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First World War - The Great War

These men from the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch area made the supreme sacrifice in the First World War.

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Roll of Honour

Herbert Thomas Alderson from Min y Don was a Private in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 21215. Herbert was born in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and his birth was registered at Bangor in the October of 1896. He was baptised in the Parish Church at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch on 28th October 1896 by the Curate, the Revd T.A. Williams. He was the son of Florence and Walter George Alderson, who was employed as a Telegraphist at the Relay Office. The family resided at "Rose Cottage". Herbert enlisted at Menai Bridge. He died in a swimming accident on 7th June 1917, at the age of 20, whilst on leave from the front. He had been in France for 18 months, having gone overseas in December 1915. He probably survived the hell that was Mametz Wood on the Somme only to be accidentally drowned. His grave was relocated to Terlincthun, Wimille, in the Pas de Calais from the Esquerdes Churchyard, west of St.Omer. Lest we Forget.

William Richard Black from Tan Dinas was a Lance Sergeant in the 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 16223. William was born at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and his birth was registered at Bangor in early 1896. He was baptised in the Parish Church at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch on 24th February 1896 by the Curate, the Revd T.A. Williams. He enlisted at Llanerchymedd in Anglesey. William was killed in action on 14 November 1917 at the age of 23. The encounter was described in a paper by Tom Davies, which was read at the first and fourth re-unions entitled '"B" Company, 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers 38th Division. 1914 – 1918.' on pages 8-9, thus: 'In October, our Headquarters had come to the conclusion that the line opposite was not held by the enemy and that a Veret Light King walked along the empty trenches at night to fire Verey Lights. A score of "B" men were picked to capture this daring German and amongst them the finest men ever "B" possessed. They were rashly lead and before they realised where they were, they were facing a party of Germans, who seemed to await their coming. Both sides opened fire at point blank range and the Germans fled. Our casualties, W. R. Black, dying on reaching our line, J.P. Richards and Dan Timothy being very badly wounded, but such was the loyalty of one member to the other in the party that all were carried back to our line, a distance of several hundred yards.' William was buried at the Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard which is about 1.5 kilometres west of Armentieres. He is also remembered on the Llangefni County School War Memorial where he attended as a pupil. Lest we Forget.

Hugh Edwards of Rose Hill Cottage was a Private in the 16th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 37281. He was born in July 1895 and was the son of Richard (deceased) and Jane Edwards. He enlisted at Menai Bridge on 6th December 1915 and had been employed as a Grocer's Assistant at the time. Hugh died from his wounds on 25th February 1917 at the age of 21 and is buried in the Bard Cottage Cemetery at Diksmuidseweg, Ieper, West Vlaanderen, Belgium (near Boezinge). Lest we Forget.

Hugh Edwards, from Tan y Graig was Chief Engineer on SS Cecil. Hugh was the son of Richard and Catherine Edwards and was baptised at the parish church in Llanffinan on 15th October 1871 by R.P. Jones, P. Curate. He was drowned when the SS Cecil ran aground and was wrecked at St-Valery-sur-Somme in France on 24th December 1915. He was 44 years old at the time of his death. Lest we Forget.

Robert Evans from Tai’r Lôn was a Private in the 9th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 23071. He was the son of Evan and Margaret Evans from Maes Incla and was born at Llanrug in 1878. Robert married Mary Catherine Jones in the Autumn of 1906 and lived at Tal y Bont, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch with his wife and children. He enlisted at Menai Bridge. Robert was killed in action on the 25 September 1915, at the age of 37. He has no known resting place and is commemorated at the Loos Memorial (Panel 50-52). Lest we Forget.

William John Evans of Maenafon was a Private in the 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 53877. He was the son of Owen and Mary Evans, of Glangors, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. William died of wounds on 24th August 1917 at the age of 19. He was buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery at West-Vlaanderen in Belgium. Lest we Forget.

Robert Fair was a Private in the 14th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Number 32532, and had previously been in the Welsh Cavalry Regiment, Number 1102. He was the son of William Frederick and Mary Ann Fair and was born at Talybont, Brecon, Wales in early 1894. Robert was from the Estate Office when he enlisted at Holyhead where he gave his residence as Rhosneiger, Anglesey. His father William died at the Toll Gate and was buried on the 11th April 1896 in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch when Robert was barely 2 years old. By 1901 he was still living at the Toll House with his widowed mother, Mary, and older brother, John. The family then subsequently moved to the Estate Office in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch where his mother Mary died in 1908 and was buried on the 3rd of July. He remained living with his aunt, Margaret Roberts, at the Estate Office where she was the Office Caretaker. By 1911 he was employed as a Chemist's apprentice. Robert was reported as "Killed in Action" on 26th October 1917 at the age of 23, and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium. Lest we Forget.

