Risca war memorial

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Risca war memorial

This war memorial commemorates the local people who died in the First and Second World Wars. To discover who they were, choose a category below.

The memorial features a small Celtic cross on a tapered column. It stands in a small garden beside Cromwell Road, at the northern end of Risca.

There are no names on the memorial itself. Our lists have been compiled from official records and details given on memorial plaques in local chapels and churches. The plaques include the names of individuals from Cross Keys and Pontymister, and we have therefore included those communities in our lists for Risca war memorial.

We are grateful to Steve Veysey for allowing us to draw on his detailed research on Risca’s First World War dead. You can read more about them at his website here.

Among the FWW casualties from Risca was Margaret Hannah Davies. She was a cook with Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps and died in February 1919.

With thanks to Steve Veysey, Shaun McGuire, Byron Jones and Steven John

Postcode: NP11 6YS

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Risca FWW

  • Alder, Philip, Serjeant 12501. Died 22/08/1915. South Wales Borderers. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.
  • Allen, Windsor Thistle, Private 235161. Died 03/0/1917 aged 20. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Buried Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery. Son of James and Bessie Allen of 17 Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Andrews, Frederick John, Gunner 156885. Died 27/06/1918 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Pernes British Cemetery. Son of John and Annie Andrews.
  • Andrews, John, Private S/359752. Died 22/12/1917 aged 32. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Andrews of Bellvue, Cromwell Road.
  • Atkinson, Alfred, Private 1413. Died 19/06/1915 aged 39. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Son of William Atkinson; husband of Mrs. Lewis of 2, Lower Wyndham Terrace. Served in the North West Frontier and South African Campaigns.
  • Attwell, Will, Private 78040. Died 07/07/1916 aged 29. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Gordon Dump Cemetery. Husband of Cissie Attwell of Wharf Cottage, Undy, Magor.
  • Baker, G E, Bombardier 13175. Died 22/12/1918 aged 36. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Thomas Baker of 3 Station Road.
  • Baker, Trevor, Lance Corporal 7090. Died 21/10/1914 aged 40. South Wales Borderers. Buried Perth Cemetery. Son of John Baker of 70 Glanlay Street, Penrhiwceiber.
  • Banfield, James, Signaller Z/4591. Died 05/07/1918 aged 19. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – HMS Viking. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery. Son of Shadrach and Mary Banfield of Machen. Also commemorated on Machen war memorial.
  • Barker, Arthur James, Driver 357020. Died 30/09/1918. Royal Engineers. Buried Anneux British Cemetery.
  • Bateman, Jervis, Private 39461. Died 27/01/1917 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Samuel and Mary Bateman of Church Street.
  • Blewitt, Frank, Private 1905. Died 22/07/1916. Monmouthshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Booth, Lyndon John, Able Seaman Wales Z/2413. Died 13/11/1916 aged 22. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Thiepval Memorial. Son of John and Elizabeth Booth of 6, Sarn Place, also of Exchange Hotel, Risca.
  • Booth, John, Corporal 338. Died 03/09/1917. Welsh Guards. Buried Canada Farm Cemetery.
  • Bressington, Alfred William, Driver 13908. Died 03/10/1916. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Grove Town Cemetery.
  • Brice, George Albert, Private 36070. Died 25/05/1915 aged 31. Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Richard Brice of Lydney; husband of Susannah Brice of 17, Hill Street, Pontymister.
  • Bridge, William Charles, Private 57781. Died 06/10/1918 aged 18. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried La Kreule Military Cemetery. Son of Charles and Elizabeth Ann Bridge of 37, Railway Street.
  • Brown, Albert, Private 19995. Died 23/10/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
  • Brown, Oliver, Lance Corporal 15063. Died 20/11/1917 aged 24. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Villers-Plouich Communal Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Emily Leonard.
  • Bryant, George Charles, Private 3454. Died 28/01/1917 aged 21. Monmouthshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Frank and Hannah Bryant of 16, Raglan Street.
  • Buckley, John Arthur, Corporal PLY/782(S). Died 27/03/1918. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Arras Memorial. Son of Sarah M. Evans and John Evans (stepfather) of 2, Cupolo Cottages.
  • Budding, William John, Private 58421. Died 26/04/1918 aged 33. Prince of Wales’ Own. Buried Gonnehem British Cemetery.  Son of Henry and Elizabeth Budding of Cardiff; husband of Ruth Budding of 67, Richard's Terrace, Roath, Cardiff.
  • Budgett, William George, Private 3/13455. Died 18/03/1917 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery. Son of Albert and Susan Budgett.
  • Butler, T J, Lance Corporal 21776. Died 23/04/1917 aged 20. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Gaza War Cemetery. Son of James and Mary Butler of 27, Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Caddy, J, Private 12797. Died 23/07/1917 aged 40. Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Caddy; husband of Elizabeth Caddy of 95, Newport Road, Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Cawley, Fred, Second Lieutenant. 13/10/1918 aged 20. Royal Air Force. Buried Marshfield (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of Alfred and Agnes Cawley of Cae Garw, St. Mellons, Cardiff.
  • Carpenter, William, Private 93548. Died 08/10/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Carpenter of 39, Tredegar Street, Cross Keys, Newport.
  • Chadwick, William George, Sergeant 58099. Died 07/11/1918 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of Mary Grey of Bryn Afon, Dan-y-Graig Road. Was a Physical Training Gym Instructor at Kinmel Park, Lowestoft and Yarmouth before going to France in May 1918. Mary Grey’s younger son, James Grey, lost his right arm while serving with the Chesthire Regiment.
  • Chissold, Cyril James, Private 91016. Died 31/08/1918 aged 20. King’s Liverpool Regiment. Buried Quebec Cemetery. Son of Albert and Gertrude Chissold of 17, Bridge Street.
  • Clothier, Isaac, Driver 74747. Died 04/11/1915 aged 18. Royal Horse Artillery. Buried Divisional Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Ellen Clothier of 1, The Jump, Blaenavon; husband of Mrs Morrant of 29, Mill Street, Pontymister.
