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LLANBERIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 + Falklands - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © John Harrison 2006
additional information Chris Harley and Hywyn

Llanberis is a village in the heart of Snowdonia in a former slate mining area. It is now a popular tourist destination as well as containing the stations for both the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Llanberis Lake Railway. The Cross of Sacrifice is in the grounds of the Llanberis Community Centre next to the bus interchange on A4086. It is constructed of stone and slate and is unusual in being three sided. Each side contains a list of casualties and at the head of each list is a dedication in Welsh. The first section of this page details each side of the memorial, this is then followed by the researched details for each man in alphabetical order by conflict.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

Er cof am y rhai
Syrthiasant yn
Y Rhyfel Mawr.

Canys gwell
I ni feirw
Yn y rhyfel

Na gweled
Drygfyd ein Cenedl
A'n cyssegr

 

In memory of those
Who fell in
The Great War

For it is better
For us to die
In the war

Than see
adversity to our Nation
and our sanctuary.

1914-1918

AITCHISON

Ronald Andrew Colquhoun

1st Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Born about 1895. Son of Lt Colonel Gowrie Colquhoun Aitchison and his wife Rose Mabel, of ‘The Burnt House'; South Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Died of wounds 14th December 1914. Aged 19. Buried in Grave X J 9 in Strand Military Cemetery, about 8 miles south of Ypres at Ploegsteert.

Gazetted as a Second Lieutenant to the Regiment on 17th September 1913 and promoted to Lieutenant 9th December1914, a few days before his death. Served with his Regiment in France from their landing at Boulogne in August including the Battles of the Marne and the Aisne. Wounded in actions near Armentieres and died a few hours later. He is one of 35 members of the Regiment buried here.

BELLIS

John

Sapper 126603, 20th Divisional Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Born about 1897. Son of Matthew and Ellen Bellis of Llanberis. Died 25th February 1919. Aged 21. Buried in Grave I F 4 in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2.

BURGESS

Edward Arvon

Private M2/15562, 649th Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps, Born in Caernarfon about 1892. Son of James and Grace Burgess of Talycafn near Llanrwst. Husband of Katy Burgess of Caxton House, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis Died in France 10th April 1916. Aged 23. Buried in Plot 1, Row F, Grave 37 in Corbie Communal Cemetery.

DAVIES

Goronwy Owen

Private 54589, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1898. Son of John and Elizabeth Davies of Bon Marche, Llanberis. Enlisted in Caernarfon. Killed in action 28th November 1917. Aged 21. Buried in Grave XVIII F 10 in Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres.

EVANS

Ivor W J

Fifth Engineer, H M Transport ‘Gloucester Castle’. Born about 1898. Son of Jane Evans of Nant Peris, Llanberis and the late Ellis Owen Evans. Died at 81st General Hospital, Marseilles 26th February 1919. Aged 21. Buried in Grave III B 45 in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

Gloucester Castle was damaged by a torpedo from the UB 32 on the night of 30-31st March 1917 in mid Channel. The ship did not sink, but twenty crewmen were killed.. After post war service she served in World War Two where the ship was not so fortunate. On the 15th July 1942 she was sunk off Ascension Island by the German raider ‘Michel’.

Grave MI C072 Llanberis Parish Church (Nant Peris) Ivor Wynne Evans, Engineer, HMTS Gloucester Castle died in 81 General Hospital Marseilles 26th Feb 1919 aged 22 yrs and is buried in the British Military Hospital in that city. The (Llanberis) grave is of Ellis O Evans (father) and Jane Evans (mother) Address Cwm Wrach, Nant Peris.

EVANS

Robert Hugh

Sergeant 21105, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanwrug about 1886. Son of Hugh John and Margaret Evans of ‘Pylla’r Dwr’, Llanberis. Enlisted in Caernarfon. Killed in action 24th July 1917. Aged 31. Buried in Grave III F 18 at Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, near Ypres.

