ROBERTS, IORWERTH GLYN
Date of Death:
Text on stone:
The Royal Welch Fusiliers 4th Bn.
I. E. 02.
In God’s keeping
Son of John Ellis Roberts and Grace Roberts; husband of Megan Olwen Roberts, of Llangollen, Denbighshire.
Initially buried at the village of Oerle.
Iorwerth (which is the Welsh language equivalent of the English name Edward) was generally know as Glyn. He was my mother-in-law’s cousin.
He was born 10 September 1918 in Corwen, which is a small town in central North Wales. His parents were John Ellis ROBERTS (born 1887), a farmer, and Lizzy Grace ROBERTS (nee EDWARDS) (1890 to 1936). John Ellis ROBERTS was a farmer who worked on the Vivod Estate at Llangollen. This part of Wales is welsh-speaking and Census records from the area show the family as being primarily Welsh language speakers.
Iorwerth Glyn ROBERTS had an older brother Thomas John ROBERTS (born 1913).
In 1938 he married Megan Olwen JONES (born 1907) and in 1939 they were living at 33 Castle Street in Llangollen. He worked as a Market Gardener and she was a shopkeeper in a “Stationer and Fancy Goods” shop. He joined the Army on 15 November 1939.
I am told he was killed in an air attack.
His widow remarried in 1946.
He is commemorated on the War Memorial in Llangollen.