PHOTOGRAPHS of Llandudno servicemen killed in the First and Second World Wars will be projected onto the wall of the town’s Marks and Spencer store.

This extends last year’s successful project which was limited to men of the First World War, and an appeal has been launched for more photographs.North Wales Pioneer: Faces of the Fallen from 2018Faces of the Fallen from 2018

The project is being organised by Adrian Hughes of the Home Front Museum in conjunction with the Llandudno branch of the Royal British Legion.

Adrian said: “I will be repeating Faces of the Fallen this year with the Llandudno branch of the Royal British Legion and projecting the portraits of the men who are commemorated on Llandudno and Penrhynside war memorials onto the wall of Marks and Spencer. This will take place on Friday and Saturday November 8 and 9, between 5 and 7pm.

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“Last year's event was a great success, with people coming from as far as the Midlands, Cheshire and Anglesey just to see it. It was especially poignant to be able to give people pictures of their ancestors that they had previously not seen.”

Adrian added: “I am also making an appeal appealing to the public for help. Thanks to many people in the community, I already have many photographs of the fallen but would love to hear from anyone who is related to a serviceman and might have an image or information about the fallen. Those whose image I do not have will still be commemorated.

“If anyone can help then I can be contacted at the Home Front Museum, New Street. My email address is and my number is 01492 871032.”

“This year, being the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, I am also including the 122 Llandudno and Penrhynside men who died in that war.”

He added: “These include the eight Llandudno lads of the local Royal Artillery battery who died at Wormhout on May 28, 1940 after being ambushed by elite German SS troops.

“The youngest Llandudno lad to die in World War Two was 17 year old George Gibbs, the oldest 60 year old Allan Cowan Mackellar, a New Zealander who lived with his wife and daughter on Old Road. Both served with the Royal Navy.

“Four sets of brothers from Llandudno died in Second World War Two, including two of the three sons of Herbert Codman, of Punch and Judy fame. While the majority who died from Llandudno in World War One served with the Army, by World War Two, half were with the army and the other half with the Royal Navy, RAF, and Merchant Navy, reflecting how warfare had changed in two decades.”