  • Cockell, John Grant, Gunner 191089. Died 22/01/1918 aged 23. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried H.A.C. Cemetery. Son of James and Mary Abraham Cockell of 53, Commercial Street, Pontymister.
  • Coles, William John, Private 17187. Died 03/10/1915 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Of Moriah Cottage, Risca.
  • Cook, A John, Serjeant 13091. Died 06/04/1916 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Basra Memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cook of 9, William Street, Cwmfelinfach.
  • Cooper, Wilfred, Private 25718. Died 07/06/1917 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Daniel and Mary Jane Cooper of The Exchange Inn.
  • Coulson, Andrew Lewis, Lance Corporal 6578. Died 24/11/1914. Gloucestershire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Cunnick, WH, Corporal 15549. Died 24/08/1916. King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 5th Bn. Thiepval Memorial. Lived with his wife at 4 Tredegar Street, Cross Keys.
  • Daniel, Noel Thomas, Gunner 201619. Died 25/04/1918 aged 24. Royal Field Artillery. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of George Alfred and Jane Daniel of Peu-y-dre, Rogerstone.
  • Daniels, W John, Private 131162. Died 02/11/1918 aged 18. Machine Gun Corps. Buried St. Sever Cemetery.  Adopted son of Elizabeth Jones of Tyn-y-Pwll Farm.
  • Darby, Charles Richard, Corporal 16932. Died 06/01/1919. Royal Defence Corps. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Dart, David, Private 26491. Died 29/10/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Abercarn Cemetery.
  • Dart, W E, Private 14280. Died 03/10/1919 aged 36. South Wales Borderers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of James Dart; husband of GM Harris of 10, Station Road.
  • Davies, Arthur George, Private 1724. Died 06/12/1914 aged 18. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ploegsteert Memorial.
  • Davies, Brinley, Private 15976. Died 24/07/1918 aged 29. Scots Guards. Buried Berles New Military Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Hannah Davies, of 8, Newport Road, Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Davies, Ivor, Private 9414. Died 29/05/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Davies of Great Street, Dials Farm, Cwmbran.
  • Davies , John Emlyn, Telegraphist, J/42615. Died 25/05/1918 aged 18. Royal Navy - HMS Victory. Buried Abercarn Cemetery. Son of John and Annie Davies of 99, King's Road, Canton, Cardiff. Born at Newbridge.
  • Davies, Margaret Hannah, Cook 14858. Died 13/02/1919. Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Davies, Oswald, Private 11900. Died 08/08/1915 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial. Son of William Davies. Of Railway Tavern, Risca.
  • Davis, Albert Reginald, Gunner 745347. Died 21/02/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
  • Dawe, Arthur Henry, Private 15201. Died 10/11/1914 aged 28. Grenadier Guards. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Dawe of 5, North Road, Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Dobson, William, Private 22122. Died of wounds in Cambridge on 17/05/1916 aged 21. South Wales Borderers Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Dobson of 30, Park Place, Pontymister.
  • Dollery, Frank, Private 36403. Died 29/04/1918. Wiltshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Donovan, Michael, Private 19155. Died 11/06/1915. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Le Touret Memorial. Brother of Mrs Hunt, Penygraig, Risca.
  • Downes, A E, 2nd Corporal 502466. Died 24/04/1917 aged 29. Canadian Engineers. Buried Villers Station Cemetery. Son of J. Downes; husband of Bertha Downes of 2760, Retallock Street, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Downes, Charles Arthur, Lance Corporal. Died 18498. South Wales Borderers. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Edgar Downs of Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Edwards, Arthur, Lance Corporal 55403. Died 28/05/1918 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Soissons Memorial. Son of William and Maria Edwards of 29, Park Street, Cross Keys.
  • Ellis, Fred, Private 1712. Died 30/09/1915 aged 19. Gloucestershire Regiment 1st Bn. Chocques Military Cemetery. Son of William and Eliza Ellis, of 80, Commercial St., Pontymister.
  • Evans, William Jones, Captain. Died 13/09/1917. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Relatives lived at Glenside, Cross Keys. He was engaged to Mabel Russell Benson.
  • Evans, Stanley, Lance Corporal 25554. Died 01/07/1916. South Wales Borderers. Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery.
  • Everson, Edwin, Private 60295. Died 18/10/1917. Welsh Regiment. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Gardner, Albert, Private 94240. Died 29/10/1918 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Forest Communal Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Catherine Gardner, of 25, Wells House Road, Willesden, London. Native of Risca.
  • Gibbs, Charles, Private 406608. Died 20/09/1917 aged 28. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of James and Clara Gibbs of Australia; husband of Ethel Gibbs of 1 Gelli Cottages.
  • Giles, Ralph, Corporal 12/1637. Died 08/08/1915 aged 44. Auckland Regiment, NZEF Chunuk Bair (New Zealand) Memorial. Son of George Charles and Ann Giles of Manor House.
  • Gill, Reginald Arthur, Private PLY/732(S). Died 11/11/1918. Royal Marine Light Infantry. Buried Niederzwehren Cemetery.
  • Godden, Joe Ewart, Private 30939. Died 23/03/1918 aged 19. East Lancashire Regiment. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Joseph and Mary Godden of 1, George Street, Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Green, William John, Private 58285. Died 22/10/1918 aged 20. Welsh Regiment. Buried Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery. Son of Charles Green of 22, Bright Street, Cross Keys, Newport.
  • Greenslade, John, Private 226418. Died 27/08/1918. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery.
  • Griffith, John.
  • Hall, Thomas James, Lance Bombardier 4723. Died 21/03/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Arras Memorial.
  • Hancock, Hubert Bertram, Private 21892. Died 04/06/1917 aged 32. South Wales Borderers. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of Hubert and Sabine Hancock.
  • Hann, Frank, Lance Corporal 290840. Died 26/09/1918. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Roisel Communal Cemetery.
