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PANT WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and Copyright © Amy Kitcher 2004

The Pant and Dowlais memorial takes the form of a wall in three sections, with the outermost sections angled, in front of which is a cenotaph bearing carved wreath and casket with a crown on top; tablets are fixed to the front face of the memorial bearing the inscriptions. There are 14 names for World War 1 and 26 for World War 2.

From an old postcard

Greater love hath no man than this.
That a man lay down his life for his friends.

In grateful memory of the men of this village
who gave their lives in the Great War
1914-1918.

AXHORN Benjamin John
Private 62682, 1/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Died 27 June 1918. Aged 18. Born Dowlais, enlisted Cardiff. Son of William and H. J. Axhom, of 10, Pant Rd., Dowlais, Glam. Formerly 48504, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 2.
BENJAMIN William Thomas
Lance Corporal DM2/138285, Base Mechanical Transport Depot (N), Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22 December 1918. Aged 29. Son of James and Maria Benjamin, of Rhymney, Mon.; husband of Blanche Benjamin, of 18, Edward's St., Caeracca, Dowlais, Glam. Buried in LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 1.
COOKE John
Lance Corporal 8518, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 28 September 1914. Born Dowlais, enlisted Brecon. Buried in BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 22. (Special Memorial - grave lost).
DAVIES Albert Henry
Sergeant 3070, 2nd (London) Sanitary Company, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in Egypt 3 May 1916. Enlisted Chelsea, London S,W,, resident Troedyrhiw, South Wales. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Davies; husband of Ethel Maud Davies, of 8, Pantyscallog, Pant, Dowlais, Glam. Native of Pant Cadivor, Pant. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 3.
DOUSE Benjamin
[Spelt DOWSE on SDGW & CWGC] Gunner 27363, 6th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 29 October 1915. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Merthyr. Son of James and Lucy Dowse, of "Ashgrove," Pant, Dowlais, Glam. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 4.
EATON Thomas
Private 64098, 11th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 18 September 1918. Aged 38.Born Penclawdd, enlisted Merthyr, resident Dowlais. Husband of K. J. Eaton, of Gwersyllt, Caeracca, Dowlais, Glam. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row A. Grave 9.
EVANS Richard Douglas
Lance Corporal 52905, 9th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died of wounds 1 May 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Dowlais, enlisted Merthyr. Son of John and Sophia Evans, of "Sunny View," Pant Rd., Dowlais, Glam. Born at Dowlais. Formerly 9853, Royal Fusiliers. Buried in FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 12.
HILL Joseph
Temporary Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 23 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Margaret Hill of 3, Tanybryn Place, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil. In the 1911 census Joseph Hill was aged 14, son of Thomas and Margaret Hill, at school, born Dowlais and resident 72 Well Street, Dowlais. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (PANT) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire.Plot Y. Row K. Grave 13.
HUGHES C
Private - No further information currently available
HUGHES R
Private - No further information currently available
PRICE Evan
Private 16055, "D" Company, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 19 February 1916. Aged 26. Born Glanarvon, Brecon, enlisted Merthyr, resident Dowlais. Son of the late James and Mary Price; husband of Ruth Elizabeth Price, of I, Tynewydd Cottages, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, belgium. Panel 22.
THOMAS Edward
Private 15469, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 6 July 1915. Born Dowlais, enlisted Merthyr. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220.
WILLIAMS John Thomas
Private 2685, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regimkent. Died 29 october 1914. Aged 21. Son of David and Mary Williams, of 64, Gwladys St., Caeracca, Dowlais, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 34 and 35.
WOODMAN C
Private - No further information currently available
In grateful memory of the men of Pant and Dowlais who gave their lives in the Second World War.
AMOS Walter Francis
Flying Officer (Pilot) 46707, 235 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12 November 1942. Aged 27. Son of William George and Lily Amos; husband of Mary E. Amos, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. Buried in HELSTON CEMETERY, Cornwall. North-West Section. Row C. Grave 28.
BOWDLER David William
Rifleman 1808624, 1st Battalion (The London irish Rifles), Royal Ulster Rifles. Died 6 April 1945. Aged 23. Son of David Rees Bowdler and Gladys Bowdler, of Dowlais. Glamorgan. Buried in ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row C. Grave 14.
COLLINS J T
Private - No further information currently available
COOKSEY E H
Gunner - No further information currently available
DAVIES D A
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
DAVIES Thomas Henry
Gunner 14331230, 63 (The Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 21 October 1943. Aged 19. Son of David Benjamin and Gwendoline Jane Davies, of Pantysgallog, Dowlais. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (PANT) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section B. Row 16. Grave 28.
EDWARDS G
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
ESTABANEZ S
Private - No further information currently available
HOULIHAN Timothy
Private 6198748, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Died 11 September 1942. Aged 33. Son of Kane and Hanora Houlihan, of Dowlais; husband of Annie Houlihan, of Dowlais. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (PANT) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section A.A. Row 1. Grave 11.
HUGHES William James
Private 3649696, Corps of Military Police. Died 14 January 1943. Aged 35. Son of William James Hughes and Mary Ann Hughes, of Dowlais; husband of Margaret Mary Hughes. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (PANT) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section V. Row 3. Grave 35.
HUTTON D T
Corporal - No further information currently available
JONES A
Sergeant - No further information currently available
JONES C
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
KENVIN Gwilym John Arthur
[Known as Arthur] Sergeant (Navigator) 612923, 625 Squadron (Bomber Command), Royal Air Force. Killed when the Lancaster in which he was a crew member, was shot down on the return flight from duty over Nurenberg on the night of 16-17 March 1945. Buried in DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, germany. Plot 11. Row J. Collective Grave 12-15.
MAYO W H
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
McDONNELL T
Corporal - No further information currently available
MEHEGAN D J
Sapper - No further information currently available
MORGAN N
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
PRICE D
Trooper - No further information currently available
REES B
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
REES H
W Bombardier - No further information currently available
ROGERS T L
Corporal - No further information currently available
SPACEY S J
Gunner - No further information currently available
SULLIVAN D G
Guardsman - No further information currently available
THOMAS M
Pilot Officer - No further information currently available
WILLIAMS D J
Private - No further information currently available

Last updated 7 January, 2014

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