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MANORBIER WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Transcribed Carolynn Langley; Researched Lynda Smith 2004

The War memorial is in the form of a granite Celtic cross behind railings. The First World War casualties are in year order on the memorial. The Second World War casualties are listed under the dedication. Here we have put them in alphabetical order, with World War I first for ease of searching.

Photographs copyright © Jo Stiven 2004

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
1939 - 1945
"GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS"

1914 - 1919

ALLEN

Charles

Sapper 27915. 11th Field Company Royal Engineers. Died in France & Flanders on 7th December 1914. Born and enlisted Pembroke. Son of William and Frances Allen, of Milton Cottage, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire.Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. III. B. 56.

ALLEN

William

Shoeing Smith 99221. "B" Battery, 177th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 27th July 1917. Aged 31. Lived Hampton. Enlisted Woolwich. Son of William and Frances Allen, of Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Buried: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. A. 13.

BARCLAY

Fergusson

Probaby: Captain. Royal Air Force. Died on 7th December 1918. Son of Mrs. A. Hermione Barclay of Manor Mead, Weston-super-Mare. Buried: Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery, Somerset. Ref. 4067.

BROWN

George

Royal Engineers. Died 1916. No further information available at present.

BRYANT

Frederick James Mansell

Second Lieutenant. 4th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Killed in action on 26th March 1917. Commemorated: Jerusalem Memorial. Panels 30 to 32.

BUSH

George T

Leading Victualling Assistant M/2588. H.M.S. Lion , Royal Navy. Died on 18th October 1918. Buried: Manorbier (St. James) Churchyard. In North part.

DAVIES

Thomas Lloyd

Third Mate. S.S. Galgorm Castle (Belfast), Mercantile Marine. Died on 27th February 1917. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Sarah Janes Davies, of Glyder, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Commemorated: Tower Hill Memorial, London.

HARRINGTON

William Joseph

Private 6525. 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds while Prisoner of War, after being wounded and captured near Armentieres, on 10th May 1917. Aged 33. Private Harrington lived in the Wagin District of Western Australia where he worked on the railways. He had previously been in the Yeomanry Cavalry in the UK before he emigrated. Son of Joseph and Kezia Harrington, of Tudor Lodge, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. Brother of Reginald (below). Buried: Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Ref. IV. G. 14.

HARRINGTON

Reginald Humphrey

Private 7020. 16th Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died of wounds received at Messines on 6th August 1917. Aged 23. Private Harrington emigrated to Australia aged 19 and lived in the Wagin District of Western Australia where he was an agricultural worker. Son of Joseph and K. Harrington, of Tudor Lodge, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Brother of William (above). Buried: Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Ref. II. G. 3.

HUGHES

Henry Thomas

Serjeant 371118. 114th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds in France & Flanders on 11th May 1917. Aged 30. Born Ludchurch, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Enlisted Tenby. Husband of Annie Hughes, of Lydstep Village, Penally, Pembrokeshire. Buried: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Ref. XVIII. L. 10.

JOHNS

Wilfred

(William on CWGC & CD). Private 8318. "B" Company, 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 9th May 1915. Aged 31. Born Manorbier. Enlisted Cardiff. Son of William and Emma Johns, of Ash Cottage, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Commemorated: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panels 23 and 24.

JOHNS

Albert Austin (Bertie)

Shoeing Smith 11429. 14th (King's) Hussars. Killed in action in Mesopotamia on 15th December 1916. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Pembroke. Lived Manorbier. Son of William and Emma Johns, of Ash Cottage, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Buried: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Ref. XXV.

JONES

W. Basil

Royal Air Force. Died 1918. No further information available at present.

LEWIS

Edgar

Serjeant 597. (CD has number as 725073) 2nd (Glam.) Battery, 1st (Welch) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Egypt on 23rd March 1917. Aged 31. Born Monkton. Enlisted Neath. Son of John and Margaret Lewis, of Rose Villa, Jameston, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Native of Pembroke. Buried: Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Ref. D. 93.

