A total of 149 soldiers from this area served their country, with 15 having fallen and been commemorated on the Leeswood Memorial


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Leeswood and Pontblyddyn. Men who fell in World War 1

Leeswood-Memorial copy

 The original War Memorial takes the form of a Lych Gate to the church at Pontblyddyn. The names of the fallen are inscribed on a plaque on the inner wall of the gate. There is also another plaque with the names on inside the church.

Much more recently, the local Leeswood and District Branch of the British Legion built another Memorial in Leeswood itself. It is pictured here with the village Millenium Clock behind it.

There are 20 names listed – five more than the original 15 listed on the Flintshire Roll of Honour.
Two of the men named are actually buried in the churchyard at Pontblyddyn.If you have a relative named on the memorial and you have more information that we could add to his story then please contact us by using the Contact Page on this website. We are especially pleased to be able to scan photographs, medals, cards and letters, in fact anything that helps tell our readers more about your relative.Leeswood  played an important part in the war as Leeswood Hall became a military hospital for the duration. We have often found it mentioned in our research.



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