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War Memorials

Abergele

The Abergele War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II.

The memorial, in the form of a stone, standing Celtic Cross featuring Celtic knotwork, stands in the grounds of St. Michael's Parish Church. It was dedicated on 7 Jul 1921.

Abergele is a town in the County Borough of Conwy. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire, and between 1974 and 1996 of the county of Clwyd.

Abergele War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Force Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
DAVIES
Albert

240894
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 21 Son of Robert & Anne Davies, of 15, Plasnewydd Buildings, Abergele. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
DAVIES
Allen

10936
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Oct 1914 22 Son of John & Alice Davies, of 1, Fron Hyfryd, Groes Lwyd, Abergele. Born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
DAVIES
David

5718
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
29 Dec 1914 32 Son of Hugh & Annie Davies, of 1, Nelson Terrace, Abergele; husband of Ethel Annie Davies, of 11, Stanmore Street, Rhyl. Ploegstreert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
DAVIES
Hugh Thomas

16023
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
26 Feb 1916 21 Son of John & Matilda Davies, of 15, Mount Pleasant, Abergele. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
DAVIES
John

15239 & 52957
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
formerly
Cheshire Regiment
15 Mar 1918 30 Son of David & Laura Davies, of Bryn Coch, Abergele. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France.
DAVIES
John
DAVIES
John
Private
DAVIES
Joseph
11069
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 27 Son of Walter and Alice Davies, of 5, Rhuddlan Road, Abergele. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
DAVIES
Robert Evan
Private
DAVIES
William

21352
Prince of Wales' Volunteers (11th Bn. South Lancashire Regiment) 1 Jul 1916 36 Born Abergele. Husband of Myfanwy Davies, of 48, Tennyson Street, Sutton Manor, St. Helens, Lancashire, England. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
DAVIES
William
Air Mechanic 2nd Class
DICKEN
Thomas

39041
Royal Flying Corps
(30th Sqdn.)
4 Jan 1917 30 Son of William Williams Dicken & Ellen Dicken, of Beach House, Llanddulas. St. Cynbryd's Churchyard, Llanddulas.
Private
DUNWELL
Robert

28394
South Wales Borderers
(4th Bn.)
17 Jul 1918 22 Born Otley, Yorkshire, England. Son of Christopher & Elizabeth Dunwell, 7, New Street, Abergele. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Private
ELLIS
John David

241341
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 38 Son of Mr & Mrs Ellis, of Bodelwyddan; husband of Mrs M A Ellis, of Pontydd, Towyn. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
EVANS
David
Lieutenant
EVANS
Francis Graham
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
25 Sep 1916 23 Son of the Rev. & Mrs. Graham Evans, of Duntrune, Abergele. Also commemorated on the St. George War Memorial and the Llanrhaeadr War Memorial. St. George Churchyard.
Private
EVANS
Harold

91400 & 87212
Durham Light Infantry
(15th Bn.)
formerly
King's Liverpool Regt.
3 Sep 1918 Son of David Roberts Evans & Hannah Evans, Bank Building, Abergele. Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
EVANS
H Walton
Sergeant
EVANS
Stephen

40849
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
8 Apr 1917 30 Son of David & Elizabeth Evans, of 21, New Street, Abergele. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
FITTON
Harry
61227
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(19th Bn.)
23 Nov 1917 Born in Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire, England. Son of Jemima Sophie Needham of Brynffynnon Cottages, Abergele. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
FURNISH
Thomas William

2701
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 25 Born Llandulas. Son of Thomas & Sarah Ann Furnish, of 8, New York Terrace, Abergele. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
HUGHES
Edward

18688
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("D" Coy. 16th Bn.)
11 Apr 1916 28 Son of John & Hannah Hughes, of Tŷ Ucha, Abergele. Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
HUGHES
Elias

20130
Welsh Regiment
(15th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 30 Son of the late Elias Hughes, of 4, Mount Pleasant, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
HUGHES
George

15439
Worcestershire Regiment
(4th Bn.)
6 Aug 1915 21 Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
HUGHES
Robert Isaac

