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YSTRAD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Ms. A Hughes 2007

The war memorial for Ystrad, Rhondda, stands outside St Stephens church and takes the form of an obelish with a cross of sacrifice carved in relief on the front face mounted on a two-tiered plinth with a single step on a base, the whole surrounded by low metal railings. There are 71 names listed for World War 1 and none for World War 2.

Photograph Copyright © Ms A Hughes 2007

IN
PROUD MEMORY

1914-1918

ALLEN

Gordon Edward

[Listed as George Edward ALLEN on SDGW] Sapper 156227, 163rd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st April 1917. Aged 20. Born Ystradfodwg, enlisted Pentre. Son of William and Mary Ann Allen, of 6, Trafalgar Terrace, Ystrad, Rhondda, Glam. Buried in BULLY-GRENAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, BRITISH EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 12.

BRINTON

Jesse

Private 11376, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 11th October 1914. Aged 24. Born Ytrad-Rhondda, enlisted Brecon. Son of Mrs. Mary Brinton, of 1, Bryngwilliam, Ystrad, Rhondda, Glam. Buried in NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Hampshire. Church of England Grave 1601.

BROWN

George [Stanley]

Private G/3789, 10th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Killed in action 21st September 1917. Aged 21. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre, resident Rhondda. Son of William and Ann Brown, of 10, Redfield St., Ystrad, Rhondda, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 106 to 108.

BURLAND

Ernest

Private 5730, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds in mesopotamia 15th February 1917. Aged 23. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Tonypandy. Son of Edward and Sophia Burland, of 42, Bodringallt Terrace, Ystrad-Rhondda, Pentre (Rhondda), Glam. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot V. Row V. Grave 1.

CHAMBERS

Aneurin

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CHICK

Timothy

Private 12336, 7th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 29th August 1916. Aged 26. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of Thomas and Margaret Chick, of 91, Ystrad Rd., Pentre (Rhondda), Glam. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot IX Row J Grave 32.

DAVIES

Aneurin

No further information currently available

DAVIES

George Hopkin

Gunner 69893, 286th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 5th June 1918. Aged 33. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of Thomas Davies, of Windsor Hotel, Ton Pentre, Glam. Buried in SISSONNE BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 9.

DAVIES

T J Canton

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DICKENS

Albert [Edward]

Private 58271, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 25. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of Samuel Charles Dickens and the late Margaret Ann Dickens. Formerly 58336, South Wales Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

DREW

Wm

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EVANS

Dan Oscar

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EVANS

James

Private 5914, 1st/19th (County of London) Battalion (St Pancras), London Regiment. Killed in action 10th October 1916. Born Rhondda, enlisted Pentre, resident Ystrad. Formerly R/18026, 6th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 9 D, 9 C, 13 C and 12 C.

EVANS

John Myrddin

Private 21923, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st April 1918. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Porth. Formerly 4/9176, Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60.

EVANS

James

No further information currently available

EVANS

John

No further information currently available

EVANS

Raymond Lewis

Private 37823, 8th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 3rd May 1917. Aged 29. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of David and Mary Evans, of 50, Gelligaled Rd., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. Formerly 578, Glamorganshire Field Company, Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pad de Calais, France. Bay 5.

EVANS

Richard

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EVANS

Thomas John

Lance Corporal 18706, 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 11th April 1918. Aged 22. Born Ystalyfera, enlisted Pentre, resident Ystrad. Son of J. C. Evans and Elizabeth Ann Evans, of 44, William St., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. Native of Top-y-Deri, Ystrad. No kn own grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 75 to 77.

FARR

David John

Private 21287, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th July 1916. Born Rhondda, enlisted Ystrad. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

FARR

Rd

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GWILLIAM

William

Private 12707, 9th (Service) Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 30th September 1915. Aged 19. Born Ystrad, enlisted Tonypandy. Son of Elizabeth Gwilliam, of 14, Bodringallt Terrace, Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam, and the late Thomas Gwilliam. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 35 to 37.

HAM

George

No further information currently available

HARRIS

G

No further information currently available

HARRIS

J

possibly Alfred John HARRIS, Private 178, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial). Killed in action 13th October 1915. Born Ystrad, enlisted Blackwood, Monmouthshire, resident Pengam, Monmouthshire. Buried in LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row D. Grave 6.

HEATH

Harry

Private 745, 4th Company, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 2nd July 1916. Aged 23. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of Henry and Emma Heath, of Ystrad, Glam. Formerly 3781, Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row F. Grave 13.

HELLINGS

Albert [Edward]

Private 60159, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 7th August 1918. Aged 25. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of Bennett McClaren Hellings and Letitia Hellings, of 5, Mill St., Ystrad Rhondda, Glam. Formerly W.T./4/126436, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 39.

