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War Memorials

Leeswood
Coed Llai

The Leeswood War Memorial commemorates those men of the Leeswood and Pontbleiddyn area who died in two world wars. The original memorial takes the form of an ornate Lych Gate to Christ Church Parish Church in Pontbleiddyn. However, a more recent memorial has been built in Leeswood, containing the same names.

Leeswood (Welsh: Coed Llai) is a village and community in Flintshire. Pontbleiddyn is a village within the community of Leeswood. Between, 1974 and 1996, it was part of the county of Clwyd.

Leeswood War Memorial

1914-1918 War

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

44465 & M/289262
Durham Light Infantry
(20th Bn.)
formerly
A.S.C.
25 Oct 1918
Son of William & Jane Entwistle of Arosfa, Leeswood. Heestert Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Rifleman
EVANS
Thomas

202208
King's Liverpool Regiment
(2nd/5th Bn.)
26 Jul 1917
Son of Richard George & Margaret Evans of Pontbleiddyn. Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France.
Lance Corporal
FALLOWS
Bennet William

345089
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
7 Sep 1918 24 Son of Bennet William& Elizabeth Fallows of Well House Farm, Pontbleiddyn. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
FOSTER
John

80982 & 37609
King's Liverpool Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
27 Feb 1917 21 Son of Henry and Elizabeth Foster of Pontbleiddyn. Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
GRIFFITHS
Thomas John

241397
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 26 Mar 1917
Born Penyffordd. Son of John Griffiths, of 2, Church Row,Pontbleiddyn. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
HUGHES
John James

1541
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915
Of Ivy Cottage Queen Street, Leeswood. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
HUGHES
Thomas John





Gunner
HUMPHREYS
Robert

171398
Royal Garrison Artillery
(261st Siege Bty.)
27 Aug 1918
Son of William & Sarah Humphreys, of New Row, Leeswood. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
Private
JONES
Edwin

TR4/24849 & 20162
Training Reserve
(63rd Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(18th or 20th Bn.?)
22 Jun 1917
Born Leeswood. Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.
Private
JONES
Lemuel
16829
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
16 Aug 1916 
  

Private
LANGLEY
John

11768
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
21 Aug 1915
Born Leeswood. Resident of Normanton, Yorkshire, England. Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Sergeant
LANGLEY
Walter

24082
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
19 Apr 1918 28 Son of Thomas Langley; husband of Margaret Langley, of 1, New Row, Leeswood. Bouzincourt Rdge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
MORRIS
Arthur Evan

40790
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(8th Bn.)
15 Feb 1917
Born Denbigh. Son of Evan Griffith (schoolmaster) & Mary Hughes Morris, of "Laural House", Pontbleiddyn. Resident of West Ham, London, England. Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Seaman
OWEN
John
1672C
Royal Naval Reserve
(HMS Goliath)
13 May 1915 36  Son of Naomi Owen, of The Rectory, Eryrys, & the late Rev. Richard Owen; husband of Margaret May Owen, of 16, Fair View Place, Dingle, Liverpool, England.
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Captain
LLOYD
Pennant Athelwold Iremonger
Royal Navy
(HMS President)
15 Sep 1916 53 Born Bangor, Caernarfonshire. Husband of Mabel R Lloyd, of Pentre Hobyn, Leeswood. Also commemorated on the Mold War Memorial. Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.
Private
PETERS
Edward Owen

91416 & 87215
Durham Light Infantry
(1st/5th Bn.)
formerly
King's Royal Rifle Corp
31 Aug 1918 19 Son of William & Eveline Peters, of Queen Street, Leeswood. Niederzweren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.
Private
ROBERTS
Frank

202985
Welsh Regiment
(9th Bn.)
4 Oct 1918 20 Son of Meshach & Mary Roberts, of Queen Street, Leeswood. Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Private
WHELDON
Henry

DM2/134662
Army Service Corps
(618th M.T. Coy.)
26 Nov 1916 26 Son of George Henry & Mary Ellen ("Nellie") Wheldon, of 5, Albert Street, Leeswood. Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.
Private
WHENHAM
Joseph Edward

18382
Hampshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
9 Jul 1916 20 Son of Stephen Edward & Ruth Whenham of The Lodge, Pentrehobyn, Leeswood. Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant Colonel
JONES
Archibald Wilson
Highland Light Infantry
(4th Bn.)
22 Feb 1917 49 Born Meerut, India. Son of the late Capt. Alexander F Jones, 4th Hussars, and Amelia H Jones Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sergeant
CONNAH
Cyril

1005899
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(100 Sqdn.)
26 Jun 1943 22 Son of Thomas & Hilda Connah, of Pontbleiddyn. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Lance Sergeant
EVANS
Horace

4196964
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
1 Mar 1945 26 Son of Samuel George & Mary Louisa Evans, of Leeswood. Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Able Seaman GARSTON
Kenneth

D/JX 153464
Royal Navy
(HMS Glorious)
8 Jun 1940 14 Son of Mrs. C Garston, of Leeswood. Sunk by Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Sergeant
JONES
Ernest Francis Jones

1053798
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(53 Sqdn.)
4 Feb 1942 21 Son of Allen & Mary Jones, of Pontbleiddyn. Kranji War Memorial, Singapore.
Second Lieutenant
MORRIS
Roderick J
181139
Royal Army Pay Corps
formerly
Welsh Regiment (WWI)
7 Oct 1947 51
 Son of Evans Griffith & Mary Hughes Morris, Laurel House, Pontbleiddyn; husband of Irene Morris.
Gunner
VEATER
Herbert S
11405204
 Royal Artillery
(463 Indep. Lt. A.A. Bty.)
16 Apr 1944
27
Son of Frederick William & Clara Alice Veater, of Ashford, Middlesex, England. Ashford Burial Ground, Middlesex, England.
Flight Sergeant
WILLIAMS
George Harold

964465
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 30 Nov 1944 26 Son of Thomas Harold & Clara Alice Williams; husband of Joyce Mable Williams, of Penyffordd. Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.

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