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War Memorials

Colwyn Bay
Bae Colwyn

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Force Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sapper
ALLEN
Howard Vincent

1947292
Royal Engineers
(233 Field Coy.)
27 Oct 1942 37 Son of Alfred & Jane Monica Allen, of Colwyn Bay. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.
Sergeant W. Op. Air
BLACKSHAW
Arthur Trevor

2204969
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(514 Sqdn.)
2 Feb 1945 20 Son of Arthur & Jane Blackshaw, of Old Colwyn. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.
Fusilier
BOLTON
George

3531240
Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
17 Aug 1944 24 Son of George & Elizabeth A Bolton, of Colwyn Bay. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
BOULTER
Herbert

4470210
Durham Light Infantry
(1st Bn. )
15 Dec 1944 24 Son of Herbert & Patience Boulter, of Old Colwyn. Forli War Cemetery, Italy.
Aircraftman 2nd Class W. Op.
BRITTON
Ronald Victor

547193
Royal Air Force
(139 Sqdn.)
1 Oct 1939 19 Son of Albert Edward & Margara Jane Britton, of Colwyn Bay. Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
BROWN
H B
Pilot Officer Pilot
BYRNE
James Ian Francis

156954
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(77 Sqdn.)
28 Aug 1943 21 Son of John & Annie Walker Byrne, of Hove, Sussex, England. Durnbach War Cemetery, Bayern, Germany.
Lieutenant
CAREY
Thomas

314709
Welsh Regiment 1 Apr 1945 26 Son of Thomas Martin Carey & Jane Carey, of Rhos on Sea. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Pilot Officer Pilot
CHADWICK
George Kenneth

111553
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (No 19 Operational Training Unit) 26 May 1942 of Shameen, Dinarth Park, Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay. Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Moray, United Kingdom.
Private
CLIFFORD
Horace Hall

14419236
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 16 Jul 1944 Born Caernarfonshire. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Private
COOPER
Charles Anthony Paul

4208750
Army Air Corps
(8th Bn. Parachute Regiment)
6 Jun 1944 20 Born Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Herouvillette New Communal Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Fusilier
DALE
Edward Irvine

4197541
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 25 Born Cheshire, England. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Lance Corporal
DAVIES
Thomas Emyr

4199457
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
1 Mar 1945 25 Son of Thomas Foulkes Davies & Mary Davies, of Old Colwyn. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Sergeant W. Op.
DAVIES
Cyril Caradoc

1052270
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (460 Sqdn.) 17 Feb 1942 29 Born Colwyn Bay. St. Trillo's Churchyard, Llandrillo yn Rhos.
DAVIES
D F
Ordinary Seaman
EDWARDES-EVANS
David

C/JX 279879
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Lightning
12 Mar 1943 20 Son of Ivan Amphlett Edwardes Evans & Winifred Edwardes-Evans, of Colwyn Bay. Sunk by German torpedo bombers of Algeria. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Gunner
EDWARDS
Llewelyn

976361
Royal Artillery
(118 Bty., 30 Lt. A.A. Regt.)
5 Oct 1942 25 Son of Morris & Ann Ellen Edwards, of Penmaenrhos. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
ELLIS
T O
Gunner
EVANS
Owen

1542094
Royal Artillery
(514 Coast Regt.)
15 Jan 1942 Son of Llewelyn & Ellen Evans, of Colwyn Bay. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Ordinary Seaman
FOSTER
Ronald John

C/JX 566419
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Mourne
15 Jun 1944 19 Son of Thomas & Raymonde Foster, of Rhos on Sea. Sunk by German submarine U-767 in the English Channel while supporting the Normandy Landings. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Private
FRANKLAND
Leslie

1621068
Duke of Wellington's Regiment - West Riding 31 Oct 1944 29 Faenza War Cemetery, Italy.
Fusilier
FRANKLAND
Raymond Patrick

3977185
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5 May 1944 20 Son of William Frankland, & of Elizabeth Frankland, of Withington, Manchester, England. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
GALED
J
HAMMOND
A S
Sergeant
HAMMOND
George Leslie

871721
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
25 May 1940 30 Son of Percy & Jennie E Hammond, of Llandudno; husband of Mai Hammond, of Llandudno. Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.
Major
HAMMOND
John Lang

165704
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
attd.
4th Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles (1st Bn.)
13 Jul 1944 24 Son of John Athorn Hammond & Elsie Whitworth Hammond, of Llandrillo yn Rhos. Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State, India.
Trooper
HEDLEY
Raymond

