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PONTARDAWE WAR MEMORIALS

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Sue James 2008

The memorials for Pontardawe are to be found in two places.

The first is a four sided memorial on the corner of Herbert Street and Holly Street, with base, middle and top tier. Top tier has the Inscription, middle tier has the names of the men killed in each war. On top of the 3 tiers is an obelisk, which has a cross carved into the West face (side facing towards the West) with a small plaque underneath, which reads “EIN GOGONEDDUS FEIRWON.” (“Our Glorious Dead”). WWI plaques are on the West face, WWII plaques are on the South face. there are 107 names listed for World War 1 and 56 names listed for World War 2. In 1985 the bronze plaque holding the inscription was replaced as it had become damaged. The memorial was originally unveiled 21st July 1923, the designer was Ernest E Morgan.

The second covers World War 1 only and takes the form of carvings in the doors of St Peter's Church, Pontardawe. The same 70 names exist on this memorial as the main memorial although order and spelling differ somewhat. These idionsyncracies are higlighted below.

The names below have been ordered alphabetically for ease of reading and research, they do not appear in this order on the memorial.

Photographs Copyright © Sue James 2008

Church doors

“GIVE PEACE IN OUR TIME O LORD”

“THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE”

“TO THE DEAR MEMORY OF THE MEN OF PONTARDAWE WHO FELL FIGHTING FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1919”

Main memorial inscription:

TO · THE · GLORY · OF ·GOD
AND · IN · MEMORY · OF · THE
MEN · OF · PONTARDAWE
AND · DISTRICT · WHO · LAID
DOWN · THEIR · LIVES · FOR · US
IN · THE · GREAT · WAR
1914 ~ 1919

BANKS

James

Lance Corporal 18845, 2nd Battalion (Depot), Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment). Died of wounds in United Kingdom 27th July 1915. Aged 38. Born Bradford-on-Avon, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardawe. Son of Joseph and Anna Maria Banks, of Bradford-on-Avon, Wilts; husband of Adelaide M. Banks, of 7, Hillside Terrace, Alltwen, Pontardawe, Glam. Commemorated in WELFORD ROAD CEMETERY, LEICESTER, Leicestershire. Screen Wall. O1. 276.

BATTENBOUGH

James

[Spelt BUTTONBOUGH on church doors] Private 2518, 1/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Enlisted Pontardawe, resident Godrergraig. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave I.

BENNETT

Francis Charles

Private 18098, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 14th March 1916. Aged 26. Born Llanguicke, enlisted Pontardawe, resident Swansea Valley. Son of Frank and M. E. Bennett, of New Rd., Ynysmudw, Pontardawe, Swansea, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 52.

BEVAN

Brinley Richard

[Transcribed as BEAVAN] Private 290206, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 11th June 1918. Aged 23. Born Aberbank, enlisted Swansea, resident Britton Ferry. Son of Catherine Bevan, of II, Rugby Avenue, Neath, Glam., and the late John Bevan. Commemorated in CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France on Wavrin German Cemetery Memorial 23.

BEYNON

William

Gunner 118184, 56th Battery, 34th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 28th May 1917. Aged 24. Enlisted and resident Pontardawe. Son of T. Beynon, of Orchard St., Pontardawe, husband of Gwladys Beynon, of Ty'r-Waun, Rhos, Pontardawe. Buried in WELSH WESLEYAN BURIAL GROUND, PONTARDAWE, Glamorgan.

BONHAM

Trevor

[Listed as Sergeant on memorial] Lance Sergeant 2459, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 9th May 1915. Born Llansamlet, enlisted Portsmouth, resident Trebanos. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 23 and 24.

BOWDEN

Thomas

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

BROWN

Percy [Oliver]

Private 17491, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 8th February 1918. Aged 30. Born Hammersmith, London, enlisted Pontardawe. Son of Joseph and Alice Brown, of Fulham, London. Buried in ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 1.

