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ROATH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1& 2 plus Red Cross - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © St Edwards' Church, Roath (Bill Berry) 2005
Research Patricia Cassidy

The first St Edward's Church in Roath was destroyed by fire in 1919. It was rebuilt as a memorial to those who lay down their lives in the First World War. There are three memorials, First World War, Red Cross and Second World War.

Photograph Copyright © St Edwards' Church, Roath 2005

First World War: 1914 To 1918

ALFORD

William
Private 67705, 16th (Royal Devon & Royal North Devon Yeomanry) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 September 1918. Aged 20. Born 15 September 1898 in Barnstaple, Devon. Enlisted Cardiff. Son of William Henry and Eliza Jane (nee Sanders) Alford, of 5, Grouse St., Roath, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Forrest Road, Canton, Cardiff. In 1910, attended Howard Gardens Municipal Secondary Boys School, Cardiff, lived in Grove Street, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Grouse Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in RONSSOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 8.

BEAZLEY

Taliesin
[Spelt Taliesyn on SDGW] Private 22061, 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 29th June 1916. Born 22 April 1896 in Roath, enlisted Cardiff. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Jane Beazley. He attended Stacey Road, Splottlands Infants School, Cardiff in 1899. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Theodora Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XI. Row G. Grave 9.

BEER

[John] William
Private 39530, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borders. Killed in action 21st November 1917. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of John Wesley and Elizabeth Ellen (nee Taylor) Beer. Formerly 4646, Monmouthshire Regiment. His father also served in World War 1. In 1901, lived in Railway Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Somerset Street, Cardiff. Buried in MARCOING BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave lost. Special memorial 3.

BILLOT

Frederick George
Master, S.S. "Euterpe" (Cardiff), Mercantile Marine. Supposed drowned of the Norwegian Coast 7 January 1916 when his ship went missing. Aged 56. Born 1860 in Jersey, Channel Islands. Husband of Emily Jane Billot (nee Le Gresley), of Jersey. Son of George and Ann Billot. At the time of his death his address was given as 184, Albany Road, cardiff. In 1871, lived in Low Land, Jersey, Channel Islands. In the 1911 Census he lived at Roath Dock, Cardiff, a Master Mariner, Crew, born Jersey , married, vessel ‘Crimdon’. His son Edward Billot fell in World War 2. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

BOWES

Alfred
Chief Engineer, S.S. "Greldon" (Cardiff), Mercantile Marine. Supposed drowned 8 October 1917 when his ship went missing. Aged 57 [CWGC] or 53 [shipping Loss Record]. Son of the late George and Rebecca Bowes; husband of Alma Maud Bowes (nee Straker), of 103, Connaught Rd., Cardiff, married 6 December 1890, in Monmouthshire where he was listed as an Engineer. In 1901, lived at Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, lived at Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff. Born at Great Gonerby, Grantham. His son served in the first world war – 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Engineers (1894-1957). No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

BROOKS

Lewis

[Spelt Louis on census, clipping states Royal Berkshire Regiment] Private 7531, 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Ypres 23 October 1914. Aged 27. Born and resident Longworth, Berks, enlisted oxford. Son of George and Jane Brooks, of Rectory Rd., Longworth, Berks.; husband of Annie Hetta Benham (formerly Brooks), of 61, Peach St., Wokingham, Berks. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37 and 39.

Note: Although the cutting shows his details the connection with Roath or Cardiff does not appear anywhere in his details and this is highly suspicious. In the 1891 census he is resident at Butts Lane, Longworth, Faringdon, Berkshire, born Berkshire. In 1901, resident in Butts Lane, Longworth, Faringdon, Berkshire, born Wotton, Berkshire, Labourer in Nursery. In 1911, lived in Longworth, Faringdon, Berkshire, born Wootton, Berkshire, a Gardener. Husband of Annie (nee Ewens). Married 1909, Andover, Hampshire. Nothing points to Wales or Cardiff or Roath.

BROWN

Alfred Ernest
Private SD/1870, 13th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1916. Aged 37. Born Lincoln, enlistd Bexhill, Sussex. Son of George Brown and the late Ellen Brown; husband of Ellen Brown, of 7, Bertram St., Cardiff. In 1881, lived in Bedford Street, Cardiff. In the 1901 census, he lived in London (Bedford Hotel, Streatham) working as a Hotel Servant, born Lincoln. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section N. Grave 18.

BROWN

Harold Jackson
Captain, 12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 10 January 1920. Aged 24. Son of James and Margaret Rachel Brown, of 40, Richmond Rd., Cardiff. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot Y. Row NC. Grave 9.

BRUCE

[Albert] Edward [Percy]

[Listed as Albert Edward BRUCE on CWGC and Edward BRUCE on SDGW] Private 15944, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 September 1916. Aged 20. Born 20 December 1895 in Seaforth, Liverpool, enlisted Cardiff. Baptised 31 March 1896 in Liverpool. Son of Mrs. Marguerite Jane Bruce, of "Escrick", 25, Axminster Rd., Penylan, Cardiff, and the late Capt. Thomas Bruce. In 1901 he lived at Gladstone Road, Seaforth, West Derby. In 1902 attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys), Cardiff, and lived in Claude Road, Cardiff. In 1911, his mother (is married not widowed), two sisters and a brother live in Marlborouh Road, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - Volume 3 - Page 39:

BRUCE, ALBERT EDWARD PERCY, Private, No. 15944, 5th (Service) Battn. The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry), 2nd s. of Thomas Bruce, of 86, MarIborough Road, Cardiff, Master Mariner, by his wife, Marguerite Jane, dau. of James Partridge : b. Liverpool. 25 Feb. 1895; educ. Albany Road Council School, and St. Mary’s Hall, Cardiiff : was an Apprentice at sea; enlisted in Nov. 1914; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders; was wounded in May, 1915, and invalided home; rejoined his regiment the following Aug., and was killed in action at Delville Wood 31 Aug. 1916. Buried north-east of Delville Wood. His Sergeant wrote : "He was a Machine Gunner belonging to the section of my platoon and I can assure you I have lost one of my best men. His section received the thanks of the Brigadier-General for the splendid work they did in breaking up the German attack. He has left a good name behind him, and he will never be forgotten by his pals. He would have had promotion a long time ago, but he preferred to stop as he was.” Unm.

