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The Bodfari War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II. The memorial takes the form of a marching soldier, standing on a marble plinth, in the churchyard of St. Stephen's Church.

Bodfari is a rural village in Denbighshire. The ancient parish comprises the townships of Bodfari, in historic Flintshire, and Aberwheeler, in historic Denbighshire. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was part of the county of Clwyd.


1914-1918 War

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Sergeant EVANS Herbert Harold 34408
Service:Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Died:27 Jun 1918
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Evans, of Bryn Tirion,  Bodfari; husband of Maysel Agnes Parry-Evans, of Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
Cemetery or Memorial:Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant HEWITT William Taylor
Service:36th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 38632 Gunner Motor Machine Corps
Died:16 Apr 1918
Details:Son of Titus H & Julia M Hewitt, of The Warren House,  Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Terlincthun British Cemetery, Winille, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JEFFREYS David A/1052
Service:1st Bn. Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Died:30 Aug 1918
Details: Son of Margaret Roberts (formerly Jeffreys), of 1, Stanley Brow, Denbigh, & the late Thomas Jeffreys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Upton Wood Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal KIERNAN Stanley 1038 & 23022
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)formerly Grenadier Guards
Died:1 Jul 1916
Details:Son of James and Elizabeth Kiernan, Tyn y Ffordd, Bodfari, Flintshire. Born Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private KILBEE Charles 17962
Service:Grenadier Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:11 Apr 1916
Details:Son of Abel and Jane Kilbee, 7 Fisher Row, Oxford. Born Oxford, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private OWEN John 874558
Service:27th Division, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Died:25 Sep 1918
Details:Son of John and Mary Owen, of Gwern Hwlcyn, Bodfari. Died of wounds at Denmark Hill Hospital, London, England. Brother of William Lewis Owen below.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Stephen's Churchyard, Bodfari.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private OWEN William Lewis 203645
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:9 Mar 1918
Details:Born Rock Ferry, Cheshire, England. Son of John and Mary Owen, of Gwern Hwlcyn, Bodfari. Brother of John Owen above.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PARRYJohn 6417
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:16 May 1915
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Jane Parry, 47 Bank Place, Denbigh. Born Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal ROBERTS David Pennant 17253
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:26 Aug 1918
Details:Born Tremeirchion. Son of Joseph & Harriet Roberts, of 2, Caradoc Terrace, St. Asaph. Also commemorated on the St. Asaph and Tremeirchion War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS Charles 345806 & 570
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)formerlyRoyal Army Service Corps
Died:1 Nov 1918
Details:Born Bodfari. Resident of Afonwen, Caernarvonshire. Son of Edward and Jane Williams, Bryn Tirion, Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS John Henry 2249
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:15 Nov 1916
Details:Son of John Williams of Foel Gaer, Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France.


1939-1945 War

Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman JONES John Henry 2736622
Service:Welsh Guards(3rd Bn.)
Died:9 Apr 1943
Details:Son of Isaac & Sarah Jones, of Bodfari; husband of Edith Florence Jones, of Bodfari.
Cemetery or Memorial:Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.




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