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Compiled and Copyright © Robert Hellier 2006

The Bwlch War Memorial is situated in the village of Bwlch, Breconshire at the junction of the A40 with the B4560 to Llangorse Lake. The memorial is in the form of a Celtic Cross on a three stepped base.

Photograph Copyright © Robert Hellier 2006

Erected by the inhabitants in grateful memory of the men of this
district who laid down their lives in the Great War 1914-1918
Their Name Ever Liveth




Private 37058 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 3/17816 T.R.Battn) Died of Wounds 17/01/1918 Age 19 Born: Dartford, Kent; Enlisted Brecon Son of James and Annie Barter, of Lion Cottage, Bwlch, Breconshire. Native of Prinsted, Sussex. II. A. 11. ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION


William Henry

Private 33587 13th Bn East Lancashire Regiment (Formerly 1534 K.R.R.C.) Killed in Action 22/08/1918 Age 22 Born: Newport Mon; Enlisted St Pancras Middlesex; Resident of Bwlch Son of Elizabeth Booth, of Buckland Laundry, Bwlch, Brecon, and the late William Henry Booth. Panel 5 and 6. Memorial PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL


Wilfred Easthope

Private 235394 4th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers Formerly 2622 South Wales Borderers Killed in Action 02/09/1917 Age 17 Enlisted: Brecon Son of Arthur J. and Emma Barrett Evans, of 31, Free Street, Brecon, South Wales. Panel 63 to 65. Memorial TYNE COT MEMORIAL


Percy John

Private 8522 2nd Bn Border Regiment Killed in Action 26/10/1914 Born: Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire Enlisted Manchester Resident of Cathedine Bwlch, Breconshire Panel 35. Memorial YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL



Private 77338, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Died of illness in hospital 29/07/1916. Born 22/03/1892 in Bwlch. Mother still resident in Bwlch. Unmarried. Bank clerk by profession. Passed fit 6th November 1914, enlisted 9th November 1914, at Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Height 5 feet 4¾ inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fresh, eyes grey, hair light brown, religion Presbyterian. Buried in PENUEL PRESBYTERIAN CHAPELYARD, Montgomeryshire. National Archives of Canada Acession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3115 - 44


Thomas Charles

Serjeant 12232 2nd Bn South Wales Borderers Killed in Action 04/09/1915 Age 25 Born: Cwmdu, Brecon; Enlisted Brecon Son of Mrs. M. J. Day, of Pentwynbach, Bwlch, Breconshire II. A. 17. AZMAK CEMETERY, SUVLA


John William

Driver 21885 13th Bn Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery Killed in Action 30/12/1915 Age 35 Born Brecon Enlisted Newport, Mon Son of Mrs. Agnes Jones, of Yew Tree Cottage, Bwlch, Breconshire; husband of Elizabeth A. J. Jones, of 35, Glyn Terrace, Tredegar. Panel 21 and 22. Memorial HELLES MEMORIAL


David Thomas

Private 2175 1/6th Bn Welsh Regiment Killed in Action 01/04/1916 Born: Llandetty, Brecon Enlisted Swansea III. J. 30. ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS


William Owen

Private 34536 9th Bn The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (Formerly 177823 Royal Engineers) Died 14/10/1918 Age 37 Born: Llanidloes Enlisted Brecon; Resident of Bwlch Son of John and Elizabeth Lewis, of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire; husband of Annie Lewis, of 61, Street, Brecon. VIII. B. 9. NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY



Private Died 22/03/1918 No further information currently


William Frank

Bn 122nd Bde. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery Died 27/07/1917 Age 19 Enlisted: Neath, Glamorgan; Resident of Brecon Son of W. and M. A. Morris, of "Farmers' Arms, Bwlch, Breconshire II. F. 61. MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY



Rifleman 5095 2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles (Formerly 7482 Lancers) Killed in Action 17/05/1916 Age 27 Born: Stanmore Middlesex Enlisted Marylebone, Middlesex Son of John W. and Eliza Odell, of 116, Welldon Crescent, Harrow, Middlesex Bay 9. Memorial ARRAS MEMORIAL


Roy James

Corporal 8997 8th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles Killed in Action 23/11/1917 Age 27 Born: Northop, Flintshire; Enlisted Putney, Middlesex; Resident of Northop, Flintshire Son of Arthur and Alice Oldcorn, of The Green, Northop, Flints. Panel 10. Memorial CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL


Cyril John

Private 535008 1st/15th Bn London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles) Killed in Action 30/11/1917 Born Cwmdu, Brecon; Enlisted Brecon; Resident of Bwlch. Panel 12. Memorial CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL


Arthur Aston

Lieutenant Brecknockshire Bn (Territorial) South Wales Borderers Died 29/10/1918 III. D. 6. NAIROBI SOUTH CEMETERY



Frederick James

Lance Corporal 3914405 South Wales Borderers Died 28/02/1943 Age 32 Son of Charles Rees Davies and Sarah Ann Davies, of Cathedine; husband of Rosemary Davies of Talybont-on-Usk. North of church. CATHEDINE (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD

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