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War Memorials

Old Colwyn
Hen Golwyn

The Old Colwyn War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II.

The memorial, in the form of a stone, standing Celtic Cross, featuring Celtic knotwork.

Old Colwyn is a village and community in the County Borough of Conwy. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire, and between 1974 and 1996 of the county of Clwyd.

Old Colwyn War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Force Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
ADAMS
Llewellyn Glyndwr

G/49711
Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment
(9th Bn.)
22 Nov 1917 25 Foster-son of Mrs E R Adams, of Glenmore, Colwyn Bay. Born Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
BARKER
James

203460
Gloucestershire Regiment
(2nd/6th Bn.)
15 Apr 1918 33 Son of John & M Barker, of Colwyn Bay; husband of Kathleen H Barker, of 2, Frome Hall Villas, Bath Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery, Robecq, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
BELLIS
John Herbert

2120
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 21 Born Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England. Son of John Bellis, of 535, John Street, North Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, & the late Hannah Bellis, formerly of Gorddinog House, Colwyn Bay. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Second Lieutenant
BROADBENT
Cecil Hoyle
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(4th Bn.)
1 Mar 1916 34 Son of James & Eliza Broadbent, Old Colwyn. Brigade Instructor of Bombing School at Albert. Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal CALLOW
James

20104
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
8 Jul 1916 Born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Son of Elizabeth Callow of Old Colwyn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
CONWAY
Alfred

201108
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Bn.)
23 Mar 1918 23 Son of Henry & Ellen Conway, of Tŷ Mawr Cottage, Colwyn Bay. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
DANIELL
Ewell Eunice

17745
Royal Flying Corps
(6th Reserve Sqdn.)
3 Nov 1916 Born 27 Aug 1890 in Winnipeg, Canada. British. Husband of Hilda May Daniell (nee Whitley). Resident of Gwynfryn, Old Colwyn. Church Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
Private
DAVIES
David

242673
Prince of Wales's Volunteers South Lancashire Regiment
(1/5th Bn.)
11 Apr 1918 Born Old Colwyn. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
DAVIES
Emlyn

63553
Lancashire Fusiliers
("C" Coy. 16th Bn.)
25 Aug 1918 18 Son of William & Margaret Davies, of "Henryd", Rose Hill, Old Colwyn. Assevillers New British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Private
DAVIES
Frederick

53950
Welsh Regiment
(15th Battalion)
2 Aug 1917 Born Old Colwyn. Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Gunner
DAVIES
Ivor

229490
Royal Field Artillery
(251st Bde.)
8 Jul 1918 Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.
Private
DAVIES
John

2648
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 Born Abergele. Husband of Maria Hembry (formerly Davies), of 4, Woodbine Cottages, Keynsham, Bristol, England. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
DAVIES
J
DAVIES
W
Private
DAVIES
William Owen

120525
Royal Army Medical Corps 16 Jan 1918 35 Son of William & Jane Davies, of 5, Bryn Ffynnon Terrace, Old Colwyn. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
Private
EDWARDS
Edward Owen

48667 & 2994
Northumberland Fusiliers
(2nd Garrison Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welch Fusiliers
23 Oct 1918 Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
Lieutenant
EDWARDS
John Kelvin
Cheshire Regiment
(5th Bn.)
28 Nov 1918 32 Son of the Rev. John Edwards & Mrs Ellen Edwards, of Maes Llwyn, Old Colwyn. Born at Llanfachraeth, Anglesey. Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Private
EVANS
Edward John

36640
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 24 Son of Thomas & Mary Evans, of Ogwen Cottage, Old Colwyn. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Private
EVANS
John

2981
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Sep 1915 22 Son of Edwin & Jane Evans, of 12, Fairmount, Old Colwyn. East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece.
EVANS
M
Captain
FAIRCLOUGH
Robert Justice
The King's Liverpool Regiment
(5th Bn.)
30 May 1915 41 Son of James Stanley Fairclough & Fanny McBride Fairclough, of "Elderslie", Old Colwyn. Native of Aughton, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
FOULKES
Owen

203538
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
19 Oct 1918 22 Born Llaneilian. Son of Leah Foulkes, of Penmaen Cottage, Penmaenrhos, Old Colwyn, & the late Robert Foulkes. Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.
Private
FOULKES
Thomas

