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LLANDDULAS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

The Llandulas War Memorial is on the A457 in a fenced enclosure opposite the Royal British Legion Club. The Banks memorial, the small plaque, is in the enclosure.

Photograph Copyright © Chris Harley 2007

IN MEMORY OF THOSE FROM
THE PARISH OF LLANDDULAS
WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1914-19

BANKS

Arthur Chaplin

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 22nd June 1916. Aged 20. Son of Mr. C. P. and Helen Agnes Banks, of Arnold House, Llanddulas, Denbighshire. Native of Kendal, Westmorland. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 1.

CADMAN, MC

Charles Joseph

Lieutenant, 150th Infantry Brigade Signal Service, Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Aged 24. Killed in action 26th January 1917. Son of the late James Cope Cadman, M.I.C.E., and the late Betty Cadman. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 1.

DAVIES

John

Private 36609, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died in Mesopotamia 23rd June 1916. Born Bettwsynrhos, Denbighshire, enlisted Kinmel Park, resident Llanddulas. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XI. Row H. Grave 6.

JONES

Gwilyn [George]

Lance Corporal 10939, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 14th September 1914. Born Llanddulas, enlisted Brecon. Son of Abel and Jane Jones, of Quarry View, Landdulas, Denbighshire. No known grave. Commmeorated on LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

JONES

Robert John

Lance Corporal 36335, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died in Mesopotamia 13th July 1916. Aged 21. Born Llanddulas, enlisted Kinmel Park. Son of John Jones, of Reading Room, Llanddulas, Abergele, Denbighshire. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 10.

ROBERTS

William

Deck Hand 19453/Da. H.M.S. Victory, Royal Navy. Died 6th March 1918. Aged 20. Son of John Roberts, of 2, Yard Cottages, Llanddulas. Buried west of the church in ST. CYNBRYD CHURCHYARD, LLANDDULAS, Breconshire.

ROBERTS

William

Private 40646, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 24th April 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Colwyn, resident Llanddulas. Son of Robert and Hannah Roberts, of Maes-Y-don, Llanddulas, Abergele, Denbighshire. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 22.

WILLIAMS

David Lewis

Private M2/222533, Motor Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 16th July 1917. Born and resident Llandulas, enlisted Abergele.

Y MAE EU HENW YN BYW BYTH
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939 - 1945

DAVIES

Richard Jones

Sergeant (Pilot) 1058458, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25th August 1941. Aged 21. Son of John and Elizabeth Davies, of Llanddulas. Buried in the new ground of ST. CYNBRYD CHURCHYARD, LLANDDULAS. Row 6. Grave 1.

GRIFFITHS

Ivor James

[Corporal on mmeorial] Lance Corporal 2353493, 80 W/T Section, Royal Signal Corps. Died 1st September 1943 as a prisoner of the Japanese. Aged 27. Son of James and Margaret Griffiths, of Llanddulas, Denbighshire. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Plot B6. Row T. Grave 20.

JONES, DFM

Percival Henry Minton

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1390870, 463 (R.A.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd June 1944. Aged 23. Son of Humphrey and Hilda Alice Jones, of Welling. Kent. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 12. (Note: This is the correct man but the connection with Llanddulas is unknown).

LLOYD

Ieuan

Able Seaman, Royal Navy - there is only one Ieuan Llloyd listed for WW2 RN - possibly Ieuan Mervyn Thomas LLOYD, Able Seaman D/JX 267490, H.M.S. President, Royal Navy. Died 30th March 1945. Aged 39. Son of David and Annie Lloyd; husband of Mary Lloyd, of Kersal, Salford, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 94, Column 1.

MORRIS

Robert

Aircraftman 1st Class 1379278, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1941. Aged 32. Son of John and Jane Ellen Morris; husband of Edith E. Morris, of Colwyn Bay. Buried in the new ground of ST. CYNBRYD CHURCHYARD, LLANDDULAS. Row 5. Grave 3.

ROGERS

Robert David

Guardsman 2735031, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 11th August 1944. Aged 29. Son of Edwin and Gwen Rogers, of Llanddulas, Denbighshire. Buried in ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 3.

WILLIAMS

Dyfric

[Spelt DYFRIG on CWGC] Corporal 2123668, 90 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 14th February 1944. Buried in the new ground of ST. CYNBRYD CHURCHYARD, LLANDDULAS. Row 7. Grave 1.

WILLIAMS

Griffith

Gunner 1603382, 3 H.A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 15th September 1943 as a prisoner of war of the Japanese. Aged 28. Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Williams, of Llanddulas, Denbighshire. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row Q. Grave 5.

On separate panel below 1939-1945 and on separate stone

In Memory Of
Sergeant ARTHUR BANKS RAF V.R.
born Llanddulas 6th October 1923,
who was tortured and executed by his captors on
20th December 1944, at Ariano, Italy.
Posthumously awarded the George Cross.
Presented to his father by
King George VI.
"The righteous are in the hands of God
and there shall no torment touch them."

BANKS, GC

Arthur

Sergeant 1607992, 112 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Executed 20th December 1944 at Ariano, Italy. Aged 22. Son of Charles Chaplin Banks and Harriet Margaret Banks, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Awarded the George cross (G.C.). Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

The following details are taken from the citation in the London Gazette of 5th November, 1946, announcing the posthumous award of the George Cross:

On 29th August 1944, Sgt. Banks took part in an armed reconnaissance of the Ravenna and Ferrara areas. Making a forced landing when his aircraft was damaged, he decided, after the aircraft had been destroyed, to try and reach the Allied lines. He made contact with a group of partisans, among whom he became an outstanding figure for his advice and encouragement in action against the Germans. Early in December, a crossing by boat into Allied territory was planned, but the whole party was captured. Sgt. Banks was cruelly tortured at his interrogation, which was presided over by the German district commander. Getting hold of a machine gun, he might have killed most of his captors. His conduct was in all times in keeping with the highest traditions of the service, even in the face of brutal and inhuman treatment.

Last updated 8 September, 2007

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