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PENYBONT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © George Lancett
2017

The memorial stands in a walled garden at thye junction of the A44 and A488. I takes the form of a Celtic Cross, with a sword on the shaft of the cross in relief, on a two-tier plinth and single stepped base. There are 18 names for World War 1 and 9 for World War 2. The memorial was unveiled on 11 June 1921. It commemorates the men of Cefnllys, Llanbadarn Fawr and Llandegley who died in the First and Second World Wars.
Memorial from an old postcard 1943

TO THE GLORY OF GOD, AND IN
GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THE MEN OF
CERNLLYS, LLANBADARN FAWR, AND LLANDEGLEY,
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY,
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BERRY Thomas
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BOTWOOD Henry
Private 17969, 1st Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 11 June 1916. Born Knuckles, Radnorshire. enlisted Knighton, resident Crossway, Penybont Station. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.
BRICK John
Private 34387, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died Wednesday, 14 August 1918. Aged 19. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Brick, of Newhouse, Llanbister, Penybont Station, Radnor. Buried in ESQUELBECQ MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot II. Row F. Grave 18.
BUFTON Garnet
Gunner 74067, 218th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action Sunday, 5 May 1918. Aged 26. Born Parrypont, Radnorshire, enlisted Leyton, Essex. Son of Edward and Sarah Bufton, of Peny-bont, Radnorshire; husband of Edith Alice Bufton (nee Emmett), of 71, Holme Rd., East Ham, London, married at St. Bartholomew Church, East Ham, 4 July 1915. Attested 7 December 1915 at Leyton, Essex, approved 8 April 1916, aged 23, employed as a Civil Service Clerk, height 5 feet 7½ inches, weight 119 lbs, chest 36 inches, sallow complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 9.
DAVIES Benjamin
Private 41265, 12th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died Friday 23 November 1917. Killed in action 19. Enlisted Pentybont. Son of Mrs. Harriet Davies, of Woodside Cottage, Penybont Station, Radnor. Formerly 49055, Welch Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 5.
DAVIES Thomas
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HOPE Edward
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LEWIS David Evan
Private 21404, 6th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action Saturday, 3 March 1917. Aged 34. Born Llanbadarnfawr, Radnorshire, enlisted Llandrindod, resident Pen-Y-Bont, S.O., Radnorshire. Son of Evan and Ann Lewis, of Red House, Penybont Station, Radnorshire; husband of Selena Lewis, of 1, Boundary Terrace, Llandrindod Wells. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.
LLEWELLYN John
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LUCAS George
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MILLS Reginald
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OWENS Ivor
Private 239043, 1st (Reserve) Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died in United KIngdom Sunday, 25 February 1917. Aged 18. Born Llanfihangel, enlisted Llanaven, Penybont. Son of Mr J. W. and Mrs M. Owens, of The Moor, Presteign, Radnorshire. Born at Llanevan, Penybont. Buried North of the church in LLANDEGLEY (ST. TEGLA) CHURCHYARD, Radnorshire.
OWENS John [Rees]
[Listed as OWEN on CWGC and SDGW] Private 355456, 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Saturday, 21 September 1918. Enlisted Welshpool, resident Penybont. Formerly 3323, Montgomeryshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
PRINCE [Basil] Harry [Richmond] aka Henry
Private 29802, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action Monday, 15 April 1918. Aged 26. Born Barrington, Herefordshire, enlisted Tonyrefail, resident Penybont. Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Prince, of Pales Villa, Penybont, Radnor. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 5.
PRITCHARD [S] Charles
Private 25621, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died Wednesday, 14 February 1917. Aged 23. Son of William and Fortune Pritchard, of Hill House, Penybont, Radnor. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 43.
SWANCOTT Giles [James]
Private 54431, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action Monday, 13 November 1916. Enlisted Knighton, Radnorshire. Formerly 3290, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Cwmwlla Llanfair, Waterdine, working on his father's farm, resident with his widowed father, Richard Swancott, at Cwmwlla Llanfair Waterdine, Knighton, Radnorshire. IN the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Llanfair, Shropshire [sic], resident with his parents, Richard and Louisa Swancott, at Cwmcollah, Llanvair Waterdine (Salop), Knighton, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.
TUNLEY James
Private 27825, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action Sunday, 1 April 1917. Aged 31. Born Lanyren, Radnor, enlisted Llandrindod, resident Penybont. 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.
VICKERY Henry
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1939-1945
BRYSON Hugh
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COX James William
Lance Corporal 7015058, Pioneer Corps. Died Sunday, 5 November 1944. Aged 32. Husband of Violet May Cox, of Penybont, Radnorshire. Buried in UDEN WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 1. Row I. Grave 12.
INGRAM Edward
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MILLER Robert D.
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MORRIS Ivor J.
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SMITH Leonard A. A.
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THOMAS [Raymond] Tudor
Air Mechanic (E) 2nd Class L/FX 762609, H.M.S. "Seruwa", Royal Navy. Died Thursday, 6 June 1946. Aged 18. Son of Tudor Jones Thomas and Constance Mary Thomas, of Penybont, Radnorshire. Buried in COLOMBO (LIVERAMENTU) CEMETERY, Sri Lanka. Plot 2. Row A. Grave 7.
WILLIAMS Alfred T.
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WILLIAMS Cyril
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