North Wales endured the Second World War with very little hardship unlike other parts of Britain. As detailed in Part I in this series, the people of rural Anglesey, North Wales did not suffer much in terms of German aerial bombardments or food rationing. Many men and women were employed in the agricultural industry alongside our lady, Gladys.
Around 100 men from Amlwch died during the war, some never returned home having been lost at sea or buried where they had fallen in far off places such as Italy, France and Burma. Fortunately, Gladys did not lose anyone from her immediate family or circle of close friends.