  • Hard, William John, Private 12895. Died 25/07/1916. South Wales Borderers. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Harper, William Hugh, Sergeant 113367. Died 22/09/1916 aged 21. Royal Engineers. Buried Lonsdale Cemetery. Son of William Nand Florence Harper of Turica, Ayr, St Ives, Cornwall.
  • Harris, Thomas, Corporal 14225. Died of wounds 27/03/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Husband of Mrs Harris of 21 Navigation Road.
  • Hart, Ernest, Driver 772164. Died 27/09/1917. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Roclincourt Military Cemetery.
  • Hartshorn, Arthur William, Lieutenant. Died 09/01/1918 aged 27. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Theophilus and Ellen Hartshorn of Cross Keys.
  • Hatherall, Henry John, Private 22343. Died 07/07/1916 aged 43. South Wales Borderers. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Ann Hatherall of Rogerstone; husband of Catherine Jane Hatherall of 5, Exchange Road.
  • Hatton, William. Gunner 220321. Died 05/05/1917 aged24. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of William and Catherine Hatton of 27, William Street, Cwmfelinfach.
  • Hawkins, W I, Private 4618. Died 26/07/1918 aged 33. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Royallieu French National Cemetery. Son of Abigail and Hannah Hawkins of Watts Ville; husband of Bethia Hawkins of 35, Islwyn Road, Watts Ville, Cross Keys.
  • Haynes, H. G, Private 31502. Died 13/09/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Hemmings, Frank, Sergeant 21883. Died 02/12/1916 aged 56. South Wales Borderers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Hemmings; husband of Emily Hemmings, 12 St Mary Street.
  • Heron, Albert Ernest, Private 6475. Died 21/03/1918. Connaught Rangers. Pozieres Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs John Heron of 27 Cobden Street, Cross Keys.
  • Hiley, Anthony, Lance Corporal 2111, Died 27/05/1915. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Niederzwehren Cemetery.
  • Hoddell, Leonard, Pioneer 226424. Died 13/02/1917 aged 42. Royal Engineers. Buried Bordon Military Cemetery. Son of George and Martha Hoddell.
  • Holloway, Eli, Private 31846. Died 24/08/1918. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery. Son of Mr. E. Holloway of 9, Wyndham Terrace, Pontymister.
  • Holtham, Thomas George, Gunner 19795. Died 18/04/1917 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Sucrerie Cemetery. Son of Edward and Naomi Holtham of 35, Garden Suburbs, Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Hopkins, Alfred, Private 58303. Died 08/10/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Guizancourt Farm Cemetery. Husband of Mrs W Hopkins of 2, Coronation Place, Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Hopkins, Ira, Private 307498. Died 21/03/1918. Lancashire Fusiliers. Pozieres Memorial.
  • Howells, Frederick, Private 13042. Died 31/10/1914. South Wales Borderers. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Ivin, Ivor John, Private DM2/195223. Died 20/10/1917. Army Service Corps. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • James, Arthur Leslie, Private PS/9442. Died 16/11/1916. Royal Fusiliers.
  • James, Godfrey George, Serjeant 21362. Died 04/01/1917 aged 41. South Wales Borderers. Buried Bollezeele Communal Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Mary James of Risca; husband of Mrs PL James of 7 Brynawel Terrace, Aberbeeg.
  • James, Jarvis, Private 13324. Died 26/04/1915 aged 42. South Wales Borderers 2nd Bn. Helles Memorial. Son of Jarvis and Elizabeth James; husband of the late Sarah Ann James. Lived at 20 Raglan Street.
  • James, Noah, Lance Corporal 13768. Died 27/06/1915 aged 17. South Wales Borderers. Buried Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. Son of James James of 8 Tymelin Terrace, Rogerstone, Newport.
  • James, Sam, Company Sergeant Major 21550. Died 18/06/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried St. Sever Cemetery. Of 10 Navigation Road. Left a wife and children.
  • James, Thomas, Private 13650. Died 21/05/1915. Canadian Infantry. Vimy Memorial.
  • James, T W, Driver 190765. Died 04/11/1918 aged 19. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Ruesnes Communal Cemetery. Son of Robert George and Margaret James of 10, Bright Street, Cross Keys.
  • Jay, James.                        
  • Jayne, Frederick George, Acting Serjeant 4438. Died 11/08/1915 aged 33. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs F Jayne of Crumlin, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli; husband of Sarah Jayne of 7 Birdin Terrace, Felinfoel, Carmarthen. Moved to Llanelli to work as a steel moulder. His parents followed him there. He was wounded during the Gallipoli landings in Turkey and died on a hospital ship, from which he was buried at sea. Brother of Walter, below.
  • Jayne, Walter Harvard Joseph, Lance Corporal 46589. Died 21/03/1918 aged 24. Leicestershire Regiment. Arras Memorial. Son of Fred and Sarah Alm Jayne of Crumlin, Coleshill Terrace, Llanelli.
  • Jelf, Archibald, Private 11155. Died 25/09/1915 aged 26. Gordon Highlanders. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Walter and Selina Eliza Jelf of Scarifour, Hasfield, Gloucester.
  • Jenkins, Albert, Private 21942. Died 15/06/1918 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Buried Englebelmer Communal Cemetery. Son of Alexander and Elizabeth Jenkins of 3, Llanarth Square, Pontymister.
  • Jenkins, Aneurin, Lance Corporal 2519. Died 13/05/1915. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Boulonge Eastern Cemetery.
  • Jenkins, Edwin Willard, Private 38587. Died 20/09/1917. Gloucestershire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Johnson, George James, Lance Corporal 18829. Died 16/01/1916 aged 25. Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. Son of James and Isabella Johnson of 12, Salisbury Street, Cross Keys.
  • Johnson, William Howard, Private M/287424. Died 04/11/1918 aged 26. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Dar Es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery. Son of Mr WE and Mrs EH Johnson of 76, St. Mary Street.
  • Jones, Alfred, Lance Corporal 30352. Died 31/01/1918 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Buried Guards' Cemetery. Son of David and Margaret Jones of 15, Darran Road.
  • Jones, Arthur Theophilus Sumpton, Second Engineer. Died 11/06/1918 aged 50. Mercantile Marine - SS Lorle (West Hartlepool). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John Henry Sumpton Jones and Eliza Ann Jones; husband of Elizabeth Annie Lillie Jones of Craganour, St Mary Street.
  • Jones, Cobden.               
  • Jones, Edgar, Private 93865. Died 08/10/1918. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Bois-Des-Angles British Cemetery.
