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Bangor is y Coed

The War Memorial is a circular column of Woolton red sandstone crowned with a figure representing mourning and set in a semi-circular stone bend. It was designed by the Liverpool sculptor, Herbert Tyson Smith and was dedicated on Sunday 24 May 1925. The memorial stands in front of St. Dunawd's Parish Church, on the banks of the River Dee.

 

The village of Bangor is y Coed sits on the banks of the River Dee in the ancient district of Maelor, in the the County Borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of the historic county of Flintshire and from 1974 to 1996 in the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Boffey 23146
Service:6th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died:6 Jan 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of Benjamin & Mary Richardson Boffey, of Whitchurch Road, Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:New Irish Farm Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Carr 54278
Service:9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:28 Oct 1916   
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Brigadier General Robert Henry William Dunn
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:8 Jan 1917
Age:60
Details:Son of Gen. William Dunn, of Inglewood, Hungerford, Berkshire, England; husband of Catherine Constance Selina Dunn (daughter of Gen. George Erskine), of 24, Lincoln House, Basil Street, Chelsea, London, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Wrexham Cemetery

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frederick Hugh Fearnall (missing from memorial) 22601
Service:6th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Died:17 Feb 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Frederick & Kate Fearnall, of Pickhill Old Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper Roger Mansel William Fenwick 4596
Service:1st Life Guards
Died:19 May 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of Mrs. Fenwick, of Plas Fron, Wrexham, and the late Capt. George Fenwick, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major Guy Winwood GOSSAGE
Service:3rd West Lancs Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Died:24 December 1917
Age:47
Details:Son of the late F. H. Gossage; husband of Helen F. Gossage, of Gerwyn Hall, Marchwiel, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Born at Camp Hill, Woolton, Liverpool. Not named on the War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tilstock (Christ Church) Churchyard Extension, Shropshire

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas Ernest Goswell (or Lloyd) 32538
Service:14th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died:26 Oct 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Hester Goswell, of Cross Lanes, Wrexham, and the late George Goswell. Born at Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Henry George Gravenor M/272702
Service:348th M.T. Coy. Army Service Corps
Died:23 Oct 1918   
Age:28
Details:Husband of H. L. Gravenor, of Porthygan, Bangor is y Coed. Born at Bodenham, Herefordshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bodenham Chapelyard, Bodenham, Herefordshire, England

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph HAYCOCKS 8149
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Jun 1915
Age:30
Details:Husband of Sarah Louisa Haycocks, White Gate Cottages, Gyfelia, Wrexham (1911 Wales Census) later Matthews. Also named on the Ruabon War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George Humphreys 49753 & 641
Service:11th Bn. Cheshire RegimentformerlyDenbighshire Yeomanry
Died:20 Apr 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of George & Mary Humphreys, High Street, Bangor is y Coed. The Lakes, Bangor on Dee (1911 Census).
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry Humphreys 49752
Service:1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died:5 Oct 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of George & Mary Humphreys, of High Street, Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal John Arthur Lloyd-Jones 33148
Service:"B" Coy. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died:19 Sep 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Lloyd-Jones, of Glan Aber,  Hope, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major Frank Stuart Lloyd
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:5 Sep 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Francis and Fanny Lloyd, Eyton House, Bangor is y Coed (1891 Wales Census).
Cemetery or Memorial:Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas Matthews 6563
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
Died:30 Oct 1914
Age:35
Details:Son of Joseph & Eliza E. Matthews, of Mill Brook Bank, Bangor is y Coed; husband of Jane E. Matthews, of Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Lawrence Moreland ORMROD M.C.
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Aug 1917
Age:28
Details:Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lionel James and Oliver Hugh Moreland Ormrod (below)
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Dunawd's churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Lionel James ORMROD
Service:12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers (resigned)
Died:03 May 1915
Age:32
Details:Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lawrence Moreland Ormrod (above) and Oliver Hugh Ormrod (below). Not named on the War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Dunawd's Churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Oliver Hugh ORMROD
Service:Royal Flying Corps formerly Royal Field Artillery
Died:12 Sep 1916
Age:30
Details:Son of Oliver & Emily Westropp Harrison Moreland Ormrod, of Pickhill Hall, Pickhill, Wrexham. Brother of Lawrence Moreland and Lionel James Ormrod (above)
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Dunawd's churchyard, Bangor is y Coed.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal John Rees 25305
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:8 Nov 1918
Age:28
Details:Born in Cefn. Son of Stephen Rees and the late Catherine Rees, Vedwygoed Farm, Eyton, Wrexham. Also commemorated on the Cefn Mawr War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry Roberts 44033
Service:Worcester Regiment(2/8th Bn.)
Died:1 Nov 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Thomas and Mary Roberts, High Street,Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery,Nord, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harry Rogers 81022
Service:2nd Bn. King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died:27 Feb 1917
Age:39
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Rogers, of Station Road, Bangor is y Coed.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lembet Road Military Cemetery, Salonika, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Ernest Shone 35213
Service:6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Died:10 Aug 1917
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Shone, of "Cloy Villa", Bangor is y Coed, Wrexham..
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Stant 56766
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Jun 1917   
Age:19
Details:Son of Harry & Margaret Stant, of Church Avenue, Bangor is y Coed, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas Edward Studley 230744
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died:30 Nov 1917
Age:27
Details:Son of Edward Grover and Mary Elizabeth Studley, Caedia, Overton, Flintshire (1891 Wales Census). Born Overton.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Edwin Williams
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edgar Wilson 201393
Service:King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)(1/4th Bn.)
Died:14 Jan 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Daniel Wilson, Whitchurch Road Bangor is y Coed
Cemetery or Memorial:Etretat Churchyard Extension,Seine-Maritime,France


Inside the church are further personal memorial plaques:

  • Placed by the former rector Rev. R. J. B. and Mrs. Paterson Morgan in grateful remembrance of the 23 Bangor men who fell in the War.
  • From Mr. Oliver Ormrod of Pickhill Hall, to the memory of three of his sons, a great loss, Lt. Col. Lionel James Ormrod, 12 Royal Lancers; Captain Oliver Hugh Hugh Ormrod, R.F.A. and R.F.C.; and Captain Lawrence Moreland Ormrod, M.C., Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
  • To the memory of Roger Mansell William Fenwick, the younger son of Mrs. Fenwick, Plas Fron and the late Captain Fenwick, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
  • To the memory of Major Guy Winwood Gossage, the husband of Mrs. Gossage, Gerwyn Hall.
  • To the memory of Major Frank Stuart Lloyd, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the fifth son of Mr Frank Lloyd of Eton House.

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