DALE

Edward

Private - probably Edward DALE, Private 13178, "A" Company, 10th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 25th April 1917. Aged 32. Born Llandovery, enlisted Tonyrefail. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

DANIEL

David

{Listed on CWGC and SDGW as DANIELS] Private 37629, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th October 1916. Aged 20. Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Son of John and Elizabeth Daniels, of Banwen, Alltwen, Pontardawe, Swansea. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

DANIELS

John

Private - possibly could be DANIEL - No further information available currently

DAVIES

Aaron

Private 20812, 1/5th Battalion (Territorial), Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 18th July 1916. Aged 27. Born Glanaman, enlisted Swansea, resident Garnant. Son of the late Morgan Davies, of Gellygron, Pontardawe; husband of Harriet Davies, of 18, Tan-y-Fron Garden Suburb, Barry, Glam. Formerly 3253, Welsh Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

DAVIES

Benjamin

Private 39072, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 10th November 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Pontardawe. Son of William and Gwenllian Davies, of Pen-ymaun Rhos, Pontardawe, Swansea. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 65 to 66.

DAVIES

Carey

Private - No further information available currently

DAVIES

Daniel E

Private - No further information available currently

DAVIES

David

Private - No further information available currently

DAVIES

John Howard

[Listed as Lieut. on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion (Territorial), Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th July 1917. Aged 22. Son of John Philip and Priscilla Anne Davies, of Bron-y-Coed, Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row J. Grave 5.

DAVIES

John

Private 14219, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 23rd September 1916. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Cardiff. Brother of William Davies, of The Green Neck, Neath, Glam. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS, Somme, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 14.

DAVIES

Reginald Leslie

Sapper 157938, 180th {SDGW] 160th [CWGC] Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 10th August 1916. Aged 25. Born Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, enlisted Cardiff, resident Pontardawe. Son of Mrs. T. H. Davies, of 10, Ynysderw Rd., Pontardawe, Swansea, and the late Mr. T. H. Davies. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.

DAVIES

Robert Benjamin

Private 48870, "A" Company, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th August 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Pontardawe. Son of John and Hannah Elizabeth Davies, of 12, Gwyn St., Alltwen, Pontardawe, Glam. Formerly 204648, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated onVIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.

DAVIES

Samuel [Evan]

Private 18310, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 30th May 1918. Born Rhyndwychy-Dach, enlisted Pontardawe. Buried in CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 3.

DAVIES

W E

Private - No further information available currently

DOUGLAS

F B

Private - No further information available currently

DUDDERIDGE

E

Gunner - No further information available currently

EDWARDS

Roger H

Private - No further information available currently

EVANS

Henry Herbert 'Bertie'

Private 15535, South Wales Borderers posted to 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died 21st October 1916. Aged 22. Born Neath, enlisted Ystradgynlais, resident Pontardawe. Son of Harry W. and Sarah A. Evans, of The Cottage, Railway Terrace, Pontardawe, Swansea Valley, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

EVANS

John

Private 235166, 4th Battalion, Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

FOLEY

William

[Sergeant on memorials] Lance Sergeant 31800, 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 10th December 1917. Aged 34. Born Maesteg, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardawe. Son of Maurice and Eleanor Foley, of Maesteg, Bridgend, Glam, husband of Agnes May Foley, of Tan-yn-allt, Trebanos, Swansea. Formerly 19435, Welch Regiment. Buried in ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCHYARD, CLYDACH-ON-TAWE, Glamorganshire. Grave 184.

FRANCIS

David Thomas

Gunner 113069, 41st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th September 1917. Aged 24. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Son of David and Priscilla Francis, of Savon Place, Rhydyfro, Pontardawe, Glam. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 18.

GARDINER

George

Driver T1/3939, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27th December 1917. Aged 32. Born Canon Pyon, Herefordshire, enlisted Pontardawe, resident Ystalyfera. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Gardiner; husband of C. Hanford (formerly Gardiner), of 9, Heol-y-felin, Graig, Blaengwynfi, Port Talbot, Glam. Buried in WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD, ALLTWEN, Glamorganshire.

GIBBS

William

Private 12862, 6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds at Gallipoli 18th August 1915, Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot B. Row VI. Grave 6.

GRIFFITHS

David I

[Listed as Lance Corporal on CWGC] Private 13977, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th August 1918. Aged 24. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Ammanford, resident Glanamman. Son of William and Mary Ann Griffiths, of 2, High St., Glanamman, Carmarthenshire. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXII. Row N. Grave 5.

