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?