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TALGARTH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Harvey2007
research Rob Lovesey

The Talgarth war memorial is located in The Square with the River Enig to the rear; on the side of Bronllys Road, a few tens of metres from The Square in centre of Talgarth. The memorial site is stone paved and bordered by a low wall. Fronting each side wall is a raised flower bed also made of stone. In the centre is a rough hewn granite monolith fronted with a stone step on which the bronze plaque is located. The plaque is bordered with a floral design in relief. At the top of the plaque is a wreath design with central crucifix in relief, below which is the inscription. Set against the interior face of each side wall is a green-painted bench with scrolled arm rests.

Photograph Copyright © Martin Harvey 2007

To the proud and honoured memory
of the men from
the parish of Talgarth who fell in the two World Wars.

1914-1918

BAKER

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DANCE

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DAY, MM

Owen [Samuel]

Serjeant 7953, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 September 1917. Aged 43. Born Newton Abbott, Devon, enlisted Exeter. Son of Henry and Henrietta Day, of 28, Osborne St., Newton Abbott; husband of Edith E. Williams (formerly Day), of 4, New St., Talgarth, Breconshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3C and 4A.

HARGEST

William

Private 15904, 3rd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 15 December 1915. Born and resident Talgarth, enlisted Ferndale, Glamorgan. Served on the North-West Frontier of India, 1897-8. Buried in Parkhurst Military Cemetery Isle of Wight. Plot I. Row H. Grave 85.

HOBBY

John

Serjeant 10368, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born Talgarth, enlisted Brecon. Buried in Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row A.Grave 5.

JONES

Henry James

Private 10295, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action 11 April 1918. Born Hay, enlisted Brecon. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.

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MORRIS

David

Private 18533, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1916. Aged 38. Born and resident Talgarth, enlisted Bridgend, Glamorgan. Brother of Mr. W. D. Morris, of Park House, Talgarth, Breconshire. Buried in Rue-Du-Bacquerot (13th London) Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 6.

PARTON

William B

Private 701258, 24th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died 9 April 1917. Aged 31. Born 15 October 1887 in South Wales. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Parton, of Garafog Farm, Pennenfford, Talgarth, Breconshire, Wales. Farmer by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Attested and passed fit 27 November 1916 at Winnipeg, Canada, aged 28 years 8 months, heoght 5 feet 11 inches, girth 37½ inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair dark, religious denomination Baptist. No known grave. Commemorated on Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7619 - 12

POWELL

David Bernard

Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion, South Wales Borders. Died of wounds 4 Sep 1917. Aged 24. Son of John and Sarah Powell, of The Tower Hotel, Talgarth, Breconshire. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 19.

POWELL

John Charles

Private 12047, 12th Battalion, South Wales Borders. Died of wounds 8 Dec 1917 Aged 38. Born Hay, enlisted Brecon. Son of John and Jane Powell, of Hay, Herefordshire; husband of Mary Jeanie Powell, of Red House, Talgarth, Breconshire. Also commemorated on Hay War Memorial. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 12.

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PRYDDERCH

Rhys [Thomas]

Private 70532, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 23 Mar 1917. Aged 34. Enlisted Lower Genffordd, Talgarth. Son of William Prydderch, of Froudeg, Crynant, Neath. Was a Minister, having passed his Welsh B.A. with Honours. Native of Lower Genffordd, Talgarth, Breconshire. Buried in Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 40.

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ROBERTS

Reginald [Charles]

Private 267529, 1st/2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force) Killed in action 22 May 1918. Born and enlisted Talgarth, resident Aberdulais, Neath, Glamorgan. Buried in La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck (I.B.2)

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ROBINSON

William F

Sapper 200861, Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia (Iraq) 13 October 1917. Aged 33. Born and resident Talgarth, enlisted Cefn-Coed Glamorgan. Husband of Mary Hannah Robinson, of 6, Trefecca Rd., Talgarth, Powys. Buried in Bolarum Cavalry Barracks Cemetery, India. Commemorated on Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai, India. Face 6.

SKANN

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SMITH

Joseph Herbert

Corporal 813, Brecknock Battalion, South Wales Borders. Died in India 4 Jul 1915. Aged 36. Born Yardley Worcestershire, enlisted Talgarth, resident Abergavenny Monmouthshire Son of William and Emily Smith, of 63, Coldbath Rd., King's Heath, Birmingham; husband of Mary Anne Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial, Egypt.

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WATKINS

John

Private 15944, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 26 March 1916. Born and resident Talgarth, enlisted Caerphilly. Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row P. Grave 4.

WATKINS

John Henry

Private 88870 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died of wounds 26 November 1918 Enlisted Brecon. Buried in St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section S. Plot III. Row K. Grave 2.

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WILLIAMS

Reuben

Private 267557 1st/2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 29 Jun 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Talgarth. Son of Thomas and Annie Williams, of Baileau Bach Farm, Talgarth. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. PLot XIV. Row C. Grave 11.

WILLIAMS

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1939-1945

GAMES

John Leslie

Carpenter, S.S. Holystone (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy. Lost with his ship 15 Februry 1941. Aged 27. Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Games, of Talgarth, Brecknockshire. No known grave. Commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial, London. Panel 57.

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PUGH

Thomas Noel

Sergeant 1376031, 419 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16 January 1942. Aged 22. Son of Charles and Catherine Pugh, of Talgarth, Brecknockshire; husband of Olive Pugh. No known grave. Commemorated on Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 91.

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TANSWELL

George Henry

Serjeant, 2nd (Breckonshire (Builth Wells) Battalion, Home Guard. Died 16 January 1942. Aged 37. Son of George Henry and Kathleen Bentley Tanswell, of Talgarth; husband of Rhoda Elizabeth Tanswell, of Talgarth. Buried south-west of the church in St Gwendolen Churchyard, Talgarth, Breconshire.

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