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LLANDRINDOD WELLS WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Memorial is located in the gardens adjacent to the Old Town Hall in Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells. It is stone, four section, plinth topped by the bronze statue of a soldier, facing west, head bowed and leaning on his reversed rifle. The names of the fallen from WW1 are inscribed on the 3 other faces of the memorial of the top section. Those who fell in WW2 are inscribed on the section underneath. The original sculptor was Mr Benjamin Lloyd. The memorial was dedicated by Rev. Canaon Singers Davies RD, and unveiled by Lord Ormthwaite, GCVO, 1 July 1922. The site originally cost £700.
Photographs Copyright © Martin Harvey 2005

In
honoured
memory of
the men
of
Llandrindod Wells
who laid down
their lives
in the Great War
1914-1919
________
‘Their name
liveth for evermore’
1914 - 1918

ACKERLEY

Ronald Herman

[Transcribed as ACKERSLEY] Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Richard and Eliza Helen Ackerley, of "Quisisana," Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Educated Eton College. Left Eton College in 1910. Matriculated Merton College, Oxford, 1910. Member of University OTC prior to 1915. In the 1911 census he was a student, aged 19, born Ashburton, Devon, resident with his mkother, Constance May Ackerley, at Quisisana, Llandrindod Wells. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 18.

ALDERSLADE

George Herbert

[Transcribed as ALDERSLEY] Private 5226, 47th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 24 November 1916. Aged 23. Son of John Pearson Alderslade and Margaret Alderslade, of Penn Lodge, Temple St., Llandrindod Wells, Radnor, Wales. Resident Boggabilla, New South Wales, Australia. Born Essex. Farmer. Emigrated aged 19. Buried in A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS, Somme, France. Grave lost, special memorial 21.

BEBB

J Arthur

No further information currently available

BETTS

Edward

Private 202065, 2nd/4th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 22 November 1917. Aged 39. Born Glasbury, Radnorshire, enlisted Weymouth, Dorset. Son of Lydia Betts, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnor, and the late Thomas Betts; husband of Maud Betts, of 17, Newberry Terrace, Weymouth. Assistant Schoolmaster, Holy Trinity Schools, Weymouth. Buried in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section K. Grave 93.

BETTS

Francis Arthur

Private 25706, 1st Battalion Labour Corps, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died in United Kingdom 2 November 1918. Aged 26. Born Glasbury-on-Wye, Brecon, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Thomas and Lydia Betts, of 2, Penrhiw Villa, Wellington Rd., Llandrindod Wells. Formerly 7149, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried in READING CEMETERY, Berkshire. Screen Wall. 72. 16498.

BIRCH

Harry

No further information currently available

BOTWOOD

George Gilford Lewis

[Listed as Geroge Lewis Gilford BOTWOOD on SDGW] Private 203690, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1917. Aged 31. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of M. and A. Botwood, of Llandrindod Wells. Buried in UNICORN CEMETERY, VENDHUILE, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 25.

BRADLEY

Charles

Private 43418, 12th Labour Battalion, Cheshire Regiment transferred to 110459, 185th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 7 August 1917. Aged 42. Born at Lady Court, Shobdon, Herefordshire, enlisted Shrewsbury, Salop, resident Llandrindod Wells. Brother of Alice Poston, of 1, Railway Cottage, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Formerly 41578, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 5.

BROOKS

Thomas Newbury

Private 41826, 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, enlisted Knighton, Radnorshire, resident Llandrindod Wells. Formerly T/277772, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

BUFTON

Edward Evan

Second Lieutenant, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 20 November 1918. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, an Auctioneer, born Llandrindod Wells, resident with hais parents, Evan and Mary Ann, at Brynteg, Wellington Road, Llandrindod Wells. Buried in LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY, Radnorshire. Section D. Grave 795.

