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Llay War Memorial



The Llay War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during two world wars.

Llay is a community in the county borough of Wrexham. Until 1974 the area was part of historic Denbighshire and, between 1974 and 1996, part of the county of Clwyd. In 1996 it became part of the county borough of Wrexham.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain GARNER Robert Oswald
Service:Monmouthshire Regiment("B" Coy. 3rd Bn.)
Died:8 May 1915
Details:Son of Robert & Fanny Gardner; husband of Amy Ashworth (formerly Gardner), of Vadoc, Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner ASTBURY William Derrick 4193923
Service:    Royal Artillery93 (6th Bn. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regt.
Died:23 Jun 1944
Details:Son of William & Mary Gwenyth Astbury, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Bombardier BAINES Emlyn Griffiths 844810
Service:Royal Artillery61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt.
Died:21 May 1940
Details:Son of John David & Sarah Jane Beard, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bourghelles Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private BAKER William Lloyd T/168072
Service:Royal Army Service Corps.
Died:16 Jun 1941
Details:Son of Walter & Gertrude Lillian Baker, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gresford Cemetery

Rank,Name & Service Number:Ordinary Seaman BANNISTER Glyn C/JX 349879
Service:Royal NavyH.M.S. Blean
Died:11 Dec 1942
Details:Son of George Lawrence & Lily Barmister, of Llay. Sunk by torpedoes from German submarine U-443, north west of Oran, Algeria.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Steward DAVIES William Clifford Parsonage D/LX 29186
Service:Royal NavyH.M.S. Kite
Died:21 Aug 1944
Details:Son of Thomas & Beatrice Davies, of Llay. Sunk by torpedoes from German submarine U-344 in the Barents Sea, north of Russia.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal EDWARDS Reginald 1910075
Service:Coy. Royal Engineers(12 Bomb Disposal)
Died:2 Aug 1943
Details:Son of William & Edith Edwards; husband of Beryl Edwards, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Llay Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier ELLIS Alfred 4198147
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:17 Jul 1944
Details:Son of Arthur & Jane Ellis, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Banneville-Le-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal HUGHES Thomas William 4193140
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:4 Sep 1944
Cemetery or Memorial:
Dunkirk Town Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Flt. Engr. HUGHES Eryl Rowlands 2215955
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(57 Sqdn.)
Died:3 Jan 1944
Details:Son of Robert Thomas Hughes & Mary Ellen Hughes, of Gresford.
Cemetery or Memorial:Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier JONES A
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Ordinary Seaman ROBERTS Edward Thomas Curwen C/JX 219803
Service:Royal NavyH.M.S. Juno   
Died:21 May 1941
Details:Son of Robert and Maria Roberts,of Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial,Kent.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Musician ROBERTS John Owen RMB/X 1604
Service:Royal Marine Band H.M.S. Neptune
Died:19 Dec 1941
Details:Son of Hughie and Florrie Roberts; husband of Doris Roberts, of Llay. Sunk when ship struck mines off Tripoli, Libya.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman ROGERSON George D/JX 153640
Service:Royal Navy H.M.S. Glorious
Died:8 Jun 1940
Details:Son of John Rogerson, and of Emily Rogerson, of Llay. Sunk by German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau in the North Sea.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Marine STRATFORD Stanley Noel PLY/X 106443
Service:Royal Marines
Died:4 Aug 1942
Details:Son of Stanley Stratford, and of Elizabeth Stratford, of  Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Llay Cemetery

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier THOMAS Hugh 4198914
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:18 Mar 1943   
Details:Son of Edward and Mary Thomas, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rangoon Memorial, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal TILSTON Raymond 4198279
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Bn.)
Died:27 Jun 1945
Details:Son of Eli & Gertrude Tilston, of Llay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Holy Trinity Churchyard, Gwersyllt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier WYNNE R
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WYNNE J
Service:West Yorkshire Regiment - Prince of Wales's Own??
Cemetery or Memorial:



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