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World War One (WWI) Graves in Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

Holyhead, some Commonwealth Graves at Maeshyfryd Cemetery

Holyhead, some Commonwealth Graves at Maeshyfryd Cemetery.

The two world wars affected Holyhead more than they did most other towns in Great Britain, simply because it is a ferry port town, and the ferries were commandeered by the Admiralty during the conflicts, for use in the war effort. The subsequent loss of several of Holyhead's ferry and mail boats, either by accident, being sunk by torpedoes, or sunk by collision with a mine, resulted in a loss of life that was abnormally high.

I believe that during WWI it is true that per capita, Holyhead suffered a higher number of casualties than any other town in Great Britain.

The graves where these casualties of war are remembered or buried - in the town of Holyhead - are to be found in Maeshyfryd Cemetery, St Seiriol's Churchyard, and St Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

Not only are there the graves of the casualties from the shipping disasters, but also of soldiers who came home badly wounded or with some malady, only to subsequently die, either in hospital or at home. Many other casualties, killed in some far off place, are simply remembered on their family graves, perhaps a family's way of bringing them closer to home.

I hope to tell some of their stories, and to present high resolution photographs of their graves. Where I have discovered the loss of more than one person from the same family I will present them on their own web page. Below is a table which gives basic details of the graves, click on the blue underlined (hyperlinked) name to read about them, and to see their graves.



Whilst I have made frequent and lengthy visits to Holyhead's cemeteries, and have searched in earnest, there will be some war graves that are not photographed, either because the grave stones were laid flat (normally for safety reasons) and are now almost completely covered by soil and grass, or because the inscriptions are illegible.

I have of course also photographed war graves from the second world war (WWII), which I will put on this website after completing the WWI graves.

If you have any additional information please forward it to the email address below, along with any high resolution photos that you may have. Completing the task of putting this information on the internet will take me quite some time, and I beg your indulgence. In the meantime, if you need any information or photos please email me here

