Pontllanfraith war memorial

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Pontllanfraith war memorial

This granite memorial, outside the Caerphilly County Borough Council offices, commemorates the local people who died in the First and Second World Wars. To discover who they were, choose a category below.

Among those named on the memorial is Ivor Jones, who fell in love with a Llandudno woman while training with his battalion in North Wales. They married in 1915 but Ivor was killed at the Battle of Mametz Wood in 1916, before having a chance to see his baby daughter.

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With thanks to Nick Haynes and Les Jones

Postcode: NP12 2YW  View Location Map

First World War

Second World War

First World War

 
 
  • Allcock, Charles, Private 22045. Died 03/11/1918 aged 33. South Wales Borderers. Buried Tourgeville Military Cemetery. Husband of E Allcock of 22, Church View, Beaufort, Breconshire.
  • Bethel, S. Possibly: Bethell, Samuel, Private 21009. Died 25/06/1917 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery.  Son of James and Sylvia Bethell of Bishopstone, Bridge-Sollars, Hereford. Enlisted in Blackwood.
  • Bryant, James, Private 22809. Died 07/08/1915. 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars. Buried Pontllanfraith (New Bethel) Congregational Chapelyard.
  • Bull, Reginald Claude, Private 35503. Died 02/09/1918. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Vis-En-Artois Memorial.
  • Coles, Thomas Henry, Lance Corporal 14259. Died 20/08/1915 aged 33. South Wales Borderers. Son of Henry and Mary Coles of 3, School Street, Fleur-de-Lys. 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey.
  • Cook, Edmund David, Private 2497. Died 06/04/1916 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Buried Mesnil Ridge Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Lydia Cook of 24, Newbridge Road.
  • Crabtree, H T. Possibly: Henry, Private 59400, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was discharged due to wounds and awarded a Silver Badge. Died at home.
  • Cripps, Albert Burr, Able Seaman WZ/2568. Died 07/02/1917 aged 22. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - Hawke Battalion. Buried Varennes Military Cemetery. Son of Edward and Mary Cripps.
  • Cripps, Ed.
  • Cripps, E. Possibly: Ernest, Able Seaman Wales Z/2432. Died 26/10/1917. Royal Naval Reserve. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Davies, David Parry, Private 38373. Died 27/08/1917 aged 22. Gloucestershire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of D. P. and Jane Foster Davies of Penar Villa.
  • Davies, D T W. Private 54200, Died 08/04/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Remembered at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord.
  • Davies, Gomer, Rifleman 1497. Died 08/05/1915 aged 19. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Davies of The Star Bakery.
  • Davies, Lewis Watkin, Private 20068. Died of wounds 07/03/1916 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery. Son of Llewelyn and Rebecca Davies of Craig-y-Don, Llanarth Road; grandson of Mrs William Davies, of the Greyhound Hotel, Pontllanfraith.
  • Davies, Thomas John, Sapper 82577. Died 07/12/1916. Royal Engineers. Buried Bedwas (St Barrwg) Churchyard. Lived in Pontllanfraith.
  • Davies, William Llewelyn, Private 93310. Died 29/08/1918 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Son of Llewelyn and Rebecca Davies of 8, Newbridge Road.
  • Dowden, A. Possibly: Herbert James Dowling, Boy 2nd Class J/90319. Died 08/11/1918 aged 16. Royal Navy - HMS Impregnable. Son of Rosina Tucker of Penpedairheol, Pontllanfraith. Remembered at Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.