John Leslie Horridge, of Plas Llanfair was a Captain in the newly formed Royal Air Force (RAF), Number PI2142. He was the son of John and Sarah Horridge of Plas Llanfair and of Boholt House, Bury and was born on 22nd June 1896 at Bury in Lancashire. He attended Uppingham School, in Uppingham, Rutland between 1906 and 1915. He played cricket for the Uppingham 11 and is listed in "Wisden on the Great War: The Lives of Cricket's Fallen 1914-1918". Instead of taking up his place at Pembroke College, Cambridge in 1915 to continue his studies he applied for a commission in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). Whilst he was waiting to receive his commission he became a private pupil at the Grahame White Flying School and received his flying certificate in November 1915. Upon receiving his commission on 21st January 1916, he commenced training at the Curragh on 22nd January 1916 and later at Ruislip He received his wings as a Flying Officer on 25th May 1916 and was posted to France. On 8th January 1917 he was made a Flight Commander. During his time with the RFC and the RAF, he flew numerous aircraft including BE2C, BE2D, BE2F, BE12, BE12A, BE12B, RE7, RE8, D46, and Avros. He saw service with number 11 (3.4.1916), number 7 (25.5.1916), number 4 (1.2.1917), number 74 (25.6.1917), number 37 (17.8.1917), number 143 (29.4.1918), number 62 TS (4.6.1918) and number 91 (7.6.1918) squadrons between 1916 and 1918. He was killed at the age of 22 in a flying accident on 21st November 1918 at Kenley when his Sopwith Dolphin D5298 suffered engine trouble and crashed after stalling. This was only 10 days after the declaration of the Armistice. A report of his death in The Times on Thursday December 5th, 1918 reads as follows:
'CAPTAIN JOHN LESLIE HORRIDGE, RAF., acidentally killed while flying at Kenley on November 21, aged 22, was the youngest son of Mr and Mrs John Horridge, of Boholt House, Bury, Lancashire, and Plas Llanfair, Llanfair P.G., Anglesey. He was educated at Uppingham School (1910-1915), and was previously at the Preparatory Lower School, Uppingham. He was a member of the football XV, and cricket and hockey XI.'s, and a school praeposter. In 1915 he passed into Pembroke College, Cambridge, but did not take up his studies, preferring to take his place in the service of his country. He applied for a commission in the RFC, and while waiting to receive it he joined the Grahame White Flying School as a private pupil, and took his certificate in November. On receiving his commission in January, 1916, he went into training at the Curragh and afterwards at Ruislip, taking his wings on May 21. He went to France on May 25, where he was attached to No. 7 Squadron, and later to No. 4 Squadron. In Janury, 1917, he was made flight commander. He returned to England in June of that year, and was in the Home Defence Wing on the South-East coast until June, 1918, most of the time with No. 37 Squadron. Latterly he was with a squadron mobilised for overseas, whither he expected to proceed at an early date.'
John was buried in the family vault at St John’s Free Church of England Chapelyard, Tottington, near Bury, Lancashire on 26th November 1918. Lest we Forget.

Charles Morris Howells was a Private in the 1/4th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment, Number 3991. He was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Howells, of 4 Williams Terrace, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. Charles was born at Port Dinorwig, Llanfair-is-gaer in Caernarvonshire in mid 1894 and was baptised at the Parish Church at Llanfair Is Gaer on 24th June 1894 by Revd J.T. Jones. When he was 16 he was working as a farm labourer at Penpompren Devil's Bridge, Llanfihangel Y Creuddyn Upper in Cardiganshire. He enlisted at Tumble, Llannon in Carmarthenshire. He served at Gallipoli and died in Egypt on 1st October 1915, at the age of 21. Charles was buried at the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Plot D118. Lest we Forget.

