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Pontfadog War Memorial


The Pontfadog War Memorial commemorates those local men of the Ceiriog Valley who were killed in World War I and World War II. It takes the form of an unpolished granite Celtic Cross standing on a stepped plinth and is sited near Pontfadog Bridge, across the River Ceiriog. The memorial was originally unveiled on 31 Jul 1920 and, again, on 7 November 1948.

Pontfadog is a rural village and ecclesiastical parish in the community of Glyntraean 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.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas ARTHUR 52413
Service:Cheshire Regiment (10th Bn.) formerly 2056 Shropshire Yeomanry)
Died:3 Oct 1916
Details:Son of Mary Arthur, of Gwernyddgymal, Selattyn, Oswestry, Salop, and the late John Arthur.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Charles EDWARDS 213066
Service:Royal Field Artillery (Base Details)
Died:17 Sep 1917
Details:Son of David & Jane Edwards, of Tyn-y-Celyn, Llwyn Mawr, Pontfadog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private D A EVANS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal E EVANS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Wynne HUGHES 24979
Service:South Wales Borderers(2nd Bn.)
Died:7 Sep 1916
Details:Son of Lot & Jane Hughes, of Talygarth Ucha, Glyn Ceiriog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Bernard Craig Keble JOB
Service:Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment(3rd Bn.)
Died:18 Apr 1915
Details:Son of the Rev. F W & Emily Frances Job, of Lower Gornal Vicarage, Dudley, Worcestershire, England. Also commemorated on the Glyn Ceiriog War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Evan LLOYD 12247
Service:King's Shropshire Light Infantry(6th Bn.)
Died:7 Apr 1916
Details:Son of John Lewis Lloyd & Elizabeth Lloyd, of Ffores Ucha, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant. Also commemorated on the Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Essex Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David C MORRIS 202027
Service:Manchester Regiment(2nd/5th Bn.)
Died:28 May 1917   
Son of Maurice Morris & the late Margaret E Morris, of Upper Mill, Glyn Ceiriog. Also commemorated on the Glyn Ceiriog War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George WALKER
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Cemetery or Memorial:


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant John Richard DAVIES 1105685
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(218 Sqdn.)
Died:28 Aug 1942
Age: 31
Details:Son of Cadwaladr & Margaret E Davies, of Pontfadog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Simeon Tudor HUGHES 1492411
Service:Royal Artillery (1 General Base Depot)
Died:7 May 1940
Details:Son of Simeon & Sarah Ann Hughes, of Elson, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery, Loire-Atlantique, Brittany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner David Ernest JONES 318138
Service:Royal Artillery(75 Shropshire Yeomanry Medium Regt.)
Died:14 May 1944
Details:Son of Frederick & Annie Jones, of Bronygarth; husband of Gertrude Hilda Jones, of Pontfadog.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Ieuan Wynne WILLIAMS 7516097
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps(8 Field Ambulance)
Died:13 Jun 1944
Details:Son of Robert H & Margaret Williams; husband of Eliza Jane Williams, of Edge Lane, Liverpool, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hermanville War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

The memorial lists all those who fought in World War I. They are not included here.



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