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Towyn War Memorial



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

Towyn is part of the coastal community of Towyn & Kinmel Bay in the county borough of Conwy. 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 Conwy.


1914-1918 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ELLIS John David 241341
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th Bn.)
Died:26 Mar 1917
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs Ellis, of Bodelwyddan; husband of Mrs M A Ellis, of Pontydd, Towyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS John 6017 or 7017?   
Service:Somerset Light Infantry(1st Bn.)
Died:21 Oct 1914
Born in Llangelyn, Conwy Caernarfonshire
Cemetery or Memorial:Ploegstreert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private ROBERTS John Owen 25465
Service:South Wales Borderers("C" Coy. 2nd Bn.)
Died:15 Oct 1918
Details:Son of Owen & Harriet Roberts, of 3, Tyddyn Isa Cottages, Towyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Dadizeele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private WILLIAMS David 6381
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(2nd Bn.)
Died:25 Sep 1915
Details:Born Towyn. Son of John Williams; husband of Jane Rundle (formerly Williams), of 3, Sportsman's Terrace, Afonwen, Flintshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Peter WILLIAMS 17603
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers (10th Bn.)
Died:16 Aug 1916
Details:Son of Thomas Williams, 5 Pontydd, Towyn (also commemorated on the Abergele and Rhyl War Memorials).
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver WINKUP Arthur 131633
Service:Royal Field Artillery(9th Div. Ammunition Col.)
Died:15 Dec 1918
Details:Son of Arthur & Betsy Wardle Winkup, of TÅ· Croes, Foryd. Native of Prestwick, Manchester, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mons/Bergen Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.


1939-1945 War


Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant BURTON Francis John1483336
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died:25 Apr 1944
Details:Son of Francis Ernest & Lilian Burton, of Towyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flight Sergeant W.Op./Air Gnr. EDWARDS Mervyn Lloyd 1026802
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(178 Sqdn.)
Died:1 Jun 1944
Details:Son of John and Emily Edwards, of Towyn.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Trooper HAMILTON-PETERS Derek Earle 14433894
Service:1st The Royal Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps
Died:15 Apr 1945
Details:Son of Major John & Margaret Phoebe Hamilton-Peters, of Kinmel Bay.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hanover War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Flying Officer MILLER Thomas W Lound 108577 DCM
Service:Royal Air Force(2842 Sqdn.)
Died:2 Nov 1942
Details:Son of Donald Henry & Elizabeth Emma Miller; husband of Helen Webster Miller, of Abergele
Cemetery or Memorial:Linslade Cemetery, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Signalman OWEN Robert Isaac 2387790
Service:Royal Corps of Signals
Died:14 Nov 1943
Details:Son of Robert Henry & Charlotte Edith Owen, of Abergele.
Cemetery or Memorial:Beirut War Cemetery, Lebanon.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Corporal TRUNKS John Victor 1454752
Service:The Queen's Royal Regiment (2/5th Bn. West Surrey)
Died:25 Sep 1944
Details:Son of Henry James Trunks & Emily Trunks, of Liverpool, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Air Gnr.TURNER Patrick Anthony 1661472
Service:Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve(100 Sqdn.)
Died:24 Feb 1944
Details:Born in Rhyl. Son of Thomas and Norah Turner, Foryd Harbour Hotel, Rhyl. Also commemorated on the Rhyl War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Marly Communal Cemetery, Moselle, France.



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