  • Jones, Evan Lloyd, Private 91695. Died 04/10/1918 aged 19. Durham Light Infantry. Buried Worms (Hochheim Hill) Cemetery, Germany. Son of John Lloyd Jones and Jane Jones of Ossian House, Eben's Lane, Cardigan. Formerly with Pembroke Yeomanry. Evan was taken prisoner when the Germans recaptured lost ground at Somme, France, in spring 1918. He died in a prisoner of war camp.
  • Jones, Fred, Private 2366. Died 08/05/1915 aged 21. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of William and Matilda Jones of 9, Wyndham Terrace, Pontymister.
  • Jones, Frederico Saldanha, 6th Engineer. Died 01/03/1917 aged 22. Mercantile Marine - SS Drina (Belfast). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Kathleen Hughes of 7, Gelli Crescent. Born at Rio-de-Janeiro.
  • Jones, Herbert Owen, Assistant Paymaster. Died 08/08/1915. Royal Naval Reserve - HMS India. Buried Narvik Old Cemetery.
  • Jones, John, Driver 305. Died 12/08/1915. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Jones, Ralph Edwin, Serjeant 17455. Died 30/05/1918 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Soissons Memorial. Son of William and Helen Rosina Jones of 77, Commercial Road.
  • Jones, William James, Private 33260. Died 28/01/1917 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Buried AIF Burial Ground. Son of Warren and Emily Jones of 20, Navigation Road.
  • Kear, Arthur William, Private 21931. Died 08/06/1917 aged 39. South Wales Borderers. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of Richard and Mary Kear of Monmouth.
  • Kear, Herbert Stanley, Private 22112. Died 16/10/1917. South Wales Borderers. Buried Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard. Son of Frank and EA Kear of 29, Llanarth Street, Wattsville, Newport. Native of Oldcroft, Lydney.
  • Kennard, Bertram Henry, Lance Corporal 10292. Died 11/08/1918 aged 22. Machine Gun Corps.  Vis-En-Artois Memorial. Son of Henry and Annie Kennard of Market Square, Bromyard, Worcester.
  • Kenvin, Thomas, Private 11690. Died 10/08/1915 aged 50. York and Lancaster Regiment. Helles Memorial. Son of Isaac and Hannah Kenvin of Glanravon House, Sirhowy, Tredegar; husband of Rhoda Kenvin.
  • King, Albert, Private 12826. Died 26/10/1914 aged 29. Grenadier Guards. Buried Zantvoorde British Cemetery. Son of Hezekiah King; husband of Mildred Eva Emery of 10, Priory Street.
  • King, Herbert Parry, Private 58333. Died 18/09/1918. Welsh Regiment 13th Bn. Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Family lived at 50 Gladstone Street, Cross Keys.
  • Kirkpatrick, Samuel, Private 9017. Died 26/09/1914. Welsh Regiment. La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial.
  • Knight, Bert, Private 21924. Died 13/07/1916 aged 18. South Wales Borderers. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery. Son of John and Ann Knight of 17, Malvern Terrace.
  • Knight, James, Private 307499. Died 02/09/1918. Lancashire Fusiliers. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
  • Leonard, Frederick Wellington, Gunner 84157. Died 26/04/1917 aged 26. Canadian Field Artillery. Buried Ecoivres Military Cemetery. Son of John and Eleanor Leonard of of 25 Bright Street, Cross Keys.
  • Lewis, Abner John. Gunner, W/2718. Died of pneumonia in hospital in France on 22/05/1918 aged 25. Royal Field Artillery Y34th Trench Mortar Bty. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Lewis, of Cross Keys. Husband of Alice Maud Lewis, of 41 High Street, Cross Keys, with whom he had a child.
  • Lewis, David, Pioneer 226431. Died 01/11/1917. Royal Engineers. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
  • Lewis, Sidney Ralph, Lance Corporal 21966. Died of pneumonia 01/11/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Pont-de-Nieppe Communal Cemetery. Of 90 Grove Road.
  • Light, Albert Thomas, Private 20107. Died 05/04/1917 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery. Son of George and Alice Light of Kenilworth, Rogerstone; husband of Edith May Light of 39, Islwyn Road, Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Llewelyn, Samuel, Lance Bombardier 741112. Died 13/04/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Tyne Cot Memorial.
  • Lott, William Rees, Private M/348530. Died 14/10/1918 aged 20. Army Service Corps. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Annie Lott of 23, Mount Pleasant Terrace, Pontywaun, Cross Keys.
  • Maggs,Henry James, Private 9180. Died 22/08/1916 aged 37. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried St. Sever Cemetery. Son of Henry James and Alice Maggs of 53, Eugene Street, St. James, Bristol. Native of Pontywain.
  • Mayberry Courtney, Private 11847. Died on a hospital ship at Gallipoli on 26/09/1915. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial. Son of William Mayberry of 107, Commercial Street, Pontymister; husband of Elizabeth Jane Mayberry.
  • McGregor, Charles, Bombardier 13598. Died 03/08/1917. Royal Field Artillery. Awarded Military Medal.  Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery.
  • Mellish, Albert, Private 245088. Died 26/10/1917 aged 22. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Buried Cement House Cemetery. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Mellish of Dan-y-Graig.
  • Moore, William John, Lance Corporal 23213. Died 07/07/1916. Welsh Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs W Moore, 13 Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Morgan, Alfred, Lance Corporal 31166. Died in military hospital, Liverpool, on 01/01/1916 aged 32. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of James and Sarah Jane Morgan of 12, Wesley Place.
  • Morgan, Charles, Private 10675. Died 23/05/1915 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Mrs Maria Morgan of 3, Railway Street.
  • Morgan, James Arthur, Gunner 740184. Died 30/12/1917 aged 34. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Ramleh War Cemetery. Son of Mr M and Mrs EE Morgan of 19, Clyde Street, Pontymister.
  • Morgan, John George, Rifleman 204978. Died 25/10/1918 aged 30. Rifle Brigade. Buried Struma Military Cemetery. Native of Cwmcarn, Cross Keys. Husband of Mary Jane Morgan of The Bunch, Ochrwyth, Pontymister.
  • Morgan, William R, Private 20859. Died 03/04/1916 aged 37. South Wales Borderers. Buried Guards Cemetery. Son of Herbert Morgan of Blaina; husband of Lemyra Morgan of 22, Coalbrookvale, Nantyglo.
  • Morris, James, Private 19046. Died 22/06/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery. Of Penyrheos, Risca.
  • Morris, Edgar, Private 44840. Died 08/09/1916 aged 30. Welsh Regiment.  Buried London Cemetery. Brother of Mrs MJ Winstoul of 17 Isaf Road, Pontymister.
  • Morris, Richard, Serjeant 22276. Died 01/08/1917. South Wales Borderers. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
