Abermule war memorial

Abermule war memorial

This slate war memorial replaced a brass plaque inside the community centre in 2002. It 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 details of some war casualties who had local connections but aren’t named on the war memorial. They include Brigadier General Lumley Jones of Cefn Bryntalch. He died of pneumonia in 1918 after receiving many awards for his bravery, including ones from France and Italy.

The war memorial is looked after by Abermule Community Centre. The original brass plaque is in Moriah Chapel.

With thanks to David Brundrett

Postcode: SY15 6ND    View Location Map

Website of Abermule Community Centre

 

 

First World War

  • ANDREW, Martin, Private 9617. Worcestershire Regt. Died 17/4/1918. Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Killed in action.
  • DAVIS, George
  • DAVIES, Lewis, Private 3118. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 17/8/1915 aged 28. Buried at Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davies of Bronllewelyn, Abermule. Died of wounds.
  • EVANS, Thomas Clement, Private 39150. South Wales Borderers, transferred (as 586669) to Labour Corps. Died 14/02/1919 aged 35. Buried at Llanmerewig (St. Llwchaiarn) Churchyard. Husband of Mary Ann Evans, of Brook Cottage, Llanmerewig, Abermule, North Wales. Not named on Abermule war memorial.
  • FERNYHOUGH, Sydney, Private 838. Australian Infantry. Died 14/3/1917 aged 29. Buried at Trois Abres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France. Son of Roland Fernyhough of Newtown; brother of Agnes Fernyhough of Aberbechan Hall. Died of wounds. Was a labourer in Freemantle, Australia.
  • FORD, Matthew Sharratt, Corporal 2595. Australian Machine Gun Corps.  Died 17/4/1918 aged 27. Buried at Le Grande Hasard Military Cemetery, France. Son of Alfred and Fanny Ford, of Ivycot, Abermule. Killed in action.
  • FRANCIS, Joseph Jones, Private M/287039. Royal Army Service Corps. Died 12/10/1918 aged 20. Buried at Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of David and Annie Francis of Lletty Maengwyn, Abermule. Died of dysentery.
  • FRANCIS, William, Private 2750. Manchester Regiment. Died 14/3/1915. Ploegsterrt Memorial, Belgium. Born in Newtown, enlisted in Manchester.
  • HUMPHREYS, W C. Possibly: William Gilbert Humphreys, Aircraftman 1st Class 98264. Died 20/02/1919 aged 30. Royal Air Force. Buried Charleroi Communal Cemetery. Son of Richard Humphreys of Plantation Farm, Newtown; husband of Tryphena E Humphreys of 37, Commercial Street, Newtown.
  • JONES, Frank, Private 61311. Died 31/07/1917 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery, Belgium. Son of David and Elizabeth Jones, of Goronddu, Abermule. Not named on Abermule war memorial.
  • JONES, Lumley Owen Williams, Brigadier General. General Staff and Essex Regiment. Died 14/09/1918 aged 41. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (France) and Officer of the Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (Italy), Mentioned in Dispatches five times. Son of Richard Edward and Catharine Jones, of Cefn Bryntalch, Abermule. Died of pneumonia. Not named on Abermule war memorial.
  • JONES, William Joseph, Private 49834. North Staffordshire. Died 12/4/1918 aged 25.Buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Son of John Jones and Mrs A Jones of Green Lane Cottage, Abermule. Died of wounds.
  • MILLS, George Matthew. Private 290991. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 26/3/1917 aged 30. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel. Son of Frank and Mary Mills of Brook Cottage, Abermule; husband of Mary Elizabeth Mills of Dingle Cottage, Abermule. Killed in action.
  • MORGAN, John Henry, Private 55525. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 6/3/1918 aged 20. Buried at Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, France. Son of John and Sarah Morgan of Penybryn, Abermule. Killed in action.
  • PRICE, T Arthur
  • PRITCHARD, John Edward, Lance Serjeant 355302. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 31/10/1917 aged 27. Buried at Beer Sheba War Cemetery, Palestine. Son of Mr and Mrs William Pritchard of Dingle Cottage, Abermule, later of Powell’s Row, Welshpool. Killed in action. Worked for Mr Gethin of Tynybryn, Tregynon, before enlisting.
  • PRITCHARD, Thomas Edward, Private 3507. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 29/11/1915. Buried at Lala Baba Cemetey, Gallipoli, Turkey. Born in Llanmerewig. Died of wounds.
  • ROWLANDS, John. Possibly: John Morris Rowlands, Private 808318. Canadian Infantry . Died 3/12/1918 aged 36. Buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Son of John and Ann Rowlands; husband of Mary L Rowlands of 34, Enville Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. Native of Newtown.
  • WILLIAMS, Albert Victor, Motor Mechanic MB/2926. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – HMS Victory. Died 16/8/1920 aged 24. Buried at Llanmerewig (St. Llwchaiarn) Churchyard. Son of Edward Benjamin and Mery Jane Williams of The School House, Abermule; husband of Margaret J Williams of Dinwoodie, Bangor, Gwynedd. Died of phthisis at Brynseiont Hospital, Caernarfon. Also named on Bangor war memorial.
 

 


Second World War

  • EVANS, Percy Llewellyn, Sapper 4194872. Royal Engineers, Railway Construction Company. Died 17/6/1940 aged 26. Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France. Son of Hannah Evans of Kerry. Lost on the Cunard liner HMS Lancastria, sunk by German air attack off St Nazaire a fortnight after the main evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk.
  • EVANS, William Thomas, Flying Officer 165531. Royal Air Force. Died 17/3/1945 aged 20. Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. Son of Abraham and Mary Ann Evans of Llandyssil.
  • WRAY, John, Private 6979739. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died 6/10/1944 aged 32. Buried at Faenza War Cemetery, Italy. Husband of Winifred May Wray of Abermule. Born in County Tyrone, lived in Abermule.