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HOLYHEAD LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY GOODS AND TRAFFIC DEPTS WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2015

The LMS Goods and Traffic Department World War 2 memorial for World War 2 is in the Holyhead Museum. It takes the form of a brass plaque with a curved head with the LMS logo. Originally it was located in the Railway Station Hotel which was demolished.

Photograph Copyright © Jim Hobbins 2015

IN GLORIOUS MEMORY OF
THOSE MEMBERS OF THE
GOODS AND TRAFFIC
DEPARTMENTS, L.M.S.,
HOLYHEAD WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
1939 – 1945

BROWN William Robert
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 253989, H.M.S. Ulster Queen, Royal Navy. Died 21 December 1941 in Belfast. Aged 20. Son of Francis William and Elsie Brown, of Holyhead. Buried south-west of the church in St SEIRIOL CHURCHYARD, HIOLYHEAD, Anglesey, Wales.
EVANS Eric
Sergeant 2204517 (Wireless operator/Gunner ), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12 October 1944 at 44 Fernhill. Aged 19. Son of Isaac and Edith Evans, of Holyhead. Buried in MAESHYFRYD BURIAL BOARD CEMETERY, HOLYHEAD, Anglesey, Wales. Section 2. Grave 265.
JONES Llewelyn Wyn
Ordinary Seaman D/JX 198346, H.M. Submarine Tetrarch, Royal Navy. Died 2 November 1941 in the Mediterranean. Aged 24. Son of William John and Mary Jones, of Kingsland, Holyhead, Anglesey. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 49, Column 2.
LAWSON James
[Listed as R.N. on memorial] Sapper 4206463, 1002 Docks Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Lost at sea 17 June 1945. Aged 32. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lawson; husband of Esther Lawson, of Holyhead, Anglesey. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 6. Column 2.
NOBLE William
Gunner 1771275, 168 Battery, 56 Light A.A. Regiement. Died 2October 1942 at El Alamein. Aged 31. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Noble, of Holyhead, Anglesey. Buried in EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot XXIII. Row E. Grave 16.
OWEN Gordon Duncan McMahon
Sergeant 1379669 (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 AUgust 1945 in North Africa. Aged 26. Son of Edwin and Emma Owen, of Holyhead, Anglesey. Buried in BEN M'SIK EUROPEAN CEMETERY, Morocco. Plot 59A. Row 1. Grave 10.
OWEN L
Merchant Navy. Lost at sea 28 August 1942.

The only ship listed for the UK on that day was the City of Cardiff (United Kingdom): World War II: Convoy SL 119: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Lisbon, Portugal (40°20'N 16°02'W) by U-566 ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 21 of her 84 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Rochester (Royal Navy).

REESE George Edward
Trooper 7905391, Royaol Armoured Corps. Died 17 June 1940 at St Nazaire. Aged 21. Son of George Edward and Dorothy Reese, of West Derby, Liverpool. Buried in LES MOUTIERS-EN-RETZ COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Loire-Atlantique, France. Collective grave 5 (Screen Wall Panel 45).
THOMAS Robert Henry
Able Seaman D/JX 345756, H.M.L.C.I. (L) 105, Royal Navy. Died 8 June 1944 at Normandy. Aged 20. Son of Hugh and Jennie Thomas, of Holyhead, Anglesey. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 87, Column 3.
WHITTALL Arthur Edward
Seargeant 1084397, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 15 May 1943 over Sicily. Son of Herbert and Jane Whittall, of Holyhead, Anglesey. No known grave, Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 9, Column 2.

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