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War Memorials

St. Asaph
Llanelwy

The St. Asaph War Memorial commemorates those from the area who died in wartime.

The small city of St. Asaph (Welsh: Llanelwy), with a population of 3400, is situated between the rivers Elwy and Clwyd at the northern end of the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire.

The ancient parish of St. Asaph was made up of thirteen township most of which were in historic Flintshire, but two, Meriadog and Wigfair were in historic Denbighshire. Between 1974 and 1996, the area was part of the county of Clwyd

The city's cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of St Asaph which covers the north-east of Wales. The cathedral contains the Welsh Nurses War Memorial, commemorating those who died in World War I.

St. Asaph War Memorial

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS CITY WHO FOUGHT
AND FELL FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1914 - 1919 AND 1939 - 1945.

BYDD EU HENWAU BYW BYTH

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
James Cliffe
ARROWSMITH

50232
Cheshire Regiment
(9th Bn.)
4 Aug 1917 36 Son of the late Samuel & Rachael Arrowsmith (nee Cliffe) of Eaton, Congleton, Cheshire, England. Husband of Muriel Arrowsmith (nee Williams) of 1, May Terrace, St. Asaph. Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France.
Private
Hubert Stanley
BELCHER

49737
Cheshire Regiment
(1st Bn.)
24 May 1918 24 Son of William Edward & Ethel Belcher (nee Ling) of St Asaph. His father was the organist and Master of Choristers at the Cathedral. Tannay British Cemetery, Thienes, Nord, France.
Louis Francis
CAVANNA
or
KAVANAGH
Royal Army Service Corps Born 1882, Llannefydd, the son of Lewis and Ann Cavanna.
Private
Reginald Hingley
CLARKE

G/24595
Queen's Own - Royal West Kent Regiment
(7th Bn.)
12 Oct 1917 26 Born in St. Asaph, the son of John and Harriet Clarke (nee Tucker). Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Robert
DAVIES
Black Watch?
Horse Keeper
Walter Lawrence
DEED

808 & 170875
Royal Army Veterinary Corps 21 Jan 1919 39 Son of Walter Lawrence & Annie Maria Deed (nee Pitt) of St. Asaph. Husband of Alice Eugenie Deed. Died of natural causes after discharge. Died in East Preston, Sussex, England.
Private
Edmund Lawrence
DURCAN
1347
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
& Royal Army Service Corps
3 May 1916 21 Son of James & Mary Durcan (nee Durcan). Brother of Second Lieutenant Gerald Justin Durcan. Died after discharge.
Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Lieutenant
Henry Laidley
Garland
EDWARDS
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(3rd Bn & later 1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 29 Born in Carmarthen, the son of Alfred George & Mary Laidley Edwards (nee Garland) of the Palace, St. Asaph. His father was Bishop of St. Asaph and in 1920 became the first Archbishop of Wales. Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.
Sergeant
William Asaph
GEORGE

D.C.M.; M.M.
11204
King's Royal Rifle Corps
(4th Bn.)
27 Nov 1916 27 Son of John & Sarah George of Mill Street, St. Asaph. North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad. Iraq.
Sapper
George
HILL

WR/20918
Royal Engineers
(305th Road Construction Coy., Roads & Quarries Bn.)
21 Apr 1918 39 Son of Richard & Sarah Hill (nee Humphreys). Husband of Alice Hill of St. Asaph. Molliens au Bois Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Also commemorated in the Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Captain
Percy Standish
HORE
South Wales Borderers & S Indian Infantry
(52nd Sikhs Frontier Force)
12 Mar 1915 34 Son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Standish & Harriet Susannah Hore (nee Williams) of St. Asaph. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L£€™Avouep, Pas de Calais, France
Private
Albert
HOULSTON

181
Canadian Army Service Corps (2nd Div. Supply Col.) 8 Mar 1916 32 Son of Edward & Mary Houlston (nee Bennett). Westoutre Churchyard Extension, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lieutenant
John Arthur Elias
HUGHES
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Denbighshire Bn - Territorial)
26 Jan 1915 27 Son of  the late Rev. John Elias & Jane Hughes (nee Jones). Native of St. Asaph.
Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Albert
JONES

14610
Grenadier Guards
(1st Bn.)
26 Oct 1914 23 Son of John & Fanny Elizabeth Jones (nee Collins). Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Lance Corporal
David
JONES