  • Moseley, M, Private 4/13109. Died 05/04/1916 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Amara War Cemetery. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. M. A. Moseley of 30, Bernard Street, Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Murray, Phillip, Private 13117. Died 10/04/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Amara War Cemetery.
  • Nicholas, Trevor, Private 9962. Died 30/06/1916. Royal Army Medical Corps.  Buried Risca Old Cemetery (Church Ground).
  • Ogborne, William Charles, Gunner 13250. Died 04/12/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Onions, Wilfred, Second Lieutenant. Died 25/04/1915 aged 26. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Alfred and Sarah Onions of Melrose, Tredegar.
  • Orman, Reuben, Serjeant 9311. Died 31/10/1914 aged 26. South Wales Borderers 1st Bn. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Simon Orman of 21 Gladstone Street, Cross Keys. Brother Zephaniah, below.
  • Orman, Zephaniah, Private 13052. Died 14/10/1914 aged 22. Middlesex Regiment. Buried Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery. Son of Simon Orman of 21, Gladstone Street, Cross Keys. Brother of 9311 Serjeant R Orman.
  • Owen, Alexander Prosser, Lance Corporal 20854. Died 10/10/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery.
  • Owen, Jonathan, Private 10329. Died 25/03/1915 aged 37. Grenadier Guards. Buried Risca Old Cemetery (Church Ground). Son of John and Eliza Owen; husband of Sophia Owen of 28, Bramber Road, West Kensington, London.
  • Parkins, WL.                      
  • Parsons, George, Sergeant 20727. Died 19/02/1919. South Wales Borderers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Pearce, Edward, Private 25077. Died 13/08/1915 aged 46. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Husband of Sarah Jane Pearce  of 12, Maryland Road, Pontymister.
  • Pearson, Sydney, Private 17183. Died 09/04/1918. South Wales Borderers. Ploegsteert Memorial.
  • Perrow, William Wallis, Private 32734. Died 28/10/1917 aged 21. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of William and Euphemia Agnes Perrow of Cross Keys. Previously served 3 years in 3rd Dragoon Guards. Also wounded at Hooge, June, 1915.
  • Phillips, Griff, Private 29494. Died 27/05/1918 aged 18. Border Regiment. Soissons Memorial. Son of David and Mary Ann Phillips of 5 Mount Pleasant Road.
  • Phillips, Godfrey Rees, Private 53224. Died 12/04/1918 aged 19. Cheshire Regiment. Ploegsteert Memorial. Son of John and Elizabeth Phillips of 2 Station Place.
  • Pigrum, Arthur Ernest, Drummer 2896. Died 23/03/1916 aged 18. Gloucestershire Regiment.  Buried Sucrerie Military Cemetery. Son of Mr HF and Mrs EB Pigrum of 37 Trafalgar Street, Pontymister. Native of Bristol.
  • Poole, Frank W Trewarvas, Driver 19723. Died 08/08/1915 aged 19. Royal Field Artillery 147th Bde. Ammunition Col. Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey. Son of Frank and Mary Hannah Poole, of 12 High St., Cross Keys.
  • Potter, Albert, Acting Lance Corporal P/13536. Died 28/10/1918. Corps of Military Police. Buried Gellygaer (St. Cattwg) Churchyard. Son of Joseph Henry and Lily E Potter of 15, Hanbury Road, Pengam.
  • Powell, Charles, Gunner 740158. Died 23/07/1918 aged 23. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Bagneux British Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Powell of 10, Wyndham Terrace, Pontymister.
  • Powell, Percy, Serjeant 26255. Died 25/11/1917 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Cambrai Memorial. Son of William and Sarah Powell of 52, Selwyn Road, Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Pritchard, Clarence Henry, Private 60315. Died 23/03/1918 aged 20. Welsh Regiment. Arras Memorial. Son of Henry and Rose Pritchard of 62, Park Place.
  • Prothero, William James, Private 48617. Died 28/05/1918 aged 18. Lancashire Fusiliers. Soissons Memorial. Son of William Richard and Ada Prothero of 10, Wellspring Terrace, Pontymister.
  • Prout, Charles, George, Sergeant 12489. Died 31/07/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery. Husband of Fanny Prout, of Risca.
  • Pugh, David John, Private 11805. Died 08/08/1915. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial.
  • Rallison, B, Corporal 4724. Died 23/06/1916 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of Colour Sergeant Edward Rallison and Emily Rallison of 9, Commercial Street.
  • Rallison, Victor Edward, Second Lieutenant. Died 07/04/1917. Manchester Regiment. Buried London Cemetery.
  • Rawlings, Arthur John, Private 91869. Died 16/04/1918 aged 29. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Arras Memorial. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Rawlings of 57, High Street, Cross Keys; husband of Winifred Clara Rawlings of 8, High Street, Cross Keys.
  • Richards, Garfield, Private 23359. Died 21/09/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery.
  • Richards, George, Driver 19999. Died 27/05/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Hagle Dump Cemetery.
  • Roberts                , William Henry.                              
  • Robathan, Douglas Parker, Captain, Died 10/08/1915 aged 27. Welsh Regiment. Helles Memorial. Son of George and Francis Robathan. Was a mining student before the war, living in a house called Summerlands and later at Ovid House.
  • Robbins, Herbert George, Gunner 19571. Died 27/10/1918 aged 25. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery. Son of George and Annie Robbins of Bristol.
  • Robbins, William George, Private 9389. Died 20/09/1914 aged 29. Welsh Regiment. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial. Son of William and Esther Robbins of 1, Coronation Street, Pontymister.
  • Robinson, Fred.                 
  • Rose, John, Stoker 1st Class SS114968. Died 02/04/1918 aged 24. Royal Navy - HMS Vivid. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of James and Elizabeth Rose of 36, Bright Street, Cross Keys.
  • Rowlands, David Francis, Gunner 740919. Died 16/10/1917 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Locre Hospice Cemetery.  Son of John and Rose Rowlands of 28, Newport Road, Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Sage, William James, Private 245269. Died 30/11/1917 aged 23. Monmouthshire Regiment. Cambrai Memorial. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Sage of 52, Twyncarn Road, Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Salathiel, Ewart Gladstone, Second Lieutenant. Died 17/07/1916 aged 27. South Wales Borderers. Buried Rogerstone (Bethesda) Baptist Chapelyard. Son of Philip and Justina Salathiel.
  • Savage, Thomas, Private 14025. Died 21/03/1918 aged 21. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Arras Memorial. Husband of N. Savage of 35 Tredegar Street, Newtown, Cross Keys.