202528
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
6 Apr 1918 40 Son of John & Mary Hughes, of 'Bodgwynedd', Abergele; husband of Maria Hughes, of Chapel Street, Abergele. Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.
HUGHES
Thomas
JENKINS
David Ll
JONES
Arthur
Private
JONES
Charles Phillip(s)
16144
King's Liverpool Regiment
(17th Bn.)
30 Jul 1916 21 Son of Charles & Mary Jane Jones, Metropole, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Second Lieutenant
JONES
David
Welsh Regiment
(3rd Bn.)
attd.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 30 Son of Elizabeth Jones, of 10, Bryn Tirion Terrace, Abergele, & the late David Jones. Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
JONES
Edgar
Private
JONES
George Frederick

51968
King's Liverpool Regiment
(17th Bn.)
12 Oct 1916 18 Son of William Henry & Martha Jones, Penybont, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Isaac

11126
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Oct 1914 24 Son of the late John Lloyd Jones, 3 Mount Pleasant, Abergele. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
JONES
John

39940
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
3 Sep 1916 Son of John & Ann Jones, of 12, Mount Pleasant, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
John Thomas

8252
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
31 Oct 1914 Born Abergele. Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
JONES
John William

42225
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
21 Oct 1916 21 Son of Robert Jones, of 15, New Street, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
JONES
Joseph
Private
JONES
Owen

64619
Cheshire Regiment (11th Bn.) 20 Apr 1918 17 Son of Owen and Ann Jones, of 32, Peel Street, Abergele. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Percy

RR/1738
South African Infantry
(1st Regt.)
20 Mar 1918 31 Son of Thomas & Eliza Jones, of 'Bodlondeb', Rhydyfoel, Abergele. Employed at the Globe & Phoenix Mine, Johannesburg, South Africa. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Thomas

3273
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
4 Aug 1916 32 Son of Peter Jones, of 7, New Street, Abergele. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
JONES
Thomas Edward

38722 & 35547
East Lancashire Regt.
(11th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
28 Jun 1918 19 Son of John & Margaret Elizabeth Jones, 19 New Street, Abergele. Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux-Berquin, Nord, France.
JONES
Thomas
Captain
JONES-BATEMAN
Frank (Francis)
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
4 Nov 1918 22 Son of Herbert Burleton Jones-Bateman, B.C.S., & Evelyn Jones-Bateman, of Eyarth, Ruthin, Denbighshire. Brother of Llewelyn Jones-Bateman (below). Also commemorated on the Llanfair War Memorial. Cross Roads Cemetery, Fontaine-Au-Bois, Nord, France.
Captain
JONES-BATEMAN
Llewelyn
Royal Field Artillery
("A" Bty. 103rd Bde.)
19 Mar 1916 27 Son of Herbert Burleton Jones-Bateman, of the Indian Civil Service, & Evelyn Jones-Bateman, of Pentre Mawr, Abergele, and of Eyarth, Ruthin. Brother of Francis Jones-Bateman (above). Also commemorated on the Llanfair War Memorial. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pa-de-Calais, France.
Private
KING
Ralph Stanley

47813
Lancashire Fusiliers (1st Bn.) 15 Mar 1918 19 Son of George Joseph & Gertrude King, Gwrych Castle Lodge, Abergele. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
LEWIS
Neville

2368
Manchester Regiment
(1st/5th Bn.)
27 May 1915 22 Born Hawarden, Flintshire. Son of Edward & Elizabeth A. Lewis, of 'Strathmore', St. George's Road, Abergele. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Sergeant
LLOYD
Daniel Owen

9444
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
25 Sep 1915 30 Born Bodfari, Flintshire. Son of Henry & Mary Elizabeth Lloyd, of 'Rhianws', 2, Granville Terrace, Abergele. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
MASON
Peter
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(6th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.)
17 Feb 1917 21 Son of Margaret Mason, of Brooklands, Abergele, & the late William Tate Mason. M.A.. Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.
Captain
MELLOR
Walton
Royal Irish Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
23 Aug 1914 36 Son of Col. John Edwin Mellor, C.B., of Tan-y-Bryn, Abergele; husband of Kathleen Geraldine Helen Mellor, of 'Avonwood', Avonmore Avenue... St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
NEEDHAM
Thomas Vaughan

