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War Memorials on Anglesey in North Wales.

Valley War Memorial on Anglesey in North Wales.

Anglesey, Valley School War Memorial

Anglesey, Valley School War Memorial Casualties Names.

The main War Memorials at Valley are located inside Valley Community School, and at Ynys Wen Cemetery. On Remembrance Sunday this is where the community lay their wreaths. I have also found one small memorial to
Private Owen R. Jones on the wall in Tabor Chapel.

Anglesey, Valley School

Anglesey, Valley School

Anglesey, Valley, Tabor Chapel War Memorial

Anglesey, Valley, Tabor Chapel War Memorial to Owen R. Jones.

Valley, Ynys Wen Cemetery WWI and WWII War Memorial Casualty Names

Valley, Ynys Wen Cemetery WWI and WWII War Memorial Casualty Names.

Anglesey, Valley, Tabor Chapel Interior

Anglesey, Valley, Tabor Chapel Interior - The memorial is to the left of the pulpit.

Llanynghendl Church, Private Owen Richard Jones died April 9th 1918 aged 37 Headstone

Llanynghendl Church, Private Owen Richard Jones died April 9th 1918 aged 37.

The table below is a list of the casualties from World War One (WWI) and World War Two (WWII), and gives as much information as I could add, because of the scant information on the actual memorials.

You may notice that Owen R. Jones is down on the memorial as a 'Private', but as I knew the exact date he died (see Tabor Chapel Memorial above), and his headstone above, I was able to find him in the Commonwealth Graves Commission database. Another mystery was that his address is 'Foundry' on the memorials, and 'Crossing' on other sources, in fact his grave shows that his address was 'Foundry Crossing', a combination of both names, and I then knew for sure that he was an Able Seaman, in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. For those that might wonder how an Able Seaman could be wounded on the front in France, he was a member of the Hawke Battalion of the Royal Navy, who I know from my research experience, actually fought in France (and Gallipoli) as if they were Army. Owen was sent home from France badly wounded, and treated at Fazakerley Hospital, where he died. Owen was brought home to Anglesey and buried in Llanynghenedl Churchyard, where he now rests alongside his Mum and Dad.

Robert Charles Manning (below) was awarded the D.S.O. and the Military Cross (second only to the Victoria Cross). His brotherVictor is also on the list. Originally from Dublin, the family had previously lived in Holyhead, which explains why the two brothers also appear on their War Memorial.

They are both remembered on the grave of their parents and other members of the family in St Seiriol's Churchyard in Holyhead. Their brother - Francis Graham John Manning - who served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his part in the sinking of a German Submarine in WWI, he survived the war and lived into his late 80's.

Their father, Captain Lionel John Manning M.B.E., was the captain of the Hospital Ship H.M.H.S. Anglia when she was sunk by a mine in the English Channel, but he also survived. I think that is one amazing family, and I know you'll agree. It saddens me that the parts of the family grave are now barely legible.



Forenames
Surname
Age
Date
Rank
Regiment
Address
Town
Spouse
Father
Mother
Robert John
Griffith
27/02/1942
Ordnance Artificer
Royal Navy. H.M.S. Jupiter
Penrodyn
Valley
Albert
Hannam
25
10/12/1917
Private
Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 25th Btn
Valley
Joseph Hannam
Ann Hannam (late)
Alfred
Hughes
02/07/1940
Seaman
Merchant Navy. S.S. Arandora Star
Pen Yr Erw
Valley
John
Hughes
60
01/06/1940
Leading Fireman
Merchant Navy. H.M. Transport Scotia
1, Railway Cottages
Valley
Anne Helen Hughes
Owen
Jones
WWI
Private
Ty Capel Gorad
Valley
Owen Richard
Jones
28
09/04/1918
Able Seaman
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Hawke Btn
Crossing (Foundry)
Valley
Robert Jones
Ellen Jones
William Henry
Jones
25
01/11/1944
Private
Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 2nd Btn
Tan Y Fynwent
Llanynghenedl
John Jones
Annie Jones
Victor Lionel
Manning
32
23/03/1918
2nd Lieutenant
Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). 25th Btn
Gorphwysfa
Valley
Capt. Lionel John Manning
Frances Maria Manning
Robert Charles
Manning D.S.O., M.C.
29
06/09/1918
Major
Royal Engineers. 170th Tunneling Coy
Gorphwysfa
Valley
A.F. Manning
Capt. Lionel John Manning
Frances Maria Manning
John Richard
Owen
20
06/07/1942
Engineer
Merchant Navy. S.S. Avila Star
Bryn y Mor
Valley
John Owen
Mary Owen
William
Roberts
WWI
Despatch Rider
Penrhyn Bach
Valley
Robert
Williams
WWI
Leading Stoker
Field Street
Valley
Hugh
Williams
38
01/06/1940
Fireman
Merchant Navy. H.M. Transport Scotia
3, Field Street
Valley
A.E. Williams
Hugh Williams
Mary Williams

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