EVANS

William Arthur

Private 40432, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1892. Son of Mrs Catherine Jane Evans of Cromlechdy, Nant Peris, Llanberis and the late Thomas J Evans. Enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action in an unsuccessful attack from the eastern edge of Delville Wood on Germans positions 3rd September 1916. Aged 24. Buried in Grave XV J 10 in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. Served in ‘A’ Company.

GILLESPIE

David John Lewis

Private (listed as Corporal on the Memorial) 53816, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llandudno about 1898. Son of Robert Owen Gillespie and his wife, Catherine, of 3, Bethesda Street, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis, original Service number 3101. Died of wounds 10th January 1917. Aged 18. Buried in Grave II K 28 in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery.

GRIFFITHS

Ellis Owen

Private 40428, 9th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1884. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Griffiths of 2, Glan-afon Terrace, Nant Peris, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action 29th April 1918. Aged 33. Commemorated on Panel 63 to 65 of the Tyne Cot Memorial.

GRIFFITHS

Griffith

possibly Private 61134, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Rhoshirwaern. Resident in Pwllheli. Enlisted in Bangor. Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Commemorated on Panel 36 and 37 of the Pozieres Memorial.

GRIFFITHS

Hugh Owen

Private 265870, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born about 1886 in Llanberis. Husband of Mrs Barbara Griffiths of 6, Llugwy Terrace, Capel Curig. Enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Aged 31. Buried in Grave F61 in Beersheba War Cemetery.

GRIFFITHS

Owen

Gunner 29514, ‘A’ Battery, 91st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Born in Bangor, Enlisted in Maesteg, Glamorgan Killed in action 27th October 1917. Buried in Grave II A 13 in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand (between Cambrai and Peronne).

GRIFFITHS

William

Private 44195, 2nd Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Enlisted Llanberis. Killed in action 15th May 1917. Aged 19. Son of John and Gwen Griffith, of Mur Mawr, Nant Paris. Llanberis. Carnarvonshire. Commemorated Bay 6 Arras Memorial.

Grave MI A174 Llanberis Parish Church (Nant Peris) Pte Wm Griffith killed in the Great War at Bullincourt, France May 14th 1917 aged 19yrs. Grave is of his parents John and Gwen Griffith of Mur Mawr, Nant Peris.

HUGHES

Griffith

Private 39693, South Wales Borderers Born about 1892. Son of Mrs Margaret Shivas of 3. Loughers Street, Wigan, Lancashire. Died 18th September 1920. Aged 20. Buried in the churchyard at St Peris, Llanberis.

Grave MI A55 Llanberis Parish Church at Nant Peris

“Egypt, SWB 39693 Private G Hughes South Wales Borderers 18th September 1920 age 28.

In life I loved you dearly
In death sweet memory clings
Mother"

HUGHES

Thomas Lloyd

possibly Private 45117, 24th (Denbighshire Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born about 1895. Son of Thomas and Catherine Hughes of Minafon, Glyndyfrdy, Llangollen. Died 28th June 1918. Commemorated on Panel 5 of the Ploegsteert Memorial.

JONES

D Cefni

possibly David William Jones, Private 244283, (Cefni) Railway Operating Division, Royal Engineers. Born in Llanberis. Died 25th February 1917. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis.

JONES

David Richard

[Rank shown on Llanberis Memorial is Corporal.] Private 21103, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born at Llanberis about 1888. Son of Richard and Ellen Jones of 2, Ellian Terrace, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Aged 28. Commemorated on Pier and Face 4A of the Thiepval Memorial. The battalion was in support to 16th RWF in an attack at Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme.

Grave MI G021 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris. Cpl David R Jones fell at the Battle of Mametz Wood 10th July 1916. Grave is of his parents Richard and Ellen Jones Eilian Terrace.

JONES

Edwin

Private 1136, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1898 and enlisted there. Son of Evan Evan Jones and his wife Hannah, of Craig-Y-Dinas, Cwm-Y-Glo, Caernarfon Killed in action at Gallipoli on 17th July 1915. Commemorated on Panel 77-80 of the Helles Memorial

JONES

H John

Private 22358, 13th ( Service) Battalion, Welsh Regiment (2nd Rhondda) Born in Llanberis, resident in Brynrefail, Caernarvonshire, enlisted in Ton-y-Pandy. Killed in action, 21st July 1917. Buried in Grave III B 3 in Bard Cottage Cemetery.

