Llanfrechfa war memorials

Llanfrechfa war memorials

Inside All Saints’ Church are memorials to local people who died in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. Choose a category below to discover who they were

First World War

Second World War (details coming soon)

Later Conflicts


One of the church’s stained glass windows commemorates Major Edmund Styant Williams of the Monmouthshire Regiment. He was killed in action in Belgium in 1915. His father George was a Monmouthshire magistrate.

Another window remembers Corporal David Denbury, who was killed in Iraq in 1991 while operating behind enemy lines with the SAS.

There is more information about the war dead of this area on Shaun McGuire’s website – follow the link below.

With thanks to Shaun McGuire, Adrian Hughes and Alan Regin

Postcode: NP44 8AD    View Location Map

Cwmbran and District’s War Dead
– website of Shaun McGuire




First World War

  • Berrow, W S, Corporal, 230195. Died 17/02/1919. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried at Ponthir Baptist Chapelyard.
  • Bishop, William Henry, Private 15838. Died 10/03/1915. Grenadier Guards. Le Touret Memorial.
  • Bosworth, Arthur Richard, 19, 8th May 1915, Monmouthshire Regiment, 1277, Lance Corporal. Son of Annie Agnes Passant of 39, The Highway, Croesycelliog. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Bowles, Clifford, 19, 16th May 1925, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 5094, Private. Son of Emanuel and Beatrice Bowles of 3, Avon Terrace, Pontnewydd. Le Touret Memorial. Commemorated locally at Pontrhydrun War memorial.
  • Brain, George Henry, 19, 4th December 1916, South Wales Borderers, 26122, Private. Son of William and Elizabeth Brain of Penderis, Woodland Rd., Lower Pontnewydd. Albert Communal Cemetery.
  • Carpenter, RJ
  • Cording, Albert, Lance Corporal 19301. Died 18/09/1916 aged 27. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cording, of Glebe Farm, Llandegfedd; husband of Daisy F Cording, of Post Office Terrace, Ponthir.
  • Cording, Arthur, Gunner 831501. Died 16/05/1918 aged 27. Royal Field Artillery. Buried at Llandegfedd (St Tegfedd) Churchyard. Son of Mr and Mrs T Cording, of Llandegfedd; husband of Florence Ellen Cording, of 1, Chapel Row, Ponthir, Caerleon.
  • Daleymount, Ernest Sidney, Gunner 851259. Died 25/12/1918 aged 21. Royal Field Artillery. Buried at Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of John and Eliza Daleymount, of The Wain, Llanfrechfa Lower. Was a bell ringer at All Saints’ Church, Llanfrechfa.
  • Dart, Raymond, 26, 28th August 1915, South Wales Borderers, 14058, Private. Son of J. and Annie Powell of 3, Somerset St., Pontnewydd. Merville Communal Cemetery. Commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park, and Pontrhydrun War memorial.
  • Fisher, Ralf Leslie, 26, 26th April 1917, Royal Field Artillery, 168227, Gunner. Son of Mr. and Mrs W Fisher of Primrose Hill, Lydney, Glos.; husband of Lilian Gertrude Fisher of 8, Ty-Coch Row. Barlin Communal Cemetery. Commemorated locally at British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's Church, Pontrhydrun War memorial .
  • George, Lionel John, 30th July 1915, South Wales Borderers, 13679, Private. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War memorial Cemetery. Commemorated locally at Pontrhydrun War memorial .
  • Hardy, T.
  • James, C L, Second Lieutenant. Died 10/05/1918. Welsh Regiment. Martinsart British Cemetery. Also commemorated at Pontnewydd War memorial.
  • Jarrett, George Maxwell, Lance Corporal 285060. Died 14/08/1917 aged 25. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried at Artillery Wood Cemetery. Son of George and Margaret Jarrett, Oakfield House, Ponthir.
  • John, Edwin George, Private 265314. Died 18/08/1918 aged 26. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ploegsteert Memorial. Son of George and Harriet John; husband of Emily John, of The Wain, Llanfrechfa.
  • King, Albert (Bert). Private 12826. Died 26/10/1914 aged 29. Grenadier Guards. Buried at Zantvoorde British Cemetery. Son Hezekiah King; husband of Mildred Eva King (later Emery), of 10, Priory St., Risca. Born in Birmingham. Also commemorated locally at Pontrhydyrun war memorial.
  • Knight, W. Probably: Knight, William, Sergeant 2868. Died 30/07/1916. Gloucestershire Regiment. Buried at Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval. Born in Cleeve Prior, Worcs, and enlisted in Newport.
  • Lee, Archibald Alfred, Corporal 90458. Died 10/04/1918. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Ploegsteert Memorial. Born and lived in Croesyceiliog. Also commemorated at Pontrhydyrun war memorial.
  • Lester, Ivor Philip, Private 16880. Died 13/05/1916 aged 19. South Wales Borderers. Buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi. Son of Philip and Rachel Lester, of Llanfrechfa Lower.
  • Lewis, Fred James, 20th October 1916, South Wales Borderers, 27410, Private. Croesyceiliog. Thiepval Memorial. Was a bell ringer at All Saints’ Church, Llanfrechfa.
  • Lewis, Ivor, Private 14787. Died 03/06/1917 aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Awarded Military Medal. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of John and Eliza Lewis, of Yewtree Cottage, Croesyceiliog. Died in First World War. Commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park.
