War Memorials on Anglesey, in North Wales.
Holyhead County School War Memorials.
Holyhead, County School, WWI War Memorial to ex Pupils.
In the assembly hall of the Holyhead Secondary School, known
locally as County School, there are - proudly displayed -
memorials to the fallen
(WWI) and World War Two (WWII), and also a memorial to David Williams,
of the Welsh Guards Regiment, who lost his life on the Royal
Fleet Auxiliary landing ship - the
Sir Galahad - during the Falklands War in 1982.
There is a memorial to Wendy Martin aged 15, who lost her life
in 1995 through meningitis, and another to Leon Jones, tragically
stabbed to death in 2009.
There are also lists of ex pupils who have excelled - mainly
in sport - recorded on the Hall of Fame boards. It is good that
the present pupils know of the good things that have happened
to ex pupils, as well as remembering the tragedies that befell
pupils who had been sent to fight these wars.
There are - in particular - two names on the WWI plaque above
that merit a special mention, those of Captain Alexander Mackay
the Royal Fusiliers Regiment who was awarded the Military Cross
for bravery, and Captain John Fox-Russell, awarded both the
Military Cross and the Victoria Cross - he had served with the
Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the Royal Army Medical Corps.
One of the WWI casualties appears on the memorial below, but
does not appear on the Holyhead War Memorial, so I have told
his story here Rev.
Thomas Jasper Shovel
Holyhead, County School WWI War Memorial, originally in the
English Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.
Holyhead Secondary School WWII and Falklands War Memorial.
If you have any high resolution pictures of any of the casualties,
or stories about them please email me here.
If you wish I will visit you and photograph your pictures without
having to take them away.
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