40795
Manchester Regiment
(22nd Bn.)
18 Jan 1917 38 Born Abergele. Son of John & Sarah A. Needham, of 410, Edge Lane, Liverpool, England. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
OWEN
Frank
Private
OWEN
Robert (Bobbie) Edward

67632
Cheshire Regiment
(15th Bn.)
20 Oct 1918 Born Abergele. Bissegem Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
PIERSON
Guy Kenyon

SPTS/4228
Royal Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
7 Jul 1916 38 Son of Charles & Betsy Pierson, of Newholme, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; husband of Edith Alice Pierson, of Brig-y-Dou, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
POWELL
Edward

55715
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
14 May 1917 19 Son of David & Harriet Powell, 1, Peel Street, Abergele. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
POWNALL
William Hugh
131900
Royal Garrison Artillery 20 Sep 1917 34 Son of the late Charles & Mary Pownall, of Marshfield Villa, Abergele; husband of Mary Pownall, of 2, Glanrafon Terrace, Tanygrisiau, Merionethshire. The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Second Lieutenant
RADCLIFFE
Ernest Charles Derwentwater
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 22 Only son of David Clark Radcliffe & Florence Mary Radcliffe, of 'Pen Dyffryn', Meliden, Flintshire. Artillery Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
ROBERTS
Fred
Private
ROBERTS
Isaac

20138
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
6 Jul 1916 35 Born Abergele. Son of Hugh Robert Roberts, of Brynygasag, Pantasaph, Holywell, Flintshire; husband of Eleanor Roberts. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
ROBERTS
John

49793 & 560
Cheshire Regiment (1st Bn.)
formerly
Denbighshire Yeomanry
5 Oct 1917 Born Abergele. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
ROBERTS
John

6017 or 7017
Prince Albert's Somerset Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
21 Oct 1914 Born Llangelyn, Conwy Caernarfonshire. Ploegstreert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Private
ROBERTS
John Owen

25465
South Wales Borderers
("C" Coy. 2nd Bn.)
15 Oct 1918 20 Son of Owen & Harriet Roberts, of 3, Tyddyn Isa Cottages, Towyn. Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Second Lieutenant
ROBERTS
Thomas O
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
18 Sep 1918 28 Son of Mr & Mrs William Roberts, of Bod-Gwilym, Abergele; husband of Jenny Dyrnogwen Roberts, of 19, Langdale Road., Victoria Park, Manchester, England. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
STACEY
Ernest George Hewlett
4531
Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
(19th Bn.)
15 Jun 1916 21 Born Meltham, Yorkshire, England. Son of Rev. Ernest Lloyd Stacey & Edith Stacey of 'Dolobran', Abergele. Died of cerebral spinal fever after disembarking in England. Also commemorated on the Dural Memorial, Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia. Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, England.
Lance Corporal
SUTTON
John
23618 & 20082
Royal Defence Corps
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
10 Oct 1918 56 Husband of Mary Ann Ellen Sutton, 11, Mount Pleasant, Abergele. Died at sea. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Private
UNSWORTH
James Walters Noel

21930
King's Liverpool Regiment
(17th Bn.)
30 Jul 1916 20 Born Liverpool, England. Son of Arthur & the late Theresa Unsworth, 'Garswood', Abergele. Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France.
Private
VAUGHAN
John

2764
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 25 Born Llanrwst, Denbighshire. Son of Lewis & Eliza Jane Vaughan, of 3, Peel Street, Abergele. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
WILLIAMS
David
Private
WILLIAMS
Edward (Eddie)

17613
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 21 Son of Edward & Alice E Williams, of Moranwedd, Abergele. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
Fred

2697
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 21 Born Wrexham, Denbighshire. Son of William & Mary Williams, of 14, Bryntirion Terrace, Abergele. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
WILLIAMS
George Trevor

42176
East Yorkshire Regiment
(1st/4th Bn.)
27 May 1918 18 Son of William & Mary Williams, of 14, Bryntirion, Abergele. Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Lance Corporal
WILLIAMS
Horatio

R/1918
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(4th Bn.)
5 Jan 1918 25 Son of Benjamin Jackson Williams & Annie Williams, of Morvan, Pensarn, Abergele. Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.
WILLIAMS
Peter
Lance Corporal
WILLIAMS
Richard

