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War Memorials

Bodfari

The Bodfari War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II. The memorial takes the form of a marching soldier, standing on a marble plinth, in the churchyard of St. Stephen's Church.

Bodfari is a rural village in Denbighshire. The ancient parish comprises the townships of Bodfari, in historic Flintshire, and Aberwheeler, in historic Denbighshire. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was part of the county of Clwyd.

Bodfari War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Staff Sergeant
EVANS
Herbert Harold
34408
Canadian Machine Gun Corps 27 Jun 1918 28 Son of John & Elizabeth Evans, of Bryn Tirion, Bodfari; husband of Maysel Agnes Parry-Evans, of Prescott, Ontario, Canada. Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Second Lieutenant
HEWITT
William Taylor
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(36th Bn)
16 Apr 1918 20 Son of Titus H & Julia M Hewitt, of The Warren House, Bodfari. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Winille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JEFFREYS
David
A/1052
1st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) 30 Aug 1918 32 Son of Margaret Roberts (formerly Jeffreys), of 1, Stanley Brow, Denbigh, & the late Thomas Jeffreys. Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
KIERNAN
Stanley

1038 & 23022
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
formerly Grenadier Guards
1 Jul 1916 Born Bodfari. Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
KILBEE
Charles

17962
Grenadier Guards
(3rd Bn.)
11 Apr 1916 Born Oxford, England. Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
OWEN
John
874558
27th Division, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment) 25 Sep 1918 29 Son of John and Mary Owens, of Gwern Hwlcyn, Bodfari. Died of wounds at Denmark Hill Hospital, London, England. St. Stephen's Churchyard, Bodfari.
Private
OWEN
William Lewis
203645
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/5th Bn.)
9 Mar 1918 20 Born Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England. Son of John and Mary Owen, of Wern Bwlcyn, Bodfari Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
PARRY
John

6417
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 Born Bodfari. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
ROBERTS
David Pennant
17253
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
26 Aug 1918 29 Born Tremeirchion. Son of Joseph & Harriet Roberts, of 2, Caradoc Terrace, St. Asaph. Also commemorated on the Tremeirchion War Memorial. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
Charles

345806 & 570
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Service Corps.
1 Nov 1918 Born Bodfari. Resident of Afonwen, Caernarfonshire. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
WILLIAMS
John Henry
2249
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
15 Nov 1916 29 Son of John Williams of Foel Gaer, Bodfari. Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Guardsman
JONES
John Henry

2736622
Welsh Guards
(3rd Bn.)
9 Apr 1943 27 Son of Isaac & Sarah Jones, of Bodfari; husband of Edith Florence Jones, of Bodfari. Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.

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