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PENTRAETH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Al Wilson 2008

Located in the village of Pentraeth, Nr Menai Bridge, Ynys Môn (Anglesey) set in the wall of Eglwys y Santes Fair (St Mary’s Church) on the A5025. A Celtic cross design with four names on the front panel and two names on each of the two side panels. One of those commemorated is buried in the church, having a headstone made of slate to the standard CWGC style.

Photograph Copyright © Al Wilson 2008

ER GOGONIANT I DDUW
AC
ER COF A DIDRANC AM
To the glory of god
and
In eternal memory of

Y RHAI A RODDASANT EU BYWYDAN I LAWR DROS EU
BRENHIN A’U GWLAD
YN Y RHYFEL MAWR 1914 – 1918

The ones who laid down their lives for their
King and Country
In the Great War 1914-1918

“MUR OEDDYNT HWY A NI NOS A DYDD”
“They were a wall unto us both by night and day”
(1st Samuel XXV v.16)

EVANS

Edward

Driver 706871, "C" Battery, 331st briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 17th May 1918. Aged 22. Born Llanbedrgoch, enlisted Llangefni. (Talgwyn) Transport Worker (Brynddu). Husband of Jane Evans, of Talgwyn Farm, Pentraith, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No. 3, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 12.

JONES

Frederick 'Fred'

Private 35300, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 21st November 1917. Aged 18. Born Pentraeth, enlisted Deganwy, Llandudno. (Boot) Transport Worker (Brynddu). Grandson of Mrs. Jane Jones, of Boot House, Pentraeth, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

JONES

Llewellyn [Roberts]

Private 203606, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 23rd October 1917. Aged 32. Born and resident Redwharf Bay, Angelsey, enlisted Menai Bridge. (Pen y Bont). Son of Hugh and Jane Jones; husband of Annie Ellen Jones, of Pen y Bont, Red Wharf Bay, Pentraeth, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Commemorated on Fusilier Wood Memorial, DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Note: Special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known to have been buried in two of these cemeteries, Malakoff Farm Cemetery, Brielen, and Fusilier Wood Cemetery, Hollebeke, whose graves were destroyed by shellfire.

JONES

Thomas

Private 17939, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 11th April 1918. Aged 35. Born Llwynsgo, Angelsea, enlisted Warrington. (Llwyn Ysgaw) Son of Hugh and Catherine Jones, of Llwynysgo, Pentraeth, Anglesey. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 65 to 66.

JONES

Thomas

Private 60691, 15th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 29th January 1917. Aged 55. Born Bangor, enlisted Menai Bridge. Transport Worker (Brynddu). Son of Thomas and Jane Jones, of Pentraeth. Buried on the east boundary of the old ground in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, PENTRAETH, Angelsey.

OWEN

John

Private 24717, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 21st February 1916. Aged 18. Born Pentraeth, enlisted Menai bridge, resident Pentre, Glamorgan. (Lôn Wigoedd). Son of John and Tryphena Owen, of Lon Wigodd, Rhoscefnhir, Pentraeth, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row K. Grave 5.

PARRY

David John

Private, 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Ty Pen) Transport Worker (Brynddu) - No further information currently

ROBERTS

Robert James

Second Lieutenant, 14th Battalion attached 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. (Fferam). Killed in action 10th [SDGW] or 11th [CWGC] October 1916. Aged 22. Son of John and Anne Roberts, of Fferam Gorniog, Pentraeth, Menai Bridge, Anglesey. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 23. Also commemorated on the Llangefni Grammar school war memorial, Ynys Môn (Anglesey)

WILLIAMS

John

Lance Corporal 37465, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 24th April 1918. Aged 24. Born and resident Pentraeth, enlisted Conway, Carn. (Glanmorfa) Son of John and Jane Williams, of Glanmorfa, Pentraeth, Anglesey. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 23.

Last updated: 23 August, 2014

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