Ifor Tunnah – Canadian Forestry Corps

St. John's Parish Church, Rhos

Ifor Tunnah – Canadian Forestry Corps

Welsh newspaper “Y Drych”- The Mirror, notes, he emigrated to Chicago (Aug. 10th 1917).

Ifor Tunnah left Chicago for Camp Borden in Canada to join up with the Forestry Unit and 3 weeks later sailed from Halifax to England. In a few weeks he was allocated to 140 Company, Canadian Forestry Corps, based in Sunningdale Camp, Berkshire.

While there he was given permission to visit his birthplace, Rhos, on 3 occasions.
The first time he visited his sick father who was confined to his bed. On the second occasion he attended his father’s funeral.
His 3rd and final visit was spent with his brothers and sisters.

On Oct. 20th, 1918 he became ill with flu and this developed into pneumonia. He was moved to Beach Hill Hospital, Surrey, where he died Oct.26, 1918, aged 26.
His brother David and brother-in-law, William Dodd went to Beach Hill to bring the body back to Rhos, where he was buried with his parents on Nov. 1st, 1918. A large number of soldiers came from Wrexham to pay their respects.

St. John’s Parish Church, Rhos


St. John’s Parish Church, Rhos


St. John’s Parish Church, Rhos


Canadian Forestry Corps Date of Death

26 Oct 1918

Age 26 Son of David and Louisa Tunnah,

34 Campbell Street, Rhosllannerchrugog.


St. John’s Churchyard

War Memorials.

Source: Pictures Graham Lloyd; description Grev Jones.

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