"Llangollen is a small town situated on the River Dee, in Denbighshire, Wales. The town takes it's name from the Welsh llan 'religious settlement' and Saint Collen a 7th-century monk. The town holds the annual International Eisteddfod, a large international music festival, hence it is very popular with tourists.
Much of it's economy in the 19th century was in the farming industry with sheep farming being the main business of the local farmers.
In the late 19th century, Llangollen had a weekly newspaper, The Llangollen Advertiser.
1st March 1907-Llangollen Advertiser
HONOUR THE BRAVE.
LLANGOLLEN BOER WAR MEMORIAL SUGGESTED.
Within a few days of the anniversary of the battle of Pieter's Hill, the townspeople of Warrington and district assembled this week to witness the unveiling of a memorial, erected as a tribute to the officers and men of the South Lancashire Regiment who fell in the South Africamn War. It was in this memorable battle that their late respected commanding officer , Lieut-Colonel McCarthy met his death and the statue which was unveiled on Thursday, by General Redvers Buller V.C., represents the gallant Colonel as he appeared leading his men in the storming of the hill on February 27th, 1900.
War memorials have been erected in about every quarter of the country, as a tribute to the officers and men who fought for their country in the hour of England's danger. Some local memorial should be erected in Llangollen to her brave sons who gave their services in South Africa during the Boer War and the expedition into China in 1900." LLANGOLLEN MEN AND THE WARS.
SOUTH AFRICA , 1900-2, china, 1900.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion
Lieut. W. best
Pts. E. Edwards
Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion
Expedition into China, 1900
Pte. T. Jasper
Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 3rd Battalion
Ptes. P. hughes
Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 4th Battalion
Pte. W. Morgan
1st Volunteer Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Sergt. W. Hughes
Corpl. R. Davies
Ptes. E. Green
J. O. Parry
Sergt. T. Jones
Ptes. J. James (died)
Trooper R. Hughes
Prince of Wales Light Horse
Lt. Wynne Morris
Denbighshire Imperial Yeomanry
Troopers W. Jones
Montgomeryshire Imperial Yeomanry
Corpl. W. S Evans
Troopers S. Corke
Why T.T. Jones is not commemorated on the memorial is not known.
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BOER WAR MEMORIAL,
LLANDUDNO GREAT ORME'S HEAD CEMETERY,
(ADJACENT ST. TUDNO'S CHURCHYARD)
LANCE CORPORAL O.ROBERTD NO 3125
KILLED IN ACTION 13/12/1900 AT ABRAHAM'S KRAAL.
TROOPER G.C. GOODWIN NO 3614 DIED OF DISEASE 27TH JULY 1900 AT JAGERSFONTEIN DRIFT.
BOTH MEN REMEMBERED ON THE PLAQUE TO THE 29TH COMPANY (DENBIGHSHIRE ) 9TH BATTALION AT ST. GILES CHURCH, WREXHAM
ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS
3RD VOLUNTEER BATTALION
SGT. CHARLES VAUGHAN JONES NO. 7471
DIED OF DISEASE (SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE (1ST BATTALION)
DIED 5TH MAY 1901 AT WOODSTOCK.
AT REST AT CAPE TOWN CEMETERY.
PRIVATE HENRY DEVERILL NO 7202.
SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE. ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS (1ST BATTALION)
DIED 8TH MAY 1900 AGED 25 OF ENTERIC FEVER. OF 6 WOODLAND TERRACE, VICTORIA STREET, CRAIG Y DON, LLANDUDNO.
AT REST AT KIMBERLEY CEMETERY.
BOTH MEN REMEMBERED ON THE RWF MEMORIAL AT ST. GILES' CHURCH, WREXHAM.
There are a fair few on my list to visit over the next few months. An educational and enjoyable task.
As a matter of good housekeeping I think it a good idea to put everything under one thread.
Would it be possible to transfer my recent thread FRONCYSYLLTE BOER WAR MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN to this thread please?
Or would I have to physically re-enter the post from my end?