Pembroke war memorial

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The granite cenotaph near the entrance to Pembroke Castle commemorates the local people who died in the First and Second World Wars. To discover who they were, choose a category below.

We have included several people with local connections who died in the wars but are not named on the memorial. Some are named on other memorials in the area. We are grateful to Steven John for his research on Pembroke’s war casualties. You can read about them in more detail on his website here.

Among those who died in the First World War were James and Sidney Skone, who were half-brothers. A Court Martial found James guilty of murder and he was shot at dawn on 10 May 1918. Sidney had died two months earlier.

The memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant General Sir Francis Lloyd in July 1924. It was sculpted by local monumental masons TW Colley and Sons.

With thanks to Steven John

First World War

Second World War

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Other MILITARY HiPoints in this region:
Pembroke Castle – Massive tower dates from 13th century
Fleet Surgeon’s House, Pembroke Dock – Once part of the Royal Navy's dockyard

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First World War

  • William John Bate, Private, 89263, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Richard John and Martha Bate of 12, West Street, Orange Gardens. Died 2 November 1918 aged 19. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
  • Albert George Beddoe, Private, 2564, Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of George and Mary Beddoe. Died 2 May 1915 aged 29. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Charles Gordon Bowen, Private, 200080, Welsh Regiment. Son of George and Fanny Bowen of 2, Harcourt Terrace; husband of Matilda Jane Williams of 2, Clifton Villa, Clunderwen. Died 10 March 1919 aged 22. Buried at Pembroke (St Michael) Cemetery.
  • Arthur Thomas Brace, Seaman, M25849, Royal Navy. Son of Alfred and Eleanor Mary Brace of Main Street. Died 20 September 1921 aged 28. Buried Monkton Cemetery.
  • Ernest Brinn, Lance Corporal, 46723, Royal Engineers. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Brinn of 14, Kingsbridge. He worked for the Great Western Railway prior to the war. Died 9 August 1916 aged 25. Buried Vermelles British Cemetery.
  • Frederick James Mansell Bryant, Second Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment. Son of William and Lillian Bryant. Died 26 March, 1917. Not named on cenotaph but commemorated in St Michael's Church.
  • Albert Davies, Petty Officer Stoker, 302855, Royal Navy. Son of William and Sarah Davies. Died 26 December 1915 aged 31. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
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  • George Davies, Petty Officer Stoker, 291706, Royal Navy – HMS Ardent. Son of James and Ann Davies of Mount Pleasant, Maiden Wells. Died 1 June 1916 aged 37. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • James Victor Davies, Private, T/2434, Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment. Son of James and Alice Kathleen Davies of 44, Wheatstone Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. Died 11 August 1915 aged 18. Helles Memorial.
  • John Davies, Sergeant, 21726, South Wales Borderers. Born at Pembroke. Died 29 September 1918. Buried Zantvoorde British Cemetery.
  • Joshua H Davies, Private, 402, Welsh Regiment. Son of George and Sarah Davies of 18, Owen Street, Orange Gardens. Died 28 October 1915 aged 21. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
  • William Ernest Davies, Private, G/44036, Duke of Cambridge's Own Middlesex Regiment. Son of Owen and Sarah Jane Davies of 6, Quarry Road. Died 13 November 1916 aged 26. Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery.
  • William Herbert Davies, Shipwright 1st Class, 346304 (CH), Royal Navy. Son of William and Ada Davies of Prospect House, Monkton. Died 17 February 1919 aged 32. Buried St Nicholas Cemetery.
  • Albert Dawkins, Private, 228, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Son of George and Sarah Dawkins of 4, North Street, Golden Hill. Died 17 August 1915 aged 27. Helles Memorial. Brother of John, below.
  • John Dawkins, Corporal, 245980, Durham Light Infantry. Son of George and Sarah Dawkins of 4, North Street, Golden Hill. Died 27 May 1918 aged 22. Soissons Memorial.
  • Ernest Victor Edwards, 2nd Lieutenant (Pilot), Royal Flying Corps. Son of Ann and David Humphreys Edwards of Towyn House, Main Street. Died 16 February 1918. Buried Ismailia War Cemetery.