53613
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
4 May 1917 28 Son of William & Sarah Foulkes, of Carlyle House, Old Colwyn. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
HUGHES
W M
JONES
A P
Private
JONES
Bertie (Herbert)
17879
Cheshire Regiment
(10th Bn.)
16 Jul 1916 23 Son of John and Jane Jones, 7 Park Road,
Llandrillo Yn Rhos,
Colwyn Bay.
Husband of Mary Catherine Jones (nee Thomas).
 Brother of 345406 Private William Jones 24th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers listed on the Colwyn Bay Memorial.
Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Bartholomew Lloyd

6048
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
20 Jul 1916 20 Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Parry Jones, of 4, Garden Terrace, Old Colwyn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Charles Edward

46256
Machine Gun Corps Infantry
(59th Coy.)
6 Jan 1917 23 Son of William Lewis Jones & Elizabeth Jones, of Tyn-y-Fron, Penmaenrhos. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Rifleman
JONES
David Lewis

376074
London Regiment
(8th City of London Battalion - Post Office Rifles)
10 Sep 1918 Born Old Colwyn. Resident of Hammersmith, London, England. Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
David John

28426 & 2760
South Wales Borderers
(4th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
24 Sep 1918 North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.
JONES
F(E)?
Lance Corporal
JONES
George Edward

41655 & 160639
Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regiment
(6th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Field Artillery
9 Apr 1918 36 Husband of Emmie Jones, of 3, Arfon Terrace, Penmaenrhos. Born Llanfair Talhaearn. Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
JONES
H E
Private
JONES
John

36838
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916 Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Joseph Garner

18886
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Ju 1916 28 Son of Mr & Mrs J Jones, of Colwyn. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France.
JONES
J D
JONES
J R
JONES
R
Private
JONES
T S

11792
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(11th Bn.)
25 Dec 1918 Son of Thomas Parry Jones, of Preswylfa, Old Colwyn. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.
Gunner
JONES
William

93082
Royal Garrison Artillery 30 Nov 1917 Born Old Colwyn. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
JONES
William Henry

265100
Monmouthshire Regiment
(2nd Bn.)
3 Aug 1917 33 Son of the late David & Mary Jones; husband of Ellen Jones, of "Green Bank", 3, Rose Hill, Old Colwyn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Telegraphist
LARSON
J G

Bristol Z/1274
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
H.M.S. Duke of Clarence
1 Apr 1918 30 St. Cynfran's Churchyard, Llysfaen.
Second Lieutenant
MOCATTA
Robert Menzies
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
("D" Coy. 1st/5th Bn.)
10 Aug 1915 23 Son of Revd. Henry Elias and Katherine Anne Mocatta, of Clive House School, Prestatyn.
Also commemorated on the Prestatyn War Memorial.
Helles Memorial, Turkey.
MARSDEN
E
Private
MASSEY
Thomas

36756
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Nov 1916 Born in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
MORRIS
Evan

240869
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 23 Son of the late Evan Morris & of Alice Morris, of 8, Hebron Terrace, Old Colwyn. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
MORRIS
R

21957
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
1 Sep 1916 26 Son of Robert & Mary Morris, of Tan-Y-Bont, Old Colwyn. Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
OWEN
O

Private
PARKER
Thomas Douglas Meyrick

17535
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
22 May 1917 19 Son of Thomas & Frances Constance Emily Parker, of 3, Mount Pleasant, Old Colwyn. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
PARRY
Thomas Bridge

316132 & 267804
Cheshire Regiment
(11th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
21 Aug 1918 32 Born Wrexham, Denbighshire. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.
Private
PEARCE
Archibald Leonard
45048
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(9th Bn.)
16 Nov 1918 29 Husband of Claudia Annie Pearce,
Cleveland, Coed Coch,
Old Colwyn
Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France
Corporal
PEARCE
William Edward

21830 & 190484
South Wales Borderers
(5th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Engineers
25 Mar 1918 Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
C.Q.M.S.
RECKLESS
Ernest William

2032
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
23 Aug 1915 36 Husband of Elizabeth Reckless,7, Hebron Terrace, Rose Place, Old Colwyn. Born Urmston, Manchester, England. Died at sea. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
ROBERTS
E

53920
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
30 Sep 1916 19 Son of Edward & Mary Roberts, of 20, Fairmount, Old Colwyn. Berks Cemetery Extension, Hainaut, Belgium.
Colour Sergeant
ROBERTS
J

266986
Gold Coast Regiment, W.A.F.F. 24 Nov 1918 32 Son of David & Elizabeth Roberts, of 1, Rock Terrace, Penmaenrhos. Stellawood Cemetery, Durban Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
Private
ROBERTS
John Thomas

