Crickhowell war memorial

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This memorial commemorates the local people who died in the First World War and later conflicts. Choose a category below to see for their details.

First World War

Second World War

Iraq War

Our information includes details of many individuals who are not named on the war memorial but had local connections.

The memorial is near the site of the Crickhowell War Memorial Hospital, which opened in January 1938 to replace a smaller hospital in the town centre. The newer hospital occupied Greenhill House, a Victorian building in spacious grounds. It had 15 beds. It closed in 1970 as services were centralised at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny.

Postcode: NP8 1AG    View Location Map

With thanks to Crickhowell District Archive Centre and Byron Jones. The centre’s First World War research is available in the book ‘Young Men to Arms’

 

 

First World War

Crickhowell

  • Beavis, Godfrey Horace, Private 2138298. Died 29/09/1918 aged 30. Canadian Infantry. Vimy Memorial. Son of Edward Samuel Beavis and Clara Beavis. Born at Bank Buildings, Crickhowell. Emigrated to Canada in 1913 and worked as a clerk.
  • Blacker, Edwin James, Corporal 7586. Died of wounds 26/12/1917 aged 35. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Mory Abbey Military Cemetery. Son of James and Selina Blacker; husband of Elizabeth Blacker of 1 Corry St., Moors Lane, Preston. Born in Abergavenny. Served in the South African (Boer) War. Worked as house painter in Hereford before enlisting. Left three children.
  • Davies, Valentine Gratrex, Private 16222. Died 24/04/1915 aged 28. Canadian Infantry. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Second son of Elizabeth Davies and local solicitor Major Edward G Davies, of Herbert Hall, Crickhowell. Emigrated to Canada in 1913 and became a rancher. Also commemorated at Fort Langley, British Columbia.
  • Evans, Daniel, Sapper WR/10704. Died 01/12/1918 aged 30. Royal Engineers. Buried Don Communal Cemetery, Annoeullin. Son of Thomas and Jane Evans; husband of Rosetta Evans, of Albuhera, Warrior Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea. Was a water bailiff. Lived in Crickhowell. Born in Llangefni, Anglesey. Left three young children. Worked as a coachman.
  • Gough, Walter Francis, Driver 67418 aged 37. Died in a Brighton hospital 20/11/1917 aged 37. Royal Engineers. Buried Llangattock (St Catwg) Churchyard. Son of William Gough and Mary Ann Cotterill, of Sunny Bank Lodge, Glangrwyney; husband of Laura Powell. Left three children.
  • Herbert, John Harrington, Serjeant 1897. Died 27/07/1916 aged 23. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Son of John George and Leonora Herbert, of New Road, Crickhowell; husband of Eileen Gladys Herbert, of The Nurses' Home, St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London.
  • Hill, Phillip Aubrey, Captain. Killed by a sniper on 23/04/1917 aged 43. South Wales Borderers. Arras Memorial. Only son of Dr Philip E Hill and Gertrude Hill, of Latham House, Crickhowell; husband of Ethel Grace Hill (nee Sadler), of Crossway Cottage, Four Oaks, Warwickshire. Commemorated by a marble tablet in St Edmund’s Church. Educated at Uppingham School, Rutland, and Caius College, Cambridge. Became head of a boys’ prep school in Kent. Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry in 1916.
  • Johns, David John, Private. Died 03/12/1918 aged 31. South Wales Borderers. Son of John and Maria Johns, of Bridge Street, Crickhowell. Worked for his father, a stone mason.
  • Jones, Walter J, Private 10/396. Died 08/05/1915 aged 22. Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Buried Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. Son of John and Caroline Jones, of Gelli Ffanw Farm, Llanbedr, Crickhowell. Emigrated to New Zealand and worked as a shepherd on North Island.
  • Joseph, David John, Private. Died 18/02/1919 aged 32. Royal Army Service Corps. Son of Price and Gertrude Joseph, of Garth, near Builth. Was a policeman in Crickhowell.
  • Leonard, Albert Jeffreys, Private 10/1561. Died 14/08/1915 aged 28. Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Buried East Mudros Military Cemetery. Son of John and Caroline Leonard, of Glencoe House, New Road, Crickhowell. Played for Crickhowell’s rugby and football clubs and trained as a tailor before emigrating to New Zealand, where he worked as a miner.
  • Lewis, Gilbert David, Private. Died 29/11/1918 aged 40. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Lewis, of Llanbedr Road, Crickhowell, formerly tenants of Gwernvale Farm. Gilbert was discharged from the army during the war, and died of influenza the day after his mother’s death. Worked as a hotel handyman.