  • Sheehan, Daniel, Corporal 74622. Died 13/11/1918 aged 23. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Premont British Cemetery. Son of Daniel and Emily Sheehan of 26, Bright Street, Cross Keys. Born at Scarborough.
  • Shore, Joseph, Private 22573. Died 25/05/1915. Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Sibley, John David, Driver 20008. Died 01/08/1917. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
  • Smith, Ernest William, Private 200768. Died 22/10/1917. Cheshire Regiment. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Smith of 42, Irvine Street, Edge Hill, Liverpool.
  • Smith, William H, Private 6481. Died 01/05/1918 aged 25. Royal Army Medical Corps. Buried Nine Elms British Cemetery. Son of Alexander and Catherine Smith of Greenock.
  • Stacey, Exton James, Private 19648. Died 02/05/1916 aged 34. South Wales Borderers. Buried Ecoivres Military Cemetery. Son of John and Sarah Ann Stacey of 7, Beechwood Avenue, Wattsville. Native of Abercarn.
  • Stephens, John, Private 13221. Died 15/02/1917. South Wales Borderers. Awarded Military Medal.
  • Stephens, Richard Evan, Gunner 97035. Died 07/03/1916 aged 20. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Son of George and Mary Stephens of Cross Keys. Native of Cross Keys.
  • Stevens, Tom Alban, Private 30312. Died 05/10/1917 aged 20. South Wales Borderers. Buried Bleuet Farm Cemetery. Son of Arthur John and Emily Stevens of 38, Grove Road.
  • Stroud William, Died 18/12/1918. Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • Stroud, William John, Drummer 1312. Died 09/12/1916. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried St. Sever Cemetery.  Son of RSM William and Keren Stroud of 14, Feeder Row, Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Taylor, John William, Lieutenant. Died 12/03/1915 aged 37. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery. Husband of Ethel Hester Taylor of Risca House, Cross Keys.
  • Thomas                , DG.                                    
  • Thomas, Evan, Private 713. Died 10/09/1916. Welsh Guards. Thiepval Memorial.
  • Thomas, George David, Private 58458. Died 20/10/1918 aged 19. Welsh Regiment. Awarded Military Medal. Buried Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery. Eldest son of Evan and Mary Thomas of Nantymoel.
  • Thomas, William, Private 265422. Died 15/11/1917. Welsh Regiment. Buried White House Cemetery.
  • Thomas, William George, Private 21988. Died 02/07/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Loos British Cemetery.
  • Trezise, Ernest, Corporal 240702. Died 26/03/1917 aged 27. Welsh Regiment. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Trezise; husband of Bessie Trezise of 4, Carlton Place, Cross Keys.
  • Tudor, Douglas, Rifleman 3343. Died 15/10/1915 aged 23. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Sailly-Labourse Communal Cemetery. Son of Lloyd and Eleanor Tudor of 36, Garden Suburb, Pontywaen, Cross Keys.
  • Tutton, Harry, Driver 21974. Died of influenza in India on 11/10/1918 aged 29. Royal Engineers. Buried Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery. Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Tutton of 3, Dixon Place, Moriah Hill.
  • Tyler, Victor, Gunner 13200. Died 13/09/1916. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Delville Wood Cemetery.
  • Venn, William George, Serjeant 53715. Died 06/02/1920 aged 26. Welsh Regiment. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of George and Sarah Venn; husband of Ethel May Venn of Glen View, 4, Cobden Place, Cross Keys. Born at Abertillery.
  • Walker, Edward James, Company Quartermaster Sergeant 1608. Died of pneumonia 04/03/1917 aged 27. Australian Pioneers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Edward and Lily Walker; husband of DF Walker of Kalimna, Bayswater Road, Wantirna, Victoria, Australia. Born at Northcote, Victoria. His uncle and aunt lived in Risca. He received a visit from his aunt at Fargo Military Hospital, Salisbury Plain, a few days before he died.
  • Wallace, Joseph, Lance Corporal 17527. Died 10/11/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery.
  • Watkins, Herbert, Private 12473. Died 09/08/1915. South Wales Borderers aged 24. Buried Azmak Cemetery. Family lived at 45 Star Cottage.
  • Watts, Herbert, Driver 740695. Died 27/08/1918. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery.
  • Watts, Percy, Private 11827. Died 25/07/1915. South Wales Borderers. Buried Pink Farm Cemetery.
  • Welch, Ernest, Corporal 2115. Died 13/05/1915 aged 25. Monmouthshire. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Frederick and Clara Welch of II, Newport Street, Pontymister.
  • West, William James, Private 48217. Died 07/07/1916 aged 31. Royal Army Medical Corps. Thiepval Memorial. Son of David West of 1, Twyn Carn Terrace, Cwmcarn; husband of Melinda West of 20, George Street, Cwmcarn.
  • Wheeler, Bert, Private 23134. Died 03/04/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Guards Cemetery.
  • White, Edward, Private 3713. Died 02/12/1917 aged 32. Welsh Guards. Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery. Husband of Catherine Gertrude Jones of 13, Station Road, Pontymister. Native of Tetbury.
  • Wigmore, Harold, Private 17117. Died 13/08/1917 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs SA Wigmore of 26, Grove Place, Griffiths Town, Newport.
  • Wilcox, Raymond.                             
  • Wilde, Rex, Private 33173. Died of wounds 27/08/1918. South Wales Borderers. Buried Arneke British Cemetery. Son of Mrs MA Wilde, of 21, Commercial Street, Pontymister.
  • Williams, Albert Stanley, Gunner 740752. Died of wounds in Le Treport Hospital on 22/11/1918 aged 22. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Mont Huon Military Cemetery.  Son of Mr and Mrs William Williams of 1 Sarn Place.
  • Williams, George Stephen, Driver 19834. Died 20/09/1915 aged 22. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery. Son of George and Mary Williams of Twyn College, Newbridge. Also named on Newbridge war memorial.
  • Williams, James, Private 7966. Died 30/05/1915. Welsh Regiment. Buried Boulogne Military Cemetery.
  • Williams, Oswald Morgan, Second Lieutenant. Died 09/04/1916 aged 21. Welsh Regiment. Loos Memorial. Son of Edwin and Mary Williams of School House. Captain and Senior Prefect, Llandovery College (1910-12). Scholar and Prizeman of St. John's College, Oxford (1912-14), First Class Honours Moderations in Mathematics, 1913.
  • Winstone, William James, Private PS/9961. Died 14/10/1917 aged 20. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Ann Winstone of 15, Dan-y-Craig Cottages.
 