BURTON

Frederick Charles

Private 7100, 2nd Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 25 April 1915. Aged 26. Born Cefnyllys, Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Shrewsbury, resident Llandrindod Wells. Son of Ezekiel and Jane Burton, of 68, Moy Rd., Roath Park, Cardiff. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49.

CADWALLADER

Matthew [Thomas]

Private 235405, 11th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 16 May 1918. Enlisted Llandrindod. Son of Richard and Mary Cadwallader, of Kinlet Villa, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot X. Row B. Grave 2.

CHEFFERS

Charles

Private 238899, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1918. Born Helston, Cornwall, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Husband of A. C. Cheffers, of "Idsall," Craig Rd., Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Buried in RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLEMONTOIRE, Aisne, France. Plot IIA. Row E. Grave 7.

COLEMAN

Walter Louis [or Lewis]

In the 1911 census he was aged 37, assisting as a Lodging Housekeeper, born Disserth, Radnorshire, resident with his widowed mother, Elizabeth Pryce, at Hill Crest, Wellington Road, Llandrindod Wells. No further information currently available

CROSSWELL

William Augustus

Private 54877, 19th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 1 November 1918. Aged 26. Born Forest Gate, Essex, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Thomas and Amelia Crosswell, of Forest Gate, London; husband of Florence Miriam Crosswell, of 5, Camper Rd., Southend-on-Sea. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot XIV. Row B. Grave 25.

CUTTING

Charles H

No further information currently available

DAVENPORT

Arthur

No further information currently available

DAVENPORT

Ernest

No further information currently available

DAVENPORT

Leonard

No further information currently available

DAVIES

David

Private 27729, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 21 May 1917. Aged 34. Born Builth Wells, Brecon, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Mrs. Tryphena Davies, of 3, New Row, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Formerly 4572, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried in VALENCIENNES (ST. ROCH) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 16.

DAVIES

John Morgan

Private 38513, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 August 1918. Born Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Bargoed. Formerly 24489, Welsh Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.

DAVIES

Thomas

No further information currently available

DEDMAN

James

No further information currently available

EDWARDS

Cecil John

Private 66869 [66896 on SDGW], 219th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8 July 1917. Born Cefllys, Radnorshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Formerly 25396, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Buried in RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2.

EVANS

Ernest L J

No further information currently available

EVANS

Fred

No further information currently available

FARR

Thomas

No further information currently available

FITZGERALD

Patrick

Private 22144, 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment attached to Machine Gun Section, G.H.Q. 3rd Echelon. Died of wounds 21 May 1917. Aged 41. Born Waterford, Co. Waterford, enlisted Llandrindod Wells, resident Hanwell W. Son of Thomas and Mary Ellen Fitzgerald, of Tavistock, Devon. Buried in BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 13B.

GALLIERS

Percy B

Private 51672, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 13 November 1918. Born Felton, Herefordshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Benjamin and Emily Galliers, of Felton, Herefordshire; husband of Dora H. M. Galliers, of "Ivydene," 165, Ornbersley Rd., Worcester. Buried in BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot VII. Row F. Grave 8.

GOUGH

Arthur George

Private 41726, 2nd/4th Battalion (Territorial Force), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 May 1918. Aged 19. Born Stonleigh, Radnor, enlisted Knighton, Radnor, resident Llandrindod Wells. Son of Richard Philip and Elizabeth Hannah Gough, of Stoneleigh, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Formerly 46060, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section Q. Plot III. Row K. Grave 21.

GOUGH

Ernest Harold

Private 27750, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 28 March 1917. Born Llangunllo, Radnorshire, enlisted and resident Llandrindod Wells. Formerly 4422, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried min HAMBURG CEMETERY, Hamburg, Germany. Plot III. Row C. Grave 3.

HARRIS

Frank

Private 31819, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Clyro, Radnorshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Arthur and Annie Harris, of Dantzic Cottage, Tremont Rd., Llandrindod Wells. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row K. Grave 9.

