Senghenydd war memorial

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Senghenydd war memorial

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

First World War

Second World War

We have included names and details of men who died and had local connections but are not named on the memorial. Among them are brothers Dennis and Francis O’Reilly, who died within less than a year of each while serving as stokers on Royal Navy ships in the Second World War.

The memorial was unveiled in March 1921. It takes the form of a clock tower topped by an unusual arrangement of four lamps. The four lion heads on the fence which surrounds the memorial were features of the original fence here and were reinstalled when a new fence was needed.

Some of the families who lost loved ones in the First World War had suffered bereavement in October 1913 in the Senghenydd colliery explosion, Britain’s worst mining disaster.

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First World War

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  • Bate, William, Private 32080. Died 06/10/1918 aged 19. East Lancashire Regiment. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery. Son of Elizabeth Bate.
  • Bishop, F, Private 15998. Died 09/04/1917 aged 39. Welsh Regiment. Buried Ynysybwl Cemetery. Son of Eli and Mary Bishop. Born at Crewkerne, Somerset.
  • Bowden, A, Private 3/8455. Died 27/04/1915. Dorsetshire Regiment. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Of Stanley Street.
  • Brown, Thomas Alfred, Sergeant 24436. Died 05/08/1917 aged 35. Welsh Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of John and Francis Brown of Plymouth; husband of Beatrice Helena Brown of 24, Cenydd Terrace.
  • Bussell, William Herbert, Private 4800. Died 11/09/1916. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Buried Basra War Cemetery. Of Parc Cottage.
  • Clarke, Frederick Charles, Ship's Cook. Died 16/04/1918 aged 20. Mercantile Marine - SS Ladoga (Leith). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Francis and Henrietta Clarke (nee Heard) of 13, Woodland Terrace. Ship sunk SW of the South Arklow light vessel, Ireland. His father had died in the Senghenydd colliery explosion in October 1913.
  • Condon, D, Guardsman 10076. Died 15/03/1917. Irish Guards. Buried Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery. Of Caerphilly Road.
  • Coombes, James Edmond, Private 12594. Died 28/03/1916 aged 25. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Coombs of 71, Stanley Street.
  • Crook, Thomas, John, Lance Corporal 4179. Died 23/07/1917 aged 24. East Surrey Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Sarah Crook of 4, Parc Terrace.
  • Cunningham, John, Private 4878. Died 18/12/1915. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Of Stanley Street.
  • Davies, Owen, Private 756. Died 04/10/1918 aged 25. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Buried Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery. Son of William and Jane Davies of 71, High Street. Born in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
  • Davies, T A, Private 302441. Died 16/08/1918. Essex Regiment. Buried Les Baraques Military Cemetery. Of Cross Street.
  • Dixon, George, Private 7492. Died 21/08/1915 aged 35. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Husband of Edith L. Dixon of 10, North View, Island Road, Sturry, Canterbury.
  • Edwards, A, Private 11128. Died 29/05/1915 aged 20. Canadian Infantry. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Bessie Edwards of 31, Cenydd Terrace. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Edwards, Evan, Private 43033. Died 10/05/1918 aged 25. Welsh Regiment. Martinsart British Cemetery. Son of John and Sarah Edwards of 20, Phillip's Terrace. Worked for grocers in the Cynon Valley before enlisting. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.soldier icon
