Bridgend war memorial

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Bridgend war memorial

This memorial was unveiled by Col JID Nicholl, of Merthyr Mawr, on 11 November 1921. The memorial’s cost was covered by public donations. Originally it commemorated the local people who died in the First World War. The names of those who died in subsequent conflicts were added later.

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The memorial stands more than two metres tall and features the figure of Britannia, carved in stone by the HH Martyn company of Glasgow, London, Birmingham and Cheltenham. The memorial was designed by Walter Cook. Above the figure are symbols of sacrifice and victory.

Another inscription on the memorial commemorates the members of the Merchant Navy who lost their lives in both world wars.

Postcode: CF31 1JE    View Location Map

First World War

Second World War

Later Conflicts

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First World War

  • Austin, William, Private 7748. Died 25/09/1915 aged 33. Welsh Regiment. Loos Memorial. Son of Thomas and Mary Austin of 24, Cheltenham Terrace.
  • Ball, J Henry, Gunner 30028. Died 29/09/1916 aged 40. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Grove Town Cemetery. Son of late Thomas and Laura Louise Ball of Nolton Street.
  • Beasant, Walter Henry, Private 64527. Died 08/10/1918 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Buried Moulin-De-Pierre British Cemetery. Son of Elijah Beasant of 15, Edward Street.
  • Bevan, Owen, Private 842244. Died 28/03/1918 aged 22. Canadian Infantry. Buried Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery. Son of George and Nancy Bevan of Brynonen.
  • Bowen, W J, Private 73978. Died 19/09/1918. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Buried Trefcon British Cemetery. Husband of Mrs E Bowen of 13, Coychurch Road.
  • Bradshaw, Wilfred John, Private 320599. Died 31/07/1917 aged 31. Welsh Regiment. Buried Nolton (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of Wilfred and Mary Emily Bradshaw of Penybryn, 31, Coity Road.
  • Bryant, W
  • Bunston, Richard, Staff Serjeant 366335. Died of appendicitis on 14/10/1917 aged 45. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Husband of MA Bunston of 21, Australia Terrace. Was a bell ringer at St Illtyd’s Church, Newcastle. Worked as foreman of the goods yard at Bridgend railway station. He left eight children, one of whom was in the army in the First World War.
  • Burnett, Albert Farrant, Gunner 106504. Died 29/07/1917 aged 30. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Ravenna War Cemetery. Son of William and Jane Burnett of 1, Quarrella Road; husband of Kate Burnett of 14, The Rhiew, Queen Street.
  • Church, Arthur, Private 290048. Died 17/11/1917. Welsh Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Connolly, J
  • Connolly, Sidney Charles, Serjeant 7383. Died 24/04/1918. Machine Gun Corps. Awarded Military Medal. Pozieres Memorial. Lived at 18 South Street, Bridgend. Worked as a haulier at Stiles’ Brewery, Bridgend, before enlisting in 1914. Left a widow and two children.
  • Corbett, Ivor Charles, Private 39967. Died 25/11/1917 aged 32. South Wales Borderers. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles H Corbett of 16, Nolton Street.
  • Dangerfield, F G, Gunner 138111. Died 28/04/1917 aged 29. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Albuera Cemetery. Son of J Dangerfield of Bristol; husband of EM Westrop of 3, Vernon Street.
  • Davidson, Norman, Private 49771. Died 03/07/1921 aged 31. Welch Regiment. Buried Port Talbot (Goytre) Cemetery. Son of Robert and Ellen Davidson of 128, Quarella Road, Bridgend. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • Davidson, M J. Probably: Maxwell James, Lance Corporal 861. Died 06/05/1915 aged 20. Australian Infantry. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery. Son of Maxwell and Elizabeth Davidson of Dundis Street, Sale, Victoria, Australia.
  • Davidson, W D, Lance Corporal 14558. Died 29/05/1917. South Wales Borderers. Buried La Clytte Military Cemetery
  • Davies, Albert John, Chief Stoker 295357. Died 31/05/1916 aged 36. Royal Navy - HMS Black Prince. Son of Mr and Mrs Michael Davies; husband of Ethel Sarah Davies of 10, Eaton Terrace, Stamshaw Road, Portsmouth.
  • Davies, H Clifford, Private 202574. Died 22/08/1917 aged 27. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Herbert and Charlotte Davies of The York Hotel.
  • Davies, John, Private 75380. Died 27/10/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Davies, Stanley, Corporal 32952. Died 01/01/1918 aged 35. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery. Son of Mary Jane Davies of 53, Newcastle Hill.
  • Davies, William, Lance Corporal 320952. Died 04/11/1917 aged 33. Welsh Regiment. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Edward and Selina Davies of 39, Newcastle Hill.
