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NEWPORT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright ©
Alice Evans 2005

The War Dead of Newport are commemorated on two rectangular brass plaques inside the Memorial Hall, West Street. The names are entered in two columns. The 1st World War plaque is surmounted by a coat of arms with the inscription Pro Patris Mori while the 2ND World War plaque has the coat of arms of the Barony of Cemais. The hall was officially opened on 26th September 1923 by the Mayor F.W. Withington; the foundation stones having been laid on 1st January 1921 by J.O. Vaughan and Dr Havard. There is also a framed plaque, naming all men from the Parish who served King and Country in the Great War, which hangs in St. Mary’s Church.

Photographs copyright ©Alice Evans 2005

THIS HALL WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION TO THE EVER GLORIOUS MEMORY OF ALL THOSE FROM NEWPORT PEMBROKESHIRE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
ADEILADWYD Y NEUADD HON ER COFFA BARCHUS AM DDEWRION TREFDRAETH, PENFRO A ABERTHODD EU BYWYDAU YN Y RHYFEL FAWR 1914-1918
THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE
MEWN ANGHOF NI CHANTFOD

1914-1918

LLOYD

Marteine Kemes Arundel

Captain 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards (Special Reserve) Killed in action on the Somme on 15th September 1916 aged 26. Son of Sir Marteine Owen Mowbray Lloyd , 2nd Baronet and Lady Katharine Helena of Bronwydd, Henllan, Cardiganshire. Born at Bronwydd in 1890 and educated at Lyndhurst and Eton. After his death the government made the estate liable to succession and death duties insisting that Captain Martin Lloyd had succeeded to the estate.- [see ‘The Lords of Cemais’ - Dillwyn Miles] Buried at:- DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY,LONGUEVAL FRANCE Plot XV1. Row I. Grave 1.

DAVIES

J Howard

2ND LIEUT. No further information currently

GIBBY

Price

Corporal 40724, 15th Service Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died on 4th July 1918 aged 21.Son of David and Magdalen Gibby, Royal Oak Newport . Buried at:- WESTOUTRE BRITISH CEMETERY BELGIUM K. 1

DANIEL

Rowland Griffith

Sergeant 290291, 7th Battalion, Welsh Regiment Died on 27th March 1917 aged 22. Son of Elizabeth E. Daniel, of the Mount, Newport, and the late Thomas Daniel. Buried at:- ST. MARY’S CHURCHYARD NEWPORT 13.21

EVANS

William Clifford

Corporal 9987, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 25th December 1916 aged 21. Son of Thomas and Anne Evans, of Glanafon, Newport, Pembrokeshire. Buried at:- GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE FRANCE Plot II. Row G. Grave 2

DAVIES

James Lloyd

Corporal 18507, 152nd Field Convoy, Royal Engineers. Died on 13th October 1918 aged 30. Son of Martha Davies, of Newport, and the late Thomas James Davies. Buried at:- ST MARY’S CHURCHYARD NEWPORT 11.12

DAVIES

Gwilym

Corporal 15710, Army Pay Corps. Died on 3rd March 1919 aged 21. Son of the Rev. William and Hannah Davies, of Bank Terrace Newport. Buried at:- ST MARY’S CHURCHYARD NEWPORT 16.14

EDWARDS

Arthur

Private 4943, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died on 16th May 1915 aged 22. Son of James and Sarah Edwards, of Fern Hill, Newport. Commemorated on:- LE TOURET MEMORIAL FRANCE Panel13 and 14

EDWARDS

Benjamin

Private 35229, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment Died on 7th February 1919 aged 22. Born Aberdare, Glamorgan. Son of David and Amelia Edwards, Rhos-y- Nanty Newport. Buried at:- ST MARY’S CHURCHYARD NEWPORT

DREWITT

E F

No further information currently

JONES

J Oliver

No further information currently

THOMAS

Daniel

No further information currently

LAWRENCE

Ernest

No further information currently

LLOYD

Herber

No further information currently

VAUGHAN

David

Private 202517 17th Battalion Welsh Regiment. Died on 25th November 1917 aged 18. Son of Benjamin and Maria Vaughan, of Forest , Dinas Cross. Commemorated on:- CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERAL FRANCE Panel 7

