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War Memorials

Gwernaffield

The Gwenaffield War Memorial commemorates those men of the area who died during World War I and World War II. It takes the form of a standing stone Celtic Cross and was unvield on 12th February 1921.

Gwernaffield (or, in full, Gwernaffield y Waun) is a village in Flintshire. Between 1974 and 1996 the area was in the county of Clwyd.

Gwernaffield War Memorial

1914-1918 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Private
BARTLEY
Edward

49632
King's Liverpool Regiment)
(1st Bn.)
26 Aug 1917 35 Born in Arddynwent. Husband of Margaret Bartley, Tan y Graig, Gwernaffield. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
EDWARDS
Edwin

201980
Cheshire Regiment (9th Bn.) 27 Mar 1918 20 Son of John Hughes Edwards & Adeline Edwards, of Plas Newydd, Llanferres. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
EDWARDS
Elias

241465
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(5th Bn.)
26 Mar 1917 25 Son of Samuel & Ann Edwards, Waen Gwernaffield. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.
Private
EDWARDS
Roger

54713
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(10th Bn.)
13 Nov 1916 29 Son of Meredith and Mary Ann Edwards, Cut Hoole?, Gwernaffield, Holywell (1901 Census) Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Captain
EVANS
James Lloyd
Canadian Infantry
(5th Bn.)
1 Sep 1918 39 Son of James Bowen Evans & Sarah Elizabeth Evans, of Mold; husband of Edith Eleanor Evans, of Miniota, Manitoba, Canada. Served in the South Africa Campaign. Sun Quarry Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais, France.
Private
JONES
Robert Evan

76039
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
(16th Bn.)
9 Oct 1918 22 Son of Evan & Harriett Jones, of Cilcen Road, Gwernaffield. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.
Private
JONES
Stanley

127737 & 69760
Machine Gun Corps Infantry (39th Coy.) formerly Royal Welsh Fusilier 27 Mar 1918 19 Son of Frederick and Annie Jones, Holland's Row, Gwysaney, Mold. (also commemorated on the Mold War Memorial). Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
Lieutenant Colonel
PHILIPS
Basil Edwin
Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Commanding 5th Bn.) 10 Aug 1915 51 Husband of Helena Philips, of Rhual, Gwernaffield. Green Hill Cemetery, Turkey.
Gunner
SMITH
Joseph Edwin

229927
Royal Field Artillery
("D" Bty. 83rd Bde.)
25 Oct 1918 20 Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Smith, of Coed Fadog, Gwernaffield. Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany.

 

1939-1945 War

Rank, Name &
Service Number
Service Died Age Details Cemetery or
Memorial
Ordinary Seaman
WILLIS
Walter Leslie

D/JX 169596
Royal Navy
(HMS Valentine)
15 May 1940 21 Son of Walter Hubert and Lucy Willis, Bryn Celyn Farm, Rhydymwyn. Killed in bombing of ship by German Stuka dive bombers off Zeeland, Netherlands. Also commemorated on the Rhydymwyn War Memorial. Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

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