BUDD

Albert Cecil
Acting Bombardier 137139 [SDGW] or 17130 [CWGC], "C" (Anti-Aircraft) Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 12th May 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cardiff [SDGW]. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Budd, of 112, Broadway, Cardiff; brother of Ernest Charles (below). Born at South Woodford, Essex [CWGC]. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, at school, born Woodford, Essex, resident with his parents, Charles and Elizabeth, and two siblings, at 112 Broadway Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Woodford, Essex, resident with his mother, Elizabeth, and four siblings, at 6, Peel Road Selbourne Terrace, Woodford St Mary, West Ham, London. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1897 in the West Ham Registration District, Essex. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 7.

BUDD

Ernest Charles
There is a Ernest Charles BUDD who lived in Essex but never appears in Cardiff, Rifleman S/27053, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 29 March 1918. Aged 38. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 9. There is Charles Ernest BUDD whose birth was registered in Cardiff Registration District in April to June Quarter 1880 who was baptised 15 April 1880 in Canton, Glamorganshire, son of William and Clara. In the 1911 census he is aged 31, born Cardiff, a Commercial Traveller Chemist, married to Elizabeth Ann, with four children, resident 225 Caerleon Road, Newport, Monmouthshire.

CARTER

Percy
Private 77319, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4th November 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Robert William and Lydia Carter, of 105, Cyfarthfa St., Roath, Cardiff. Formerly 4/37981, Royal Lancashire Regiment. In 1911, he was in hospital as a patient in Canton, Cardiff; his parents were resident in 1911, in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff and also in 1901. In 1907 attended Albany Road School, Roath (Boys). Lived in Cyfarthfa, Street, Roath, Cardiff Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 10.

CHARLES

Hubert James
Lance Corporal 24117, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 7th July 1916. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Baptised 5 May 1879, in Roath, Cardiff. In 1881, lived in Lily Street, Roath, Cardiff with his parents, Edward and Mary Ann Charles; born Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Woodcock Street, Roath, Cardiff; born Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Carlisle Street, Roath, Cardiff, House Painter, married to Winifred (nee Coles married Cardiff 1898) with one son. In 1911, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Cardiff, born cardiff, House Painter and Paper Hanger, married with two children. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 3.

COTTERELL

Frederick Owen
[Spelt COTTRELL on CWGC] Private 54530, 10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 21st February 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Frederick Charles and Catherine (nee Owen) Cotterell; husband of Florence Pattie (nee Gillies) Cotterell, married 31 October 1914 in Roath, Cardiff. Formerly 2899, Glamorgan Yeomanry. In 1914, lived in Kimberley Road, Cardiff; occupation Schoolmaster. In 1911, lived in Inverness Place, Roath, Cardiff, with is parents; occupation Elementary School Teacher. In 1901, lived in Inverness Place, Roath, Cardiff, with is parents; occupation Pupil Teacher. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1A.

CROSS

Harry aka Henry
Leading Seaman 182361, H.M.S. "Goliath", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 13 May 1915. Aged 39. Born 18 March 1870 at St Radcliff, Bristol, Somerset. Son of Harry and Jane Cross, of Bristol; husband of Minnie Cross, of 74, Shakespeare St., Roath, Cardiff (married at St. Margaret’s, Roath, Cardiff on 24 December 1911). No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 5.

DAVIES

Percy Hier
Captain, 17th Battalion attached to 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 16 August 1917. Aged 25. Born Chepstow, Somerset on 14 June 1893. Son of Percy Llewelyn and Mary Hall (nee Griffiths) Davies. In 1911, lived in Claude Road, Cardiff; occupation Solicitor's Clerk. In 1901, lived in Claude Road, Cardiff. In 1898, attended Albany Road School, Roath (infants) then in 1900, attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour - Volume 5 - Page 48:

DAVIES, PERCY HIER, Lieut., 15th (Service) Battn. The Welch Regt., eldest s. of the late Percy Llewelyn Davies, by his wife, Mary (75, Claude Road, Cardiff); and nephew of Sir Reginald Brade, K.C.B.; b. Chepstow, Co. Somerset, 14 June, 1893; educ. Intermediate School, Swansea; was an Architect; was gazetted 2nd Lteut. 5 June, 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force ia France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Ypres 16 Aug. 1917. Buried at St. Julien. Col. Parkinson wrote: “He was always a most cheery little man, and always had a smile ready, no matter what was going on. Your son will always be to me and to all of us an example of the most cheerful and unselfish devotion to duty at all times and in all places.”

DUPE

George Thomas aka Tom
Pioneer 129758, No. 1 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 24th September 1917. Aged 22. Born, 21 September 1895, and enlisted Cardiff. Son of John Stowell Dupe, and Mariah Hannah (nee Phillips) Dupe, of 279, Albany Rd., Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Moy Road, Cardiff. Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, bELGIUM. Plot VIII. Row A. GraVE 3.

EDWARDS

Thomas Cenydd Martin
Rifleman 5248, "D" Comapny, 2nd/16th (County of London) Battalion (Queen's Westminster Rifles). Killed in action 5th October 1916. Aged 21. Born 1895 in Caerphilly, baptised 23 May 1895 in Caerphilly, Glamorgan. Enlisted Westminster, resident Cardiff. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Parry Edwards, of 44, Arran St., Roath, Cardiff. Born at Caerphilly, Glam. In 1911, lived in Arran Street, Cardiff, born Caerphilly, a Shipbroker’s Clerk. In 1901, lived in Station Terrace, Caerphilly, born Caerphilly. Buried in MAROEUIL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 8.

ELLEMENT

William A
No further information currently available

EVANS

Percy Charles David
Captain, Machine Gun Corps attached 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 22 December 1915. Aged 42. Born 1873 in Cardiff, baptised 16 July 1873 in St John, Cardiff. Son of David Weston and Mary Elizabeth (nee John) Evans; husband of Sarah Annie (nee Coggins) Evans, married 9 August 1899, in Caerphilly, of 49, Castle St., Caerphilly, Glam. Occupation Commercial Accountant, lived in Bedord Street, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Oak Terrace, Llanfabon, Glamorgan, with his wife and daughter, he was a Storekeeper, born Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Diana Street, Roath, Cardiff, with is wife, born Cardiff, a Brewer's Manager. In 1881, lived in Stacey Road, Cardiff, with his parents, born Cardiff. Buried in ST. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row J. Grave 1.

