Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion


FISHGUARD WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Carolynn Langley 2004

The Fishguard Memorial stands in West Street. The names are listed in four columns with Second World War names underneath on a separate plaque.

Photographs Copyright © Jo Stiven 2004

LEST WE FORGET
1914 - 1918
1939- 1945
THE MEN OF THE PARISH OF FISHGUARD
WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED

1914 – 1918

BATTIN

George

No further information available at present.

BATTIN

Griffith

No further information available at present

BURNNAND

J.S.

No further information available at present

CLAY

P.V.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

W.J.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

J.J.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

G.R.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

W.G.

No further information available at present

DYKE

R.R.

No further information available at present

ELLEN

E.E.

No further information available at present

EVANS

A.

No further information available at present

EVANS

Edwin

No further information available at present

EVANS

Edgar

No further information available at present

EVANS

J.H.

No further information available at present

FRANCIS

R.E.

No further information available at present

FITZMAURICE

J.

No further information available at present

GARNON

T.

No further information available at present

GRIFFITHS

D.

No further information available at present

HOWELLS

G.

No further information available at present

HOWELL

T

No further information available at present

HARRIES

E.

No further information available at present

HARRIES

T.O.

No further information available at present

JENKINS

F.C.

No further information available at present

JOHN

W.

No further information available at present

JONES

C.H.

No further information available at present

JONES

E.D

No further information available at present

JONES

R.H.

No further information available at present

JONES

S.G.

No further information available at present

LEWIS

D.

No further information available at present

LEWIS

W.P.

No further information available at present

LEWIS

T.

No further information available at present

LONGMAN

R.

No further information available at present

MATHIAS

W.G.

No further information available at present

MORGAN

G. D

No further information available at present

MORRIS

John (Jack) James

Bombardier John James (Jack) Morris

Early Years

Born in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire in 1896, Jack Morris was the first son of Benjamin and Martha Morris. Little is known at this time of his early life but the family lived in and around Fishguard with his father being employed on the harbour wall construction project. As a young man he elected to join the Territorial Force and became a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA). At the time, the RGA were deployed as part of a home defence force and mainly found themselves manning coastal batteries. In 1914, at the outbreak of war, Jack was stationed on Stack Rock fort at the entrance to Pembroke Dock.

The Somme

Exact events remain unclear but evidence supplied by surviving documentation suggests that, once the Territorial Force was authorised for service overseas, Jack was posted to 16th Heavy Battery, RGA. This had formed in support of the 16th Division in early 1915 and was initially moved to Winchester before embarking for Le Havre. The Division arrived in France on 15 March 1915 and were initially billeted at Harfleur before moving up to the Somme area shortly afterwards. On arrival, the unit was deployed close to the village of Beausart behind the front line village of Auchonvillers. Jack’s notebooks give the gun position as ‘left of Beausart railway station’ and many of the local church spires are noted in terms of both bearing and range. The battery is believed to have remained in support throughout the Somme battles of 1916 and Jack was definitely in the area for that time as he bought several presents for his mother and sisters in the village of Maillet Mallet.

Ypres

The battery is believed to have moved to the Ypres area in early 1917 and Jack was by now a Bombardier and a signaller. His notebooks also reveal two longstanding friends, gunner Hill, who came from Lancashire and gunner Potter who came from Cornwall. Little is known about their exact movements during the Passchendaele battles until all three were killed together in the early hours of September 11 1917. The bodies were recovered and they lie buried together in Bard Cottage Cemetery which is situated on the other side of the road and a little further along in the direction of Boesinghe from Essex Farm.

Grave Details

Bmdr Morris J J, 371094, son of Benjamin and Martha Morris, 8 Wallis St, Fishguard, Pembs. Grave IV.G.15
Gnr Potter T, 66146, son of late William Ely Potter and Jane Potter of Preston, Lancs, Grave IV.G.16
Gnr Hill Frederick Walter, 321843, son of Mr F W and Mrs E Hill, 4 John St, Truro, Cornwall, Grave IV.G.17

Details kindly supplied by John Evans

PRICE

J.

No further information available at present

RICHARDS

W.M.

No further information available at present

ROBERTS

E.L.L.

No further information available at present

ROBERTS

W.R.

No further information available at present

ROBERTS

T.R.

No further information available at present

SAMUEL

B.

No further information available at present

SLOCOMBE

W.J.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

J.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

M.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

J.H.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

A.W.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

A.S.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

J.M.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

E.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

M.L.

No further information available at present

TOZER

R.E.C

No further information available at present

TOZER

D.

No further information available at present

WALKER

A.E.

No further information available at present

WAUGH

J.

No further information available at present

WILLIAMS

T.J.

No further information available at present

WOOD

S.G.

No further information available at present

WOOD

H.E.

No further information available at present

WRAY

A.C.

No further information available at present

1939 - 1945

BEVAN

Emlyn Owen

Able Seaman D/SSX 17405. H.M.S. Ardent. Royal Navy. Died on 9th June 1940. Aged 22. Son of Richard Edward and Margaret Bevan, of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 37, Column 2.

BROWN

T.E.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

H.

No further information available at present

EDWARDS

G.J.

No further information available at present

DAVIES

W.S.

No further information available at present

GILLARD

A.E.

No further information available at present

GILLARD

J.H.

No further information available at present

GRIFFITHS

C.J.O.

No further information available at present

HARVARD

J.

No further information available at present

HODGES

O.P.

No further information available at present

HOWELLS

J.E.

No further information available at present

JAMES

W.

No further information available at present

JENKINS

A.

No further information available at present

JENKINS

D.G.G.

No further information available at present

JONES

D.M.R.

No further information available at present

LEWIS

L.W

No further information available at present

LEWIS

W.J.

No further information available at present

LLEWELLYN

T.E.

No further information available at present

MILES

P.

No further information available at present

MORRIS, D.S.C.

D.J.

No further information available at present

OWENS

B.W.

No further information available at present

PHILLIPS

S.P.

No further information available at present

ROACH

S.G.

No further information available at present

SEDGEMAN

W.S.

No further information available at present

STRETCH

E.G.

No further information available at present

STURGESS

H.G.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

B.C.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

E.

No further information available at present

THOMAS

J.

No further information available at present

WALTERS

C.J.

No further information available at present

WILLIAMS

J.P.

No further information available at present

"EU HABERTH NID A HEIBIO"

7 June 2005

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