Forenames
Surname
Date
Age
Cemetery
Address
Town
Actualy Buried
Robert
Anthony
10/10/1918
54
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Back Bath Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
J.
Atkinson
23/10/1918
St Mary's Cemetery
Unknown
Unknown
St Mary's Cemetery
William Edward
Bassett
17/11/1915
50
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
5, Station Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Henry Charles Arthur
Beal
25/01/1915
17
St Seiriol's Churchyard
Llwyn Celyn, Plashyfryd Terrace
Holyhead
France
William
Brown
06/05/1915
34
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, Ucheldre Avenue
Holyhead
Belgium
John
Bulkeley
25/03/1920
33
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Hedsor Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
William Henry
Callaway
17/11/1915
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Wian Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Edward
Cartwright
03/11/1916
70
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
3, York Terrace
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Stanislaus Marie J.
Cooke
03/11/1916
17
St Mary's Cemetery
Unknown
Holyhead
St Mary's Cemetery
Thomas Birkeley
Craven
31/05/1916
22
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Evan
Davies
25/01/1916
35
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, Ucheldre Avenue
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
John Idan
Davies
05/09/1918
22
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Greenfield Terrace
Holyhead
France
Philip Joseph
Durnford
11/10/1916
22
St Seiriol's Churchyard
Coastguard Station
Holyhead
France
John
Ecclestone
31/07/1918
27
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
42, Mainstone Avenue
Cattedown
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
David
Evans
03/11/1916
28
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
10, Devonald Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Henry Thornbury
18/11/1918
21
St Seiriol's Churchyard
5, Victoria Terrace
Holyhead
St Seiriol's
John
06/11/1917
24
St Seiriol's Churchyard
5, Victoria Terrace
Holyhead
Israel
Edward
George
30/01/1916
28
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
12, Llaingoch
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Lawrence
Georgeson
07/11/1918
21
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
12, Burdon Main Road
North Shields
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Francis William
Gibson
22/02/1918
19
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Whissendine
Oakham
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
William Edward
Griffith
27/12/1917
21
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
10, Cambria Street
Holyhead
Jerusalem
William
Hawkins
27/09/1918
29
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
26, Wynne Street
Holyhead
France
John
Higgins
22/05/1917
18
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
63, London Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Gerald Edward
Holland
26/06/1917
56
St Mary's Cemetery
Unknown
Holyhead
St Mary's Cemetery
Alfred Dewhurst
Hughes
20/10/1918
29
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Steam Mill
Holyhead
France
Hugh
Hughes
29/12/1917
24
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Pump Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Hugh Owen
Hughes
29/08/1915
24
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
43, Foundry Street
Holyhead
Turkey
Hugh Owen
Hughes
12/05/1919
27
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
5, Salt Island
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Joseph
Hughes
03/11/1916
50
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
27, Llaingoch
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen
Hughes
10/10/1918
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, Bonc Wanc
Holyhead
At Sea
Owen J.
Hughes
12/11/1918
20
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Whiston Street
Holyhead
France
Owen Richard
Hughes
10/10/1918
29
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Boston Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen Richard
Hughes
14/10/1917
18
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Porthyfelin
Holyhead
At Sea
Owen Richard
Hughes
10/10/1918
29
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Boston Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Richard George
Hughes
10/10/1918
36
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
East Lynne, Rhosygaer
Holyhead
At Sea
Richard Owen
Hughes
23/11/1916
36
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
45, Wynne Street
Holyhead
At Sea
William R.
Hughes
01/07/1918
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Lower Park Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Thomas John
Humphreys
23/07/1917
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
21A, London Road
Holyhead
Iraq
William
Humphreys
16/05/1915
26
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
21A, London Road
Holyhead
France
Walter
Jackson
05/11/1915
51
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Hedsor Street
Holyhead
Libya
Hugh
Jones
10/10/1918
45
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
34, Llanfain
Holyhead
At Sea
Hugh
Jones
18/10/1917
30
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Jew Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Hugh
Jones
03/11/1916
41
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
John
Jones
22/05/1917
18
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
18, Leonard Street
Holyhead
At Sea
John
Jones
10/10/1918
37
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
41, Teal Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Owen John
Jones
10/10/1918
48
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
5, Robert Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen Richard
Jones
20/03/1916
20
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Erw Terrace
Holyhead
France
Richard Hugh
Jones
03/02/1915
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Devonald Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Robert
Jones
13/05/1918
30
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
27, Cross Street
Holyhead
France
Thomas
Jones
10/09/1915
57
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Riversdale
Four Mile Bridge
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
William
Jones
05/11/1915
58
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Erw Terrace
Holyhead
At Sea
William Charles
Jones
05/07/1916
22
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
5, Water Street
Holyhead
France
William Humphrey
Jones
03/11/1916
16
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Robert James
Kerr
09/10/1915
39
St Seiriol's Churchyard
12, Yates Street, Toxteth Park
Liverpool
St Seiriol's
John
Lewis
17/11/1915
41
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
16, Millbank Terrace
Holyhead
At Sea
Robert
Lewis
11/06/1916
30
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
54, Cambria Street
Holyhead
France
William
Lewis
17/11/1915
56
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Cecil Street
Holyhead
At Sea
William John
Lewis
10/10/1918
54
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Holyhead
Unknown
William David
Lloyd
31/08/1917
22
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Lligwy Street
Holyhead
France
Robert Charles
06/09/1918
29
St Seiriol's Churchyard
Gorphwysfa
Valley
France
Victor Lionel
23/03/1918
32
St Seiriol's Churchyard
Gorphwysfa
Valley
France
William
Mathias
10/10/1918
52
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
