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Dysyrnant Memorial

In 2015 a plaque was placed on the hills above Tywyn in memory of three local brothers killed by an explosion during the Second World War.

On the 7th of May 1944, the bodies of three sons of John Henry Evans and his wife .Catherine of Dysyrnant farm, were found on the mountains after they had come across a bomb that was left after a military drill.

Charles Oliver, Christmas Wynn and Idris Meirion, aged 13, 11 and 9 died when a bomb exploded whilst they were counting cattle for their father.

It proved to be a difficult time, not only for the family but for the community. An inquest had to be held to see if the Army had committed any offences by leaving the mortar bomb on the hills, but the coroner concluded that there was no case to answer. It was likely that the bomb had exploded in the hands of the eldest brother.

To this day, Snowdonia has a long history of military exercises, and especially during the World Wars. 71 years later, this memorial will be a reminder to future generations that not all lives were lost on foreign soil.

Dysyrnant Memorial

Dysyrnant Memorial (© SNPA)