  • Davies, William Lewis, Private 20662. Died 17/05/1916 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard. Son of Robert and Gwen Davies of 72, Newcastle Hill.
  • Dayson, Arthur Stanley, Lance Corporal 320871. Died 02/12/1917 aged 32. Welsh Regiment. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of John and Mary Ann Dayson of Blaendynfi (probably Blaengwynfi), Port Talbot.
  • Denley, W E, Private 27966. Died 30/08/1918 aged 26. Welsh Regiment. Buried Morval British Cemetery. Son of Ernest and Florence A. O. Denley of 43, White Rock, Ewenny Road.
  • East, William, Private 4179638. Died 06/06/1921 aged 39. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Lucknow Cantonment Military Cemetery. Son of George and Jane East. Was a police constable, stationed at Bedlinog when he enlisted and previously at other Rhymney Valley towns. Played football for Bridgend, Penarth and other clubs.
  • Edwards, Harold Clifford, Private 320779. Died 20/11/1917 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Willie and Elizabeth Edwards of Clevedon, 65, Quarella Road.
  • Evans, C J
  • Evans, I, Lance Corporal 16251. Died 06/11/1918.Grenadier Guards. Buried Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery. Son of Mrs. M. Evans of 8, Newcastle Hill.
  • Evans, J E, Serjeant 50512. Died 16/11/1918 aged 28. Imperial Camel Corps. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery. Son of JE and Louisa Evans of 13, Coegnant Road, Caerau.
  • Fitzgerald, John Davies, Private GS/9384. Died 24/02/1915 aged 21. Reserve Cavalry Regiment. Buried Newcastle (St. Illtyd) Churchyard. Son of Mrs John and Sarah Ann Judge of 26, Newcastle Hill.
  • Foot, James Stanley, Captain. Died 30/07/1916 aged 35. Welsh Regiment. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery. Son of James and Ellen Foot of Plymouth; husband of Annie E Foot of Blyth Lodge, Somerville Road, Wigan. HM Inspector of Mines.
  • Gibbs, Samuel, Private 54120. Died 17/07/1917. Welsh Regiment. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery.
  • Godin, Bernard Hayes, Private 1182. Died 14/03/1915 aged 24. Middlesex Regiment. Le Touret Memorial. Son of George and Bridget Godin of 26, Cheltenham Terrace.
  • Gracie, Hugh Colin Stuart, Second Lieutenant. Died 26/11/1917 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery. Son of Thomas and JA Gracie of 1, Pendre, Coity Road.
  • Griffiths, D M
  • Griffiths, William James, Serjeant 550908. Died 06/11/1917 aged 23. London Regiment. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Son of Israel and Mary Griffiths of The Vines, Minerva Street, Bridgend. Born at Wanstead, Essex. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • Goss, James. Private 320849. Died 01/12/1917. Welsh Regiment, 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry) Bn. Jerusalem War Cemetery. Son of Mrs James Goss of Penyfai.
  • Gronow, C, Private 14164. Died 12/11/1916 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Buried Pozieres British Cemetery. Son of William and Ellen Gronow of 18, Cheltenham Terrace.
  • Gronow, Stavely Richard, Lance Serjeant 290054. Died 04/07/1918 aged 26. Welsh Regiment. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Husband of Winifred Gronow of 25, Cheltenham Terrace.
  • Hailstone, E J, Ordinary Signalman J/49378. Died 04/03/1919 aged 19. Royal Navy - HMS Vivid. Buried Newcastle (St. Illtyd) Churchyard. Son of James and Elizabeth Hailstone of 20 Brackla Street.
  • Hardess, James Henry, Lance Corporal 19520. Died 13/11/1916 aged 20. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Ancre British Cemetery. Son of Henry and Eleanor Annie Hardess of 120, Richmond Road, Cardiff.
  • Henderson, G, Lance Corporal 16924. Died 25/09/1915. Welsh Regiment. Buried Guards Cemetery.
  • Hillman, E A, Private 7983. Died 21/11/1918 aged 40. Guards Machine Gun Regiment. Buried Nolton (St. Mary) Churchyard.
  • Hopkins, E, Private 28628. Died of wounds 23/06/1917 aged 29. North Staffordshire Regiment. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of W and E Hopkins of 9, Moss Row, Bryncoch, Bridgend. Not named Bridgend war memorial. Worked as a haulier at Coytrahen Park Colliery, Tondu, before enlisting.
  • Hopkins, G, Rifleman B/201497. Died 10/11/18. The Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own).
  • Hopkins, Henry, Sapper 62697. Died 02/05/1918 aged 34. Royal Engineers. Buried Couin New British Cemetery. Son of John and Mary Hopkins of 24, Llangewydd Road, Newcastle Hill.
  • Hopkins, J
  • Howe, Illtyd John, Shoeing Smith 13590. Died 23/06/1917 aged 30. Royal Field Artillery. Buried La Laiterie Military Cemetery. Son of John and Catherine Howe. Husband of Beatrice Maud Howe of 28, South Street.
  • Howells, S R, Sapper 257578. Died 25/04/1918. Royal Engineers. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery.
  • Howells, William, Private 266782. Died 25/11/1917 aged 28. Welsh Regiment. Cambrai Memorial. Son of William and Ellen Howells of Union Street, Nantyffyllon.
  • Hyde, Frederick Clifford, Sapper 75237. Died 29/06/1918 aged 31. Royal Engineers. Buried Huby-St. Leu British Cemetery. Son of Stephen Clifford Hyde and Annie Hyde.