HOPE

David E

No further information currently available

HOPE

Edward Aaron

Corporal 148131, 38th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 21. Born Abbycwhier (sic), Radnorshire, enlisted Knighton, resident Radnor. Son of Aaron and Eliza Hope, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire; brother of John (below). Formerly 239018, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 21.

HOPE

John

Private 236726, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died in Egypt 7 March 1917. Aged 22. Born Abbey Cwmhir (sic), Radnor, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Aaron and Eliza Hope, of 5, Brookland Rd., Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire; brother of Edward (above). Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 16.

HURST

Ernest

Private 84027, 86th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of John and Annie Hurst. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.

HUTT

Edward Daines

Corporal 355286, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in Egypt 31 October 1917. Aged 29. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells, resident Bargoed, Monmouthshire. Son of Agnes Hutt, of Clarence Villa, Waterloo Rd., Llandrindod Wells, and the late Percy John Hutt; brother of Henry (below). Formery 2517, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section P. Grave 87.

HUTT

Henry Daines

Lance Corporal 20131, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 August 1918. Aged 24. Son of Percy John and Agnes Hutt, of Clarence Villa, Llandrindod-Wells; brother of Edward (above). Born and enlisted Llandudno. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 7.

JAMIESON

Frederick

No further information currently available

JONES

A Wesley

No further information currently available

JONES

Arthur

Private 19855, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 23. Born Leominster District, Herefordshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, of Grantsfield, Kimbolton, Leominster, Herefordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

JONES

David

Private 40980, 1st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 October 1917. Born and resident Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Hereford. Formerly 236881, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.

JONES

E D Owen

No further information currently available

JONES

Nairn P

No further information currently available

LANGFORD

John James

Private 19856, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 31 August 1916. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Langford, of 2, Denham Terrace, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 13.

LLOYD, MM

Alan

[Alan or Allan] Lance Corporal 31068, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1917. Aged 29. Born Clunbury, Shropshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Husband of Alice Lloyd. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 63 to 65.

LLOYD

Edward

Driver 219597, "D" Company, Royal Engineers. Died in United Kingdom 28 July 1917. Born Clunbury, Shropshire, enlisted Knighton, Radnorshire, resident Llandrindod Wells. Buried in LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY, Radnorshire. Section D. Grave 833.

LLOYD

Charles

No further information currently available

LLOYD

Robert

No further information currently available

LLOYD

William [James]

Private 235961, "C" Company, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died in Egypt 27 August 1917. Aged 28. Born and resident Howey, Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of James and Elizabeth Lloyd. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXI. Row U. Grave 47.

LOCKYER

Herbert Charles

Gunner 850, 177th Siege Battery [Dorset - RGA (Terrotorial Force)], Royal Garrisdon Artillery. Killed in action 11 October 1916. Aged 31. Born Newbury, Berkshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Humphrey and Dorcas Lockyer; husband of Florence Emily Lockyer, of High St., Kintbury, Berks. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 7.

MILLS

J Joseph

No further information currently available

MUSCOTT

Percy E

No further information currently available

OLIVER

Gilbert J

No further information currently available

OLIVER

William Claude

Lance Corporal 12818, 8th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action in Salonika 18 September 1918. Aged 25. Born Cefnlys, Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of W. and E. Oliver. Native of Llandrindod Wells. Buried in DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot IV. Row B. Grave 17.

OWEN

David Charles

Lance Corporal 11079, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Aged 19. Born Llangunllo, Knighton, Radnorshire, enlisted Brecon. Son of David Henry and Mary Ann Owen, of 2, Railway Cottages, Tremont Rd., Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 14 and 15.

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[Richard] Harold

Private 8226, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 19 August 1915. Aged 19. Born Rhayader, Radnorshire, enlisted Rhayader, resident Llandrindod Wells. Son of John and Matilda Page, of Rhayader, Radnorshire. Buried in AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Grave lost Special Memorial 48.