MURRAY

John Claude

Second Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Killed in action on 9th July 1916. Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

PHILIPPS

The Hon. Colwyn Erasmus Arnold

Captain. Royal Horse Guards. Killed in action on 13th May 1915. Aged 26. Son of the Rt. Hon. the 1st Viscount St. Davids, P.C., of 3, Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 3.

PHILIPPS

Arthur Owen

Sergeant 117043. "B" Company, 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.). Died on 2nd June 1916. Aged 38. Sergeant Phillips was born in Tenby on 26th June 1879, the son of Emma Philipps, of Windrath, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales, and the late Rev. James J. Philipps. In Canada he worked as a rancher. He had previously served 14 months with the 102nd Yeomanry in South Africa. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 – 28.

PHILIPPS, MC

The Hon Roland Erasmus

Captain. 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on 7th July 1916. Aged 26. Son of the Rt. Hon. the 1st Viscount St. Davids, P.C., of 3, Richmond Terrace, Whitehall, London. Awarded the Military Cross. Buried: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Ref. H. 32.

PHILLIPS

William

Private 27695. "C" Company 17th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 10th July 1916. Aged 32. Born Pembroke. Enlisted Holborn. Son of William and Sarah Phillips, of Manorbier, Pembrokeshire; husband of Mary Phillips, of 220, Stanstead Rd., Forest Hill, London. Buried: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Ref. X. F. 18.

RIXON

George

Private 37712. 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds at sea on 4th December 1915. Born Tenby. Lived Manorbier. Enlisted Pembroke. Commemorated: Helles Memorial, Turkey. Panel 140 to 144.

RIXON

Thomas

Pioneer 26756. 334th Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly R4/069178 Royal Army Service Corps (344th R.C.C.) Died in France & Flanders on 5th November 1918. Aged 28. Born Manorbier. Enlisted Pembroke. Son of William and Frances Rixon, of Jameston, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Buried: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Ref. S. II. Y. 28.

SCOURFIELD

Benjamin David

Private 320091. 24th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Formerly 445 Pembrokeshire Yeomanry. Killed in action in Egypt on 6th November 1917. Aged 22. Born and lived Manorbier. Enlisted Tenby. Son of William Scourfield, of Gable Cottage, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Buried: Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Ref. K. 56.

SHIPLEY

William

Royal Navy. Died 1914. No further information available at present.

THOMAS

Frederick G.

Sapper 159164. Royal Engineers. Died at home on 23rd December 1919. Buried: Manorbier (St. James) Churchyard. In North part.

WHARTON

Benjamin G.

Private 226088. 10th Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Formerly 56713 Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action in France & Flanders on 2nd September 1918. Aged 33 Born Lamphey, Pembrokeshire. Enlisted Llanelly. Son of William and Maria Wharton. Buried: Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France. Ref. II. J. 9.

WILLIAMS

George

Private 430860. 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regt.). Died on 6th June 1916. Aged 32. Private Williams was born in Pembroke on 14th August 1883, the son of George Williams, of Newton Crossing, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, Wales. In Canada he worked as a labourer. He had previously served in the Royal Navy, and was an active member of the 88th Victoria Fusiliers. Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 – 28.

WILLIAMS

William

Private 8195. 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds at home on 14th September 1920. Aged 36. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, husband of C. K. Glanville (formerly Williams), of I, Bridge St., Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Born at Jameson, Manorbier. Buried: Manorbier (St. James) Churchyard. In North part.

1939 - 1945

JOHNS

William Charles Austin

Leading Stoker D/KX 92946. H.M.S. Neptune, Royal Navy. Died on 19th December 1941. Commemorated: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 52, Column 2.

Special note: HMS Neptune was sunk by mines off the coast of Tripoli. Of her complement of 757 Officers and Ratings, there was only one survivor.

KINHEY ?

William J

No further information available at present.

WILLIAMS

Morgan J

No further information available at present.

23 September 2004

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