  • James, Bertie Wallace, Private 44313. Died 19/02/1917. Welsh Regiment. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery.
  • James, J, Private 320859. Died 18/09/1918. Welsh Regiment 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry). Buried Templeux-Le-Guerard Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • James, L, Private 34324. Died 09/03/1920 aged 25. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Buried Newcastle (St. Illtyd) Churchyard. Son of James and Fanny Isabella James of Bridgend. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • James, Trevor, Corporal 12601. Died 12/02/1917 aged 23. South Wales Borderers.Basra Memorial. Son of Thomas and Alice James of 5, Australian Terrace.
  • Jenkins, Alfred, Private 370129. Died 13/09/1918 aged 38. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery. Son of David and Mary Jenkins. B.A. (Hons.). Minister of Presbyterian Church of Wales.
  • Jenkins, Caesar Llewellyn, Private 13249. Died 12/10/1919 aged 29.King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried St. Bride's Minor (or Llansantffraid) (St. Bridget) Churchyard. Son of DC and Ann Jenkins of Glasfryn Cottage, Bryncethin.
  • Jenkins, David Roy, Captain. Died 21/01/1917 aged 28. Royal Flying Corps. Buried Nolton (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of Jacob Jenkins of 42, Brackla Street.soldier icon
  • Jenkins, Edward Leoline, Private 27757. Died 05/11/1918 aged 19. Wiltshire Regiment. Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel. Son of Ernest and Sarah Jenkins, of 83, Norton Streeet. Reported missing in April 1918 and taken to Germany as a prisoner of war. One soldier reported unofficially that Edward had died while being moved by train with other prisoners from France to Germany as the Allies advanced. Edward worked for architects in Bridgend and Cardiff before enlisting. Mr and Mrs Jenkins lost their son Ernest Frederick, aged 11, on 04/11/1918, the day before Edward died.
  • Jenkins, F, Private 26206. Died 28/11/1916 aged 22. Welsh Regiment. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery. Son of Richard and Margaret Jenkins of 44, Norton Street.
  • Jenkins, Harold, Harold, Serjeant 23661. Died 26/04/1917. Royal Engineers. Awarded Military Medal. Buried Duisans British Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Jenkins of 17, Newcastle Hill. Brother of Howard Jenkins, Below. Their father and their brother Frederick also served.
  • Jenkins, Howard, Private 57034. Died 31/07/1917 aged 21. Gloucestershire Yeomanry, attached to Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Jenkins of 17, Newcastle Hill. Was a well known jockey before the war.
  • Jenkins, W, Private 66385. Died 20/05/1917 aged 32. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried St. Leger British Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Anne Jenkins.
  • John, Robert, Private 35257. Died 10/07/1916. Welsh Regiment. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Johns, William Henry, Serjeant 11223. Died 24/08/1918 aged 24. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery. Son of the late James and Ann Johns.
  • Jones, Allsworth, Second Lieutenant. Died 27/09/1916 aged 30.King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery. Son of Dr and Mrs Griffith Jones of Glyn-Chirk, Denbighshire; husband of Mary Winifred Allsworth Jones of West Court, Bridgend. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • Jones, B J
  • Jones, D I
  • Jones, Gomer, Rifleman 372331. Died 14/07/1917 aged 29. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Buried Oak Dump Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Jones of Troedyrhiw; husband of Elizabeth E. Jones of Hinton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
  • Jones, Ieaun Cranog, Lance Corporal 320797. Died 08/12/1917. Welsh Regiment 24th (Pembroke And Glamorgan Yeomanry). Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery.
  • Jones, T
  • Kerry, G. Possibly: Private 19524. Died 04/12/1915. Yorkshire Regiment. Buried Houplines Communal Cemetery.
  • Kingdom, T, Private 64030. Died 30/03/1918 aged 38. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery. Husband of Mary Esther Kingdom of 14, Cefn Glas Road.
  • Ladbrook, Arthur William, Lance Corporal 19475. Died 03/07/1916 aged 31.Worcestershire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Emily Howard Ladbrook.
  • Lambert, John Lewis, Major. Died 20/10/1916 aged 38. Army Service Corps. Buried St. Pierre Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs GF Lambert; husband of Mrs ME Lewis of Down End, Forrest Road, Penarth, Cardiff.
  • Lawrence, Edward William, Captain. Died 10/07/1916. Royal Army Medical Corps attd. 13th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs AJ Lawrence. Was medical officer of Bridgend Workhouse and Cottage Homes.