  • Gapper, William Victor, Private 32032. Died 20/08/1918 aged 21. South Wales Borderers. Buried Outtersteene Communal Cemetery. Son of Alfred and Sarah Gapper of 15, Caerphilly Road. Native of Cheltenham.
  • Harris, Ernest William, Private 10865. Died 16/09/1916 aged 38. Somerset Light Infantry. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Harris, of Hopewell, Crown Lane, Bristol; husband of Ethel May Harris (later Walkley) of 5, Gelli Terrace, Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Harris, Thomas William, Private 3965466. Died 16/10/1944 aged 26. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment 1st Bn. Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Son of William and Edith Harris, of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Hawkins, William J, Private 109134. Died 27/05/1918 aged 19. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). Soissons Memorial. Son of Albert and Annie Jane Hawkins of 26, Station Terrace.
  • Hopkins, W, Private 15058. Died 01/12/1916. South Wales Borderers. Buried Guards' Cemetery. Of High Street.
  • Howells, Brinley Joshua, Private 6278. Died 08/02/1916 aged 26. Royal Fusiliers. Buried Cambrin Churchyard. Son of John and Esther Howells of Lynholme, 14, Glenalla Road, Llanelli, and formerly of Windsor Place, Senghenydd. Worked as a school teacher before enlisting.
  • Howells, William, Private 20526. Died 28/09/1918 aged 45. Welsh Regiment Depot. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of David Howells of Merthyr; husband of Mary Howells of 3, Parc Terrace.
  • Humphries, David George, Private 19362. Died 10/07/1916 aged 23. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Thiepval Memorial. Son of King Samuel and Mary Humphries of High Street.
  • Jenkins, Christopher, Sapper 33113. Died 17/12/1918 aged 31. Royal Engineers. Buried Belgrade Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Miriam Jenkins of 127, Commercial Street.
  • Jones, Alfred, Private 9285. Died 05/03/1917 aged 29. 13th Hussars. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Son of Mary and John Jones of 55, Caerphilly Road.
  • Jones, B, Private TR/5/140682. Died 06/07/1918. Training Reserve. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Of Caerphilly Road.
  • Jones, David Henry, Corporal 34749. Died 21/05/1918 aged 20. Welsh Regiment. Buried Bagneux British Cemetery. Son of David and Louisa Jones of 8, Commercial Street. After his father’s death, it appears that his mother remarried and was living at Royal Stores, Senghenydd, as Mrs Evans. David Jones had enlisted aged 16 and been wounded in February 1917.
  • Jones, F, Corporal 348246. Died 11/05/1917. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Henin Communal Cemetery. Of Cenydd Terrace.
  • Jones, Hugh, Private 12896. Died 25/09/1915. Welsh Regiment. Buried Post Office Rifles Cemetery. Of High Street.
  • Jones, Richard, Private 45096. Died 20/05/1918 aged 47. Royal Defence Corps. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Jane Davies of 7, Clive Street.
  • Jones, Richard John, Private 45128. Died 09/01/1917 aged 22. Welsh Regiment. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of Richard Jones of 30 Stanley Street.
  • Jones, Robert William, Private 773. Died 30/03/1918 aged 27. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Buried Ste. Marie Cemetery. Husband of Margaret Kate Jones of 30, Stanley Street.