 

Risca SWW

  • Bailey, George Henry, Leading Aircraftman 973033. Died 06/01/1942. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Matthew and Annie Bailey of Cross Keys.
  • Bateman, Edith Mary, Sister 257776. Died 12/02/1944 aged 41. Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Brookwood Memorial. Daughter of Lewis and Margaret Bateman.
  • Betty, Douglas, Guardsman 2738908. Died 04/08/1944 aged 19. Welsh Guards. Buried Bayeux War Cemetery. Son of William and Eliza Betty of Cross Keys.
  • Blandford, Ernest Alfred, Lance Bombardier 14248182. Died 06/05/1944 aged 28. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of James and Minnie Blandford of Wattsville; husband of Edith Irene Blandford of Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Booth, Albert John, Stoker 1st Class C/KX 94335. Died 09/04/1942 aged 22. Royal Navy - HMS Hollyhock. Chatham Naval Memorial. Son of Albert Edward and Gladys May Booth.
  • Bowden, Donald William, Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 81337. Died 08/06/1940 aged 30. Royal Navy - HMS Glorious. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Stephen John and Harriet Eliza Anna Bowden; husband of Gladys Bowden of Cross Keys.
  • Burgoyne, William Gordon, Private 4995990. Died 30/04/1947 aged 20. Welch Regiment. Buried Taukkyan War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Amy Florence Burgoyne of Pontymister.
  • Campbell, Donald, Warrant Officer Class II 6340949. Died 29/05/1940 aged 41. Royal Engineers. Mentioned in Despatches. Dunkirk Memorial. Son of Donald and Nony Campbell; husband of Violet Campbell.
  • Carpenter, Russell David. Sapper 14285662. Died 29/03/1945. Royal Engineers. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of William Trevor and Ethel G. Carpenter of Pontymister.
  • Cheshire, Elijah, Lance Corporal 1983877. Died between 26/05/1940 and 27/05/1940 aged 32. Royal Engineers. Dunkirk Memorial. Son of Jack and Caroline Cheshire; husband of Lilian May Cheshire of Pontymister.
  • Combstock, Kenneth. Marine PLY/X 2757. Died 10/12/1941 aged 20. Royal Marines - HMS Repulse. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Fred and Phoebe Ann Combstock.
  • Clarke, Sidney Melville, Private 5956259. Died 13/10/1943 aged 31. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried Chungkai War Cemetery. Son of William and Ellen Clarke of Cross Keys.
  • Curtis, John, Boatswain. Died 06/06/1940 aged 36. Merchant Navy - SS Frances Massey (Hull).  Tower Hill Memorial. Husband of Elsie Jane Curtis of Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Davage, Jack, Private 3976988. Died 19/07/1944 aged 20. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery. Son of Frederick and Martha May Davage of Pontywain, Cross Keys.
  • Dixey, Eric Rowland, Sergeant 1339314. Died 15/05/1943 aged 28. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Ottawa Memorial. Son of Frederick Rowland Dixey and Selina Dixey, of 29 London Street, Cross Keys.
  • Downes, Henry Lyndon, (served as Morgan) Sergeant 632177. Died 08/02/1942 aged 20. Royal Air Force. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Mrs HM Johns of Pontywain.
  • Edwards, Reginald John, Sergeant 1657665. Died 04/12/1943 aged 30. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of William Henry and Matilda Edwards.
  • Evans, Cyril Alfred, Serjeant 2735213. Died 06/04/1945 aged 27. Welsh Guards. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Son of Alfred Henry and Ann Sophia Evans.
  • Evans, Frederick Hopkin Smith, Leading Aircraftman 1208138. Died 04/02/1945 aged 38. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Heliopolis War Cemetery. Son of George and Cordelia Evans; husband of Lily Evans.
  • Evans, George Alfred, Sapper 14254526. Died 01/04/1946 aged 22. Royal Engineers. Buried Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery. Son of George and Ethel Maud Evans of Cross Keys.
  • Ford, Ivor Herbert George, Sapper 1923896. Died 16/01/1942 aged 23. Royal Engineers. Brookwood Memorial. Son of Herbert and Margaret Ann Ford of Pontymister.
  • Gartside, Charles Douglas Alan, Pilot Officer 131659. Died 11/10/1942 aged 25. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Charles Percy and Lily Fanny Gartside of Cross Keys. Worked in the accountant’s department of the county council before enlisting.
  • Gay, Victor David, Private 3912201. Died 11/02/1945 aged 30. South Wales Borderers. Buried Jonkerbos War Cemetery. Husband of Mauvena AA Gay.
  • Gill, WR, Paratrooper. Of 4 Medart Place, Cross Keys.
  • Glyde, Lawrence Eric, Seaman LT/JX 240458. Died 05/04/1941 aged 23. Royal Naval Patrol Service - HM Trawler Fortuna. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Katie Glyde of Pontymister.
  • Guy, Melvern Roy, Rifleman 14691055. Died 13/10/1944 aged 21. Royal Ulster Rifles. Buried Overloon War Cemetery. Son of Melvern and Rachel May Guy.
  • Harding, William John, Seaman P/JX 231281. Died 19/08/1942 aged 33. Royal Navy - HMS Excellent. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Harding; husband of Jemima Harding.
  • Heron, Arthur, Corporal 5383128. Died 04/11/1944 aged 23. Royal Scots Fusiliers 11th Bn. Roosendaal-en-Nispen Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of William John and Mable Annie Heron, of 26 Cobden Street, Cross Keys.
  • Hodge, Denis Evans, Steward P/LX 22910. Died 24/11/1941 aged 22. Royal Navy - HMS Dunedin. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Edwin and Esther Hodge.
  • Holtham, Raymond Henry, Sergeant 578060. Died 30/03/1943 aged 19. Royal Air Force. Buried Sage War Cemetery. Son of Harry and Jessie Mary Holtham of Cross Keys.
  • Hurford, Harry, Gunner 14504778. Died of wounds 26/06/1944 aged 20. Royal Artillery. Buried Ryes War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs CH Hurford.
  • Hutchins, Cyril Herbert, Aircraftman 1st Class 625111. Died 10/06/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Buried Ambon War Cemetery. Son of Stanley Herbert and Alice Hutchins.
  • Ivin, RC, Lance Corporal 2662341. Died 04/03/1943 aged 29. Coldstream Guards.Buried Beja War Cemetery. Son of Richard and Clara Ivin; husband of Phyllis Hilda Mary Ivin of Ensbury Park, Bournemouth.
  • James, Cyril, Fusilier 14808843. Died 05/03/1945 aged 18. Royal Welch Fusiliers. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Son of Lewis and Lilian May James of Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Jones, Alan Hugh, Ordinary Seaman D/JX559094. Died 27/08/1944 aged 19. Royal Navy - HMS Britomart. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Alice Matilda Jones.
  • Jones, Bertram Dennis. Sergeant 755459. Died 17/10/1940 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Warren and Emily Jones.
  • Jones, Harry, Flying Officer 176650. Died 29/07/1944 aged 23. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Ottrott Communal Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Jane Jones.
  • Jones, Ithel John, Fusilier 4189538. Died 01/06/1940 aged 26. Royal Welch Fusiliers.  Buried St. Venant Communal Cemetery. Son of J. Jones and Martha Jones of Cross Keys; husband of Jean Jones.
  • Jones, Ivor Gordon, Sergeant 1314731. Died 08/07/1943. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.  Buried Risca Old Cemetery.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Jones of Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Joyner, Albert John, Aircraftman 2nd Class 1405169. Died 08/02/1942 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Albert and Gladys Joyner of Pontymister.
  • Kear, Francis Albert Thomas, Fireman and Trimmer. Died 13/01/1942 aged 28. Merchant Navy - SS Lerwick (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Arthur William and Martha Annie Kear.
  • Kendall, Arthur John, Leading Aircraftman 1658440. Died 07/11/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Moses and Lily Kendall.
  • Lewis, Albert, Aircraftman 1st Class 1007659. Died 05/01/1945 aged 39. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Singapore Memorial. Son of Mrs M. Lewis; husband of Bessie Lewis of Pontymister.
  • Lewis, Clifford Oliver, Civilian. Died 02/11/1940 aged 20. Son of Stanley and Hetty Lewis of 37 Ty Isaf Park Road, Pontymister. Injured at YMCA Hornsey; died same day at Hornsey Central Hospital.