  • Morgan, Edwin, Rifleman 25915. Died 10/05/1918 aged 21. New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Grevillers (New Zealand) Memorial. Son of Edwin Grevet and Jane Morgan, of Castle Cottage, High St., Crickhowell. Emigrated to New Zealand, where he worked as a bricklayer. Brother of William, below.
  • Morgan, Fothergill Lewis, Second Lieutenant. Died 03/12/1917 aged 28. London Regiment. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. Son of Lewis James and Ellen Morgan, of Abergavenny; husband of Ethel Beatrice May Morgan (nee Norman), of Langstone, Milton Rd., Cambridge. Was a grocer in Abergavenny and member of the Unionist working men’s club in Crickhowell.
  • Morgan, William, Private 9547. Died 23/07/1916 aged 27. South Wales Borderers. Buried Acheux British Cemetery. Son of Edwin and Jane Morgan, of Castle Cottage, High Street, Crickhowell. Joined the army in 1907 and served in South Africa before the First World War. Served in China during the war and survived the Gallipoli landings in Turkey.
  • Parsons, Charles Bernard, Private 129501. Died of illness 17/05/1918 aged 18. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Buried Crickhowell Cemetery. Son of James and Annie Parsons of Silver St., Crickhowell. Worked as a Great Western Railway bus conductor. Enlisted while underage. Sent home from France when his age was discovered. Nephew of Horace, below.
  • Parsons, Horace Stanley, Private 201306. Died 17/10/1918 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery, India. Son of William and Mary Ann Parsons, of Crickhowell. Was a grocer’s assistance in Abertillery, lodging with relatives in Greenlands, Brynmawr.
  • Powell, Sidney Samuel, Driver 2188. Died of wounds 13/03/1918 aged 29. Australian Infantry. Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Powell, of the Six Bells Inn, New Road, Crickhowell. Emigrated to Australia c.1912. Was wounded in the attempted invasion of Turkey at Gallipoli in 1915, later seeing action in Egypt and France. Emigrated c.1912 and worked as a miner. Uncle of Reginald Price, below.
  • Price, John (Jack) Harold, Gunner 165025. Died 29/11/1917 aged 22. Royal Garrison Artillery. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Rees and Mary Price, of High St., Crickhowell. Worked in the family butcher’s business before being conscripted into the army. His twin brother Frank also served.
  • Price, Reginald James, Driver 8063. Died 12/02/1919 aged 22. Australian Field Artillery. Buried Charleroi Communal Cemetery. Son of James Albert and Mary Ann Price, of West Guildford, Western Australia. Born in Crickhowell.
  • Prosser, Phillip, Private SE/7514. Died 01/09/1916 aged 48. Army Veterinary Corps. Chatby Memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Prosser (nee Greenway); husband of Ellen Prosser (later Cornelius), of 48, Ivory Place, Brighton. Thomas Prossser was a coachman at Maescelyn, Crickhowell. Phillip worked as a farm servant in Llanbedr and a groom in Llangattock.
  • Pugh, Roger Frederick, Private 1987. Died 29/12/1915 aged 41. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of William and Eliza Pugh, of Crickhowell. Served as a Gunner in Royal Garrison Artillery in South African War, and in India, Africa and America.
  • Robertson, Ronald Hugh Wilson, Lance Corporal 463362. Died 21/08/1917 aged 37. Canadian Infantry. Vimy Memorial. Lived in Church Lane, Crickhowell, and worked for the Glanusk Estate before enlisting. Played for Crickhowell Cricket Club. Emigrated in 1912 and became an accountant in British Columbia.
  • Rumsey, Charles Gordon, Lieutenant. Died 25/05/1915 aged 23. South Wales Borderers, attached to Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Walter Parry Rumsey and Annie Matilda Rumsey (nee Vaughan), of Darrygarth, Aberbeeg, and formerly Crickhowell. Graduated with BSc at Aberystwyth in 1914. Obtained BSc degree from Aberystwyth. Was a trainee teacher.
  • Rumsey, Douglas Victor, Gunner 80039. Died 04/11/1917 aged 19.355th Siege Bty.
    Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Rumsey, of Bridge St., Crickhowell. Worked as a gardener. His brother William was discharged in 1918 as unfit for service after being gassed.
  • Rumsey, John Thomas, Private 201225. Died 24/10/1918 aged 22. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery, India. Son of John Rumswey, of Lower Llanfoist Farm, near Abergavenny. Was a farm servant at Llanellen Court.
  • Woodman, James Edward Somerville, Major. Died 26/09/1915 aged 45. Lancashire Fusiliers, attached to Northumberland Fusiliers. Loos Memorial. Awarded DSO and Mentioned in Despatches twice. Son of Commander Charles Woodman, Royal Navy; nephew of Robert Woodman, of Maescelyn, Crickhowell.

