Edward Henry John Wynne

3rd Grenadier Guards

Date of birth: 28 November 1893
Date of death: 16 September 1916

Died of wounds received in battle aged 22
Buried at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme  Plot II. E. 29.

Edward Henry John was born at 7 Eaton Place, Belgravia, London, the son of Major General Edward William Lloyd Wynne and Anne Gwendolyn Hughes. The Rhyl Journal on 7 December 1893 reported "The whole country around is in a state of unprecedented excitement owing to the birth of a son and heir to the Coed Coch estates, last week in London...."

His father had died on 4 November 1893, shortly before his birth, and his mother married Laurence Alan Brodrick, second son of the 8th Viscount Midleton.

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 action near Ginchy during the first day of the Battle of Flers-Courcelette (one of the Somme battles). He was wounded on 15 September and died the following day at Number 21 Casualty Clearing Station, La Neuville. He is commemorated on a Plaque in St Michaels' Church, Betws-yn-Rhos, Dolwen, Colwyn Bay.

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
 AND 
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