FERRIS, MM and Bar

William Reginald
Sergeant 82567, General Base Depot, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 4th November 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of William and Kate (nee Bellamy) Ferris; husband of H. F. Thane (formerly Ferris, nee Spawton), of 143, Cyfarthja St., Roath Park, Cardiff, married 1906, London. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.) and Bar. In 1911, lived in Habershon Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Dock Labourer. In 1901, lived in Agate Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Zinc Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot EH. Section CE. Grave 2621.

GALE, MC & MM

Henry John Elliott
Second Lieutenant, 1st Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 8 June 1918. Aged 23. Born 1895 in Cardiff, baptised 18 February 1895, in Roath, Cardiff. Son of Walter James and Mary Annie Gale, of Cardiff. He was a Schoolmaster before enlisting. Enlisted September 1914. Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.) and Military Medal (M.M.). In 1911, lived in Pearl Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Student. In 1901 and 1895, lived in Blanche Street, Cardiff. Buried in AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, Francegale. Plot III. Row B. Grave 25.

GRIFFIN

George Henry
Private 11932, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd April 1915. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Samuel and Sarah Jane Griffin, of 33 Elm St., Cardiff. In 1901, lived at Partridge Lane, Roath, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 21.

HAM

Frederick William Percy
[Listed as Percy HAM on SDGW] Gunner 28731, 51st Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed min action 6 September 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Ham, of 142, Cyfarthfa St., Roath, Cardiff. In 1911 and 1901, lived at Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff; born Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Carlisle Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 38.

HAMER

William [Charles]
Private 55437, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 23. Born, 4 April 1894, and resident Cardiff, enlisted Carmarthen, baptised 19 February 1896 – St Andrew, Cardiff. Son of the late John and Sarah Hamer; husband of the late Rose Hamer, married 1914, Cardiff, she died 1917, in Cardiff. Formerley 5412, Pembrokeshire Yeomanry. In 1901 he attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys), Roath, Cardiff, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1904 he attended Albany Road School (boys), Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 14.

HATHERDALE

Joseph William
Sapper 133381, 71st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died in Mesopotamia 17th July 1917. Aged 25. Born 1892 in Roath, Cardiff and enlisted Cardiff, baptised 1 September 1892, Roath, Cardiff. Son of William and Ellen (nee Hayward) Hatherdale. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Shakespeare Street, Roath, Cardiff; in 1911 he was a Banker Mason. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 5 and 61.

HAWKEN

John Henry
Lance Corporal 56566, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of John and Emma (nee Jewell) Hawken, of Cardiff. In 1915, lived at Victoria Park Avenue, Canton, Cardiff; occupation Stereotyper. In 1901, lived in Thesiger Street, Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Gwendoline Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 20.

HOOPER

Edwin Stephen
[Listed as Edwin Stevens HOOPER on CWGC and most records] First Engineer, S.S. "Portloe" (Cardiff), Mercantile Marine. Died 20 April 1917. Aged 57. Baptised 24 April 1859 at Bristol, St Stephen, Gloucestershire. Son of Edwin Hooper (a Master Mariner) and Elizabeth; husband of Anne (nee Davies) Hooper, of 9, Wellfield Place, Roath, Cardiff; married 17 April 1899, at St Margaret, Roath, Cardiff. Born at Bristol. In 1871, lived at Ivy Cottage, Penarth, Cardiff. In 1899, lived at Capstone House, Penarth, occupation Marine Engineer. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London.

HOOPER

Walter Thomas

Captain, acting Major, 78th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action at Vimy Ridge 9 April 1917. Aged 38. Born 2 February 1879 in Cardiff. Son of Horatio and Vanda Karoline Hooper; husband of Aileen S. Turner (formerly Hooper), of 82, Assiniboine Drive, Tuxedo Park, Winnipeg. In 1879, lived in Pearcefield Place, his father was an Accountant. In 1881, lived in Oakfield Street, Roath, Cardiff; born Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Park Villas, Fidlas Road, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Shipping Clerk. Emigrated 28 January 1878 from Liverpool to St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on the "Empress Of Britain". Next of kin listed as his mother V.K. Hooper, of 17 Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff. Attested and passed fit 17 August 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, aged 36 years 6 months, height 5 feet 7 inches, 36 inch chest, fesh complexion, grey eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in GIVENCHY-EN-GOHELLE CANADIAN CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4485 - 17

HOWITT

Albert [Edward]
Private 29822, 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Battalion, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 19 September 1918. Aged 39. Born 14 June 1879 in Portsmouth, enlisted Cardiff. Son of William and Lavinia Howitt; brother of Herbert (below). In 1911, he was a Boarder in Edward Street, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, born Portsmouth, employed as a Bricklayer’s Labour. In 1911, his parents and siblings lived in Arthur Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Pearl Street, Roath, Cardiff, born Landport, Hampshire, employed as a Bricklayer’s Labourer. In 1886, attended Stacey Road/Splottlands Infant School, Cardiff. In 1881, lived in Landport View, Portsea, Hampshire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.

HOWITT

Herbert
Private 56564, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Aged 33. Born 2 December 1884 in Guildford, Surrey, resident Roath, enlisted Cardfiff. Son of William and Lavinia Howitt; brother of Albert (above). In 1911, his parents and siblings lived in Arthur Street, Roath, Cardiff, born Stoke, Guildford, Surrey. In 1901, lived in Pearl Street, Roath, Cardiff, born Guildford, Surrey. In 1889, attended Stacey Road/Splottlands Infants School, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 93 to 94.