  • Jones, Thomas, Lance Corporal 1932. Died 03/08/1916 aged 24. East Surrey Regiment. Buried St. Pierre Cemetery. Son of Evan and Mary Honour Jones of 1, Parc Cottages, Gwern Avenue.
  • Jones, Thomas, Private 26330. Died 30/04/1917. South Wales Borderers. Basra Memorial. Of Gwlawnant Farm.
  • Jones, W P, (served as Price, W P), Private 1644. Died 11/02/1919 aged 42. Connaught Rangers transferred to Labour Corps. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Isaac and Jane Jones of 61, High Street.
  • Kennaugh, Frank Stanley, Farrier Quartermaster Sergeant 346. Died 30/10/1915 aged 47. Welsh Horse Yeomanry. Buried 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Turkey. Son of John and Susannah Kennaugh of Isle of Man; husband of Louise Kennaugh of 157 Westbourne Terrace, London. Served with the 13th Hussars for 23 years. Previously lived in Commercial Street, Senghenydd. During the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, he was found with his neck broken halfway up a muddy gully, where it was thought he had fallen in the dark.
  • Lambert, Edwin Reginald, Lance Corporal 20644. Died 25/09/1916 aged 20. York and Lancaster Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Edwin and Alice Lambert of 6, Park Terrace.
  • Lewis, David John, Private 24087. Died 03/01/1915 aged 38. Welsh Regiment. Buried Eglwysilan (St. Ilan) Churchyard. Son of Morgan Lewis; husband of Priscilla Lewis of 22, Station Terrace. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial. His body was discovered in the sea at Colwyn Bay, soon after he arrived there for training.
  • Lewis, Henry, Private 14890. Died 21/08/1915. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial.
  • Martin, Thomas, Private 14141. Died 10/08/1915 aged 29. Wiltshire Regiment. Helles Memorial. Husband of Elizabeth Alice Martin of 32, Alexandra Terrace.
  • Mayfield, Charles Henry George, Private 18222. Died 04/04/1917 aged 21. Royal Berkshire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mrs Ellen Sophia Mayfield of 2, Naunton Terrace, Exmouth Street, Cheltenham. Previously lived Stanley Street, Senghenydd.
  • Milton, Frederick, Sapper 86400. Died 19/07/1915. Royal Engineers. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Of Parc Terrace.
  • Morris, D, Private 15914. Died 29/10/1917 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Doiran Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs John Morris. Born in Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Neil, Bert Allen Lake, Private 250567. Died 09/09/1916 aged 24. London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Thiepval Memorial. Husband of Lucy Mary Neil (later Warrick), of 25 Grove Terrace, Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Newman, Joseph, Sergeant 1330. Died 17/04/1918 aged 28. Gloucestershire Regiment. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal. Buried Beuvry Communal Cemetery. Son of Elisha and Mary Newman of 6, Jersey Street, Cheltenham. Previously of Stanley Street, Senghenydd.
  • Ormonde, William, Private 5494. Died 16/05/1915 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Daniel and Margaret O'Leary of 22, High Street.
  • Parry, William Richard, Private 21373. Died 08/11/1917 aged 37. South Wales Borderers. Ploegsteert Memorial. Son of David and Elizabeth Parry of Commercial Street.
  • Pearce, E W, Private 30519. Died 15/05/1916. The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried Cambrin Military Cemetery. Of Stanley Street.
  • Phillips, Edward Jones, Private 795. Died 28/03/1918. Royal Munster Fusiliers. Buried Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery. Husband of S. Phillips of 196, Caerphilly Road.
