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Bagillt

The Bagillt War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in the First and Second World Wars. The marble memorial, of a soldier standing on a plinth, stands on the High Street.

Bagillt is a small town on the Dee Estuary in Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996 it was in the county of Clwyd.

Bagillt War Memorial

The base of the memorial is inscribed with a poignant verse by the bard Ellis Evans (Hedd Wyn), who himself was killed in World War I.

Mae'r hen delynau genid gynt
Ynghrog ar gangau'r helyg draw,
A gwaedd y bechgyn lond y gwynt,
A'u gwaed yn gymysg efo'r glaw.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Chief Engineer
ATKINSON
Joseph William
Mercantile Marine
(SS Tummel - Hull)
24 Feb 1916 63 Son of the late Stephen Marling Atkinson, & Sarah Atkinson; husband of Alice Atkinson (nee Curtis), of 82, Somerset Street, Hull, Yorkshire, England. Resident of Gadlys, Bagillt. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Private
BELLIS
Joseph

20527
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
14 Feb 1917 21 Son of John & Priscilla Bellis, of Old Engine, Coleshill. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
BEVAN
Herbert

15715
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
2 Mar 1916 21 Of Colehill Farm, Bagillt. Son of Thomas Bevan, of 3, Foulke's Terrace, Station Road, Bagillt. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
BEVAN
Robert

10807
9th Queen's Royal Lancers 27 Mar 1918 23 Son of William & Margaret Bevan, of Glyn, Coleshill. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Gunner
BLACKWELL
Ishmael

162032
Royal Field Artillery
("D" Bty. 162nd Bde.)
11 Jul 1918 20 Of Roseneath, Bagillt. Son of Joseph & Alice Blackwell, of 8, Evan Street, Flint.
Gwalia Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
BRAGG
Stanley
Of Gadlys, Bagillt.
Lance Corporal
CATHERALL
Wilfred
87594
Machine Gun Corps Infantry 26 Feb 1919 21 Son of William & Martha Catherall, of Red Lion Hotel, Bagillt. St. Mary's Churchyard, Bagillt.
CROSBY
Annie
Civilian 7 May 1915 Daughter of Margaret Crosby, of Foel Gron, Bagillt, & the late Edward Crosby. Drowned in the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine off the coast off Kinsale, Cork, Ireland. Resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
CROSBY
Ellen (Nellie)
Civilian 7 May 1915 36 Daughter of Margaret Crosby, of Foel Gron, Bagillt, & the late Edward Crosby. Drowned in the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine off the coast off Kinsale, Cork, Ireland. Resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Bombardier
CROSBY
Thomas Davies

5803
Canadian Field Artillery
(1st Bde.)
12 Jun 1916 30 Son of Margaret Crosby, of Foel Gron, Bagillt, & the late Edward Crosby. Native of Liverpool, England. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
DALE
Robert

20847
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
2 Mar 1916 38 Husband of S Jane Dale, 4, Conway's Row, Bagillt. Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
DRIVER
Henry
Of Nantymoch, Bagillt.
Private
ELLIS
John (Jack) Edward
2459
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/5th Bn.)
16 Jan 1916 20 Son of William Edward & Martha Ellis, of Fron Deg, Tophill,
Bagillt.
St. Mary's Churchyard, Bagillt.
Private
EVANS
Evan Henry

25615
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
12 Jul 1916 24 Son of John Henry & Phoebe Evans, of 2, Neston View, Bagillt. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
EVANS
Evan Jones
15693
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 29 Born Mold, Flintshire. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Driver
EVANS
William Edward

214303
Royal Field Artillery
(9th Reserve Bty.)
6 Mar 1917 23 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Evans, of Pierce's Row, Bagillt. New Brighton Cemetery, Bagillt.
Private
FERGUSON
Thomas
3670
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 29 Son of Thomas Ferguson of Castle Street, Flint, and the late Mary Ellen Ferguson. Le Touret Memorial
Pas de Calais
France
Private
GRIFFITHS
William
         
Private
GRIFFITHS
William Henry
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
22 Mar 1918 33 Son of Henry & Catherine Griffiths, of Bagillt; husband of Catherine J Griffiths, of 5, Panton Place, High Street, Holywell. Arras Memorial
Pas de Calais
France.
Private
HIGGINBOTHAM
Joseph