Richard Hughes from Min y Ffrwd was an Able Seaman on the SS Connemara. He was the son of John and Grace Hughes and was born in Caernarfon in 1895. The SS Connemara sank on the night of 3rd November 1916 at the entrance to Carlingford Lough, Louth, Ireland when outward bound from Greenore to Holyhead. The SS Connemara was hit amidships by the coalship Retriever in gale force weather. All 86 crew, passengers and cattlemen were lost when the SS Connemara sank immediately after being struck. The retriever sank within five minutes with the loss of most of the crew of twelve, one fireman being able to make it ashore and survived. Including Richard, a total 97 lives were lost. Richard was 21 years of age and was buried on 11th November 1916 at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch Parish Church by the Curate, Revd. D. Willims. Lest we Forget.

William Griffith Edwin Hughes of White Lodge was Steward in Charge on the SS Laurentic* see below. He was enlisted in the Mercantile Marine Reserve, Number 676630. William was the son of Edwin and Margaret Hughes, of Llanfair, Harlech, Merionethshire and he was born in Denbighshire, Wales in 1876. He was one of the two Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch men who died on the SS Laurentic, At the time of his death William was 41 years of age and he is also commemorated at Plymouth Naval Memorial. Lest we Forget.

William Hughes of 7 Penucheldre Terrace was a Private in the 15th Welsh Regiment, Number 25008.  He was the son of William and Grace Hughes and was born at Gaerwen, Anglesey in 1896 or 1897. The family lived at Lledwigan Lodge in Llangefni, and at the age of 14 William was employed as a Shop Boy. Sometime later the family moved to Penucheldre Terrace in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. William died on the 28th April 1918 when he was 21 years old and was buried at the Senlis Communal Cemetery Extension, in the Somme, France. Lest we Forget.

Owen Jones of Crossing Terrace was 1st Petty Officer on the HMS Invincible, Royal Naval Reserve, Number 1748D. Owen was the son of Owen and Margaret Jones of 5 Crossing Terrace, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. He was the husband of Grace Jones of 2 Mount Pleasant Square, Twt Hill, Carnarfon. The HMS Invincible was lost during the Battle of Jutland when the midship magazines where detonated by enemy fire which blew the ship in half and it sank within ninety seconds. Owen died in the explosion at the age of 45 on the 31st May 1916. Of the ship's complement of 1032, 1026 officers and men were killed, and only 6 survived. He is also commemorated on the War Memorial at St. Tysilio's Church, Church Island, Menai Bridge, and on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Panel 22. Lest we Forget.

John Ifor (Ivor) Jones of Gorad Goch (Ynys Gored Goch) was a Private in the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 43595. He was the son of Hugh Madog (Madoc) and Mary Catherine Jones and was born in 1897 on Ynys Gored Goch in the Menai Strait, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch where the family lived. His father was a fisherman and fishmonger. John died in France on the 27th February 1917 at the age of 19 and was buried at Queen’s Cemetery, Bucquoy, Pas de Calais. Lest we Forget.

Richard Humphrey Jones from Ffordd Deg was a Gunner in the 1st Carnarvon Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Number 519. He was born at Mon Llangefni and was a Farm Labourer. Richard was married to Mary Jane Jones and they lived at Llanllechid and Plas Hwfa St Cross. He was 33 years old when he died at V.A.D. Cambridge on the 4th March 1915. Richard was buried in the St Cross Churchyard, Llanllechid. His wife, Mary, resided at the Alms Houses, Aber, Bangor after his death. Lest we Forget.

John Francis Lewis of Britannia Terrace was a Signaller in the 51st Cheshire Regiment, Number 67614. John was the son of Mrs Ellen Roberts of 1 Britannia Terrace, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. He was born at Llanfihangel in Meirionethshire in 1899. John died of wounds received in action, on the 5th June 1918, at the age of 19. He was attached to the 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment at the time of his death. John was buried at the Sezanne Communal Cemetery, Grave A18. Lest we Forget.

Charles Ollosson of Williams Terrace was a Steward on the SS Laurentic* see below. He was enlisted in the Mercantile Marine Reserve, Number 681653. Charles was born in 1882 at Llangefni and was the son of Samuel and Mary Ollosson (both deceased). He was baptised Thomas Charles on the 29th October 1882 at the Llangefni Parish Church by the Curate, Revd W. E. Jones. Charles worked at the School Slate Works in Beaumaris and later as a coal miner before becoming a steward in the merchant navy. He was one of the two Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch men who died on the SS Laurentic, He was 35 years old when his ship sank on the 25th January 1917. Charles is also commemorated on Panel 26 of the Plymouth Naval Memorial. He is also remembered on his mother Mary's and father Samuel's gravestone at St Mary's Churchyard. Lest we Forget.

