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The Ysceifiog War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in war and takes the form of a standing Celtic Cross in front of St. Mary's Parish Church.

Ysceifiog (Welsh: Ysgeifiog) is a village and community in Flintshire. The community also contains the villages of Babell and Licswm. Between 1974 and 1996, it was in the county of Clwyd.

1914-1918 War

Rank,  Name & Service Number: Rifleman DAVIES John Robert 2974  
Service: South Lancashire Regiment (5th Bn.)    
Died: 4 Jul 1915  
Age: 23
Details: Son of the late William and Sarah Davies, of Llyn Du, Babell, Ysceifiog. Nephew of Thomas Davies. Also named on the Gorsedd and Mold War Memorials.
Cemetery or Memorial: St. Mary's Churchyard, Ysceifiog.

Rank,  Name & Service Number: Private EDWARDS Robert John 73721
Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers (2nd Bn.)    
Died: 1 Sep 1918  
Age: 19
Details: Son of Robert Edwards, of Garneddwen Cottage, Licswm.
Cemetery or Memorial: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,  Name & Service Number: Second Lieutenant ELLIS Hugh Lodwick Maldwyn
Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers (1st/2nd Bn.)
Died: 5 May 1917
Age: 28
Details: Born Porth, Glamorgan. Son of Evan Lodwick & Elizabeth Ellen Ellis, The  Rectory, Ysceifiog
Cemetery or Memorial: Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,  Name & Service Number: Private FOULKES Thomas 241448
Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers (5th Bn.)
Died: 26 Mar 1917
Age: 27
Details: Son of William & Margaret Foulkes, of Pryn Cosyn, Brynford.
Cemetery or Memorial: Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Rank,  Name & Service Number Private JONES William John 36358
Service Cheshire Regiment (12th Bn.)
Died 18 Sep 1918
Age 33
Details Son of Joseph & Ann Jones, of TÅ· Canol, Licswm.
Cemetery or Memorial Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

Rank,  Name & Service Number Able Seaman PIERCE John William J/1371
Service Royal Navy H.M.S. Vivid (Memorial has H.M.S. Lion?)
Died 28 Jan 1919
Age 26
Details Son of Mrs Elizabeth Birchall, of Bryn Evan, Babell
Cemetery or Memorial St. Michael,  Churchyard, Caerwys.

Rank,  Name & Service Number Sergeant SAUNDERS Charles 15406
Service Royal Welsh Fusiliers (10th Bn.)
Died 26 Sep 1917
Age 23
Details Son of Mrs Mary A Saunders, of Groesffordd, Licswm.
Cemetery or Memorial Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,  Name & Service Number Gunner SMART John Richard 76981
Service Royal Garrison Artillery ("W" Bty. 2nd Reserve Bde.)
Died 10 May 1919
Age 32
Details Son of Robert & Margaret Smart, of the Fox Inn, Ysceifiog.
Cemetery or Memorial St. Mary's Churchyard, Ysceifiog.

Rank, Name & Service Number Corporal SMITH Herbert 26436
Service Royal Welsh Fusiliers (14th Bn.)
Died 23 Apr 1918
Age 22
Details Born at Carshalton, Surrey. Son of Harry and Harriet Ada Smith, of 4, Bank Houses, Hawley, Dartford, Kent. Also named on the Caerwys War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.

Rank,  Name & Service Number Private WILLIAMS David William 205025
Service Royal Welsh Fusiliers (19th Bn.)
Died 24 Nov 1917
Age 20
Details Son of Richard & Jane Williams, of Ysceifiog.
Cemetery or Memorial Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France.

1939-1945 War

Rank,  Name & Service Number Rifleman DAVIES David 14224020
Service Rifle Brigade (2nd Bn.)
Died 29 Aug 1944
Age 20
Details Son of David & Mary Davies, of Babell.
Cemetery or Memorial War Cemetery, Italy

Post 1945

Rank,  Name & Service Number Lance Corporal COCHRAN Alan David 25225791
Service The Mercian Regiment, 1st Battalion (Cheshire), B (Malta) Company
Died 4 Jun 2010
Age 23
Details Son of Neil and Shirley Cochran, Pentre Halkyn
Cemetery or Memorial St Mary's Church, Ysceifiog, Flintshire.





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