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Corwen

The Corwen War Memorial commemorates those from the area who died in wartime. The memorial takes the form of an ornate gateway to the Memorial Park in Lon Las.

Corwen is a town standing on the banks of the River Dee and beneath the Berwyn Mountains, in the Edeirnion district of Denbighshire. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Merionethshire and between 1974 and 1996 part of the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas D Atkinson 3520
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:11 Mar 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Ann Atkinson, of Gwyddelwern and the late John Atkinson; husband of Hannah Atkinson, of Plas Coch, Lancaster Square, Conwy, Caernarfonshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Level Crossing Cemetery, Fampoux, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance CorporalBertie James Clack 64073
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry (18th Bn.)
Died:21 Sep 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of George & Elizabeth Clack; husband of Florence Clack of Cefn Rhug, Corwen. His brother, Petty Officer Frederick Clack also fell on 11 Jun 1916.
Cemetery or Memorial:Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Thomas Oswald Davies 2288
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:10 Aug 1915
Age:30
Details:Son of Watkin & Sarah C Davies, of Wood Bank, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Caradog Davies 71250
Service:Canadian Infantry - Manitoba Regiment(27th Bn.)
Died:3 May 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of David & Elizabeth A Davies, of Bryn Teg, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Joseph Herbert Davies 18209
Service:Worcester Regiment(3rd Bn.)
Died:2 Aug 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Mrs Margaret Wenlock (formerly Davies), of Mount Pleasant, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Ogwen Davies 624817
Service:Canadian Infantry - Manitoba Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:21 Sep 1917
Age:20
Details:Brother of Enid Annie Davies, Betws y Coed, Caernarfonshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal David John Edwards 6237
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(3rd Garrison Bn.)
Died:20 Nov 1918   
Age:40
Details:Born Dolgellau, Merionethshire. Son of Dorothy Ann Parkes of 5, Aber View, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Mary's Churchyard Extension, Dolgellau, Merionethshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John David Edwards 34942
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of John & Mary Edwards, of Blaenddol, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert David Edwards 34944
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:28 Aug 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of Robert & Margaret Edwards, of 1, Liverpool Cottages, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David William Davies 92213
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(11th Bn.)
Died:22 Aug 1919
Age:30
Details:Son of John Davies, of Pentre Bach, Bryneglwys and the late Miriam Davies, husband of Elizabeth Ellen Davies, of Hill Street, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William H Evans
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Alfred John Foreman M2/052038
Service:521st M.T. Coy. Army Service Corps.
Died:18 Jan 1916
Age:23
Details:Husband of Dorothy Flack and son of Alfred and Ada Foreman, of 48, Glenister Park Rd., Streatham, London.
Cemetery or Memorial:Devizes Cemetery, Wiltshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Robert Thomas Griffiths 47211 & 588041
Service:Welsh Regiment(11th Bn.)transf. toEmployment Coy., Labour Corps(1036th Div.)
Died:22 Dec 1918
Age:35
Details:Only son of Mrs Margaret Griffiths, of Bradford House, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Ernest Herd 60638
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Age:30
Details:Son of William & Eliza Herd, of Aquaduct Inn, Stretten, Staffordshire, England; husband of Jane Mary Herd, of Cefn Rhug, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Hughes 34938
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:21 Jul 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Edward Edwards & Catherine Hughes, Royal Oak, London Road, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Gwilym Llewelyn Hughes 68452
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:26 Sep 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of David & Elizabeth Hughes, of 3, Cambrian Terrace, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Lewis Hughes
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:27 Jul 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of Peter & Gwen Hughes, of 7, Mill Street, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Robert Hughes 150915
