AN APPEAL has been launched for photographs of fallen First World War Llandudno and Penrhynside servicemen, to form a Faces of the Fallen commemoration.

The faces will be projected onto the wall of Marks and Spencer on Friday 9 and Saturday October 10 in conjunction with the Royal British Legion.

Adrian Hughes, who runs the Home Front Museum in New St, has organised the commemoration said: “We want to do something special to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and remember the 220 Llandudno and Penrhynside men who died.

“While the names of those who fell are commemorated on the war memorials it will be very poignant to see the Faces of the Fallen displayed in this way.

“So far we have 170 images we would like to get many more and make it as comprehensive as we can. Many people have already been in touch and have forwarded images of their relatives which we have added to the display.”

Adrian added: “One pleasing aspect of this project has been giving images we have gathered to families who hadn’t previously got one. An example of this was a lady whose great grandfather served with the Royal Army Medical Corps and was decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal and bar. On seeing an image of him for the first time she said: ‘That is so amazing. I am so emotional, I have never seen a photograph of my great grandfather before. I can’t thank you enough for this photograph’.

“The great grand daughter of another of Llandudno’s fallen contacted me and I was able to email her a photo of her relative, a serjeant in the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. On receiving it she said, Mum just cried as it is the first time she’s seen him.”

For further information, or if you have a photograph please contact Adrian Hughes on either: 01492 871032.