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Ruthun War Memorial

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The Ruthin War Memorial commemorates those local people who died in World War I and World War II. The memorial, in Wynnstay Road in the centre of the town, takes the form of an ornately carved high standing Celtic Cross of grey granite, backed by a wall of local red sandstone.

Ruthin (Welsh: Rhuthun) is a community, and the county town, of Denbighshire and is located around a hill in the southern part of the Vale of Clwyd. The ancient parish of Ruthin contained the two townships of Cae'r Fallen and Tre'r Castell. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was part of the county of Clwyd.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major Jonas William Anderson   Military Cross
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps (3rd Field Amb.)
Died:26 Mar 1918
Age:43
Details:Son of David Clark Anderson and Annie Elizabeth Anderson, of Southport, Lancs.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Askey 8780
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:24 Nov 1916
Age:31
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Burd 59326
Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:4 Oct 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Richard & Jane Burd, of Penybont, Llanrhydd. Born at Clun, Shropshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Meugan's Churchyard, Llanrhydd.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Henry (Harry) Clarke 12220
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Jun 1916
Age:29
Details:Son of Charles & Catherine Clarke, of Chapel Terrace,  Graigfechan.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John William Brough Cooke 54114
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:24 Oct 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of John William Brough Cooke & Mary Jane Cooke, of 6, Mount Pleasant, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Gwilym Davies 20018
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:6 Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Davies 49749
Service:1st Bn. Cheshire Regt. Previously served as farrier in Denbighshire Yeomanry.
Died:31 Aug 1917
Age:24
Details:Son of Mrs. Hannah Edwards, of 103, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Llewelyn  Davies 2240
Service:1st/5th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Died:12 Jul 1915
Age:20
Details:Son of Agnes Ann Davies, Bronafallen, Prior Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Henry Bostock Peter Dudley 707391
Service:66th Div. Ammunition Col. attd. 66th T.M. Bty. of the Royal Field Artillery
Died:13 Apr 1917
Age:
Details:
Husband of Sarah Hannah Dudley (nee Davies), of 9, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper John William Edwards 140379
Service:458th Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:30 Apr 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of John & Elizabeth Edwards, of 93, Mwrog Street,  Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Edward Evan Ellis 202029
Service:2nd/5th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Died:18 Jul 1918
Age:20
Details:Son of William & Annie Ellis, of 2, Prior Street, Ruthin. Born at Bryncynhellog, Llangerniew.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Roch Communal Cemetery, Valenciennes, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private George James Ellis 36638
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:11 Jul 1916
Age:21
Details:Brother of Edward Ellis, 22 Albert Street, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal John Richard Ellis 387715
Service:Royal Engineers
Died:7 Nov 1920
Age:45
Details:Husband of Amelia Ellis (nee Dowell), of 115, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog & Mary Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Price Ellis 38556
Service:"B" Coy. 7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry
Died:2 Sep 1918
Age:18
Details:Son of William Ellis, of 2, Prior Street, Ruthin, and the late Annie Ellis.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Walter Ellison
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:
Age:
Details:
Husband of Margaret Elizabeth Ellison, 4 Bryn Coed Road,  Moss, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Albert Evans
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Aug 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of James & Catherine Evans, Turf Smithy, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Emrys H S Evans
Service:18th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers
Died:22 Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Lloyd Evans 37656
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:7 Sep 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of John & Mary Jane Evans, of Coed y Gawen, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Serjeant Peter Evans 39972
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:26 Mar 1919
Age:34
Details:Son of Peter & Ada Evans, of Bryn Clwyd, Clwyd Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ruthin Baptist Chapelyard, Ruthin.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard Evans
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard J Evans 19278
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Robert Evans 39082
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:16 Aug 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Robert Charles Evans
Service:15th Bn. Welsh Regiment
Died:24 Aug 1918
Age:36
Details:Son of Mr W R Evans (Clerk of the Peace for Denbighshire) & Mary Evans; husband of Edith Lloyd Evans, of Plasyward, Ruthin. A Solicitor and LL.B. (London). Born at Bangor is y Coed, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John Evans 19278
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Jul 1916
Age:22
Details:Son of Francis and Ann Evans Glanclwyd Bach, Llanynys. (1901 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Leonard Fallows 31159
Service:10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:17 Feb 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Richard & Selina Fallows, 32, Gloucester Street, Chester, Cheshire, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Donovan Baldwin Griffith
Service:209th Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Died:19 Jul 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Baldwin & Mary Fanny Griffith, of Bryn Rhos, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Griffiths
Service:Cheshire Regt.
