Penybont war memorial
This memorial was unveiled on 11 June 1921. It commemorates the men of Cefnllys, Llanbadarn Fawr and Llandegley who died in the First and Second World Wars. See below to discover who they were.
We have included details of numerous men who were connected with the area and died in war service but are not named on the memorial.
One of the men who died in the First World War, Charles Pritchard, had volunteered to join the army instead of his brother, who had been “called up” by the authorities.
The local war dead of the Second World War include Captain Robert Miller, who died after the ship he commanded was hit by a torpedo. He received posthumous medals for saving the lives of passengers and crew rather than his own.
Several of the war dead were from the area known as “Penybont station”. The railway station is c.1.2km west of the Penybont village and c.500m east of Crossgates.
With thanks to Phillip Jones, Adrian Hughes and Byron Jones
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First World War
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- Berry, Walter Thomas, Private 31062. Died on a hospital ship at Gallipoli on 04/12/15 aged 19. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Helles Memorial. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Berry of Holly Cottage, Llandrindod Wells. Worked in a shop in Middleton Street, Llandrindod, before the war.
- Botwood, Henry, Private 17969. Died 11/06/16. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Poperinghe Military Cemetery. Lived at Crossway, Penybont station. Born in Knucklas.
- Brick, John, Private 34387. Died 14/8/18 aged 19. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Buried Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs J Brick of Newhouse, Llanbister, Penybont station. Another possible address is Little Yr Aber, Penybont.
- Bufton, Garnet, Gunner 74067. Died 05/05/1918 aged 26. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3. Son of Edward and Sarah Bufton, of Ithon Terrace, Penybont; husband of EA Bufton, of East Ham, London. Attended Llandrindod Intermediate School. Worked for General Post Office in London before enlisting in April 1916.
- Davies, Benjamin, Private 41265. Died 23/11/1917 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Cambrai Memorial. Son of Mrs Harriet Davies of Woodside Cottage, Penybont station.
- Davies, Thomas.
- Davies, William, Private 13388. Died 31/03/1916 aged 24. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Son of Richard and Mary Davies, of Church Villa, Llanbister. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Hope, Edward. Probably: Edward Aaron Hope, Corporal 148131. Died 22/8/18 aged 21. Buried Verennes Military Cemetery. Son of Aaron and Eliza Hope of Llandrindod Wells. Edward Hope was groom to army chaplain Major Williamson.
- Jones, David J, Private M/427214. Died of pneumonia 22/11/1918, aged 31, at Sydenham Hospital, London. Army Service Corps. Buried Llanbadarn Fawr (St Padarn) Churchyard. Royal Engineers. Son of David James Jones and Jane Jones, of Glandwr, Penybont. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Jones, William Trevor, Private 260463. Died 04/10/1917 aged 18. Gloucestershire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of Owen Daniel Jones, of The Manse, Penybont, Radnorshire, and Annie Edith Jones. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Lewis, David Evan, Private 21404. Died 03/03/1917 aged 34. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Evan and Ann Lewis of Red House, Penybont station. Husband of Selena Lewis of No 1 Boundary Terrace, Llandrindod Wells. Another possible address is Mills Cottage, Penybont.
- Llewellyn, John Hughes, Private 285283. Died 28/10/1917 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension.
- Lloyd, J T, Private 26876. Died 27/08/1918 aged 26. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Martinpuich British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Son of John Lloyd, of Simon's Land, Llanbadarn Fynydd. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Lucas, George, Private 22206. Died 01/12/1917 aged 26. Cambrai Memorial Louverval. Son of William and Sarah Ann Lucas of Baynham Farm, Knighton.
- Mills, DJ, Private M2/174967. Died 19/11/1917 aged 32. Army Service Corps. Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery. Son of William Mills of Clewedog Cottage, Penybont station. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Mills, Edward, Private 50023. Died 22/08/1916 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Hugh and Sarah Mills, of Upper Nanthir, St David’s Well, Llananno, Penybont station. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Mills, Reginald, Private. Died in France on 27/10/1917 aged 19. Of Bailey Mawr, Penybont.
- Morgan, William Evan, Corporal 14261. Died 18/09/1918. South Lancashire Regiment. Doiran Memorial, Greece. Born in Penybont. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Mytton, Thomas Davies, Private 55484. Died 09/06/1918 aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, attached to 115th Trench Mortar Battery. Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Son of Richard and Alice Mytton, of Cwmhir Cottage, Abbey-Cwmhir, Penybont station. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Owens, Ivor, Private 239043. Killed 25/02/1917, aged 18, during training at Oswestry. Herefordshire Regiment. Buried at Llandegley (St Tegla) Churchyard. Son of Mr JW and Mrs M Owens of the Moor, Presteigne. Born at Llanevan, Penybont.
