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War Memorials

Froncysyllte

The Froncysyllte War Memorials commemorate those local men and women who were killed in war.

The Boer War monument, a drinking fountain, stands beside the main Holyhead Road, near St. David's Church. It was erected, by public subscription, in 1909 to commemorate two soldiers who died in the Boer War, and unveiled on 29 October 1910. The memorial was moved to its present location in 1996, and at that time, two stone war memorial tablets for the First and Second World Wars were incorporated into it.  These tablets were from the local Methodist Chapel, which had been demolished.

The main memorial stands in the grounds of St. David's Church and commemorates those who died in World War I and World War II.

Froncysyllte is a village overlooking the River Dee in the community of Llangollen Rural, in the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire, and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd. In 1996, Llangollen Rural became part of the newly-formed county of Denbighshire. However, in 1998, following a local referendum, the community was transferred into the neighbouring County Borough of Wrexham.

Froncysyllte War Memorial

Boer Wars

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
John Charles
JAMES

6833
Grenadier Guards (2nd Bn.) 10 May 1900 Son of William & Jane James, Trefor View, Froncysyllte. Died if enteric fever at Thaba 'Nchu, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State.
Private
William
WILLIAMS
2096
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
25 Oct 1900 Son of Edward Williams, Canalside, Froncysyllte. Killed at the Battle of Frederikstad.
Also commemorated on the RWF Boer War Memorial at Wrexham.
Potchefstroom, Transvaal, South Africa.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sergeant
Edward
DAVIES
§
345092 & 509
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
formerly Denbighshire Yeomanry
28 Dec 1917 Born Froncysyllte. Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.
Corporal
Arthur George
DICKIN

86313
Royal Engineers
(172nd Tunnelling Co.)
21 May 1917 46 Born Abergele, Denbighshire. Son of John & Sarah Dickin, of Wynnstay View, Froncysyllte; husband of Dorathea Dickin, of 13, Harriet Town, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan. All Saint's Cemetery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England.
Private
David
HUGHES
259
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
27 Dec 1916 40 Son of Richard & Ann Hughes, of Froncysyllte; husband of Margaret Hughes, of Mount Pleasant, Froncysyllte. Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
Edward
HUGHES

139112
1st Canadian 21 Aug 1916 31 Son of Edward & Anne Hughes, of 1, Canal Terrace, Froncysyllte; husband of Jessie Hilditch (formerly Hughes), of 20, French Avenue, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Company Quartermaster Sergeant
Robert Evan
HUGHES

16600
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 Apr 1918 24 Son of Mr & Mrs Evan Hughes, of 1, Canal Terrace, Froncysyllte. Bouzincort Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, Belgium.
Private
Richard
HUGHES
15817
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
17 Nov 1916 Of Brynyffynon, Froncysyllte. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas Ellis
HUGHES
§
73034
Welsh Regiment
(15th Bn.)
26 Sep 1918 Son of Benjamin & Mary Jane Hughes of 4, Pleasant View, Froncysyllte. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.
Private
Edwin
JAMES
26871 & 29455
Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
(9th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(21st Bn.)
21 Sep 1918 Son of Edward & Mary Jane James, of Penygraig, Froncysyllte. Villiers Hill British Cemetery, Villers-Guislain, Nord, France.
Private
Stephen
JASPER

6430
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
1 Oct 1917 Husband of Maria Jane Jasper of Under Hill, Froncysyllte. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Edward James
JONES
7th Canadian Army
Private
Lloyd
JONES
§
7602
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
7 Jun 1915 Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Driver
Richard Elmor
JONES

139122
Canadian Artillery
(3rd Div. Ammunition Column)
9 Oct 1916 28 Son of the late Thomas & Gaynor Jones, of Britannia Inn, Froncysyllte; husband of Lily Jones, of Yew Tree Cottage, Froncysyllte. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Richard Francis
JONES
3560
Welsh Guards
(1st or 8th Bn.)
1 Dec 1917 Born in Kerry, Montgomeryshire. Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France.
Private
Robert
JONES
14243
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(1st Bn.)
8 May 1915 Born Llangedwyn, Denbighshire. Of Argoed, Froncysyllte. Enlisted at Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Benjamin
MORRIS
§
M.M.
70914
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(33rd Bn.)
19 Apr 1918 23 Son of John Hugh & Maria Ellen Morris, of Plas yn Wern, Ruabon. Native of Froncysyllte. Bandaghem Military Cemetery, Haringhe, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Edward Thomas
ROBERTS

