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Cofebau Rhyfel Caerwys


The Caerwys War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in war. The Caerwys Memorial Institute was built in 1922 and contains two memorial plaques to those who died in the First and Second World Wars.

Caerwys is a small town, the smallest in Wales, in Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996, it was in the county of Clwyd.



Boer War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private SPRY William P.2672
Service:14th HussarsSouth Africa Field Force
Died:29 Jan 1901
Died of disease at Johannesburg
Cemetery or Memorial:


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:BOWKER Richard
Cemetery or Memorial

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DOUGLAS Thomas Henry 203259
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(11th Bn.)
Died:18 Sep 1918
Details:Son of Robert & Agnes Douglas, of Jasmine House, Caerwys; husband of Jane Ellen Douglas, of Fron Heulog, Afonwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant EDWARDS John Llewelyn
Service:Royal Field Artillery("C" Bty. 75th Bde.)
Died:7 Sep 1917
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Edwards, of Bodlondeb, Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS John Thomas 32597 & 01703
Service:South Staffordshire Regiment(1st Bn.)formerlyRoyal Army Ordnance Corps
Died:13 May 1917
Details:Son of Thomas and Ann Evans, Pen Y Bryn, Caerwys, Holywell. Also named on the Tremeirchion War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Alfred Benjamin Cockerill 95431
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:29 Sep 1918
Details:Son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Jones, of Oswallt House, Caerwys, Flintshire. Also named on the Denbigh War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Fouquieres Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper JONES William 459910
Service:Royal Engineers(421st West Lancs Field Coy.)
Died:29 Sep 1918
Cemetery or Memorial:
Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD William Herbert 89462
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:14 Oct 1918
Details:Son of Albert & Sarah Elizabeth Lloyd, of Hyfrydle, Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private OWENS Robert David 18455
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("C" Coy. 19th Bn.)
Died:29 Oct 1916
Details:Son of Elizabeth Owens, of 3, Water Street, Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain SINNETT-JONES Gilbert Lloyd
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:9 Apr 1916
Details:Son of James & Kate Sinnett-Jones, of the Rectory, Caerwys. Brother of James Victor Sinnett-Jones (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant SINNETT-JONES James Victor
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(3rd Bn. attd. 17th Bn.)
Died:between10 Jul 1916 and12 Jul 1916
Details:Son of the Rev. James & Catherine Sinnett-Jones, of the Rectory, Caerwys. Brother of Gilbert Lloyd Sinnett-Jones (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private SKINNER Thomas 7498
Service:Bedfordshire Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:18 Nov 1914
Details:Son of Festus & Elizabeth Skinner, of 13, Railway Terrace, Caerwys Station Post Office, Afonwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal SMITH Herbert 26436
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:23 Apr 1918
Details:Born at Carshalton, Surrey, England. Son of Harry and Harriet Ada Smith, of 4, Bank Houses, Hawley, Dartford, Kent. Also named on the Ysceifiog War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain WILLIAMS Frank Emlyn M.C.
Service:Royal Air Force(57th Sqdn.)andWelsh Regiment(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:7 Apr 1918
Details:Son of Mr T Williams, of Troedyrhiw House, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan; husband of S E Williams, of the Rectory, Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ismailia War Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS William 201198
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:9 Jun 1918
Son of William & Sarah Williams, of 2, Jocelyn Terrace, Afonwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS William Morris 3583
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:28 Mar 1918
Details:Son of John Williams, of Swan Cottage, Caerwys, Flints; husband of Emily Owens (formerly Williams), of Bryn Celyn, Summerhill, Wrexham, Denbighshire. Also named on the Denbigh War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Seventh Engineer Officer BOYLE Thomas Brown
Service:Merchant NavySS Empire Broadsword (London)
Died:2 Jul 1944
Cemetery or Memorial:
Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Air Fitter DAVIES Iorwerth Lewis FX75093
Service:Royal Navy(Fleet Air Arm) HMS Peregrine
Died:18 Aug 1940
Details:Son of Edward and Sarah Davies, of Bagillt. Also named on the Bagillt War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Michael' s Churchyard, Caerwys.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman JONES David Allen (Alun) D/JX 566130
Service:Royal NavyHMS Scorpion
Died:16 Dec 1944
Details:Son of Joseph & Elizabeth Jones, of Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver WOOD Gilbert T/168448
Service:Royal Army Service Corps(54 Inf. Bde. Group Coy.)
Died:12 Sep 1944   
Details:Son of Samual Wood, and of J Wood, of Broncoed, Caerwys.
Cemetery or Memorial:Singapore Memorial, Singapore.




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