Llanrhystud War Memorial

The men of the Parish who fell during both World Wars are commemorated on the War Memorial tablet which is located within the village Memorial Hall.

Llanrhystud War Memorial
Llanrhystud War Memorial

Full details of regiments and battles can be found on the Ceredigion Memorial website.

The Great War, 1914-1918, War Memorial


John Jones, Stoker 2nd Class, K/22680, Royal Navy Born at Llaindelyn, Llanrhystud on 2 December 1894, Son of Winifred Jones, of Maesmawr, Aberystwyth. John served with the Royal Navy aboard the Topaze Class Cruiser, HMS Amethyst, when on 14 March 1915 it was struck by Turkish field artillery, killing 22 men, and a further 38 men wounded. John was among the dead. He was 20 years old, and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.

David Morgan Lewis, Greaser, 912866, Royal Navy Son of David and Mary Lewis, of Isypentre, Llanrhystud. David served aboard HMMS Blackmorevale, (minesweeper), when she struck a German Mine off Montrose on 1 May 1918 and sank. David was killed during the sinking. He was 30 years old, and is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.


John Richard Jones, Private, 33260, South Wales Borderers Born at Llanrhystud, and was probably the husband of Elizabeth Jones, of Tynrhelig, Llanrhystud. John was killed during fighting at Bazentin-le-Petit village on 27 August 1916. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Daniel Evans, Private, 27670, South Wales Borderers Son of John and Eleanor Evans, of Brynyrwyn, Llanrhystud. Daniel was wounded during the move into Baghdad, and died of his wounds on 20 February 1917, aged 24. He is buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

William Williams, Private, 242130, Worcestershire Regiment Born at Llanrhystud, and resided at Pontypool prior to the war. William was killed during a German counter-attack, on 3 December 1917, and is commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

Daniel Robert Griffiths, Private, 291280, Welsh Regiment  Born in 1891, the son of Margaret Griffiths, of Glanrafon Shop, Llanrhystud. He was invalided to England late in 1917, and died at home on 23 January 1918, aged 27. Daniel is buried at Llanrhystud (St. Rhystyd) Churchyard.

David Davies, Private, 21306, Royal Welsh Fusiliers  Born at Llanrhystud, the son of Martha Davies, and was the brother of Isaac Thomas Davies, of 3, Edward Terrace, Abertridwr, nr. Cardiff. David was wounded during operations to secure the Bouzincourt Ridge. He died of his wounds on 24 April 1918, aged 31, and is buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, France.

Jenkin Morris Evans, Rifleman, A/200098, King’s Royal Rifle Corps Son of Jenkin and Margaret Evans, of Tynbaileyfach, Llanrhystud. Jenkin was killed in action at Arras on 12 April 1917. His official age is given as 37 years, but he was in fact 42 years of age. Jenkin is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. James

Gernon Griffiths, Rifleman, 303133, London Regiment  Born at Llanrhystud, the son of David Griffiths. James was killed in action during the Battle of Albert, on 27 August 1918. He is commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France.

David Williams, Lance Corporal, 12021, South Wales Borderers Son of John and Elinor Williams, of Royal Oak, Llanrhystud. David was wounded during the build up to the German attacks, and died on 19 April 1918, aged 30. David is buried at Pernes British Cemetery, France.

Daniel Edwin Evans, Air Mechanic 2nd Class, Royal Flying Corps Born on 24 April 1892, the son of William and Anne Evans of 4 Meolivor Terrace, Llanrhystud. Daniel died of sickness at the Park Hospital, Reading on 8 February 1918, aged 26. He is buried at Reading Cemetery, Berkshire.

Mercantile Marine

Daniel Lewis Jones, 1st Mate, Mercantile Marine  Son of Daniel and Mary Jones (nee Lloyd), of Llanrhystud. Daniel served aboard SS Rhineland, when on 11 November 1915, she was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-3, about six miles off Southwold. Daniel was among 20 men lost that day during the sinking. He was 49 years old, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, England.

Jenkins Jones, Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine Son of David and Margaret Jones, of Felinfawr, Llanrhystud. On 20 September 1916, Etton was on voyage from Barry to Archangel with a cargo of coal, when she was sunk by a mine which had been laid by the German submarine U-75. Jenkins was the only man lost in the sinking that day. He was 22 years old, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.

World War Two, 1939-1945, War Memorial

Islwyn Aneurin Crees, Fusilier, 14747419, Royal Welch Fusiliers
Son of Edward Francis and Annie Elizabeth Crees, of Llanrhystud. Islwyn was killed in Germany on 10 April 1945. He was 19 years old, and is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany.

Not commemorated locally

John Evan Clarke, Driver, T4/145740, Royal Army Service Corps 
Son of William and Sarah Clarke, of Llanrhystud. John became ill, and died there on 11 June 1916, aged 27. He is buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Geraint Davies, MC, Captain, Northumberland Fusiliers
Son of Dr. Morgan Davies M.D. F.R.C.S., and Margaret Davies, of Llanrhystud. Geraint was mortally wounded during this period, and died on 14 April 1918, aged 22. He is buried in Locre Hospice Cemetery, Belgium. Geraint had been awarded the Military Cross at some time during the war.

David Morgan Evans, Lance Sergeant, 3520, Army Cyclist Corps
Born at Llanrhystud in 1891, the son of Thomas and Susannah Evans. Killed in action during the follow up of the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line on 31 March 1917, aged 25. David was originally buried in the garden of a house in Villers-Faucon, but his grave was exhumed after the war, and he now lies in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France.