33, Newry Street
Holyhead
At Sea
George Henry
McIlroy
08/12/1918
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Henry Edward
McLavy
21/03/1918
25
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Tower Gardens
Holyhead
France
Thomas
McLeod
13/08/1915
44
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
21, Cross Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Philip
Michael
10/10/1918
38
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
29, Walthew Avenue
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Edward Salisbury
Moors
10/10/1918
48
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Edmund Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Andrew
Morris
14/12/1917
58
St Mary's Cemetery
Glyn Garth, Holborn Road
Holyhead
St Mary's Cemetery
Joseph Augustine
Morris
25/11/1914
44
St Mary's Cemetery
Blenheim Cottage, London Road
Holyhead
St Mary's Cemetery
Lewis
Morris
27/05/1918
21
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
31, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
France
Thomas Griffiths
Nicholas
03/12/1917
19
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
17, Cambria Street
Holyhead
At Sea
George
Owen
03/11/1916
35
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Mor Awel, Newry Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Hannah
Owen
10/10/1918
36
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Tower Gardens
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Robert
Owen
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
135, London Road
Holyhead
France
William
Owen
03/11/1916
37
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Ceris, Kingsland
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen John
Owens
04/05/1915
17
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Garreglwyd Cottage
Holyhead
France
John
Parry
05/11/1915
56
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, George Street
Holyhead
At Sea
John
Parry
04/12/1918
29
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
22, Cecil Street
Holyhead
France
William Henry
Parry
01/09/1918
24
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Hadley Villa, Rhosygaer
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
William George
Pearn
04/05/1918
47
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Beatrice Road, Whitchurch
Cardiff
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Richard Edward
Pierce
16/09/1914
40
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
40, Vulcan Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Charles
Potts
20/07/1918
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
27, Wynne Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Isaac
Pritchard
31/03/1915
17
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
12, Mountain View
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Robert
Pritchard
26/11/1914
35
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
35, Rock Street
Holyhead
At Sea
John Herbert
Rees
20/07/1917
43
St Seiriol's Churchyard
6, Boston Street
Holyhead
St Seiriol's
Thomas William
Roach
16/10/1918
24
St Seiriol's Churchyard
63, Market Street
Holyhead
St Seiriol's
Annie
Roberts
12/11/1918
20
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
44, Strand Crescent
Holywell
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
George
Roberts
03/11/1916
53
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
5, Tower Gardens
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Griffith Hugh
Roberts
05/11/1915
26
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
56, Newry Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Hugh John
Roberts
12/03/1917
25
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
13, Llanfain
Holyhead
France
John
Roberts
22/05/1917
21
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Picton, 2, Baron Hill
Newborough
At Sea
Nathaniel
Roberts
06/06/1918
19
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
53, Foundry Street
Holyhead
France
Richard
Roberts
10/10/1918
44
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
55, London Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Richard
Roberts
25/01/1916
24
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Millbank
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Richard D.
Roberts
17/11/1915
37
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
13, Roland Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Richard Thomas
Roberts
19/09/1915
24
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
1, Moreton Road
Holyhead
France
William
Roberts
10/10/1918
46
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
14, Wian Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Owen R.
Smith
03/11/1916
52
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
15, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen
Thomas
17/11/1915
55
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Beulah, Holborn Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Richard
Thomas
17/11/1915
17
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
57, London Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Richard
Thomas
31/05/1916
45
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
57, London Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Robert Hugh
Thomas
24/06/1918
48
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
27, Baker Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Walter Henry Mountiford
Westropp-Dawson
24/05/1915
22
St Seiriol's Churchyard
Fron Deg
Holyhead
France
Albert Edward
Wilkes
19/02/1916
37
St Seiriol's Churchyard
8, Ponthwfa Terrace
Holyhead
France
George
Williams
25/12/1917
25
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Yr Erw
Holyhead
France
Griffith
Williams
10/10/1918
49
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
4, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Hugh
Williams
12/01/1916
35
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
65, Newry Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Hugh Hughes
Williams
12/06/1918
23
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
7, York Terrace
Holyhead
France
John
Williams
10/10/1918
29
St Seiriol's Churchyard
9, Summer Hill
Holyhead
St Seiriol's
Llewellyn Humphrey
Williams
07/02/1917
26
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
6, Stanley Crescent
Holyhead
At Sea
Nathaniel
Williams
16/11/1916
42
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
27, Rock Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Owen
Williams
05/11/1915
60
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Glendale, Gilbert Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Richard
Williams
10/10/1918
53
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
9, Rock Street
Holyhead
At Sea
Robert
Williams
17/11/1915
20
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Tan Dderwen, London Road
Holyhead
At Sea
Robert
Williams
02/03/1919
30
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
31, Vulcan Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Roland
Williams
26/03/1917
20
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Gardd Lywarch
Holyhead
Israel
Thomas
Williams
10/10/1918
63
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Hiltonleigh, Cybi Street
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
William John
Williams
31/07/1917
21
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
2, Greenfield Terrace
Holyhead
Belgium
William Pryse
Williams
03/11/1916
37
Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Holyhead
Maeshyfryd Cemetery

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