15824
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
14 Apr 1917 Son of Mrs M Roberts, of Llannerch Cottage, Froncysyllte. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
William
ROBERTS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
Lance Corporal
David
THOMAS
54541 & T/4/249978
West Yorkshire Regiment
(1st/7th Bn.)
formerly
Army Service Corp - Welsh Div.
1 Nov 1918 Of Yr Ochr, Froncysyllte. Enlisted at Birkenhead, Cheshire, England. Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
James
THOMAS

7613
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
19 Sep 1915 19 Son of William Meredith Thomas & Elizabeth Thomas, of Min y Graig, Froncysyllte. Noeux-les-Mines Commual Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
John Henry
WILLIAMS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn.)
Private
John Henry
WILLIAMS

24633
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
3 Jul 1916 18 Son of Mrs Ann Davies, of White House, Froncysyllte. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

§ - Also commemorated at the War Memorial Fountain.

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Able Seaman
Ellis
DAVIES

D/JX 176400
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Stronghold
2 Mar 1942 24 Son of Walter & Mary Davies, of Froncysyllte. Sunk by Japanese Navy off Java. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Nurse
May
DICKIN
  Died at Wallasey, Cheshire, England.
Stephen
JAMES
Royal Army Medical Corps Died at Froncysyllte.
Leading Steward
John Bryan
JONES
§
D/LX 27132
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Bramble
31 Dec 1942 28 Son of Mary Jones, of Froncysyllte. Sunk while on convoy duty in the Arctic Ocean. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Private
David Hugh
JONES
§
4198178
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10 or 14
Oct 1943
Son of Mr & Mrs Hugh Jones, Fron Oleu, Froncysyllte. Husband of Mrs Jones of 43, New Hall View, Ruabon. Ruabon Cemetery
Gunner
Edward S
JONES
Kent Imperial Yeomanry
(97th Bn.)
Missing
August 1942
Son of Mr & Mrs Richard Jones, Cross Street Terrace, Froncysyllte.
Flight Sergeant
Henry Newman
JONES

656183
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(166 Sqdn.)
29 Sep 1943 25 Son of Stephen & Elizabeth Jones; husband of Gwendoline Jones, of Froncysyllte. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Sergeant
Jack
JONES
§
2733279
Welsh Guards
(1st Bn.)
4 Aug 1944 31 Son of Mr & Mrs J E Jones, Council Houses, Froncysyllte. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Sergeant
Charles Phillips
JONES
536553
Royal Air Force
(98 Sqdn.)
17 Jun 1940
21 Missing after the sinking of RMS Lancastria off Saint-Nazaire, France Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Trooper
Frank John
PARKES

7916500
Royal Armoured Corps
(Queen's Bays 2nd Dragoon Guards)
24 Apr 1943 30 Son of Percival Claude & Lilian Parkes; husband of Jeannie Rhiems Parkes, of Froncysyllte. Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Private
Harry T
ROBERTS
§
14504935
Somerset Light Infantry
(2nd Bn.)
7 Apr 1944 22 Born Denbighshire. Son of James & Blodwen Hill, of Bebington, Cheshire, England. Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Flight Sergeant
Wynne
ROBERTS
§
918118
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(226 Sqdn.)
10 Aug 1941 21 Son of Richard and Jane Roberts, of Froncysyllte. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Leading Aircraftsman
Trevor Lloyd
WILLIAMS

633461
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve   (97 Sqdn.) 14 May 1941 19 Son of William Caradoc Williams & Mary Williams, of Froncysyllte. St. David's Churchyard, Froncysyllte.

ยง - Also commemorated at the War Memorial Fountain.

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