JAMES

Lionel Randolph
Flight Serjeant 16693, 3rd Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force. Died whilst on leave 28 February 1919. Aged 33. Son of Edward Henry and Elizabeth James. Born 20 November 1884 in Dowlais, Cardiff. Enlisted 17 December 1915, occupation at the time Draughtsman. In 1911, lived in Stacey Road, Roath, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Stacey Road, Roath, Cardiff, born Dowlais, an Apprentice Mechanic Engineers. In 1894, attended Howard Gardens and Howardian High School (boys). In 1891, lived in Morlais Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 124B.

Extract from England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1919.

JAMES Lionel Randolph of 24 Stacey-road Cardiff died 28 February 1919 Administration London 28 October to Edward Henry James retired accountant. Effects £1914 4s.

JENKINS

John Llewellyn
Private 51347 , 1st/2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th September 1918. Aged 20. Born 11 November 1898 in Cardiff and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Benjamin and Edith (nee Sadler) Jenkins. In 1911, lived in Pearl Street, Cardiff. In 1906, attended Albany Road School, Roath (boys). In 1901, lived in Plasnewydd Road, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row A. Grave 9.

JOHNSON

Frank
Private 99869, 21st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 22nd March 1918. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Formerly 228250, Monmouthshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.

JONES

James
No further information currently available

JONES

Leslie [Price]
Private 3082, Honourable Artillery Company (Infantry). Died 29th September 1915. Aged 19. Born January 1896 in Cardiff, baptised 15 March 1896 in St John, Cardiff. Enlisted Armoury House 8 February 1915, resident Cardiff. Employee of the London and North Western Railway. When he died his parents lived in Sandringham Road, Penylan, Cardiff. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Strathnairn Street, Roath, Cardiff; born Cardiff. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 7.

KEEVIL

Frederick Charles
Private 42308, 2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died of wounds 27 September 1917. Aged 19. Born 1898 in Cardiff. Son of Frederick John and Mary Keevil, of 92, Elm St., Roath, Cardiff (still resident there in 1939). In the 1911 census he was born Cardiff, resident with his parents at Elmt Street, Cardiff. In the 1901 census he was born Cardiff, resident with his parents, his father was listed as John, in Richards Terrace, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in ZUYDCOOTE MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 5.

LAKE

Frank
Lance Corporal 30576, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 16 July 1916. Aged 30. Born 1885 in Roath, Cardiff, enlisted Cardiff. Son of Frank and Mary Lake, of 6, Flint St., Maindy, Cardiff; husband of Honor Lake (nee Watkins), of 19, Coburn St., Cathays, Cardiff. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Glamorgan, resident with his parents, James and Mary Ann, in Elm Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 16, born Cardiff, a Brass Founder, resident with his parents, James and Mary Ann, at 139, Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. In the 1911 census he is aged 27, married to Honor, an Advertisment Fixer, born Roath, Cardiff, resident 73 Coburn Street, Cardiff, Glamorganshire. Married in the July to September Quarter 1910 in Cardiff. In 1916, still resident Coburn Street, Cathays, Cardiff. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No.2, Somme, France. Plot XXXVI. Row H. Grave 16.

LAVERICK

Emmanuel Comby
Master, S.S. "Holmtown", Mercantile Marine. Died at sea, supposed drowned when his ship wnet missing 6 February 1918 body washed ashore in Dorset. Aged 64. Born Redcar. Husband of Mary Hannah (nee Harrison) Laverick, of 1, Ilton Rd., Pen-y-lan, Cardiff; married 4 January 1887 at Middlesbrough, both resident Middlesbrough,. In 1911 he was Master of the "Plumgarth". In 1901, lived in Angus Street, Roath, Cardiff, born Redcar, Yorkshire, occupation Master Mariner. In 1861, lived in North Terrace, Dawdon, Easington, Durham. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot B. Row CE. Grave 1811.

LAVERICK

William Leslie
Captain (Master Mariner) S.S. "Petone", Mercantile Marine. Entered hospital at Rouen 7 July 1918 and died from Broncho Pneumonia 10 July 1918. Aged 28. Born 2 January 1890 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, baptised 2 February 1890 in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Son of Emmanuel Comby and Mary Hannah (nee Harrison) Laverick; husband of Margaret Amelia (nee Brian Laverick), married 4 September 1913, in St Andrew, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Angus Street, Roath, Cardiff. He had two daughters born in Cardiff – Florence (1915) and Margaret (1917).


LEWIS

James Morris
[Listed elsewhere as James Maurice LEWIS] Corporal 33337, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 5 September 1918. Aged 33. Born 1885 in Cardiff. Son of George and MaryLewis. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Rose Street, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

McCLEA

Ernest
[Spelt MCLEA on SDGW & CWGC] Acting Lance Corporal 237729 [SDGW] or 235729 [CWGC], 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th April 1918. Aged 25. Born 23 December 1896 in Roath, enlisted Cardiff. Baptised 21 June 1900. Son of Robert Alexander and Caroline Mary (nee Parkins) McLea. Service Record lists him as Ernest McLay, enlisted Cardiff as ‘742’ Private 7th (Cyclists) Bn. Formerly 742, Welsh Regiment. In 1900,1901 and 1911, lived in Treharris Street, Roath, Cardiff; born Cardiff, in 1911 he was an Errand Boy. In 1905, attended Albany Road School, Roath (boys). Buried in AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, (LANCASHIRE DUMP), MESNIL-MARTINSART, Somme, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 32.

MILWARD

Charles Atkinson
Private 290164, 17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment attached to Drake Battalion Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 28th May 1918. Aged 27. Born 23 April 1891 in Roath, enlisted Cardiff; baptised 22 July 1891 in St German, Roath, Cardiff. Son of John Charles and Elizabeth Alice (nee Atkinson) Milward, of 5, Cressy Rd., Cardiff. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Claude Road, Cardiff. In 1911 he was a Miller's Clerk, born Cardiff. In 1900, attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys). In 1891, lived in Longcross Street. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 18.

MONKS

Charles Henry Frederick
[Listed only as Chaels on CWGC and SDGW] Trooper 2479, Household Battalion, Royal Cavalry. Killed in action 23rd June 1917. Aged 22. Born Staple Hill, Gloucestershire, enlisted Port Talbot, resident Cardiff. Son of Charles and Annie Elizabeth (nee Brown) Monks; husband of Mary J (nee Kinsella) Monks, married first quarter of 1917, in Cardiff. In 1914, he worked as a Porter on the Railway, at Cardiff. In 1911, lived at Janet Street, Splott, Cardiff; he was a Factory Hand. In 1901, lived in Rose Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row H. Grave 21.