  • Thomas John Esmond, Rifleman, R/17560, Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Esmond of Orchard Buildings. Died 27 July 1916 aged 25. Thiepval Memorial.
  • C Evans.
  • Robert Evans, Private, 203064, South Lancashire Regiment. Husband of Beattie Evans of 19, Mansell Street, Orange Gardens. Died 18 April 1917. Buried Estaires Communal Cemetery.
  • Thomas Eynon, Private, 19992, Welsh Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Eynon of Castlemartin. He lived with his aunt, Mrs Hannah Beddow, at India Row. Died 13 March 1916 aged 33. Buried Guards Cemetery.
  • Frederick James Flutter, Sergeant, 5834, Cavalry. Son of Richard and Margaret Jane Flutter. Died 11 April 1917 aged 33. Arras Memorial.
  • Elmor Wright George, Second Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment. Son of Lieutenant William W George RASC and Mary M George of Laburnum Villa. Died 10 May 1918 aged 23 years. Buried Martinsart British Cemetery.
  • Robert George, Private, 18131, Welsh Regiment. Son of James George; husband of Annie Louisa Williams of 55 Vale View, Nantymoel, near Bridgend. Died 24 March 1918 aged 33. Arras Memorial.
  • William George Greenslade, Gunner, 131053, Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Greenslade of Whitegate, Hundleton. Died 21 October 1917 aged 19. Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery.
  • LJ Griffiths.
  • Osborne William Griffiths, Private, 13425, Coldstream Guards. Son of George Llewhellin and Edith A Griffiths of Pembroke. Died16 November 1915 aged 34. Buried Carew (St Mary) Churchyard.
  • William Hopkin Griffiths, Private, 285315, Welsh Regiment. Son of Thomas Saunders and Eda Griffiths of 5 Rock Terrace, The Green. Died 23 August 1917 aged 20. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Owen Harries, Sergeant, 240791, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of William and Margaret Harries of 6, Rose Cottage, Golden. Died 17 December 1917 aged 26. Buried St Sever Cemetery.
  • William Harries, Private, 19394, Oxfordshire And Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. William was born at Pembroke. Son of Martha Fortune and Edwin C Fortune (stepfather) of Quickwell Hill, St David's. Died 13 November 1916 aged 24. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Percy Hay, Private, 54497, Welsh Regiment. Son of John and Alice Hay of Belmont Terrace. Died 10 May 1918 aged 21. Buried Martinsart British Cemetery.
  • Robert Hiatt, Private, 22276, Gloucestershire Regiment. Born at Little Walford, Warwickshire. Probably worked at Monkton as a groom. Died 19 August 1916 aged 27. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Alfred Hill, Private, 15830, South Wales Borderers. Son of William and Mary Hill of Orange Hill Gate, Monkton. Died at Pembroke in 1923 aged 31. Brother of George and Hugh, below.
  • George Henry Hill, Petty Officer Stoker, 278128, Royal Navy. Son of William and Mary Hill of Orange Hill Gate; husband of Elizabeth Hill lived of 65 St Mary's Road, Kingston, Portsmouth. Died 27 July 1918 aged 43. Buried Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery.
  • Hugh Hill, Private, 15831, South Wales Borderers. Son of William and Mary Hill of Orange Hill Gate. Died 10 November 1917 aged 34. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Stanley Hood, Private, 22038, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of George and Martha Hood of Slouthy Mill. Died 8 May 1916 aged 24. Buried Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery.
  • Arthur Howell, Captain, Royal Naval Reserve. Son of James and Mary Ann Howell of 5 Eaton Place. Died 18 November 1918 aged 27.
  • Arthur Charles Howells, Private, 54118, Welsh Regiment. Son of Thomas and Jane Howells of 16 Mansel Street. Died 23 November 1917 aged 27. Cambrai Memorial.
  • Albert John David Howells, Private, 17023, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Howells; husband of Mary Jane Howells of 42 Station Road, Nantymoel, near Bridgend. Died 4 November 1915 aged 30. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery.
  • George Hughes, Private, 38001, East Lancashire Regiment. Son of John and Mary Hughes of East End; husband of Emma Hughes of New Cottage, Royal Oak Yard. Died 22 September 1917 aged 31. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Albert James John, Private, 45482, Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of David John and Catherine Ann John. Educated at Greenhill Grammar School. Died 22 October 1917 aged 20. Tyne Cot Memorial. Brother of Joseph, below.
