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Holyhead Maeshyfryd Cemetery WWI War Memorials.

Holyhead, Maeshyfryd Cemetery July 2011

Holyhead, Maeshyfryd Cemetery July 2011 showing the Church and the Chapel of Rest.

Maeshyfryd Cemetery is in Holyhead on the Island of Anglesey, and has been the town communal cemetery since the 19th century.

Within the walls of this cemetery are to be found the graves of servicemen who came home from the wars wounded or otherwise sick, only to later die of their wounds at home, or in hospital. If we can imagine, for every person killed in action, there would be many severely wounded and returned home from the front. These graves are as much war memorials as the main memorial column in the town.

Other graves of wives, parents, or even grandparents, record the treasured names of their loved ones, lost in some foreign land. Having spent many hours searching for these graves, I can say that it was common practise to remember the family members in such a way.

There is also a mass grave, holding the victims of the H.M.S. Thetis disaster, which happened just a couple of months before war was declared, and I have dedicated a special page to record that disaster.



I will display - in high resolution - images of the WWI memorials that I have found in Maeshyfryd Cemetery. In addition, where possible, I will add the Commonwealth Graves Commission Memorial, which often includes addresses and next of kin details.

There are so many of these graves that I will have to spread the photographs and information across several pages, also separating the casualties from World War One (WWI) and World war Two (WWII).

World War One WWI Memorials: Please not: I have scores more that I will add a little later. There are so many in the cemetery it has been so time consuming literally going from grave to grave. It is unlikely that I will find every grave naming a casualty, as some are too badly worn to read, whilst others may have been lowered to the ground and are now covered with grass.

Holyhead, Maeshyfryd Cemetery, H.M.S. Thetis Memorial

Holyhead, Maeshyfryd Cemetery, H.M.S. Thetis Memorial to 99 submariners and civilians

Annie Roberts WRAF died 12th November 1918 aged 20

Annie Roberts WRAF died 12th November 1918 aged 20

Annie Roberts CWGC Memorial

Annie Roberts CWGC Memorial

GH McIlroy Staff Sergeant died in 1918 aged 42

GH McIlroy Staff Sergeant died in 1918 aged 42

GH McIlroy CWGC Memorial

GH McIlroy CWGC Memorial

 

 

H Jones RNR died onboard SS Siddons in 1917

H Jones RNR died onboard SS Siddons in 1917

H Jones RNR CWGC Memorial

H Jones RNR CWGC Memorial

 

Hugh Williams Royal Welsh Fusiliers died in 1916 aged 34

Hugh Williams Royal Welsh Fusiliers died in 1916 aged 34

Hugh Williams CWGC Memorial

Hugh Williams CWGC Memorial

John Bulkeley Company Sergeant Major Welch Regiment died 1920 aged 33

John Bulkeley Company Sergeant Major Welch Regiment died 1920 aged 33

John Bulkeley CWGC Memorial

John Bulkeley CWGC Memorial

N Williams Wifes Grave

N Williams Wifes Grave

N Williams RNR died onboard HMS Dreel Castle in 1916 aged 42

N Williams RNR died onboard HMS Dreel Castle in 1916 aged 42

N Williams CWGC Memorial

N Williams CWGC Memorial

Owen Richard Hughes MM - killed aboard SS Leinster in 1918 aged 29

Owen Richard Hughes MM - killed aboard SS Leinster in 1918 aged 29

Owen Richard Hughes MM - killed aboard SS Leinster in 1918 aged 29 full photo

Owen Richard Hughes Military Medal - and family's grave

Owen Richard Hughes CWGC Certificate

Owen Richard Hughes CWGC Certificate

Richard Roberts Royal Engineers and his daughters grave

Richard Roberts Royal Engineers and his daughters grave

Richard Roberts Royal Engineers died in 1916 aged 24

Richard Roberts Royal Engineers died in 1916 aged 24

Richard Roberts CWGC Memorial

Richard Roberts CWGC Memorial

Robert Anthony - lost on the S.S. Leinster in 1918 aged 54

Robert Anthony - lost on the S.S. Leinster in 1918 aged 54

Robert Anthony CWGC Memorial

Robert Anthony CWGC Memorial

Robert Hush Thomas Royal Defence Corps died in 1918 aged 48

Robert Hush Thomas Royal Defence Corps died in 1918 aged 48

Robert Hush Thomas CWGC Memorial

Robert Hush Thomas CWGC Memorial

Thomas Williams - Fireman lost on the SS Leinster in 1918 - aged 65

Thomas Williams - Fireman lost on the SS Leinster in 1918 - aged 65

Thomas Williams - lost on the SS Leinster in 1918 - Family Grave

Thomas Williams - lost on the SS Leinster in 1918 - Family Grave

Thomas Williams lost on the R.M.S. Leinster aged 65

Thomas Williams lost on the R.M.S. Leinster aged 65

Thomas Williams CWGC Memorial

Thomas Williams CWGC Memorial

William George Pearn Died onboard the S.S. M.J. Hedley in 1918 aged 47

William George Pearn Died onboard the S.S. M.J. Hedley in 1918 aged 47

William George Pearn CWGC Memorial

William George Pearn CWGC Memorial

William R. Hughes RWF died in 1918 aged 23

William R. Hughes RWF died in 1918 aged 23

William R. Hughes RWF died in 1918 aged 23 - Parents Grave

William R. Hughes RWF died in 1918 aged 23 - Parents Grave

William R. Hughes CWGC Memorial

William R. Hughes CWGC Memorial

Maeshyfryd Cemetery WWI Page 2

Holyhead War Memorials Main Page




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