Llanfihangel Crucorney war memorials
Llanfihangel Crucorney war memorials
Inside St Michael’s Church are memorials for the men of the parish who died in the First and Second World Wars. See below for their details. (information coming soon)
The First World War memorial is in the form of a marble tablet. Two of the men named on it, Algernon Foulkes Attwood and Edward Russell-Clarke, are also commemorated on individual brass plaques in the church.
The Second World War memorial is a stained glass window panel. Its dedication reads: “To the glory of God in honour of the men and women of Crucorney Fawr who served in the 1939-1945 war and in remembrance of those who made the supreme sacrifice.”
The information presented here is largely based on research by Ann Powell. You can read more of her work inside the church, in the Book of Remembrance below the First World War memorial.
With thanks to Ann Powell
Postcode: NP7 8DH View Location Map
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First World War
- Attwood, Algernon Foulkes, Captain. Died 14/09/1914 aged 34. Royal Fusiliers. Commemorated on La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, France. Only son of Llewellyn Foulkes Attwood JP and Rachel Edith Attwood (nee Corsellis) of Tŷ Derlwyn, Pandy. Served in the South African War.
- Beechey, Henry James, Private 22914. Died 30/06/1916. Welsh Regiment. Buried at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Born in 1897 to John and Mary Beechey. Lived at Pwllacca, Llanfihangel Crucorney. Educated at Llanfihangel Crucorney School.
- Johnson, George Aaron, Lance Corporal 9881. Died of wounds 17/11/1914 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Commemorated on Sai Wan (China) Memorial, Hong Kong. Son of George Johnson and Catherine Johnson (later Powell) of Upper Park Cottage, Llanfihangel Crucorney. In 1901 he lived with his widowed mother and two sisters at The Rock, Cwmyoy. Educated at Cwmyoy School.
- Meek, Ernest Arthur, Private 3433. Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 22/12/1918. Buried at St Michael’s churchyard, Llanfihangel Crucorney. Born in 1893 to Jonathon and Charlotte Meek of Little Park, Llanfihangel Crucorney. Worked on St Dial’s Farm, Monmouth, and later as a mason’s labourer before enlisting in Brecon in 1915. Served in France and was wounded. Discharged in October 1916 as medically unfit. The community presented him with a clock at the Llanfihangel Crucorney schoolroom in March 1918.
- Russell-Clarke, Edward, expert adviser on wireless telegraphy, Naval Intelligence Division. Died 17/10/1918 at his home, Penbidwal (or Penbydwl), Pandy. Buried at St Michael’s churchyard, Llanfihangel Crucorney. Husband of Frances Russell-Clarke (nee Daubeny). Was a barrister in Abergavenny before volunteering at the outbreak of war to use his wireless knowledge to help intercept German naval messages.
- Price, John, Sergeant WR/289547. Died of dysentery 03/11/1918 aged 40. Royal Engineers. Buried at Gaza War Cemetery. Son of John and Hilda Mabel Price of Pont Rhys Powell Cottage, Cwmyoy; husband of Hilda Mabel Price (nee Stimpson). Lived with Hilda and their two sons at Stanton Cottage, Llanfihangel Crucorney.
- Thomas, Charles Price, Sapper 324221. Royal Engineers. Died 29/071921 at Glan Ely Hospital, Cardiff, having contracted tuberculosis in France. Buried at Capel y Ffin Baptist Chapel. Born in 1878 to David and Selina Thomas of Bettws, Shropshire. The family lived at the Wirrel, Cwmyoy, in 1891. Charles married Ellen Maria Powell of Raglan in 1911 and lived with her and their daughter at Yew Tree Cottage, Llanfihangel Crucorney.
- Thomas, Leslie Morgan, Sub-Lieutenant. Died 15/02/1917 aged 31. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion. Buried at Calais Southern Cemetery, France. Son of Edwin and Zillah Thomas, of Rhydyfelin, Llanfihangel Crucorney; husband of Myra F Thomas, of 4 Bayview Park, Kilkeel, County Down.
- Williams, Dewi Powell, Private 122093. Died 15/08/1918 aged 29. Machine Gun Corps. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France. Son of Charlotte Williams of New House Farm, Walterstone, Pandy, and David Lewis Williams. Not named on Llanfihangel Crucorney war memorial.
- Willams, Thomas, Private 53882. Died 14/11/1916 aged 28. Welsh Regiment. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France. Husband of Mary Eleanor Williams, of Bridge Cottage, Llanfihangel Crucorney. Not named on Llanfihangel Crucorney war memorial.
Second World War
- Baynton, Raymond Charles, Marine PO/X 108456. Died 14/09/1942 aged 19. Royal Marines. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Frank and Muriel G Baynton, of Cwmyoy. Educated at the British School, Forest Coal Pit, Abergavenny, while the family lived at Lyndhurst, Forest Coal Pit. He was lost at sea when HMS Lulu was sunk off Libya. The gates at Cwmyoy memorial hall were given in his memory by his parents.
- Llewellyn, Victor Dennis, Private 4077378. Died 16/03/1944 aged 24. The Parachute Regiment. Buried at Zion Primitive Methodist Churchyard, Greig, Grosmont (east of Llanfihangel Crucorney). Son of Lewis and Margaret Llewellyn, of Berry Bach Farm, Llanfihangel Curcorney. Born at Greig Farm, Grosmont. Died during training at Salisbury Plain.
- Meredith, Thomas Glyndwr, Corporal 3595124. Died 01/06/1940 aged 32. Border Regiment. Buried at Warhem Communal Cemetery, France.