MORGAN

William Valentine
Private 29351, 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 2nd October 1917 at Ypres. Aged 37. Born in Whitchurch, Herefordshire in May 1880. Enlisted Cardiff. Son of William Valentine and Mary Jane (nee Heaven) Morgan who lived in Cardiff; husband of Elizabeth Florence Morgan, of 135, Treharris St., Roath, Cardiff. Two brothers, Levenston and Henry James, and one sister, Lilian who also lived in Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Treharris Street, Cardiff, employed as a Painter and Paperhanger. In 1901, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff, employed as a Painter and Paperhanger. In 1881, lived in Doward Hill, Whitchurch, Herefordshire. Buried in BUS HOUSE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 7.

MORRISSEY

Herbert John
Sergeant 11470, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th September 1916. Aged 21. Born, 25 April 1895, and enlisted Cardiff. Son of James and Hannah Morrisey, of 12, Rose St., Roath, Cardiff. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Rose Street, Roath, Cardiff; anApprentice in 1911. In 1902, attended Albany Road School, Roath (boys), Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 C.

MUSGRAVE

Arthur
Private P.W. 2537, 19th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment). Died of wounds 14th April 1918. Aged 39. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of William and Elizabeth Musgrave, of 78, Shakespeare St., Roath, Cardiff; husband of Elizabeth (nee Poole) Musgrave, married in 1901, in Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Railway Street, Splott, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Basket Maker. In 1881, 1891 and 1901, lived in Shakespeare Street, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXIX. Row B. Grave 16.

NEWBURY

Thomas
[Listed as NEWBURG on CWGC] Sapper 385809, 490th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 4th June 1918. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Professional soldier. Embarked France 14 December 1914. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVII. Row F. Grave 13.

OVENDEN

Frederick William

Private 129101, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in actin in the trenches south-east of Souchez 3 February 1917. Aged 34. Born 28 February 1881 in Hythe, Kent. Son of Henry John and Hannah Phoebe Ovenden; husband of Florence Mable (nee Jones) Ovenden, of 96, Monthermer Rd., Cathays, Cardiff, Wales, married 25 December 1905 in Roath, Cardiff. Carpenter by trade. Attested 10 September 1915 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; passed fit 7 September 1915. Height 5 feet 11¼ inches, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. In 1905 he was a Carpenter living at Pen-y-Wain Road, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Castle Street, Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Miskin Street, Cardiff. At the time of his death his home was in Monthermer Road, Cathays, Cardiff. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 6. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7514 - 46

Transcript - Western Mail - 23 February 1917

HEROES OF THE RANK AND FILE
KILLED

Private F W Ovenden, Seaforth Hih?? Canadian Contingent? who ? He went to Vancouver in 1913. He had twice previoiusly been wounded. Private Ovenden was educated at the Cardiff Higher Grade School and was an ardent footballer having played for the Old Monktopians for several season and was a member of the Glamorgan Volunteer Corps. Private Ovenden was a brother-in-law of Mr ? Jones a well-known Cardiff ?? man.

OWEN, MM

Alexander aka Alec
Private 23686, 13th Hussars. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 10th May 1918. Aged 22. Born, enlisted and resident Cardiff. Son of Edward and Cecilia Ann (nee Jones) Owen, of 151, Treharris St., Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff, born Cardiff, employed as a Typewriting apprentice. In 1901, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XII. Row M. Grave 15.

OWEN

William John
No further information currently available

PRICE

Frederick
No further information currently available

PRICE

James Edward
[Listed as Private on CWGC] Corporal 6712, 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Died 1 November 1914. Born 1891 in Much Marcle, Hereford as James Edwin, resident Cardiff. Son of James Edward Price and Flora (nee Townsend). In the 1911 census, resident Aliwal Barracks, South Tedworth, Hampshire, single, aged 19, born Hereford. In the 1901 census, resident Broadway, Cardiff, born Much Marcle, Hereford. Buried in LILLE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 23.

PRICE

Thomas Henry
No further information currently available.

PRING

Robert Bruce
Steward 136980, S.S. "Pontwen", Mercantile Marine. Died at sea of heat stroke 19 August 1917. Aged 40. Born Cardiff, baptised 13 March 1877 in Roath. Son of Isaac and Margaret Jane (nee Boulton) Pring. In 1917 the ship's log, records his address as living in Wellfield Road, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Wellfield Road, Roath, Cardiff, born Cardiff, employed as a Butcher. In 1891, lived in Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff. In 1889, attended Howard Gardens and Howardian High School (boys). Lived in Gold Street, Cardiff. In 1881, lived in Clifton Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1877, lived in Clifton Street, Roath, Cardiff, his father was a Grocer.

PUGH

John Henry
Private 23659, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916. Aged 31. Born Bristol, enlisted Cardiff. Son of John and Sarah Pugh; husband of Julia Annie (nee Yeoman) Pugh, married 1910, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Silver Street, Cardiff, employed as a Flour Mill Labourer. In 1901, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Caridiff, employed as a Flour Hand, employed as a Four Hand. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Vol. 3. Page 228:

PUGH, JOHN HENRY, Private, No. 23659, 16th (Service) Battn. (Cardiff City) The Welsh Regt., s. of John Henry Pugh, by his wife, Sarah, dau. of (-) Beacham, of Bristol; b. Bristol, co. Gloucester, 23 Jan. 1885; educ. Albany Road Schools, Cardiff; was a Chain Tester; enlisted 6 Jan. 1915; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in action at Mametz Wood 7 July, 1916. He m. at Roath Road Chapel, Cardiff, 9 July, 1910, Julia (35, Rose Street, Cardiff), dau. of Simon (and Maria) Yeoman, and had two children: Kenneth John, b. 30 April, 1911, and Herbert George, b. 21 Jan, 1913.

