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War Memorials

Corwen

The Corwen War Memorial commemorates those from the area who died in wartime. The memorial takes the form of an ornate gateway to the Memorial Park in Lon Las.

Corwen is a town standing on the banks of the River Dee and beneath the Berwyn Mountains, in the Edeirnion district of Denbighshire. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Merionethshire and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd.

Corwen War Memorial Corwen War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Thomas D
Atkinson

3520
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
11 Mar 1918 24 Son of Ann Atkinson, of Gwyddelwern and the late John Atkinson; husband of Hannah Atkinson, of Plas Coch, Lancaster Square, Conwy, Caernarfonshire. Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Bertie James
Clack

64073
Machine Gun Corps Infantry (18th Bn.) 21 Sep 1918 29 Son of George & Elizabeth Clack; husband of Florence Clack of Cefn Rhug, Corwen. His brother, Petty Officer Frederick Clack also fell on 11 Jun 1916. Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France.
Sergeant
Thomas Oswald
Davies

2288
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 30 Son of Watkin & Sarah C Davies, of Wood Bank, Corwen. Helles Memorial, Turkey
Corporal
Caradog
Davies

71250
Canadian Infantry - Manitoba Regiment
(27th Bn.)
3 May 1917 25 Son of David & Elizabeth A Davies, of Bryn Teg, Corwen. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
Joseph Herbert
Davies

18209
Worcester Regiment
(3rd Bn.)
2 Aug 1917 32 Son of Mrs Margaret Wenlock (formerly Davies), of Mount Pleasant, Corwen. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Thomas Ogwen
Davies

624817
Canadian Infantry - Manitoba Regiment
(8th Bn.)
21 Sep 1917 20 Brother of Enid Annie Davies, Betws y Coed, Caernarfonshire. Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Corporal
David John
Edwards

6237
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Garrison Bn.)
20 Nov 1918 40 Born Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Son of Dorothy Ann Parkes of 5, Aber View, Corwen. St. Mary's Churchyard Extension, Dolgellau, Merionethshire.
Private
John David
Edwards

34942
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 21 Son of John & Mary Edwards, of Blaenddol, Corwen. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Robert David
Edwards

34944
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
28 Aug 1916 22 Son of Robert & Margaret Edwards, of 1, Liverpool Cottages, Corwen. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Private
David William
Davies

92213
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
22 Aug 1919 30 Son of John Davies, of Pentre Bach, Bryneglwys and the late Miriam Davies, husband of Elizabeth Ellen Davies, of Hill Street, Corwen. Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey.
Private
William H
Evans
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Private
John
Foreman
Army Service Corps



Lance Corporal
Robert Thomas
Griffiths

47211 & 588041
Welsh Regiment
(11th Bn.)
transf. to
Employment Coy., Labour Corps
(1036th Div.)
22 Dec 1918 35 Only son of Mrs Margaret Griffiths, of Bradford House, Corwen. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Private
Robert Ernest
Herd

60638
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 30 Son of William & Eliza Herd, of Aquaduct Inn, Stretten, Staffordshire, England; husband of Jane Mary Herd, of Cefn Rhug, Corwen. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward
Hughes

34938
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 21 Jul 1916 20 Son of Edward Edwards & Catherine Hughes, Royal Oak, London Road, Corwen. Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Private
Gwilym Llewelyn
Hughes

68452
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 24 Son of David & Elizabeth Hughes, of 3, Cambrian Terrace, Corwen. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Lewis
Hughes
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
27 Jul 1916 27 Son of Peter & Gwen Hughes, of 7, Mill Street, Corwen. Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France
Gunner
Robert
Hughes
150915
Royal Garrison Artillery
(153rd Siege Battery)
20 Sep 1917

Born CARROG
Merioneth.
Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France
Private
Thomas
Hughes
127579
38th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 21 Aug 1918
23
Son of Robert Thomas and Hariett Hughes, 2, Queen Square, Corwen.
Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas J
Hughes

44242
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
28 Feb 1917 28 Son of Hugh Hughes, of Pig-y-Bont, Llangwm, Denbighshire; husband of Mary Lewis (formerly Hughes), of Rock Cottage, Corwen. Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Private
Daniel
Jones
G/20472
East Surrey Regiment
(7th Bn.)
31 Jul 1916
35
Son of Benjamin and Jane Jones, 6, Church St, Llanderfel; husband of Emma Jones, 91 Furness Road, Harlesden, London, England.
Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France.
Private
Daniel
Jones

73163
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
28 Jun 1918

Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.
Private
David
Jones

2101
Welsh Guards
(3rd Coy. 1st Bn.)
7 Jan 1917 28 Son of Robert & Margaret Jones, of Llwyncwbe, Llangwm, Denbighshire. Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France
Private
Edward Williams
Jones
59271
R25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers 11 Apr 1918
28
Son of Mr & Mrs T O Jones, of Pen y Parc, Bryn, Corwen.
Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Rifleman
Hugh Gwilym
Jones

4377
London Regiment Post Office Rifles
(8th Bn.)
10 Apr 1916 25 Born in Corwen. Son of Mrs. Margaret Jones, of 934, Moy Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Owen Vaughan
Jones

646244
Canadian Infantry -  British Columbia Regiment
(7th Bn.)
27 Apr 1917 21 Son of William & Margaret Jones, London Road, Corwen. Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Robert
Jones
Royal Field Artillery