  • Lawrence, Harry, Private 203586. Died 15/11/1917 aged 19. Lancashire Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Charles John and Catherine Lawrence of 30, Llangewydd Road.
  • Lewis, J
  • Ling, Oliver Arthur, Private 20663. Died 04/09/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Son of John Frederick and Mary Alice Ling of 4, Jenkins Street.
  • Llewellyn, Thomas G, Private 762836. Died 30/10/1917 aged 31. London Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Llewellyn.
  • Lord, O V, Private 28696. Died 07/01/1919 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mikra British Cemetery. Son of Henry James and SA Lord of 16, Adare Street.
  • Loyns, Albert Victor, Corporal R/3889. Died 29/06/1916 aged 24. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard.
  • Mason, T Milton, Private 23127. Died 07/06/1917 aged 31. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Croonaert Chapel Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Annie Mason of 86, Quarella Road.
  • McGrath, A. Possibly: Anthony McGrath, Private 290098. Died 27/08/1917. Welsh Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • McLellan, David, Private 21230. Died 25/09/1915 aged 32. Highland Light Infantry. Loos Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs David McLellan of Court Road, Bridgend; brother of Bessie McLellan of 10 Court Road. Not named on Bridgend war memorial. Played rugby for Bridgend.soldier icon
  • Morris, A, Private 37393. Died 24/04/1917 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery. Son of Benjamin Morris.
  • Nation, Sidney Gilbert, Lance Corporal 23737. Died 22/04/1918 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.Pozieres Memorial. Son of Walter and Rose Nation of 89, Cemetery Road.
  • Nekrewes, David Smith, Private 2024. Died 16/05/1915 aged 31. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of David and Ellen Nekrewes of 3, Carisbrooke Road, Maindee, Newport.
  • Nelmes, Thomas, Private TF/2002. Died 16/09/1916. Middlesex Regiment. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Nicholl, John William Harford, Second Lieutenant. Died 29/11/1914 aged 22. Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Lt. Col. John and Mrs ID Nicholl of Merthyr Mawr.
  • Nicholas, James, Private 320846. Died 10/10/1918 aged 32. Welsh Regiment. Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. Son of Samuel and Annie Cameron Nicholas.
  • Nicholas, Thomas Price, Private 33763. Died 26/07/1916 aged 18. Welsh Regiment. Buried Serre Road Cemetery. Son of Mrs E Allen of Clifton House.
  • Owen, Edwin Thomas, Private 202851. Died 21/03/1918 aged 22.Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Alfred Picton Owen and Edith Louisa Owen of Westgate, 77, Quarella Road.
  • Palfery, J G, Private 24259. Died 27/08/1917 aged 32. Welsh Regiment. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of Mrs E Palfery of 6, St. John's Crescent, Canton, Cardiff.
  • Palmer, Arthur, Private 12940. Died 07/08/1915, aged 30. South Wales Borderers 4th Bn. Helles Memorial, Turkey. Lived at 28 Mackworth Street, Bridgend, with his mother and sister. Worked at Kenfig Hill Collieries before enlisting.
  • Phillips, Arthur, Second Lieutenant. Died 23/04/1917 aged 33. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial. Son of Arthur and Margaret Phillips of 18, Acland Road.
  • Phillips, F
  • Phillips, William, Gunner 618314. Died 27/04/1917 aged 21. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of David and Ann Phillips of Court Colman, Bridgend. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • Ponsford, GG, Second Lieutenant. Died 28/08/1916. Rifle Brigade. Buried Bernafay Wood British Cemetery.
  • Prater, Picton, Serjeant 21526. Died 26/05/1916 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs EM Evans of Bronarthen, 7, Sunnyside Road.
  • Powell, Thomas Edward, Private 13023. Died 24/06/1916 aged 30. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery. Son of William and Cecil Powell of West House.
  • Pritchard, Richard, Lance Corporal 18675. Died 15/04/1918. Welsh Regiment. Buried Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • Randall, John Beaufoy, Captain. Died 31/10/1917 aged 28. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Wyndham and Emma Randall.
  • Richards, D J, Pioneer WR/43027. Died 12/06/1919 aged 25. Royal Engineers. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Jane Richards of Nantymoel.
  • Rees, A E
  • Rees, Thomas Llewelyn, Private 315631. Died 14/01/1917 aged 26. Monmouthshire Regiment 4th Bn. Llangynwyd (St Cynwyd) Churchyard Extension. Son of Mr and Mrs Daniel Rees of Dunraven Place, Bridgend; husband of Jessie Annie Williams, of 4, Church Place, Maesteg. Died after being knocked down by a car near Norwich. Left two children. Previously worked as a hairdresser.
  • Rose, B, Gunner 96935. Died 08/06/1916 aged 32. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Southend-On-Sea Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Matilda Rose of New Inn House, Ewenny Road.