  • Evans, George, Private 638. Died 26/04/1915. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Gingell, Evan, Private 21859. Died 12/07/1916 aged 40. South Wales Borderers. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery. Husband of Sarah Ann Gingell of 44, Victoria Road, Fleur-de-Lys, Cardiff. Native of Fleur-de-Lys.
  • Hale, F J.
  • Humphries, John, Private 63831. Died 15/04/1917 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Sarah Haynes of 29 Brynhyfryd Street, Blackwood. Mikra Memorial.
  • Jefferies, Briton Henry, Private 59080. Died 26/07/1918 aged 35. Cheshire Yeomanry. Buried Pontllanfraith (New Bethel) Congregational Chapelyard. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Jefferies; husband of Elizabeth Jane Jefferies of Brynhyfryd.
  • Jenkins, Edwin Willard, Private 38587. Died 20/09/1917. Gloucestershire Regiment.  Tyne Cot Memorial. Born Pontllanfraith.
  • Jenkins, R. Possibly: Richard Borlase, 2nd Lieutenant. Died 18/01/1916 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Son of Charles Griffiths Jenkins and Maud Jenkins of Oakley, Teignmouth, Devon.
  • Jennings, A V. Possibly: Albert Victor, Private G/2774. Died 13/07/1916. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Thiepval Memorial. Enlisted and resided in Blackwood.
  • Jennings, E H. Possibly: Edwin Henry, Rifleman 226533. Died 24/06/1917. Monmouthshire Regiment. Arras Memorial. Enlisted Newport.
  • Jennings, Henry, Private 11773, Died 01/10/1914. South Wales Borderers. Remembered at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial.
  • Jones, David J. Rifleman 1085. Died 08/05/1915 aged 24. Monmouthshire Regiment. Son of Giles and Elizabeth Jones of 23 Gelligroes Road, Pontllanfraith. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Jones, F J. Possibly: Corporal 35425. Died 13/09/1918. South Wales Borderers. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery.
  • Jones, Ivor, Private 18835. Died 15/07/1916 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried St. Sever Cemetery. Husband of A. H. Jones, of Rock View, Victoria Avenue, Llandudno. Born in Pontllanfraith.soldier icon
  • Jones, Thomas John, Private 17315. Died 01/11/1918 aged 28. South Wales Borderers. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Sarah Jones of Brynderwen House, Bryn.
  • Lewis, William Arthur, Driver 78916. Died 23/03/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery.
  • Lloyd, Archibald John, Sapper 108019. Died of pneumonia 10/11/1918 aged 22. Royal Engineers. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Lloyd, of Springfield Cottage, Pontllanfraith.
  • Lockwood, T. Possibly: Thomas, Private 6153. Died 11/11/1914 aged 43. Hampshire Regiment. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of William and Harriet Lockwood of Monmouth; husband of Ann Maria Powell (formerly Lockwood) of Foundry Cottages, Blackwood. Served in Somaliland and Jidballi Expeditions
  • Mansfield, Edwin, Private 33310. Died 08/07/1916 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mrs Mansfield of Pentre Farm, Mynyddislwyn. Born Pontllanfraith.
  • McDougall, J. Probably: John, Gunner 617. Died 24/09/1916 aged 35. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Fleur-De-Lis Church Cemetery. Husband of Agnes Janet McDougall of 7, Gellideg Cottages, Main Road, Maesycwmmer.
  • Myles, Charles William Chester, Major. Died 19/10/1918. Royal Army Medical Corps. Awarded Military Cross. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery.