PARROTT

Thomas

Private 4406, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 28. Born Tewkesbury, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Thomas and Annie Parrott, of 5, Cotswold Gardens, Tewkesbury. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

PHILLIPS

Edmund Llewellyn Pedro

[Listed as Edmund Pedro Llewellyn PHILLIPS on SDGW] Private 203652, 1st/5th Battalion (Territorial), Gloucestershire Regiment. Killed in action 16 June 1917. Aged 21. Born Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Hereford. Son of Thomas Llewellyn and Jane Phillips, of Cambrian Vaults, Newtown, Mont. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 72 to 75.

PIKE

Sydney Eric

Private 36589, 2nd Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, Died of wounds in the United Kingdom 5 September 1916. Born Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Buried in GREAT BERKHAMSTED (ST. PETER) CHURCH CEMETERY, Hertfordshire. Row 8. Also on Berkhamsted memorial as E S PIKE.

POWELL

Arthur Clifford

Private 204356, 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died 24 August 1921. Aged 27. Son of William James and Clara Elizabeth Powell, of The Croft, Montpelier Park, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, an Errand Boy Ironmongers, born Porthcawl, living with his parents, William James and Calara Elizabeth Powell, Cliftonville, Cefnllys Urban, Radnorshire. Buried in LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY, Radnorshire. Section D. Grave 866.

POWELL

William Percival Weatherly

Private 4330, 1st/3rd Reserve Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died 21 July 1917. Aged 20. Son of William James and Clara Elizabeth Powell of The Croft, Montpellier Park, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 31 inches, fair complexion, light blue eyes, light brown hair. Employed as a Chemists Assistant. Discharged as permanently medically unfit for service 2 June 1916 due to acute Pulmonary Tuberulosis. Address given as Cliftonville Park Crescent, Llandrindod Wells when he attested 14 February 1916. Buried in LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY, Radnorshire. Section D. Grave 867.

POWELL, MM

John [Arthur]

Private 55626, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7 November 1918.Aged 25. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Caroline Jones, of Llangunllo, Radnorshire. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 2432, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IX. Row D. Grave 3.

POWELL

Richard

No further information currently available

PRICE

John

Private 355397, 25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds in Egypt 1 November 1917. Aged 40. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Son of Martha Price, of Llanoley, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. Formerly 3014, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. Buried in BEERSHEBA WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza). Section P. Grave 38.

PRICE

Sidney

Private 18813, 10th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 22 August 1918. Aged 27. Born Disserth, Radnorshire, enlisted Hereford, resident Neath, Glamorgan. Adopted son of the late Mrs. E. Price, of Denham Terrace, Llandrindod Wells. Radnorshire. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 59.

PRICE

Thomas

Wheeler 146068, 190th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 5 December 1916. Aged 32. Born Natmel, enlisted Ammanford, Carmarthen. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Price, of Brookland Rd., Llandrindod Wells; husband of E. Mary Price, of 40, Margaret St., Ammanford, Carmarthenshire. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot X. Row C. Grave 22A.

PRINCE

Sidney

No further information currently available

PRITCHARD

Robert O

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PUGH

Thomas Lewis

[Listed as Lewis PUGH on SDGW] Serjeant 7297, 8th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 4 April 1915. Aged 28. Born and resident Llandrindod Wells, enlisted Pontypridd. Son of John and Mary Pugh; husband of Eleanor Pugh, of Bewdley House, Llandrindod Wells. Born at Garddu Howey, Llandrindod. Buried South East of chapel, against South fence, in HOWEY (PROVIDENCE) BAPTIST CHAPELYARD, Radnorshire.

REYNOLDS

Arthur

Private 38139, 64th Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 29 April 1918. Born Knighton, Radnorshire, enlisted and resident Llandrindod Wells. Formerly 55525, 22nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 26.