  • Joseph Davies John, Private, 645, Australian Imperial Force. Son of David and Catherine Ann John. Died 29 July 1916 aged 22.
  • Sidney John, Private, 483, Welsh Regiment. Son of Samuel and Margaret John. Lived with his uncle, Benjamin Davies, at 9 Kingsbridge. Died 14 November 1915 aged 20. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
  • Cyril Gordon Johnson, Shipwright 1st Class, 344857, Royal Navy – HMS Goliath. Son of William Henry and Anne Johnson. Died 13 May 1915 aged 29. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • CJ Jones.
  • Frank Egerton Wedgewood Jones, Private, M/280337, Royal Army Service Corps. Son of John and Alice Emily Jones of 3, Bengal Villas. Died 23 October 1918 aged 29. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.
  • John Jones, Lance Corporal, 9250, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of John and Mary Jones of 20, Williamson Street, Orange Gardens. Died 30 October 1915 aged 30. Buried Guards Cemetery.
  • Stuart Kirby Jones, Lieutenant, Army Veterinary Corps. Son of William and Alexandrina Jones. Resided at Pembroke where he worked as the Council's Veterinary Inspector. Died 18 September 1914 aged 25. Buried in Les Gonards Cemetery.
  • Owen Kennea, Sapper, 51656, Royal Engineers. Son of George and Margaret Kennea of 5 Thomas Street. Died 27 May 1915 aged 44. Buried Steenwerck Communal Cemetery.
  • Edgar Lewis, Sergeant, 725073, Royal Field Artillery. Son of John and Margaret Lewis of Rose Villa, Jameston, Manorbier. Died 23 March 1917 aged 31. Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.
  • Reginald Harry Male, Lance Corporal, 46366, Machine Gun Corps. Son of George Henry and Caroline Fanny Male. Died 18 September 1918 aged 21. Buried Trefcon British Cemetery.
  • Luke McCrann, Lance Corporal, 29785, Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Ann McCrann of Golden Hill. Died 12 April 1918 aged 21. Ploegsteert Memorial.
  • John Mason, Stoker 1st Class, 229299, Royal Navy – HMS Marmion. Son of James and Hannah Mason of West Orielton; husband of Beatrice Mason at Waterloo. Died 21 October 1917. Buried Fredrikstad Military Cemetery.
  • Edward Morris Morgan, Sapper, 563293, Royal Engineers. Son of John and Mary Morgan, of Twopenny Hay. Died 23 March 1921 aged 41. Buried Pembroke (St Michael's) Churchyard.
  • James Henry Morgan, Driver, 38442, Royal Engineers. Son of James and Martha Morgan. Died 22 August 1916 aged 21. Buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery.
  • John (JJT) Morris, Private, 12839, Welsh Regiment. Died 26 September 1915. Loos Memorial.
  • Walter John Morris, Private, 482, Welsh Regiment. Son of John and Ellen Morris of 3 Harcourt Terrace. Died 18 June 1915 aged 19. St Michael's Cemetery.
  • Hubert John Nicholas, Private, 1699, Welsh Regiment. Son of John and Annie Nicholas of Priory Terrace; husband of Martha Elizabeth Nicholas at Boundry Place, Masons Road, Gorseinon. Died 5 August 1915 aged 26. Buried Lindenhoek Chalet Military Cemetery.
  • John Nicholas, Aircraftman 3rd Class, 19189, Royal Flying Corps. Son of William and Martha Nicholas of 21, Long Mains. Died 17 June 1916 aged 20. Buried Monkton at St Nicholas Cemetery.
  • Percival Alfred Nicholls, Shipwright, 343493, Royal Navy. Son of James and Rosa Nicholls of The Green. Died in 1920 aged 35.
  • Hubert Stanley Cadogan Ogleby, Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, M/6188, Royal Navy – HMS Vehement. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry George Ogleby of Connaught House; husband of Florence Grace Ogleby of Manascin, Llanfrynach, Brecon. They had one child. He died on 1 August 1918, aged 27 or 28, when his ship, a destroyer, hit a mine. Was an apprentice at Pembroke Dockyard before the war. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • William George Paish, Lance Corporal, 1995, Cavalry. Resided at Pembroke prior to the war. Died 8 August 1918 aged 23. Buried Manitoba Cemetery.
  • William George Perkins, Private, 23031, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of John and Martha Perkins of The Green. Died 13 November 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Phillip Picton, Private, 2189, Welsh Guards. Son of Philip and Elizabeth Picton of 4 Owen Street, Orange Gardens. Died 10 February 1917 aged 25. Buried Grove Town Cemetery.