P/6572
Military Mounted Police 7 Dec 1918 29 Son of William Jones of Tyn y Morfa, Gwespyr, Flintshire. Native of St. Asaph.
Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece.
Driver
David
JONES

187239
Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery
(41st Bde. of the 47th Bty.)
21 Mar 1918 39 Son of John Barnes & Jane Jones (nee Price). Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Evan Thomas
JONES

(aka Danny GORMAN)
144942
Canadian Infantry - Eastern Ontario Regiment
(21st Bn.)
10 Jun 1916 26 Brother of Mr R Gorman, St. Asaph. Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Hugh William
JONES

27544
South Wales Borderers
(5th Bn.)
7 June 1917 Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
John Herbert
JONES

275791
Manchester Regiment
(1/7th Bn.)
6 April 1918 23 Son of John Charles & Margaret Jones (nee Roberts). Brother of Private Wilfred Jones, 53932 (see below).
Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No.1, Somme, France.
Private
Thomas Pierce
JONES

55320
Welsh Regiment
(Depot)
14 Apr 1919 22 Son of Thomas & Ellen Jones (nee Roberts). Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Sapper
Thomas Price
JONES

154766
Royal Engineers
(225th Field Coy.)
24 Sep 1917 25 Son of Pryce & Harriet Jones. Tyne Cot Memorial¸ Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Private
Wilfred
JONES

53932
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
15 Apr 1917 19 Son of John Charles & Margaret Jones (nee Roberts). Brother of Private John Herbert Jones, 275791 (See above). Mikra Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Private
Edward
KENNY
30604
Royal Defence Corps
(318th Protection Coy.)
10 Feb 1919 46 Son of Patrick & Jane Kenny (nee Roberts) of St. Asaph. Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Rifleman
Richard Francis
KENNY

C/1031
Kings Royal Rifle Corps
(16th Bn.)
28 Jan 1916 22 Born at St. Asaph workhouse. Nephew of Annie Moseley (nee Kenny). Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant
James Windsor
LEWIS
Welsh Guards S R
(1st Bn.).
6 Jun 1916 39 Son of James & Louisa Catherine Lewis (nee Edwards). Husband of Catherine Henrietta Lewis (nee Gregorie). Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
He is also commemorated on the Crondall War Memorial, in Hampshire, England.
Private
Edward
LLOYD

829850
Canadian Expeditionary Force (Canadian Infantry - New Brunswick Regiment 44 Bn.) 12 Apr 1917 39 Son of Robert & Mary Lloyd. Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William Charles
LUCAS

11372
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(4th Reserve Bn.)
5 Feb 1917 28 Son of William & Ann Lucas (nee Fenlon) of Silverbank, St. Asaph. Brother of Private Percy Lucas 3952 (see below). Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Private
Percy
LUCAS

3952
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
26 Feb 1915 23 Son of William & Ann Lucas (nee Fenlon) of Silverbank, St. Asaph. Brother of Private William Charles Lucas 11372 (see above). Stahnsdorf (Berlin South-Western Cemetery), Germany.
Private
Edward Owen Wynne
MORRISs

1501
Australian Imperial Force (Infantry).
3rd Bn., H Coy.
16 May 1915 33 Son of Richard & Susannah Morris (nee Roberts), 1, Greenbank Street, Denbigh. 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.
Private
Frederick Ernest
PIERCE

726
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
29 Aug 1915 29 Son of Robert & Anne Jane Pierce (nee Hughes). Chatby Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
R Charles
PRITCHARD
SLI
Private
John Tudor
PUGH

39745
South Wales Borderers
(5th Bn.)
26 Nov 1918 29 Son of Hugh Vaughan & Hannah Pugh (nee Pierce). Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France.
Gunner
Percival Charles
RHODES

23684
Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery
("B" Bty., 95th Bde.)
4 Nov 1918 29 Son of Jane Rhodes (nee Thomas) of St. Asaph & the late William J Rhodes. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
David
ROBERTS

33016
Highland Light Infantry
(17th Bn.)
1 Apr 1917 40 Son of David & Eliza Roberts (nee Roberts). Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Lance Corporal
David Pennant ROBERTS
17253
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
26 Aug 1918 29 Son of Joseph & Harriet Roberts (nee Jones) 2, Caradoc Terrace, St. Asaph. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.
He is also commemorated on the Tremeirchion War Memorial.
Private
Frank Egerton Howes
ROBERTS