JONES

Hugh Evan

[Listed by the CWGC as ‘Evan Hugh Jones’.] Lance Corporal 40096, 10th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1893. Son of William and Grace Jones of ‘Glyndwr’, Pentre Castell, Llanberis. Enlisted in Seaforth, Liverpool. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 23. Commemorated on Pier and Face 4A of the Thiepval Memorial.

JONES

Hugh Henry

Private 2433, 55th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force Born in Nant Peris about 1876. Son of John Jones of Bron Eryri, Nant Peris and the late Mary Jones. Enlisted in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Educated Nant Peris Board School. Religion Presbyterian. Emigrated to Australia when he was 35. Died of Cancer 13th November 1917. Aged 41. Buried at the churchyard of St Peris, Llanberis. A Slate quarry miner, he emigrated to Australia about 1907. Embarked HMAT Aeneas at Sydney 30 Sep 1916. Had served in France where his health broke down. His brother Caradoc Owen Jones also served in the AIF and was wounded.

JONES

Myrddin Emrys

Surgeon Lieutenant, HMS Indomitable, Royal Navy Born about 1894 in Boderwydd, Llanberis. Son of R E Jones of Morannedd, Caernarfon and the late Kate Jones. Died 4th December 1918. Buried in Grave L U 14D in Llangefni Cemetery.

HMS Indomitable was a battlecruiser and took part in the Battle of the Falklands in 1914, served at the Dardanelles in 1915 and at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

JONES

Richard

Private 21102, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis and enlisted there. Killed in action 23rd August 1918. Commemorated on Panel 6 of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial.

JONES

Richard Edward Owen

possibly Private 49155, 10th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Born in Ruthin about 1884. Son of Edward and Mary Sidney Jones of 13, Gerald Street, Wrexham. Enlisted in Wrexham into the Denbighshire Yeomanry, Service number 199. Killed in action 2nd November 1917. Buried in Grave IV C 28 in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery.

JONES

Robert Owen

Private 6314, 1/10th (Scottish) Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Born in Llanberis about 1885. Son of Evan and Bridget Evans of Bryman Gerddi, Llanberis. Resident there when he enlisted in Liverpool. Died of wounds 14th August 1916. Aged 31. Buried in Plot 2, Row A, Grave 102 in Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

Probably wounded in an attack on Guillemont on 9th August. Four unsuccessful charges were made on the enemy positions. The battalion medical officer was Captain Noel Chavasse who was later awarded the VC for his bravery in bringing in and treating the wounded.

JONES

Robert Pritchard

Gunner 92372, 183rd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born at Llanberis about 1882. Son of William Pritchard Jones and his wife, Mary Ann. Husband of Catherine Jane Jones of ‘Tyn’Rardd’, Cwm-y-Glo. Resident there when he enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action 4th April 1917. Aged 34. Buried in Grave III N 15 in Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

JONES

Thomas Henry

Private 49870, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1891. Son of Robert Jones of 1, Rallt Goch, Capel Coch Road, Llanberis. Resident in Seaforth near Liverpool, enlisted in Bootle, Lancashire. Killed in action 21st June 1918. Aged 26. Buried in Grave XXVI C 3 in New Irish Farm Cemetery.

Grave MI A025 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris.Pte T H Jones who fell in the Great War ay Forcevelle on 21st June 1918 aged 26yrs Grave is of his parents and siblings of Rallt Goch, Capel Coch Road, Llanberis.

JONES

William William

Private 53843, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis. Resident there when he enlisted in Caernarfon. Son of William and Jane Jones of 10, West St, Llanberis. Husband of Annie Jane Jones, later of Tower House, Grange Lane, Freshfield, Liverpool. Died 2nd July 1917. Aged 27. Buried in Grave D 24 6 in the churchyard of St Michael’s Church, Llanwrug.

