William Elwyn Conway O.B.E.

My much loved and sorely missed Uncle Elwyn Conway, beautifully described by my Uncle Glyn.

Rhyl History Club

If there is ever a name synonymous with Rhyl it is that of Elwyn Conway.  He dedicated his life to public service  for our community.  We are proud and delighted to publish this article about Elwyn’s life, written by his brother The Rev. Canon Glyn Conway.

“My late brother Elwyn, often known affectionately within the family as ‘Ebb’, was born inRhyl in 1925 living in The Geufron with his parents Aneurin and Elizabeth Conway, five siblings, Crid, Doris, Tim, Eddie and me, Glyn.

He was educated in Emmanuel School where he was a member of the school football team and was also a chorister in St. Thomas’s church choir.  During the Second World War aged 17, he enlisted in the Royal Marines. He took part in the Normandy Landings the following year, on the 6th June 1944 where, he said, it was a case of killing or being killed.  I…

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