 

Cwmdu

  • Edwards, John Vaughan, Corporal 235066. Died 12/11/1917 aged 28. Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Walter and Sarah Jane Edwards, of Middle Gaer Farm, Bwlch. Worked on the family farm. Served as part of the Imperial Camel Corps. Was shot in the neck and died instantly while in Palestine.
  • Fitton, Edmund, Private 77338. Died 29/07/1916 aged 25. Canadian Infantry. Buried Bwlch (Penuel) Presbyterian Churchyard. Son of William and Elizabeth Fitton, of Pleasant View, Bwlch. Was a bank clerk before emigrating to Canada in 1911.
  • Francis, Ivor Gordon, Private 27357. Died 28/05/1918. South Wales Borderers. Soissons Memorial. Son of Phillip and Christine Francis, of Tyllys Farm, Tretower.
  • Games, David John, Private 36756. Died 23/10/1917aged 30. Northumberland Fusiliers. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Born in Tretower.
  • Hadley, Thomas Charles, Serjeant 12232. Died 04/09/1915 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Buried Azmak Cemetery, Turkey. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Hadley, of Cathedine. Worked as a colliery haulier.
  • Powell, Cyril John, Private 535008. Died 30/11/1917. London Regiment (Prince of Wales' Own Civil Service Rifles). Cambrai Memorial. Son of Evan and Mary Anne Powell, of Pant y Bailey Farm, Bwlch. Educated at Llangynidr National School and Brecon County School. Worked for the Inland Revenue before enlisting in 1916.
  • Powell, William John, Private 57100. Died 31/07/1917 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Buried Poelcapelle British Cemetery. Son of William and Ellen Powell, of Old Vine Tree, Tretower.
  • Wargent, Arthur, Rifleman R/39067. Died 21/03/1918 aged 19. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Sydenham and Elizabeth Wargent, of The Firs, Tretower.
  • Watkins, Ebenezer William, Private 201278. Died of influenza 24/10/1918 aged 29. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery, India. Son of Evan and Annie Parry Watkins, of Llwyncrwn Farm, Crickhowell.
  • Williams, Charles, Lance Corporal 201740. Died 07/11/1916 aged 33. South Wales Borderers. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Husband of Harriet Elizabeth Williams, of 35 Albert Rd., Abergavenny. Was a chauffeur for the Glanusk family.

 

Llanbedr

  • Hawkins, Henry Richard, Serjeant 1539. Died 30/01/1917 aged 22. Hampshire Regiment. Basra Memorial, Iraq. Was Mentioned in Despatches. Son of Frank Albert and Alice Eliza Hawkins, of 72 South St., Andover. Worked as a groom at Glynpedr, Llanbedr.
  • Lewis, Douglas David Raymond, Second Lieutenant. Died 22/04/1917 aged 25. Durham Light Infantry. Buried Beaurains Road Cemetery. Son of the Rev Thomas Phillips Lewis and Jane Lewis (nee Davies), of Llanbedr Rectory, Crickhowell. Was a school teacher in Plymouth and Weymouth.

 

Llanelly Hill

  • Coleman, Levi, Private 121. Died 29/12/1915 aged 39. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Sarah Coleman, of Waenlafra, Llanelly Hill; husband of Mary Coleman (nee Smith). Was a coal miner. Enlisted in Abertillery. Left four children.
  • Davies, David James, Lance Corporal 10523. Died 23/04/1917 aged 29. South Wales Borderers. Arras Memorial. Son of Edward and Ann Davies, of 60 King St., Brynmawr. Also named on Brynmawr war memorial. Took part in the attack on German-held Tsingtao, China, in 1914. Survived the ill-fated Gallipoli landings, Turkey, in 1915. Killed at the Somme, France. Also named on Brynmawr war memorial.
  • Jones, Henry, Private. Died 01/01/1917 aged 36. Machine Gun Corps. Mikra
  • Memorial, Greece. Son of Evan Jones and Mary Ann Watkins. Worked as a colliery coal hewer. Died at sea when the Cunard ship SS Ivernia was torpedoed off Greece.
  • Lewis, John, Private 3348. Died 30/11/1915 aged 37. Welsh Regiment. Buried Pieta Military Cemetery. Son of Edward and Margaret Lewis, of Waunafon; husband of Ceinwen Gladys Lewis (nee Jenkins), of Lower Rank, Blaenavon. Worked as an underground haulier and horse keeper in a colliery. Left three children.
  • Watkins, William John, Private 26244. Died 20/11/1917 aged 22. South Wales Borderers. Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery. Son of Thomas Watkins, of Fair View Bungalow, Llanelly Hill.
  • Whitby, David William, Private. Died 01/10/1915 aged 26. Welsh Guards. Died in Belgium. Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Whitby, who were living at Gelli Felen in 1891; husband of Blodwen Whitby (nee Jones). Was an colliery underground haulier.

