Edwards, Glyn Allen

Glyn Allen Edwards was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South Wales during 1892.

The 1911 Census shows that he lived at that time with his Uncle and Aunt at 58 Millbank Road, Rhyl, Flintshire.  The head of the family was James Henry Chinnery aged 50, who was employed as a Railway Carriage Examiner.  His wife Harriet Caroline Chinnery aged 42, and their three children – Clifford Hampton Chinnery aged 16, a Railway Carriage Cleaner, Dorothy Sarah Chinnery aged 11 and Gladys Emily Chinnery aged 7.   Glyn Allen Edwards was also employed as a Railway Carriage Cleaner.

In December 1913 he married Elizabeth Margaret Owen at St. Ann’s Church, Rhyl.

During August 1915, Glyn enlisted at the Recruitment Centre, Rhyl as Private No. 3282 Royal Welsh Fusiliers. later transferring to 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

On 20 January 1919, a payment of £19.5s.2d was made by the War Office to Eliza Edwards, being monies owed to her husband Glyn.  On 27 November 1919, a further payment which is recorded as a War Gratuity of £15.10s.0d was also made to her.

There is a Flintshire Roll of Honour Card for Glyn Allen Edwards at the County Archives Office, Hawarden, which is undated and unsigned.

He is also remembered on a Remembrance Plaque at The Royal Alexandra Hospital, Marine Drive, Rhyl, Flintshire and on the North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Deiniol Road, Bangor, North Wales as well as the Rhuddlan War Memorial.

Learn more about the other soldiers on the Rhyl Memorial

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