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War Memorials

Llay
Llai

The Llay War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during two world wars.

Llay is a community 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 it became part of the county borough of Wrexham.

Llay War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Captain
GARNER
Robert Oswald
Monmouthshire Regiment
("B" Coy. 3rd Bn.)
8 May 1915 31 Son of Robert & Fanny Gardner; husband of Amy Ashworth (formerly Gardner), of Vadoc, Llay. Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Gunner
ASTBURY
William Derrick

4193923
Royal Artillery
93 (6th Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regt.
23 Jun 1944 21 Son of William & Mary Gwenyth Astbury, of Llay. Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
Lance Bombardier
BAINES
Emlyn Griffiths

844810
Royal Artillery
61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt.
21 May 1940 25 Son of John David & Sarah Jane Beard, of Llay. Bourghelles Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
BAKER
William Lloyd

T/168072
Royal Army Service Corps. 16 Jun 1941 24 Son of Walter & Gertrude Lillian Baker, of Llay. Gresford Cemetery
Ordinary Seaman BANNISTER
Glyn

C/JX 349879
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Blean
11 Dec 1942 18 Son of George Lawrence & Lily Barmister, of Llay. Sunk by torpedoes from German submarine U-443, north west of Oran, Algeria. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Steward
DAVIES
William Clifford Parsonage

D/LX 29186
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Kite
21 Aug 1944 29 Son of Thomas & Beatrice Davies, of Llay. Sunk by torpedoes from German submarine U-344 in the Barents Sea, north of Russia. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Lance Corporal
EDWARDS
Reginald

1910075
Coy. Royal Engineers
(12 Bomb Disposal)
2 Aug 1943 30 Son of William & Edith Edwards; husband of Beryl Edwards, of Llay. Llay Cemetery.
Fusilier
ELLIS
Alfred

4198147
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
17 Jul 1944 25 Son of Arthur & Jane Ellis, of Llay. Banneville-Le-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
HUGHES
Thomas William
4193140
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
4 Sep 1944 26 Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.
Sergeant Flt. Engr.
HUGHES
Eryl Rowlands

2215955
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
(57 Sqdn.)
3 Jan 1944 21 Son of Robert Thomas Hughes & Mary Ellen Hughes, of Gresford. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
Fusilier
JONES
A
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Ordinary Seaman
ROBERTS
Edward Thomas Curwen

C/JX 219803
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Juno
21 May 1941 25 Son of Robert and Maria Roberts,
of Wrexham.
Chatham Naval Memorial,
Kent.
Musician
ROBERTS
John Owen

RMB/X 1604
Royal Marine Band
H.M.S. Neptune
19 Dec 1941 36 Son of Hughie and Florrie Roberts; husband of Doris Roberts, of Llay. Sunk when ship struck mines off Tripoli, Libya. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Able Seaman
ROGERSON
George

D/JX 153640
Royal Navy
H.M.S. Glorious
8 Jun 1940 19 Son of John Rogerson, and of Emily Rogerson, of Llay. Sunk by German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Marine
STRATFORD
Stanley Noel

PLY/X 106443
Royal Marines 4 Aug 1942 17 Son of Stanley Stratford, and of Elizabeth Stratford, of Llay. Llay Cemetery
Fusilier
THOMAS
Hugh

4198914
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1943 23 Son of Edward and Mary Thomas, of Llay. Rangoon Memorial, Burma.
Corporal
TILSTON
Raymond

4198279
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
27 Jun 1945 25 Son of Eli & Gertrude Tilston, of Llay. Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.
Fusilier
WYNNE
R
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Private
WYNNE
J
West Yorkshire Regiment - Prince of Wales's Own??

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