- Owens, John Rees, Private. Died in France on 22/09/1918 aged 21. Of Cwmrhendy, Penybont.
- Price, E, Private 239042. Died 06/11/1917 aged 21. Herefordshire Regiment. Beersheba War Cemetery. Son of Elizabeth Price, of Maesllan, Llananno, Penybont station. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Prince, Basil Harry Raymond, Private 29802. Died 15/04/1918 aged 26. South Wales Borderers. Ploegsteert Memorial. Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Prince of Pales Villa, Penybont.
- Pritchard, S Charles, Private 25621. Died 14/2/1917 aged 23. Grenadier Guards. Buried Grove Town Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of William and Fortune Pritchard of Hill House, Penybont. Charles lived at Pantygrofelin, Llanbister. His brother William was “called up” by the military authorities for compulsory military service, but Charles volunteered to enlist in his place. He contracted pneumonia in the trenches and died of the illness in a French hospital.
- Swancott, Giles, Private 54431. Died 13/11/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial.
- Thomas, John Thomas, Private 2860. Died 03/07/1917 aged 27. Welsh Guards. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Jane Thomas, of Hale, Llandewy, Penybont station. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
- Tunley, James, Private 27825. Died 01/04/1917 aged 31. Border Regiment. Buried Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France. Son of Nathaniel and Harriet Tunley, of Midway Villa, Llanbadarn Fawr.
- Vickery, Henry Kemp, Private G/21719. Died 07/10/1916. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Thiepval Memorial. Son of John Vickery, headmaster of Llandegley School, and Mary Vickery. Lived at Llandegley when he enlisted.
- Wyatt, Alfred, Sapper 97676. Died 18/09/1916 aged 33. Royal Engineers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Jesse and Jane Wyatt; husband of Jane Maria Wyatt, of The Mill, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Penybont. Born in Chepstow. Not named on Penybont war memorial.
Second World War
- Bryson, Hugh, Flight Sergeant Pilot 1344005. Died in a flying accident in Cumberland on 23/07/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Rutherglen Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Bryson, of Rutherglen. The family lived in the Penybont area while William was land agent for Lord Ormathwaite.
- Cox, James William, Lance Corporal 7015058. Died 05/11/1944 aged 32. Pioneer Corps. Buried Uden War Cemetery, Netherlands. Husband of Violet May Cox of Penybont.
- Ingram, Edward. Possibly: Guardsman 2736377. Died 25/08/1941 aged 26 when a gun exploded during training. Welsh Guards. Buried at Nantmel (St Cynllo) Churchyard. Son of Thomas and Ada Ingram; husband of Sylvia Alice Ingram, of Cwmfelinfach, Monmouthshire.
- Miller, Robert D, Master. Died 18/03/1943 aged 38. Merchant Navy - MV Canadian Star (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Robert Bushell Miller and Edith Alice Miller of Windy Ridge, Penybont; husband of Doris Mary Miller, of Prescot, Lancashire. Born in Barry, Glamorgan. Awarded the Lloyd's War Medal and the King's Commendation for Brave Conduct for his gallantry in helping his passengers and crew to escape the ship after it was torpedoed off Greenland. He is also commemorated in Penybont chapel.
- Morris, Ivor J, Flight Sergeant. Air Gunner 1430151. Died 29/07/1944 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Son of James Leonard and Clara Ann Morris of Llandrindod Wells.
- Smith, Leonard A A, Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 114320. Died 19/12/1941. Royal Navy – HMS Neptune. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
- Thomas, Hywel Tudor, Master. Died 08/12/1940 aged 36. Merchant Navy - SS Empire Jaguar (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Alfred and Sarah Thomas of Penybont Shop; husband of Lilian Thomas, of Fenham, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Ship was torpedoed with the loss 35 crew. Born in Crosskeys, Monmouthshire. Ship was torpedoed off County Galway, Ireland, with the loss of the master and 36 crew members.
- Thomas, Raymond Tudor, Air Mechanic (E) 2nd Class L/FX 762609. Accidentally drowned at Lunawa Lagoon on 06/06/1946 aged 18. Royal Navy - HMS Seruwa. Buried Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka. Son of Tudor Jones Thomas and Constance Mary Thomas of 4 Railway Terrace, Penybont station, Radnorshire. HMS Seruwa was a short-based Royal Navy air station, under RAF control in the Second World War.
- Williams, Alfred Thomas. Killed by a grenade while training with the Home Guard on Llanyre Hill on 13/09/1942. Lived at Trelawgoed Mill. Buried at Llanbadarn Fawr Church.
- Williams, Cyril, Sergeant Air Gunner 1410983. Died 06/07/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Beguildy (St Michael) Churchyard. Son of John and Sarah Williams, of Cross Gates, Llandrindod Wells.