Newport cenotaph

Newport cenotaph, Clarence Place

This cenotaph was unveiled by Lord Tredegar in June 1923, to commemorate the local people who died in active service in the First World War. It now also commemorates people who died in subsequent wars.

There are no names on the memorial. To read details of the local war dead, choose a list below.

Emily Adams, of Malpas Road, lost her husband Arthur Henry in the First World War and her son Arthur Rowland in the Second World War. Joseph and Mary Jane Brewis, of Ailesbury Street, lost three sons in the First World War.

Kenneth Thomas Cowling suffered burns to two-thirds of his body when his ship MV Putney Hill was torpedoed in 1942. He died shortly later in the ship’s lifeboat, where his brother removed his wedding ring before his body was committed to the sea.

We are grateful to Shaun McGuire for allowing us to draw on his comprehensive research on Newport’s war dead, which you can read on his website.

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