Thomas Hugh Owen of Ty Twr was a Private in the 15th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 21551. He was born in 1889 and was the son of Mary and Hugh (deceased) Owen, of Ty Twr, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. Thomas was killed in action on 1st March 1916 (St. David’s Day) at the age of 27. He was buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, in Pas de Calais. Thomas is also remembered on the family gravestone in the Llanedwen Parish Churchyard. Lest we Forget.

Edward Owen, of Ty Capel was a Lance Corporal in the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 40037. Edward was the son of Edward and Jane Owen, of Ty Capel, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and was born at Brynsiencyn in 1896. He was employed as a Bank Clerk when he enlisted on the 29th November 1915 at Llanrwst, Denbigh at the age of 19. Edward was killed in action at the age of 20, on the 3rd September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial** see below at Pier and Face 4 A. Lest we Forget.

Edward Parry of Pen Rallt was a Private in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 20639. Edward was the son of Richard and Ann Parry, of Pen Rallt, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and was born in 1889. He was employed as a farm labourer and enlisted at Menai Bridge. Edward was Killed in Action on 25th February 1917 at the age of 28. He was buried at Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Lest we Forget.

Thomas Parry from Hen Shop was a Lance Corporal in the 16th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 23003. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (deceased) Parry from Hen Shop in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. Thomas was a farm labourer and enlisted at Menai Bridge. He was Killed in Action on the 18th September 1918 at the age of 24. Thomas is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial Panel 6 at Pas de Calais which lists the names of 9,837 men who died from the 8th August 1918 until the Armistice and who have no known grave. Lest we Forget.

John Pritchard MM from Maesgarnedd was a Private in the 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 15689. He was the son of Owen Pritchard of 2 Penybryn Place, Bethesda, Bangor and was born in Bethesda im 1897. John was raised in the Maesgarnedd Children’s Home at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and he enlisted at Llangefni on Anglesey. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field whilst serving with the 10th battalion, the award being gazetted on the 10th October 1916. John died of wounds on the 2nd November 1916 at the age of 19 whilst attached to the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was buried in the Mendinghem Military Cemetery at West-Vlaanderen in Belgium. Lest we Forget.

William Jones Rowlands from Bryn Goleu was a Lance Corporal in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 21199. He was the son of Thomas and Ellen Rowlands of Shop Uchaf, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and was born at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch in 1893. William was employed as a Grocer's Assistant in the family business. He enlisted at Menai Bridge. William was Killed in Action on the 6th July 1916 at the age of 23 during the Battle of the Somme. He has no known grave and his death is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial** see below Pier and Face 4 A. Lest we Forget.

William Weed of Plas Llanfair was a Lance Corporal in the 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 16913. William was the son of William and Charlotte Weed, of Hawley Lodge, Blackwater, Hampshire and was born at Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire on the 15th June 1891. He was an expert gardener, and had passed the examinations and had been admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society. He held a position as a gardener in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch when the war was declared, and had previously worked with his father in the gardens of the Priory in Ketton, Rutland. He enlisted at Menai Bridge on the 4th November 1914 and was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 1915. William was Killed in Action during the fierce fighting at Mametz Wood in the Battle of the Somme on 10 July 1916 at the age of 25. He was buried at the Tincourt New British Cemetery on the Somme. He was a member of the Church of England's Men's Society, and the Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch members sent his parents an illuminated memorial card following his death. William is also remembered on the St Mary the Virgin Churchyard memorial in Ketton, Rutland. Lest we Forget.

Emyr Jones Williams of Tremarfon was a Gunner in "B" Battery of the 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, Number 243730. Emyr was the sole surviving son of the Revd William Jones Williams and Mrs Ellen Eliza Williams of Capel Rhos y Gad, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch. Emyr was born at Rhiwlas, Bangor in the summer of 1898. He was a gifted student, having gained distinctions in Welsh and Geography at his certificate examintions, and also winning essay, poetry and recitation prizes. Emyr survived the war, but died at the age of 20 on the 21st November 1918, during the asian flu epidemic only ten days after the Armistice. He was buried at the Solesmes British Cemetery in Cambrai, France. Emyr is also remembered on the Beaumaris Grammar School (founded by David Hughes in 1603) war memorial. Lest we Forget.

John Williams of Cefn Capel was a Private in the 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He was 26 years old when he died in France. Lest we Forget.