JONES

William H

Private 26048, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born at Llanberis, resident at Bryn, near Wigan, when he enlisted at Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Killed in action 31st July 1917 [Not found with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission]

JONES

William Humphrey

Lance Corporal 265875, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born about 1893. Son of William Humphrey and Mary Jones of 6, Well Street, Llanberis. Killed in action 6th November 1917. Age 24. Buried in F 68 in Beersheba War Cemetery.

Grave MI A161 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris.L/Cpl William H Jones 1/6 RWF who lost his life at Kweilfeh aged 24 yrs and is buried at Beersheba. Grave is of his parents Williams H and Mary Jones, 6 Well Street.

JONES

William Lloyd

Private 266317, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1890. Resident in Llanberis when he enlisted in Caernarfon. Killed in action in Egypt, 26th March 1917. Aged 27. Buried Gaza War Cemetery Grave II. F. 8.

JONES

William T

[Listed by Soldiers Died in the Great War as William Robert Jones.] Private 265175, 1/5th (Flintshire) Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1898. Son of William and Kate Jones of 2, Victoria Terrace, Llanberis. Enlisted Llanberis. Died 25th December 1917. Aged 19. Buried in Grave D 277 in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

LEWIS

Emyr Hugh

Private 29232, 6th (Service) Battalion, (Pioneers) South Wales Borderers Born in Llanberis about 1899. Son of John H and Gwen E Lewis of Bodeilian, Llanberis. Enlisted in Chester. Died of wounds 23rd April 1918, probably as a Prisoner of war, aged 18. Buried in Grave ‘British’ B 4 in Linselles Communal Cemetery, France

MURPHY

William

Private, No further information currently available

OWEN

David Griffith

Private 31325 10th Bn South Wales Borderers. Born Llanberis Enlisted Bangor Resident Amlwch, Anglesey. Killed in action 26th August 1918. Age 21. Son of David and Mary Arm Owen, of 11, Turner St., Llanberis, Carnarvonshire; husband of Margaret Owen, of Gauntlet Salem St., Amlwch, Anglesey. Commemorated Vis En Artois Memorial.

Grave MI 154 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisDavid husband of Maggie Owen,Gauntlet, Amlwch who fell in battle in France 26th August 1918 aged 21 yrs. Grave is of his parents David and Mary Owen.

OWEN

Evan Richard

[Listed on Memorial as R EVAN OWEn] Private 8544, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born in Llanberis about 1882. Son of Robert and Mary Owen of Oakfield, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis. Died of wounds 8th July 1916. Aged 34. Buried in Grave V F 70 in Bethune Town Cemetery

OWEN

Owen Jonah

[Rank shown as Corporal on Llanberis Memorial.] Private 21002, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born at Llanberis about 1880. Husband of Ann Ellen Owen of 5, Llaniwen, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis. Died of wounds 12th November 1916. Buried in St Peris Churchyard, Llanberis. Owen Owen and David Jones had consecutive service numbers, indicating they enlisted together. Owen was probably wounded in the same attack in which David was killed.

Grave MI A117 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris. Royal Welch Fusiliers 21002 Private O J Owen 12th November 1916. MI A116 Owen Jonah Owen 2 Eilian Terrace who died of his wounds in France 12th November 1916.This grave is his son Jonah Gwilym Owen 1906-1967

PARRY

Henry Richard

Private 257558 15th (Reserve) Bn Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Born 20th March 1891 at Llanberis. Enlisted 18th January 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. His address at the time of his enlistment was Bowman Block, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. His father is shown as living at 110 Bowman Block, 21st St, Saskatoon. Civilian occupation clerk. Religion Methodist. Died 3rd April 1918. Age 28. Son of John Henry and Jane Parry, of "Gwynllys," High St., Llanberis, Carnarvonshire. Buried Glasgow Western Necropolis Grave P. 2588

PARRY

John William

Private 2312, 1/23rd (County of London) Battalion, London Regiment Born in Llanberis about 1880. Son of William and Charlotte Parry of ‘Maes Llwyn’, Newton Street, Llanberis. Resident in Gunnersbury, north London. Enlisted at battalion headquarters in St John's Hill, Clapham Junction. Died of wounds 16th November 1915. Aged 35. Buried in Grave III F 22A in Etaples Military Cemetery.

