War graves at Llandrindod Wells Cemetery

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There are 12 war graves in this cemetery, and several other graves bear memorial inscriptions for family members who died in the First or Second World Wars. See below for their details.

Most of the war graves are in the lower part of the cemetery. Turn right after entering through the lychgate beside Ithon Road.

The Powell brothers, whose parents lived in Montpellier Park, are among those buried in war graves here. Both served as Privates during the First World War. William Percival Wetherley Powell died in 1917, his older brother Arthur Clifford in 1921.

During the First World War thousands of Royal Army Medical Corps men were billeted for training in Llandrindod Wells, where two of the men died of illness within two days of each other in 1915. One was from Glasgow, the other from Wigan.

Some of the spa hotels in Llandrindod Wells became wartime hospitals. Several servicemen passed away there and were buried in the cemetery.

The bodies of servicemen killed overseas were rarely repatriated in the First and Second World Wars. Some are commemorated with short inscriptions on family gravestones.

One of the most poignant inscriptions here commemorates the three Hope brothers, all of whom died in different countries in the First World War.

The two Gough brothers who died in the First World War are recorded on another gravestone. Click here to see our web page in their memory.

With thanks to Phillip Jones

Postcode: LD1 6AS    View Location Map

First World War graves

  • Bufton, Edward Evan, Second Lieutenant. Died of pneumonia, following influenza, at Sunderland Military Hospital on 20/11/1918. Son of Mr and Mrs Evan Bufton, of “Teviot”, Temple Avenue. York and Lancaster Regiment. Worked with his father (an alderman and magistrate) as an auctioneer and estate agent, and was an official at the town council. Also played football for the town’s team.
  • Gray, Thomas Fairgrieave, Private 52288. Died 10/03/1915 aged 22. Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of James and Elizabeth Gray, of 15, Byrnes Rd., Partick, Glasgow. Born in Midlothian.
  • Jones W, Private 3609. Died 05/02/1919 aged 47. Welsh Regiment, transferred to (204203) 12th Bn. Labour Corps. Son of John W and Mary A Jones.
  • Lloyd, Edward, Driver 219597. Died 28/07/1917. Royal Engineers.
  • Powell, Arthur Clifford, Private 204356. Died 24/08/1921 aged 27. Somerset Light Infantry. Son of William James and Clara Elizabeth Powell of The Croft, Montpellier Park. Brother of William Percival Wetherley Powell, below.
  • Powell, William Percival Wetherley, Private 4330. Died 21/07/1917 aged 20. Herefordshire Regiment. Son of William James and Clara Elizabeth Powell of The Croft, Montpellier Park.
  • Shortman, J, Private 21447. Died 01/03/1916 at Highland Moors Hospital, Llandrindod Wells. Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
  • Taylor G, Private 55044. Died 08/03/1915. Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Edward T Taylor, of Atherton Road, Hindley Green, Wigan.

 

Second World War graves

  • Bufton, John Raymond, Flying Officer 74328. Died 28/10/1940. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
  • Maund, Stanley George Edward, Ordinary Seaman P/JX. 196338. Died 18/05/1941. Royal Navy – HMS Victory.
  • Morley, Ernest John, Aircraftman 1st Class 1248475. Died 31/12/1944, aged 39, in hospital in Llandrindod. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Son of Joseph Henry and Hannah Morley, of Walthamstow, Essex.
  • Mould, Cyril Chardin, Leading Aircraftman 1463455. Died 27/03/1945, aged 36, in hospital in Llandrindod. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Husband of Ada Lilian Mould, of South Norwood, Surrey.

 

Gravestone inscriptions

  • Gough, Arthur George, Private 41726. Died at hospital in Rouen of wounds and gas poisoning on 20/05/1918 aged 19. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Buried at St Sever Cemetery. Son of Richard Philip and Elizabeth Hannah Gough of “Stoneleigh”. Brother of Harold, below.
  • Gough, Ernest Harold, Private 27750. Died 28/03/1917, aged 28, while a prisoner of war. Border Regiment. Buried Hamburg Cemetery. Son of Richard Philip and Elizabeth Hannah Gough of “Stoneleigh”.
  • Griffith, Thomas David Irfon, Captain 176104. Died 17/07/1944, aged 30, during the attack on Evrecy, France, following the D-Day landings. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Commemorated on Bayeux Memorial. Son of John Albert and Margaret Ann Griffith of Aberystwyth; husband of Mary Flora Griffith of Llanfihangel Talyllyn, near Brecon.
  • Hope, David Evans, Corporal. Died 27/03/1917 aged 27. David was a prisoner of war and died in Turkey. Son of Eliza Hope (nee Evans). Brother of Edward and John, below.
  • Hope, Edward Aaron, Corporal 148131. Died 22/08/1918 aged 21. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Varennes Military Cemetery. Son of Aaron and Eliza Hope of 5, Brookland Road.
  • Hope, John, Private 236726. Died 07/03/1917 aged 22. Herefordshire Regiment. Buried Kantara War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Aaron and Eliza Hope.
  • Miller, Ian Leslie Thomas, Sub-Lieutenant. Died 12/12/1944 aged 20. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve - HMS Nairana. Commemorated on Lee-on-Solent Memorial. Son of Lt Col William Kinchela Miller and Constance Isabel Miller of Llandrindod Wells.