Died:Aug 1917
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Tancrez Farm Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frank Hitchin 466035
Service:550th Agricultural Coy. Labour Corps
Died:31 Oct 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Joseph & Annie Hitchin, of 2, Castle Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Ruthin.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Hughes
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:9 Jul 1915
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Thomas Hughes 5815
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:9 Jul 1916
Age:30
Details:Husband of Susannah Hughes, 7 Gardener Row, Flint.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Henry Hughes
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Jul 1916
Age:17
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:2nd Lieutenant John Arthur Elias Hughes
Service:(4th (Denbighshire Bn) (Territorial) Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:26 Jan 1915
Age:28
Details:Son of John Elias and Jane Hughes (nee Jones). Also commemorated on the St. Asaph War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edwin Hughes 17490
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:11 Jul 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of John and Alice Emily Hughes, of 14, Park Road, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Thomas Hughes 7284   
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:21
Details:Son of Robert and Sarah Hughes, of Mill Bank, Llanrhaeadr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal William Jenkins M2/021470
Service:Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps.
Died:
Age:
Details:
Son of David and Margaret Jenkins, 10 Park Road, Ruthin. Husband of Edith Jenkins (nee Evans), Ashford House, 28 Seaview Terrace, Colwyn Bay.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Daniel Jones 19315
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:27 Aug 1916
Age:
Details:
Husband of Elizabeth Jones, 110 Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Jones 8483 aka Edward Hussin
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:4 Dec 1914
Age:31
Details:Half brother of John Roberts.
Cemetery or Memorial:Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harold Charles Jones 2508
Service:1st/23rd Bn. London Regt.
Died:25 May 1915
Age:24
Details:Only surviving son of the late Rev. H. W. Jones (Rector of Llanferres, Mold), and the late Mrs. E. M. Jones, of 20, Castle Street, Ruthin. Educated at St. Edmund's School, Canterbury, Kent, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Henry (Harry) Jones 8481
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:1 Mar 1915
Age:28
Details:Husband of Elizabeth Jones, of 104, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Herbert Jones 31111
Service:10th Bn. South Wales Borderers
Died:8 Aug 1918
Age:32
Details:Son of John and Mary Jones; husband of F. Jones, of Ty Newydd, Llanfwrog, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Idwel (Idwal) Jones1123
Service:1st Bn. Welsh Guards (formerly 18117 RWF)
Died:2 Jul 1916
Age:23
Details:Husband of Deborah Jones, 11, Railway Terrace, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaande, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Jones 19259
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:4 Sep 1916
Age:35
Details:Husband of Harriet Jones, 8 Fernfechan, Ruthin (1911 Census).
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Jones 23268
Service:19th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers   
Died:12 Jul 1916
Age:29
Details:Son of Elizabeth Jones; husband of Catherine Jones, of 20, Borthyn, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Cadwaladr Jones 8580
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:7 Nov 1914
Age:29
Details:Son of Elizabeth Talbot Jones, 65, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Edward Jones 31802
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:4 Sep 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Mary Ann Jones, 106, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Richard Jones 6338
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:21 May 1915
Age:25
Details:Son of Sarah Jones, of 5, Rhos St., Ruthin, Denbighshire, and the late Robert Jones.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John Jones 7421
Service:2nd/4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Jun 1915
Age:17
Details:Son of Evan and Jane Jones, of 51, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog And Mary Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert John Jones
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Robert Thomas Jones 63430
Service:Northumberland Fusiliers
Died:19 Apr 1919
Age:26
Details:Son of Joseph Jones and Mrs. Jones.Husband of Beatrice May Bastain (formerly Jones).