JOHN

Freddie

No further information currently

THOMAS

David W

No further information currently

PEREGRINE

Thomas John

Gunner 25989, A Battery. 74TH Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 5th October 1915 aged 23. Son of David and Elizabeth Peregrine, of Goat Street, Newport. Commemorated on:- LOOS MEMORIAL FRANCE Panel 3

NICHOLS

Arthur Edward

Gunner 371340, 275th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died on 14th November 1917 aged 25. Husband of Rosena Nichols of 4 King Street, Newport. Buried at:- LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY BELGIUM Plot XXII. Row DD. Grave 6A

DAVIES

Joseph

Master Mariner 1st Mate S.S ‘Bayreaulx’ (London) Mercantile Marine. Born at Newport. Died on 20th October 1916 aged 47. Son of the late Walter and Mary Davies; husband of Jane Davies of Llysfair St. Mary’s Street, Newport.[ M.I. in Henfynyw Churchyard, Aberaeron ‘ Capt Joseph Davies Trefdraeth, Penfro, a aberthodd ei fywyd ar y mor yng ngwasanaeth ei wlad yn 1916’ - David Jones] Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL LONDON

DAVIES

David Philips

Master Mariner Second Mate S.S. Gisella(London) Mercantile Marine. Killed by a mine on 17th April 1917 aged 60. Born Newport. Son of the late John and Mary Davies. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

MORRIS

Thomas

Master Mariner Possibly Thomas R. Morris. Died at sea 13th November 1918 whilst serving as 1st Mate on the Atlantic City [www.welshmariners.org]

HUGHES

George S

2nd Engineer S.S. ‘Sonnie’ (London) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of attack by enemy submarine 11th August 1917 aged 33.Born at Newport. Son of the late John and Mary Hughes. Born Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

THOMAS

Jno E.

Mechanical Engineer. There is a brass memorial plaque in the Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church dedicated:- In loving memory of John Elwyn Thomas Assistant Engineer Nigeria. Son of the Rev. & Mrs Thomas, Major House. Torpedoed on the S.S,Falaba 28th March 1915 aged 26.[The Falaba was torpedoed by submarine 38 mls W. of the Smalls 104 lives lost including the Master - Naval history]

VARNEY

Thomas Edmund

Able Seaman S.S.’Kariba’ Mercantile Marine. Died as a result of attack by enemy submarine 21st April 1917 aged 24.Son of Jesse and Mary Anne Varney, Penrallt, Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

HOWELL

Thomas

No further information currently

EDWARDS

William

Fireman S.S ‘Cressida’ (Southampton) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of attack by enemy submarine 17th March 1918 aged 43.Born at Newport. Son of Mrs Mary Anne Evans and husband of Hannah Edwards, Brondsbury House, Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

HOWELLS

Freddie

Seaman S.S. ‘T.R. Thompson’ (Sunderland) Mercantile Marine. Killed in action 29th March 1918 aged 28. Born at Newport. Son of Howell Howells. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

THOMAS

John

No further information currently

DAVIES

George

No further information currently

EVANS

Raymond

Apprentice M.M. S.S. Paddington (London) Drowned as a result of attack by enemy submarine 21st July1917 aged 17.Son of Benjamin Raymond and Mary Evans Virginia House Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

OWEN

David

Seaman S.S. ‘Cressida’ (Southampton). Died 17th March 1918 aged 41. Born at Newport. Son of the late Joshua and Esther Owen Husband of Keturah Owen 2 High Street Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

TUDOR

John

Chief Steward S.S..’Australade’ (Brisbane) Mercantile Marine. Died 19th October 1917 aged 53.Born at Fishguard. Son of the late David and Elizabeth Tudor. Husband of Blanche(nee John) of Glanydon, Newport. [The Autraldale was torpedoed and sunk near the Spanish Coast -War Wrecks D.G] Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

DAVIES

John William

Seaman S.S. ‘Torrington’ (Cardiff) Mercantile Marine. Drowned as a result of attack by enemy submarine 9th April 1917 age 18. Son of David and Margaret Davies, Penrallt Fach,, Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL

JAMES

William

Gunner Royal Field Artillery ‘A’ Battery 75th Bde. Died 12th October 1916 aged 22.Son of Thomas and Mary James, Summer Hill Newport Commemorated on:-THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Pier and Face 1A and 8 A