Having been educated at Ysgol Brynrefail he obtained a degree and was a French teacher at Richmond for years. During the War he served as an interpreter and despatch rider. He was shot by a sniper in 1915 and is buried in Etaples.

(Source= A book on the history of Ysgol Brynrefail.)

PARRY

Llewellyn

Private 2082, 1/1st (City of London) Battalion, (Royal Fusiliers) London Regiment Born about 1896 in Llanberis. Son of John and Ellen Parry of Bryn Eilian, Llanberis. Living in the City of London and enlisted at the battalion headquarters, Handel Street, Bloomsbury. Killed in action 10th May 1915. Aged 18. Commemorated on Panel 10 of the Ploegsteert Memorial.

PARRY

Richard Evan

[Listed on CWGC and SDGW as Evan Richard] Private 1278, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis and resident there when he enlisted. Brother of Richard (below). Died of wounds at Gallipoli 17th September 1915. Commemorated on Panel 77 to 80 of the Helles Memorial. Listed by the CWGC as ‘Evan Richard Parry’.

Grave MI G13 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris. Grave of Richard R Parry and his wife Lizzie Parry. Grave also commemorates their two sons Evan and Richie both fell in the Great War aged 25yrs.

PARRY, MM & Bar

Richard R

[Rank on Llanberis Memorial is Lance Corporal.] Sergeant 265342, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis and enlisted there. Brother of Ruchard (above). Died of wounds 29th December 1917. Buried in Grave S 29 in Jerusalem War Cemetery. Awarded the Military Medal and bar.

Grave MI G13 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris.Grave of Richard R Parry and his wife Lizzie Parry.Grave also commemorates their two sons Evan and Richie both fell in the Great War aged 25yrs.

PRITCHARD

Morris William

Private 40200, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1888. Enlisted in Llanberis. Died 7th February 1917. Buried in Grave II F 7 in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.

Grave MI C89 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris. Grave of William Ellis Pritchard and Margaret Pritchard of Ael y Bryn Llanberis.Also commemorates their son Morris W Pritchard who died in France 3rd Feb 1917 aged 27yrs.

ROBERTS

Hugh L

possibly

Gunner 310582, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 9th April 1921. Buried in Dwygyfylchi Cemetery, Penmaenmawr

OR

Private 40954, Depot, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 7th May 1918. Buried in Grave 6 B/175 in Llan Ffestiniog Cemetery.

ROBERTS

John Edward D

Private 2412, 1/6th (Caernarvonshire and Anglesey) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born about 1891. Son of Hannah Roberts of 4, Glanrafon Terrace, Nant Peris, Llanberis. Killed in action at Gallipoli, 23rd November 1915. Commemorated on Panel 77 to 80 of the Helles Memorial.

ROBERTS

Robert

Private 415645 Labour Corps 906th Area Employment Coy formerly 41831 23rd Bn Welsh Regiment. Died 15th June 1918. Enlisted Mountain Ash Glamorgan Resident Abercynon, Glamorgan. Son of Ellen Williams, of 5, Thomas St., Llanberis, Canarvon. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Grave Q.I.E.4.

ROBERTS

Thomas John

Private 40210, 13th (Service) Battalion, (1st North Wales) Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis and enlisted there. Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Commemorated on Panel 36 and 37 of the Pozieres Memorial.

ROBERTS

Thomas Jones

Private 52115 1st Bn Cheshire Regiment. Born & Resident Llanberis. Enlisted Shrewsbury. Formerly 2693 Shropshire Yeomanry. Killed in action 25 September 1916. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.

ROBERTS

Thomas

No further information currently

ROBERTS

William

Corporal 54108 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers Enlisted Llanberis Died of wounds 27th April 1918. Son of Elizabeth & Robert Roberts, 22 Goodman St, Llanberis. Buried Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt Grave I.D.12.

Grave MI B130 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisGrave of Elizabeth and Robert Roberts 22 Goodman Street, Llanberis. Also commemorates their son William who died in France 27th April 1918.