  • Powles, G. Possibly: Lance Corporal 43028. Died 22/08/1918 aged 27. Norfolk Regiment. Buried Beacon Cemetery. Son of Eliza Powles of Norwich; husband of Mrs AA Powles of 112, High Street, Borough, London.
  • Powles, Reginald, Private 36231. Died 25/05/1915. Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Lived in Mynyddislwyn.
  • Preston, John, Private 39480. Died 19/07/1917 aged 36. Welsh Regiment. Son of William and Mary Preston of 10, Glynus Avenue, Argoed; husband of Elizabeth Jane Preston of 25, Bridge Street, Blackwood. Ypres (Menin gate) Memorial.
  • Price, Arthur, Private 13230. Died 07/04/1916. South Wales Borderers. Basra Memorial. Born in Pontllanfraith.
  • Price, Estin, Lance Corporal 9263. Died 24/01/1915 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery. Son of John and Catherine Price of 12, Newbridge Road.
  • Price, Stanley, Private 4/12413. Died 22/09/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Sarigol Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs J Price, of 18 Llanarth Road, Pontllanfraith.
  • Rees, Daniel Richard, Private 25641. Died 09/10/1917 aged 23. Lancashire Fusilires. Son of Benjamin Rees of 2, Chave Terrace, Maes-y-Cwmmer, Hengoed. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Richards, L T, 2nd Lieutenant. Died 04/09/1918 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born in Pontllanfraith. Son of W D and Rachel Richards of 78, The Avenue, Wainfelin, Pontypool. Morval British Cemetery.
  • Richardson, Alec, Private 21559 Died 23/08/1917. South Wales Borderers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Born in Mynyddislwyn.
  • Richardson, J.
  • Roberts, D.
  • Roberts, Edward, Private 267762. Died 26/06/1917 aged 33. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of John and Ann Bowen Roberts of Mynyddislwyn, also of Tycotty, Pontllanfraith.
  • Roberts, Harold Freeman, Private 13132. Died 17/08/1915 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Son of John and Matilda Roberts of School House, Fleur-de-Lys. Helles Memorial.
  • Roberts, S.
  • Rogers, Joseph, Private 48975. Died 27/12/1917. Welsh Regiment 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry). Jerusalem Memorial. Lived in Pontllanfraith.
  • Rogers, W. Possibly: William, Sergeant 8636. Died 12/06/1915 aged 29. Son of Edward H and Louisa Rogers of 22, Granville Square, Newport. Helles Memorial.
  • Saunders, N. Possibly: Nathaniel, Lance Corporal 22473. Died 30/04/1916 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Saunders of Tredegar; husband of Alice Jane Price of 113, New Markham's Crescent, Oakdale, Blackwood.
  • Travers, Robert William, Private 227885. Died 23/04/1917 aged 23. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery. Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Travers.
  • Tucker, H. Possibly: John H, Private 37611. Died 23/10/1917. Gloucestershire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Walding, H T. Possibly: Herbert Thomas, Private T4/311588. Died 25/10/1918. Army Service Corps. Buried Drybrook (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.
  • Walters, David John, Serjeant 23381. Died 27/08/1916 aged 26. South Wales Borderers. Buried Philosophe British Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Walters.
  • Williams, A. Possibly: Alban, Rifleman 1442. Died 08/05/1915. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Williams, Thomas David, Signaller 200354. Died 28/11/1918 aged 23. Royal Garrison Artillery - Heavy Siege Depot Buried Pontllanfraith (New Bethel) Congregational Chapelyard. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Kate Williams of Tynyapa.
 
