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War Memorials

Bangor is y Coed

The War Memorial is a circular column of Woolton red sandstone crowned with a figure representing mourning and set in a semi-circular stone bend. It was designed by the Liverpool sculptor, Herbert Tyson Smith and was dedicated on Sunday 24 May 1925. The memorial stands in front of St. Dunawd's Parish Church, on the banks of the River Dee.

Banbor is y Coed War Memorial

The village of Bangor is y Coed sits on the banks of the River Dee in the ancient district of Maelor, in the the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of the historic county of Flintshire and from 1974 to 1996 in the county of Clwyd.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
 Regiment Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Edward Boffey
23146
6th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6 Jan 1916 27 Son of Benjamin & Mary Richardson Boffey, of Whitchurch Road, Bangor is y Coed. New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
James Carr
54278
9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 28 Oct 1916 Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Brigadier General
Robert Henry William Dunn
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8 Jan 1917 60 Son of Gen. William Dunn, of Inglewood, Hungerford, Berkshire, England; husband of Catherine Constance Selina Dunn (daughter of Gen. George Erskine), of 24, Lincoln House, Basil Street, Chelsea, London, England. Wrexham Cemetery
Private
Frederick Hugh Fearnall (missing from memorial)
22601
6th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) 17 Feb 1917 25 Son of Frederick & Kate Fearnall, of Pickhill Old Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France.
Trooper
Roger Mansel William Fenwick
4596
1st Life Guards 19 May 1918 20 Son of Mrs. Fenwick, of Plas Fron, Wrexham, and the late Capt. George Fenwick, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Major
Guy Winwood
GOSSAGE
3rd West Lancs Bde. Royal Field Artillery 24 December 1917 47 Son of the late F. H. Gossage; husband of Helen F. Gossage, of Gerwyn Hall, Marchwiel, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Born at Camp Hill, Woolton, Liverpool. Not named on the War Memorial. Tilstock (Christ Church) Churchyard Extension, Shropshire
Private
Thomas Ernest Goswell (or Lloyd)
32538
14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment 26 Oct 1917 24 Son of Hester Goswell, of Cross Lanes, Wrexham, and the late George Goswell. Born at Bangor is y Coed. Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Driver
Henry George Gravenor
M/272702
348th M.T. Coy. Army Service Corps 23 Oct 1918 28 Husband of H. L. Gravenor, of Porthygan, Bangor is y Coed. Born at Bodenham, Herefordshire, England.  Bodenham Chapelyard, Bodenham, Herefordshire, England.
Private
Joseph
HAYCOCKS
8149
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10 Jun 1915 30 Husband of Sarah Louisa Haycocks, White Gate Cottages, Gyfelia, Wrexham (1911 Wales Census) later Matthews. Also named on the Ruabon War Memorial. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
George Humphreys
49753 & 641
11th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
formerly
Denbighshire Yeomanry
20 Apr 1918 21 Son of George & Mary Humphreys, High Street, Bangor is y Coed. The Lakes, Bangor on Dee (1911 Census). Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Harry Humphreys
49752
1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment 5 Oct 1917 32 Son of George & Mary Humphreys, of High Street, Bangor is y Coed. Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
John Arthur Lloyd-Jones
33148
"B" Coy. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment 19 Sep 1916 22 Son of John & Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones, of Glan Aber, Hope, Wrexham. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Major
Frank Stuart Lloyd
13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5 Sep 1917 24 Son of Francis and Fanny Lloyd, Eyton House, Bangor is y Coed (1891 Wales Census). Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Thomas Matthews
6563
1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 30 Oct 1914 35 Son of Joseph & Eliza E. Matthews, of Mill Brook Bank, Bangor is y Coed; husband of Jane E. Matthews, of Bangor is y Coed. Menin Gate Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Captain
Lawrence Moreland
ORMROD

M.C.
1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Aug 1917 28 Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lionel James and Oliver Hugh Moreland Ormrod (below) St. Dunawd's churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.
Second Lieutenant
Lionel James
ORMROD
12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers (resigned) 03 May 1915 32 Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lawrence Moreland Ormrod (above) and Oliver Hugh Ormrod (below). Not named on the War Memorial. St. Dunawd's Churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.
Captain
Oliver Hugh
ORMROD
Royal Flying Corps formerly Royal Field Artillery 12 Sep 1916 30 Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lawrence Moreland and Lionel James Ormrod (above) St. Dunawd's churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.
Lance Corporal
John Rees
25305
16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8 Nov 1918 28 Born in Cefn. Son of Stephen Rees and the late Catherine Rees, Vedwygoed Farm, Eyton, Wrexham. Also commemorated on the Cefn Mawr War Memorial. Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
Harry Roberts
44033
Worcester Regiment
(2/8th Bn.)
1 Nov 1918 19 Son of Thomas and Mary Roberts, High Street,
Bangor is y Coed.
Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery,
Nord, France
Private
Harry Rogers
81022
2nd Bn. King's (Liverpool Regiment) 27 Feb 1917 39 Husband of Elizabeth Rogers, of Station Road, Bangor is y Coed. Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.
Private
Ernest Shone
35213
6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment 10 Aug 1917 19 Son of William & Elizabeth Shone, of "Cloy Villa", Bangor is y Coed, Wrexham. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Stant 56766
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14 Jun 1917 19 Son of Harry & Margaret Stant, of Church Avenue, Bangor is y Coed, Wrexham. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Thomas Edward Studley
230744
King's Shropshire Light Infantry 30 Nov 1917 27 Son of Edward Grover and Mary Elizabeth Studley, Caedia, Overton, Flintshire (1891 Wales Census). Born Overton. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
Thomas Edwin Williams
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
Edgar Wilson
201393
King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
(1/4th Bn.)
14 Jan 1918 19 Son of Daniel Wilson, Whitchurch Road
Bangor is y Coed
Etretat Churchyard Extension,
Seine-Maritime,
France


Inside the church are further personal memorial plaques:

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