  • David Marsden Powell, Private, 57402, Worcestershire Regiment. Son of Reverend Howell and Mary Jane Powell, of The Manse. Died 26 April 1918 aged 19. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Howard Joseph Preece. Son of Alfred and Sarah Preece of 11, Kingsbridge. Died November 1915 aged 21. Buried at Pembroke (St Michael) Cemetery.
  • Frederick Crispin Rake, Sapper, 17250, Royal Engineers. Son of Frederick Hockey Rake of 58, Marine Parade, Brighton; husband of Esther Ann Lloyd of 3, Thomas Street, Orange Gardens. Buried 20 July 1915 aged 27. Buried Lancashire Landing Cemetery.
  • David Reynolds, Corporal, 118, Welsh Regiment. Son of John and Sarah Reynolds of Guilderoy, Hundleton. Died 13 August 1915. Helles Memorial. His brother-in-law, Albert Clifford, also fell.
  • John Roberts, Private, 54526, Welsh Regiment. Son of William and Eleanor Roberts of Taylors Lake. Died 10 November 1918 aged 21. Buried Awoingt British Cemetery.
  • Thomas George Roberts, Private, 13540, Welsh Regiment. George was born at Pembroke. Was a groom for Colonel Young at Kidwelly before the war. Died 23 July 1917. Buried Locre Hospice Cemetery.
  • William John Roberts, Private, 35126, South Wales Borderers. Son of John Roberts of 21, Middle Prospect Place. Died 4 May 1917 aged 30. Buried Fins New British Cemetery.
  • Percival Lewis Scorey, Warrant Shipwright, 345927, Royal Navy – HMS Curacoa. Son of George and Ellen Scorey. Died 1 December 1918 aged 30. Buried Pembroke (St Daniel) Churchyard.
  • Edward John Shanklin, Private, 9483, Cavalry. Son of William and Martha Shanklin of Hodgeston. Died 19 November 1918 aged 27. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery.
  • Thomas Simon, Private, 14745, South Wales Borderers. Born at St Michael's, Pembroke. Died 23 April 1916. Buried Basra War Cemetery.
  • James Skone, Private, 36224, Welsh Regiment. Son of John and Catherine Skone of 13 Orange Gardens. James shot Lance-Sergeant Edwin Williams on 13 April 1918 in protest at being arrested for being absent without leave. James said he was drunk at the time but a Court Martial found him guilty of murder and sentenced him to death by firing squad. His punishment was carried out at Hersin at dawn on 10 May 1918. He was 38 years old. Buried Hersin Communal Cemetery. Also commemorated on the Shot at Dawn Memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire. Half-brother of Sidney, below.
  • Sidney John Skone, Private, 48899, Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of John and Mary Skone of 13 Orange Gardens. Died 1 March 1918 aged 29. Buried Hermies Hill British Cemetery.
  • Herbert Sutton, Private, 22087, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Son of Jesse and Ann Sutton of 2, Station Road. Died 16 April 1917 aged 19. Thiepval Memorial.
  • John Evan Gordon Thomas, Lance Corporal, 9920, South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of William and Mary Thomas of Somerset House, Merchants Park. Died 28 March 1917 aged 29. Buried St Leger British Cemetery.
  • William James Thomas, Private, 31160, South Wales Borderers. William was born at St Mary's, Pembroke. Died 20 October 1918. Buried Delsaux Farm Cemetery.
  • Richard Edward Lewis Treweeks, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy – HMS Natal. Son of Richard and Gertrude Treweeks. Died 30 December 1915. Chatham Naval Memorial.
  • William James Vaughan, Private, 2462, Welsh Guards. Son of Martin and Frances Vaughan of India Road, Monkton. Died 10 December 1916 aged 21. Buried Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery.
  • George Watkins, Shipwright 1st Class, 344396, Royal Navy – HMS Bulwark. Son of George and Mary Ann Watkins of Clevedon House, Holyland Road. Died 26 November 1914 aged 32. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
  • Nigel Kenneth Williams, Lance Corporal, 200037, Welsh Regiment. Son of Thomas and Sarah Williams of Main Street. Died 19 April 1917 aged 23. Gaza War Cemetery.
  • Williams, Nurse.
  • George Wiltshire, Sergeant, 14835, South Wales Borderers. Husband of Florence Annie Brace of 21, Mansel Street, Orange Gardens. Died 14 April 1916 aged 40. Buried St Nicholas Cemetery.
  • Francis George Wynne, Major, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Son of Major Mark Saurin Wynne and Susanna Frances Wynne of Mellaston. Awarded Distinguished Service Order. Died 10 April 1918. Ploegsteert Memorial.
  • James George Young, Mechanician, 292787, Royal Navy – HMS Hampshire. Son of William and Rose Young of Portsmouth; husband of Annie Young of 30, Williamson Street, Orange Gardens. Died 5 June 1916 aged 33. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
 