HALL

Albert Edward

Gunner 117118, "A" Battery, 181st Briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 19th December 1916. Aged 32. Born Hereford, enlisted Swansea. Son of John and Sarah Hall, of 8, Anchor St., Taffs Well, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

HATCH

Benjamin John

Private 1694 [SDGW] or 16944 [CWGC], 8th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 24th November 1915. Born Trebanos, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardawe. Buried in CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 2.

HEALY

Michael

Sergeant 5130, 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Die dof wounds 2nd March 1917. Aged 25. Born Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardawe. Son of Mrs. Annie Healy, of Ballinamuck, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. Awarded A.M., Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.), Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 53.

A War Office letter (68/Albert/109/A.G.10) records the following:-

"On 1st March, 1917, this non-commissioned officer, with a total disregard for his own personal safety and solely prompted by the desire to save his comrades, rushed to pick up a live bomb which had been thrown by a Private and which struck the parapet and rolled back into the trench near Lieutenant Roe and the Private. Sergeant Healy, fearing the party could not escape in time, made a most gallant attempt to seize and hurl the bomb from the trench. It exploded, however, and mortally wounded him. This was the last of Sergeant Healy's many acts of gallantry and devotion to duty. He was previously awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal and later a bar to his Military Medal.".

HEWER

Albert Edward

Private 7717, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died 23rd December 1914. Born Wooton Bassett, Wiltshire, enlisted Cirencester. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 17.

HODGE

Benjamin 'Ben'

Stoker 1st Class SS/116204, H.M.S. Defence, Royal Navy. Lost when the Cruiser was lost in North Sea action 31st May 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 16. [See History of War - HMS Defence]

HOPKIN

William John

[Listed as HOPKINS on SDGW] Gunner 97817, 212th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 8th June 1917. Born Altwen, enlisted Pontardawe. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 4.

HOWELLS

Henry George

Rifleman 1976, 6th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles attached 29th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds in Egypt 17th June 1918. Aged 22. Born Carmarthen, enlisted Pontardawe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. George Howells, of Pontardawe, Glam. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel. Section P. Grave 37.

HUDSON

W S

Private - No further information available currently

JACOBS

William

Private - No further information available currently

JENKINS

David

Gunner - No further information available currently

JENKINS

James

Bombardier. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). - No further information available currently

JENKINS

Phillip

Private - No further information available currently

JOHN

Daniel George

Private 352616, 2/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9th Ocotber 1917. Enlisted Pontardawe. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.

JOHN

J D

Private - No further information available currently

JONES

David

Trooper - No further information available currently

JONES

Elias

Private 116737, 53rd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 19th August 1918. Aged 28. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Husband of A. B. Jones, of 1, Picton Place, St. Helen's Rd., Swansea. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 6B.

JONES

George

Gunner - No further information available currently

JONES

Gwilym

Private 30084, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 3rd December 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Pontardawe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Jones, of Swan House, Alltwen, Pontardawe, Swansea. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.

JONES

J R

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

JONES

John

Private 46405, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 24th April 1917. Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Neath. Buried in FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 34.

JONES

Oliver

Gunner - No further information available currently

JONES

Phillip R

Private - No further information available currently

JONES

Thomas 'Tom'

Private 45970, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 23rd November 1917. Aged 21. Born Altwen, enlisted Pontardawe. Son of Evan and Ellen Jones, of Tynygraig, Cilybebylll, Pontardawe, Swansea. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.

JONES

William James

Private 48187, 11th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika 18th September 1918. Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot V. Row F. Grave 4.

JONES

William

Private - No further information available currently

JONES

William

Gunner - No further information available currently

JOSEPH

D S

Private - No further information available currently

JOSEPH

Isaac

Private 7/18254, 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in Salonika 18th September 1918. Born penclwdd, enlisted CArdiff, resident Pontardawe. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot III. Row C. Grave 7.

LACEY

John

Private - No further information available currently

LEWIS

Ben

Private - No further information available currently

LEWIS

Brinley Richard

Acting Major, "B" Battery, 122nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd April 1917. Aged 26. Son of David and Margaret Lewis, of Tanyrant, Pontardawe, South Wales. Buried in FERME-OLIVIER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot 3. Row C. Grave 1.

