Pentraeth WWII War Memorial: Cpl. Hugh Thomas, Bodhyfryd. R.A.S.C. Black Watch, Eidal, 1944.

Benllech War Memorial: Cpl. Hugh Thomas, Bodhyfryd

Hugh Thomas Corporal Royal Army Service Corps, No T/193631

 From the CWGC website: On 3 September 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian mainland, the invasion coinciding with an armistice made with the Italians who then re-entered the war on the Allied side. Following the fall of Rome to the Allies in June 1944, the German retreat became ordered and successive stands were made on a series of defensive lines.

In the Apennines the last of these, the Gothic Line, was breached by the Allies during the Autumn campaign and the front inched forward as far as Ravenna in the Adriatic sector, but with divisions transferred to support the new offensive in France, and the Germans dug in to a number of key defensive positions, the advance stalled as winter set in.

Most of those buried in this cemetery died during the advance from Rimini to Forli and beyond in September-November 1944, an advance across one flooded river after another in atrocious autumn weather. The cemetery site was selected in November 1944 and burials were brought in from the surrounding battlefields. Cesena War Cemetery contains 775 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.


Llanbedrgoch Churchyard: Er serchog gof am Ann J. Thomas Bodhyfryd, o’r plwyf hwn a hunodd Rhagfyr 22 1948 yn 67 mlwydd oed. Hefyd ei hannwyl briod T. J. Thomas a hunodd Rhagfyr 9 1949 yn 76 mlwydd oed. Hefyd eu hannwyl fab Hugh Thomas (Cpl. R.A.S.C. Black Watch) a gollwyd yn Forli, Italy Tach 23 1944 yn 26 mlwydd oed.

(Also their dear son Hugh Thomas (Cpl. R.A.S.C. Black Watch) who was lost at Forli, Italy Nov 23 1944, at the age of 26.)

He is remembered on the Pentraeth WWII memorial, in the grounds of the Village Hall: Er Gogoniant I Dduw ac er gof bythol am fywydai ieuainc a dorrwyd i lawr trwy ac o ganlyniad i’r Ail Ryfel Byd 1939 – 1945 . . . Cpl. Hugh Thomas, Bodhyfryd. R.A.S.C. Black Watch, Eidal, 1944.

Benllech War Memorial: In Memoriam - Plwyfolion Gollwyd yn Rhyfel 1939-1945 . . . Cpl. Hugh Thomas – Bodhyfryd,

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Corporal Hugh Thomas - Service No: T/193631 - Died: 23.11.1944 - Aged: 26 - Royal Army Service Corps - Son of Mr. and Mrs T. J. Thomas, of Pentraeth, Anglesey - Cesena War Cemetery, Italy - “Mewn Serchog Gof Byth Yn Anghof Mam, Tad a Dei. Bodhyfryd, Pentraeth, Sir-Fon” - Cesena War Cemetery, Italy