REES

T. L.

Private

EU COFFADWRIAETH SYDD FENDIGEDIG
TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NEWPORT PEMBROKESHIRE
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939- 1945
ER COF AM WYR TREFDRAETH PENFRO A ROES EU BYWYDAU YN Y RHYFEL 1939-1945
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
EU HABERTH NID A’N ANGOF

1939-1945

LLEWELLIN

Arthur John Alexander

Squadron Leader 39998, 232 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 24th March 1942. Son of Arthur E.. and Lillian Llewellin ;husband of Pamela Llewellin Woodford Wells, Essex. Commemorated on: SINGAPORE MEMORIAL Colum 411 A M.I. at St. Mary’s Churchyard reads:-Sacred to the Memory of Lillian Mary wife of Arthur E. Llewellin Burgess of this town. Loving mother of Eileen and the late John, Squadron Leader R.A.F. Killed in action at Singapore February 1942

REES-HUGHES D.F.M

John Anthony

Flying Officer 113942 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 30th April 1943 aged 22. Son of Anthony and Anne Hughes-Rees of Newport. His citation in the London Gazette dated 8th August 1941 reads ‘This airman has completed a large number of operational sorties against the enemy and has destroyed at least four aircraft. In every engagement he has shown courage and enterprise.’ Buried at:- MOASCAR WAR CEMETERY EGYPT Plot 2. Row A. Grave 6

PRICE

John Rhoslyn Rhedynog

Lieutenant 71422, 151 Railway Construction Company Royal Engineers. Died 10th May 1940. Son of Gwilym Price and Hannah M. Price. B.Sc A.M.I.C.E. Buried at: MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Plot 2 Row C Grave 2

CHESSUM

Kenneth

Flight Sergeant 1424441, 12 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1st February 1946 aged 32. Son of the Rev. Albert James Chessum and Margaret Chessum; husband of Eileen Mary Oliver Chessum, Newport, Pembrokeshire. A.R.A Buried at:-BINBROOK (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD

HOSKINS

Trevor D.

No further information currently

DAVIES

Wilfred E

Stoker Royal Naval Patrol Service. H.M. Trawler Vidonia Died 7th October 1944 Son of Samuel Lewis Davies and Martha Ann Davies Manorowen Pembs. Buried at:-BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY Plot III Row E Grave 26

ISAAC

Idris Owen

Corporal 7519883, 32 Convoy, Royal Army Medical Corps.Died between 14th February and 15th February 1942 aged 26. Son of David and Margaret Isaac Newport; husband of Peggy J. Isaac, Millbrook, Devon. Commemorated on SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

JAMES

Daniel

Lance Corporal 1771319, 1st Battalion Welch Regiment. Died 21st April 1945 aged 28.Son of Joseph and Lena James; husband of Daisy Maude James Newport. Buried at:- FAENZA WAR CEMETERY ITALY Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 10

OWEN

Leslie Edward

Gunner 14594627, 107 (The South Notts. Hussars Regiment) Royal Horse Artillery. Died on 20th December 1944. Son of William Edward Owen and Jane Owen Gwynfryn, King St. Newport. Buried at:- LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY BELGIUM Plot VI Row B Grave 5

SUMMERS

Thomas

Driver Royal Army Service Corps, II Corps Ammunition Park.Died 26th May 1940 aged 36. Son of Hercules and Mary Anne Summers. Husband of Morfydd Summers, of Newport. Buried at:- DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY Plot XVII. Row A. Grave 13

HARRIES

Thomas Gwyn

Private 14342641 1/7th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Died 12th April 1945 aged 32.Son of Owen and Margaret Harries: husband of Elizabeth Mary Harries, Parrog, Newport. Buried at:- REICHWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY Plot 47 Row B Grave 18

THOMAS

Rhys

No further information currently

LEWIS

Cecil

Master Mariner. Chief Officer S.S. Stangarth (London) Died 16th March 1942 aged 35.Son of Thomas and Anne Lewis; husband of Harriet Lewis of Endon Staffordshire. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 101

RICHARDS

Ward

Master Mariner Chief Officer S.S. Pacific . Died 1st March 1941 aged 41 Son of Edward William and Clara Nore Richards; husband of Florence Jeanette Richards, Ferndale Glamorgan. Commemorated on:_ TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 78

