(NEW RADNOR) WAR MEMORIAL
War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © George Lancett 2018
Maesyfed / New Radnor memorial is to be found found at the entrance
to Churchyard Lane on a grassed triangle in New Rador (Maesyfed). It
takes the form of a soldier with rifle reversed (mourning pose), head
bowed and arms reversed standing on a square pedestal with a rusticated
plinth' the memorial was built by Mr. William G Storr-Barber and was
unveiled circa 1919. There are eight names for World War 1 and three
for World War 2.
from old postcards
THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE SACRIFICE OF THE
MEN OF NEW RADNOR AND LLANFIHANGEL NANT MELAN WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
MONUMENT IS ERECTED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE MEN WHO AT THE CALL
OF KING AND COUNTRY LEFT ALL THAT WAS DEAR TO THEM. THEY MADE THE SUPREME
SACRIFICE THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM. LET THOSE THAT COME AFTER
SEE TO IT THAT THEIR NAMES ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.
HE PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE
128204, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action, 25th April,
1918. Born New Radnor 1899. Resident Broad Street, New Radnor. Enlisted
Knighton, Radnorshire No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial
42680, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action, 27th
August 1918. Born New Radnor 1900. Resident Sandyhole & the Dingle
New Radnor. Enlisted Brecon. Buried in Borre British Cemetery.
203056, 4th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers [formerly 2774, Montgomeryshire
Yeomanry] Died of wounds 7th April 1918. Husband of Maud Ellen Hamer
of the Cock Hotel, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire and son of Rice &
Emily Hamer of Downton Farm, New Radnor born 1886 Nantmel, Radnorshire.
Enlisted Kington, Herefordshire. Buried in Herissart Communal Cemetery,
11818 & 55226, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action
23rd April 1917. Son of Rice & Emily Hamer of Downton Farm, New
Radnor born 1893 Nantmel, Radnorshire. Enlisted Wiltshire. Buried
in Heininel-Crosilles Road Cemetery.
266288, 2/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales
Volunteers). Killed in action 4th October, 1918. Son of Joseph &
Mary Jones of 3, Greenfield Road, Presteigne, Radnorshire born 1887
New Radnor. Enlisted Cardiff. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery,
54128, ‘A’ Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed
in action 5th November 1916. Son of Thomas & Eliza Jones of the
Folley, Llanfihangel Nantmelan, New Radnor born 1877 Llanfihangel.
Enlisted Knighton, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on
on Thiepval Memorial.
26508, 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 14th
February 1917. Son of William & Margaretta Nicholls born 1887 Lower
Harpton, New Radnor. Enlisted Walton, New Radnor. No known grave.
Commemorated on Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.
12490, 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in
action 21st March 1918. Son of Lewis & Agnes Elizabeth Williams
of the Red Lion Inn, Llanfihangel Nantmelan, New Radnor born 1889
Crabtree Cottage, Green Lane, Old Radnor. Enlisted Llandrindod Wells.
Buried in Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette.
THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
1939 - 1945
573164, Royal Air Force. Killed in a road traffic accident 23rd
July 1941. Son of Lewis & Susanna Frances Jones of Brook House,
New Radnor born 1922 New Radnor. Buried in at Moreton-in-Marsh,
Aircraftman 1418101, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Killed in
an accident on 5th January 1942 whilst undergoing training Son of
James & Clara Lloyd of Knowle Farm, New Radnor born New Radnor 1922.
Buried in Arcadia [Oak Ridge] Cemetery, Florida, U.S.A.
7938421, 22nd Dragoons, Royal Armoured Corps. Died as a result of
an accident 27th January 1942. Son of John W. & Jane Moses of the
Rack, New Radnor and husband of Eva Mary Moses of Pendree, Park
Road, New Radnor born 2nd February 1904. Buried in New Radnor Churchyard.
4 April, 2018