16297
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
20 Jul 1916 21 Son of Richard & E Mary Williams, of 7, Bryn Tirion Terrace, Abergele. Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
William A

202044
Manchester Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
3 Apr 1917 19 Son of Edwin & Jane Williams, of 4, Vale View Terrace, Abergele. Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Driver
WINKUP
Arthur
131633
Royal Field Artillery (9th Div. Ammunition Col.) 15 Dec 1918 20 Son of Arthur & Betsy Wardle Winkup, of Tŷ Croes, Foryd, Abergele. Native of Prestwick, Manchester, England. Mons/Bergen Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Force Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
DAVIES
Trevor Gwyn
11007321
Royal Scots
(8th Bn.)
26 Mar 1945 21 Born Abergele. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Captain
DIMBLEBY
Herbert William

172944
Royal Artillery
77 The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Medium Regt.
Died 18 July 1944 32 Son of Hubert & Elise Dimbleby; husband of Olwen Vaughan Dimbleby, of Abergele. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Private
ELLIS
John Edward

4201913
South Wales Borderers
(6th Bn.)
26 Mar 1944 29 Son of Mrs . Ellis, of Abergele; husband of Selina Ellis, of Abergele. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Private
EVANS
Hugh Edward

4208460
Royal Army Medical Corps 9 Jan 1946 St. Michael's Churchyard, Abergele.
Gunner
HALLIDAY
Harold McDonald

4190999
Royal Artillery
(15 Bty., 6 H.A.A. Regt.)
18 Sep 1944 29 Son of Mrs A Halliday, of Abergele. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Aircraftman 2nd Class
HUGHES
Robert Einion

974571
Royal Air Force 25 Sep 1941 Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, Abergele.
Pilot Officer
JACOB
Lawrence Mason

102605
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(50 Sqdn.)
14 Jan 1942 31 Son of Squire & Louise Jacob, of Abergele. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Fusilier
JONES
John Alexander (Alec J)

2321362
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
31 Jul 1940 32 Son of John Arthur & Elizabeth Jones, of Abergele. St. Michael's Churchyard, Abergele.
JONES
Trevor
JONES
Trevor
Fusilier
JONES
Kyffin
14784480
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
24 Feb 1945 32 Son of Frederick & Ellen Jones, of Abergele. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
JONES
Gwilym
JONES
Morris W
Fusilier
LEWIS
Ivor

4197501
Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment (9th Bn.) 18 Feb 1944 25 Son of Annie Lewis, of Abergele. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant Air Gnr.
OWEN
Orthin
Vaughan

994134
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (57 Sqdn.) 12 Aug 1942 24 Son of the Rev. Richard Vaughan Owen, & Maggie Elizabeth Owen, of Port Dinorwig, Caernarfonshire Nes General Cemetery, Ameland, Waddeneilanden, Friesland, Netherlands.
Ordinary Seaman
PARRY
Cecil I?

D/JX 344252
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Karanja
12 Nov 1942 18 Son of John & Edith Parry, of Abergele. Sunk by German aircraft off Bougie, Algeria. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Flying Officer Pilot
PUGH
Richard Elwyn Vaughan

123636
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(103 Sqdn.)
26 Nov 1943 29 Son of Hugh David & Gwladys Cordelia Pugh; husband of Gwyneth Myfanwy Pugh, of Abergele. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
Leading Seaman
SHAW
Stephen

P/JX 141569
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Royal Oak
14 Oct 1939 21 Son of Charles & Florence M L Shaw, of Abergele. Torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-47 while anchored at Scapa Flow, Orkney, Scotland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
ST. JOHN
Peter
Fusilier
WELLS
Ernest

4202846
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(6th Bn.)
12 Aug 1944 30 Son of Ernest & Louisa Wells, of Abergele. St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France.
Captain
WETTON
Ernest

49133 & 25030
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
formerly
North Staffordshire Regiment
21 Mar 1942 Born Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England. Son of Edwin & Eliza Wetton, Hope and Anchor, Newhall, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Husband of Mary Wetton (nee Roberts). Died at Vale of Clwyd Sanatorium, Llanbedr, Denbighshire. Abergele Cemetery.
WILLIAMS
Richard

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