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TRELEWIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright ©Amy Kitcher 2004

The Trelewis memorial originally stood on Captain's Hill, Trelewis but was moved 9th February 2002, to avoid vandalism, to The Ffald, on the B4255, Nelson to bedlinof Road, Trelewis; the move and restoartion costing £20,000. It takes the form of a statue, a soldier in a cap with his head bowed and hands resting on the butt of his reveresed rifle, standing on a square pillar and surrounded by railings. There are 45 names for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2. The orginal memorial was orginally unveiled on 31st May 1925 by Mr John Davies, it was re-dedicated on 23rd June 2002. The designer was Mr D Williams and the builder Mr D Williams; the memorial originally cost £250 but extra funds were required to pay for the rasilings surrounding the memorial. Details can be found in the Cardiff Times 14th June 1925 and the Methyr Express on various dates between 1919 and 1925.

Erected By The Inhabitants Of Trelewis
To The Glory Of God And The Immortal Memory Of
The Men Of This Village Who Died For Their Country
In The Great War 1914 – 1918

They Died That We Might Live

Gwell Angau Na Chwilydd 

BAILEY

Richard

Private 30870, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1915. Aged 38. Born Mountain Ash, enlisted Treharris. Son of Thomas and Ellen Bailey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

BALLS

Alfred G

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BUFTON

William

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DAVIES

Joseph

Private 14040, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 25. Born Saundersfoot, Tenby, Pembrokshire, enlisted Methyr, resident Trelewis. Son of Joseph and Mary Davies, of St. Mary's Hill Cottage, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

EDWARDS

Abraham

Private 12408, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Born nelson, enlisted Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, resident Treharris. Son of Robert and Priscilla Edwards, of 35, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glamorgan. Husband of the late Beatrice Edwards. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B. - Also commemorated on the Nelson Memorial

GRIFFITHS

David Watkin

Rifleman S/2336, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1st April 1918. Born and resident Treharris, enlisted Porth, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

HARDMAN

E

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ISAAC

Hopkin

Private 3/8672, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd May 1915. Aged 27. Born Gelligaer, enlisted Methyr Tydvil, resident Trelewis. Son of the late Howell and Ann Isaac. Formerly 12547, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

ISAAC

Joshua L

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JAYNE

Daniel

Private 6426, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 6th September 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Treharris, enlisted Pontypridd. Son of John and Gladys Jayne, of 20, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. Buried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

JENKINS

John Thomas

Acting Sergeant 16024, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Born Treharris, enlisted Merthyr. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

JEWELL

William J

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JONES

James

Private 73695, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Enlisted Methyr, resident Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

JONES

Joseph

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JONES

Robert

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JONES

William

Private 19890, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Balkans 17th November 1916. Born and resident Trelewis, enlisted Merthyr. Formerly 12998, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

LEIGH

H G

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LEWIS

David

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LEWIS

William H

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MANSELL

S R

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MANSELL

Thomas

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MARTIN

Morgan

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MARTIN

William H

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MASON

Frank

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NINNIS

David William

Private 12393, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1915 or later at Gallipoli. Aged 19. Born Gelligaer, enlisted Brecon, resident Trelewis. Son of John and Elizabeth Ninnis, of 47, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

NINNIS

William Daniel

Private 6427, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st January 1917. Born Pengam Bargoed, Monmouthshire, enlisted Pontypridd, resident Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

NORTH

William H

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NORTHEY

James

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OWEN

Moses

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PARR

Frank C

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PROSSER

John E

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REES

George H

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SELLICK

Herbert

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STEER

David William

Private 33252, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1918. Aged 26. Born Trelewis, enlisted Cardiff, resident Nelson. Son of Thomas and Mary Steer, of Llancaiach, Glam. Husband of Esther Bagnall (formerly Steer), of 82, Whitehall Rd., Walsall. Buried in FIVE POINTS CEMETERY, LECHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 8. - Also commemorated on the Nelson Memorial

STEPHENS

D J

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STONEBRIDGE

William

Private 55657, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 8th May 1918. EAged 21. nlisted Brecon, resident Trelkewis, near Treharris. Son of Arthur and Lucy Stonebridge, of "Brynawel," Castle Rd., Rhayader, Radnorshire. Twice previously wounded. Formerly 3114, South Wales Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 63 to 65.

STOREY

Thomas Charles

Private 16727, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 25. Born Maes-Y-Cymwer, enlisted Bargoed, resident Trelewis. Son of Charles and Rachel E. Storey, of 56, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

SYKES

James Henry

Private 3/8275, 5th [SDGW] pr 3rd [CWGC] Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 7th January 1915. Born Treharris, enlisted Merthyr Tydvil. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Weymouth, Dorset. Grave B. "C" 2282.

WATKINS

George

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WATKINS

Ralph

Sergeant 14176, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3rd January 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Trelewis, enlisted Merthyr. Son of Mr. W. M. and Mrs. S. Watkins, of Bryn-Amlwg, Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24.

WATKINS

Thomas

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WILLIAMS

J

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WILLIAMS

J G

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WILLIAMS

J T

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WILLIAMS

W O

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1939 – 1945

In Honoured Memory Of

BUFTON

O J

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BUCKLEY

H J

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EVANS

W J P

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EVANS

W J

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HUGHES

C N

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JONES

J G

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WATKINS

R

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LEWIS

R

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PITT

B R

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ROBERTS

W G

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STEER

T R

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SPECK

W G

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WILLIAMS

L

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Last updated 31 May, 2008

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