12929
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Bn.) 
11 Mar 1918 29 Of 5, Walk Cottages, Bagillt. Brother of W E Higginbotham, Cambrian Row, Bagillt. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
HUGHES
Edwin

316685
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 33 Of 1, Glanrafon Terrace, Bagillt. Son of the late William & Ann Hughes, of Morfa Cottage, Walwen, Bagillt. Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
HUGHES
Robert John

202011
Manchester Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
8 Oct 1917 20 Son of Thomas & Mary Hughes, of 13, Hope Cottages, Gadlys Lane, Bagillt. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
HUGHES
Robert Thomas

43007
Yorkshire Regiment
(8th Bn.)
11 Jun 1917 33 Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Hughes, of Old Wesley Mount, Bagillt. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
HUMPHREYS
Horace Charle
s
308026 & 4823
King's Liverpool Regiment
(1st/8th Bn.)
formerly Manchester Regiment
26 Sep 1916 24 Son of Thomas & Susan Humphreys, Sea View House, Whelstone, Holywell. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
IRVINE
Robert Hinton
345176 & 656
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("B" Coy., 24th Bn.)
formerly
Denbighshire Yeomanry
8 Nov 1918 28 Born Llanrwst, Denbighshire. Son of the late Christopher & Anne Irvine, of Holyhead, Anglesey. Of 1, Reece Terrace, Bagillt. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
Edward Albert

63458
Machine Gun Corps
(196th Coy.)
31 Jul 1917 24 Son of John & Margaret Jones, of 4, Rising Sun, Bagillt. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Frank

1220
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
19 Aug 1915 18 Brother of George Owen Jones, 4 School Row, Ffynongroew. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
JONES
Hugh
20984
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
25 Feb 1917 24 Husband of Catherine Jones, of 3, Old Quay, Greenfield, Holywell. Of Llwyn, Bagillt. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Rifleman
JONES
John Lester

32550
South Lancashire Regiment
(1st/5th Bn.)
7 Mar 1918 20 Son of Adeline L Jones, of Fferm Farm, Bagillt, & the late Thomas Jones. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
John Probert

15243
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
2 Mar 1916 20 Son of Alfred H & Louisa Jones, Old Yard, Bagillt. Of Penycob, Bagillt. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Joseph

2194
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 24 Son of Humphrey & Sarah Jones, Tŷ Maen, Bagillt. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
JONES
Joseph Edward
Of 10, Conway's Row, Bagillt.
Private
JONES
Luther

60616
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("C" Coy. 25th Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry Bn.)
21 Sep 1918 20 Son of George & Catherine Jones, of 12, Neston View, Bagillt. Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Able Seaman
JONES
Richard Alexander

R/3841
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
(Anson Bn.)
25 Aug 1918 22 Son of Sarah Jones, 1, Kimberley Terrace, New Brighton, Bagillt. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
Seth Edwyn

16166
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
28 Nov 1918 27 Son of Edwyn Jones, Fern Cottage, Bagillt. St. Mary's Churchyard, Bagillt.
Private
JONES
Thomas Charles

21235
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 20 Son of Margaret Jones, of 4, Rising Sun, Bagillt, & the late John Jones. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Wilfred

203255
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn.)
31 Jul 1917 20 Son of Susannah Jones, of Gorphwysfa, Station Road, Bagillt. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
LLOYD
George

278247
Essex Regiment
(1st Bn.)
23 Aug 1918 23 Son of Jane Lloyd, of 2, Pierce's Row, Bagillt, & the late James Lloyd. Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
LLOYD
William

54746
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(15th Bn. )
6 Feb 1917 24 Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Lloyd, of 6, Neston View, Bagillt. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Sergeant
MOLE
George Wright

30609 & 20138
Royal Defence Corps
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
10 Oct 1918 39 Born at East Stonehouse, Devon, England. Of Glamorfa, Bagillt. Died at sea. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Private
MOORCROFT
A George
Of Pierce's Row, Bagillt.
Corporal
MORGAN
Osborne

20524
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
8 Jul 1917 21 Son of Robert & Margaret Morgan, of Bryn Rhosyn, Bagillt. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
MORRIS
Hugh

53642
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
27 Feb 1917 Of Green Park, Bagillt. Queen's Cemetery, Bucqoy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
MORRIS
Thomas William