  • Salter, Edmund James, Sapper 138451. Died 28/02/1916. Royal Engineers. Buried Nolton (St. Mary) Churchyard.
  • Saunders, J
  • Scott, J, Private 52005. Died 04/11/1918 aged 21. Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried Landrecies British Cemetery. Son of Mrs P Scott of The Green.
  • Shapland, R
  • Skelly, A, Private 18229. Died 26/01/1916 aged 29. Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of William and S Skelly of 12, Cae Wallis Street.
  • Stevens, William Morgan, Serjeant 27565. Died 18/09/1918 aged 24. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery. Son of James and Sarah Stevens; husband of Beatrice Louisa Stevens of 11, Australian Terrace.
  • Stockwood, John Arthur, Serjeant S/2869. Died 03/09/1916. Rifle Brigade. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Stockwood, Laurence Finlay, Second Lieutenant. Died 12/10/1917 aged 21. Household Battalion. Buried Cement House Cemetery. Son of Samuel H. and Alice E Stockwood of Westfield.
  • Sutton, A N, Sapper 26144. Died 09/08/1915. Royal Engineers. Buried Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.
  • Thomas, Alfred
  • Thomas, Arthur Goring, Private 39626. Died 04/02/1917 aged 22. South Wales Borderers.Thiepval Memorial. Son of Samuel and Tabitha Thomas of Holford House, 2, Crewallis Street.
  • Thomas, Charles Frederick, Private 12588. Died 13/08/1915 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Son of John Thomas of 21, New Castle Square.
  • Thomas, Edwin G, Private 22415. Died 21/04/1916 aged 28. Gloucestershire Regiment. Basra Memorial. Son of Edwin and Mary Thomas of 8, Lias Street.
  • Thomas, Frank, Private 50301. Died 24/08/1917 aged 38. Welsh Regiment. Buried Amara War Cemetery. Son of James Eynon Thomas and Mary Thomas of 10, Charles Street.
  • Thomas, Horace Wyndham, Second Lieutenant. Died 03/09/1916 aged 26.Rifle Brigade.Thiepval Memorial. Son of the Rev. Morgan Thomas and Mary Priscilla Thomas, of Bettws Rectory, Bridgend. Educated at King's College Cambridge (B.A.), 2nd Class History Tripos. Rugby Blue and Welsh Rugby International; Cambridge Cricket Crusader and Member of the Cambridge University Dramatic Society. Engaged in the Mercantile Service, Calcutta, for 3 years, which he voluntarily gave up to join the Forces in 1916. Not named Bridgend war memorial.
  • Thomas, John, Private 2056. Died 27/11/1915 aged 38. Welsh Regiment. Buried St. Sever Cemetery. Son of John and Elizabeth Thomas of 85, Park Street.
  • Thomas, Rhys Maddocks, Private 282394. Died 30/04/1917 aged 24. Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery. Son of Thomas M and Mary T Thomas.
  • Thomas, Richard, Company Serjeant Major 24093. Died 07/07/1916. Welsh Regiment. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Thomas, Sidney, Corporal. Died November 1915, aged about 32. Canadian Highlanders. Son of Mr and Mrs Richard Thomas of Coity Fields. Played rugby for Bridgend and Llwynypia before emigrating to Canada. Had a brother called Alfie – possibly the Alfred Thomas above.
  • Underhill, J, Lance Corporal 74838. Died 16/04/1918 aged 40.The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried St. Pierre Cemetery. Son of James and Sarah Ann Underhill of 1, Maddock Place.
  • Underhill, Reuben A, Private 113660. Died 26/02/1918. Royal Army Medical Corps. Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton. Lost when Hospital Ship Glenant Castle was torpedoed 20 miles south of Lundy Island. Lived at 2 The Graig, Bridgend. Worked in a local colliery before enlisting.
  • Vaughan, A C. Probably: Arthur Charles, Private 53111. Died 26/09/1917 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Emma Vaughan of Park Street, Tailbach. Brother of Vincent, below.
  • Vaughan, Vincent Clifford, Private 45477. Died 13/02/1920 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Buried Port Talbot (Goytre) Cemetery. Son of Henry and Emma Vaughan of 22, Park Street, Taibach, Port Talbot. Born at Bridgend.
  • Weaver, G. Probably: George Weaver, Private 25542. Died 26/11/1917 aged 37. South Wales Borderers 12th Bn. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. Son of Mr and Mrs Weaver; husband of Sibbynah Weaver, of 3, Osborne Rd., Brynmawr.
  • Warren, E C, Private 59959. Died 09/03/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Jerusalem War Cemetery.
  • Waters, J
  • Watkins, D E G, Private 22446. Died 10/06/1916 aged 24. Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery. Son of David and Miriam Watkins of Cemetery House.
  • Watts, H
  • Williams, George Stanley, Lieutenant. Died 20/10/1918 aged 28. Welsh Regiment. Buried Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery. Son of David and Emma Williams of Bryn-Glas,Coity Road.
  • Williams, Rhys Edward, Private 41881. Died 12/09/1918. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
  • Yeomans, B. Probably: Bertram, Private 363. Died 27/08/1915. Australian Infantry. Lone Pine Memorial.
  • Young, Alfred Mansel, Private 14165. Died 24/07/1916. South Wales Borderers. Thiepval Memorial.
 

