Carew war memorial
Carew war memorial
This obelisk was unveiled in September 1929 as a memorial to local men who died in the First World War. The names of those who fell in the Second World War were added later. To read their details, choose a category below.
The names on the memorial include two brothers, David and Wilfred Williams, who died on different continents during the Second World War. Their parents lived in Milton. Also named on the memorial is Sir Thomas Carew Trollope, who lost his life just four months after becoming Baron Kesteven. The title ended with his demise.
The details shown here are summaries of research carried out by Steven John. To read his comprehensive accounts of Carew’s war dead, and view photos of some of them, click here.
With thanks to Steven John
First World War
- William Thomas Arthur, Private, 54130, Welsh Regiment. Died 1 September 1918, aged 22. Buried at Morval British Cemetery, France. Son of George and Martha Arthur, of White Hill, Carew.
- Sir Thomas Carew Trollope (Baron Kesteven), Captain, Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry. Died of wounds on 5 November 1915, aged 24. Buried at Crowcombe (Holy Ghost) Church, Somerset. Son of Honorable Robert Cranmer Trollope and Mrs Trollope, of Crowcombe Court, Taunton. Joined the army in 1908. Became Baron Kesteven in July 1915. He was travelling on SS Mercian when the ship was shelled on 3 November 1915 and died in hospital in Algiers.
- Charles Llewellyn Cole, Private, 19664, York and Lancaster Regiment. Died 1 July 1916, aged 22. Son of Benjamin and Louisa Cole, of Carew Mountain, Cresselly. Thiepval Memorial, France.
- Herbert Thomas Davies, J/28606, Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy – HMS Queen Mary. Died 31 May 1916, aged 18. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Mr and Mrs Benjamin Davies, later of Glanteifon Cottage, St Dogmaels. Herbert was one of 1,266 men on the battleship HMS Queen Mary who died when it was shelled during the Battle of Jutland.
- Osborne William Griffiths, Private, 13425, Coldstream Guards. Died 16 November 1915, aged 34, of wounds sustained in the Battle of Loos in September 1915. Buried at Carew (St Mary) Churchyard. Son of George Llewhellin Griffiths and Edith A Griffiths of Pembroke. Lived in Carew before the war
- Arthur Lloyd Grote, Captain, Royal Engineers. Died 9 July 1918 in Basra, aged 45. Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of George Whitcombe Grote MD and Mary Grote; husband of Nina Patricia Grote. He left a daughter, Shelagh.
- Thomas Harries, Private, 36255, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 4 May 1917, aged 36. Savona Memorial, Italy. Son of John and Sarah Harries, of Little Freestone, Cresselly. He was one of more than 400 people who died when the transport ship Transvylvania, bound for the Middle East, was torpedoed.
- Thomas Lewis, Private, 7158, Welsh Regiment. Died 7 September 1915, aged 39. Buried at Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery. Born in Carew. Son of James and Sophia Lewis, who later lived at 13 North Brewery Street, Pembroke Dock. He enlisted at Cardiff several years before the war. He returned to Maindy Barracks, Cardiff, after being invalided home from France and convalescing. He was found dead in the Glamorgan Canal.
- John Austin Llewhellin, Private, 320266, Welsh Regiment. Died 2 November 1917, aged 22, of wounds sustained in Third Battle of Gaza. Buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel. Son of George and Mary Llewhellin, of Stephens Green, Milton, Pembroke.
- George Edward Pask, Shoeing Smith, 696146, Royal Field Artillery. Died 20 October 1917 of wounds sustained in the Second Battle of Passchendaele. Buried at Cement House Cemetery, Belgium.
- Alfred Perkins, Private, 19894, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 3 September 1916. Buried at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France. Son of Mr and Mrs Evan Perkins, of Freestone Cross, Cresselly, Kilgetty.
- William Scourfield, Private, 29530, South Wales Borderers. Died at home of sickness on 26 February 1917, aged 18. Buried at Pisgah Baptist Chapelyard. Son of John and Catherine Scourfield, of Cresswell Quay, Cresselly.
Second World War
- Anthony Froude Trollope-Bellew, Lieutenant, 222332, Rifle Brigade. Died 2 November 1942, aged 20, in the Second Battle of El Alamein. Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Tunisia. Nephew of Lord Kesneven; son of Colonel Froude D. Trollope-Bellew DSO MC, and the Hon Mrs Nesta Trollope-Bellew, of Crowcombe, Somerset.
- Stanley George Boswell, Corporal, 3957794, Royal Hampshire Regiment. Died 9 August 1944, aged 30. Buried at Bayeux War Cemetery, France.
- Eric Brock, Lance Corporal, 2008307, Royal Engineers. Died 20 October 1944, aged 25. Buried at Adegem Canadian War Cemetery. Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Brock; husband of Lucy May Brock, of Pembroke. Eric landed on the Normandy Beaches in June 1944, and was killed by an explosion at a farm during the Allied drive towards Belgium.
- Edwin Cook, Private, 4031749, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 21 May 1940, aged 26. Buried at Froyennes Communal Cemetery, Belgium. Born in Carew. Son of George Thomas Cook and Mary Ann Cook; husband of Ada Cook, of Altrincham, Cheshire.
- Corlis St. Leger Hawkes, Pilot Officer, 128712, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22 October 1942, aged only 21, and is buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Greece. Son of Lt Col Corliss St. Leger Gillman Hawkes and Eleanor Muriel Hawkes, of Milton.
- Ronald George Hay, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 83607, Royal Navy – HMS Jackal. Died 12 May 1942, aged 29, when his ship, a destroyer, was bombed by German aircraft near Egypt. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of James and Inez Hay; husband of Gwendoline Avesnes Scourfield, of Milton.
- Howard Stanley John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 28198, Royal Navy – HMS Repulse. Died 10 December 1941, aged 20, when his ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft near Singapore. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of William Alfred and Mary Jane John, of Cresselly.
- Thomas Melgwyn Neale, Fusilier, 4208890, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 17 July 1944, aged 24. Bayeux Memorial, France. Son of Edwin and Mary Neale, of Redberth; husband of Annie Mary E Neale, of Narberth. Thomas landed at Normandy in late June 1944 and was killed in the fighting as the Allies pushed back the German line.
- George Richard Phelps, Flight Lieutenant (Pilot), 150236, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 1 March 1945, aged 22, when his aircraft was shot down over Germany. Buried at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Son of Joseph George and Phebe Jane Phelps, of Pembroke.
- Colwyn John Scourfield, Trooper, 7933318, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 19 July 1943, aged 27. Cassino Memorial, Italy. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Scourfield, of Ashleigh House, Sageston. Served with the 50th Royal Tank Regiment, which was in action in the Western Desert and North Africa, later Sicily and Italy.
- David Norman Williams, Lance Corporal, 4199432, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 17 July 1944, aged 27. Buried at St Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, France. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, of Milton. David landed at Normandy in late June 1944 and was killed in the fighting as the Allies pushed back the German line. Brother of Wilfred, below.
- Wilfred John Williams, Driver, 219123, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 2 July 1942, aged 32. Buried at Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, of Milton.
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