Henry Evans, Private, 55453, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Henry was the son of Evan and Mary Evans, of Penrhiw, Llanllwni. Henry originally enlisted at Llandovery into the Pembroke Yeomanry, but was posted to France, where he joined the 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to 113 Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division. Henry was probably one of a large number of reinforcements who joined the battalion at Boesinghe around August 1916 after the battering the Welsh had taken during the capture of Mametz Wood in July. Henry was killed in action during the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. He was acting as a stretcher bearer, when he was killed by shrapnel on 31 July 1917, aged 24. He is buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Some time after the Armistice, his family placed a heart shaped marble plaque at the foot of Henry's grave, which still sits in place today, and is enscribed; 'Melys, Y Cof Am Danat Ym Henraiw Llanllwni'.
David Harry Harries, Private, 7881, Kings Own Liverpool Regiment. David was the son of David and Elizabeth Harries, of Dolgorse, Llanllwni, and the husband of Mary Anne Harries, of The Bungalow, Alltyblaca, Llanybydder. Very little is presently known of his military service, but he died at Lampeter on 28 November 1918, aged 29, and is buried in Llanllwni Congregational Chapelyard.
John Jones, Private, 7815, Royal Scots Fusiliers. John was born in Llanwenog in 1895, the son of Samuel and Margaret Jones. The family had moved to Llanllwni prior to 1901, and John worked as a farm labourer, prior to enlisting into the army. He served in the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, part of 9 Brigade, 3rd Division. The Division was one of the first in France, fighting from the start of the war at the Battle of Mons, and they put up a gallant rearguard action whilst retreating south toward the Aisne, where the German Offensive was halted. They were moved north as the fighting begun to stagnate into the trench warfare that was to mark the war, and took part in the Battle of La Bassee, and First Ypres, where the Ancient City was saved from German occupation. After wintering at Ypres, and taking part in the now famous Christmas Truce of 1914, John was Killed in Action on 12 January 1915, aged 19. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
John Jones, Private, TR/4/12333, Welsh Regiment. John was born in 1888, the son of Mary Jones, of Cartref, New Inn, Pencader. He enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Newcastle Emlyn into the 20th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, part of the 13th Reserve Brigade. The Battalion became part of the Training Reserve in 1916, severing its ties with the Welsh. John became ill while training, and died of tuberculosis at Kinmel Park on 27 February 1917, aged 28, without having seen overseas service. He is buried at Llanllwni (St. Luke) Churchyard.
Llewellyn Jones, Private, 39592, South Wales Borderers. Llewellyn was the son of David and Catherine Jones, of Henfaes, Llanybydder. Llewellyn enlisted at Carmarthen into the army, and was posted to France, where he joined the 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. The battalion had the distinction of having fought at Tientsin, China at the outbreak of war, and took part in the Gallipoli landings of 25 April 1915, attached to 87 Brigade, 29th Division. The Division were on the Somme in 1916, taking part in the Battle of Le Transloy, when Llewellyn was killed in action on 21 October 1916, aged 22. He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing. Llewellyn is also listed on the Llanybydder Memorial. The photograph below is one of two sent home by Llewellyn to his parents, with another from a local newspaper.