 

Clydach

  • Jones, John Wesley, Private 37937. Died 21/03/1918 aged 27. Somerset Light Infantry. Buried Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Aisne. Son of John and Mary Jones, of Farndon House, Great Norwood St., Cheltenham, earlier of Clydach. Was a clerk in a draper’s store.
  • Lewis, David William, Private 39525. Died 28/05/1918 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Soissons Memorial. Son of Elijah and Emily Lewis (nee Flight), of Station Rd., Clydach. His brother George died, aged 15, in 1916 after being struck by a train while walking to work at Llammarch Colliery in darkness.
  • Morgan, James Henry, Private 10515. Died 17/10/1915. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No.2, Belgium. Son of Philip and Emily Morgan (nee Jones) of Tankard Row, Clydach. Educated at Clydach Council School. Was a colliery coal hewer.
  • Phillips, William Hayden, Private 81015. Died 27/02/1917 aged 20. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. Son of William and Clara Phillips (nee Williams), of Heath Bush, Llanelly Hill.
  • Powell, Thomas Arthur G/24807. Died 03/08/1917 aged 21. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son Thomas and Sarah Powell. His widowed mother married Philip Evans. The family lived at Oakfield Street, Llanbradach, Caerphilly.
  • Price, William Henry, Gunner 13128. Died 03/07/1917 aged 32. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Emma Price, of 118, Abertillery Rd., Blaina. Worked as a colliery coal hewer.

 

Gilwern

  • Davies, John, Private 37041. Died 21/08/1918 aged 19. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Davies, of 5 Castle Rd., Gilwern.
  • Drew, Percy William Allen, Private 1933. Died 21/08/1915 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial. Son of William and Louisa Drew, of Park Terrace, Maesygwartha. Educated at Blaina Boys’ School. Worked as a groom in an hotel.
  • Flowers, Albert Edward, Private 33248. Died 07/07/1916 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz. Son of John Edwin and Margaret Flowers, of The Common, Gilwern. Worked on the surface at Six Bells Colliery.
  • Isaac, Walter James, Private 28840. Died 05/04/1918. Somerset Light Infantry. Buried Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Hebuterne. Son of Benjamin and Mary Isaac, of Lower Common, Gilwern. Worked as a grocer’s assistant in Llanbradach, Caerphilly. Also named on Llanbradach war memorial.
  • Jones, George, Private 9793. Died 25/07/1916 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Rachel Jones, of Gellifelen. Worked as a colliery coal hewer.
  • Jones, Gurnos John, Private 1518. Died 04/07/1915 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Heliopolis (Aden) Memorial. Son of Thomas and Emily Jones, of Maesygwartha. Was a quarry labourer. Also named on Abergavenny war memorial.
  • Jones, James, Private 12700. Died 02/04/1916 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Buried St Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos. Son of Joseph and Rachel Jones, of Miners Row, Llanelly Hill. Worked in a colliery.
  • Lloyd, Richard, Shoeing Smith 72324. Died of influenza 26/11/1918 aged 32. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Llanelly (St Ellyw) Churchyard. Son of John and Margaret Lloyd, of Penyrheol Cottage, Gilwern, Worked as a farm labourer.
  • Makin, Albert, Private 3/28934. Died 07/05/1918 aged 20. South Wales Borderers, attached to Machine Gun Corps. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery. Son of William Henry and Sarah Jane Makin (nee Morgan) of Clydach.
  • Nash, Trevor George, Sapper 229838. Died of illness 22/02/1917 aged 19. Royal Engineers, Railway Operating Division. Buried Clehonger (All Saints) Churchyard. Son of Henry and Juliette Emily Nash, of Pine Grove, Maesygwartha. Worked on the railways in Abergavenny. Also named on Abergavenny war memorial.
  • Pickering, Gordon, Private. Died 01/11/1919 aged 38. South Wales Borderers. Died in South Africa. Eldest son of Alfred Truscott and Edith Winifred Pickering (nee Peirce), of Myrtle Cottage, Gilwern. Was a trooper or mounted policeman in southern Africa before the war.
  • Sutherland, James, Private 35325. Died 24/07/1917 aged 20. Welsh Regiment. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) war cemetery.
  • Thomas, Arthur Emrys, Private 957. Died of wounds 27/09/1915 aged 23. Essex Regiment. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Thomas (nee Evans). Worked as a colliery coal hewer.
  • White, Albert James, Private 290465. Died of illness 28/02/1918 aged 21. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery. Son of William and Harriet White, of Maesygwartha. Was a coal miner.

 