20982
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
29 Dec 1917 21 Son of Edward & Margaret Morris, of 6, Barker's Row, Bagillt. Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.
Private
ROBERTS
Alfred Frank
16480
York and Lancaster Regiment
(10th Bn.)
3 Jul 1916 25 Son of John Roberts,
of Foel Gron
Bagillt
.
Thiepval Memorial
Somme
France.
Private
TATTUM
John Henry

41866 & 160318
Yorkshire Regiment (10th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
4 Oct 1917 19 Son of Francis & Mary E Tattum, 8, Talbet Terrace, Bagillt. Of Coetia Gwyn, Bagillt. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
THOMAS
Frank

5825
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 31 Husband of Abegail Thomas, of 8, Powell's Terrace, Bagillt. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
THOMAS
John Edwin

2315
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
15 Jan 1915 33 Son of Joseph & Mary Thomas, of Bagillt; husband of Annie Thomas, of 2, Emlyn Cottages, New Brighton, Bagillt. New Brighton Cemetery, Bagillt.
Private
WILLIAMS
Edwin

883
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
16 Aug 1915 36 Son of Thomas John & Mary Ann Williams, of Pentre, Flint; husband of Susanah Williams, of 7, Powell's Terrace, Bagillt. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
WILLIAMS
John Angel

2231
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 20 Son of John & Mary Williams, of Spring Hill, Top Works, Bagillt. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Able Seaman
WILLIAMS
William
Mercantile Marine
(S.S. "Red Rose")
(Liverpool)
22 May 1918 39 Son of Henry Williams of 5, Victoria Row, Walwen, Flint, and the late Mary Williams (nee Hughes) Tower Hill Memorial
London

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Second Radio Officer
BANNON
Peter Francis
Merchant Navy
S.S. Marcella
13 Mar 1943 20 Son of Peter Francis Bannon & Cecilia Bannon (nee Maguire), of Rhosddu, Wrexham, Denbighshire.  Husband of Cecilia Catherine Bannon, 70 River Bank Estate, Bagillt. Sunk off  Cape Finisterre, Spain by  German submarine. Also commemorated on the Holywell War Memorial.
Private
BARBER
Douglas Dean

4196825
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
5 Aug 1944 25 Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Sergeant
BEVAN
Glyn Lloyd

4196146
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Aug 1944 25 Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Guardsman
BLYTHIN
David

2735542
Welsh Guards
(2nd Bn.)
11 Mar 1943 24 Son of Samuel & Mary Elizabeth Blythin, of Bagillt. Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland.
Private
BUTLER
Joseph Edward
Royal Army Medical Corps 4 Jun 1945 23 Liveramentu Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Leading Air Fitter (E)
DAVIES
Iorwerth Lewis

FX75093
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Peregrine
18 Aug 1940 23 Son of Edward and Sarah Davies, of Bagillt. St. Michael's Churchyard, Caerwys.
EDWARDS
George
         
Private
EDWARDS
Harry E

1453976
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
(7th Bn.)
25/28 May 1940 23 Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France.
Fusilier
EDWARDS
Ronald Elwyn

4203789
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 26 Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Sergeant
ELLIS
Percy Goronwy

4191514
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
(8th Bn.)
21 Jun 1944 31 Son of Richard & Louisa Ellis; husband of Bera Ellis, of Mostyn. Orvieto War Cemetery, Italy.
EVANS
Henry
Gunner
EVANS
William John

1457931
Royal Artillery
(85 Anti-Tank Regt.)
12 Sep 1944 26 Son of Harry & Sarah Ellen Evans, of Bagillt. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
GIBBONS
Walter
Sergeant
HOLMES
Anthony Russell

968372
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(102 Sqdn.)
26 Jul 1941 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Lance Bombardier
HUGHES
Cecil

1460840
Royal Artillery
(85 Anti-Tank Regt.)
12 Sep 1944 37 Husband of Margaret Jane Hughes, of Bagillt. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
Private
HUGHES
Thomas

4202730
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (2nd Bn.) 15 May 1944 31 Son of Thomas & Mary Elizabeth Hughes, of Bagillt. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Gunner
JONES
Gwilym Lloyd
1133646
Royal Artillery
(111 Field Regt.)
20 Apr 1943 20 Son of Joseph & Hannah Louisa Jones, of Bagillt. Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
B.S.M. Warrant Officer Class II
JONES
Richard Garfield

1459038
Royal Artillery
(4 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty.)
24 Mar 1945 25 Son of John Norman & Edith Jones, of Bagillt. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Gunner
JONES
Robert

