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PONTNEWYDD-AR-WY / NEWBRIDGE-ON-WYE WAR MEMORIALs

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Harvey 2005

There are two war memorials both containing the same names but with different inscriptions. One resides in the parish church of All Souls and the other in the Baptist Church. Please note that the names have been sorted into alphabetical order for ease of reading and are not in the same order as the memorials.

All Souls Parsh Church

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An inscribed wooden Memorial located inside the church. The names inscribed are the same as on the British Legion Memorial inside the Pentref Baptist Church.

IN GRATEFUL RECOLLECTION OF THE MEN OF THIS DISTRICT WHO SERVED KING & COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919 & THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945. REMEMBERING BEFORE GOD THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FIGHTING IN THE CAUSE OF JUSTICE & FREEDOM & WHOSE NAMES ARE HERE RECORDED.

THEIR GLORY SHALL NOT BE BLOTTED OUT AND THEIR NAME LIVETH TO ALL GENERATIONS

Pentref Baptist Church

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An inscribed wooden Memorial location inside the worship room at the Baptist Church. The Memorial originated in the nearby Prisoner of War Camp and was relocated to the Baptist Church when the Camp was closed. The names inscribed are the same as on the Village Memorial located inside All Souls Parish Church.

Newbridge-on-Wye British Legion Roll of Honour.

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them, or the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.

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1914-1919

BRYANT

Frank

Sergeant 14088, 2nd Regiment, South African Infantry. Died 8 October 1918. Aged 44. Son of Henry Bryant, of Porthllwyd Farm, Newbridge-on-Wye, Wales; husband of Alice Bryant, of "Paroikia", 155, Beauchamp Rd., Upper Norwood, London. Buried in BEAUREVOIR BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Row D. Grave 17.

CHAMP

Sidney

Sergeant, South Wales Borderers. Died 15 October 1918 - No further information currently available

DAVENPORT

Horace

Private 300539, 18th (Lancashire HUssars) Battalion, King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 28 March 1918 (MemorialS both state 21st). Born Ludlow, Salop, enlisted Rainhill, Lancashire, resident Newbridge-on-Wye. Formerly 250290, Lancashire Hussars Yeomanry. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 21 to 23.

DAVIES

[Benjamin] David

Private 38468, 8th (Service) Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 April 1918. Born newbridge-on-Wye, enlisted CArdiff. Formerly 46047, South Wales Borderers. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Secction P. Plot XI. Row H. Grave 8A.

DAVIES

Evan [Thomas]

Private 51663, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 June 1918. Aged 26. Born Llanea, enlisted Knighton. Son of Evan and Sarah Jane Davies, of Faldlace, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. Formerly 33766, King's (Shropshire Light Inafntry). Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 13B.

DAVIES

Lloyd

Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 28 March 1917. No further information currently available.

EVANS

[William] Albert

Lance Corporal 237103, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 26 March 1917. Aged 30. Enlisted Newbridge-on-Wye. Son of John and Mary Evans, of Sunny Bank, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnor. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 54.

EVANS

Jack [aka John]

Lance Corporal 65356, 38th Company. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 27 October 1918 [CWGC states 28th]. Born Newbridge-on-Wye, enlisted Fleur-de-Lis (sic), Monmouthshire. Formerly 35923, Welsh Regiment. Buried in FOREST COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot A. Row 17.

GOULD

Benjamin

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

HALL

William

Private 237039, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Killed in action in Egypt 26 March 1917. Aged 26. Born Wolverhamton, enlisted Shresbury. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hall, of 123, Longden Coleham, Shrewsbury. Commemorated on JERUSALEM MEMORIAL, Israel. Panel 54. ** Note: Although this man has no obvious link with Newbridge-on-Wye he was the only man that fitted the details supplied from the memorials **

JARMAN

[John] Rees

Private 56989, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Rhayader, resident Newbridge-on-Wye. Son of John and Mary Jarman, of Pwllacca, Newbridge-on Wye, Radnor. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, SOREL-LE-GRAND, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 9.

JONES

David [Noel]

Private 2009, 1st/6th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 22 November 1915. Aged 26. Born Cwmbedw Abbey, Cwmhir, enlisted Swansea, resident Pontardulais, Glamorgan. Brother of Mr. P. A. Jones, of Woodcastle, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. Buried in DUD CORNER CEMETERY, LOOS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row F. Grave 12.