7909969
Royal Armoured Corps - 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 26/27 Apr 1941 21 Son of George Frederick Hedley & Catherine Nesta Hedley, of Bramhall, Cheshire, England. Athens Memorial, Greece.
Able Seaman
HILL
William Peter

D/JX 163542
Royal Navy (H.M.S. Sultan) 16 Feb 1942 19 Son of William and Dorothy Hill, Underbank, South Place, Rhos on Sea. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Trooper
HILL
Leslie Norman

14708745
4th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. 22 Aug 1946 20 Son of Francis George & Daisy Alice Hill, of Old Colwyn. Udine War Cemetery, Italy.
Sergeant Pilot
HODGKINS
Lawrence Stanley

1353529
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 5 Jul 1943 33 Son of Walter & Anne J Hodgkins, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Gwladys Augusta Hodgkins, of Llandudno. North Battleford Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Flying Officer Nav.
HOLES
Peter William Raymond

140864
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 4 Apr 1944 22 Son of Fred & Emily Holes, of Colwyn Bay. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Corporal
HUGHES
William Grenville Morvan

1058878
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 23 Jan 1944 32 Son of William & Mary Hughes, of Rhos on Sea; husband of Norah Blodwen Hughes, of Rhos on Sea. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Lance Corporal
HUGHES
Norman

2588800
Sigs. Royal Corps of Signals
(11 L. of C.)
30 Oct 1944 27 Son of Edward Hughes, & of Dinah Hughes, of Old Colwyn. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
Lance Bombardier
JOHNSON
Frederick Stanley

3949940
Royal Artillery
(61 The Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
21 May 1940 36 Son of William &Annie Johnson, 94, Park Road, Colwyn Bay. Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.
Leading Aircraftman Obs. U/T
JONES
Wilfred

1032809
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 13 Jan 1942 32 Husband of Elizabeth Rhona Jones, of Colwyn Bay. St. Cynfran's  Churchyard, Llysfaen.
JONES
D F
JONES
A
Sailor
JONES
Elias Henry
Merchant Navy
S.S. Almeda Star (London)
17 Jan 1941 18 Son of Hannah Jones, of Colwyn Bay. Torpedoed by German submarine U-96 about 350 miles west of the island of Lewis, Scotland. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Staff Sergeant
JONES
George Spencer

7618054
Royal Army Ordnance Corps 13 Feb 1942 23 Son of Richard Henry & Emily Jones. Singapore Memorial, Singapore.
JONES
D
Lance Corporal
JONES
William Stewart

2736246
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
9 Sep 1944 24 Son of William John Ambrose Jones & Mary Jones, of Old Colwyn. Brussels Town Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Private
JONES
Albert John Henry

14891982
Royal Army Ordnance Corps 24 Jul 1946 19 Son of John & Minnie Jones, of Old Colwyn. Church Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
JONES
H E
Gunner
JONES
Richard Einion

11277112
Royal Artillery
(71 H.A.A. Regt.)
25 Aug 1943 20 Son of Louis & Gwen Ellen Jones, of Colwyn Bay. Medjez-el-Bab Memorial, Tunisia.
Lance Corporal
KIDNEY
Joseph Andrew

4203732
Royal Warwickshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
16 Oct 1944 32 Born Lincolnshire, England. Son of William & Mary Sexton Kidney. Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.
Guardsman
LANG
Norman George

2618894
Grenadier Guards (5th Bn.) 25 Jun 1944 Son of Jack & Ann Lang, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Lilian G Lang, of Colwyn Bay. Bolsena War Cemetery, Italy.
Flying Officer
LARGE
Cyril

151473
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(10 Sqdn.) 29 Jan 1944 34 Son of Charles N &Jenney Large, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Myra Large. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Flying Officer Air Bomber
LAWTON
Ernest Edward

133097
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(97 Sqdn.)
29 Jun 1943 34 Son of Ernest & Annie Lawton; husband of Sarah Anne Lawton, of Colwyn Bay. Heverlee War Cemetery, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium.
Sergeant
LEWIS
Thomas

888226
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
25 Nov 1941 Son of Thomas & Jane Lewis, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Annie Lewis.
Lance Corporal
LYSTER
Anthony P

