William Edward Wynne

Name of Researcher / Enw’r ymchwylydd: Eifion & Viv Williams

Name of Memorial / Enw’r gofeb: Rhes y Cae Memorial

Name / Enw: William Edward Wynne

Regiment/Catrawd: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Service Rank and Number / Rheng gwasanaeth a rhif: Driver 220361

Military Cemetery/Memorial / Fynwent milwrol: St Sever Cemetery Extension Rouen

Ref No Grave or Memorial / Rhif cyfeirnod bedd: SIII.EE.12

Country of Cemetery or Memorial / Gwlad y fynwent neu gofeb: France

Medals Awarded / Medalau a ddyfarnwyd: Victory and British War medals

Date and Circumstances of Death / Dyddiad ac amgylchiadau marwolaeth:

Died of wounds 15th November 1918.

William was born in 1890 in Rhes y Cae. he was the son of Llewelyn and Amelia Wynne of Rhes y Cae. Their home in Rhes y Cae was referred to as Chenney, Chimney, Cherney depending on which source you are looking at. William appears on the 1901 census aged 8 months. he was living with his parents – father Llewelyn 29, a lead miner and his mother Amelia, 23 in Rhes y Cae.

Ten years on in the 1911 census they were still there and William was the eldest (20yrs) child living at home. Also there were his siblings Maggie 12, Edith 9 and Wilfred 2.  This form tells us that Amelia had given birth to 6 children and they were all still alive. Two of them were unaccounted for on this census – possibly married?