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SUDBROOK and PORTSKEWETT WW1 AND WW2 MEMORIAL

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

The monument stands in the grounds of St Mary's Church. It takes the form of a tall stone standing on a three-stepped plinth. It is in generally good condition and the names are easily readable. There are twenty-one names from the First World War on the pillar, and a further 9 names from the Second World War on the plinth.

Photograph Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

ERECTED IN LOVING
AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE FOLLOWING MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

1914-1918

BEASLEY

Bert

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

BLIGHT

Audley

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of Emma Blight, of 17, Sea View, Sudbrook, Mon. Died 8th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

DONOVAN

Daniel James

No details available at present.

DONOVAN

Jeremiah

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 23rd March 1915 aged 23. Son of Jeremiah Donovan, of 33, Seaview, Sudbrook, Chepstow, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

DROWER

Charles

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 14th May 1915. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.

EVANS

Ernest George

Corporal, the South Wales Borderers. Died 1st November 1918 aged 31. Son of Mrs. J. Evans, of 4, Sudbrook Terrace, Sudbrook, Chepstow. Buried at Portskewett (St Mary's) Churchyard.

GARDNER

Albert

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 20. Son of Henry and Mary Gardner, of 7, Sea View, Sudbrook, Chepstow. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium..

HALE

Alfred James

Private, 1st Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Died 8th December 1916 aged 33. Son of Harry and Jane Hale, of 2, Marine Terrace, Sudbrook, Chepstow. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France.

HARRIS

Archie

probably Leading Stoker, H.M.S. Monmouth. Died 1st November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

HUMPHREYS

Ernest William

Driver, "A" Battery 76th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 31st August 1915 aged 27. Son of Edward and Emma Humphries, of Portskewett; husband of Rachel Humphries, of Sharpy Lane, Caldicot, Chepstow. Buried at Portskewett (St Mary's) Churchyard.

HUMPHREYS

George [Alfred]

Private 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 Caerwent

KING

Thomas

No details available at present.

MORSE

George

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 22nd September 1918. Buried at Vadencourt Military Cemetery, Maissemy, France.

PICKERING

Edward

Leading Stoker, H.M.S. Good Hope, Royal Navy. Died 1st November 1914 aged 33. Son of James Pickering, of, Subrook, Chepstow, Mon.; husband of Sarah Jane Pickering, of 1, Violet Terrace, Caldicot, Newport, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

RICHINGS

Albert Edward

Private, 5th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Died 6th November 1920 aged 26. Son of William Randle Richings; husband of Florence Gwendoline Richings, of Pier Villa, Black Rock, Portskewett, Chepstow, Mon. Born at Sudbrooke, Chepstow. Buried at Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.

SPENCER

William

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 22. Son of Walter and Janet Spencer, of 23, Sea View, Sudbrook, Chepstow, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

WATERS

Harry

No details available at present.

WEBB

Tom Ernest

Corporal 1515, 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died of wounds 14rh October 1916. Awarded the Military Medal (MM). Buried Warlincourt Halte Cemetary, France

WILLIAMS

Owen

Rifleman, 1st Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 8th May 1915 aged 19. Son of James and S. J. Williams, of 4, Post Office Rd., Sudbrook, Chepstow, Mon. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium.

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

1939-1945

BOON

Frederick

Leading Seaman, H.M. Submarine "Thorn". Died 11th August 1942 aged 22. Son of Frederick and Mabel Annie Boon; husband of Mary Evelyn Boon, of Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

CLUTTERBUCK

Albert R

No details available at present.

EDWARDS

William Frank

Lance Corporal 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards. Died 4th August 1944 aged 31. Son of John and Annie Edwards, of Sudbrook, Monmouthshire; husband of Eva M. Edwards, of Sudbrook. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery.

FIELDHOUSE

Thomas John

possibly Thomas Fieldhouse, Sergeant 591216, Royal Air Force. Died 11th July 1942. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Jennie Fieldhouse; husband of Jessie Fieldhouse, of Fullbrook, Walsall, Staffordshire. Buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 3.

*** This is the only Thomas Fieldhouse listed on the CWGC ***

He originated from Islington, London, and went out to South America to work as a Black Powder man and returned to live in Sudbrook in later years.

HAYWARD

Thomas

No details available at present.

PERRY

Muriel

Corporal, Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Died 16th February 1944 aged 23. Daughter of Cecil and Mabel Perry, of Portskewett. Buried at Portskewett (St Mary's) Churchyard.

HUGHES

Samuel G

No details available at present.

SPARKES

Leonard Roy

Guardsman 2737848, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. Killed in action 10th October 1944. Aged 37. Son of John and Edith Sparkes of Awre, Gloucestershire. Living in Sudbrook. Buried Faenza War Cemetary, Italy. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 6.

WALLACE

William George

Gunner, 1 Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 27th May 1940. Son of Arthur Sidney and Harriet Maria Wallace, of Sudbrook, Monmouthshire. No known grave. Commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial, France.

GREATER LOVE
HATH NO MAN THAN THIS,
THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS

Last updated: 27 November, 2016

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