 

Second World War

  • Blakeman, Albert John, Fusilier 14604359. Died 15/06/1944 aged 28. Royal Welch Fusiliers and No. 6 Commando. Buried Mynyddislwyn (St Tudwr) Churchyard. Son of Tom Edgar and Alice Blakeman; husband of Elizabeth Blakeman.
  • Burrows, Noel, Flight Lieutenant 51119. Died 09/02/1945 aged 29. Royal Air Force. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Thomas and Margaret Burrows; husband of Mary Burrows.
  • Cardwell, Leslie, Corporal PLY/X 1881. Died 14/09/1942 aged 23. Royal Marines. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Husband of Eileen Cardwell.
  • Churcher, Albert, Private 1733180. Died 06/09/1944 aged 35. Army Catering Corps. Buried Imphal War Cemetery. Son of Arthur and Ada Churcher; husband of Mary Churcher of Cwmfelinfach.
  • Daniels, Lemuel George, Able Seaman D/JX 311941. Died 06/04/1942 aged 27. Royal Navy - HMS President. Buried Woodfieldside (Jerusalem) Chapelyard. Son of Henry and Mary Jane Daniels; husband of Mary E. Daniels.
  • Davies, Gwyn, Sergeant 903408. Died 26/11/1940 aged 30. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Woodfieldside (Jerusalem) Chapelyard. Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Davies of Pontllanfraith; husband of Gwyneth Mary Davies, of Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. His parents were bakers. He ran a confectionary business in Burnham-on-Sea before enlisting. Left a son, aged three.
  • Davies, Horace, Gunner 1091189. Died 05/09/1942 aged 20. Royal Artillery. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery. Son of David John and Mary Maria Davies.
  • Davies, John Charles, Leading Aircraftman 1410535. Died 07/11/1944 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Oostende New Communal Cemetery. Son of Idris Charles and Rachel Davies.
  • Evans, Percival Edric, Flight Sergeant 1385774. Died 27/08/1944 aged 29. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Kiel War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Jane Evans of Pontllanfraith. Not named on Pontllanfraith war memorial.
  • Evans, E.
  • Evans, Edward Thomas, Leading Seaman D/JX 138479. Died 19/12/1941 aged 24. Royal Navy - HMS Neptune. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Violet Evans.
  • Evans, Thomas, Private 4074883. Died 05/10/1943 aged 36. South Wales Borderers. Buried Kranji War Cemetery. Son of John and Sarah Evans.
  • Elias, John Stanley, Aircraftman 1st Class 526830. Died 12/09/1942. Royal Air Force. Alamein Memorial. Son of Joseph Walter and Catherine Elias.
  • Harwood, E.
  • Hawkins, F G.
  • Jones. (Initial missing from memorial)
  • Jones, Percy Kenneth, Sergeant Trade 651576. Died 14/09/1942 aged 20. Royal Air Force. Buried Heerenveen (Nieuwehorne) Protestant Cemetery. Son of Percy and Eleanor Jones.
  • Jones, V.
  • Lewis, D E. Possibly: David Elwyn, Captain 214097. Died 30/03/1945 aged 28. Welsh Regiment, attached to South Lancashire Regiment. Rangoon Memorial. Son of the Reverend Evan Lewis and Sarah Ann Lewis; husband of Enid Mabel Lewis of Oakdale, Blackwood. B.A. (University of Wales).
  • Lloyd, William Edward, Sergeant 573455. Died 24/01/1942 aged 20. Royal Air Force. Buried Rangoon War Cemetery. Son of Harry and Ethel May Lloyd.
  • Meredith, E.
  • Osland, William George, Leading Steward D/LX 21500. Died 05/04/1942. Royal Navy - HMS Dorsetshire. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
  • Pearce, W R.
  • Peck, Charles Edward, Seaman LT/JX 255727. Died 18/08/1944 aged 32. Royal Naval Patrol Service - HMS Fratton. Lowestoft Naval Memorial. Son of Charles and Margaret Peck; husband of Olive Peck.
  • Pugh, Raymond, Fusilier 4185323. Died 27/02/1944 aged 40. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Taukkyan War Cemetery. Son of Tom and Kate Pugh; husband of Rose May Pugh.
  • Reed, Clifford Cynon, Corporal 50128. Died 29/05/1940 aged 33. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Dunkirk Memorial. Son of Richard and Mary Ann Reed; husband of Ada Iris Mary Reed.
  • Rees, Percy John, Guardsman 4076380. Died 22/05/1940 aged 24. Welsh Guards. Buried Arras Communal Cemetery. Son of William E and Ellen Rees, of 41, Sir Ivor’s Road, Pontllanfraith. Joined the army before the war. Won several boxing cups in 1939.
  • Rutland, Victor George, Private 5770722. Died 26/05/1940 aged 33. Royal Norfolk Regiment. Buried Mont-Bernanchon Churchyard. Husband of Stella Caroline Rutland.
  • Sewell, Gilbert William, Marine PO/22568. Died 24/05/1941. Royal Marines - HMS Hood.  Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of George and Ethel Sewell.
  • Sibley, Frederick Ray, Private 14652225. Died 15/04/1945 aged 19. Welch Regiment. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery.
  • Thomas, J E.
  • Walters, J.
  • Watkins, Iorwerth Walter, Sergeant 979229. Died 19/12/1940 aged 19. Royal Air Force. Buried Woodfieldside (Jerusalem) Chapelyard. Son of William and Sarah Jane Watkins.
  • Williams, Arthur Norman, Sergeant 909946. Died 28/06/1941 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Becklingen War Cemetery. Son of Morgan and Margaret Ann Williams.
  • Williams, L.
  • Woodley, Morfydd Lilian, Leading Aircraftwoman 2077272. Died 09/12/1943 aged 24. Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Buried Mynyddislwyn (St Tudwr) Churchyard. Daughter of Francis A Woodley and Edith Woodley.