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MATHERN WW1 AND WW2 MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

The monument is on the left of the road into Mathern from the A48. It takes the form of a cross standing on an octagonal base, atop a three-step octagonal plinth. The names are recorded on the octagonal base. There are 10 names from the First World War and 1 from the Second World War. The names are recorded chronologically around the base. The valediction is also written around the base.

Mathern War Memorial
Photograph Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE OF MATHERN
PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

 

ARNOLD

Robert

Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry assigned H.M.S. Aboukir. Son of Thomas and Eliza Arnold. Died 22nd September 1914 aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

CLOSS

Samuel Percy

Private, "D" Company, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Son of John Maynard Closs and Elizabeth Closs, of Mathern, Chepstow, Mon. Died 9th April 1916 aged 21. No known grave. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

DAVIES

Reginald

Private, South Wales Border Regiment. Died 30th July 1916. (Not confirmed by CWGC).

GIBSON

Daniel

Private, 8th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Died 20th September 1918. (Not confirmed by CWGC).

GILL

Walter

Private, 18th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Died 26th October 1918 (1st November 1918 on CWGC). Buried at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. France.

JONES

Sydney

Private, 2nd/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 9th October 1917 aged 20. Son of William and Laura Jones, of 94, Brecon Rd., Hirwaun. Aberdare. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial.

LUCKETT

C J

Private, 2nd Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Died 9th October 1916 aged 25. Son of James and Amelia Luckett, of The Row, Shirenewton, Chepstow. Native of Mathern, Chepstow. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France.

PRICKETT

Christopher Albert Edward

Private, 12th Battalion, the Manchester Regiment. Died 25th April 1918 aged 19. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Jane Prickett, of Mathern, near Chepstow, Mon. Buried at Forceville Communal Cemetery Extension, near Albert, France.

STANTON

Claude Wilfred

Captain, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 24. Son of Joseph Wilfrid Stanton and Blanche Isabel Stanton, of Mathern House, Chepstow, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium..

WARLOW

Albert

Sapper, 56th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 25th November 1914 aged 28. Son of John and Mary Warlow, of Chepstow, Mon. Buried at Cement House Cemetery, Langemark, Belgium.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

SAUNDERS

Thomas Henry

Private, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 24th May 1940 aged 30. Son of George and Edith Saunders; husband of Nancy Ellen Saunders, of Hereford. Buried at Cretinier Cemetery, Wattrelos, France.

Last updated: 7 March, 2009

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