Cemetery or Memorial:Wrexham Cemetery.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Davies Jones
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Oct 1916
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner William Stanley Jones 113105
Service: 15th Bde. Royal Horse Artillery   
Died:22 Oct 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of Alfred John and Mary Ann Jones, of 10 Chapel St., Ponciau, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Keegan 69421    
Service:6th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Died:11 Aug 1918
Age:18
Details:Son of Mrs. Dinah Keegan, of 17, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ville-Sur-Ancre Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Philip Hebdon Lecomber
Service:2nd/7th Bn. Manchester Regt.
Died:27 Mar 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of W G and Margaret S Lecomber, of Phildene, Prestatyn, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Alfred Ernest Lloyd 241516
Service:6th Bn. Attd. 118th Trench Mortar Bty. Cheshire Regt.
Died:31 Oct 1917
Age:44
Details:Son of Robert Lloyd (Eos Clwyd), Schoolmaster, & Elizabeth Lloyd. Was a member of the 4th A.B. Denbighshire Volunteers (Auxiliary Forces).
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Manders M2/156370
Service:4th Army Siege Park Royal Army Service Corps (M.T.)
Died:29 Nov 1918
Age:35
Details:Son of James and Louise Manders, Worlds Fair Office, Oldham. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Tourcoing (Pont-Neuville) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Robert McGowan 63159
Service:Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:27 Sep 1919
Age:40
Details:Husband of Miriam McGowan (nee Goodman), of 21, Borthyn Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog and Mary Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John McKay 19688
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Apr 1918
Age:24
Details:"Adopted" son of Edward and Thirza Owens, Stable Cottage, Woodlands, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Albert, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Samuel Mellor 24524
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:22 Sep 1915
Age:20
Details:Grandson of Harriet Richards, School House, Llanfair.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Henry Moore
Service:3rd Bn. Attd. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment
Died:15 Jul 1916
Age:
Details:
Brother? of Frances Moore, Ireland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Eben Morris 200614  M.M.
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:6 Apr 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of John & Jane Ann Morris.
Cemetery or Memorial:Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert William Morris 17610
Service:13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:31 Jul 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of Thomas & Susanah Jane Morris, of 56, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Welsh Cemetery (Caesar£€™s Nose), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Morris
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas James Morris 17437
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Sep 1915
Age:29
Details:Son of Thomas Morris, of 22, Borthyn Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Ramsey Mostyn (served as Hayward) 190285
Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:20 Sep 1919
Age:19
Details:Son of John Bralton Mostyn & Mary Elizabeth Mostyn, of 8, Prior Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Ruthin.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant George Vyvyan Naylor-Leyland
Service:Royal Horse Guards
Died:21 Sep 1914
Age:22
Details:Son of the late Sir Herbert Naylor-Leyland, 1st Bart., & of Lady Naylor-Leyland of Nantclwyd Hall, Ruthin. Also commemorated on the  Llanelidan War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vendresse Churchyard, Aisne, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Thomas Owen 7865
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:16 May 1915
Age:36
Details:Son of Owen & Dorothy Owens, of 7, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Owen 66133
Service:6th Bn. Cheshire Regt.
Died:16 Feb 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of Elizabeth Owen, Clovelly, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas James Owen DM 2151561
Service:4th & 5th Light Armoured Car Bty. Royal Army Service Corps
Died:3 Jul 1917
Age:20
Details:Son of John & Emma Elizabeth Owen, Penrhos, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas James Parry 17965
Service:16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Sep 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Mr Goodman Parry, of 25, Borthyn, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant William Edward Peake
Service:3835 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars
Died:16 Feb 1915
Age:38
Details:Son of Isabella Peake, of 3, Panker Street, Notting Hill, London, England and the late William Peake; husband of Eleanor Haig Peake, of 1, Clwyd Terrace, Ruthin. Served in the Somaliland Campaign 1902-4.