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WC Davis of Plas Newydd was a Gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery. He was 29 years of age when he died in France. Lest we Forget.

Lewis Hugh Williams of Tyddyn Pwyth was a Private in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Lewis was the son of Griffith Richard Williams, a Sailor, and Catherine Jane Williams (nee Williams), of Tyddyn Pwyth. He was born in late 1896 and was baptised in the Parish Church in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch on the 31st January 1897. Lewis was seriously injured in a gas attack on the Western Front, and was hospitalised as a patient in the Lady Thomas Convalescent Home for Discharged and Disabled Soldiers and Sailors after it opened at Holyhead in June 1919. He died from his injuries on the 12th February 1921 at the age of 24. He was buried in the St Mary’s Churchyard at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch following a funeral procession through the township. Lest we Forget.

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Richard Meredith Jones (enlisted as Richard Meredith) of Tal y Bont was a Private in the 6th King’s Own Scottish Borderers, Number 12573. Richard was the son of William and Elizabeth Jones of Tal y Bont, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch and was born at Barnsley in Yorkshire. He enlisted at Dumfries in Scotland. Richard was Killed in Action on the 25th of September 1915 at the age of 28 and has no known grave. He is remembered at Panels 53 to 56 of the Loos Memorial which forms the sides and back of Dud Corner Cemetery at the village of Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France. Richard is also remembered on the memorial at St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd. Lest we Forget.

Arthur Lloyd of Ty Mawr was a Private in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 291946. He was the son of John and Ann Lloyd and was born at Penmynydd in 1885 and was baptised in the parish church at Penmynydd on the 12th July 1885. Arthur was a farmer and married Margaret Catherine Owens of Ceint Fawr, Llanfihangel in the parish church at Penmynydd on the 5th October 1915. He enlisted at Menai Bridge. Arthur died of wounds on the 12th October 1918 at the age of 33. He was buried in the Beaulencourt British Cemetery at Ligny-Thilloy, Pas de Calais, France. Arthur is also remembered on the memorial at St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd. Lest we Forget.

Mesach (or Mesech, Meshach, Messach) Rowlands of Pen Wal was a Private in the 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 25670. He was the son of Daniel and Mary Rowlands of Pen Wal, Penmynydd and was born in Penmynydd in the autumn of 1898. Mesach enlisted at Bangor. He died from his wounds on the 20th January 1916 at the age of 17. Mesach was buried at the Merville Communal Cemetery in Nord, which is located south west of Armentieres. He is also remembered on the memorial at St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd. Lest we Forget.

David Williams of Tan y Bryn was a Private in the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 91759. David was born in Penmynydd, as were his father Owen Williams, a Stone Mason & Local Congregational Preacher, his mother Elizabeth Williams, and most of his siblinngs. He died of influenza (in the great pandemic of 1918 to 1920) on the 29th November 1918, a couple of weeks after the Armistice, at the age of 22. David was buried at the Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery in Piedmont, Italy. He is also remembered on the memorial at St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd. Lest we Forget.

Edward Williams of Elusendai was a Private in the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Number 19193. Edward was born at Penymynydd. He enlisted at Llandudno. Edward was Killed in Action on the 21st February 1916 at the age of 23. He was buried at the Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Edward is also remembered on the memorial at St Gredifael's Church, Penmynydd. Lest we Forget.



* The SS Laurentic was an ocean liner of the White Star Line that had been commissioned as a troop transport for the Canadian Expeditionary Force when war broke out. The ship was converted into an armed merchant cruiser in 1915. On the 23rd January 1917 the SS Laurentic set sail from Liverpool bound for Halifax, Nova Scotia. On 25th January 1917 a number of seaman reported ill, and as Yellow Fever was suspected, the ship made to the nearest British port ‘HMS Hecla’, located at Buncrana, a small fishing harbour eighteen miles inside Lough Swilly, County Donegal to disembark the sick men. The ship sailed again at about 5pm and 45 minutes later struck two mines, which exploded, and the ship sank within an hour. A total of 354 lives were lost, with only 121 surviving of the 475 aboard. As well as the passengers and crew, the ship was carrying a cargo of about 43 tons of gold ingots valued at £5,000,000. Today, this amount of gold is valued at over £900,000,000.

** The Thiepval Memorial commemorates the Missing of the Somme and bears the names of 72,255 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South African forces who died on the Somme before the 20th March 1918 and have no known grave.

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