LEWIS

Howel E

Gunner - No further information available currently

LEWIS

Jason

Private - No further information available currently

LEWIS

Richard

Private 44262, 11th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in Serbia 18th September 1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Pontardawe, enlisted Swansea. Son of David and Elizabeth Lewis, of Pontardawe, Glam. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Section B. Grave 344.

MABBETT

Robert John

[Spelt MABBET on church doors and as Corporal on mmeorials] private 53611, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 28th November 1916. Born Hafod, enlisted Brecon, resident Swansea. No kinown grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

MADGE

Henry Thomas

Private 45478, 14th Battalion, Nothumberland Fusiliers. Died 2nd June 1917. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Sheffield. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.

MASTERMAN

E J

Corporal - No further information available currently

MICHAEL

R Gunton

Private - No further information available currently

MORGAN

David

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

MORGAN

Thomas

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

MORRISON

C D

Private - No further information available currently

MOSELY

Arthur J

Private - No further information available currently

NEWLANDS

W J

Private - No further information available currently

OFFER

G

Private - No further information available currently

PAINTER

Albt

Private - No further information available currently

PARKER

A J

Sergeant - No further information available currently

PHILLIPS

David S

Sapper - No further information available currently

POLL

Ernest

[Listed as Lance Corporal on memorials] Rifleman 781, 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 20th August 1916. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk resident Pontardawe. Son of William and Susannah Poll, of Great Yarmouth. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.

POWELL

George Morgan

Private 235043, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th April 1917. Enlisted Pontardawe. Formerly 2601, South Wales Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

REES

J

Private - No further information available currently

SAYCE

G W

Private - No further information available currently

SILCOX

Garfield

Private - No further information available currently

SMITH

Albert James

Private 39835, 1/21st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment posted to London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles). Killed in action 1st September 1918. Aged 19. Born Cheasley, Buckinghamshire, enlisted Northampton, resident Pontardawe. Son of Mrs. Emily Hearn, of 14, Tawe Terrace, Pontardawe, Swansea. Formerly 11019, Royal West Surrey Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

SMITH

W C

Private - No further information available currently

SMYTH

William James

Private 16791, 9th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 31st October 1915. Born Strangford, Co. Down, enlisted Pontardawe, resident Warren Point, Co. Down. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 104 to 113.

STOCK

Arthur

Private - No further information available currently

THOMAS

Henry

Private - No further information available currently

THOMAS

Pendal

Engineer - No further information available currently

THOMAS

William John

Lance Corporal, 54058, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 22nd April 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Pontardawe. Son of George and Sarah Thomas, of 6, Compass Row, Pontardawe, Glam. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BOUZINCOURT RIDGE CEMETERY, ALBERT, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 24.

THOMAS

William

Sergeant - No further information available currently

TORNEY

Edward

Private - No further information available currently

WEST

J A

Private - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

{Blanked out}

This soldier, presumably a Williams was ‘reported missing, presumed dead’, but returned home after 4 years in France having suffered from loss of memory.

WILLIAMS

Arthur Harold

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/19636, H.M.S. Colleen, Royal Navy. Died 13th September 1917. Aged 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, of "Green Villa," Banwen, Pontardawe. Born at Lydbrook, Glos. Buried in OLD CHURCH CEMETERY, COBH, County Cork. Grave reference C. 25. 68.

WILLIAMS

Albert Montgomery

Private 3/44975, 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds in Salonika 10th October 1918. Enlisted Brecon, resident Pontardawe. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 605.

WILLIAMS

Arthur

Signalman - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

John Benjamin

Leading Seaman Wales Z/3030, S.S. St. Olaf, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 15th December 1917. Aged 21. Son of David Robert Williams, of "Cryd-yr-Awel," Belgrave Rd., Loughor, Glam., and the late Ann Williams. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 24.

WILLIAMS

J Buckland

Private - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

R LL (D1)

Private - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

Rees LL

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

Sidney

Private 23025, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Aged 23. Born Cilybebyll, enlisted Swansea, resident James St., Pontardawe. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Watkin Williams, of Collier's Arms, Alltwen, Swansea. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

WILLIAMS

Sydney

Private, Alltwen - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

W P

Private - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

William

Private 200917, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 9th June 1917. Aged 29. Born Pontardawe, enlisted Brecon. Husband of Sadie Williams, of 31, Church St., Pontardawe, Swansea. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD), Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 150.

