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CWMBACH LLECHRYD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Harvey 2005
researched Martin Edwards

The memorial is a two part stone memorial on the wall of the Parish Church of St John The Divine. The WW2 section is a different design from that of the WW1 section. The WW1 section is showing sign of wear.
Photographs Copyright © Martin Harvey 2005

The tablet is placed here by fellow parishioners and friends to the
honoured memory of the men of this parish who jeoparded their lives
to the death during the Great War 1914-1918

1914-1918
LINDSAY, MiD Claud Frederic Thomas

[Listed as Major on memorial] Captain, 33rd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Aged 26. Second son of Col. H. E. M. Lindsay, C.B., R.E., and Mrs Lindsay, of Glasnevin, Co. Dublin, and Ystrad Mynach, Glamorgan; husband of Dorothy Lindsay Lindsay. Mentioned in Despatches. Buried near the middle of the cemetery in HAILLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. He is the only burial here.

LINDSAY George Walter [Thomas]

Captain, Royal Field Artillery and Royal Flying Corps. Killed 26th June 1917. Aged 26. Eldest son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Morgan Lindsay, of Ystrad Mynach. Buried in the family vault in HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, YSTRAD MYNACH, Radnorshire.

LINDSAY Archibald Thurston Thomas

[Listed as Private on memorial] Lieutenant, 7th Army Troops Company (Royal Monmouthshire), Royal Engineers. Killed in action 26th March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Lt. Col. H. E. M. Lindsay, C.B., and Mrs. H. E. M. Lindsay, of Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach, Glam. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 36.

SANDY Cyril Howard

Private 43885, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 30th December 1916. Aged 19. Born Llanclwydd, Radnorshire, enlisted Builth Wells. Son of Oliver and Margaret Sandy, of 19, Wye View Terrace, Builth Road, Radnorshire. Commemorated in GUARDS' CEMETERY, COMBLES, Somme, France. Priez Farm Memorial 10.

Note: Special memorials are erected to 30 soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried in Priez Farm Cemetery and Combles German Cemetery, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.

HATFIELD Herbert John

Private 174600, 5th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment). Died 10th April 1917. Aged 32. Born 19th April 1885 at Craven Arms, Salop. Son of James and Mary Hatfield, of Craven Arms, Salop, England. Next of kin at enlistment lived at 14 Railweay Terrace, Builth Road. Fireman by trade. Passed fit 14th September 1915 and enlisted 16th August 1915 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Heoight 5 feet 5 inches. girth 36 inches, complexion red, eyes blue, gair dark brown. Church of England. Buried in BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 76. National Archives of Canada Accession Referecne: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 4153 - 5

OWEN Edward Herbert

Private 24411, 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 19th June 1917. Aged 21. Born Knighton, enlisted Cwmgorse, Glamorganshire, resident Builh Road. Son of Moses and Mary Ann Owen, of 40, Wyeview Terrace, Builth Road, Breconshire. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row H. Grave 13.

GOULD Benjamin Rees

Private 46407 22nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment transferred to 38525, 65th Company, Labour Corps. Died 19th June 1917. Aged 28. Son of Benjamin and Mary Gould, of Tynllan, Deserth, nr. Builth Wells; husband of Gertrude Gould, of Windsor Cottage, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 16.

DAVIES John Rees

Private 269540, 343rd Road Construction Company, Royal Engineers. Died of owunds 8th August 1917. Aged 39. Born Llanofonfaur, enlisted Llandrindod Wells, resident Builth Road. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Davies, of Oakfield, House, Llanafon, Breconshire; husband of Mrs. M. Stedman (formerly Davies), of 33, Wye View Terrace, Builth Rd., Builth Wells, Breconshire. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVII. Row D. Grave 13.

BYWATER John [Charles]

Private 40082, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 28th May 1918. Born Desserth, enlisted Knighton, resident Dolan. Formerly 4594, Monmouthshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.

PRICE Thomas Lawson

Private M/403776, Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 18th March 1919. Aged 20. Son of William and Anne Price, of Glangwy Farm, Builth Road, Builth Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in the south-west corner of ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, CWMBACH LLECHRYD (or BUILTH ROAD), Radnorshire.

JENKINS John Rees

Gunner 90923, 180th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 1st January 1919. Aged 24. Son of John and Esther Jenkins, of Cwmbach, Builth Wells, Breconshire. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, KALAMARIA, Greece. Grave 1124.

So they passed over and all the trumpets sounded for them on the other side.
Lest we Forget
1939-1945
TAYLOR Douglas Percy

Telegraphist D/JX 454425, H.M.L.C.T. (R) 457, Royal Navy. Died 5th November 1944. Aged 19. Son of Percy Frederick and Dorothy May Taylor, of Builth Road, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 88, Column 3.

DREW Morley James

Guardsman 2737342, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 26th July 1944. Aged 30. Son of Owen and Gladys R. Drew, of Builth Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in ASSISI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 5.

VAUGHAN Alfred John

Corporal 540407, Royal Air Force. Died 28th october 1944. Aged 25. Son of George Thomas Vaughan and Annie Jane Vaughan, of Builth Road, Radnorshire; husband of Lilian Vera Vaughan. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 91.

EVANS Alfred Edwarsds

Aircraftman 2nd Class 1279091, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th September 1943. Aged 22. Son of Oscar Ralph and Maud Evans, of Builth Road. Buried North-East of the church in ST. JOHN CHURCHYARD, CWMBACH LLECHRYD (or BUILTH ROAD), Radnorshire.

They gave Their All that We might Live.
Second World War 1939-1945

Last updated 19 November, 2010

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