  • Pryce, W R, Private 18421. Died 10/07/1916 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery. Son of Mrs Pryce of 9, High Street.
  • Raymond, Charles F. Probably: Rifleman Y/1651. Died 21/09/1915. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Buried Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery. Of Caerphilly Road.
  • Roberts, Frederick, Corporal 19165. Died 12/07/1916. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Heilly Station Cemetery. Of Alexandra Terrace.
  • Rogers, Rees, Private 14428. Died 15/07/1916. South Lancashire Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Of Parc Terrace.
  • Rosser, Henry, Private T4/141887. Died of pneumonia at Aldershot on 02/12/1915 aged 39. Army Service Corps Packers and Loaders Company. Buried Aberdare Cemetery. Born in Aberdare. Son of R Rosser; husband of Mary Rosser of 11, Universal Huts. Left two sons and two daughters.
  • Russell, F, Gunner. Royal Artillery.
  • Samuel, Dennis John, Gunner 302034. Died 08/12/1917. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery. Of The Square.
  • Sansom, William, Private 35461. Died 15/10/1916 aged 22. Welsh Regiment. Buried St. Sever Cemetery. Son of John and Matilda Sansom of 31, Edward's Terrace, Abertridwr.
  • Shaw, Trevor, Rifleman 5132. Died 25/09/1915 aged 21. Royal Irish Rifles. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Edward and Clarissa Shaw of Cenydd Terrace.
  • Smith, G, Private 70399. Died 31/10/1917. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Husband of Ceridmen Smith of 16, Stanley Street.
  • Steele, Frank, Private 33140. Died 30/12/1918 aged 48. Welsh Regiment. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Charles Steele of Victoria Street, Temple Mead, Bristol; husband of Mary Ann Steele of 31, Station Terrace.
  • Thomas, Charles, Rifleman 5150. Died 25/09/1915 aged 25. Royal Irish Rifles. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Thomas Thomas of 1, Gelli Terrace.
  • Thomas, James, Private 9053. Died 16/08/1916. East Surrey Regiment. Thiepval Memorial. Of High Street.
  • Thomas, John, Private 6168. Died 21/12/1916 aged 31. Australian Infantry. Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery Memorial. Son of John Roger Thomas and Hannah Thomas of Commercial Street; brother of Gladys May Thomas of 8, Kingsley Place. Born in Senghenydd. Worked as a silver miner in the Adelaide area after emigrating to Australia aged 27. Died in Sierra Leone of cerebro-spinal meningitis while travelling from Australia to Britain for war service.
  • Tudor, Richard John, Bombardier W/440. Died 08/05/1918 aged 21. Royal Field Artillery. Buried Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of John and Martha Tudor of Alexandra Terrace.
  • Turner, George, Private 21384. Died 21/08/1915 aged 20. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Helles Memorial. Son of James and Mary Jane Turner of 3, Gelli Terrace.
  • Webb, William Frederick, Private 21430. Died 08/06/1918. Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. Of Commercial Street.
  • Whitcombe, Charles, Private 17825. Died 25/09/1915 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Loos Memorial. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Whitcombe of 7, Parc Terrace; husband of Violet Whitcombe of 16, Parc Terrace.
  • Williams, J, Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Of Woodland Terrace.
  • Woffenden, Robert, Private 2960. Died 13/09/1918. Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried Marteville Communal Cemetery. Of Caerphilly Road.
  • Wood, Frederick Hooper, Private 38372. Died 02/12/1917 aged 20. Gloucestershire Regiment. Cambrai Memorial. Son of John and Emily Wood of 28, Station Terrace.
 