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Albert Roberts 28331
Service:19th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:4 Oct 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Jane Roberts, of 30, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, Rhewl.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Albert Frederick Roberts 64797
Service:116 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery
Died:10 Jul 1917
Age:27
Details:Son of the late Owen and Anne Roberts, Park Road, Ruthin. Brother of Mary E Jones.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Christmas Vaughan Roberts 4218
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:1 Sep 1918
Age:26
Details:Son of Hugh Vaughan & Margaret Roberts; husband of Christina Roberts, of Pretoria Cottage, South Street, Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland; brother of Stephen Vaughn Roberts and John Vaughn Roberts (below) who all died in the Great War.
Cemetery or Memorial:Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Roberts 13439
Service:5th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment
Died:12 May 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of William & Jane Roberts, of 5, Prior Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Roberts
Service:Dragoon Guards   
Died:
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal George Roberts 3541
Service:2nd Reserve Bn. Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
Died:28 Apr 1920
Age:29
Details:Husband of Janet Roberts (nee Hogg), of 15, Prior Street,  Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog and Mary) Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Company Sergeant Major Gwilym H Roberts T4173340
Service:11th Div. Train Army Service Corps
Died:5 Dec 1917
Age:27
Details:Son of Thomas H Roberts & Margaret E Roberts, of 21 Clwyd Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper Henry Roberts 211219
Service:Yeomanry Mounted Div. Signals Royal Engineers
Died:17 Oct 1918
Age:21
Details:Son of Mrs Margaret Roberts, of 81, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Richard Roberts 4149
Service:2nd Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:19 Jul 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of Richard Roberts, of 11, Llanrydd Street, Ruthin, & the late Elizabeth Roberts; husband of Sarah Ann Roberts, of 80, Mwrog Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:DriverJohn Vaughan Roberts T4199173
Service:Army Service Corps. Attd. 185th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Died:23 Oct 1917
Age:32
Details:Son of Hugh Vaughan & Margaret Roberts; brother of Stephen Vaughn Roberts & Christmas Vaughn Roberts (above) who all died in the Great War.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John William Roberts
Service:8th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Died:29 Aug 1918
Age:34
Details:Eldest son of Gomer & Margaret Roberts, of 11, Llanfair Villas, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd. Native of Cefngriolen,  Llanelidan. Farmed in South Alberta, Canada from 1910 to 1915.
Cemetery or Memorial:Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal Robert Richard Roberts 21480
Service:14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:7 Jul 1916
Age:25
Details:Son of Richard & Ellen Roberts, Blaennant, Llanbedr.
Cemetery or Memorial:Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Stephen Vaughan Roberts 87666
Service:Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died:27 Apr 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of Hugh & Margaret Roberts, Mwrog Street, Ruthin. Brother of Christmas Vaughan Roberts and John Vaughan Roberts (above) who were killed in the Great War.
Cemetery or Memorial:Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Roberts 4217
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Jan 1915
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Roberts G2661
Service:7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Died:1 Jul 1916
Age:20
Details:Son of Roberts Roberts, of 23, Rhos Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:CaptainThomas James Simpson
Service:7th Provisional Brigade Royal Army Veterinary Corps.
Died:10 May 1916
Age:67
Details:Husband of Jessie Ellen Simpson, Fulbrooke, Ruthin. (1911 Census) and father of Ethel Mabel Simpson, Fulbrooke, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Baptist Chapel Graveyard, Ruthin.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Hubert Sansom Staines 5685
Service:20th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
Died:20 Jul 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of Bridget Staines, of Rhiwlas, Pwllglas, & the late William Staines.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight sub-Lieutenant John EmyrThomas
Service:Royal Naval Air Service
Died:3 Sep 1917
Age:23
Details:Son of William and Jane Thomas. Husband of Jane Anne Thomas, 7 Castle Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Rhewl Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, Denbighshire.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Harold David Thomas 31324
Service:"C" Coy., 17th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:14 Jul 1916
Age:19
Details:Son of William & Louisa Thomas, of 8, Borthyn Street,  Ruthin; brother of Fred Thomas.