RAYNOR

Thomas aka Tom
Private G/3887, 8th Battalion, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died of wounds 27 August 1916. Aged 33. Born 12 November 1883 in Monmouth. Son of James and Mary (nee Batson) Raynor. In 1911, lived in Pearl Street, Cardiff:, employed as a Mill Labourer. In 1901, lived in Tewkesbury Place, Roath, Cardiff, employed as a Machine Worker Fancy Biscuit Works. Attended Stacey Road School, Cardiff, in 1889.

REES

John Glynne
Private 34079, 7th Battalion, Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Admitted with gunshot wounds to both legs and compound fracture of right femur, died of wounds 12 September 1916 at 59 Field Ambulance, France. Aged 23. Born, 22 September 1893, Caerphilly, Glamorganshire, enlisted Cardiff, baptised 20 December 1893 in St Andrew, Cardiff. Son of Daniel John and Elizabeth Mary Rees, of 41, Oakfield St., Roath, Cardiff. Employed as a Clerk prior to when he enlisted. Height 5 feet 10¼ inches, weight 157lbs, chest 34½ inches. Formerly 907, Welsh Regiment. In 1911, lived in Oakfield Street, Cardiff, born Caerphilly, employed as a Clerk in Office of Wagon Contractor. In 1901, live in Ruthin Garden, Cardiff. Buried in TROIS ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 16.

RICHARDS

Bruce Carlton
Lieutenant, 113th Battery, 25th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 11 July 1917. Aged 27. Born 22 October 1890 in Cardiff, baptised 11 February 1894 at Cardiff, St John. Son of David Lloyd and Elizabeth (nee Gerrish) Richards, of "Courtfield," Newport Rd., Cardiff; brother of Stanley (below). Formerly 5687, Inns of Court Officers Training Corps. In 1913, attended City of Cardiff High School for Boys. In 1891, 1901 and 1911, lived at Richards Terrace, Cardiff. In 1901, attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys). Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.

RICHARDS

Stanley Earl

Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion (Territorial), Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Died of wounds 29 August 1916. Aged 27. Son of David Lloyd and Elizabeth (nee Gerrish) Richards, of 156, Newport Rd Cardiff; brother of Bruce (above). In 1913, attended City of Cardiff High School for Boy. In 1891, 1895, 1901, 1911 and 1913, lived at Richards Terrace, Cardiff. In 1895, attended Stacey Road/Splottlands Infants School, Cardiff. Buried in WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, SAULTY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 7.

ROCKEY

James

Private M/283912, 648th M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 18 November 1918. Aged 20. Born Cardiff. Son of James and Annie (nee Lewis) Rockey, of 218, Newport Rd., Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Newport Road, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Atlas Place, Canton, Cardiff. Buried in NAKURU NORTH CEMETERY, Kenya. Grave 27.

SMART

Montague [William George]

Private T4/172760, 6th Division Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 30th April 1918. Aged 27. Born, 31 March 1881, Cheltenham, enlisted and resident Cardiff. Son of Rachel Cordelia Richards (formerly Smart), and the late Charles Smart; husband of Rosina Mary Smart, of 5, Denton Rd., Canton, Cardiff. Prior to enlisting he was employed as Insurance Agent and Special Constable. In 1911, lived in Spring Gardens Place, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Broadway, Roath, Cardiff. In 1891, lived in Pearl Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1886, attended Stacey Road/Splottlands Infants School, Cardiff. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 40.

STEPHENS

[Thomas Henry] Cuthbert
Signaller 348208, 96th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Discharged 8th March, died 18 March 1920. Aged 24. Enlisted: 3 September 1914 and discharged 8 March 1920. Son of Henry and Hannah Maud Stephens, of 26, Roath Court Rd., Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Keppoch Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, employed as a Junior Clerk. In 1908, attended Howard Gardens and Howardian High School (boys) aka Howard Gardens Municipal Secondary School. Lived in Keppoch Street, Cardiff. In 1906, attended Albany Road School (boys), Roath, Cardiff, resident Keppoch Street, Cariff. In 1901, lived at Talworth Road, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot VL. Row CE. Grave 32.

TARR

Herbert Edgar [De Torres]
[Listed as Herbert Edward on Naval Records] Able Seaman Wales Z/1640, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 20 April 1917. Aged 24. Born 5 August 1893 in Cardiff. Son of John and Rosina (nee de Torres) Tarr, of 19, Croft Street, Roath, Cardiff. Naval records give his address as 19, Croft Street, Roath, Cardiff. Civil employment Painter. Height 5 feet 6¼ inches, chest 35 inches, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes. Enlisted 19 July 1915 ; with draft for MEF 5 December 1915, joined Hood Battalion at Mudros 8 January 16 until 13 November 1916 when he suffered a gunshot wound to his right foot, invalided to United Kingdom 18 November 1916 ; with draft for BEF 6 March 1917, joined Hood Battalion 30 March 1917 until his death. In 1911, lived in Croft Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, employed as a Coal Tester Washery. In 1901, lived in Cyfarthfa Street, Roath, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pad de Calais, France. Bay 1.

TAYLOR

James
No further information currently available

THOMAS

Bernard Yorke
Private 15524, 11th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died from malaria in Salonika 20th September 1917. Aged 22. Born, 30 March 1895, and enlisted (1914) in Cardiff; baptised 18 July 1895, in St Matthew, Swansea. Son of William and Margaret Thomas, of 77, Claude Rd., Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Mackintosh Place, Roath, Cardiff, born Cardiff, employed as a Clothier’s Apprentice. In 1901, lived in Sunnyside, Dyke Street, Merthyr Tydfil. In July 1895, lived in Splott Road, Cardiff, his father was a Draper, attended Twynyrodyn Infant School (boys). Buried in SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 1204.

THOMAS

Edgar George
Private 62748, 90th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 12th July 1917. Aged 25. Born, 21 April 1892, and enlisted Cardiff. Son of Alfred John and Laura Thomas of, 39, Marlborough Rd., Pen-Y-lan, Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Penhevad Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Clerk. In 1901, lived in Penhevad Street, Cardiff. In 1900, attended Grangetown Elementary and Junior School (boys). Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 1.

THOMAS

Kenneth Gwyn
Private 41670, 5th Battalion, South Wal;es Borderers. Died of wounds 25th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Cardiff. Son of David William and Jane Thomas, of 117, Claude Rd, Roath, Cardiff. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Claude Road, Roath, Cardiff. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 96.