14605795
Royal Welch Fusiliers 17 Jul 1944 Born in Warwickshire, England.
Commander (S)
MARFELL
George Cecil Gwynne
Royal Navy (H.M.S. Hermione) 16 Jun 1942 43 Brother of Esther Marion Marfell, 10 Hillside Road, Colwyn Bay. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Lieutenant
MARSH
Geoffrey
156395
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
seconded to
Dorsetshire Regiment
(4th Bn.)
11 Aug 1942 23 Born in Lincolnshire, England. Son of Arthur James Marsh & Gladys Marsh; husband of Dorothy Angela Marsh, of Dartford, Kent, England Stone Cemetery, Dartford, Kent, England.
Sergeant
MOORE
Kenneth Jackson

13011026
Pioneer Corps 17 Jan 1945 45 Son of M. & Mrs J Moore; husband of Gertrude Moore, of Old Colwyn. Thika War Cemetery, Kenya.
Private
MORETON
Bertrand Fern

7516993
Royal Army Medical Corps 1 Jun 1946 25 Son of Christopher A Moreton & A Moreton; husband of Dorothy M. Moreton, of Colwyn Bay. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
MOTTERSHEAD
C H
Major
MUNRO
Kenneth

141607
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 30 Apr 1945 47 Son of John & Mary Munro; husband of Louisa Jane Munro, of Colwyn Bay. Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Gunner
NEWALL
John E

1733113
Royal Artillery 25 Mar 1945
Sister
NUTTAL
Phyllis

274639
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service 12 Feb 1944 Lost when the S.S. Khedive Ismail was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine south-west of the Maldives Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, England.
Flying Officer
OLDHAM
Kenneth Ford

136202
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(208 Sqdn.)
25 Aug 1943 23 Nephew of Mr. J. H. Oldham, of Rhos on Sea. Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon.
Sergeant Air Gnr.
OWEN
John Charles

954224
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(9 Sqdn.)
13 May 1943 24 Son of Owen & Mabel Owen, of Rhos on Sea. Hieslum Protestant Churchyard, Wonseradeel, Friesland, Netherlands.
Sergeant
PARRY
Edward

643093
Royal Air Force
(106 Sqdn.)
19 Feb 1943 23 Son of Thomas John & Gertrude Maud Parry, of Rhos on Sea. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Sub-Lieutenant
PARRY
Eric
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
H.M.S. Daedalus
3 Nov 1945 20 Son of Walter John & Annie Gertrude Parry, of Colwyn Bay. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Cook
PEGLER
Edward Victor

D/MX 122111
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Spartan
29 Jan 1944 32 Son of Henry Walter & L. Pegler; husband of Nesta Pegler, of Conisbrough, Yorkshire, England. 
Sunk by a German aircraft off Anzio, Italy.
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Leading Aircraftman
PENROSE
Ronald William

1302489
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(163 Sqdn.)
3 Oct 1942 22 Son of Albert Edward & Irene Penrose, of Colwyn Bay. Asmara War Cemetery, Eritrea.
Gunner
PIERCE
John Henry Squire

919852
Royal Artillery
(73 Medium Regt.)
23 Apr 1945 24 Son of Thomas Henry & Hilda Mary Pierce, of Rhos on Sea. Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
Gunner
PIERCE
Harold Buckley

1666413
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
26 May 1940 39 Son of John H & Sarah L Pierce, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Martha Pierce, of Colwyn Bay. Fleurbaix Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Driver
PORRITT
William

T/151314
Royal Army Service Corps 15 Nov 1944 27 Son of William & Rose Porritt, of Colwyn Bay. Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon.
Aircraftman 2nd Class
PRITCHARD
Frederick Thomas

1654694
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (543 Sqdn.) 20 Nov 1942 37 Son of David and Edith Mary Pritchard; husband of Lilian May Powell Pritchard, of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, A.I.B. Newbridge-on-Wye (All Saints) Churchyard, Radnorshire.
Flying Officer Air Bomber
PRYCE-WILLIAMS
Wilfrid Selwyn

151019
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(218 Sqdn.)
23 Sep 1943 26 Son of David Pryce Williams & Laura Williams, of Colwyn Bay. St. Trillo's Churchyard, Llandrillo yn Rhos.
Sergeant
RAYBOULD
Charles Francis

2221557
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (115 Sqdn.) 28 Oct 1944 38 Son of Francis Joseph Raybould, & of Ann Elizabeth Raybould, of Colwyn Bay. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
RICHARDSON
J B
ROBERTS
C J
Sergeant
ROBERTS
Robert Charles