1133646
Royal Artillery
(111 Field Regt.)
20 Apr 1943 20 Son of Joseph & Hannah Louisa Jones, of Bagillt. Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Gunner
JONES
William Edward

1083429
Royal Artillery
97 Kent Yeomanry Field Regt.
14 Nov 1942 31 Son of Joseph Edward & Nellie Jones; husband of O Jones, of Shotton. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
JONES
John Owen
Fusilier
LLOYD
Horace Maldwyn

4184201
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 18 Jun 1942 48 Son of Edward A Lloyd & Margaret J Lloyd, of Bagillt; husband of Louisa Lloyd, of Bagillt. New Brighton Cemetery, Bagillt.
LOWNDES
Mildred Eliza
Civilian 21 Oct 1941 44 Wife of Arthur Lowndes. Died at Fishpool Farm, Bagillt.
Leading Aircraftman
MARTIN
Alec Ewart

618693
Royal Air Force 22 Jul 1941 24 Son of Thomas & Mary Martin, of Bagillt. Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery, Zimbabwe.
McCARTER
Leonard
Private
McHUGH
James Thomas

4208883
Parachute Regiment, A.A.C.
(6th (10th Bn. The Royal Welsh Fusiliers) Bn.)
25 Jan 1944 23 Son of Mr & Mrs T McHugh, of Bagillt. Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
Private
MILLS
John William

1454111
Dorsetshire Regiment
(4th Bn.)
28 Aug 1944 33 Son of Edward Albert & Mary Louise Mills; husband of Ann Mills, of Flint. St. Desir War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
PARRY
David William
Gunner
ROBERTS
Edward E

1817208
Royal Artillery
(15 Bty., 6 H.A.A. Regt.)
24/25 Nov 1942 21 Son of Robert Hugh & Mary Ann Roberts; husband of Venda May Roberts, of Bagillt. Yokohama Cremation Memorial, Japan.
ROBERTS
John Henry
Fusilier
RYAN
Francis Joseph

4199753
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
14 Aug 1944 28 Son of John & Mary Ann Ryan. Banneville-Le-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
SALTER
Emily
Civilian 21 Oct 1941 12 Of Fishpool Cottage, Bagillt. Son of Emily Salter, and of Pryce Salter. Died in the bombing of Fishpool Cottage, Bagillt.
SALTER
Pryce
Civilian 20 Feb 1943 50 Of Y Bwthyn, Walwen, Bagillt. Widow of Pryce Salter. Injured 21 October 1941, at Bagillt; died at Ashover, Chesterfield, England.
SALTER
Ronald Ernes
t
Civilian
Air Raid Warden
21 Oct 1941 57 Of Fishpool Cottage, Bagillt. Husband of Emily Salter.
Gunner
SEVILLE
Robert

4183715
Royal Artillery
(68 Bty., 186 M H.A.A. Regt.)
17 Nov 1943 39 Son of Peter & Elizabeth Ann Seville; husband of Sarah Harriet Seville, of Cefn y Bedd, Flintshire. Greenfield Cemetery, Holywell.
Fusilier
SHAW
William Geoffrey

14574531
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
17 Jul 1944 19 Son of William George & Florrie Shaw, of Bagillt. Banneville-le-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
SPENCER
Llewelyn

4203917
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
14 Aug 1944 28 Husband of Winnie Spencer, of Pentre Halkyn. Banneville-le-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Aircraftman 2nd Class
SWINDLEY
George

1075749
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 27 Jul 1941 30 Son of Mrs M Swindley, of Connah's Quay. St. Mary's Churchyard, Bagillt.
Ordinary Seaman
THOMAS
Edwin

D/JX 229878
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Juno
21 May 1941 28 Son of John Edwin & Annie Thomas, of Bagillt. Sunk off Crete by by Italian aircraft. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Lance Corporal
WARING
John Bernard

4191250
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17 July 1943 27 Son of John & Anne Waring; husband of Ellen Waring, of Bagillt. Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy.
Leading Stoker
WILLIAMS
Neville
P/KX 115864
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Magic
6 Jul 1944 23 Son of Robert & Sarah Williams, of Bagillt. Sunk off Normandy, France by a German "Neger" Torpedo. Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, England.
Sergeant
WILLIAMS
Richard Langford

813209
Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) 9 Nov 1943 26 Son of Thomas Longford Williams & Dorothy Williams, of Bagillt. Grahamstown New Cemetery, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

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