WILSON

George H

Private 11371, 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 8th August 1915. Aged 27. Born Islington, Middlesex, enlisted Cardiff, resident Pontardawe. Son of David and Jeannie Wilson. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 140 to 144.

To the Glory of God
and in Memory of the
Men of Pontardawe
and District who laid
down their Lives for us
in World War II
1939-1945

ASHMORE

Edward Terence

Guardsman 2733944, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 10th September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Edward and Jessie Olivira Ashmore; husband of Annie Eileen Ashmore, of Bute Docks, Cardiff. Buried in LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY, Leopoldsburg, Limburg, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 6.

BALLARD

Peter

Private 6032185, 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 10th october 1944. Aged 20. Son of Peter and Sarah Jane Ballard. Buried in FAENZA WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot V. Row A. Grave 21.

BOWEN-JONES

Llewellyn V

Flying Officer - No further information available currently

DAVIES

Cyril

Flight Lieutenant - No further information available currently

DAVIES

Dewi

Sergeant possibly Dewi Madoc DAVIES, Sergeant 1021734, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th June 1943. Aged 20. Son of the Revd. David Davies and Catherine Ann Davies, of Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 147.

DAVIES

Ernest Morton Gwynne

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 915315, 104 squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd October 1941. Aged 27. Son of John Albert and Anne Davies, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in CAPUCCINI NAVAL CEMETERY, MALTA. Protestant Section (Men's). Plot F. Grave 63.

DAVIES

Thomas Victor

Craftsman 7651798, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 17th August 1943. Aged 24. Buried in THANBYUZAYAT WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot B4. Row C. Grave 10.

DOYLE

James David

Lance Corporal 3910693, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment. Died 27th December 1943. Aged 26. Son of John and Lillian Doyle; husband of Louvaine Doyle, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVII. Row C. Grave 34.

DOYLE

John

Ordinary Seaman possibly John Parr DOYLE, Ordinary Seaman LT/JX 354922, H.M. Trawler Lord Stonehaven, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 2nd October 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Panel 9, Column 2.

EVANS

Ieuan

Lance Corporal - No further information available currently

EVANS

Ieuan

Fusilier - No further information available currently

EVANS

David Ivor

Pilot Officer (Pilot) 67606, 101 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th September 1941. Aged 23. Son of William and Harriett Maud Evans, of Trebanos. Buried in OYSTERMOUTH CEMETERY, SWANSEA, South Wales. Section E. Grave 307.

GEORGE

John Vernon

Able Seaman D/JX 289598, HMS President III, Royal Navy. Died 11th August 1943. Aged 23. Son of William E. and Mary George, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 79, Column 1.

GILBERTSON

John Francis

Major 76477, 105 Battery, 31 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd September 1944. Aged 28. Son of Charles Geoffrey and Ellen Christabel Gilbertson; husband of Eileen Muriel Gilbertson. of Worcester. Buried in MONTECCHIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row H. Grave 12.

GREENLAND

John N

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 145808, H.M.L.C.T. 339, Royal Navy. Died 14th June 1945. Aged 24. Son of Benjamin and Ruth Greenland, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in UDINE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot III. Row A. Grave 9.

HODGE

David G

Leading Aircraftman probably David Gwilym HODGE, Leading Aircraftman 1277888, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th December 1942. Aged 20. Son of John Thomas Hodge and Elizabeth Ann Hodge, of Ynysmudw. Buried west of the church in ST. MARY CHURCHYARD, YNYSMUDW, Glamorganshire.

HOWELLS

William

Private 5122665, 9th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 16th July 1943. Aged 34. Son of Morgan John and Rachel Howells, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 10.

JAMES

Brinley

[Spelt Brynley on CWGC] Driver 2344829, 46 Divisdion Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 14th February 1944. Aged 29. Son of Thomas and Frances James; husband of Dorothy May James, of Dorking, Surrey. Buried in MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

JENKINS

Richard

Private - No further information available currently

JEREMIAH

Albert

Aircraftsman 1st Class 1415942, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 7th September 1942. Aged 19. Son of Benjamin and Queenie Jeremiah, of Pontardawe. Buried north of the church porch in ST. PETER CHURCHYARD, PONTARDAWE, Glamorganshire.

