Much of the information contained on this website has been drawn from the excellent guidebook to St Cynllo's written by Rev. Brian Whatmore - this lovingly written and scholarly guide is highly recommended for those who would like to learn more about the history of this beautiful Church.
Copies of the guidebook
are available at the
Edward John ANTHONY
5th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Edward John ANTHONY was born 15 Jan 1893 in Mildmay Park, Islington, London the eldest son of John, a harness maker, and Annie nee NUNN. He came to work as a farm servant in Ffynnonwen, Coed Y Bryn.
Shortly after the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry but at some later date he was transferred to the 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. This battalion was attached to 31 Brigade, 10th (Irish) Division, and sailed for the Mediterranean, landing at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915. The battalion was thrown into an attack on Chocolate Hill and Edward was killed in action here on 15 August 1915. He was 23 years old, and is buried at Azmak Cemetery, near Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, Turkey.