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Leeswood War Memorial

Leeswood & Pontbleiddyn

Coed Llai & Pontbleiddyn


The Leeswood War Memorial commemorates those men of the Leeswood and Pontbleiddyn area who died in two world wars. The original memorial takes the form of an ornate Lych Gate to Christ Church Parish Church in Pontbleiddyn. However, a more recent memorial has been built in Leeswood, containing the same names.

Leeswood (Welsh: Coed Llai) is a village and community in Flintshire. Pontbleiddyn is a village within the community of Leeswood. Between, 1974 and 1996, it was part of the county of Clwyd.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ENTWISTLE John 44465 & M/289262
Service:Durham Light Infantry(20th Bn.)formerlyA.S.C.
Died:25 Oct 1918   
Son of William & Jane Entwistle of Arosfa, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heestert Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman EVANS Thomas 202208
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(2nd/5th Bn.)
Died:26 Jul 1917
Son of Richard George & Margaret Evans of Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal FALLOWS Bennet William 345089
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
Died:7 Sep 1918
Details:Son of Bennet William& Elizabeth Fallows of Well House Farm, Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private FOSTER John 80982 & 37609
Service:King's Liverpool Regiment(2nd Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 Feb 1917
Details:Son of Henry and Elizabeth Foster of Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private GRIFFITHS Thomas John 241397
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (5th Bn.)
Died:26 Mar 1917   
Born Penyffordd. Son of John Griffiths, of 2, Church Row,Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private HUGHES John James 1541
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th Bn.)
Died:10 Aug 1915   
Of Ivy Cottage Queen Street, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:HUGHES Thomas John   
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner HUMPHREYS Robert 171398
Service:Royal Garrison Artillery(261st Siege Bty.)
Died:27 Aug 1918
Son of William & Sarah Humphreys, of New Row, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Colonel JONES Archibald Wilson Mentioned in Despatches
Service:Highland Light Infantry(4th Bn.)
Died:22 Feb 1917
Details:Son of the late Capt. A. F. Jones, 4th Hussars, and Mrs. A. H. Jones. Served in the South African Campaign.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pontblyddyn (or Pont-Bleiddyn) (Christ Church) Churchyard, Flintshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Edwin TR4/24849 & 20162
Service:Training Reserve(63rd Bn.)formerlyRoyal Welsh Fusiliers(18th or 20th Bn.?)
Died:22 Jun 1917
Details:Born Leeswood. Husband of Elizabeth Jane Jones, Fern Lea, Queens Road, Craig y Don, Llandudno. (1911 Census). Also commemorated on the Llandudno War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private JONES Lemuel 16829
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(10th Bn.)
Died:btw 16 Aug 1916 and 19 Aug 1916
Details:ephew of William and Eleanor Whitley, 96 Hawarden Way Mancot Royal, Queensferry. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private LANGLEY John 11768
Service:  Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:21 Aug 1915
Born Leeswood. Resident of Normanton, Yorkshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant LANGLEY Walter 24082
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:19 Apr 1918
Details:Son of Thomas Langley; husband of Margaret Langley, of 1, New Row, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal MORRIS Arthur Evan 40790
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(8th Bn.)
Died:15 Feb 1917   
Born Denbigh. Son of Evan Griffith (schoolmaster) & Mary Hughes Morris, of "Laural House", Pontbleiddyn. Resident of West Ham, London, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Seaman OWEN John 1672C
Service:Royal Naval Reserve(HMS Goliath)
Died:13 May 1915
Details:Son of Naomi Owen, of The Rectory, Eryrys, & the late Rev. Richard Owen; husband of Margaret May Owen, of 16, Fair View Place, Dingle, Liverpool, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain LLOYD Pennant Athelwold Iremonger
Service:Royal Navy(HMS President)
Died:15 Sep 1916
Details:Born Bangor, Caernarfonshire. Husband of Mabel R Lloyd, of Pentre Hobyn, Leeswood. Also commemorated on the Mold War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private PETERS Edward Owen 91416 & 87215
Service:Durham Light Infantry(1st/5th Bn.)formerlyKing's Royal Rifle Corp
Died:31 Aug 1918
Details:Son of William & Eveline Peters, of Queen Street, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Niederzweren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS Frank 202985
Service:Welsh Regiment(9th Bn.)
Died:4 Oct 1918
Details:Son of Meshach & Mary Roberts, of Queen Street, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WHELDON Henry DM2/134662
Service:Army Service Corps(618th M.T. Coy.)
Died:26 Nov 1916
Details:Son of George Henry & Mary Ellen ("Nellie") Wheldon, of 5, Albert Street, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dar es Salaam War Cemetery, Tanzania.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WHENHAM Joseph Edward 18382
Service:Hampshire Regiment(2nd Bn.)
Died:9 Jul 1916
Details:Son of Stephen Edward & Ruth Whenham of The Lodge, Pentrehobyn, Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant CONNAH Cyril 1005899
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(100 Sqdn.)
Died:26 Jun 1943
Details:Son of Thomas & Hilda Connah, of Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Sergeant EVANS Horace 4196964
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:1 Mar 1945
Details:Son of Samuel George & Mary Louisa Evans, of Leeswood.
Cemetery or Memorial:Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman GARSTON Kenneth D/JX 153464
Service:Royal Navy(HMS Glorious)
Died:8 Jun 1940
Details:Son of Mrs. C Garston, of Leeswood. Sunk by Gneisenau and Scharnhorst.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant JONES Ernest Francis Jones 1053798
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(53 Sqdn.)
Died:4 Feb 1942
Details:Son of Allen & Mary Jones, of Pontbleiddyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kranji War Memorial, Singapore.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant MORRIS John Roderick 181139
Service:Royal Army Pay Corps formerly Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment (WW1)
Died:7 Oct 1947
Details: Son of Evan Griffith and Mary Hughes Morris, Laurel House, Pontblyddyn, Mold (1911 Census).  Husband of Irene Morris.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner VEATER Herbert S 11405204
Service:Royal Artillery(463 Indep. Lt. A.A. Bty.)
Died:16 Apr 1944
Details:Son of Frederick William & Clara Alice Veater, of Ashford, Middlesex, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ashford Burial Ground, Middlesex, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant WILLIAMS George Harold 964465
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:30 Nov 1944
Details:Son of Thomas Harold & Clara Alice Williams; husband of Joyce Mable Williams, of Penyffordd.
Cemetery or Memorial:Christ Church Churchyard, Pontbleiddyn.




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