Service:Royal Garrison Artillery(153rd Siege Battery)
Died:20 Sep 1917
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Born CARROG Merioneth
Cemetery or Memorial:Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas Hughes 127579
Service:38th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:21 Aug 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Robert Thomas and Hariett Hughes, 2, Queen Square, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas J Hughes 44242
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:28 Feb 1917
Age:28
Details:Son of Hugh Hughes, of Pig-y-Bont, Llangwm, Denbighshire; husband of Mary Lewis (formerly Hughes), of Rock Cottage, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel Jones G/20472
Service:East Surrey Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:31 Jul 1916
Age:35
Details:Son of Benjamin and Jane Jones, 6, Church St, Llanderfel; husband of Emma Jones, 91 Furness Road, Harlesden, London, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel Jones 73163
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(9th Bn.)
Died:28 Jun 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones, Victoria Terrace Corwen
Cemetery or Memorial:Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Jones 2101
Service:Welsh Guards(3rd Coy. 1st Bn.)
Died:7 Jan 1917
Age:28
Details:Son of Robert & Margaret Jones, of Llwyncwbe, Llangwm, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Williams Jones 59271
Service:R25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers
Died:11 Apr 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs T O Jones, of Pen y Parc, Bryn, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman Hugh Gwilym Jones 4377
Service:London Regiment Post Office Rifles(8th Bn.)
Died:10 Apr 1916
Age:25
Details:Born in Corwen. Son of Mrs. Margaret Jones, of 934, Moy Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Owen Vaughan Jones 646244
Service:Canadian Infantry -  British Columbia Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:27 Apr 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of William & Margaret Jones, London Road, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Jones 1564
Service:23rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers
Died:9 May 1916
Age:23
Details:Only son of the late Robert and Elizabeth Jones, of Maes Brith Cottages, Corwen, Merioneth
Cemetery or Memorial:Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Pierce Jones 3/59064
Service:13th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Died:29 Apr 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of Isaac & Grace Jones, of Tyn y Cefn, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Owen 25436 & 380162
Service:South Wales Bordererstransf. to77th Area Employment Coy. Labour Corps
Died:18 Feb 1919
Age:20
Details:Son of Robert & Mary Ann Owen, of 2, Liverpool Terrace, Corwen
Cemetery or Memorial:Belgrade Cemetery, Namur, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas James Peake 31946
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(20th Bn.)
Died:1 Mar 1916
Age:45   
Details:Served on the North West Frontier of India (1891) and in the South African Campaign.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mael and Sulien Churchyard, Corwen.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Alfred Ernest Pearce 2471
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:10 Aug 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of Benjamin & Ellen Pearce, of Brompton House, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Norman Bernard Pearce 33031
Service:Norfolk Regiment
Died:2 Nov 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Benjamin & Ellen Pearce, of Tawelfan, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Peter Phillips 290435
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(7th Bn.)
Died:26 Mar 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of John and Ann Phillips, of 8, London Road, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant David Rees 290395
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/7th Bn.)
Died:26 Mar 1917
Age:29
Details:Son of Humphrey & Jane Rees of Reliance House, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private H P Roberts
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Owen Roberts 74165
Service:Sherwood Foresters Notts and Derby Regiment(10th Bn.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:23
Details:Husband of Mrs E A Roberts, of Siambr Wen, Gwyddelwern.
Cemetery or Memorial:Aveluy Wood Cemetery, (Lancashire Dump), Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Ernest Salmon 15352
Service:3rd Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Died:22 Oct 1916 at the Cliff Military Hospital, Felixtowe
Age:36
Details:Son of Thomas and Jane M. Salmon, of 23, Broadway, Shifnal, Salop. (late of Corwen)
Cemetery or Memorial:Felixstowe New Cemetery, Suffolk