2021480
Canadian Infantry
(72nd Bn.)
29 Sep 1918 28 Son of Timothy Thomas & Mary Roberts, of 2, Glanrafon Terrace, Old Colwyn. Native of St. Asaph, Flintshire. Sancourt British Cemetry, Nord, France.
Private
ROBERTS
Llewelyn

41282 & 109120
Lancashire Fusiliers
("A" Coy. 15th Bn.)
formerly
Royal Army Service Corps
10 Aug 1918 21 Son of Hugh & Sarah Roberts, of 'Bro Llewelyn', Bryn Gwylan Terrace, Llysfaen. Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
ROBERTS
Peter

21255
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
19 Jul 1916 34 Son of John & Jane Roberts, of Elian House, Wood View, Old Colwyn; husband of Lizzie Williams, of 'Ivy Dale', Rose Place, Old Colwyn. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
ROBERTS
William

240824
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(17th Bn.)
29 Aug 1917 32 Son of the late William & Emma Roberts, of Bryn Awel, Fair Mount, Old Colwyn; husband of Jennie Roberts, of 8, Bryn Terrace, Old Colwyn. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
THOMAS
Arthur

20484
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
10 Jul 1916 34 Husband of Elizabeth Thomas, Glanrafon, Old Colwyn. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme,
France.
Private
THOMAS
John Richard
40262
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
26 Sep 1917 25 Son of John and Maria Thomas, of "Groes Back," Abergele Rd.,
Colwyn Bay
Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
THOMAS
Wallace
53923
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
1st Bn.)
4 May 1917 24  Son of Jonah and Ellen Thomas, of 67, Park Rd., Colwyn Bay
Arras Memorial,
Pas de Calais,
France
Guardsman
WHEATER
William Herbert

26912
Grenadier Guards 27 Jul 1919 33 Husband of Winifred J Wheater, of Station Road, Lubenham, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England. Non-Conformist Cemetery,
Old Colwyn.
Private
WILLIAMS
Clement

241137
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(14th Bn.)
Died 4 November 1918 34 Born Holywell, Flintshire. Husband of Jennie Williams, 4 Bryn Ffynnon Terrace, Old Colwyn. Englefontaine British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Corporal
WILLIAMS
John

47246 & 43144
Royal Defence Corps
(412th Protection Coy.)
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died
10 October 1918
At Sea
40 Son of the late Mrs Anne Williams. Grangegorman Military Cemetery, County Dublin, Ireland.
Private
WILLIAMS
John
54585
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd Bn., A Coy.)
26 Feb 1917 21 Son of John and Eliza Williams, of Llanelian,
Colwyn Bay
Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Force Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
BAILEY
A D
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.
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.
Sergeant
CHENEY
David Leopold

1139176
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 24 Jun 1944 21 Son of Leopold A. Cheney, & of Margaret A. Cheney, of Old Colwyn. Seaford Cemetery, Sussex, England.
Private
CLIFFORD
Horace Hall

14419236
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 16 Jul 1944 19 Born Caernarfonshire. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Lance Corporal
DAVIES
Thomas Emyr

4199457
Royal Welch Fusiliers
(2nd Bn.)
1 Mar 1945 25 Son of Thomas Foulkes Davies & Mary Davies, of Old Colwyn. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
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.
Private
ELLIS
Thomas Carey

976437
York and Lancaster Regiment
(The Hallamshire Bn.)
30 Nov 1944 29 Son of John & Mary Ellis, of Llanrhos, Caernarfonshire. Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands.
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.
Lance Corporal HUGHES
Norman

2588800
Royal Corps of Signals
(11 L. of C. Sigs.)
30 Oct 1944 27 Son of Edward Hughes, & of Dinah Hughes, of Old Colwyn. Naples War Cemetery, Italy.
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.
JONES
D M
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.
MATTHEWS
E
Sergeant
MOORE
Kenneth Jackson

13011026
Pioneer Corps 17 Jan 1945 45 Son of Mr & 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.
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.
Private
ROBERTS
John Gwilym

2735658
Pioneer Corps 13 Jan 1943 41 Son of William & Elizabeth Roberts, of Old Colwyn. Non-Conformist Cemetery, Old Colwyn.
Second Lieutenant
ROBERTS
Frank Arthur Victor
77613
Suffolk Regiment
(1st Bn.)
29 May 1940 22 Son of Cmdr. Arthur Cecil Roberts, O.B.E., R.N., and Amy G. Roberts, of Salcombe, Devon.
Mentioned in despatches.
Zuidschote Churchyard, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium
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.
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.
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.
VALENTINE
K S
Kenneth Samuel Valentine?

 

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