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War Memorials on Anglesey in North Wales.

Holyhead St Seiriol's Churchyard War Memorials.

Anglesey, Holyhead, St Seiriol's Church before demolition

Anglesey, Holyhead, St Seiriol's Church before demolition.

St Seiriols Churchyard and the space where the Church once stood

St Seiriols Churchyard and the space where the Church once stood.

St Seiriol's Church in Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey was once a beautiful Church that towered over the town horizon, now sadly demolished. I remember at the time that they were trying to raise money for roof repairs, and then it was decided that it was dangerous, and that the money could not be raised.

In St Seiriol's Churchyard there are several graves - and memorials on family graves - to the fallen of two World Wars. I have photographed some of them and will return to complete the job as time permits. I have also downloaded the Commonwealth Graves Commision Memorials which gives their full details.

This is the final resting place of one of Holyhead's greatest World War One (WWI) heroes, Henry Thornbury Fox-Russell, who was awarded the Military Cross, and is buried here. On his grave is also a memorial to his brother John Fox-Russell, awarded the Victoria Cross (posthumously) and earlier the Military Cross, actually buried in Palestine.

Also buried here are a father who died in WWI and his son who died in WWII - The Rees family.



If you have any high resolution photographs or stories of any of these casualties I would be delighted to hear from you, please email me here

Captain Henry Thornbury Fox Russell M.C. Royal Air Force Died 1918 aged 21 - buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Captain Henry Thornbury Fox Russell M.C. Royal Air Force Died 1918 aged 21 - buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Captain Henry Thornbury Fox Russell M.C. Royal Air Force Died 1918 aged 21 - CWGC Memorial

Captain Henry Thornbury Fox Russell M.C. Royal Air Force Died 1918 aged 21 - CWGC Memorial

Captain John Fox Russell V.C., M.C., R.A.M.C. died 1917 aged 24 remembered St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Captain John Fox Russell V.C., M.C., R.A.M.C. died 1917 aged 24 remembered St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Captain John Fox Russell V.C., M.C., R.A.M.C. died 1917 aged 24 CWGC Memorial

Captain John Fox Russell V.C., M.C., R.A.M.C. died 1917 aged 24 CWGC Memorial

Sergeant John Herbert Rees R.W.F. died 1917 aged 43 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Sergeant John Herbert Rees R.W.F. died 1917 aged 43 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Sergeant John Herbert Rees R.W.F. died 1917 aged 43 CWGC Memorial

Sergeant John Herbert Rees R.W.F. died 1917 aged 43 CWGC Memorial

Flying Officer Thomas Kenneth Rees died 1942 aged 25 - buried at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Flying Officer Thomas Kenneth Rees died 1942 aged 25 - buried at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Flying Officer Thomas Kenneth Rees died 1942 aged 25 - CWGC Memorial

Flying Officer Thomas Kenneth Rees died 1942 aged 25 - CWGC Memorial

Rees Family Father and Son CWGC Graves at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Rees Family Father and Son CWGC Graves at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown and his parents and brothers grave, St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown and his parents and brothers grave, St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown H.M.S. Ulster Queen died 1941 aged 20 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown H.M.S. Ulster Queen died 1941 aged 20 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown H.M.S. Ulster Queen died 1941 aged 20 CWGC Memorial

Ordinary Seaman William Robert Brown H.M.S. Ulster Queen died 1941 aged 20 CWGC Memorial

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 close up of grave at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 close up of grave at St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 CWGC Memorial

Rear Admiral Hubert Lynes Royal Navy Died 1942 aged 67 CWGC Memorial

Sergeant Horatio Miles Steart Greenham Corps Military Police died 1940 aged 37 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Sergeant Horatio Miles Steart Greenham Military Police died 1940 aged 37 buried St Seiriols Churchyard Holyhead

Sergeant Horatio Miles Steart Greenham Corps Military Police died 1940 aged 37 CWGC Memorial

Sergeant Horatio Miles Steart Greenham Military Police died 1940 aged 37 CWGC Memorial

Holyhead, St Seiriols Churchyard, The Grave of Annie Elizabeth Bateman and Arnold Wilson Bateman of the Scotia

Holyhead, St Seiriols Churchyard, The Grave of Annie Elizabeth Bateman and Captain Arnold Wilson Bateman of the Scotia

St Seiriols Churchyard, Annie Elizabeth Bateman (nee Thompson) died Sept 27th 1946 aged 69

St Seiriols Churchyard, Annie Elizabeth Bateman (nee Thompson) died Sept 27th 1946 aged 69

Holyhead, St Seiriols Churchyard, Arnold Wilson Bateman Master H.M. Transport Scotia died 1940 aged 55

Holyhead, St Seiriols Churchyard, Arnold Wilson Bateman Master H.M. Transport Scotia died 1940 aged 55

Captain Arnold Wilson Bateman - Master R.M.S. Scotia died 18th January 1940 aged 55 CWGC Memorial

Captain Arnold Wilson Bateman - Master H.M.T. Scotia died 18th January 1940 aged 55 CWGC Memorial

Captain Bateman above died on H.M. Transport Scotia, but five months before the Scotia sank in June 1940. In the London Gazette 1914 Captain Bateman was given the temporary Royal Naval Reserve rank of Sub-Lieutenant, presumably after the S.S. Scotia was commandeered by the Admiralty and became H.M. Transport Scotia. He died just five months before the tragedy that was her sinking.

H.M.T. Scotia was later commanded by one of Holyhead's greatest heroes - Captain William Henry Hughes - who was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross (D.S.C.) for his bravery during the sinking of the Scotia at Dunkirk, and then went on to live a very long life.

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