 

Second World War

  • Condick, Gilbert John, Lance Corporal 832040. Died 10/02/1945 aged 29. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Awarded Military Medal. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
  • Cox, John, Able Seaman D/JX 174256. Died 26/06/1944 aged 34. Royal Navy - HMS Prince of Wales. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of John and Catherine Cox.
  • Davies, William David, Trooper 3959597. Died 16/04/1942 aged 25. Royal Tank Regiment. Buried Taukkyan War Cemetery.
  • Dawes, Elias, Sergeant 568257. Died 01/11/1940 aged 22. Royal Air Force. Alamein Memorial. Son of Alfred and Alice Dawes.
  • Day, Thomas George, Fusilier 4198000. Died 04/05/1944 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Kohima War Cemetery. Son of Albert Edward and Violet Amelia Day.
  • Futter, Albert Ronald, Private 6206439. Died between 01/06/1940 and 28/01/1941 aged 21. Middlesex Regiment. Buried Veules-Les-Roses Communal Cemetery. Son of Arthur and Ethel Futter of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Harris, Thomas William, Private 3965466. Died 16/10/1944 aged 26. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment. Buried Faenza War Cemetery. Son of William and Edith Harris.
  • Herbert, Clifford, Sergeant 1438436. Died 20/08/1943 aged 34. Royal Artillery. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Louisa Herbert; husband of Agnes Matilda Herbert.
  • Hughes, Arthur James, Sergeant 5672456. Died 04/09/1942 aged 22. Somerset Light Infantry attached to Nigeria Regiment. Buried Sokoto Cemetery. Son of George and Adeline Hughes.
  • Hurley, Reginald, Private 830657. Died 17/06/1940 aged 31. Royal Army Service Corps. Buried Le Clion-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery. Son of Lewis John and Sarah Jane Hurley.
  • Jones, Bernard Vaughan, Lance Corporal 3966937. Died 27/05/1944 aged 27. York and Lancaster Regiment. Cassino Memorial.
  • Jones, Bernard Walter, Gunner 883016. Died 29/11/1943 aged 25 Royal Artillery. Singapore Memorial. Son of Josiah and Kate Jones; husband of Nora Jones of Penyrheol.
  • Lardeau, Frank, Corporal 540348. Died 19/05/1943. Royal Air Force. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery.
  • Levis, Ronald Michael Anderson, Flight Sergeant 570139. Died 11/01/1942 aged 21. Royal Air Force. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Michael and Lily Rebecca Levis of Senghenydd.
  • Lewis, C H B, Corporal. Royal Artillery.
  • Lewis, Evan Iorworth, Bombardier 1657056. Died 30/04/1944 aged 36. Royal Artillery. Buried Bari War Cemetery. Son of Evan and Catherine Lewis.
  • Morris, Daniel, Private 6346501. Died 02/03/1947. Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. Buried Merthyr Tydfil (Pant) Cemetery. Son of Benjamin Morris, and of Elizabeth Morris, of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Neate, Ronald Raymond, Gunner 1493082. Died 05/03/1943 aged 24. Royal Artillery. Singapore Memorial. Son of Annie Maud Neate of Caerphilly.
  • Nicol, Douglas Arthur, Flying Officer 147709. Died 04/07/1944 aged 32. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of Daniel Walter and Clara Nicol.
  • O’Reilly, Dennis Patrick, Stoker 2nd Class P/KX 113104. Died 24/05/1941 aged 19. Royal Navy - HMS Hood. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Son of Patrick Francis and of Beatrice O'Reilly of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial. Brother of Francis, below.
  • O’Reilly, Francis Leo, Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 136641. Died 16/02/1942 aged 19. Royal Navy - HMS Sultan. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Patrick Francis and of Beatrice O'Reilly of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Owen, John Emlyn, Sergeant 13058695. Died 08/10/1944 aged 27. Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Buried Kirkee War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs W R Owen.
  • Paul, Ernest Edward, Sergean 1379756. Died 05/02/1943 aged 21. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Paul.
  • Rees, Thomas E C, Corporal T/44685. Died 29/05/1940 aged 28. Royal Army Service Corps. Dunkirk Memorial. Son of Gwilym and Mary Rees; husband of Irene Rees.
  • Rees, Thomas William, Lance Corporal 3959719. Died 27/05/1941 aged 23. Welsh Regiment. Athens Memorial. Son of Thomas Rees and of Sarah Rees.
  • Rowlands, William, Bombardier 820215. Died 16/05/1947 aged 36. Royal Artillery. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Son of William and Gertrude Rowlands; husband of Violet Rowlands of Senghenydd. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial.
  • Smith, Joe, Sergeant - Air Gunner 1313558. Died 13/05/1943 aged 26. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery. Son of John and Julia Smith; husband of Elsie Maude Smith.
  • Thomas, Glyn, Sailor. Died 07/11/1942 aged 18. Merchant Navy - SS Roxby (West Hartlepool). Tower Hill Memorial. Born in Abertridwr. Son of James and Jane G Thomas. Not named on Senghenydd war memorial. Ship sunk SW of Cape Clear, Cork, Ireland.
  • Sims, Emlyn, Private 5255874. Died 07/07/1944 aged 29. East Surrey Regiment. Cassino Memorial. Son of Frank and Margaret Sims.
  • Williams, Gilbert, Sergeant 13013986. Died 24/01/1944 aged 50. Pioneer Corps. Buried Caerphilly (Penyrheol) Cemetery. Husband of Sarah Ann Williams.
  • Wilton, Ralph Cecil, Guardsman 837616. Died 03/12/1942 aged 25. Coldstream Guards. Buried Milan War Cemetery. Son of John Henry and Gladys Muriel Wilton.