SHOPLAND

Fred

Able Seaman Wales Z/2588, Drake Battalion, R.N. Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in action 4 February 1917. Aged 21. Born 22 July 1894. Baptised 1 September 1895 at Llanbadarn Fawr, Radnorshire. Son of Walter David and Sarah Shopland, of 1, Brookland Rd., Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Enlisted 24 November 1915, with Draft for British Eexpeditionary Force 21 November 1916, embarked Folkestone 22 November 1916, disembarked Boulogne 23 November 1916, joined Drake Battalion 12 December 1916. Height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 37 inches, fasir complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, religious denomination Church of England. Brakesman by trade. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918:

SHOPLAND, FRED, Able Seaman, No. 2588, Royal Naval Division, 4th s. of Walter David Shopland, of 1, Brookland Road, Llandrindod Wells, Pensioner of the London & North Western Railway Company, by his wife, Sarah, dau. of Robert Husbands ; b. Llandrindod Wells. co. Radnor, 22 July, 1895 ; educ. Church of England Schools there ; was a Railway Guard on the Neath & Brecon Railway ; joined the Royal Naval Division in Sept. 1915 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 21 Nov. 1910, and was killed in action on the Ancre 4 Feb. 1917 ; unm.

SMITH

Charles H

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SMITH

Derek F

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SMITH

James Clement

Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 27 March 1916. Aged 33. Son of Mrs. Bryan Smith, of Ye Wells Hotel, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor, and the late Bryan Hinton Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 6 and 8.

THOMPSON

W T Arnold

Second Lieutenant, 1st/2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 4 October 1917. Aged 27. Lansdowne, Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 77 to 79 and 163A.

THORNHILL

William Ewart

No further information currently available

THORNTON

James

No further information currently available

TUNLEY

James

Private 27825, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 1 April 1917. Aged 31. Born Lanyren, Radnorshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells, resident Penybont, Radnorshire. Son of Nathaniel and Harriet Tunley, of Pentre Llandrindod, Radnorshire. Formerly 4433, Herefordshire Regiment. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 14.

TURNER

Arthur

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VAUGHAN

Basil C G

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WALLS

Walter

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WAGSTAFF

William

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WEALE

Arthur

Private 25603, 1st Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 1 June 1918. Born and enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Buried in BRAINE-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row A. Grave 3.

WILLIAMS

Charles Lewis

Private 12490, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 28. Born Old Radnor, Radnorshire, enlisted Llandrindod Wells, resident Llanfihangel, Radnorshire. Son of Lewis and Agnes Elizabeth Williams, of "Red Lion," Llanfihangel, Nantmellan, New Radnor. Born in Old Radnor. Buried in HAM BRITISH CEMETERY, MUILLE-VILLETTE, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 27.

WORTHING

John

No further information currently available

WORTHING

William

Private 17437, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 23. Born Bleddfa, Radnorshire, enlisted Knighton, resident Llandrindod Wells. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Worthing, of Cefn House, Howey, Llandrindod Wells, Radnor. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 47 and 49.

And to those who
gave their lives in the
2nd World War 1939-1945

ABLITT

Peter

Warrant Officer 1375027, 17 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Diedm 28 September 1944. Aged 26. Son of Ernest Harry Leverson Gower Ablitt and Blodwen Ablitt, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 12.

ASHTON

V

No further information currently available

BENNETT

Philip Charles Knill

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1579492, 514 Squadron (flying from RAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire - Lancaster II Bomber), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 24 March 1944. Aged 19. Son of William and Frances Mary Bennett, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY, Berlin, Germany. Plot 1. Row L. Collective grave 7-12.

Note: For details see the Wartime Memories Project for P C K Bennett, listed as follows:

Sgt. Bennett . Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 514 Sqdn. (d. 24th March 1944)
Lancaster LL625 C (Charlie) crashed in Germany on 24th/25th March 1944. This was the last major Berlin raid. There was one survivor: F/Sgt R.B. McAlister. The full crew were:
• F/Sgt. R.B. McAlister, RCAF, mid-upper gunner
• F/0 J.R. Laing, RAFVR, pilot
• Sgt. A. Vickers, RAFVR, navigator
• F Sgt J. Knights, RAFVR, bomb aimer
• F Sgt. G.E. Scott, RAFVR, wop/airgunner
• Sgt C.A. Salt, RAFVR, rear gunner
• Sgt. P.C.K. Bennett, RAFVR, flight engineer
All the crew who died were buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.

