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The Gronant War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I. It stands in front of Gronant Institute.

Gronant is a village on the coast of Flintshire, to the east of Prestatyn. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was in the county of Clwyd.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BARNETT William John 241110
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:20 Apr 1917
Details:Born Llanasa. Son of William Barnett, Talacre Lodge, Talacre. Also commemorated on the Llanasa War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gaza War Cemetery, Palestine.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal DAVIES Robert Edward 16798
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:21 June 1918
Details:Son of Ellis & Mary E Davies, Tanyfron, Llanasa.
Cemetery or Memorial:Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EDWARDS Peter Thomas 53904
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:21 Jul 1917
Details:Son of Thomas Owen & Maria Edwards (nee Thomas) of Tan y Bryn Farm, Tremeirchion. Nephew of Annie Hughes, Post Office, Gronant. Also commemorated on the Llanasa, Picton and Tremeirchion War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private EVANS Ellis Thomas 240879
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(14th Bn.)
Died:6 Nov 1918   
Born Gronant. Son of Mr T Evans, of Glasgwen, Gwaunysgor.
Cemetery or Memorial:Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner HUGHES Ceiriog 160268
Service:Royal Field Artillery("C" Bty. 63rd Bde.)
Died:20 Sep 1918
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Ann Hughes, of Canol y Dre, Gronant.  Also commemorated on the Llanasa War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant MORRIS Wilfred Cyril 35509
Service:96th Berar Infantry(2nd Bn.)British Indian Armytransferred from26th Royal Fusiliers
Died:15 Dec 1918
Husband of Margaret Mary Morris, Groesffordd, Gronant.Also commemorated on the Llanasa War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ahmednagar Government Cemetery, India(Plot JJ Grave 30)

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS Robert John TR4/67849
Service:South Wales Borderers(53rd Graduated Bn.)
Died:18/20 Nov 1918
Details:Son of Mrs Mary Roberts, of 11, Mostyn Road, Gronant.  Also commemorated on the Llanasa War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ss. Asaph & Cyndeyrn Churchyard, Llanasa.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS William Maldwyn 241093
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(17th Bn.)
Died:28 Apr 1918   
Details:Son of Isaac & Catherine Ann Williams, of Bethesda Street, Gronant.  Also commemorated on the Llanasa War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILSON Wilfred (William) 38746
Service:14th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment
Died:23 Mar 1918
Details:Husband of Edith Dorothy Wilson, of 21, Alfred St., Monton Green, Eccles, Manchester; son of James and Eliza Wilson, of 47, Washway Rd., Sale, Cheshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme,France.


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Cadet HUGHES Leonard
Service:Air Training Corps(997 Sqdn.)
Died:14 Aug 1944
Details:Son of John E Hughes & Catherine Hughes, of Gronant.
Cemetery or Memorial:Coed Bell Cemetery, Prestatyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Aircraftman 1st Class W. Op.LOOKER Ewart Wynne 551250
Service:Royal Air Force(35 Sqdn.)
Died:29 Oct 1939
Details:Son of William John & Jenny Looker, of Gronant.
Cemetery or Memorial:Coed Bell Cemetery, Prestatyn.




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