JENKINS

Arthur Cyril

Pioneer 203305, 34th H.Q. Division, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 18th October 1917. Aged 27. Born Ystrad, enlisted Cardiff. Son of James and Margaret Ann Jenkins, of Ystrad Rhondda, Glam. Surveyor at the Crawshay Bailey Estate, Pentre, Rhondda, and afterwards on the Engineers' Staff, Cardiff Railway Co., Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 162.

JONES

John H

No further information currently available

JONES

John Howell

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JONES

William H

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KNIGHT

Richard

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LEWIS

David James

Private 36307, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 24th May 1915. Aged 22. Born Ystradgynlais, Breconshire, enlisted Brecon, resident Ystrad. Son of Henry Lewis, of 8, Bodringallt Terrace, Ystrad, Pentre (Rhondda), Glam. Formerly 11214, South Wales Borderers. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

LEWIS

Edward Charles

Private 91483, 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25th September 1918. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Cardiff. Formerly 45693, South Lancashire Regiment. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 18.

LEWIS

Edgar J

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LEWIS

Thomas

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LEWIS

William Henry

Private 5586, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 20th July 1916. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Tonypandy. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 5.

LEWIS

William John

No further information currently available

LLEWELLYN

G G

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LLEWELLYN

W O

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LLOYD

David Thomas

Private 39662, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 22nd October 1916. Aged 26. Born Ystrad, resident Pentre. Son of Sarah Ann Edmunds, of Mayfield, Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam, and the late Richard Lloyd. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

LOUGHER

David William

Driver T/1609, 4th Company, 53rd Divisional Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in Egypt 18th July 1916. Aged 35. Born Llansamlet, enlisted Pentre, resident Ystrad. Son of David Lougher, of 21, Mill St., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. Buried in ISMAILIA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 93.

MILES

Edward W

Private 19178, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 11th July 1916. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

MORGAN

Edward John

No further information currently available

NICHOLLS

Arthur

No further information currently available

OLIVER

Thomas [Thickens]

Lance Corporal 31652, 17th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 3rd August 1917. Born Rhondda, enlisted Pentre, resident Ystrad. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 11.

PARRY

Ale [O Or D]

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PARRY

H Leonard

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PERRY

David

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PHILLIPS

Glyndower

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PLENTY

Idris

Private 50285, 1st/4th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 11th April 1918. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Cardiff. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 13.

PRICE

Thomas C

No further information currently available

PRICE

William

Private 10187, 6th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light INfantry). Killed in action 16th September 1916. Born Rhymney, Monmouthshire, enlisted Tonypandy, resident Ystrad. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 2 A.

RICHARDS

Benjamin E

No further information currently available

ROWLANDS

David John

Private 73202, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 4th January 1918. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

SAMUEL

M O

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SHURLEY

Edward

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STEPHENS

William

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THOMAS

Arthur

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THOMAS

Cecil

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THOMAS

Evan D

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THOMAS

William

Private 1151, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died of wounds 21st March 1917. Aged 25. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of John and Minnie Thomas, of 2, Ynysgau St., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot VIII. Row M. Grave 1.

THOMAS

William Rees

Private G/3758, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 26. Born Rhondda, enlisted Tonypandy, resident Ystrad. Son of Rees and Gwenllian Thomas, of 53, Penrhys Rd., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 and 97.

THORNE

William Frederick

Private 75170, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Son of George Frederick and Alice Thorne, of 2 Bodringallt Terrace, Ystrad-Rhondda, Glam. Buried in MOULIN-DE-PIERRE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 9.

UPHALL

Samuel J

probably Samuel George UPSHALL, Private 68566, 10th Labour Company, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) transferred to 44872, 75th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 22nd December 1917. Aged 26. Born Ton Pentre, enlisted Cardiff, resident Ystrad. Son of Frederick William and Blanche Helen Upshall, husband of Rachel Mary Upshall, of 91, William St., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glam. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row BB. Grave 27.

WHITE

Henry

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WILLIAMS

A L

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WILLIAMS

William

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WILLIAMS

William

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WILLIS

Arthur [Hubert]

Private 290530, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 11th November 1917. Born Ystrad, enlisted Pentre. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 41.

YEWS

William C

Private G/3780, 8th Battalion, Queen's Own (Royal West kent Regiment). Killed in action 26th September 1915. Aged 34. Born Portland, Dorset, enlisted Pentre, resident Ystrad. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Yews, of 1, Cross St., Ystrad (Rhondda), Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 95 to 97.

Last updated 30 June, 2007

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