ROBERTS

William John

Private 37328, 17th (Service) Battalion, (2nd North Wales) Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born at Llanberis about 1895. Son of William and Amelia Roberts. Enlisted in Caernarfon. Died of wounds 19th July 1916. Aged 21. Buried in Grave III D 12 in Doullens Communal Cemetery No 1.

The battalion took part in the attack on Montauban on 1st July 1916 and remained on the Somme for the remainder of the month.

Grave MI A29 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisGrave of William and Amelia Roberts, 51 Bodfean House, Llanberis.Also commemorates their son Pte W J Roberts who lost his life in the Great War of 1914-1918 in Courselles, France.

ROBERTS

William Morris

Private 85399, 1/6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Born in Llanberis and resident in Pen-y-Groes. Enlisted in Llanberis into the Royal Welch Fusiliers, service number 40632. Died 7th November 1918 as a Prisoner of war. Buried in Grave XVIII B 10 in Berlin South-Western Cemetery.

ROWLANDS

Robert Roger

Lance Corporal 183408 25th Bn Canadian Infantry (Nova Scotia Regiment). Born 29th May 1893 Llanberis. Died 9th Aug 1918. Brother of Mrs Violette E Simmonds of 3 Haig Cottages, Wendover, Bucks – at the time of his attestation she was unmarried living at 23 Manchester Row, Llanberis. His civilian trade was labourer. He enlisted 22nd November 1915 at Calgary. Religion Church of England

ROWLANDS

W Pierce

possibly Rowlands, William Percy, 40749, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Born at Cardigan about 1888. Son of William and Mary Rowlands of Station House, Glandyfi. Enlisted at Wrexham into the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Service number 40749 Killed in action 20th August 1917. Commemorated on Panel 65 to 66 of the Tyne Cot Memorial

THOMAS

Richard

No further information currently available

THOMAS

Robert John

Private 151 1/6th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born & Enlisted Llanberis. Died 21st September 1915 of dysentery. Age 40. Husband of A. E. Thomas, of 8, Glanrafon Terrace, Nant Peris, Llanberis, Carnarvonshire. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military & War Memorial Cemetery Grave D. 164.

Bandsman 151 R J Thomas 8 Glanrafon Terrace, Llanberis died of dysentery 21/9/1915.Source = Casualty returns of 1st 6th RWF

Grave MI C84 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris Grave is of Ann Ellen Thomas 1879-1965 and children. Also commemorates her husband Robert John Thomas who died in Egypt 1874-1915.

WILLIAMS

Arthur

Private 66197, 9th (Service) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Born in Llanberis about 1898. Son of Elias O Williams and his wife, Margaret, of ‘Cae Perthi’, Nant Peris, Llanberis and resident there. Enlisted in Bangor. Killed in action 24th March 1918 Commemorated on Bay 5 and 6 of the Arras Memorial.

Grave MI A142 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisGrave is of Elias O Williams and Margaret Williams Cae Perthi, Nant Peris. Also commemorates their son Arthur who fell on the battlefield near Bapaume in France on 24th March 1918.

WILLIAMS

David Price

(Served As Price) Private 11199 2nd Bn South Wales Borderers. Born Llanrug, Carnarvonshire Enlisted Brecon. Killed in action 6th April 1916. Age 26. Son of the late Mary Williams. Brother of Owen Williams listed below. Buried Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart Grave F. 8.

WILLIAMS

Evan John

Private 21104, 14th (Service) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1890. Son of John R Williams and his wife, Margaret, of Llaniwen, Llanberis. Enlisted in Llanberis. Killed in action 24th April 1916. Aged 25. Buried in Grave II F 26 in Rue-du-Bacquerot Cemetery, Laventie.

Grave MI B127 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris Grave is of John R and Margaret Williams of 2 Llain Wen, Llanberis. Also commemorates their son Pte Evan J Williams, 14th Batt. RWF who fell in the great war 23rd April 1916 and who is buried at Rue de Bacquerot No1 Military Cemetery, France, aged 26yrs.

