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LETTERSTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
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Transcribed Carolynn Langley & Mike Mansfield; researched Martin Edwards 2004

Letterston is a village on the A40 road ten miles north of Haverfordwest. The memorial is a polished stone obelisk standing on a plinth. The inscriptions for WW1 are on the face and those for WW 2 on one side. The memorial stands just outside St. Giles Church, Letterston. The names are listed as surname followed by forename and any other initial.

Photograph (above) copyright © Carolynn Langley 2004
Photographs copyright © Mike MAnsfield 2007

ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR


1914- 1919

EVANS

David John

Gunner W/829, 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Letterston, enlisted Bridgend. Son of James and Rachel Evans, of Green Plain Cottage, Letterston. Buried in QUARRY CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 10.

EVANS

Samuel 'Sam' Henry

Private 25083, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 21st July 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 21. Born and resident Letterston, enlisted Bridgend. Son of James and Rachel Evans, of "Blonfair," West St., Newport. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Koln (Cologne), Nordrhein-Westfal, Germany. Plot V. Row F. Grave 4.

GRIFFITHS

William

No further information currently available.

JOHN, MM

Thomas

Private 22217, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 8th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 26. Born and resident Letterston, enlisted Maesteg. Son of James and Mary John, of Charles Court, Letterston. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, Aisne, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 3.

JOHN

David James

Private 45356, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th October 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 20. Born and resident Letterston, enlisted Carmarthen. Son of James and Susan John, of Midland, Letterston. Buried in HASPRES COPPICE CEMETERY, HASPRES, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 33.

JOHN

Stephen James

Private 54267, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 1st August 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 30. Born Yetyrhig, enlisted Carmarthen, resident Letterston. Son of John and Sophia John, of Yetyrhug, Letterston. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

LAWRENCE

Ernest

No further information currently available.

LEWIS

William Benjamin

Sergeant G/25075, 13th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own 9Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 28th March 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born Marloes, enlisted Letterston. Son of George D. and M. A. Lewis, of Prospect Place, Letterston, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commmeorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60 and 61.

LEWIS

William Bowen

Private 50106, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 6th June 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 38. Born Camrose, Pembrokeshire, enlisted Carmarthen, resident Letterston. Brother of Mr. D. A. Lewis, of 9, Bridge St., Cardigan. Buried in SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Row K. Grave 8.

LLOYD

Francis 'Frank' John

Gunner 161161, 76th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 20th September 1918 in France & Flanders. Aged 24. Born St Ogwells, enlisted Llanelly, resident Letterston. Husband of Annie Lloyd, of "Glyn View," Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST. MARC, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 16.

MORRIS

William Thomas

Private 25282, 114th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 4th June 1917 in France & Flanders. Born Letterston, enlisted Bridgend, resident Maesteg. Son of the late Griffith Morris and Mrs. Emma Gambold (formerly Morris); stepson of James Gambold, of Charles Court, Letterston, Pembrokeshire. Formerly 35139, Welsh Regiment. Buried in ESSEX FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row G. Grave 5.

RICHARDS

David

No further information currently available.

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY
OF THE MEN OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE
GREAT WAR


1939-1945

HARRIES

William Hubert

Gunner 14206517, 145 (The Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 3rd December 1945. Aged 22. Son of William and Elizabeth Harries; husband of Helen Harries, of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. No known grave. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 35.

JAMES

Thomas [Henry]

Driver T/251529, 235 Corps Troops Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 7th January 1943. Aged 32. Son of John and Mary Ann James, of Letterston, Pembrokeshire; husband of Irene James, of Letterston. No known grave. Commemorated on BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 16. Column 3.

LAWRENCE

Thomas Vivian

Leading Aircraftman 1115769, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 12th May 1943. Aged 32. Son of James and Elizabeth Ann Lawrence; stepson of Mrs. E. Lawrence, of Letterston. Buried south-east of the tower in ST. GILES CHURCHYARD, LETTERSTON, Pembrokeshire.

LEWIS

Charles Norman

Flight Sergeant 517386, 228 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 25th August 1942. Aged 27. Son of Arnold H. Lewis and Emma Alice Lewis, of Letterston. Buried south of the tower in ST. GILES CHURCHYARD, LETTERSTON, Pembrokeshire.

MORRIS

William 'Willie' George

Gunner 3914439, 94 Battery, 108 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 22nd January 1942. Aged 27. Son of John and Elizabeth Morris, of Letterston Pembrokeshire. Buried in FAIR ISLE CEMETERY, DUNROSSNESS, Zetland (Shetland).

PHILLIPS

Thomas

No further information currently

Last updated 17 February, 2008

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