P/20227
Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment
(9th Bn.)
4 Aug 1916 24 Son of Thomas Howes & Eleanor Frost Roberts (nee Jones). Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Private
Richard
ROBERTS

42229
South Wales Borderers
(2nd Bn.)
20 Nov 1916 23 Son of Robert & Anne Roberts (nee Williams) of 8, Cleaver's Row, St. Asaph. Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.
Private
William Henry
ROBERTS

67643
Cheshire Regiment
(15th Bn.)
24 Oct 1918 19 Son of John & Mary Roberts of Bryn Polyn Farm, St. Asaph. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Henry
ROWLANDS

345218
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(24th Bn.)
19 Jul 1918 24 Son of David Robert & Anne Rowlands (nee Edwards). Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Felix Norman
WATKINS

17137
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(13th Bn.)
26 Jun 1917 26 Son of Felix Charles & Mary Cecile Watkins (nee Davies) of Brownlow Villa, St. Asaph. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Rifleman
Evan Connett WILLIAMS
B/201306
Rifle Brigade - The Prince Consort's Own
(2/10th London Regiment)
21 Sep 1918 24 Son of Mr & Mrs R Williams, of Highfield Cottage, Pen-y-Cob, St. Asaph. Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
Richard Henry
WILLIAMS
6013
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
16 May 1915 32 Son of Richard & Jemima Williams (nee Williams). Husband of Margaret Williams (nee Foulkes) of 10, Luke Street, St. Asaph. Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France and is commemorated in the Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Private
Samuel
WILLIAMS

36645
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
11 Jul 1916 26 Son of Mrs. Margaret Williams of Clwyd View, Victoria Road, Prestatyn. Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Sergeant
Owen Hugh
BARLOW

1381373
Royal Air Force
(101 Sqn)
30 Aug 1941 28 Son of Robert & Elizabeth Barlow (nee Owen). Husband of Elizabeth O Barlow (nee Davies) Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Fusilier
Stephen
COLLINS

3766169
Royal Welsh Fusiliers 25 Aug 1941 30 Son of Patrick & Elizabeth Collins. Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Sergeant
Goronwy Wynne
DAVIES

1359976
Royal Air Force
(12 Sqn)
28 Aug 1942 22 Son of Evan Thomas & Elizabeth Davies (nee Wynne). Brother of Fusilier William Gordon Davies 14513574 (see above).
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.
Fusilier
William Gordon
DAVIES

14513574
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(1st Bn.)
18 Mar 1945 36 Son of Evan Thomas & Elizabeth Davies (nee Wynne). Husband of Hannah Selina Davies (nee Ottewell). Brother of Sergeant Goronwy Wynne Davies, 1359976 (see below).
Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
Edward William
JONES

1432165
Royal Air Force 8 Oct 1942 21 Son of Evan Hugh & Gwendoline Winifred Jones (nee Jones) of St. Asaph. Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Able Seaman
George Francis
JONES

D/JX 146519
Royal Navy
(HMS Courageous)
17 Sep 1939 19 Son of George Francis & Mary Jones (nee Hughes) of St. Asaph. Sunk by U-29 off the coast of Ireland.
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.
Second Lieutenant
Hugh Elias Parry
PRICE

97148
Royal Artillery
(7 Medium Reg.)
17 Jan 1942 33 Son of John Elias & Mary Price (nee Hughes). Husband of Gwendoline May Price (nee Ellis) of St. Asaph. Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.
Cook
Ernest Geoffrey
ROBERTS

P/MX 64980
Royal Navy
(HMS Culver)
31 Jan 1942 23 Son of Richard William & Henrietta Roberts (nee Davies) of St. Asaph. Sunk by U-105 off the coast of Ireland. Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.
Gunner
Charles Henry
TIERNEY

C9344
Royal Canadian Artillery
(1st Medium Regiment)
20 May 1944 34 Son of Leonard & Florence May Tierney (nee Turner) of St. Asaph. Cassino War Cemetery, Frosinone, Italy.
Probationer Nurse
Margaret Alice
OWEN
Civilian 3 Jun 1941 22 Daughter of the the late Mr & Mrs David Owen (nee Evans, of Cornel, St. Asaph. Injured on 2 Jun 1941 during the bombing of Salford, Lancashire, England and died at Salford Royal Hospital. Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

 

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