Llangattock

  • Bailey, Hon Bernard Michael, Midshipman. Died 31/05/1916 aged 17. Royal Navy – HMS Defence. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of 2nd Baron Glanusk and Baroness Glanusk, of Glanusk Park. Studied at the Royal Naval Colleges on the Isle of Wight and at Dartmouth. Died when his ship was sunk in the Battle of Jutland.
  • Bailey, Hon Gerald Sergison, Second Lieutenant. Died 10/08/1915 aged 22. Grenadier Guards. Buried Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy. Son of Lt Col Lord Glanusk and Lady Glanusk, of Glanusk Park, Crickhowell. Played cricket for the Usk Valley and Crickhowell clubs. Brother of Bernard, below. Was living in Kenya when war broke out.
  • Bailey, Hon John Lancelot, Captain. Died of influenza 26/10/1918 aged 39. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery, India. Son of 1st Baron Glanusk, and Lady Glanusk (nee Lucas), of Hay Castle; husband of Vivien Dora Bailey (nee Carey), of 'Shirley', Dorchester Rd., Weymouth, Dorset. Left three children.
  • Boddy, John Thomas, Private 286603. Died of pneumonia at an RAF recruits camp in Dorset 24/10/1918 aged 43. Royal Air Force. Buried Llangattock (St Catwg) Churchyard. Husband of AR Boddy, of Ffawyddog, Llangattock. Was a wool weaver, later a gardener for local estates.
  • Davies, G, Private. South Wales Borderers.
  • Fishbourne, Thomas Edward, Private 15524. Died 21/09/1916 aged 19. Cheshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Only son of Mr and Mrs H Fishbourne, of Danyparc, Crickhowell.
  • Harris, David John, Private 3596. Died 10/09/1918 aged 33. Australian Infantry. Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. Born in Llangynidr. Son of Samuel and Ann Harris, of Penheolrhyn, Llangattock. Emigrated to Australia in 1906. Initially enlisted in January 1916 but deserted after training, as his unit set out for Europe. Re-enlisted in November 1916, declaring no previous military experience. Brother of Henry, below.
  • Harris, Henry (Harry), Private 200515. Died 24/10/1918 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery, India. Son of Samuel and Ann Harris, of Penheolrhyn, Llangynidr, Crickhowell. Worked as a carpenter.
  • Herrington, Frank Rowland, Private 15554. Died of influenza 28/01/1917 aged 31. South Wales Borderers, posted to Monmouthshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Patience Herrington, of Reading; husband of Ethel Laura Herrington (nee Watkins). Worked as a porter at the Union Workhouse, Crickhowell.
  • James, Gwilym Christopher Bowring, Lieutenant. Died of wounds 23/11/1917 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt. Son of Gwilym C James, of Llanwysg, Crickhowell. Educated at Eton and Oxford University. Excelled as a rower. Was a partner in his father’s legal firm in Merthyr Tydfil before enlisting. Crickhowell’s Castle Recreation Grounds were gifted to the town in his memory.
  • James, John, Private, South Wales Borderers. Died November 1918 aged 45. Son of William and Jane James. Worked as a colliery hewer in Treorchy, Rhondda. Had served in earlier conflicts in Afghanistan, Egypt and South Africa.
  • Jones, Ernest, Lance Corporal 35565. Died 25/11/1917 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Cambrai Memorial. Son of Thomas and Eliza Jones, of Cross Keys Cottage, Tretower. Was an agent for Pearl Insurance Company in Llangammarch.
  • Pritchard, Archibald, Private 1607. Died 02/05/1915 aged 19. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of John and Selina Pritchard, of Dardy, Llangattock. Worked as a colliery coal hewer.
  • Thomas, William John, Private 54605. Died 10/01/1917 aged 24. Cheshire Regiment. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Son of William and Rose Thomas, of Llaswern Fach, Llangattock. Worked as a carter in his father’s lime works.
  • Watkins, James, Private 235996. Died 06/11/1917 aged 33. Herefordshire Regiment. Buried Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Watkins, of Llangattock, Crickhowell; husband of Florence E Watkins (nee Roberts), of 10 Walmer St., Hereford. Played for Crickhowell RFC. Worked for coal merchant Thomas Watkins.
  • Williams, Joseph, Lance Corporal 53983. Died of influenza 22/11/1918 aged 28. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa. Awarded the Military Medal in 1917. Son of Edward and Sarah Williams, of Ffawyddog, Llangattock; husband of Rebecca Williams, of Crown Cottage, Llangattock, Crickhowell.
  • Williams, Samuel James, Private 203313. Died 23/03/1918 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Arras Memorial. Son of Thomas and Margaret Williams, of Usk View, The Legar, Crickhowell


Llangenny

  • Cochran, Herbert Philip Gordon, Lieutenant Colonel. Died 24/03/1918 aged 40. Middlesex Regiment, attached to Cheshire Regiment. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval. Awarded the DSO and Croix de Guerre. Son of Col F Cochran (Hampshire Regt.) and Alexandrina Kelland of Edinburgh; husband of Agnes Margaret Cochran (nee Rees), of Halidon, Abergavenny. Commemorated by bronze tablet in Llangenny parish church. Left three children.
  • Davies, Albert Valentine, Second Engineer. Died 03/12/1917 aged 31. Mercantile Marine – SS Livonia (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Bridget Davies (nee Price), of 23, Hamilton St., Cardiff, and the late Howell Davies. Born in Llangenny. Was a motor engineer in Cardiff. One of 23 men lost when SS Livonia was torpedoed by a German submarine off Devon.
  • Mann, Richard Thomas, Private 1435. Died 01/06/1917 aged 19. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Abergavenny Old Cemetery. Son of John Walton Mann and Beatrice Mann (later Watkins) of 34 North Streeet, Abergavenny. Died from wounds received in France. Also named on Abergavenny war memorial. Worked for an Abergavenny printing firm.
  • Pocock, Arlingham (“Arley”) George, Leading Signalman J/3362. Died 16/07/1918 aged 24. Royal Navy – HMS Anchusa. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of George Henry and Maude Elizabeth Pocock, of Rock Cottage, Llangrwyney. Educated at Llangenny School and St Edmund’s School, Crickhowell. Joined the Royal Navy before the war. Died when his ship was torpedoed off Ireland.
  • Powell, Charles, Private 3739. Died of pneumonia 16/05/1916 aged 19. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Llanddewi Rydderch (St. David) Churchyard. Son of Enoch and Ellen Powell, of Yew Tree Cottage, Llangenny, Crickhowell, Worked as a cow boy at Gelli Farm, Llanvetherine.
  • Saunders, Charles James, Serjeant 200476. Died of influenza 25/10/1918 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mhow New Cemetery. Son of William and Elizabeth Saunders, of Glangrwyney. Was an apprentice carpenter.
  • Smith, William, Private 3512. Died 01/08/1916 aged 36. South African Infantry. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Ann Smith, of Tycanol and of Tyr Groes, Llangenny.
  • Wilband, George Francis, Private 55285. Died 29/10/1917 aged 35. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Dochy Farm New British Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Wilband, of St Arvans, Chepstow; husband of Ann Wilband (nee Haycock). Was a gamekeeper for Col RP Sandeman at Cwrt y Gollen, Llangenny, where he lived with his family. Left four children.

