A total of 47 soldiers from this area served their country, with 8 having fallen and been commemorated on the Newmarket Memorial (Trelawnyd)


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Trelawnyd Memorial 1

Trelawnyd (Newmarket) Memorial

Trelawnyd Memorial 2


As well as the war memorial other acts of commemoration took place in Trelawnyd.

vestry dedication in newmarket

Llangollen Advertiser Denbighshire Meirioneth and North Wales Journal, 19 April 1918.

Trelawnyd Church vestry

A vestry was built outside the North Door of the Church, the gift of the then Rector, the Rev’d   S. Aurelius Jones. It was built as a memorial to those from the villlage who died in the First World War. The Rector had been heavily involved in supporting families throughout the war. Two members of his family served in the armed forces – George D Jones was a chaplain in the Royal Air Force and David J C Jones, the Rector’s brother, was a Lieutenant with the King’s African Rifles. The Rector gave the Newmarket Rectory as their address .

The vestry was dedicated by the Bishop of St Asaph, the Rt Rev’d Alfred George Edwards, later to become the first Archbishop of Wales.

Inside the church a painting  – entitled “I AM” – is to be seen over the vestry door. It was painted by Leonard Hughes, RA, a local artist who was also somewhat eccentric and a recluse. It was presented to the Church as memorial to the Officers and Men of Flintshire who fell in the Great War. It is said that local people, including the then Rector modelled for some of the various figures depicted in the painting. (Information and photographs with the kind permission of Canon R Rowland)

north wales chronicle and advertiser for the principality - painting donated as war memorial reduced

North Wales Chronicle and Advertiser for the Principality 16 May 1919

'I Am' by Mr Leonard

‘I AM’



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