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War Memorials

Sychdyn

The Sychdyn War Memorial takes the form of a stone gateway and commemorates those local men who died in World War I.

The village of Sychdyn (formerly know as Soughton in English) is in the parish of Northop, Flintshire. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Flintshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd.

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
THIS VILLAGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR
JUSTICE AND RIGHT IN THE GREAT WAR.

The names also appear on the Northop War Memorial.

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
Walter
BROOKES

15855
CWGC
1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 29 Oct 1918 Born Nannerch. Son of William & Mary Brookes of Northop. Northop Churchyard
Private
Walter
CHAMBERS
15400
CWGC
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 27 Jun 1917 21 Son of John & Emma Chambers, of Sychdyn. Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Corporal
Walter Benedictus
DAVEY
15404
CWGC
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 3 Mar 1916 22 Son of the late George B & Mary Davey of Sychdyn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Bramwell
DRIVER
57937
CWGC
9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 28 May 1918 Born Wrexham. Son of William Anthony Driver & Sarah Elizabeth (nee Wakely). Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.
Private
Thomas George
HEWITT
240230
CWGC
1st/4th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 14 Apr 1918 40 Born Mynydd Isa. Husband of Annie Hewitt. Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
William Thomas
HODGKINSON
39768 & 60965
GWGC
2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers
formerly in
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
21 Nov 1917 22 Son of William & Mary E Hodgkinson, of Brynyffynnon, Sychdyn. Marcoing British Cemetery, Cambrai, Nord, France.
Driver
Daniel
JAMES
190628
7 July 1918 33 Son of John & Hannah James of Mold; husband of Catherine James, of Sychdyn. KIrkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.
Lance Corporal
Edward Lennox Petch
JONES
56261
GWGC
10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own) 11 Oct 1918 24 Born Sychdyn. Son of Edward & Emma Jones, of Cliff House, Micklefield, Leeds, England. Selridge British Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France.
Private
Walter
JONES
DM2/195035
Royal Army Service Corps 12 Jul 1917 35 Son of Mrs Margaret E Jones, of Black Brook Cottage, Mold. North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.
Private
John Herbert MARSH
400602
CWGC
2nd/7th Bn. Manchester Regiment 23 Jul 1917 25 Son of Thomas & Mary Marsh; husband of Annie A. Marsh, of Quarry Houses, Sychdyn. Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Private
Griffith PIERCY
15397
CWGC
9th Royal Welsh Fusiliers 30 Sep 1918 21 Son of William & Isabella Piercy, of Sychdyn. Brother of William Piercy (below). Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
William PIERCY
62408
CWGC
9th Bn. Welsh Regiment 30 May 1918 19 Son of William & Isabella Piercy, of Offa Bank, Sychdyn. Brother of Griffith Piercy (above). Chambrecy British Cemetery, Marne, France.
Private
Franklin William PINNINGTON
19405
CWGC
17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 13 Jul 1918 38 Born Liverpool, England. Husband of Sarah Jane Pinnington of Duke Street, Sychdyn. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Corporal
Herbert Taylor ROCK
4623
CWGC
45th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 31 Aug 1916 29 Son of William Edwin & Lois Jane Rock, of Sychdyn. Australian national. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France.
Gunner
Charles WILLIAMS
37428 & 3599
Machine Gun Corps
formerly
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
10 Apr 1918 27 Born Rhosesmor. Son of the late Charles and Harriet Williams. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.
Lance Corporal
George Henry WILLIAMS
15403
CWGC
10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 30 Apr 1916 22 Son of Thomas & Mary Williams, of Quarry Houses, Sychdyn. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Private
Thomas John WILLIAMS
240817
CWGC
14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 4 Aug 1917 20 Son of Thomas & the late Elizabeth Williams, of Pen y Bryn, Sychdyn. Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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