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Thomas 20464
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of Ellis and Gwen Thomas, of Hafod Fawr, Festiniog, Blaenau-Festiniog, Merioneth. (late of Tai Ucha, Corwen)
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Arthur P Williams 19999   
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:9 Jul 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of William Williams, of Mona House, Llangefni, Anglesey (late Corwen).
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal David Williams 290478
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/7th Bn.)
Died:29 Dec 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Margretta Scutt (previously Williams), Church View, Corwen
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Williams 1000441
Service:Canadian Infantry Manitoba Regiment(78th Bn.)
Died:21 Aug 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Alice Williams, Corwen and brother of Mrs. Elizabeth Dorricott, of Ditherington, Shrewsbury, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Howard Glynn Williams
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died:5 Jan 1917
Age:23
Details:Son of the Rev. Griffith & Edith Williams, of The Rectory, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mael and Sulien Churchyard, Corwen.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Caradog Williams 57082
Service:North Staffordshire Regiment
Died:29 May 1919
Age:19
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs John Williams, of Edeymion Shop, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Corwen Burial Ground

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Howell Williams 48936
Service:16th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:28 May 1918
Age:39
Details:Son of Samuel Williams, of Tynygroes, Llandrillo, Corwen, Merioneth ; husband of Elizabeth E. Williams, of Glynmadian, Aberhosan, Machynlleth, Mont.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Noel Griffith Williams 356710
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(1st/10th Bn.)
Died:13 Apr 1918   
Age:19
Details:Son of the Rev. Griffith Williams, Rector of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Owen Richard Williams 5799
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:16 May 1915
Age:35
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Williams (nee Roberts), late of Brook Street, Corwen
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Williams 2727
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers("D" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. )
Died:14 Oct 1915
Age:29
Details:Son of the late Rees and Elizabeth Williams, Corwenna Terrace,London Road, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Evan Williams 290438
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/7th Bn.)
Died:29 Dec 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Evan & Jane Williams, of 1, Crown Terrace, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Edward Williams 19401
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:18 Feb 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Mr Robert Edward & Margaret Ellen Williams (nee Davies) of Hill Street, Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:AircraftmanTegwyn Edwards
Service:Royal Air Force
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Ivor Edward Edwards
Service:Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment(8th Bn.)
Died:20 Jan 1944
Age:36
Details:Son of Hugh & Mary Edwards; husband of Winifred Jane Edwards, of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Minturno War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Nisbet Francis 13102853
Service:Pioneer Corps
Died:12 May 1945
Age:41
Details:Son of John & Agnes Frances Francis; husband of Elizabeth Ann Francis, of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Nairobi War Cemetery, Kenya.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier John Hugh Hughes
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:17 Jul 1944
Age:36
Details:Son of John and Maggie Hughes, Brook Street, Corwen; husband of Annie Hughes, of Cefn Mawr, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Boy Seaman Edward Frederick Hughes
Service:Royal Navy   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Gwilym Jones
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Thomas Owen Jones T/61819
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:13 Jun 1942   
Age:20
Details:Son of Griffith Owen & Margaret Ellen Jones (nee Jones) of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Imphal War Cemetery, Manipur State, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Serjeant Alfred Leslie Nock S/117179
Service:Royal Army Service Corps(10 Base Supply Depot)
Died:13 Sep 1942
Age:28
Details:Son of Alfred & Margaret Nock, of Llanrwst, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Owen 4032501
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(2nd Bn.)
Died:6 Jun 1944
Age:28
Details:Son of Evan & Prudence Owen, of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant Thomas Robert Edgar Roberts 2734112   
Service:Welsh Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:1 Jul 1944
Age:30
Details:Son of David & Annie Jones Roberts; husband of Ena Gwendoline Roberts (nee Roberts), of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Boy Seaman James Webb
Service:Royal Navy   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Guardsman Robert Rees Williams 2734245
Service: Welsh Guards
Died:24 Apr 1945
Age:28
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Cemetery or Memorial:
Corwen Burial Ground.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal David Williams 14200992
Service:South Wales Borderers(6th Bn.)
Died:26 Jan 1945
Age:22
Details:Son of William & Lilian Williams, of Corwen.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

 

Post 1945

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateRobert Dylan Vaughan JONES 24441381
Service:2nd Parachute Regiment ( "A" Company)
Died:27 Aug 1979
Age:19
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Corwen Cemetery, Denbighshire

 

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