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MAESYFED (NEW RADNOR) WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © George Lancett 2018

The 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.
Photographs from old postcards

TO 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

THIS 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.

SO HE PASSED OVER AND ALL THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED FOR HIM ON THE OTHER SIDE

BOUNDS Samuel Albert
Private 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
GITTOES Herbert James
Private 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.
HAMER Arthur Joseph
Private 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, Somme.
HAMER Frederick George
Private 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.
JONES Joseph William
Private 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, Nord, France.
JONES James
Private 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.
NICHOLLS David
Private 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.
WILLIAMS Charles Lewis
Private 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.
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM -
1939 - 1945
JONES John Eric
Corporal 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, Gloucestershire.
LLOYD Alfred Thomas
Leading 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.
MOSES John Walter
Trooper 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.

Last updated 4 April, 2018

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