Lieutenant Edward Henry John WYNNE
3rd Grenadier Guards
Date of birth: 28 December 1893
Date of death: 16 September 1915
Died of wounds received in battle aged 21
Buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme Plot II. E. 29.
Edward Henry John was the son of Major General Edward William Lloyd Wynne and Anne Gwendolyn Hughes. His father died soon after his birth and his mother married Laurence Alan Brodrick, second son of the 8th Viscount Middleton.
The Wynne family had lived for several generations at Coed Coch near Colwyn Bay. The house was built in 1804 in the Greek Revival style. Much of the furniture was designed for it by Gillows of London and it is now in the Welsh Museum.
Edward matriculated in the Lent Term of 1912.
He commenced service in the 3rd Grenadier Guards, his father’s old regiment, in January 1915 with the rank of Lieutenant, and served in Belgium and France.
He died of wounds received in the Battle of the Somme on 16 September 1915 and is commemorated on a Plaque in St Michaels' Church, Betws-yn-Rhos, Dolwen, Colwyn Bay.
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
LIEUT E. H. J. WYNNE, 3RD GRENADIER GUARDS
(OF COED COCH)
WHO DIED OF WOUNDS, SEPTEMBER 16TH 1916
ERECTED BY THE WORKMEN