 

Llangynidr

  • Bevan, William George, Private 267428. Died 12/07/1917. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Robert and Charlotte Bevan, of Danydarren Farm, Dyffryn Crawnon. Suffered sickness at least six times while at the front, before being killed in action.
  • Davies, John, Private 19379. Died 25/01/1917 aged 33. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Evan and Margaret Davies, of Penralley, Llangynidr. Was a quarryman in Trefil.
  • Farr, Alfred Lane, Private 27880. Died 25/07/1917. Border Regiment. Buried La Brique Military Cemetery No.2. Second son of Thomas Farr, of Boat House, Llangynidr. Left a wife and baby, photos of whom were found in his breast pocket.
  • Jenkins, Albert Llewelyn, Lance Corporal 53735. Died 04/05/1917 aged 33. Welsh Regiment. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Ann Jane Jenkins, of Canal Cottages, Llangynidr. Was a stone mason.
  • Jones-Evans, William, Captain. Died 13/09/1917 aged 27. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of the Rev William Evans, of Cross Keys, and previously Baptist minister in Llangynidr. Educated at Llangynidr Elementary School and Risca Intermediate School. Cousin of Percival Powell Jones, below. Also commemorated in Risca.
  • Lloyd, William Victor, Private 9293. Died of wounds 05/11/1914 aged 27. South Wales Borderers. Buried Llangynidr (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Sarah Lloyd (nee Jenkins), of Glebe House, Llangynidr. Worked as a mule driver and later on the railways at Beaufort. Sang in the Llangynidr Male Voice Party.
  • Lovett, Alfred James, Private M/400018. Died 12/04/1919 aged 25. Vehicle Repair Depot,
    Royal Army Service Corps. Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Son of Alfred and Sarah Lovett (nee Prosser), of Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The family lived at Canal Cottages, Llangynidr, before emigrating in 1912.
  • Powell, William John, Private 20359. Died 29/08/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Morval British Cemetery. Son of William and Ellen Powell (nee Morgan), of Old Vine Tree Cottage, Tretower. Was a servant on Pen y Pentre Farm.
  • Powell-Jones, Frederick, Dispatch Rider. Died in 25/09/1914 aged 27. Buried at Sardis Baptist Chapel, Llangyndir. Son of Morgan and Margaret Powell-Jones, of Pwll Court. Joined the territorial army. Shot by a sentry while riding a motorcycle and sidecar from Southport to Liverpool and failing to hear the sentry’s challenge. Mourners at his funeral included his brother Percy, below.
  • Powell-Jones, Percival Morgan, Captain. Died 22/04/1916. South Wales Borderers. Basra Memorial, Iraq. Son of Morgan and Margaret Powell-Jones, of Pwll Court. Worked for the family timber merchants business. Brother of Frederick, above. Cousin of William Jones-Evans, above.
  • Richards, Thomas Sidney, Gunner 183826. Died 14/03/1918 aged 20. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-l'Avoue. Son of Mr and Mrs John Richards, of Penbailey Isaf, Llangynidr
  • Williams, Henry, Lance Corporal. Died 23/11/1917 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Died in France. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Williams, of Laurel Cottage, Mardy Lane, Llangynidr. Worked as a collier before the war. Was a wagoner at Hendreforfydd Farm.
  • Williams, Reginald W, Lance Corporal 2047. Died 04/06/1915 aged 26. South Wales Borderers. Buried Maala Cemetery, Yemen. Son of John and Mary Annie Williams (nee Taylor); husband of Zillah Williams (nee Powell). Was a clerk with Llangattock timber company Jones & Co. Left two children.