JONES

Arthur [Edward]

Private 10921, 5th Battalion, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 27. Born Llanarthney, Carmarthen, enlisted Hereford, resident Newbridge-on-Wye. Son of Jane Jones, of 27, Heol Curdy, Sarn, Aberkenfig, Bridgend, Glam., and the late G. Jones, of Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

VENABLES- LLEWELYN

John Lister Dillwyn

Captain, 3rd Company, 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 10 July 1917. Aged 20. Son of Charles and Katharine Dillwyn Venables-Llewelyn, of Llysdinam, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 27.

MABBUTT, MM

Albert [Victor]

Private 10917, 7th Battalion, King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died 27 March 1918 [memorials state 28th]. Born and resident CAmbridge, enlisted Hereford. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry John Mabbutt, of 10, Mawson Rd., Cambridge. Decoration Militaire (Belgium). Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in WAILLY ORCHARD CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6. ** Note: Although this man has no obvious link with Newbridge-on-Wye he was the only man that fitted the details supplied from the memorials **

MASON

Stanley

Private 8118, 1st/1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 18 September 1915. Born Cilfynydd, Pontpridd, Glamorgan, enlisted Newbridge-on-Wye. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Lemnos, Greece. Plot II. Row G. Grave 106.

MEREDITH

James

Private 55068, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 February 1917. Born Llanyre, enlisted Llandrindod Wells. Formerly 4597, Monmouthshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

MORRIS

William

Lance Bombardier 21807, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 18 March 1919 [memorial states 18th]. Aged 32. Husband of Harriett Morris, of The Square, Blockley, Worcs. Buried in the West part of ST GILES CHURCHYARD, MANSELL GAMAGE, Herefordshire.

POWELL

David [Rees]

Private 29212, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 9 August 1917. Born Trelips, Breconshire, enlisted Brecon, resident Llanerchllwyd, Breconshire. Son of David and Miriam Powell, of Llanerchllwyd, Garth, Breconshire. Buried in BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row M. Grave 5. ** Note: Although this man has no obvious link with Newbridge-on-Wye he was the only man that fitted the details supplied from the memorials **

RAWSTORNE

Thomas [Geoffrey]

[Memorial lists him as Captain] Major, 1st/1st Battalion, Lancashire Hussars (Yeomanry). Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row M. Grave 9.

THOMPSON

Francis [John]

Private 31574, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Born Llanwrthwl, Breconshire, enlsited Llandrindod Wells, resident Newbridge-on-Wye. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

WILLIAMS

John

Private, Welsh Regiment. 9 October 1915 - probably Thomas John Atherton WILLIAMS, Private 1095, 1st/6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusliers. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 9 October 1915. Aged 19. Born Llandudno, enlisted Conway. Son of John and Annie Williams, of 4, Brickfield Terrace, Llandudno Junction. Buried in SS. ELERI AND MARY) CHURCHYARD, LLANRHOS (OR EGLWYS-RHOS), Caernarvonshire. Plot IV. Row M. Grave 9.

WRIGHT

Ernest [Egerton]

Private 51715, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Aged 33. Born Newbridge-on-Wye, enlisted Brecon. Son of Mrs. Martha Wright, of Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnor; husband of Emily Wright, of Toll Gates, Builth Wells, Breconshire. Formerly 33691, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 35 and 36.

1939-1945

ALFORD

Harold

Sergeant 1018130, 221 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4 April 1943. Aged 23. Son of Harold Y. L. and Helen D. Alford, of Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 8, Column 1.

DAVIES

[William] Elwyn

Leading Seaman D/JX 147672, H.M.S. Meadowsweet, Royal Navy. Died 26 October 1942. Aged 22. Son of Gordon and Mary Davies, of Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire, Wales. Buried in SAINT JOHN (FERNHILL) CEMETERY, SAINT JOHN COUNTY, New Brunswick, Canada. Lot 3893. Grave 128.

LLEWELYN

G W D Venables

Lieutenant. Royal Engineers. 26 May 1940 - No further information currently available.

10 April 2005

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