JOHN

Glyn

Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1316412, 100 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2nd January 1944. Aged 22. Son of George and Margaret Jane John, of Trebanos, Glamorgan. Buried in HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 6. Row J. Collective grave 1-7.

JONES

Daniel

Private - No further information available currently

JONES

Elfed

Signalman 2336678, 18th divisioon Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died as a prisoner of war of the Japanese 24th December 1943. Aged 26. Son of Evan and Mary Anna Jones, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 2. Row G. Grave 35.

JONES

William Maxmell

Gunner 4205592, 381 Light A.A. Battery, Royal Artillery. Died 1st December 1943. Aged 32. Son of Thomas William and Bertha Jones, of Pontardawe; husband of Nancy Jones, of Ebbw Vale, Momnouthshire. Buried west of the chapel in WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD, ALLTWEN, Glamorganshire.

JONES

William Robert

3rd Engineer Officer, S.S. Harmala (London), Merchant Navy. Died 7th February 1943. Aged 33. Son of Thomas Lewis Jones and Ellen Jane Jones; husband of Hannah Amelia Jones, of Llanarth, Cardiganshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 55.

KINGDON

Richard Clyde

Gunner 1517924, 16th Battery, L. H. A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died between 31st May and 2nd une 1940. Aged 21. Son of Thomas Henry and Agnes Kingdon, of Cilybebyll, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on DUNKIRK MEMORIAL, Nord, France. Column 13.

LEWIS

Glyndwr John

Gunner 1552555, 65 Battery, 34 Light A. A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 29th April 1941. Buried in ST. CIWG CHURCHYARD, LLANGUICKE, Glamorganshire.

LEWIS

Thomas

Gunner 1091180, 107 (The South Notts. Hussars) Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 6th June 1942. Aged 32. Son of William and Mary Lewis; husband of Glythen Lewis, of Alltwen, Pontardawe, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 14.

McGARRY

William Michael

[Listed as Flight Sergeant on memorial] Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1379359, 15 O.T.U., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 14th October 1941. Buried in BARVILLE CHURCHYARD, Eure, France. Grave 5.

MORGAN

David

Lance Corporal 14731223, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 27th March 1945. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Morgan, of Alltwen, Glamorgan. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 47. Row H. Grave 7.

MORGAN

William Kerr

Private probably William Kerr MORGAN, Private 3971746, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 3rd October 1944. Aged 25. Son of William and Rosina Morgan, of Aberavon, Glamorgan. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 3.

PARRATT

Melvyn Bertram

Able Seaman D/JX 134827, H.M. Submarine Thames, Royal Navy. Died 3rd August 1940. Aged 25. Son of Smith W. and Esther Parratt, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 38, Column 1.

PENDEREL

Hubert Wilson Godfrey Jones

Group Captain (Pilot), Royal Air Force. Died 14th May 1943. Aged 52. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Jones. F.R.G.S. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C) and the Air Force Cross (AFC). Buried in ST. CIWG CHURCHYARD, LLANGUICKE, Glamorganshire

PHILLIPS

David Lemuel

Private 3972330, 70th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 16th April 1943. Aged 22. Son of William Henry and Annie Phillips; husband of Elizabeth Clementine Mary Phillips, of Canterbury. Buried in EBENEZER CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD, RHOS, Glamorganshire. Row 6. Grave 2.

POWELL

John Leonard

Squadron Leader (Pilot) 103039, 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th April 1945. Aged 29. Son of David Albert and Elizabeth Powell, of Rhos, Glamorgan. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). Buried in POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY, Poland. Plot 5. Row B. Collective grave 1-5.

PRICE

Glyn Stephen

Leading Aircraftman 1836130, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 16th December 1944. Aged 19. Son of David Stephen Price and Margaret Price, of Trebanos, Glamorgan. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row D. Grave 34.

PRITCHARD

Phillip [Henry]

Stoker 1st Class D/KX 94319, H.M.S. Gloucester, Royal Navy. Died 22nd May 1941. Aged 21. Son of Sidney David and Florence May Pritchard, of Godrergraig, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 53, Column 2.