THOMAS

Ralph Farger
Private 3460, 45th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 6 April 1918. Aged 26. Son of Mrs. Lavinia Lomax Thomas, of 208 Westport Road, Cardiff. Before he enlisted he was a Customs Officer. Resident Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Embarked on 24th January, 1917 aboard HMAT Anchises A68 from Sydney. No known grave. Commemorated on VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL, Somme, France.

THOMAS

Robert
No further information currently available

THORNE

William Henry
No further information currently available

TOTTERDELL

William Charles
Acting Corporal 266381, 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Killed in action 12th April 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Cardiff; baptised 19 August 1897, St German, Roath, Cardiff. Son of Walter and Emily (nee Wilkie) Totterdell. Enlisted 1915 as 3811, Royal Field Artillery. In 1897, 1901 and 1911, lived in Cecil Street, Roath, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 10.

VAUGHAN

Thomas George [Henry]
Acting Corporal 19924, 1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action 23rd July 1916. Born, 14 August 1896, and enlisted Cardiff, resident Roath, baptised 30 November 1896 at St German, Roath, Cardiff. Son of Charles and Eliza (nee Cox) Vaughan. Formerly 8283, Dorsetshire Regiment. In 1911, Croft Street, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Park Street, Cardiff. In 1896, lived in Metal Street, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 B.

WALKER

George
Private 56540, "A" Company, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of hephitis and broncho-pneumonia 26 May 1917. Aged 20. Born 17 April 1897 in Manchester, enlisted Cardiff 28 September 1914 aged 17. Son of Frank and Lucy (nee Moxon) Walker, of 18, Colchester Avenue. Pen-y-lan, Cardiff. In 1911, lived at 10, Penylan Place, Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Mirador Crescent, Swansea. In 1905, attended Marlborough Road Primary School (boys), lived at 10, Penylan Place, Cardiff. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2.

WILLIAMS

Frederick Charles
Lance Corporal 32736, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and Lance Corporal P/15669, No. 4 Area Western Command, Military Foot Police. Discharged from Military Foot Police 3 May 1919. Born 3 October 1884 in Cardiff. Son of John and Catherine Williams; husband of Annie (nee Dunn) married 21 November 1908, in Cardiff. In 1911, lived in Hill Street, Cardiff, born Cardiff, a Dock Labourer. In 1901, lived in Bradley Street, Roath, Cardiff, a General Labourer. In 1891, lived in Agate Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1888, attended Stacey Road, Splotlands Infants School, Cardiff, lived in Agate Street, Roath, Cardiff.

WILLIAMS

Rice Watkin
[Listed as Risev Watkin WILLIAMS on SDGW] Private PS/1075, 23rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment. Killed in action 13th November 1916. Aged 27. Born, 16 September 1889, Treorchy, Rhondda, enlisted and resident Cardiff. Son of Henry and Sarah A. Williams, of 18, Ninian Rd., Cardiff. Educated at Llandovery College. In 1901 and 1911, lived in Ninian Road, Roath, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.


16 November 1914 – Western Mail

WYATT

Philip [Charles]
Sapper 239281, 262nd Railway Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 31st October 1917. Aged 22. Born Cardiff, enlisted Brandhoek, Belgium, resident Roath, baptised 19 September 1895 at St German, Roath, Cardiff. Son of Luther and Sarah Wyatt, of 3, Blanche St., Roath, Cardiff. In 1911, his parents and siblings live at 3 Blanche Street, Roath, Cardiff but he was a servant at Coed-Y-Goras Farm, Llanedarne, near Cardiff. In 1901, lived in Blanche Street, Roath, Cardiff. In 1895, lived in Diamond? Street, his father was a labourer. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XXI. Row DD. Grave 20.

Red Cross Memorial

BEESTON

Edith
Sister - No further information currently available

CHAMBERS

Richard
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DAVIES

Thomas
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EDWARDS

Alfred
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GRIFFITHS

William
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HOWELLS

Thomas
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NASH

Frank
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REES

Richard H
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TAYLOR

James
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WILLIAMS

George F
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Second World War: 1939-1945

BROADBURN

[Walter] Claude

Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. "Jackdaw", Royal Navy. Died 5 November 1942. Aged 23. Son of William Claude and Mary Florence Broadburn; husband of Frances Margaret Broadburn (nee Fenton), of Nottingham married 8 August 1942). Birth registered in the October to December Quarter 1918 in the Cardiff Registration District. His parents in 1939, lived in Stanley Road, Twickenham, London. Buried in CRAIL CEMETERY, Fifeshire. Section G. Grave 30.

CLOUTER

Geoffrey [Thomas]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1652839, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 26 February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Thomas Churchill Clouter and Rhoda Dorothy Clouter, of Penylan, Cardiff. In 1939, he lived in Deri Road, Cardiff with his parents and two sisters. Buried in CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Plot 4. Row D. Ciollective grave 1-6.

DRONGESON

Robert [Sydney]
[Listed as DRONGESSON on memorial] Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1833280, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8 April 1945. Aged 20. Son of Johannes Bendix Drongeson and Elizabeth Branch Drongeson, of Cardiff. Birth registered in the April to June AQuater 1924 in South Shields, Durham. lived in Stanhope Road, South Shields, Durham in 1939. Buried in SOUTH SHIELDS (HARTON) CEMETERY, Durham. Section L. Grave 9378.
Newcastle Journal 26 July 1940
Western Mail 12 November 1940
Western Daily Press 05 August 1949

HARRIS

John Molton
Sergeant (Pilot) 1257883, 253 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 29 August 1941. Aged 20. Son of Mrs. K. E. Harris, of 11 Colchester Avenue, Cardiff and the late Mr. W. N. Harris. In 1921 the birth was registered in the Builth Wells Regfistration District, Breconshire. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section E. L. Grave 285.

