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War Memorials

Rhuddlan

The Rhuddlan War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial consists of two marble plagues embedded into a red brick wall at the Rhuddlan Community Centre in Parliament Street.

Rhuddlan is a town and community in the county of Denbighshire. It is situated to the south of the coastal town of Rhyl and overlooks the River Clwyd. Rhuddlan was one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire and between 1974 and 1996 was part of the county of Clwyd.

Rhuddlan War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Reginald
DAVIES

10486
18th Bn. Manchester Regiment 12 Jan 1916 24 Son of William & Elizabeth Davies, of Leith House, Rhuddlan. Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
Archibald
EDWARDS

16261
8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 24 Jun 1918 25 Son of Robert & Sarah Edwards, of 4, Marian Villas Parliament Street, Rhuddlan. Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona, India.
Lance Corporal
Glyn Allen
EDWARDS

46530
29th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 2 Sep 1918 26 Nephew of James Henry & Harriet Caroline Chinnery, 58 Mill Bank, Rhyl. Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.
Private
Percy
EVANS

829361
52nd Bn. Canadian Infantry 15 Aug 1918 26 Son of Edward & Elizabeth Ann Evans, of 7, High Street, Rhuddlan. Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Private
John William
FROST

20850
6th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment 20 Sep 1915 23 Son of John William & Mary Frost, Pengwern Lodge, Rhuddlan. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Corporal
Ivor
GRIFFITHS

S4/091496
Clearing Office Royal Army Service Corps 26 Feb 1919 30 Son of Jonathan & Winifred Griffiths of Rhuddlan; husband of Elizabeth Griffiths, of 62, Parker Street, Warrington, Lancashire, England. Warrington Cemetery, Lancashire, England.
Private
Richard
GRIFFITHS
3317
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(2nd/5th Bn.)
1917 33 Husband of Jane Griffiths, Marian Cottage, Parliament Street, Rhuddlan. Discharged in 1916 as medically unfit.
Private
John
INGLEBY

13494
7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry 14 Jul 1916 32 Husband of Hannah Jane Ingleby, Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
David
JONES
1287
5th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10 Aug 1915 22 Son of Mrs Hannah Jones, of 11, Brickfield Terrace, Rhyl. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
John Edward
JONES

44088
East Surrey Regiment (posted to 23rd Bn. London Regiment) 12 Aug 1918 18 Son of Mary Jones, of Mona Villas, Rhuddlan, and the late Robert Jones Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Owen
JONES

38786
2nd/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers 10 Oct 1917 26 Son of Thomas & Mary Elizabeth Jones, of 1, Marian Villas, Rhuddlan. Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Joseph
JONES

54599
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 23 May 1917 17 Son of Mrs Jones, of 1, Llanfean Terrace, Church Street, Rhuddlan. Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, Pas de Calais, France.
Thomas
JONES
Private
Joseph William
PARRY

5287
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 5 Feb 1916 27 Son of William & Sarah Ellen Parry, of 21, Cross Street, Rhuddlan. Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Robert Pierce
PRITCHARD

50154
20th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
transf. to 84th Coy. Labour Corps
22 Oct 1917 24 Son of Robert & Louisa Pritchard, Cross Street, Rhuddlan. Solferino Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Major
Geoffrey Seymour
ROWLEY-CONWAY
6th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 10 Aug 1915 38 Son of the late Capt. Conway Rowley Conway, of Bodrhyddan, Rhuddlan; husband of Gabrielle Rowley Conway, of Trewyddan, St. Asaph. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
Private
Noel Cecil
SARSON

814092
4th Bn. Canadian Infantry 12 Jul 1917 21 Foster-son of Elizabeth Williams, of Odyn House, Rhuddlan. La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France.
Gunner
Robert William Walter
VAUGHAN

179830
3rd Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery 23 May 1917 32 Son of Thomas Walter & Annie Vaughan, of Avon Croft, Rhyl. Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Richard Henry
WILLIAMS

693
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
2 Nov 1918 32 Husband of (Jane) Ellen Randles (formerly Williams), of Parliament Street, Rhuddlan. St. Margaret's Churchyard, Bodelwyddan.
Robert
WILLIAMS
Private
Thomas
WILLIAMS

32860
2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment 13 Apr 1918 19 Son of Thomas Williams, of Bryn Castell, Rhuddlan, and the late Mrs Williams. Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.
Thomas
WYNNE

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Gunner
John
ANWYL

938488
6 Medium Regt. Royal Artillery 5 Feb 1944 26 Son of John & Mary Ann Anwyl (nee Williams), of Rhuddlan. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Bombardier
Edward
EVANS

1109358
181 Field Regt. Royal Artillery 12 Apr 1945 35 Son of William Sutcliffe Evans & Cathrine Lloyd Evans; husband of Vera Evans, of Rhuddlan. Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Sergeant
Henry (Harry)
GRIFFITHS

1199265
106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 30 Nov 1941 Son of Joseph Griffiths, & of Deborah Griffiths, of Rhuddlan. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.
Able Seaman
Geoffrey
HIRST

C/JX 374145
HMS Uganda, Royal Navy 13 Sep 1943 19 Son of Reginald Philip & Kathleen Annie Hirst, of Rhuddlan. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Fusilier
Harold Humphrey
JONES
4203848
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 Nov 1942 29 Son of John Humphrey Jones & Nellie Humphrey Jones. Kirkee War Cemetery, India.
Lance Corporal
Charles Richardson
RANDLES

4192569
2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Feb 1945 24 Son of William & Ellen Randles, of Rhuddlan. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Leading Supply Assistant
David Lloyd
ROBERTS

CMX 65617
HMS Firedrake, Royal Navy 17 Dec 1942 Son of Thomas Twist Roberts & Mary Twist Roberts; husband of Ivy Dilys Roberts (nee Williams) of Rhyl. Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.
Trooper
Hesketh Lloyd
ROBERTS

14572154
15th (Scottish) Regt. Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps 6 Aug 1944 19 St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Driver
Alexander
SPENCE

T126835
10 Armoured. Div. Troops Coy. Royal Army Service Corps 30 Oct 1942 36 Son of John & Grace Hamilton Spence (nee Wallace); husband of Phyllis Mary Spence, of Rhuddlan. El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.
Lance Corporal
George
STALEY

2047499
13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 31 Oct 1942 20 Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Staley, of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Resident in Denbighshire. Fenton Cemetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.
Third Officer
Henry Eyton
WILLIAMS
Merchant Navy
(SS Solon II - Swansea)
2 Dec 1942 23 Son of the late Rev W G & Mrs Williams, Draenwen, Rhuddlan. Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.
Dispatch Rider, N.F.S.
Robert Noel
WYNNE
Civilian 18 Oct 1943 17 Son of G M and N V Wynne (nee Page), of 6, Gwindy Terrace, Rhuddlan.

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