EDWARDS

Tom

Master Mariner Master S.S. Ocean Fame (Manchester) Died 20th March 1945 aged 59 Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 75

EDWARDS

Oliver James

1st Mate S.S. ‘Greenawn’ (Goole) Merchant Navy. Died 3rd April 1941 aged 37. Son of Mr and Mrs D. Edwards , Newport and husband of Edith Mary Edwards of Fishguard. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 53

NICHOLAS

Tom A

Chief Officer M.V. Fook On (Hong Kong) Merchant Navy. Died 31st October 1942 aged 48. Son of Daniel and Mary Nicholas Newport. Buried at:- STANLEY MILITARY CEMETERY Plot 4 Row C Grave 8

DAVIES

D Reggie

2nd Engineer Officer. S.S.Craigzuen (Cardiff) Merchant Navy. Died 9th October 1940 aged 47. Son of John and Margaret Davies: husband of Florence Davies of Netley Abbey, Hampshire Commemorated on: TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 53

HARRIES

David Glyn

3rd Mate S.S. Empire Stream (Greenock) Died 25th September 1941 aged 25. Son of Mrs A. Harries and the late Mr Thomas Harries (blacksmith) Hillcrest, Upper St. Mary’s Street, Newport.[The Empire Stream was sunk by U124 with the loss of 4 crew, 2 DEMS gunners and 2 stowaways. B.McGee]. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 46

HARRIES

Kenneth G

3rd Engineer S.S. Garlinge (London).Died 10th November 1942 aged 21. Son of Mrs A. Harries and the late Mr Thomas Harries, Hillcrest, Upper St. Mary’s Street, Newport [The S.S. Garlinge was sunk by U81 with the loss of 18 crew and 7 DEMS gunners .B.McGee] Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 51

HARRIES

Howard Levi

Chief Steward S.S. British Monarch (Glasgow) Died June 19th 1940 aged 25. Brother of Kenneth and Glyn Harries. Son of Mrs A Harries and the late Mr Thomas Harries, Hillcrest, Upper St Mary’s Street, Newport.[The British Monarch was sunk by U48 with the loss of all 40 crew. B. McGee] Commemorated:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 20

VARNEY

Thomas Daniel

Assistant Steward S.S. Norman Monarch (Glasgow).Died 20th May 1941 aged 21.Son of James Davies Varney and Diza Varney Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 73

THOMAS

David

Boatswain S.S.Blairatholl (Glasgow) Died 27th November 1942 aged 60. Husband of Eliza Thomas Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 17

WYLDE

John Henry

Boatswain S.S. Dartford (London).Died 12th June 1942 aged 32. Son of Herbert James Wylde and Mrs Wylde. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 34

MORRIS

Willie

Quartermaster Merchant Navy S.S. City of Guildford (Liverpool) Died 27th March 1943 aged 31. Son of Thomas and Margaret Ann Morris Dinas Cross; husband of Anne Morris , Penbanc Newport. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 29

DAVIES

William E.

Quartermaster Merchant Navy S.S. City of Guildford(Liverpool) Died 27th March 1943 aged 51. M.I. at St. Mary’s Church Newport reads:- William Ellis Davies died at sea by enemy action 27th March 1943. Husband of Jane Ellen Davies. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 29

ISAAC

Wyndham

Able Seaman S.S. Tregarthen (London) Merchant Navy. Died 6th June 1941 aged 28. Son of William Lloyd Isaac and Kathleen Isaac. Commemorated on:- TOWER HILL MEMORIAL Panel 110

CARIAD MWY NA HWN NID OES GAN NEB. SEF BOD I UN ROI EI EINIOES DROS EI GYFEILLION.

There is a marble plaque in the Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church dedicated to:-

Captain James Beaumont Stanley Alderson of The Irish Regiment youngest son of Samuel and Caroline Alderson. He fell mortally wounded while gallantly leading his men in the victorious assault upon Bethlehem in S. Africa July 7th 1900. He served also in the operations of the N.W. Frontier of India 1897-98 for which he received the medal and clasp. Born July 1st 1869 died July 8th 1900. God giveth us the victory through Jesus Christ.

28 August 2005

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