First World War Commemoration

A Commemoration Service organised by Hawarden and Broughton & Bretton Community Councils led by Rev'd David Lewis the Rector of St Deiniol's Church, Hawarden was held on Sunday 3 August 2014.

The Service was attended by 400 people including representatives of the Royal British Legion, Mark Tami MP, Glenys Diskin Chair of Flintshire County Council, Civic Dignitaries and representatives of Community Organisations and Schools together with Members of the public.

Pictured, Councillor Cheryl Carver unveiling the First World War Centenary Commemorative Bench in front of St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden. Also pictured (left to right) are Reverend Bill Pritchard, Mrs Joan Aird, Reverend David Lewis and George Clark. 

Commemorative bench unveiling

The Service took place at St Deiniol's Church and concluded with a procession to the War Memorial where commemorative wreaths were laid by the Royal British Legion and young people representing the youth of the Community.

War Memorial Statue 

Poppies have been planted in five beds in the grass verge in front of Gladstone Playing Fields, each bed commemorating one of the years from 1914 to 1918.



Commemorative wreaths laid by the Royal British Legion and young people on behalf of the youth of the Community.


Poppy wreaths on the war memorial 

Memorial Name Addition

Notice is hereby given, that Hawarden Community Council will be adding the following names to the Hawarden War Memorial:

Burgess, Arthur
Regiment: 9th Bn Sherwood Forest (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Date of Death: 06.11.1918

Crossley, Emrys
Regiment: 1st Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Date of Death: 26.02.1916

Davies, Arthur Henry
Regiment: Royal Engineers 87th Field Coy
Date of Death: 08.05.1917 

Davies, Frank
Regiment: 8th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Date of Death: 14.03.1917

Easthope, Reginald John Henry 
Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry "C" Coy. 1st/4th Bn
Date of Death: 30.12.1917

Hore, Percy Standish
Regiment: 52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force)
Date of Death: 12.03.1915 

Hughes, Lewis Reginald
Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment
Date of Death: 19.05.1915

Hurlbut, Percival
Regiment: The Royal Welsh (Welsh) Fusiliers
Date of Death: 08.06.1918

White, Patrick Francis
Regiment: Royal Navy S.S. Ruahine
Date of Death: 05.09.1918