 

Patrishow

  • Bevan, Thomas John, Driver 195151. Died 16/05/1917 aged 20. Royal Engineers. Buried Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Bevan, of Gwern y Bustach Farm, Partrishow (or Patricio). Was commemorated in Salem Presbyterian Chapel, Forest Coalpit. His parents’ gravestone at Cwmyoy church includes a circular bronze plaque in his memory.

 

 

 

Second World War

Crickhowell

  • William Douglas Vernon Cable, Pilot Officer (Pilot) 169109. Died 20/12/1943 aged 22. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Rheinberg War Cemetery. Son of Stanley Samuel and Elsie Cable, of Crickhowell.
  • Leonard John Clatworthy, Lance Serjeant 4192312. Died 25/10/1944 aged 30. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Taukkyan War Cemetery. Son of Samuel John and Ada Bertha Clatworthy, of Crickhowell.
  • JR Morgan, Able Seaman D/JX 230394. Died 23/10/1943 aged 23. Royal Navy – HMS Charybdis. Buried St. Peter Port (Foulon) Cemetery, Guernsey. Son of Howel Rees Morgan and Mabel Elizabeth Morgan, of Crickhowell.
  • Stephen Archibald Rowland, Master. Died 16/12/1942 aged 47. Master, Merchant Navy – SS East Wales (Cardiff). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in Crickhowell to Rev Evan Rowland (pastor of Danycastell Methodist Church) and Emma Rowland. Last place of abode: Newport. Lost when his ship was sunk by German submarine U-159 near St Paul Rocks, between Africa and South America, with the loss of 17 lives. Not named on Crickhowell war memorial.
  • Bertram David Shepperson, Sergeant 561926. Died 19/03/1940. Royal Air Force. Runnymede Memorial.
  • James Smith, Cook. Died 18/09/1940 aged 55. Merchant Navy – SS Magdalena (West Hartlepool). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in Crickhowell. Last place of abode: Newcastle-on-Tyne. Lost when his ship was sunk by German submarine U-48 south of Iceland with the loss of 31 lives. Not named on Crickhowell war memorial.
  • Louis David Steylaerts, Flying Officer (Pilot) 152408. Died 08/05/1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Orleans Main Cemetery.
  • David Grahame Thomas, Chief Officer. Died 20/03/1943 aged 29. Merchant Navy – SS Fort Mumford (Provisional Register). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in Crickhowell. Last place of abode: Heath Park Avenue, Cardiff. Lost when his ship was sunk in the Indian Ocean by Japanese submarine I-27. Not named on Crickhowell war memorial.
  • John Vincent Webb, Private 13045946. Died 25/10/1940 Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, attached to Royal Engineers. Buried Crickhowell Cemetery. Son of James and Amy L Webb; husband of Phyllis Gwendoline Webb, of Crickhowell.

 

Llangattock

  • Attwater, Robin Aelred, Sergeant (Pilot) 1264198. Died 07/07/1942 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery. Son of Donald and Dorothy Attwater, of St. Ives, Cornwall.
  • Cole-Hamilton, David Edmund, Lieutenant. Died 14/06/1942 aged 28. Royal Navy – HMS Sikh. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Bar. Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of the Rev Canon Richard Mervyn Cole-Hamilton (rector of Llangattock) and Margaret Cole-Hamilton; husband of Anne Cole-Hamilton, of Ashampstead Green, Berkshire. Brother of Joan, below.
  • Cole-Hamilton, Joan Margaret, civilian. Died 04/07/1945 aged 27. Civilian war dead. Lost in air crash at sea. Daughter of the Rev Canon Richard Mervyn Cole-Hamilton and Margaret Cole-Hamilton Not named on Crickhowell war memorial.
  • Mann, Leslie Richard Henry, Colour Sergeant PLY/X. 289. Died 10/05/1945 aged 35. Royal Marines. Buried Llangattock (St Catwg) Churchyard. Son of James Henry Stephen Mann and Minnie Mann; husband of Jenny Mann, of Ffawyddog, Crickhowell.
  • Stephens, Wilfred Henry, Sailor. Died 24/02/1942 aged 26. Merchant Navy – SS White Crest (Newcastle-on-Tyne). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in Crickhowell to Rose Stephens, of Ffawyddog. Last place of abode: Crickhowell. Lost his ship was sunk by two torpedoes from German submarine U-162 off St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, with the loss of 47 lives.
  • Wheeler, Albert Henry, Private 4078953. Died 23/11/1944 aged 28. South Wales Borderers. Buried Venray War Cemetery. Son of Richard George Henry and Sarah Wheeler, of Llangattock; husband of Florence May Wheeler, of Clydach.
  • Williams, David Ronald, Able Seaman D/SSX 24476. Died 08/06/1940 aged 19. Royal Navy – HMS Glorious. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of David John and Mary Ann Williams, of Llangattock.

