Le monument commemoratif de la guerre a Valley

Le monument commemoratif de la guerre a Valley

Ce monument en l’honneur des hommes autochtones morts aux Première et Seconde Guerres Mondiales, a été érigé en 1997. Pour lire les renseignements les concernant, choisissez une des catégories ci-dessous. Nous y avons inclus  des personnes dont le nom ne figure pas sur le monument, mais qui ont cependant un lien avec cette région.

Auparavant, le principal monument commémoratif du village consistait en une paire de plaques à l’école locale. Valley Community Council (conseil communautaire de Valley) a décidé qu’un mémorial en plein air serait plus adéquat pour les évènements tels la commémoration annuelle de l’Armistice. Ce monument se trouve à Ynys Wen Cemetery, dont le conseil municipal assure l’entretien.

Parmi ceux dont le nom figure sur le mémorial, on compte les frères Manning, Robert et Victor. Ils ont tous les deux été tués en France, en 1918. Leur père avait survécu au naufrage de son navire de guerre, en 1915. A un certain moment, Robert a participé au creusement d’un tunnel sous le front afin de pouvoir faire exploser des bombes sous l’ennemi. Il a reçu de nombreuses marques de reconnaissance pour son courage pendant la guerre, y compris deux décorations britanniques et la Légion d’Honneur, décernée par la France.

Traduit par Catherine Jones

Première Guerre Mondiale

Deuxième Guerre Mondiale

Telfords Irish Road Tour label Navigation go East buttonNavigation go West button
 

 

First World War

  • Hannam, Albert, Private 355468. Died 10/12/1917 aged 25. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Cairo War Memorial Cemetery. Son of Joseph and Anne Hannam.
  • Hughes, Thomas, Private 39137. Died 31/08/1916 aged 21. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried La Laiterie Military Cemetery. Son of Annie Hughes of 1, Cottage, Carna Mill, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Jones, Robert, Private 11625. Died 17/02/1917 aged 22. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. Son of Thomas and Ellen Jones of Tyr-Gwydd, Llanrhyddlad, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Jones, Owen, Private. Of Tŷ Capel Gorad.
  • Jones, O, Private 266710. Died 28/03/1917 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Buried Deir El Belah War Cemetery. Son of Owen and Elizabeth Jones of Tregarth; husband of J Jones of 4, Boston Terrace, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Jones, Owen Richard, Able Seaman R/3421. Died 09/04/1918 aged 28. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Buried Llanynghenedl (St. Enghened) Churchyard. Son of Robert and Ellen Jones, of Foundry Crossing.
  • Manning, Robert Charles, Major, 170th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers (previously CQM Serjeant 2128, Cyclist Company, Canadian Ist Division). Died of wounds, aged 29, on 6 September 1918. Pernes British Cemetery, France. Wounded in Belgium in 1915. Awarded Military Cross 1915, Distinguished Service Order 1917 and French Légion d’Honneur 1918. Also Mentioned in Despatches five times. Son of Captain (Master Mariner) Lionel John Manning, MBE and Frances Maria Manning (nee Hanlon). Husband of Anna Frances Manning (nee Broughall). Brother of Victor, below. Also named on Holyhead cenotaph.
  • Manning, Victor Lionel, Second Lieutenant. Died 23/03/1918 aged 32. Machine Gun Corps. Buried Bancourt British Cemetery. Son of Lionel John Manning of Gorphwysfa. Native of Ireland. Also named on Holyhead cenotaph.
  • Roberts, William, Despatch Rider. Of Penrhyn Bach.
  • Williams, Robert, Leading Stoker. Of Field Street.
  • Williams, Walter, Private 22715. Died 11/06/1917 aged 25. Prince of Wales's Own Royal Hussars. Buried Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery. Son of William and Mary Williams of Cae Baredy, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Wynne-Jones, Lieutenant. Died 29/10/1914 aged 27. Royal Engineers.Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of Rev JW Wynne-Jones of Tre Iorwerth, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
 

 

Second World War

  • Griffith, Robert John, Ordnance Artificer 4th Class, P/MX 69323. Died 27/02/1942. Royal Navy - HMS Jupiter. Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Of Penrodyn.
  • Hughes, Alfred, Seaman, Died 02/07/1940. Merchant Navy. SS Arandora Star. Of Pen Yr Erw
  • Hughes, John, Fireman. Died 01/06/1940 aged 60. Merchant Navy - SS Scotia (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Husband of Anne Ellen Hughes of 1, Railway Cottages.
  • Jones, William Henry, Private 4202922. Died 01/11/1944 aged 25. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Buried Overloon War Cemetery. Son of John and Annie Jones of Tan y Fynwent, Llanynghenedl.
  • Owen, John Richard, Junior Engineer Officer. Died 05/07/1942 aged 20. Merchant Navy - SS Avila Star (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of John and Mary Owen of Bryn y Môr.
  • Radcliffe, Michael D, Captain 847/AI. Died 06/05/1943 aged 27. Gurkha Rifles. Buried Massicault War Cemetery. Son of Reginald and Kathleen Elaine Lance Radcliffe of Swn-y-Môr, Valley. Brother of Patrick, below. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Radcliffe, Patrick Dilston, Major EC/1268. Died 16/03/1944 aged 22. Welsh Guards seconded to Gurkha Rifles. Awarded Military Cross. Cassino Memorial. Son of Reginald and Kathleen Elaine Lance Radcliffe of Swn-Y- Môr, Valley. Not named on Valley war memorial.
  • Williams, Hugh, Fireman. Died 01/06/1940 aged 38. Merchant Navy - SS Scotia (London). Tower Hill Memorial. Son of Hugh and Mary Williams of Holyhead; husband of AE Williams of Field Street, Holyhead.