A total of 310 soldiers from this area served their country, with 51 having fallen and been commemorated on the Bagillt Memorial


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The Bagillt War Memorial is inscribed with a verse by the Bard Ellis Evans (Hedd Wyn), who was also killed during Word War 1.

Mae’r hen delynau genid gynt

Ynghrog ar gangau’r helyg draw,

A gwaedd y bechgyn lond y gwynt,

A’u gwaed yn gymysg efo’r glaw.


The harps that once could help our pain

Hang silent, to the willows pinned.

The cry of battle fills the wind

And blood of lads–it falls like rain.

Link to Bagillt History Club

The unveiling and dedicating of the Bagillt Memorial

Bagillt Memorial in 1955.  Many thanks to Peter Jones for sharing this image.


Sgt William Bagshaw of Bagillt survived WW1 and so obviously is not listed on the memorial. He kept a diary whilst a Prisoner of War. His Grandson, Alun Bagshaw found the old diary and has written this fascinating article about what it told him.




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