  • Lewis, John Henry, Driver T/104036. Died 18/11/1941 aged 23. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Clara Lewis, of Pontymister.
  • Mason, Albert Stanley, Lance Bombardier 1556974. Died 24/04/1945 aged 28. Royal Artillery. Buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Son of Handel and Mary Mason; husband of Mary Mason of Featherstone, Staffordshire.
  • Matthews, Hubert, Gunner 1726990. Died 29/10/1942 aged 27. Royal Artillery. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of William and Alice Maud Matthews; husband of Phyllis Matthews of Cross Keys.
  • Mercy, Ivor, Leading Aircraftman 1001420. Died 11/05/1941 aged 27. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Ann Mercy; husband of Cynthia Mercy of Berwick-on-Tweed.
  • Miskell, Daniel, Private 6145101. Died 22/02/1941 aged 31. East Surrey Regiment. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Choyce Miskell; husband of Winifred E Miskell of Wattsville, Cross Keys.
  • Mogford, William Lionel, Sergeant 927587. Died 26/03/1942 aged 25. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Warnsveld (Wichmond) General Cemetery. Son of William and Sarah Jane Mogford; husband of Cynthia Mogford.
  • Moore, William John, Sergeant 1406490. Died 24/03/1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Son of Edgar Daniel and Sarah Ann Moore.
  • Newey, John Thomas, Fireman and Trimmer. Died 05/03/1943 aged 22. Merchant Navy - SS Empire Tower (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Ada Isabel Newey; husband of Audrey Edith Newey.
  • Noble, Lynden Charles, Leading Aircraftman 1652810. Died 12/08/1943 aged 27. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Syracuse War Cemetery. Son of Trevor and Elizabeth Ann Noble; husband of Catherine May Noble of Cross Keys.
  • Parker, Harold, Sergeant 647970. Died 09/01/1943 aged 29. Royal Air Force.  Buried Yokohama War Cemetery. Son of Francis and Mary Ellen Parker of Cross Keys.
  • Parry, Arthur Charles, Corporal 1413339. Died 07/11/1944. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve BSRU Runnymede Memorial. Son Mr and Mrs C Parry of 19 Cromwell Road, Cross Keys; husband of Mrs DB Parry of 2 Rawlinson Terrace, Tredegar.
  • Phillips, Emrys Owen, Assistant Steward. Died 15/03/1942 aged 37. Merchant Navy - SS Manaqui (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Martha Phillips; husband of Gwlitnyn Barbara Phillips.
  • Purnell, Courtney Thomas, Fireman and Trimmer. Died 25/02/1943 aged 19. Merchant Navy - SS Stockport (Grimsby. Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Godfrey James Purnell and Annie Ellen Purnell of Cross Keys.
  • Redgers, Thomas Henry, Gunner 844932. Died 28/05/1943 aged 27. Royal Artillery. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Son of Frederick Samuel and Laura Margret Redgers of Pontymister.
  • Redwood, Wilfred, Marine PLY/X105614. Died 19/08/1942 aged 33. Royal Marines. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Husband of Kathleen Redwood.
  • Rodwell, John James, Serjeant 4075906. Died 03/07/1944 aged 30. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Bayeux War Cemetery. Husband of Dorothy Rodwell of Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Rolfe, Robert, Warrant Officer Class II 3123145. Died between 26/05/1940 and 28/05/1940 aged 38. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Buried Bus House Cemetery. Son of George and Mary Ann Elizebeth Rolfe; husband of Elsie Mabel Rolfe.
  • Rowe, Jack, Sapper 3913854. Died 18/06/1944 aged 32. Royal Engineers. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Thomas Laurie and Sarah Ann Rowe; husband of Minnie Rowe of Pontymister.
  • Salvage, Margaret, Sergeant 422109. Died 08/02/1942 aged 18. Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Buried Risca Old Cemetery. Daughter of Oliver and Winifred Ada Salvage of Cross Keys.
  • Sayer, Sidney George, Gunner 866718. Died 16/09/1944 aged 24. Royal Artillery. Buried Gradara War Cemetery. Son of Sydney James Sayer and Mable Beatrice Sayer.
  • Sheehan, Alexander Thomas, Able Seaman, Died 25/04/1943 aged 26. Merchant Navy - SS Empire Morn
    (London)
    . Tower Hill Memorial. Born Kinsale, Ireland. Lived in Commercial Street, Risca. He and 45 other crew died when the Empire Morn was damaged by a mine off Casablanca. The ship was towed to Gibraltar but not repaired.
  • Sloper, Maurice, Serjeant 6456626. Died 05/05/1946 aged 34. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs M Sloper; husband of C Sloper of Pontymister.
  • Smith, Harry Clapham, Lieutenant 262412. Died 10/04/1945 aged 26. Royal Artillery. Buried Hanover War Cemetery. Son of William Henry and Elsie Winifred Mary Smith. School Teacher.
  • Smith, William Spencer, Guardsman 2735633. Died of wounds on 20/04/1944 aged 24. Welsh Guards 3rd Bn. Cassino War Cemetery. Son of William Henry and Muriel Florence Smith, of Deal, Kent. Raised by his grandmother, Mrs Charles Smith of 84 Risca Road, Cross Keys. Worked as a collier’s helper in Risca Colliery before enlisting.
  • Stephens, AN. Probably: Austin Noel Stephens, Lieutenant 269384. Died 26/03/1944. South Wales Borderers 6th Bn. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma.
  • Thomas, Frederick John, Civilian. Died 07/10/1941 aged 33. of 22 Park Avenue, Rogerstone. Son of Edward Charles and Annie Thomas of 21 Cromwell Road, Cross Keys. Died at 22 Park Avenue.
  • Thomas, Gwyn Ifor, Lance Corporal 3912777. Died 10/06/1944 aged 24. South Wales Borderers. Buried Ranville War Cemetery. Son of Herbert and Edith May Thomas.
  • Tucker, Harold (Howard on memorial in Bethany Baptist Church), Sergeant 1252293. Died 21/07/1941 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery. Son of John Rees Tucker and Edith Tucker.
  • Ward, Edward, Able Seaman. Died 09/10/1942 aged 31. Merchant Navy - SS Pennington Court (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in London. Lived in Riflemans Street, Risca. His ship was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-254 southeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland.
  • Waite, Enid Annorah, Civilian. Died 28/01/1942 aged 28. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Fisher of 52 Tredegar Street, Cross Keys; wife of Thomas Waite. Injured November 1940 at Coventry; died at Royal Gwent Hospital.
  • Wareham, William Elwyn Ronald, Sergeant 1013281. Died22/09/1942 aged 22. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Middelkerke Communal Cemetery. Son of William John and May Wareham; husband of Joan Wareham.
  • Weaver, Kenneth, Private 14716920. Died 29/07/1947 aged 23. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Gertrude Martha May Weaver of Cross Keys.
  • Wellington, Albert, Lance Corporal T/223653. Died 09/02/1942 aged 26. Royal Army Service Corps. Singapore Memorial. Son of Albert and Edith Wellington; husband of Stella May Wellington.
  • West, William Elvet, Stoker 1st Class D/KX 138569. Died 12/11/1942 aged 28. Royal Navy - HMS Hecla. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of William James West and Melinda West of Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • West, William James, Ordinary Seaman D/JX 254920. Died 06/07/1942 aged 24. Royal Navy - HMS Niger. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Elizabeth West of Cwmcarn, Cross Keys.
  • Wheeler, William Daniel Sheehan, Ordinary Telegraphist D/JX259541. Died 11/03/1942 aged 22. Royal Navy - HMS Naiad. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of William George and Norah Wheeler of Cross Keys.
  • Wilks, Verdun Reginald, Serjeant 7263603. Died 17/04/1942 aged 26. Royal Army Medical Corps. Rangoon Memorial. Son of Robert and Georgina Wilks.
  • Williams, Daniel John, Private 3909453. Died 03/12/1943 aged 23. Durham Light Infantry. Buried Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Williams of Cross Keys.
  • Wookey, Raymond, Corporal 3911247. Died 03/04/1944 aged 26. South Wales Borderers 6th Bn. Taukkyan War Cemetery, Burma. Son of Frederick and Margeret Wookey; husband of Marian Jean Wookey, of 3 Park View, Cross Keys.soldier icon
 
 

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