WW1 AND WW2 MEMORIAL
1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008
additional information Gareth Jones
is in the centre of a road junction in the village of Caerwent. It
takes the form of an obelisk atop a plinth, all surrounded by metal
railings. On the top of the obelisk is what appears to be a lamp.
On it are recorded 18 names from the First World War and a further
8 from the Second World War. 2 of the names from the First World War
appear to have been added at a later date than the rest.
of the names from the First World War are also commemorated on a brass
tablet in the church nearby.
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THE PATH OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS AS THE SHINING LIGHT
HMS Caesar. Son of J. and I. Baker, of New Cottages, Caerwent, Chepstow,
Mon, died 14th October 1918 aged 28. Buried at Malta (Capuccini)
Welsh Regiment. Son of Rosa Bennett, of Museum Cottage, Caerwent,
Chepstow, Mon., and the late Frederick Bennett. Died 25th September
1915 aged 23. Also commemorated on the Loos Memorial.
Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Edward and Theodosia Cropper, of
Fearnhead, Great Crosby; husband of Anne E. Cropper, of Mount Ballan,
Chepstow, Mon. Died 21st November 1916, aged 51. Also commemorated
on the Mikra Memorial, which is situated approximately 8 kilometres
south of Thessaloniki,
Lieut, "D" Bty. 75th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Son
of Anne Ellen and the late Capt. John Cropper (R.A.M.C.), M.D.,
J.P., of Mount Ballan, Chepstow, Mon. Died 19th April 1918, aged
19. Buried at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.
Royal Naval Division (Royal Marines). Son of Joseph and Rachel Davies,
of Fir Tree Cottage, Crick, nr. Chepstow, Mon. Died 3rd December
1918 aged 21. Buried at Etaples Military Cemetery.
1st Class, Royal Fleet Reserve. Son of Henry and Mary Gardener;
husband of Rosa Elenor Gardener, of Rose Cottage, Crick, Chepstow,
Mon. Died 4th June 1915 aged 38. also commemorated on the Helles
G/53473, 1st/8th (T.F.) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex
Regiment) formerly 6381, 8th (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Died of severe thigh, forearm and neck wounds 31 August 1918.
Aged 29. Born Barrow Gurney, Somerset, resident Cherry Orchard
Farm, Five Lanes, enlisted Bridgend, Glamorganshire. Son of Frederick
Richard Jones; husband of Caroline (nee Trotman) Jones, of Sea
Mouth, St. Bride's Major, Bridgend, Glamorganshire, married 30
December 1916 in St Bride's Major; one child Elizabeth Caroline
Jones born 10 April 1917. Awared the Military Medal (M.M.) for
"Bravery in the Field". In the 1891 census he was aged
2, born barrow Gurney, Somerset, son of Frederick R and Elizabeth
Jones, resident Farm House, Barrow Gurney, Bedminster, Somerset.
In the 1901 census he was aged 12, born Barrow Gurney, Somerset,
at school, son of Frederick R and Elizabeth A Jones, resident
Bedminster Down, Bristol, Gloucestershire. In the 1911 census
he was aged 22, born Barrow Gurney, Somerset, a servant, Waggoner,
at Church Farm, Staunton near Coleford, Staunton, Gloucestershire.
Attested 11 July 1916 at Bridgend, Head Cowman, single, aged 27
years 11 months, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 32½-36 inches,
religious denomination Church of England, married to Caroline
of Seamouth Street, Brides Major, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Embarked
Folkestone 14 March 1917 and disembarked at Boulogne the same
day. Suffered shot wounds to the right knee and was admitted several
times to hospital. Transferred to Middlesex Regiment 26 March
1918, proceeded to Front 27 March 1918, joined his battalion 31
March 1918. Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 14.
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7763 , South Wales Borderers. Husband of Alice Maud Knight (formerly
Harris), of "Hillside," St. Brides Netherwent. Died 14th
October 1916. Buried at St Brides Netherwent Churchyard, Caerwent,
Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of Henry and Margaret Harris, of Carron
Hill, St. Brides. Died 25th March 1917. Buried at St Brides Netherwent
Churchyard, Caerwent, Monmouthshire.