 

Second World War

  • Allen, W J
  • Apsee, L
  • Benson-Evans, Thomas Ieuan Milner, Flying Officer 137624. Died 18/11/1944 aged 23. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Selby Cemetery. Son of Thomas Hubert and Kathleen Elizabeth Benson-Evans.
  • Bevan, Mervyn Samuel, Stoker 1st Class D/KX 137720. Died 22/10/1943 aged 21. Royal Navy - HMS Hurworth. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Moses William and Elizabeth Bevan.
  • Bishop, F
  • Board, Richard George, Sergeant 655267. Died 13/12/1942 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Buried Mount Hope (St. Paul's Anglican) Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs JP Board; husband of M Board, of Brantford.
  • Bradshaw, Richard Henry, Driver T/231505. Died 02/10/1943 aged 33. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Son of Richard and Catherine E Bradshaw; husband of Flora Bradshaw of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Brown, Aubrey Barrington, Able Seaman D/JX 566011. Died 20/03/1945 aged 20. Royal Navy - HMS Lapwing. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of David John and Maud Brown.
  • Brown, Hugh McBeath, Flight Sergeant 1415876. Died 21/07/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Boxtel (Heilig Hart Van Jesus) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Netherlands. Son of Dr William Brown and Margaret Elizabeth Brown of Penyfai Lane; husband of Elizabeth Brown.
  • Chard, Alewyn Mansel (first name possibly Aelwyn), Stoker 1st Class D/KX 115032. Died 10/12/1941 aged 29. Royal Navy - HMS Repulse. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Walter Henry and Margaret Chard.
  • Clack, Hubert Thomas Albert, Private 14639830. Died 12/09/1944 aged 19. Welch Regiment. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Blodwen Clack.
  • Collier, Bert, Private 145325. Died 09/05/1942 aged 23. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery. Son of William Albert and Beatrice May Collier.
  • Connolly, Justin Thomas, Bombardier 1535313. Died 06/10/1944 aged 26. Royal Artillery. Buried Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery. Son of Arther and Hannah Connolly.
  • Connolly, Walter William, Private 3965809. Died 24/02/1941 aged 24. Welch Regiment. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Walter and Eleanor Connolly.
  • Daley, R. Probably: Robert Daley, Private 14281073. Died 30/01/1944 aged 20. Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried Minturno War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Gertrude Daley of Aberkenfig.
  • Davies, D E
  • Davies, K H
  • Davies, Myrddin, Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 132031. Died 17/01/1942 aged 18. Royal Navy - HMS Matabele. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Jenkyn William and Irene M Davies.
  • Davies, Roy, Lance Corporal 5124786. Died between 09/07/1943 and 10/07/1943 aged 22. South Staffordshire Regiment. Cassino Memorial. Son of William John and Elizabeth Davies.
  • Davies, Tudor Vaughan, Fireman and Trimmer. Died 26/04/1943 aged 20. Merchant Navy - SS Empire Morn (Barrow). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Tudor and Perrie Davies.
  • Davies, T R
  • Davies, W Glyndwr, Pilot Officer 158798. Died 07/10/1943 aged 27. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Rachecourt-Sur-Blaise Churchyard. Husband of Vera Mary Davies.
  • Davies, William John Emmanuel, Leading Aircraftman 1837233. Died 15/12/1944 aged 19. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery. Son of James and Rachel Davies.
  • Dearman, William Anthony, Flight Sergeant 635140. Died 05/10/1943 aged 23. Royal Air Force. Runnymede Memorial. Son of William Ewart Dearman and Olive Elizabeth Dearman of Penyfai.
  • Dewdney, Charles James, Sergeant 1837028. Died 21/03/1945 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of John William and Winnefred Annie Dewdney of Aberkenfig.
  • Dibble, Richard Rowe, Trooper 3966371. Died 24/06/1944 aged 28. Reconnaissance Corps. Bayeux Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs John Arthur Dibble.
  • Dix, Alfred Benjamin, Sergeant 655788. Died 10/04/1943 aged 28. Royal Air Force. Buried Tripoli War Cemetery. Son of Albert and Edith Dix; husband of Kathleen Florence Dix.
  • Dunlop, Ronald Albert, Corporal 548567. Died 29/11/1943. Royal Air Force. Singapore Memorial.
  • Dunn, Terence John, Leading Aircraftman 1405922. Died 01/12/1942 aged 34. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Coity (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of John and Emily Dunn; husband of Bronwen Dunn of Penyfai.
  • Evans, Cyril, Marine PLY/X 113855. Died 14/01/1945 aged 19. Royal Marines. Buried Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery. Son of Reginald and Elizabeth Diana Evans.
  • Evans, Geoffrey, Leading Airman FAA/FX. 90686. Died 24/08/1944 aged 20. Royal Navy - HMS Indomitable. Lee-On-Solent Memorial. Son of Benjamin Thomas and Kate Beatrice Evans.
  • Evans, R S
  • Griffiths, Maeldwyn Morgan Llewellyn, Private 3969307. Died 23/08/1940 aged 25. Welch Regiment. Buried Merthyr Mawr (St. Teilo) Churchyard. Son of William John and Elizabeth Ann Griffiths.
