Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

RISCA (PONTYWAUN COUNTY SECONDARY SCHOOL) MEMORIAL

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

The memorial is in the shape of a Celtic cross on a large base standing on a one-step plinth. There are twenty-six names on the base, one of which (John W Taylor) is separated from the rest. The monument is in the grounds of Brooklands House, which belongs to Caerphilly County Borough Council, Social Services Department. To gain access to the monument, call at Brooklands House during normal office hours and enquire at the main desk. There is no access to the monument outside office hours.

Photograph Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

TO THE MEMORY
OF
JOHN W TAYLOR, ASSISTANT MASTER
AND OF

BANFIELD
James
Signaller Wales Z/4591, H.M.S. Viking, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Lost overboard 22 June 1918, officially declared drowned 5 July 1918. Aged 19. Born 27 May 1899 in Tintern, Monmouthshire. Son of Shadrach and Mary Banfield, of Commercial Road, Machen, near Newport, Monmouthshire. A clerk prior to his engagement, enlisted in October 1917 and after service on training vessels joined the crew of H.M.S. Viking on May 1st 1918. Buried in Torlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 49. See also the Great War Memorial to men from Machen (Wales)
CAWLEY
Fred
No details available at present.
CLISSOLD
Cyril James
Private 91016, 8th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 31st August 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Abertillery, resident Risca. Son of Albert W. and Gertrude Clissold, of 17, Bridge St., Risca, Mon. Buried in Quebec Cemetery, Cherisy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 24.
DANIEL
Noel Thomas
Gunner, "B" Battery, 87th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 25th April 1918 aged 24. Son of George Alfred and Jane Daniel, of Peu-y-dre, Rogerstone, Newport, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.
DART
David
Private, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 29th October 1916. Buried at Abercarn Cemetery, Gwent, UK.
DAVIES
J Emlyn
No details available at present.
DAVIES
Reginald
No details available at present.
DOBSON
William
Private, 11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 17th May 1916 aged 21. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Dobson, of 30, Park Place, Pontymister, Risca. Buried in Risca Old Cemetery.
JONES-EVANS
W
No details available at present.
HARPER
William H
No details available at present.
JAMES
Leslie A
No details available at present.
JELF
Archibald
No details available at present.
JENKINS
Edwin W
No details available at present.
JOHNSON
Howard
No details available at present.
JONES
Cobden
No details available at present.
JONES
Ralph
No details available at present.
LLEWELYN
Samuel
No details available at present.
MELLISH
Albert
Private 245088, 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 26th October 1917. Aged 22. Born and resident Risca, enlisted Abertillery. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Mellish, of Dany-Graig, Risca, Mon. Buried at Cement House Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium. Plot X. Row F. Grave 14.
MORGAN, M.C.
William
Possibly either
Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 2nd April 1916. Buried at St Patrick's Cemetery, Loos, France.
or
Private 26089, 'A' Company, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 21 December 1916. Aged 35. Born Lower Machen, enlisted Newport. Son of David and Anne Morgan, of Pinrhiwgwial Cottages, Lower Machen, Newport, Monmouthshire. Buried in A.I.F. Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France. PLot II. Row F. Grave 25.
ORMAN
Zephaniah
[Listed as Orman, H. on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website]. Private 13052, 4th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's OWn (Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 14 October 1914. Aged 22. He was a regular soldier and was recorded in the 1911 Census in India with his regiment. His brother, Reuben, was also a regular soldier (9311 Serjeant), in the South Wales Borderers, and was also killed early in the war. Their father was Simon Orman, of 21, Gladstone St., Cross Keys, Monmouthshire, a Jewish immigrant from Russia. Buried in Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 12.
ROWLANDS
David Francis
Gunner, 124th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 16th October 1917 aged 20. Son of John and Rose Rowlands, of 28, Newport Rd., Cwmcarn, Cross Keys, Mon. Buried at Locre Hospice Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
SALATHIEL
Ewart Gladstone
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 17th July 1916 aged 27. Son of Philip and Justina Salathiel. Buried at Rogerstone (Bethesda) Baptist Chapelyard.
TAYLOR
John W
No details available at present.
TYLER
Victor
No details available at present.
WILLIAMS
Oswald Morgan
Second Lieutenant, B Company, 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Died 9th April 1916 aged 21. Son of the late Edwin and Mary Williams, of School House, Risca, Mon. Captain and Senior Prefect, Llandovery College (1910-12). Scholar and Prizeman of St. John's College, Oxford (1912-14), First Class Honours Moderations in Mathematics, 1913. No known grave. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France.
WINSTONE
William James
Private, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died 14th October 1917 aged 20. Son of William and Mary Ann Winstone, of 15, Danycraig Cottages, Risca. Buried at Risca Old Cemetery.
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR, 1914-1918
THAT WE MIGHT LIVE IN PEACE AND SAFETY

Last updated: 9 June, 2013

Friends of the War Memorials
War Memorials Trust
Main page
Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Copyright © Roll-of-Honour.com 2002-
Email: rollofhonour@ntlworld.com

See our on-line bookstore
Visit our bookstore