Western Mail - 3 September 1941

HOGAN

Richard Henry
Second Engineer Officer, S.S. "Grelhead" (London), Merchant Navy. Died 2 December 1941. Aged 58. Born 16 December 1882 in Singapore. Husband of Martha Hogan, of Cardiff, married 29 March 1913 in Roath. In 1939 his wife Martha (who was born 27 April 1883) was living in Waterloo Road, Cardiff with two children; one son, Russell, was killed in World War 2 (see below). No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 53.

HOGAN

Russell [Eugene]
Sergeant (Air Gunner) 1424592, 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 May 1944. Aged 20. Son of Richard Henry and Martha Hogan, of Pen-Y-lan, Cardiff. In 1939 he was living in Waterloo Road, Cardiff with his mother, one sister and a brother; son of Richard (above).Buried in ST. REMY-SOUS-BARBUISE CHURCHYARD, Aube, France. Collective grave 2-4.

JAGO

Harry [Trelawney]
Serjeant 2345661, 325 Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps. Died as a reswult of an accident 3 October 1944. Aged 29. Born 28 December 1914 in Cardiff. Son of Henry and Mary Eliza Jago, of Landford, Wiltshire. B.A. In 1939 he was an Office Manager of Whilesale Provisions living in Pen-Y-Lan Road, Cardiff with his retired parents. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot II. Row L. Grave 13.

Western Mail 16 October 1944
Western Mail 31 July 1940

LAWRENCE

Cyril John
Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1317859, 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 October 1943. Aged 20. Son of John Aaron and Florence Louisa Lawrence, of Roath, Cardiff. In 1939, his family lived in Spring Gardens, Cardiff. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 5. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 16.

MARTIN

Derek Lane
Signalman 2580555, 1st Airborne Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 17 March 1943. Aged 21. Son of Harold and Ethel Martin, of Roath, Cardiff. IN 1939 he was living with his parents and brother, Anthony R, in Sandringham Road, Cardiff. Buried in TABARKA RAS RAJEL WAR CEMETERY, Tunisia. Plot 3.Row C. Grave 20.


Western Mail 31 March 1943

 

MILLS, MiD

Gordon [Thomas]
Captain 220201, The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Died 28 September 1944. Aged 27. Son of Trevor Wallace Mills, and Rose Lena Pitt Mills; husband of Sybil Mills (nee Llewellyn), of Whitchurch, Glamorgan, married 1940 in Cardiff. Mentiontioned in Despatches (M.i.D.). In 1939, his parents and sibling lived in Winchester Avenue, Cardiff. Buried in RHENEN GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot 27. Row A. Grave 1.

MITCHELL

Arthur [John]
Sergeant 902867, 15 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 July 1941. Aged 23. Son of Arthur and Hannah Mitchell, of Penylan, Cardiff. In 1939, his family lived in Pinehurst, Ty-Gwyn Road, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 48.

MORGAN

[Arthur] Geoffrey Hallen
Flight Cadet 3511044, RAF Cranwell, Royal Air Force. Died accidentally in an air crash 19 June 1954. Aged 20. Born 27 July 1933. Son of Ferdinand Claude Hallen Morgan and Vera Jenkins. In 1939, he lived in New Road, Rumney, Cardiff. Buried in CRANWELL VILLAGE CHURCHYARD, Cranwell, Lincolnshire. Row 4. Grave 2.

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REES

Gilbert [Ifor]
Wing Commander 31037, Royal Air Force. Died 13 March 1943. Aged 34. Son of David Rosser Rees and Edith Rachel; husband of Elizabeth M (nee Jones), married 1937 in Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on ALAMEIN MEMORIAL, Egypt. Column 267.

RICH

Thomas Arthur
Corporal 986290, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died of wounds after being struck by the propellors of an aircraft as it taxied down the runway in the dark 25 November 1941. Aged 27. Born 9 April 1914 in Cardiff, baptised 11 June 1914 at St Saviour, Roath, Cardiff. Son of Bertram Ernest and Elizabeth Alice Rich, of Cardiff. A.C.I.I. In 1939 he lived in Priness Street, Cardiff. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section E. K. Grave 213.

Western Mail - 28 November 1941 - Transcription:
ON ACTIVE SERVICE, In Nov., Corpl. Thomas Arthur Royal Air Force dearly loved younger son of Mr and Mrs B.E. Rich, Princess Road. .... Funeral Saturday 29th, leaving .... Service at St. Edward's Church, thence Cardiff Cemetery.

SAMUEL

William Bevan
Chief Engineer Officer, S.S. "Vulcain" (Cardiff), Merchant Navy. Died 23 May 1941. Aged 70. Born 11 April 1871 in Llanelly, Carmarthenshire. Son of John and Ann Samuel. In 1891, lived in Burry Street, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, employed as a Steam Engine Maker and Fitter. In 1901, lived in Wellfield Road, Roath, Cardiff, employed as a Civil Engineer. In 1911, lived in Church Park, Mumbles, Oystermouth, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, London. Panel 115.

SHEPHERD

Richard [Harry Woolley]
[Surname spelt differently according to the records being looked at Sheppherd, Sheppard, Shepherd, Shephard] Sub-Lieutenant (A), H.M.S. "Grebe, royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died 23 July 1942. Aged 27. Born 10 July 1915. Son of Richard Kenneth and Eleanor Kathleen Ferrar Shepherd. In 1939 he lived in Colchester Avenue, Cardiff, a Nurseryman. No known grave. Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 4, Panel 2.


Western Mail - 1 February 1943

TAYLOR

Cyril
No further information currently available

WATKINS

Richard Vivian
Private 13074205, Pioneer Corps. Died 21 January 1945. Aged 28. Born 26 June 1916 in Cardiff, baptised 9 August 1916. Son of Stanley Ivor Watkins, and of Ellen May Watkins, of Penylan, Glamorgan In 1939, he lived in Westville Road, Roath, Cardiff, employed as a Motor Van Driver for a Wholesale Druggist. Buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot V. Row A. Grave 2.

WILLIAMS

Barbara Sarah [Watkin]
Aircraftwoman 1st Class, 883075, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Killed in a road accident when two cars collided head on 20 June 1940. Aged 17. Daughter of Thomas Baker Williams and Annie Maud Williams, of Cardiff. Her parents and siblings lived at Ninian Road, Cardiff in 1939. Buried in CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section O. Grave 1107.

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