Wynne, David

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David Wynne

14560, Private, 11th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died from illness after discharge, 1 May 1915, aged 34
Buried at Llanrhos Churchyard

CWGC registered (Son of David and Margaret Wynne, of Brickfield Cottage, Llandudno)

David Wynne was born at Glan Conwy in 1881 to David Wynne and his wife Margaret Wynne (née [probably] Davies). David Wynne was a sawyer and later a stonemason from Eglwysbach and he married Margaret in 1869. They had at least 10 children: Margaret Jane (1869-1874), William (1871-1874), Annie (1873-1949), Catherine Jane (Kate) (1875-?), John (qv) (1881-1915), Elizabeth (1879-?), David (1881-1915), William (1884-?), Hugh Edward (1887-1957) and Thomas (1889-1966). They also brought up Annie’s illegitimate son Llewelyn Ewart Wynne (1892-1969). In 1881 the family lived at Glan Conwy and ten years later, the family lived at “Brickfield Cottage”, Llanrhos. Ten years later in 1901, David was recorded as being a mason’s labourer. David’s parents died in 1903 and 1904. The Census of Wales for 1911 records David living with his sister Kate and her husband at “Bodfari Cottage”, Back Madoc Street, Llandudno. David’s occupation was recorded as a general labourer.

In spite of a deformed index finger on his right hand, the result of an accident, David volunteered to join the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He signed up at Llandudno on 5 September claiming to be 30 years of age though he was actually 33. His regimental number was 14560 and he was assigned to C Company of the 11th (Service) Battalion. The Battalion trained at Seaford in Sussex and it was here on 19 October that it was recommended that he be discharged because of his previous injury. After serving a total of 53 days, he was discharged on 27 October 1914.

David Wynne died of pneumonia on 1 May 1915 at “Drummond Cottage”, Trinity Street, Llandudno. The registry for Conway and the Commonwealth War Grave Commission records indicate that he was 29 years of age when he died though it appears he was actually 34. He was buried in his parents’ grave at Llanrhos Churchyard.

Known memorials:

  • Llandudno Roll of Honour
  • Llandudno War Memorial
  • Memorial Chapel, Holy Trinity Church, Llandudno

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