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Holyhead - Disgwylfa Chapel War Memorials.

Anglesey, Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel - August 2008

Anglesey, Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel - August 2008

Disgwylfa Chapel was located on London Road in Holyhead. They remembered the men lost during World War One that had an association with the chapel, either because they or their parents had attended the chapel. At least four wooden plaques were erected as an integral part of the memorial organ.

Unusually, they also had plaques to the men who had served and survived from their area around London Road - a unique insight for me. Of 60 men that had served from such a small part of the town, 14 perished, almost a quarter.

The memorial plaques show us - for example - that the Humphreys family of 21, London Road sent 3 sons to war, for only one to ever return.

There are happy endings for some families, like the Hughes family of 13, Lligwy Street who sent 4 sons away to war - and they all survived.



Sadly in 2009 the chapel was demolished on behalf of the owners, Gwynedd Shipping. The War Memorial Organ was ironically - I believe - sold to someone or some company in Germany, but at least some of the plaques with the names were given to Hyfrydle Chapel for preservation.

Lists of those who served in World War One are in a table below the images, I have sorted them by address so you may see the true impact the war had on such a small community. Three qaurters of these men returned after the war. I have been unable to identify some of the fallen either on CWGC website or the War Memorial itself - this may be because of the scant information to hand. Possibly addresses quoted on the chapel memorials may have changed after marriage or any number of other reasons.

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, War Memorial for those who served at Sea

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, War Memorial for those who served at Sea

 

 

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, War Memorial for those who served on Land

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, War Memorial for those who served on Land

 

 

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, WWI War Memorial for those lost on Land and at Sea

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, WWI War Memorial for those lost on Land and at Sea

 

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, WWI War Memorial for those lost on Land and at Sea II

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, WWI War Memorial for those lost on Land and at Sea

 

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel being demolished 260909

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel being demolished 260909

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel Organ, Pulpit and view of the side Pews from upstairs

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel Memorial Organ, Pulpit and Pews

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, Memorial Organ and Front

Holyhead, Disgwylfa Chapel, Memorial Organ and Front

These are the names from the plaques and rolls of honour in Disgwylfa Chapel. Unless 'Place Buried' states 'Survived' they were killed during the war. I do not know why at least 7 of these men are not mentioned on the Holyhead War Memorial.

Christian Names
Surname
Address
Town
At sea or on land
Place Buried
On War Memorial
Griffith
Parry
1, Wian Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
D.W.
Parry
1, Wian Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
William
Hughes
13, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Owen
Hughes
13, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
John
Hughes
13, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
David
Hughes
13, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
David
White
16, Wian Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Hugh
Rowlands
17, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
D.R.
Rowlands
17, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Thomas
Smith
17, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Owen
Smith
17, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
Ted
Lloyd
2, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
William David
Lloyd
2, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
R.E.
France
Yes
Robert
Humphreys
21, London Road
Holyhead
Land
Survived
William
Humphreys
21, London Road
Holyhead
R.W.F.
France
Yes
Thomas John
Humphreys
21, London Road
Holyhead
R.W.F.
Iraq
Yes
Robert
Parry
22, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
John
Parry
22, Cecil Street
Holyhead
R.A.F.
France
Yes
J.W.
Roberts
22, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
R. Hugh
Roberts
31, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
R. John
Williams
34, London Road
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Richard
Griffiths
37, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
W. John
Williams
37, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
John
Williams
37, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Hugh
Jones
38, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
J. Gomer
Wynne
39, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
O. Richard
Williams
4, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Griffith
Williams
4, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
Owen
Hughes
45, London Road
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Thomas
Hughes
45, London Road
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Robert
Roberts
48, London Road
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Thomas
Roberts
48, London Road
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
John
Griffith
53, London Road
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
W.J.
Jones
6, Henry Street
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
W.H.
Jones
6, Henry Street
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
John
Higgins
63, London Road
Holyhead
Unknown
At Sea
Yes
John
Roberts
65, London Road
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Thomas
Price
70, London Road
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Henry
Roberts
9, Cecil Street
Holyhead
Land
Survived
William
Roberts
Aled House
Holyhead
Land
Survived
R.B.
Hughes
Arfryn
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
D. Llewellyn
Jones
Berlwyn
Holyhead
Land
Survived
T. Vincent
Oliver
Bodalaw
Holyhead
Land
Survived
George
Owen
Bodarfon
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
Arthur
Jones
Bodelwy
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Gwilym
Jones
Bodelwy
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
J.O.
Jones
Bodelwy
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Rowland
Griffiths
Clifton Terrace
Holyhead
Land
Survived
Robert
Owen
Eilian Hill
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
W.D.
Williams
Fron-Oleu
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
T.H.
Williams
Glan Morfa
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Richard
Roberts
Glanfa House
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
Can't Tell
Owen
Williams
Glendale
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
Can't Tell
William
Thomas
Hadley Villa
Holyhead
Unknown
Unknown
No
R.T.
Jones
Ivor House
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
R.J.
Morris
Ivor House
Holyhead
Land
Survived
John
Marsh
Penrhos Gardens
Holyhead
Land
Survived
John
Jones
Poplars
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
William
Hughes
Tanybryn
Holyhead
Sea
Survived
Hugh
Thomas
Tan-y-graig
Holyhead
Sea
Survived

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