BOTWOOD

Charles Thomas

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 160107, H.M.S. Trinidad, Royal Navy. Died 14 May 1942. Aged 18. Son of Charles B. and Lilian E. Botwood, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 67, Column 1.

BUFTON

John Raymond

Flying Office 74328, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 October 1940. Buried in LLANDRINDOD WELLS CEMETERY, Radnorshire. Section D. Grave 771.

CARELESS

Geoffrey Powell

Major 126147, South Wales Borderers attached to 4th Battalion, 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment). Died 17 February 1944. Aged 31. Son of Edward Powell Careless and Mabel Irene Careless, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar (Burma). Plot 3. Row A. Grave 20.

CHAPMAN

Arnold Price

Rifleman 6913616, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Died 13 September 1940. Buried in HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot 3.Row B. Grave 8.

EVANS

[Joshua] Raymond

Master, S.S. Coryton (Cardiff), Merchant Navy. Died 17 February 1941. Aged 48. Son of Capt. F. Evans and Sarah Evans; husband of Frances M. Evans, of Llandrindod Wells. Radnorshire. Buried North of the church in BUILTH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Brecknockshire.

HAINES

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HAIR

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HANNE

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HARPER

Douglas Hayden

Sergeant 1196615, 83 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 March 1943. Aged 32. Son of William and Edith Harper, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 152.

INSTONE

Thomas Harold [Matthew]

Sergeant (Radio Operator (Air)) 1417346, 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 18 August 1944. Aged 23. Son of Harold and Fanny Gertrude Instone, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in WICK CEMETERY, Caithness-shire. Section O. Grave 458.

JAMES

J Richard

Lieutenant 141081, Royal Engineers. Died 13 December 1940. Aged 40. Son of John and Emily James, of Penarth; husband of Joan James, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in PENARTH CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Section B. Grave 317.

JONES

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JONES

Ralph Claud Hilton

Ordinary Seaman D/JX 556820, H.M.S. Mourne, Royal Navy. Died 15 JUne 1944. Aged 19. Son of Radcliffe Claude and Ethel Miriam Jones, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 88, Column 1.

JONES

Trevor James

[Transcribed as T R JONES] Private 14676404, 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died 11 June 1944. Aged 19. Son of Richard and Cissie Eton Jones, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 7.

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LEWIS

Frederick Ernest aka Fred

Flight Lieutenant 52239, 82 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 12 October 1945. Aged 23. Son of Bosley Ernest and Mabel Alice Lewis, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. PLot 3. Row D. Grave 8.

MILLS

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NORTON

John Anthony

Flying Officer 153058, 196 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 9 November 1944. Aged 22. Son of Tom and Elsie Norton, of Llandrindod Wells, Radnorshire. B.Sc. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 208.

PRICE

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REES

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TURNER

Arthur Frank

Lance Bombardier 982691, 5 Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 8th September 1945. Aged 28. Son of Reginald Frank and Elizabeth Blodwen Turner; husband of Millie Mabel Ada "Bob" Turner, of Albrighton, Wolverhampton, formerly of Llandrindod Wells, father of Joseph Frank Beresford and Ian Beresford Turner. A.V.I. Buried in KLAGENFURT WAR CEMETERY, Austria. Plot 5. Row B. Grave 9.

VAUGHAN

Charles Walter

Petty Officer Steward LT/LX. 28462, H.M.S. William Manell, Royal Naval Patrol Service. Died 29 October 1945. Aged 43. Son of Thomas James Vaughan and Rosa Emmaline Vaughan, of Llandrindod Wells. Buried in South-East of the church in LLANDRINDOD CHURCHYARD, Radnorshire.

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