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Halkyn War Memorial

Halkyn

Helygain

The Halkyn War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died in the First and Second World Wars. The memorial stands in the grounds of St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church and takes the form of a standing stone Celtic Cross engraved with a sword.

Halkyn (Welsh: Helygain) is a village and community in Flintshire overlooking the Dee Estuary.  Between 1974 and 1996, it was in the county of Clwyd.

 

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1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BAGSHAW Thomas TR4/18444
Service:Training Reserve(61st Bn.)
Died:7 Apr 1917
Age:18
Details:Son of James & Mary Bagshaw, Sheldon Road, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Mary's Churchyard, Halkyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private DAVIES John 16143
Service:Manchester Regiment(12th Bn.)
Died:7 Jul 1916
Age:38
Details:Husband of Mary Ellen Davies, Pistyll Cottage, Halkyn, Flintshire. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Bombardier DAVIES William Henry 185529
Service:Royal Garrison Artillery(160th Siege Bty.)
Died:10 Apr 1918
Age:28
Details:Son of Joseph & Martha Davies, Tai Sheldon, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner DRIVER Harry 117751
Service:Royal Field Artillery(52nd Bde.)
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of James Thomas & Sarah Jane Driver, Nant y Moch, Bryn Tirion, Bagillt.
Cemetery or Memorial:La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HARRISON Absalom 28903
Service:Highland Light Infantry(14th Bn.)
Died:4 Jun 1917
Age:23
Details:Son of Edwin & Sarah Anne Harrison, of Catch, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HEATHCOTE Hubert 291749
Service:Welsh Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:28 Jul 1917
Age:18
Details:Son of Septimus & Anne Heathcote, Hare & Hounds, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Mary's Churchyard, Halkyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper HUGHES William 108728
Service:Royal Engineers(157th Field Coy.)
Died:6 Sep 1917
Age:34
Details:Son of George Hughes, Bryn, Halkyn, Flintshire. (1901 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Edward Arnold 6764
Service:Manchester Regiment(19th Bn.)
Died:30 Mar 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Robert & Elizabeth Jones, of Post Office, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Mary's Churchyard, Halkyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal JONES Edward Henry DM 2/180334
Service:Army Service Corps("N" Siege Park attd. XIII Corps Heavy Artillery. MT)
Died:26 Feb 1919
Age:25
Details:Son of Thomas Jones, Pen y Bryn, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Caudry British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Llewelyn 241260
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st/5th Bn.)
Died:27 Apr 1918
Age:27
Details:Son of Llewelyn & Mary Jones, Windmill, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Reginald Lloyd (Vaughan) 6766
Service:Manchester Regiment(16th Bn.)
Died:15 Oct 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of Robert Jones, of The Post Office, Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LLOYD William John 235042 & 3891
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)formerlySouth Wales Borderers
Died:17 Jun 1917
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Sarah E Lloyd, Copa'r Fran Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver NUTTALL Francis 214963
Service:Royal Field Artillery("D" Bty. 160th Bde.)
Died:29 Aug 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Jane Nuttall, of Mersey View, Halkyn, & the late John Nuttall.
Cemetery or Memorial:Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper OLDFIELD John Herbert 169444
Service:Royal Engineers(206th Field Coy.)
Died:19 May 1918
Age:25
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Oldfield, of The Village, Halkyn. Brother of Trevor Oldfield (below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private OLDFIELD Trevor 54577
Service:Machine Gun Corps Infantry(78th Coy.)
Died:21 Nov 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Oldfield, of the Village, Halkyn. Brother of John Herbert Oldfield (above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Karasouli Military Cemetery, Polikastro, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS George Trevor 241495
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th/6th Bn.)
Died:15 Nov 1918
Age:30
Details:Son of David & Annie Williams; husband of Jemima Williams, of 14, Trevor, Holywell.
Cemetery or Memorial:Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Gaza, Palestine.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BLYTHEN Ralph 7640369
Service:Royal Army Ordnance Corps(18 Ordnance Field Park)
Died:9 Jul 1943   
Age:25
Details:Son of William & Sarah Blythen; husband of Elizabeth Blythen, of Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Thailand.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Pilot Sergeant D'ARCY James Marcus 1288762
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  (49 Sqdn.)
Died:8 Nov 1941
Age:26
Details:Son of M H & Maude D'Arcy, of Halkyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bergen General Cemetery, Noord-Kolland, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman PRICE Trevor Venables D/JX 239826
Service:Royal NavyH.M.S. Cromer
Died:9 Nov 1942
Age:21
Details:Son of John Venables Price & Hannah Mary Price, of Pentre Halkyn. Mined and sunk off Mersa Matruh, Egypt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Aircraftman ROBERTS Alfred Elwyn 1090352
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:28 May 1944
Age:23
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman THOMAS Edward John D/JX 171928
Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Repulse
Died:10 Dec 1941
Age:22
Details:Son of Robert & Annie Thomas, of Nant, Flintshire. Sunk by Japanese air attack off Malaya.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

 

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