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Rhuddlan War Memorial

Rhuddlan

The Rhuddlan War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in two world wars. The memorial consists of two marble plagues embedded into a red brick wall at the Rhuddlan Community Centre in Parliament Street.

Rhuddlan is a town and community in the county of Denbighshire. It is situated to the south of the coastal town of Rhyl and overlooks the River Clwyd. Rhuddlan was one of the ancient parishes of Flintshire and between 1974 and 1996 was part of the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Reginald DAVIES 10486
Service:18th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Died:12 Jan 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Davies, of Leith House, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Archibald EDWARDS 16261
Service:8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:24 Jun 1918
Age:25
Details:Son of Robert & Sarah Edwards, of 4, Marian Villas Parliament Street, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Glyn Allen EDWARDS 46530
Service:29th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:2 Sep 1918
Age:26
Details:Nephew of James Henry & Harriet Caroline Chinnery, 58 Mill Bank, Rhyl.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Percy EVANS 829361
Service:52nd Bn. Canadian Infantry
Died:15 Aug 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Edward & Elizabeth Ann Evans, of 7, High Street, Rhuddlan
Cemetery or Memorial:Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John William FROST 20850
Service:6th (Service) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Died:20 Sep 1915
Age:23
Details:Son of John William & Mary Frost, Pengwern Lodge, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Ivor GRIFFITHS S4/091496
Service:Clearing Office Royal Army Service Corps
Died:26 Feb 1919
Age:30
Details:Son of Jonathan & Winifred Griffiths of Rhuddlan; husband of Elizabeth Griffiths, of 62, Parker Street, Warrington, Lancashire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Warrington Cemetery, Lancashire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard GRIFFITHS 3317
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd/5th Bn.)
Died:1st Jan 1917
Age:33
Details:Husband of Jane Griffiths, Marian Cottage, Parliament Street, Rhuddlan. Discharged in 1916 as medically unfit.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John INGLEBY 13494
Service:7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died:14 Jul 1916
Age:32
Details:Husband of Hannah Jane Ingleby, Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David JONES 1287
Service:5th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Aug 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of Mrs Hannah Jones, of 11, Brickfield Terrace, Rhyl
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edward JONES 44088
Service:East Surrey Regiment (posted to 23rd Bn. London Regiment)
Died:12 Aug 1918   
Age:18
Details:Son of Mary Jones, of Mona Villas, Rhuddlan, and the late Robert Jones
Cemetery or Memorial:Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Owen JONES 38786
Service:2nd/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:10 Oct 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of Thomas & Mary Elizabeth Jones, of 1, Marian Villas, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph JONES 54599
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:23 May 1917
Age:17
Details:Son of Mrs Jones, of 1, Llanfean Terrace, Church Street, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Thomas JONES   
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Joseph William PARRY 5287
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:5 Feb 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of William & Sarah Ellen Parry, of 21, Cross Street, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Pierce PRITCHARD 50154
Service:20th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusilierstransf. to 84th Coy. Labour Corps
Died:22 Oct 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Robert & Louisa Pritchard, Cross Street, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Solferino Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major Geoffrey Seymour ROWLEY-CONWAY
Service:6th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Died:10 Aug 1915
Age:38
Details:Son of the late Capt. Conway Rowley Conway, of Bodrhyddan, Rhuddlan; husband of Gabrielle Rowley Conway, of Trewyddan, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Noel Cecil SARSON 814092
Service:4th Bn. Canadian Infantry
Died:12 Jul 1917
Age:21
Details:Foster-son of Elizabeth Williams, of Odyn House, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Robert William Walter VAUGHAN 179830
Service:3rd Div. Ammunition Col. Royal Field Artillery
Died:23 May 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Thomas Walter & Annie Vaughan, of Avon Croft, Rhyl.
Cemetery or Memorial:Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard Henry WILLIAMS 693
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
Died:2 Nov 1918
Age:32
Details:Husband of (Jane) Ellen Randles (formerly Williams), of Parliament Street, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Margaret's Churchyard, Bodelwyddan.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Robert WILLIAMS
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Thomas WILLIAMS 32860
Service:2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment
Died:13 Apr 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Thomas Williams, of Bryn Castell, Rhuddlan, and the late Mrs Williams.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Thomas WYNNE M2/116140
Service:66th Auxiliary Petrol Coy. Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps
Died:15 Nov 1918
Age:32
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Wynne, 40 Shamrock Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etretat Churchyard Extension, Seine-Maritime, France.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner John ANWYL 938488
Service:6 Medium Regt. Royal Artillery
Died:5 Feb 1944
Age:26
Details:Son of John & Mary Ann Anwyl (nee Williams), of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Bombardier Edward EVANS 1109358
Service:181 Field Regt. Royal Artillery
Died:12 Apr 1945
Age:35
Details:Son of William Sutcliffe Evans & Cathrine Lloyd Evans; husband of Vera Evans, of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Henry (Harry) GRIFFITHS 1199265
Service:106 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:30 Nov 1941
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Son of Joseph Griffiths, & of Deborah Griffiths, of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman Geoffrey HIRST C/JX 374145
Service:  HMS Uganda, Royal Navy
Died:13 Sep 1943
Age:19
Details:Son of Reginald Philip & Kathleen Annie Hirst, of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Harold Humphrey JONES 4203848
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:16 Nov 1942
Age:29
Details:Son of John Humphrey Jones & Nellie Humphrey Jones.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kirkee War Cemetery, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Charles Richardson RANDLES 4192569
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Feb 1945
Age:24
Details:Son of William & Ellen Randles, of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Supply Assistant David Lloyd ROBERTS CMX 65617
Service:HMS Firedrake, Royal Navy
Died:17 Dec 1942   
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Son of Thomas Twist Roberts & Mary Twist Roberts; husband of Ivy Dilys Roberts (nee Williams) of Rhyl.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper Hesketh Lloyd ROBERTS 14572154
Service:15th (Scottish) Regt. Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps
Died:6 Aug 1944
Age:19
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Cemetery or Memorial:
St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Alexander SPENCE T126835
Service:10 Armoured. Div. Troops Coy. Royal Army Service Corps
Died:30 Oct 1942
Age:36
Details:Son of John & Grace Hamilton Spence (nee Wallace); husband of Phyllis Mary Spence, of Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal George STALEY 2047499
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:31 Oct 1942   
Age:20
Details:Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Staley, of Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Resident in Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Fenton Cemetery, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Third Officer Henry Eyton WILLIAMS
Service:Merchant Navy (SS Solon II - Swansea)
Died:2 Dec 1942
Age:23
Details:Son of the late Rev W G & Mrs Williams, Draenwen, Rhuddlan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Dispatch Rider, N.F.S.Robert Noel WYNNE
Service:Civilian
Died:18 Oct 1943
Age:17
Details:Son of G M and N V Wynne (nee Page), of 6, Gwindy Terrace, Rhuddlan.
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