WILLIAMS

Griffith Owen

Driver 193789, ‘A’ Battery, 248th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery Born about 1870. Died 23rd February 1917. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis

WILLIAMS

Jennie

Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment, British Red Cross Born about 1873. Daughter of John and Ellen Williams of Plas Coch, Llanberis. Died 31st January 1919. Buried in Div. 64 VIII A 1 in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

LLOYD-WILLIAMS

Kelyth Pierce

Lieutenant 17th Bn Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 17th October 1916 aged 21. The only son of Dr. and of Mrs. W. Lloyd 0. Williams, J.P., Cae'r Onnen, Upper Bangor, late of Llanberis and Llwynybrain, Llanrug. Kelyth was educated at Towyn School, Shrewsbury School, Bangor University College, and at Clare College, Cambridge, where he received his Commission in the Welsh Regiment, in 1915. He was killed in action on the 17th October, 1916, and was buried in the Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.

"E'en now by faith we join our hands
With those that went before;
And greet the blood-besprinkled hands
On the eternal shore."

See also this site

http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~alwyn/C/Cofeb/KPLLW.htm

WILLIAMS

Morris

Private 40430, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis about 1888. Son of John Morris Williams and his wife, Jane, of Tan-Y-Dderwen, Llanberis. Resident there. Killed in action 26th February 1917. Aged 28. Commemorated on Pier & Face 4A 0f the Thiepval Memorial.

Grave MI C61 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant Peris
Grave of John and Jane Williams of Tan y Dderwen, Nant Peris. Also commemorates their son Morris who fell on the battlefield 27th February 1917 aged 28 yrs.

WILLIAMS

Owen

Private 32078, 14th Bn Welsh Regiment. Born Llanrug, Carnarvonshire Enlisted Pontypridd Resident Llanberis. Killed in action 10th July 1916. Possibly buried in Mametz Wood, Somme, but grave later lost. Family possibly lived in Charlotte St, Llanberis. Brother of David Price Williams listed above. Commemorated Thiepval Memorial.

WILLIAMS

Robert

Private 345654 24th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born & Resident Capel Curig, Carnarvonshire Enlisted Llanwrst, Denbigh. Died of wounds 16th July 1917. Husband of Anne Williams, of "Cil Melyn," Warden St., Llanberis, Carnarvonshire. Buried Deir El Belah War Cemetery Grave D. 24.

Grave MI L41 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisGrave of Ann Williams (buried 1951) of 9 Yankee Street, Llanberis. Also commemorates her husband Robert Charles Williams who was killed in the Great War at Palestine on 17th July 1917.

WILLIAMS

Robert M

Private 40477, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born in Llanberis and enlisted there. Killed in action 1st September 1916. Commemorated on Pier & Face 4A of the Thiepval Memorial On this day the battalion was in Montauban Alley on the Somme.

Grave MI F103 Llanberis Parish Church, Nant PerisIn memory of Robert M Williams dear son of Robert and M Williams Coedmawr who lost his life in France 1st September 1916.

Not listed on the memorial

OWEN

William

Private 21399, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to the Chinese Labour Corps as Sergeant, 580213. Died 11th April 1921. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis.

1939-1945

HAYES

John

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HUGHES

Owen Arfon

Gunner 4195709, 456 Battery, 69 (10th Battalion, the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Searchlight Regiment Born about 1922. Son of Owen Owen Hughes and his wife, Jennie Grace, of Llanberis. Died 31st March 1922. Aged 19. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis. Brother of Thomas John Hughes (see below)

HUGHES

Thomas John

Fusilier 4194783, 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) Born about 1920. Son of Owen Owen Hughes and his wife, Jennie Grace, of Llanberis Died 12th April 1945. Aged 24. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis. Brother of Owen Arfon Hughes (see above)

JONES

Bobbie

No further information currently available.