Cemetery or Memorial:London Cemetery And Extension, Longueval, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Frederick Thomas 31325
Service:"D" Coy. 16th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:11 Jul 1916
Age:17
Details:Son of William & Louisa Thomas, of 8, Borthyn Street,  Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward ThomasTrehearne 2173
Service:1st Bn. Welsh Guards
Died:14 Aug 1916
Age:32
Details:Son of William Thomas & Mary Trehearne, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Frederick Wynne Williams 2274
Service:"A" Coy. 16th (Public Schools) Bn. Middlesex Regiment re-posted to 1st Bn
Died:22 Aug 1916
Age:28
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Williams, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman Hugh Williams
Service:Royal Navy
Died:Aug 1916
Age:
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Lewis Williams 204976
Service:11th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:10 Oct 1918
Age:22
Details:Son of David & Alice Williams, of 11, Heol Offa, Llidiart Fanny, Coedpoeth, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Owen Lewis Williams 9675
Service:1st Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died:10 Mar 1915
Age:27
Details:Son of the late Owen and Margaret Williams, 1 Ruabon Road, Wrexham.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Price Williams 155489
Service:276th Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Died:15 Apr 1918
Age:37
Details:Son of John Price Williams and Hannah Williams, of Ruthin, Denbighshire; husband of Annie M. Williams, of 164, Knowsley Road, Bootle, Liverpool.
Cemetery or Memorial:Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard Williams
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:Jul 1916
Age:
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Williams
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert J Williams 28430
Service:19th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Sep 1917
Age:21
Details:Son of Charles & Alice Williams, of Alms House, Llanfair, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Williams 200419
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:6 Apr 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of Mary Williams, of 31, Park Road, Ruthin, & the late Richard Williams.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner William O Williams 113107
Service:"A" Bty. 170th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Died:20 Dec 1916
Age:23
Details:Brother of Miss Maggie Williams, of 14, Clwyd Street, Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Sailly-Au-Bois Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Herbert Brereton Aldrich 180144
Service:4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:6 Jul 1944
Age:31
Details:Son of Herbert Evan & Edith Arden Aldrich, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brouay War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant John Clare Baker 1862003
Service:429 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:25 Feb 1945
Age:23
Details:Son of Walter & Sarah Lilian Baker, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Signalman Joseph Alexander Burnett DSSX 23715
Service:HMS Columbine Royal Navy
Died:1 Jun 1943
Age:23
Details:Son of Joseph & Sarah Eileen Burnett, Pwllglas.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Leading Aircraftman George Glyn Davies 625438
Service:Royal Air Force   
Died:14 Jun 1945
Age:24
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Singapore Memorial, Singapore

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant William Eric Davies
Service:
Died:
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Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier William Dolben 14224027
Service:6th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:16 Jul 1944
Age:21
Details:Son of Isaac Thomas & Sarah Elizabeth Dolben (nee Hughes), nephew of David & Jemmieh Jones, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Norman Ellis 4208169
Service:1st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:5 May 1944
Age:39
Details:Son of Edward & Margaret Ann Ellis, of Ruthin; husband of Lucy Cotgrave Ellis, of Ruthin
Cemetery or Memorial:Kohima War Cemetery, India.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal Theodore Evan Evans POX 4170
Service:Royal Marines
Died:10 Jan 1941
Age:20
Details:Ward and nephew of Mrs E Williams, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Pilot Maldwyn Griffiths 1379390
Service:218 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:2 Oct 1942
Age:29
Details:Husband of Eleanor Griffiths, Maes Elwy, Market Street, Ruthin. Also commemorated on the Llanarmon yn Iâl War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman Herbert Howells DJX 390227
Service:HMS Mahratta Royal Navy   
Died:25 Feb 1944
Age:21
Details:Son of Herbert & Mary Grace Howells, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner George James 1467176
Service:61 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regt. Royal Artillery
Died:16 May 1940
Age:
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Cemetery or Memorial:
La Hulpe Communal Cemetery, Brabant Wallon, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Herbert William Jones13045753
Service:Pioneer Corps
Died:18 Nov 1940
Age:28
Details:Son of Herbert and Fanny Jones, of Llanfwrog.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman Howard Wynne Jones DJX 157215
Service:HMS Repulse, Royal Navy   
Died:10 Dec 1941
Age:19
Details:Son of Oliver & Margaret Ellen Jones, 17 Llanrhyd Street, Ruthin
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Pilot George Godfrey Stone Laws 745649
Service:501 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:28 Mar 1941
Age:21
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
St. Meugan Churchyard, Llanrhydd.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Flt. Engr.Harold Lindsay 532556
Service:434 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Royal Air Force
Died:27 Sep 1943
Age:25
Details:Son of William Thomas & Charlotte Annie Lindsay of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Major Will West Machin 64931
Service:38 Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:1942
Age:32
Details:Son of William & Elizabeth Machin; husband of Ella Stewart Machin (nee Rose), of Dalgety, Aberdour, Fife, Scotland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Diego Suarez War Cemetery, Madagascar.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Air Gunner Tecwyn Morris 1013749
Service:40 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:27 Jun 1941
Age:27
Details:Son of William & Sarah Ann Morris, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier George Alfred Mostyn 4198822
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:6 Jan 1946
Age:29
Details:Son of John Boulton Mostyn & Mary Elizabeth Mostyn (nee Hayward), of Ruthin; husband of Hilda Mostyn (nee Roberts), of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog and Mary Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Wireless. Op. (Air) Patrick Michael Piper 1077652
Service:97 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:10 Nov 1944
Age:23
Details:Son of John Henry Piper, & of Elizabeth Ellen Piper, of Battersea, London, England
Cemetery or Memorial:Clichy Northern Cemetery, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal John Eirwyn Price 4205698
Service:31st Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:15 Feb 1944
Age:31
Details:Son of David & Alice Price, of Ruthin; husband of Mair Olwen Price, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Meugan Churchyard, Llanrhydd.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Ordinary Seaman Joseph Roy Roberts C/JX 639325
Service:H.M.S. Bullen Royal Navy
Died:6 Dec 1944
Age:19
Details:Son of Edward and Hannah Jane Roberts (nee Williams).
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Stoker 1st Class Joseph William Roberts DKX 115049
Service:HMMTB 681 Royal Navy
Died:10 Jun 1944
Age:22
Details:Son of Joseph Henry & Winifred Mary Roberts, of Bodorgan, Anglesey.
Cemetery or Memorial:SS. Mwrog and Mary Churchyard, Llanfwrog.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver Alfred Gordon Smith T220947
Service:Royal Army Service Corpsattd. Royal Army Medical Corps
Died:19 Aug 1942
Age:31
Details:Son of Alfred & Edith Smith, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Meugan Churchyard, Llanrhydd.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver William Wallace Spence T90816
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:8 Jun 1940
Age:30
Details:Son of John & Grace Spence; husband of Doris Mary Spence (nee Taylor), of Gresford, Denbighshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Paluel Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Walter Leonard Campbell Trigger 126150   
Service:South Wales Borderersattd. 1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers
Died:6 May 1944
Age:24
Details:Son of Walter James Trigger & Edith Louisa Trigger, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kohima War Cemetery, India

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper Winston Churchill Vaughan 14229800
Service:42 Field Coy. Royal Engineers
Died:20 Jul 1944
Age:31
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Florence War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David Tegwyn Williams 14219065
Service:2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment
Died:3 Jul 1944
Age:18
Details:Son of Thomas & Harriet Williams, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Assistant Steward Leonard Williams
Service:SS Ocean Venture, Merchant Navy   
Died:  8 Feb 1942   
Age:18
Details:Son of Ebenezer & Anne Jane Williams, of Ruthin.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tower Hill Memorial, London, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Alfred William Wilson 14359148
Service:The Parachute Regiment, A.A.C. 12th (10th Bn. The Green Howards (Yorkshire Regt.) Bn.
Died:17 Nov 1943
Age:19
Details:Son of Alfred Edward & Elizabeth Wilson, of Walton on Thames, Surrey, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:St. Mary's Churchyard, Walton on Thames, Surrey, England.

 

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