Private
Robert Pierce
Jones
3/59064
13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment 29 Apr 1917
26
Son of Isaac & Grace Jones, of Tyn y Cefn, Corwen.
Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
David
Owen

25436 & 380162
South Wales Borderers
transf. to
77th Area Employment Coy. Labour Corps
18 Feb 1919 20 Son of Robert & Mary Ann Owen, of 2, Liverpool Terrace, Corwen Belgrade Cemetery, Namur, Belgium
Private
Thomas James
Peake

31946
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(20th Bn.)
1 Mar 1916 45 Served on the North West Frontier of India (1891) and in the South African Campaign. SS. Mael and Sulien Churchyard, Corwen.
Sergeant
Alfred Ernest
Pearce

2471
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 22 Son of Benjamin & Ellen Pearce, of Brompton House, Corwen. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Corporal
Norman Bernard
Pearce

33031
Norfolk Regiment 2 Nov 1917 21 Son of Benjamin & Ellen Pearce, of Tawelfan, Corwen. Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Private
Peter
Phillips

290435
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(7th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 26 Son of John and Ann Phillips, of 8, London Road, Corwen. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Sergeant
David
Rees

290395
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/7th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 29 Son of Humphrey & Jane Rees of Reliance House, Corwen. Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.
Private
H P
Roberts
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Private
Owen
Roberts

74165
Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment
(10th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 23 Husband of Mrs E A Roberts, of Siambr Wen, Gwyddelwern. Aveluy Wood Cemetery, (Lancashire Dump), Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France
Sapper
Ernest
Salmon
Royal Engineers



Private
David
Thomas
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Private
Arthur P
Williams
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Corporal
David
Williams

290478
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/7th Bn.)
29 Dec 1917 24 Son of Robert & Winifred Williams, 6 Cross Lane, Llangollen. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Private
David
Williams

1000441
Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment
(78th Bn.)
21 Aug 1917 32 Son of Alice Williams, Corwen and brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Dorricott, of Ditherington, Shrewsbury, England. La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Second Lieutenant
Howard Glynn
Williams
King's Royal Rifle Corps 5 Jan 1917 23 Son of the Rev. Griffith & Edith Williams, of The Rectory, Corwen. SS. Mael and Sulien Churchyard, Corwen.
Private
John Caradog
Williams

57082
North Staffordshire Regiment 29 May 1919 19 Son of Mr & Mrs John Williams, of Edeymion Shop, Corwen. Corwen Burial Ground
Private
Howell
Williams
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Private
Noel Griffith
Williams

356710
King's Liverpool Regiment
(1st/10th Bn.)
13 Apr 1918 19 Son of the Rev. Griffith Williams, Rector of Corwen. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Private
Owen R
Williams
Royal Welsh Fusiliers



Private
Robert
Williams
2727
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("D" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. )
14 Oct 1915
29
Son of the late Rees and Elizabeth Williams, Corwenna Terrace,
London Road, Corwen.
Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece.
Private
Robert Evan
Williams
290438
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st/7th Bn.)
29 Dec 1918
23
Son of Evan & Jane Williams, of 1, Crown Terrace, Corwen.
Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
Private
Thomas Edward
Williams

19401
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
18 Feb 1917 21 Son of Mr Robert Edward & Margaret Ellen Williams (nee Davies) of Hill Street, Corwen. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Aircraftman
Tegwyn
Edwards
Royal Air Force



Fusilier
Ivor Edward
Edwards
Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment
(8th Bn.)
20 Jan 1944 36 Son of Hugh & Mary Edwards; husband of Winifred Jane Edwards, of Corwen. Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.
Private
John Nisbet
Francis

13102853
Pioneer Corps 12 May 1945 41 Son of John & Agnes Frances Francis; husband of Elizabeth Ann Francis, of Corwen. Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya.
Fusilier
John Hugh
Hughes
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17 Jul 1944 36 Son of John and Maggie Hughes, Brook Street, Corwen; husband of Annie Hughes, of Cefn Mawr, Denbighshire. Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Boy Seaman
Edward Frederick
Hughes
Royal Navy



Private
Gwilym
Jones
Royal Army Service Corps



Driver
Thomas Owen
Jones

T/61819
Royal Army Service Corps 13 Jun 1942 20 Son of Griffith Owen & Margaret Ellen Jones (nee Jones) of Corwen. Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State, India.
Staff Serjeant
Alfred Leslie
Nock

S/117179
Royal Army Service Corps
(10 Base Supply Depot)
13 Sep 1942 28 Son of Alfred & Margaret Nock, of Llanrwst, Denbighshire. Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Private
Edward
Owen

4032501
King's Shropshire Light Infantry
(2nd Bn.)
6 Jun 1944 28 Son of Evan & Prudence Owen, of Corwen. La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.
Lance Sergeant
Thomas Robert Edgar
Roberts

2734112
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
1 Jul 1944 30 Son of David & Annie Jones Roberts; husband of Ena Gwendoline Roberts (nee Roberts), of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire. St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France
Boy Seaman
James
Webb
Royal Navy



Guardsman
Robert Rees
Williams

2734245
Welsh Guards 24 Apr 1945 28
Corwen Burial Ground.
Lance Corporal
David
Williams

14200992
South Wales Borderers
(6th Bn.)
26 Jan 1945 22 Son of William & Lilian Williams, of Corwen. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

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