  • Groves, Kenneth Douglas, Stoker 1st Class D/KX 158677. Died 24/04/1944. Royal Navy - HMMTB 671. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Albert and Bertha Groves.
  • Harris, David, Guardsman 2735700. Died 22/06/1944 aged 24. Welsh Guards. Buried Assisi War Cemetery. Son of David and Mary Annie Harris, of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Harrison, Stanley, Sergeant 1652715. Died 30/01/1944 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Son of John George and Eleanor Harrison.
  • Harvey, Eric Forbes, Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 116572. Died 23/05/1941 aged 19. Royal Navy - HMS Fiji. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Andrew Wright Harvey and Emma Harvey.
  • Hayes, John Cecil Alister, Lieutenant 281964. Died 30/12/1945. Royal Armoured Corps. Buried Kiel War Cemetery.
  • Hayes, Patrick Desmond Clonard, Lieutenant 334086. Died 30/12/1945. Royal Armoured Corps. Buried Kiel War Cemetery.
  • Holl, Walter, Leading Aircraftman 526699. Died 02/07/1941 aged 27. Royal Air Force. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery. Son of Walter Lewis Holl and Eunice E Holl.
  • Houston, William Frederick, Flight Sergeant 637005. Died 15/04/1944. Royal Air Force.Singapore Memorial. Son of Samuel H. and Maud Houston; husband of D. M. Houston.
  • Howe, John, Leading Aircraftman 574672. Died 26/02/1942. Royal Air Force. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Ellen A Howe.
  • Humphreys, Maldwyn, First Radio Officer. Died 31/10/1943 aged 22. Merchant Navy - SS Hallfried (Norway). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of William John and Hannah May Humphreys; husband of Evelyn Humphreys.
  • Isaac, R
  • James, David, Gunner 900824. Died 20/09/1942. Royal Artillery. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Bessie James.
  • James, J
  • James, J R
  • James, Ronald Gwyn, Pilot Officer 191284. Died 17/10/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Singapore Memorial. Son of Gertrude Ann James.
  • Jones, David Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class 967075. Died 02/09/1940 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Thomas W and Cecelia Ada Jones of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Jenkins, Thomas John, Second Lieutenant 320047. Died 23/10/1944 aged 30. Welch Regiment. Buried Heesch Roman Catholic Cemetery. Son of Harry and Mary Jenkins; husband of Selina Harriet Jenkins.
  • Jenkins, W
  • Lewis, B
  • Littlejohns, Leslie Victor, Private 5782359. Died 12/02/1942 aged 20. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Singapore Memorial. Son of Henry and Margaret Alice Littlejohns.
  • Lloyd, David, Private 925250. Died 21/04/1945 aged 23. Welch Regiment. Buried Faenza War Cemetery. Son of David and Ida Alice Lloyd of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Lloyd, B
  • Lloyd, Brian Neville Thornley, Sub-Lieutenant. Died 02/10/1941 aged 20. Royal Navy - HMS St Angelo. Buried Catania War Cemetery. Son of Cyril Herbert Powell Lloyd and Ethel Lloyd.
  • Lloyd, Glyn D, Private 14645034. Died 20/11/1944 aged 20. Black Watch. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Margaret Lloyd.
  • Loosemore, F E
  • Loveluck, James Gwyn, Sergeant 566553. Died 26/10/1940. Royal Air Force. Runnymede Memorial.
  • Matthews, E
  • Matthews, Leonard, Sapper 1908533. Died 28/07/1943 aged 23. Royal Engineers. Buried Catania War Cemetery. Son of Leonard and Clara Matthews.
  • Matthews, Thomas William, Flight Sergeant 1326561. Died 08/02/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Cassino War Cemetery. Son of William John and Margaret Matthews.
  • May, H
  • Morgan, Mary, Sister 250852. Died 13/06/1944 aged 29. Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Buried Calcutta Cemetery. Daughter of David and Annie E Morgan of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • O’Sullivan, Daniel, Sergeant 533494. Died 07/03/1945 aged 26. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.Awarded Distinguished Service Medal. Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery. Son of Jock and Mary Ann O'Sullivan of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Picton, Thomas John, Private 3964186. Died between 28/01/1942 and 20/05/1942 aged 23. Welch Regiment. Alamein Memorial. Son of Benjamin and Mary Jane Picton of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Pigot, Robert Isadore, Private 3967012. Died 28/07/1940 aged 23. Welch Regiment. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Robert and Catherine Pigot.
  • Preece, Herbert Stanley, Assistant Cook D/MX 69478. Died 26/11/1940 aged 31. Royal Navy - French Ship Medoc. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Hedley George and Emily Mabel Preece.
  • Ray, Charles William, Corporal 7906864. Died 04/08/1944 aged 26. Royal Armoured Corps. Buried St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery. Son of Charles Edward and Sarah Grace Ray; husband of Dorothy May Ray of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Rees, Aneurin Clifford, Private 3974400. Died 11/11/1944 aged 37. Pioneer Corps. Buried Schoonselhof Cemetery. Son of Morgan and Margaret Rees; husband of Beatrice Maud Rees.
