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USK WW1 AND WW2 MEMORIAL

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

The monument is in the churchyard of the Priory Church of St Mary. It takes the form of a cross atop a three-step plinth. The front of the monument is close to the metal railings which form the boundary of the churchyard.

Around the base of the monument are recorded 51 names from the First World War, and on the wide part of the cross are twelve names from the Second World War. There is no information about ranks or units.

Photograph Copyright © Lyndon Wigmore 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE
HONOURED MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
USK WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WARS.
R.I.P.

1914-1918

BOWEN

Alfred John Hamilton

Lieutenant Colonel, 2nd Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. DSO and Bar, 3 times Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Alfred Edward and Emily Marianne Bowen, of Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales, husband of Jean Gertrude Wilton, of Winnipeg, Canada. Died 2nd March 1917 aged 31. Buried at Guards Cemetery, Combles, France.

CAREY

W

No further information available at present.

COLWELL

S

PROBABLY Samuel Colwell, Lance-Corporal, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Died 15th November 1918. Buried at Limerick (Kings Island) Military Cemetery.

COOK

Frederick Arthur

Private, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of George William and Ellen Cook, of Twyn Square, Usk, Mon. Died 14th June 1918 aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, France.

COOK

W G

No further information available at present.

CRICHTON

Mc

No further information available at present.

DAVIES

D B

No further information available at present.

DAVIES

C

No further information available at present.

DAY

T

No further information available at present.

de la PASTURE

Charles Edward

Captain, 1st Battalion, the Scots Guards. Died 29th October 1914 aged 35. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

DOWDING

F A

PROBABLY Private, 4th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Died 3rd March 1917. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

EVANS

J

No further information available at present.

GARSIDE

L R

No further information available at present.

GEORGE

P

No further information available at present.

GEORGE

W

No further information available at present.

GRIFFITHS

A

No further information available at present.

GRIFFITHS

G

No further information available at present.

HAGGETT

R R

No further information available at present.

HARRHY

E

No further information available at present.

HARRIS

E

No further information available at present.

HAYNES

E B

2nd Lieutenant, No. 1 (S) Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force. Husband of Florence Haynes, of 26, Upton Rd., Newport. Died 14th November 1918 aged 45. Buried at Usk (St Mary Magdelene) Churchyard.

JENKINS

M

No further information available at present.

JOHNS

J

No further information available at present.

JONES

T

No further information available at present.

JONES

W S

No further information available at present.

JONES

E S

No further information available at present.

KNIGHT

C E V

Private, 2nd Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Son of Walter Ernest and Elizabeth Knight, of Mill St., Usk, Mon. Died 10th March 1918 aged 19. Buried at the Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.

LEWIS

W

No further information available at present.

MEREDITH

John Lionel

Private, 3rd Battalion, the Coldstream Guards. Son of Christie Meredith, of Tenby House, Usk, Mon. Died 11th October 1917 aged 18. Buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

MITCHELL

E J

No further information available at present.

MITCHELL

F J

No further information available at present.

MITCHELL

G

No further information available at present.

MORGAN

E

No further information available at present.

PARDOE

W

No further information available at present.

PARRY

T

No further information available at present.

PRICE

L

No further information available at present.

PRICE

S

No further information available at present.

PRICE

William Henry

Private, 2nd Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Son of Mrs. A. K. Trigg (formerly Price), of Cherry Tree, Gwhelog, Usk, Mon. Died 25th April 1915 aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Greece.

REES

C S

No further information available at present.

ROBERTS

W H

No further information available at present.

SAUNDERS

E

No further information available at present.

SMITH

A

No further information available at present.

STICKLER

Herbert Joseph

Private, 22nd Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Husband of Jessie Maud Stickler, of Maryport St., Usk, Newport, Mon. Died 15th June 1915 aged 36. Buried at Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Turkey.

THOMAS

B W G

No further information available at present.

TURNER

James William Alfred

Private, 10th Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment. Husband of Martha Maud Collins (formerly Turner), of Bridge St., Usk, Mon. Died 22nd March 1918 aged 35. No known grave. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France.

WATKINS

Iltyd Edwin Maitland

Captain, 2nd Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of John Maitland Watkins, of Usk, Mon., and the late Frances Watkins. Died 7th May 1915 aged 25. No known grave. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

WATKINS

Reginald Evan

Private, 58th Battalion, the Machine Gun Corps. Son of Mrs. Emma Watkins, of 1, New Market St., Usk, Newport, Mon. Died 24th March 1918 aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, near Albert, France.

WEARE

E

Private, 12th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. Died 20th September 1915. Buried in Usk (St Mety Magdalene) Churchyard.

WILLIAMS

G

No further information available at present.

WILLIAMS

T

No further information available at present.

WINDOW

Leonard Rees

Private, 84th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Son of Mr. R. and Mrs. E. A. Window, of Priory St., Usk, Mon. Died 14th September 1919 aged 20. Buried at Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey.

1939-1945

AULT

Kenneth

Squadron-Leader, 11th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Son of Percy Ault, and of Helena Ethel Ault, of Bristol. Died 9th April 1942 aged 26. No known grave. Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

DAVIS

Edgar John

Flight Sergeant (Air Gnr.), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Edgar Glynn Davis and Marjorie Revis Davis, of Usk; husband of Phyllis Eileen Davis. of Usk. Died 22nd March 1943 aged 27. Buried at Trostrey Churchyard.

HOBBS

Arthur Edward

Private, 1st Battalion, the Gloucester Regiment. Son of Alfred and Rosa Annie Hobbs, of Usk, Monmouthshire. Died 3rd June 1942 aged 22. No known grave. Commemorated on the Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.

KNOWLES

J M

No further information available at present.

MARSHALL

C

No further information available at present.

MORTIMER

J E

No further information available at present.

PRICE

A E

PROBABLY Albert Edward Price, Private, 3rd Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of Albert Edward and Eliza Price; husband of Linda Kathleen Price. Died 7th September 1944 aged 24. Buried at the Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.

RENNIE

C A

No further information available at present.

SMITH

D A

No further information available at present.

SMITH

E

No further information available at present.

STOCKHAM

Herbert Richard

Corporal, Royal Air Force. Died 19th December 1941. Buried at Stanley Military Cemetery, Hong Kong.

WATKINS

Alfred Henry

Ordinary Seaman, HMS Somali, Royal Navy. Died 24th September 1942. No known grave. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Last updated: 29 March, 2010

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