T/773415
Royal Army Service Corps 4 May 1942 31 Son of Robert Edward & Emily Roberts, of Colwyn Bay. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
ROBERTS
E
Fusilier
ROBERTS
Frank Seymour

6983471
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Feb 1943 32 Born Liverpool, England. Son of Edward Ingman Roberts & Marjorie Roberts; husband of Winifred Mary Roberts, of Winsford, Cheshire, England. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Flight Sergeant
ROBERTS
Thomas Philip

1623387
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(112 Sqdn.)
12 Apr 1945 21 Son of Thomas Philip & Gladys Roberts, of Old Colwyn. Malta Memorial, Malta.
Private
ROBERTS
John Gwilym

2735658
Pioneer Corps 13 Jan 1943 41 Son of William & Elizabeth Roberts, of Old Colwyn. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn
Corporal
ROBERTS
Hugh Henry

1881281
Royal Engineers
(230 Field Coy.)
21 Feb 1943 26 Son of John & Ellen Roberts, of Old Colwyn. Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Lance Bombardier
RYDEN
Lionel George Henry

872082
Royal Artillery
(1 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty.)
20 Sep 1944 21 Son of George H & Shelagh May Ryden, of Colwyn Bay. Groesbeek Memorial, Gelderland, Netherlands.
Pilot Officer
SADLIER
Thomas Willoughby

171950
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (95 Sqdn.) 5 Jan1944 Husband of Adah Muriel Sadleir, Alverton, Colwyn Bay. Malta Memorial, Malta.
Bombardier
SHAW
Harold George

973700
Royal Artillery
(2 Survey Regt.)
28 Jan 1945 31 Son of William & Hessie Shaw; husband of Doris Minnie Shaw, of Colwyn Bay. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Bombardier
SPROSTON
Frank

902643
Royal Artillery
(4 Airlanding Anti-Tank Bty.)
24 Mar 1945 26 Son of Margaret Maud Rigby, of Colwyn Bay. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Sergeant
TAYLOR
Henry

656724
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (235 Sqdn.) 21 Oct 1942 24 Son of Mr & Mrs A R Taylor, of Colwyn Bay. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Gunner
THOMAS
Reginald

875748
Royal Artillery
(303 Bty., 99 H.A.A. Regt.)
25 Jan 1941 18 Son of John & Annie Thomas, of Colwyn Bay. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Gunner
THOMAS
John Dilwyn

919848
Royal Artillery
(138 Field Regt.)
7 Jan 1944 28 Son of John & Margaret Thomas; husband of Constance Violet Thomas, of Colwyn Bay. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
THOMPSON
B B
Corporal
THOMPSON
Thomas Norman

T/108621
Royal Army Service Corps
(11 Res. M.T. Coy.)
14 Oct 1940 30 Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Thompson, of Old Colwyn. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn
Able Seaman
THORPE
Parker

D/SSX 25003
Royal Navy H.M.
M.T.B. 41
14 Feb 1941 20 Son of Parker & Bertha Thorpe; grandson of Mary Adshead, of Old Colwyn. Sunk by mine in the North Sea. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Third Radio Officer
WHALE
Ronald Gordon
Merchant Navy
S.S. Arakaka (Liverpool, Weather ship)
23 Jun 1941 21 Son of Gordon Scott Whale and Ethel Louise Whale, of Colwyn Bay. Sunk by the German submarine U-77 in the north Atlantic. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Gunner
WHITTINGSLOW
Phillip J

867788
Royal Artillery
(5 Medium Regt.)
21 May 1940 19   Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France.
WILLIAMS
W
WILLIAMS
J O
Gunner
WILLIAMS
David Frederick

861621
Royal Artillery
(61 Denbighshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
29 Jul 1940 22 Son of David Richard & Alice Williams, of Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno. Bronynant Cemetery, Colwyn Bay.
Marine
WILLIAMS
David

PLY/X 104882
Royal Marines
(No. 41 R.M. Commando)
5 Feb 1945 21 Son of Griffith & Emily Williams, of Old Colwyn. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
WILLIAMS
W
WILLIAMS
J D
WOOLLER
G
Gunner
WRIGHT
John

900497
Royal Artillery
(124 Field Regt.)
28 Jun 1942 24 Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Wright, of Colwyn Bay. Alamein Memorial, Egypt.

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