  • Rees, Benjamin Davies, Gunner 1605252. Died 05/03/1943 aged 30. Royal Artillery. Singapore Memorial. Son of William and Catherine Rees; husband of Elsie Ann Rees.
  • Richards, Leighton Dawkin, Flight Sergeant 1315328. Died 31/01/1944 aged 22. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Albert Edward and Elizabeth Richards; husband of Glenys Richards.
  • Scott, Cyril George, Driver T/798069. Died Between 10/05/1940 and 23/06/1940 aged 30. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Middelkerke Communal Cemetery. Son of Charles Henry and Hannah Scott; husband of Myfanwy Scott of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Shakeshaft, Edward Vernon, Gunner 1091171. Died 27/10/1947 aged 37. Royal Artillery. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Alfred and Emily Shafeshaft; husband of Hilda Shakeshaft.
  • Sparkes, Vernon Maurice, Flying Officer 129285. Died 18/12/1943 aged 25. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.Runnymede Memorial. Son of George Henry and Ethel Sparkes; husband of Enid Sparkes.
  • Spencer, Roy, Sergeant 973637. Died 07/07/1941 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery. Son of Edward John and Doris May Spencer of Laleston.
  • Stephens, Cyril, Sergeant 531100. Died 08/08/1940 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Coychurch (St. Crallo) Churchyard. Son of Thomas Edward and Margaret Ann Stephens.
  • Sykes, Derek Colin, Sergeant 1653469. Died 22/06/1944 aged 19. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Uden War Cemetery. Son of Douglas H and Dorothy A Sykes.
  • Thomas, David Lewis, Stores Assistant D/MX81581. Died 24/03/1945 aged 25. Royal Navy - HMS Exeter. Buried Ambon War Cemetery. Son of Lewis John and Elizabeth Thomas of Bridgend. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Tomlins, Robert William, Private 4081191. Died 11/05/1944 aged 30.The Queen's Royal Regiment.Rangoon Memorial. Son of William and ElvinaTomlins; husband of Brenda Eileen Tomlins.
  • Wait, P G O, Private 1138403. Died 29/10/1946. Northamptonshire Regiment. Buried Hanover War Cemetery.
  • Waterman, Wentworth Thomas, Lance Sergeant 856219. Died 14/04/1941 aged 22. Royal Horse Artillery. Tobruk War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Florence A Waterman (nee Short). The family moved from Cardiff to Bridgend soon after the First World War, and to Pill, Somerset, soon after the Second World War. Not named on Bridgend war memorial.
  • Watson, Harold Leslie, Trooper 6847857. Died 23/04/1945 aged 27. Reconnaissance Corps. Buried Hanover War Cemetery. Son of William and Rose Caroline Watson.
  • Welbury, David Edgar, Sub-Lieutenant (A). Died 14/02/1942 aged 20. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - HMS Kestrel. Buried Coity (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of William and Florence Roberts Welbury.
  • Wheeler, Henry, Guardsman 2739402. Died 30/06/1944 aged 18. Welsh Guards. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Albert Edward and Ivy Wheeler.
  • Whitford, Reginald, Sergeant 1653049. Died 12/10/1943. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Trealaw Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs A Whitford of Penycraig (probably Penygraig).
  • Williams, Clifford Ronald, Ordinary Seaman D/JX349256. Died 10/10/1942 aged 18. Royal Navy - HMS Heron. Buried Bridgend Cemetery. Son of Aneurin and Beatrice Maud Rees.
  • Williams, Emrys John, Private 3914673. Died 30/11/1944 aged 22. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs JD Williams.
  • Williams, Leonard, Driver T/204462. Died 02/12/1942 aged 26. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Coity (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of Abraham and Catherine Williams.
  • Williams, Roy Penry, Sergeant 1251179. Died 24/07/1941 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Robert Penry Williams and of Keturah Williams.
  • Willis, Raymond, Private 14271127. Died 21/03/1944. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Salerno War Cemetery. Son of Frederick Laurence and Elizabeth Mary Willis.
  • Woodward, W
 

 

Later Conflicts

  • Evans, John, Fusilier. Died in Malaya, 13/10/1955 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Nicholson, Gareth D, Guardsman. Killed in the Falkland Islands 08/06/1982 aged 19. Welsh Guards. Son of John and Beryl Nicholson. Also commemorated on the Falklands National Monument in Cardiff.
  • Pritchard, Dewi, Corporal. Killed in Basra, Iraq, 23/08/2003 aged 35. Royal Military Police (Territorial). Buried Nolton (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of Tony and Mair Pritchard; husband of Tracey; father of Kira and Ethan.
  • Barber, Craig, Private. Killed in Basra, Iraq, 06/08/2007 aged 20. The Royal Welsh. Funeral service was held at Coychurch Crematorium. Husband of Donna Barber; father of Bradley.
  • Elson, Dane, Lance Corporal. Killed in Helmand, Afghanistan, 05/07/2009 aged 22. Welsh Guards. Buried Salem Chapel, Pencoed.