JONES

Goronwy Wyn

Sergeant (Navigator) 1125794, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Born about 1921. Son of Thomas Richard and Laura Jones of Llanberis. Died 3rd April 1943. Aged 21. Buried in Joint Grave 21 E 13-14 in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

The squadron was based at Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire and flew Avro Lancaster Mark III heavy bombers. The crew took off in ED736, code letters SR-W on a raid on Essen. They were one of nine aircraft that failed to return.

JONES

John Glynn

Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1500800, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Born about 1914. Son of William and Margaret Ellen Jones. Husband of Elion Jones of Deinolen. Died 1st September 1943. Buried in Grave 5 C 25 in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

12 Squadron were based at Wickenby, Lincolnshire and flew Avro Lancaster Mark III heavy bombers. They were one of two crews lost in a raid on Berlin, wither in DV185, code letters PH-D or in DV241, PH-F.

JONES

John Haydn

Sergeant 1164197, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Born about 1921. Son of John Brwynog Jones and his wife, Elizabeth Ann, of Llanberis Died 2nd March 1943 when his plane crashed near St Maartensdijk in Holland while returning from a raid on Berlin. Aged 21. Commemorated on Panel 155 of the Runnymede Memorial

15 Squadron were flying Short Stirling heavy bombers until the end of 1943 when they converted onto Avro Lancasters.

LEWIS

Joseph

Private 3646450, 9th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) Died 21st April 1940. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris at Llanberis.

OWEN

Richard Gwynedd

Petty Officer Stoker P/K 57981, HMS Exmouth, Royal Navy Died 21st January 1940. Commemorated on Panel 41, Column 2 of the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

HMS Exmouth was an ‘E’ Class destroyer, built in 1934 which was torpedoed and sunk with all hands 20 miles off Wick in Northern Scotland. She was escorting a merchant ship ‘Cyprian Prince’, carrying ammunition and anti aircraft guns to Scapa Flow. The Cyprian Prince did not dare to stop and pick up any survivors in case she too was torpedoed. It was originally thought unlikely that Exmouth was torpedoed but German records have shown it was the U-22 that sank her. The single torpedo hit exploded one of her magazines.

ROBERTS

Bertie

Gunner 932358, 66 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery Born about 1918. Adopted son and nephew of Nesta Roberts of Llanberis. Died 4th October 1943. Buried in Grave II B 9 in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

ROBERTS

Cemlyn Wyn

Fusilier 4197865, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Born about 1918. Son of Robert Evan and Elizabeth J Roberts of Llanberis. Died 31st March 1943. Buried in the churchyard of St Peris Church, Llanberis.

ROBERTS

Llewellyn

Able Seaman D/SSX 21949, HMS ‘Pelican’, Royal Navy Born about 1915. Son of RW& Ellen Roberts of Llanberis. Died 23rd April 1940. Aged 24. Commemorated on Panel 38, Column 2 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Pelican was an ‘Egret’ class sloop, commissioned in 1938. During the campaign in Norway the ship was bombed and heavily damaged in the stern. She was towed to Lerwick, in the Shetland Islands by HMS Fleetwood.

ROBERTS

Richard

Sergeant 4188925, 2/7th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment Born about 1911. Son of Richard and Mary Roberts of Cwm-y-Glo, missing in action believed dead 31st January 1944. Commemorated on Panel 9 of the Cassino memorial, Italy.

ROBERTS

Thomas

No further information currently available.

Falklands 1982

ROBERTS

John Raymond

Cook, HMS ’Ardent’, Royal Navy. Born about 1955. Killed in action 21st May 1982. He is also commemorated on the Falklands Sea Forces Memorial in Portsmouth.

Ardent was a Type 21 class frigate. It 1982 she formed part of the task force sent to the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion. While sailing through Falkland Sound after taking part in a shore bombardment she was attacked by four Argentinean A4 Skyhawk aircraft and was hit by three 500 lb. bombs, two of which exploded. Amongst the areas hit was a dining hall. After making her way to San Carlos Water the ship was again attacked and hit by more bombs forcing her to be abandoned. The fires grew worse until they reached the Torpedo magazine, which exploded. From her crew of 201, 22 were killed.

For further information, please see ‘Through Fire and Water’ a history of HMS Ardent.

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