Brithdir war memorial
Brithdir war memorial
This small cenotaph commemorates the local people who died in the First and Second World Wars. To read their details, choose a category.
There is detailed information about many of the individuals on the website of Gelligaer Historial Society.
With thanks to Roy Smith of Gelligaer Historical Society
Brithdir war memorial on Gelligaer Historical Society website
- Alfred John Bendall, Private, 10969, 8th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action November 9 1915, aged 38. Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
- Thomas Bendall, Sergeant, 9772, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action October 21 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
- Harry Bennett, Sergeant, 23914, Welsh Regiment. Died May 10 1918. Varennes Military Cemetery.
- W Butler, Ab. Possibly: Harry William Butler, Able Seaman, 199217, Died November 1 1914. Royal Navy – HMS Good Hope. Portsmouth Naval Memorial.
- Jeremiah Connolly, Private, 12054, Welsh Regiment. Died August 8 1915, age 20. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
- I Coles, Private. Possibly: Isaac Cole, Private, 31962. Welsh Regiment 19th Bn. Died May 7 1917. Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Born in Bedwellty. Lived in Blaina.
- T Davies, Private.
- William Davies, Private, 24302, Welsh Regiment. Died July 7 1916. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France.
- Stephen Davies, Corporal, 241090, Welsh Regiment. Died March 10 1918. Jerusalem War Cemetery.
- Benjamin Evans, Private.
- William Gummer, Driver, 40015, Royal Field Artillery. Died August 1 1916. Kirkee 1914-18 Memorial, India.
- Frederick Godley, Private, 21560, Welsh Regiment. Died December 5 1917. Duisans British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
- S Hardon, Private.
- Arthur William Hallett, Gunner, 80597, Royal Field Artillery. Died June 10 1917. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium.
- Alfred George James, Private (Corporal on war memorial), 28568, Welsh Regiment. Died October 18 1916, age 23. Maroc British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
- Jenkin Jenkins, Lance Sergeant, 241094, Welsh Regiment. Died December 12 1917. Jerusalem War Cemetery.
- William Davies Jones, Rifleman, R/3561, King's Royal Rifle Corps 10th Bn. Died November 30 1917, age 23. Cambrai Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs WD Jones, of 2, Ivy Row, Brithdir.
- Bertie Lewis, Private, 31818, South Wales Borderers. Died January 5 1919, age 21. Kirkee 1914-18 Memorial, India. Son of James and Helena Lewis of Plas Farm, Tirphil.
- T Lewis, Private.
- George Livingstone, Private, 18574, Welsh Regiment. Died May 25 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs George Livingstone.
- Edwin Parry, Private, 14931, South Wales Borderers. Died April 6 1916. Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Somme, France.
- Edwin William Sidney Martin, Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, attd. 9th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Died Febuary 16 1917, aged 41. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of John E Martin JP, of Ridgeway, Newport.
- Charles Ernest Morgan, Rifleman, 123, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died April 24 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
- Arthur Augustus (Gus) Morgan (G Morgan on war memorial), Lance Sergeant, 19453, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died January 3 1917. Thiepval Memorial.
- A Neal, Private.
- George Thomas Newman, Private, 18342, Welsh Regiment. Died August 8 1915, age 19. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
- John James Price, Private, 21444, Welsh Regiment. Died April 24 1918. Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
- Evan Price, Private, 24516, Welsh Regiment. Died October 2 1915. Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France.
- Lewis Henry Porch, Private, 11019, South Wales Borderers. Died October 31 1914. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
- William Phillips, Private, 93735, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died October 8 1918. Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
- James Pearce, Lance Corporal, 1430, Monmouthshire Regiment. Died September 29 1915, aged 20. Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium.
- Thomas George Reed, Private, 18614, Welsh Regiment. Died July 10 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
- Reginald Charles Sheen, Private, 2876, Welsh Regiment 5th Battalion. Died August 20 1915. Helles Memorial, Turkey.
- William Scrivens, Private, 20868, South Wales Borderers. Died July 31 1917, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
- J Speake, Private.
- Thomas Robert Taylor, Sergeant, 241100, Welsh Regiment. Died November 3 1917. Beersheba War Cemetery.
- G Trotman, Corporal. Probably George Trotman.
Herbert Trotman (spelt Tratman in war graves records), Private, 10912. Died September 26 1915. South Wales Borderers 1st Battalion. Loos Memorial. Brother of George Trotman. Born in Brithdir. Enlisted in Brecon. Not named on Brithdir war memorial.
- George Frederick Watkins, Private, 9525, Welsh Regiment. Died November 6 1914, age 26. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
- Thomas John Watts. Private, 8/15973, South Wales Borderers 8th Bn. Died December 15 1918 aged 26. Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria, Greece. Son of John and Margaret Jane Watts of 17 Charles Street, Brithdir.
- F Williams, Private.
- William George Williams, Private, 20953, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died September 3 1917. Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension.
- Arthur Williams, Private, 8831, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died October 5 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
- Baker, G. Private.
- Brewer, E. Private.
- Butts, Trevor, Gunner 1492701. Died 18/12/1941 aged 23. Royal Artillery. Sai Wan Memorial. Son of Herbert James Butts and Ethel Butts.
- Fergusson, J. Corporal.
- Fergusson, Thomas Henry, Private 3959703. Died 27/05/1941 aged 23.Welch Regiment. Buried Suda Bay War Cemetery. Son of Emily Cooper.
- Hill, William Thomas, Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 83585. Died 14/02/1942. Royal Navy - HMS Dragonfly. Plymouth Naval Memorial.
- Howells, J. Private.
- Jones, Ernest Thomas, Flight Sergeant 570004. Died 12/05/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force. Buried Leuven Communal Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Margaret Jones; husband of Sylvia Jones.
- Southam, Ernest, Corporal 7012844. Died 23/08/1944 aged 24. Royal Ulster Rifles. Buried Tourgeville Military Cemetery. Son of Richard and May Southam; husband of Amelia Elizabeth Southam.
- Jenkins, John Griffith, Flight Lieutenant 124463. Died 24/04/1945 aged 23. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery. Son of Lewis J Jenkins and Sarah Jenkins.
- Jones, Clement Idris, Private 3912662. Died between 19/06/1942 and 21/06/1942 aged 28. South Wales Borderers. Alamein Memorial. Son of Charles and Harriet Jones; husband of Amelia Jones.
- McDonald, William, Private 2182010. Died 17/06/1940 aged 38. Pioneer Corps. Buried Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery. Son of William McDonald and of Mary Ann McDonald.
- Phillips, Ronald, Leading Aircraftman 1313723. Died 20/11/1944 aged 28. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery. Son of Richard and Claudia Phillips; husband of Gwyneth Phillips of Bargoed.
- Willetts, Vivien Alquin, Flight Sergeant 970524. Died 27/04/1942 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Phillip L and Margaret Willetts.
- Williams, WC. Probably: William John Williams, Gunner 1550470. Died 07/04/1945 aged 35. Royal Artillery. Buried Bari War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs John Williams of Brithdir.