 

Second World War

  • Charles Albert Henry Ayling, Sergeant (Pilot), 561445, Royal Air Force. Son of Amelia Ayling of Cowplain, Hampshire. Married Joan M Morris in Pembroke in 1939. Died 11 October 1940 aged 29. Buried at Pembroke (Monkton St Nicholas) Cemetery at his widow’s request. His brother, Albert Edgar Ayling, was killed in 1942 while undertaking air training in Canada. Charles is not named on local war memorials.
  • William George Brickle, Canteen Manager, C/NX 195, Royal Naval Canteen Service – HMS Walney. Son of William and Sarah Brickle; husband of Mary Margaret Annie Brickle of Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. Died 8 November 1942 aged 33. Chatham Naval Memorial.
  • Eric Brock, Lance Corporal, 2008307, Royal Engineers. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Brock; husband of Lucy May Brock. Died 20 October 1944 aged 25. Buried Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.
  • HG Davies.
  • Phillip Dennis Byrne, Sergeant (Flight Engineer), 534732, Royal Air Force. Son of Patrick and Frances Byrne; husband of Elsie Mary Byrne. Died 26 July 1942 aged 28. Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery.
  • Charles Victor Catherall, Sergeant (Observer), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Husband of Margaret Catherall. Died 16 November 1941 aged 27. Alamein Memorial.
  • Wilfred Charles Coles, Warrant Officer Class II (BSM), 754008, Royal Artillery. Son of Celia Mary Coles. Died 6 October 1940 aged 35. Buried at Pembroke (St Michael) Cemetery.
  • Joseph Craig, Private, 1111315, The East Lancashire Regiment. Husband of Olive May Craig. Died 8 July 1944 aged 29. Buried La Delivrande War Cemetery.
  • James Ernest Dooley. Son of William and Alice Dooley of East End; husband of Gwendoline Scarfe. Died at Pembroke in 1943 aged 41.
  • Ronald George Hay, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 83607 – HMS Jackal, Royal Navy. Son of James and Inez Hay; husband of Gwendoline Avesnes Hay of Milton. Died 12 May 1942 aged 29. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • John Ernest Philip Jeff, Pilot Officer, 88034, Royal Air Force. Son of Ernest and Madge Jeff of Tenby. Died 3 May 1941 aged 23. Runnymede Memorial. His brother Robert also fell.
  • Robert Voase Jeff, Flight Lieutenant, 39285, Royal Air Force. Son of Ernest and Madge Jeff Of Tenby. Robert awarded the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal twice and the French Croix-de-Guerre. Died 11 August 1940. Runnymede Memorial.
  • Francis David Jenkins, Serjeant, 7596419, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Husband of Celia Ann Jenkins of 139, Main Street. Died 7 April 1945 aged 26. Buried Yokohama War Cemetery.
  • William Mansfield, Corporal, 1326666, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Husband of Ethel Kate Mansfield of Orange Gardens. Died 9 March 1945 aged 56. Buried Pembroke (St Daniel) Churchyard.
  • Cyril Henry Monk, Leading Aircraftman, 1079992, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Alice Monk. Died 15 December 1943 aged 23. Buried Pembroke (St Daniel) Churchyard.
  • I Morris.
  • Leonard RJ Phillips, Private, 14572556, General Service Corps. Son of James and Winifred Phillips of Holyland. Died 4 June 1943 aged 19. Buried Pembroke (St Michael) Cemetery.
  • Ronald Meddick Thomas, Ordinary Seaman, Merchant Navy – SS Baron Kinnaird. Son of Ernest R. Thomas and Edith Thomas. Died 12 March 1943 aged 21. Tower Hill Memorial.
  • Thomas Albert Thomas, Guardsman, 2734724, Welsh Guards. Son of William and Elizabeth Thomas. Died 11 February 1944 aged 24. Cassino Memorial.
  • JA Treweeks.
  • Edward Donovan Scott Usher, Lance Bombardier, 844167, Royal Artillery. Son of John and Beatrice Usher; husband of Phyllis I. Usher. Died 3 November 1942 aged 29. Buried Heliopolis War Cemetery.