PROBERT

Morgan Gethin

Private 1492867, 10th Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 19th September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Harry and Sarah Ann Probert, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY, Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 15. Row A. Grave 17.

REES

Alwyne Edward

Sergeant (Observer) 1018355, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28th AUgust 1942. Son of Rees Thomas Rees and Elizabeth Rees, of Princetown, Devon. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 28. Row B. Grave 18.

RICHARDS

Ronald

Private 3960294, 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 27th July 1944. Aged 29. Son of William Thomas Richards and Sarah Richards, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 1.

SHIELDS

Frederick 'Fred' George

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1086114, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 10th April 1944. Buried in ODDEN (OVERBY) CHURCHYARD, Denmark. Collective grave 3J.

SYMONDS

Charles William

Signalman 14537819, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 10th January 1947. Buried in COEDGWILYM CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section I. Grave 1292.

THOMAS

David Meurig

Sergeant (Pilot U/T) 1316660, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th September 1942. Aged 20. Son of Idwal Vaughan and Elizabeth Gwladys Thomas, of Pontardawe, W. Glam. Buried in BULAWAYO (ATHLONE) CEMETERY, Zimbabwe. Grave 52.

THOMAS

Emrys

Flying Officer (Pilot) 110613, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 13th July 1943. Aged 24. Son of Gersome and Mary Thomas, of Alltwen, Pontardawe. B.A. Hons. (Swansea). Buried south of the chapel in WELSH CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD, ALLTWEN, Glamorganshire.

THOMAS

Islwyn

Private 3966263, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 27th May 1941. Aged 24. Son of Jonathan and Annie Thomas, of Trebanos, Pontardawe, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on ATHENS MEMORIAL, Greece. Face 6.

VAUGHAN

Thomas Arthur

Sergeant 2182628, 6th (10th Bn. The Royal Welch Fusiliers) Battalion, Parachute Regiment, Army Air Corps. Died 31st December 1944. Aged 39. Son of John Henry and Mary Vaughan, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in PHALERON WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 19. Row A. Grave 12.

WESSON

Richard Raymond

Able Seaman D/J 109893, H.M. Submarine Seahorse, Royal Navy. Died 12th January 1940. Aged 31. Son of Harry and Lilian Wesson; husband of Louisa Mary Wesson, of Harrow-onthe-Hill, Middlesex. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 38, Column 3.

WILLIAMS

Arthur

Sergeant probably Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 646080, Royal Air Force. Died 10th July 1940. Buried in ST. CIWG CHURCHYARD, LLANGUICKE, Glamorganshire.

WILLIAMS

Edward M

Private 7376076, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 10th July 1943. Aged 23. Son of Griffith and Elizabeth Williams, of Rhos, Glamorgan. Buried in SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY, Italy. Plot III. Row H. Grave 7.

WILLIAMS

Gwilym

Flight Sergeant, 1416530, 635 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 5th March 1945. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM). No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 273.

WILLIAMS

Islwyn

Sergeant 3967901, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 28th February 1942. Aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 63.

WILLIAMS

John Eynon

Driver 2152763, 107 Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22nd June 1943. Aged 28. Son of Thomas and Blodwen Williams, of Pontardawe, Glamorgan. Buried in ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot I. Row B. Grave 15.

WILLIAMS

Morgan S H

Guardsman - No further information available currently

WILLIAMS

Rees John

Carpenter, S.S. Empire Wagtail (London), Merchant Navy. Died 28th December 1942. Aged 29. Son of Rees and Mary H. Williams; husband of Winifred Williams, of Morriston, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 47.

WILLIAMS

Sidney

Sapper probably Sidney John WILLIAMS, Sapper 2035649, Royal Engineers. Died 9th September 1945. Aged 33. Son of James and Nomie Williams, of Swansea; husband of Eileen Williams, of Swansea. Buried in MORRISTON CEMETERY, SWANSEA, Glamorganshire. Section G. Grave 6.

WILLIAMS

William Richard O

Private 3976984, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 15th August 1944. Aged 21. Son of William and Henrietta Williams, of Trebanos, Glamorgan. Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XI. Row F. Grave 4.

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