, Claude Panton, Captain 95163. Died 19 July 1944. Royal Horse Artillery. Buried Ranville War Cemetery. Husband of Margaret Eleanor Vivian of Plas Gwyn.