 

Llangenny

  • Evans, Owen Powell, Lance Corporal 2327822. Died 27/05/1940 aged 19. Royal Corps of Signals. Buried Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of William and Annie Gwenllian Evans, of Llangenny.
  • Knight, James Alfred, Serjeant T/234886. Died 02/11/1943 aged 37. Royal Army Service Corps, attached to Royal Artillery. Buried Abergavenny New Cemetery. Son of Alfred James Knight and Eleanor Knight; husband of Frances Mabel Knight, of Llangrwyney.
  • Price, Arthur James, Bombardier 880122. Died 19/07/1943 aged 22. Royal Artillery. Buried Catania War Cemetery, Sicily. Son of Arthur George and Mary Anne Price, of Llangrwyney.

 

Llanelly Hill

  • Hill, H, Private, Royal Artillery
  • Rogers, Jack, Corporal 567816. Died 31/10/1944 aged 26. Royal Air Force. Singapore Memorial. Son of William Rogers, and of Catherine Rogers, of Llanelly Hill.
  • Williams, Dennis, Driver T/14664656. Died 06/05/1945 aged 21. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Hamburg Cemetery. Son of William Alfred and Kate Victoria Williams, of Llanelly Hill.

 

Clydach

  • Andrews, Mervyn Tasse, Driver 1922152. Died 25/08/1940 aged 20. Royal Engineers. Buried Llanelly (St Ellyw) Churchyard, No.2 Extension. Son of Frederick W Andrews and Jane Andrews, of Clydach.
  • Evans, Brinley, Lance Corporal 4197949. Died 01/07/1944 aged 28. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux. Son of Alfred Thomas Evans and Mary Evans, of Govilon.
  • Thomas, Arthur Reginald, Gunner 14320807. Died 24/03/1945 aged 21. Royal Artillery. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
  • Thomas, William Griffith, Lance Serjeant 808007. Died 13/08/1945 aged 32. Royal Artillery. Buried Kranji War Cemetery. Son of George and Ellen Thomas; husband of Irene Emily Thomas, of Plumstead, London.

 

Tretower

  • Williams, Gwyn Thomas, Trooper 7963012. Died 24/06/1944 aged 20. Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Bayeux Memorial. Son of Mrs. L. M. Williams, of Llangynidr.

 

Gilwern

  • Fear, Joseph, Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 2216622. Died 08/07/1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Haudricourt Communal Cemetery.
  • Lewis, Donald Arthur Ivor, Sapper 2155478. Died 04/09/1944 aged 22. Royal Engineers. Buried Montecchio War Cemetery.
  • Powell, Victor Irving, Gunner 4081131. Died 20/04/1943 aged 27. Royal Artillery. Buried Medjez-El-Bab War Cemetery. Son of William and Maud Powell; husband of FM Beryl Powell, of Cardigan.
  • Rawlings, David Pryce, Sergeant (Pilot) 526314. Died 04/11/1940 aged 25. Royal Air Force. Buried Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery. Son of William Joseph and Margaret Rawlings, of Gilwern.
  • Sutherland, James Kenneth, Captain 79853. Died 27/05/1940 aged 29. Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to Royal Artillery. Buried Llanelly (St Ellyw) Churchyard, No.2 Extension. Son of James and Janet Sutherland of Brynmawr; husband of Joan Kennedy Sutherland (nee Cunningham), of Edinburgh. Was a warehouse assistant.
  • Whiteley, Arthur Selwyn, Corporal 3909917. Died 16/04/1945 aged 26. South Wales Borderers. Buried Llanwenarth Baptist Chapelyard. Son of James Henry and Beatrice Gwendoline Whiteley, of Gilwern.

 

Llangynidr

  • Baugh, John William, Gunner L/24024. Died 10/04/1919 aged 32. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Leigh Cemetery, Lancashire. Husband of Mary Ann Baugh, of 12, Norbury St., Leigh. Born in Leigh.
  • Davies, William Powell, Private 14339488. Died 18/04/1943 aged 31. General Service Corps. Buried Llangynidr (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Caroline Davies, of Llangynidr; husband of Delsie Louvain Davies, of Ebbw Vale.
  • Hurlow, Emlyn Charles, Corporal 4032572. Died 09/06/1944 aged 23. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres. Son of George and Catherine Hurlow, of Llangynidr.
  • Parry, Daniel Ivan, Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) 1381419. Died 26/06/1942. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
  • Kyte, Frederick John William, Leading Seaman D/J 111905. Died 10/12/1941 aged 33. Royal Navy – HMS Repulse. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of John William and Elizabeth Kyte; husband of Nina Movania Kyte, of Llangynidr.
  • Sullivan, John, Private 1608334. Died 20/10/1944 aged 30. South Wales Borderers. Buried Geel War Cemetery. Son of Patrick and Sarah Sullivan, of Adrigole, Bantry, Co. Cork.

 

 

 

Iraq War

  • Williams, David Rhys, Flight Lieutenant (Navigator). Died 23/03/2003 aged 37. Royal Air Force. Son of Rhys and Pat Williams of Crickhowell. He and his pilot died after their Tornado plane was mistakenly shot down by an American missile. Left two children.