Lincolnshire Regiment. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lewis, of Llanmellin
Cottages, Caerwent, Chepstow, Mon. Died 27th May 1918 aged 19. Also
commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, approximately 100km north-east
South Wales Borderers. No further information available at present.
The CWGC does not list any W Morgan as a Corporal in the SWB, and
none of the W Morgan other ranks appear to have any connection with
22930, Welsh Regiment. Died 9th May 1915. Also commemorated on the
Le Touret Memorial, between Bethune and Armentieres, France.
1373, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 16th September
1916. Born Caldicott, Mon., enlisted Newport. No known grave. Also
commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme. France. Pier and Face
South Wales Borderers. Son of Arm and the late Richard George Wheeler,
of The Cross, Caerwent, Chepstow, Mon. Died 25th July 1916 aged
21. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.
South Wales Borderers. On the tablet in the church, and on the CWGC
site, Ronald Wheeler is listed as a Lance-Sarjeant and shown as
being in receipt of the Military Medal. There is no other R D Wheeler
in the SWB, so we do not know why he is listed as a private on the
memorial or why there is no mention of his decoration. Husband of
Emily Elizabeth Wheeler of Wyndcliffe View, Shirenewton, Mon. Died
between 10th and 15th April 1918 aged 25. Also commemorated on the
Ploogsteert Memorial, Belgium.
39962, 12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 25th
November 1917. Born Leek, Staffordshire, enlisted Chepstow, Mon.,
resident Stoke-on-Trent. Formerly 4459, Monmouthshire Regiment.
Also commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel
266771, 1/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 15th November
1917. Born Caerwent, enlisted Chepstow. Formerly 3907, 3rd Battalion,
Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried at White House Cemetery, St Jean-les-Ypres.
See also Sudbrook
139940, 38th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds
9th September 1918. Born St Brides Well, Mon., enlisted Barry, resident
Newport. Formerly 880, Wlesh Regiment. Buried at Varennes Military
Cemetery, between Albert and Amiens, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave
3. See also the Magor memorial and the St. Brides memorials.
PROUD AND UNFADING MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED IN THE
SECOND GREAT WAR1939-1945
RAF. Son of Edna M. Bartle, of Caerwent. Died 6th December 1944
aged 19. Buried in the churchyard of St Stephen's Church, Caerwent.
Around 100 yards from the memorial.
Royal Artillery. (Listed on CWGC as Lance-Bombadier.) Son of Bertie
George and Elizabeth Chappell, of Portskeweth, Monmouthshire. Died
29th May 1941 aged 29. Also commemorated on Face 2 of the Athens
Officer, RAF. Son of Samuel Crosbie, and of Annie Crosbie, of Caerwent,
Monmouthshire. Died 15th May 1944 aged 29. Buried in the Padua War
RAF. Son of Benjamin Rees Harding, and of Gertrude Harding, of Cefn-Fforest,
Monmouthshire. Died 25th May 1940 aged 20. Buried at Abbeville Communal
Cemetery Extension, France.
South Wales Borderers. Son of Elizabeth Hillier, of Caerwent, Monmouthshire.
Died 20th October 1944 aged 29. Buried at Geel War Cemetery, between
Antwerp and Leuven, Belgium.
Officer, RAF. (Listen on CWGC as Rasmussen). Son of John and Rose
Hannah Rasmussen; husband of Bettina Beatrice Rasmussen, of Leeds,
Yorkshire. Died 11th January 1946 aged 26. Buried at Reichswald
Forest War Cemetery, 5 kilometres south west of Kleve, Germany.
South Wales Borderers. Son of Alfred and Ellen Rowlands, of Caerwent,
Monmouthshire. Died 14th February 1942 aged 25. Buried at Delhi
War Cemetery, India.
South Wales Borderers. Probably Charles
Emerson Spooner, Son of Reginald Thomas Spooner and Sarah Jane Spooner;
husband of Margery Fay Spooner, of Newport, Monmouthshire. Died
28th June 1944 aged 30. Buried at Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery,
between Caen and Pont L'Eveque, Normandy.
15 December, 2022