Tribute To Gwalchmai War Heroes

by Alix Warren
(Bull Bay, Amlwch)

Gwalchmai War Memorial

Gwalchmai War Memorial

Drive slowly through the village of Gwalchmai and on your right the mighty stone built clock tower stands.


Four clock faces all keeping time.

A long litany of twenty-nine names of the brave of Gwalchmai, their ages and the year in which they fell, in and through the Great War, grace one side of this monument.

On the other, nine brave men of Gwalchmai who died for freedom in the 1939-45 war.


REVOLUTION


Behind the fence
A mighty clock tower
Rises
Keeping time.
Such elevated glory
To mark the awful tale
Of the tragic waste of life.


Had you stayed at home
And farmed your fields
It would have been another story.
Under the seasons' revolution
Round the sun you would have ploughed on
And died a quiet death
In bed.



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Names on the Great War side
by: Jacquie

I'm trying to find out the names of the fallen soldiers on the WWI Gwalchmai War Memorial. In particular if there is a William Jones (my great grandfather) his parents John & Jane Jones lived in Trewalchmai for a very long time through the 1800s and into the 1900s (John was the schoolmaster). Any information would be appreciated!

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