  • Lewis, T J, Corporal. Also commemorated locally at Pontrhydyrun war memorial.
  • Lloyd, Alfred, 23, 25th July 1918, Welsh Guards, 5732, Private. Son of Thomas Henry and Lucy Lloyd, of Ashford Farm, Croesyceiliog. Buried Llanfrechfa (All Saints) Churchyard.
  • Lowe, HG
  • Morgan, Joseph, Lance Corporal 13001. Died 09/08/1915 aged 29. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Husband of Ada Morgan, of 47, Grange Rd., Pontnewydd. His brother Charles also died in the Gallipoli campaign.
  • Nurden, Alfred S, 20th June 1915/16, Monmouthshire Regiment, 2578, Private. Pontnewydd. Commemorated locally at Pontnewydd War memorial.
  • Passant, Charles, 42, 14/10/1914, South Wales Borderers, 20064, Private. Husband of Annie Agnes Passant of 39, The Highway, Croesyceiliog, Served in the South African Campaign. Born in Salop. Buried at Llanfrechfa (All Saints) Churchyard. Commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park.
  • Pattimore, Fred (S Pattimore on war memorial), Able Seaman Wales/Z/3816. Died 06/10/1918 aged 27. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve – HMS Otranto. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of William and Emma Jane Pattimore, of 14, Park View, Pontnewydd. He was one of 431 who died when the troopship HMS Otranto sank near the end of a journey from New York to Glasgow, after colliding with another ship in the same trans-Atlantic convoy.
  • Pheasey, Ernest, Private 2340. Died 17/08/1915. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Arthur Pheasey, of Llanfrechfa. Not named on Llanfrechfa war memorial.
  • Pilliner, Rupert Colerick Leybourne, Second Lieutenant. Died 04/11/1914 aged 23. Royal Field Artillery. Was Mentioned in Dispatches. Buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck. Son of Mr AM and Mrs EME Pilliner, of Llanyrafon.
  • Price, AW, L Cpl
  • Price, George, Private 20593. Died 17/09/1916. Grenadier Guards. Buried at Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme.
  • Rees, J, 28th October 1918, South Wales Borderers, 16428, Lance Corporal. Awarded Military Medal. Buried at Llanfrechfa (All Saints) Churchyard.
  • Robbins, Montague, Acting Bombardier 102586. Died 24/04/1917 aged 31. Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Robbins, of Stoneaston, Bath; husband of Mary Kate Robbins, of Stoneaston, Bath. Enlisted in Newport.
  • Roberts, E, Private 267762. Died 26/06/1917 aged 33. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ferme-Olivier Cemetery. Son of John and Ann Bowen Roberts, of Mynyddislwyn.
  • Rosser, Walter, (shown as WJ Prosser on war memorial), Lance Sergeant 14429. Died 10/04/1918 aged 39. South Wales Borderers. Tyne Cot Memorial. Son of Mrs Mary Rosser, of Maindee Terrace, Pontnewydd.
  • Rowlands, Glyn Day, Company Quartermaster Sergeant 2607. Died 13/07/1917 aged 22. Monmouthshire Regiment, transferred to Labour Corps, where he had service number 43202. Buried at Brandhoek Military Cemetery. Son of David and Susan Day Rowlands, of The Cottage, The Park, Caerleon. Wounded at Ypres in 1915 while in the Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • Stephens, Henry Hill, Second Lieutenant. Died 28/06/1918 aged 19. Royal Air Force. Buried at Aire Communal Cemetery. Son of George Allen Stephens and Lizzie Stephens, of Llanfrechfa. Lived at School House, Llanfrechfa. Was a bell ringer at All Saints’ Church, Llanfrechfa.
  • Thorne, Robert, Private 12691. Died 27/10/1919. South Wales Borderers. Buried at Llanfrechfa (All Saints) Churchyard. Husband of Rosanna Thorne, of 5, Chapel Row, Ponthir. Not named on war memorial in All Saints’ Church.
  • Vizzard, Richard Colinbourne, 25th April 1915, South Wales Borderers, 10628, Private. Helles Memorial. Commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park and Pontrhydyrun War memorial .
  • Wassall, Arthur John, 5th May 1915, Lancashire Fusiliers, 231, Private. Bailleul Communal Cemetery. Commemorated locally at Pontrhydyrun war memorial.
  • Watkins, John, 18th September 1915, South Wales Borderers, 16050, Serjeant. Hangard Communal Cemetery. Also commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park, and Pontrhydyrun war memorial.
  • Way, Ernest Walter, Private 55091. Died 28/02/1917 aged 24. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Son of Laurance and Mary Abbot Way, of Newfoundland, Bridport, Dorset. Was a bell ringer at All Saints’ Church, Llanfrechfa.
  • Wheeler, Wilfred Augustus, Lance Corporal 13036. Died 05/10/1915 aged 23. Devonshire Regiment. Born in Pontnewydd. Buried at St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Son of William and Elizabeth Wheeler, of Ardwyn House, Pontryhdyfen, Port Talbot. Also commemorated on GKN panels, Cwmbran Park.
  • Williams, Edmund Styant, Major. Died 08/05/1915 aged 39. Monmouthshire Regiment. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of magistrate George Waters Williams, of Llysbrechfa, Monmouthshire. Educated at King’s School, Warwick, where he excelled in rugby.


Later conflicts

  • Denbury, David Edwin, Corporal 24569348. Died 21/02/1991 aged 26. Royal Engineers, serving with 22nd Special Air Service Regiment. Awarded the Military Medal. Buried in All Saints’ Churchyard. Lived at Ponthir. Son of Neil and Maureen Denbury. Died in a combat mission behind enemy lines in Iraq.