Pontlottyn war memorial

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Pontlottyn war memorial

This memorial takes the form of a stone Celtic cross on a tapering plinth. A plaque on the plinth records the names of men from the area who died in the First and Second World Wars. Choose a category below to read their details.

There is detailed information about some of the individuals on the website of Gelligaer Historial Society.

With thanks to Gelligaer Historical Society

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Pontlottyn war memorial on Gelligaer Historical Society website

First World War listings

Second World War listings




First World War

  • George Henry Banfield, Private 1450 Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 4th Battalion. Died May 5 1915, aged 29. 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Turkey. Son of Martha Lewis (formerly Banfield) of 5 High St., Pontlottyn, and the late James Banfield. Native of Brisbane, Queensland.
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  • Owen Arthur Beddoe, Gunner 74769 Royal Field Artillery, "A" Battery, 116th Brigade. Died October 15 1916, aged 24. Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Beddoe of 33 Duffryn St., Pontlottyn.
  • TH Brodest (Brodes on war memorial), Private 56127 Northumberland Fusiliers, 22nd (Tynside Scottish) Battalion. Died April 4 1918, aged 33. Ecoust Military Cemetery, France. Husband of Daisy B Brodest of 2 Llewelyn Court, Pontlottyn.
  • John Augustus Cashman, Private 29519. Died November 22 1917, aged 25. South Wales Borderers. Buried Anneux British Cemetery. Son of John and Hannah Cashman of Newport; husband of Ellen Cashman of 58, Garden City, Rhymney, Cardiff.
  • Gilbert Edward Cleaves (C Cleaves on war memorial), Private 14958. Died July 14 1916. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Thiepval Memorial. Lived in Pontlottyn.
  • P Clifford, Corporal 6994 Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Died May 24 1915. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. His widow and child lived at 21 Broad Street, Pontlottyn.
  • Patrick Cody, Private 36251 Welsh Regiment 1st Battalion. (Formerly Private 18570 South Wales Borderers 3rd Battalion). Killed in action October 2 1915.
  • John Handel Curtis, Second Lieutenent Welsh Regiment, 4th Battalion attd 18th Battalion. Died November 24 1917, aged 26. Cambrai Memorial, France. Son of James and Phoebe Curtis of Dyffryn St., Pontlottyn.
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  • Charles Davies, Lance Corporal 13190 South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion. Died of wounds May 2 1916.
  • Daniel John Davies, 22868. Welsh Regiment "D" Coy. 1st Bn. Died May 25 1915, aged 26. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Son of David and Mary Davies, of Rhymney; husband of Jemima Davies, of 28, Plantation St., Rhymney. Enlisted December 28 1914.
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  • Stanley Davies, Private 35150 Welsh Regiment, 14th Battalion. Died July 12 1916, aged 18. Thiepval Memorial, France. Son of William and Jane Davies of 12 School St., Pontlottyn.
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  • Henry Edward Drury, Private G/12678 Queen's Owen (Royal West Kent Regiment) 6th Battalion. Died December 1 1917. Cambrai Memorial, France. Born Biddenden, Kent. Husband of Edith L May Drury (later Harding), of 4 Glyn Street, Abertysswg.
  • Benjamin Edwards, Private 13077 South Wales Borderers, 4th Battalion. Died December 18 1915. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Son of Thomas and Sarah Edwards of 15 Queen St., Pontlottyn.
  • Frederick Edwards, Private 18519 South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion. Died July 1 1916, aged 23. Thiepval Memorial. Son of William and Ann Edwards of 16 Union St., Pontlottyn.
  • T Edwards, Private 11544 South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion. Died September 15 1918, aged 21. Vadencourt British Cemetery, France. Son of Thomas and Sarah Edwards of 15 Queen St., Pontlottyn.
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  • Thomas Evans, Private 25618 Somerset Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion. Died October 25 1916. Delhi Memorial (India Gate). Buried Peshawar. Husband of Catherine Evans (later Lewis), of 16 School St., Pontlottyn.
  • Thomas Evans, Private 11510 South Wales Borderers, "B" Company, 1st Battalion. Died May 9 1915, aged 27. Le Touret Memorial. Brother of Mrs SH Forture of 15 Bridge St., Pontlottyn.
  • William Thomas Evans, Private 46348 Lancashire Fusiliers, 16th Battalion. Died May 29 1918, aged 22. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Moses and Elizabeth Ann Pritchard of 17 High St., Pontlottyn.
  • John Albert Victor Fairservice, Sergeant S/6350 Queen's Owen (Royal West Kent Regiment) 1st Battalion. Killed in action April 18 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
  • Eugene Farrell, Private 18516 South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion. Killed in action May 8 1915.
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  • HJ Gittens, Lance Corporal 10838. Died May 12 1915. South Wales Borderers. Lillers Communal Cemetery.
  • John Hayes, Private 4448 Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion. Died May 16 1915, aged 20. Le Touret Memorial. Son of Mr W and Mrs M Hayes of 3 King St., Pontlottyn.
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  • Thomas Hind, Private 3655 Royal Defence Corps, 24th Protection Company. Formerly 3862 Welsh Regiment. Died July 11 1916, aged 46. Pentwyn Fochriw (St. Mary) Churchyard. Son of John and Ellenor Hind, of Black Horse Lane, Guildford; husband of Mary Elizabeth Hind, of 15 Union St., Pontlottyn. Served in Burma and in the South African Campaign.
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  • Daniell Hurley, Private 19314 Welsh Regiment, 13th Batt. Died July 10 1916. Thiepval Memorial. Enlisted at Pontlottyn.
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  • James Thomas Jones, Private 27305. Welsh Regiment. Died August 08 1915, aged 24. Helles Memorial. Son of Elizabeth Jones of 4, School Street, Pontlottyn. Brother of Philip, below.
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  • Philip Jones, Able Seaman, Wales Z/609, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Battalion R.N. Division. Died October 20 1916, aged 23. Thiepval Memorial. Son of Mrs E Jones of 4 School St., Pontlottyn.
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  • James Kiley, Private 16266. Died May 07 1917. South Wales Borderers. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery. Born Pontlottyn.
  • Edwin William Kittle, Lance Corporal 11881 Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. Died October 7 1916, aged 27. Guards' Cemetery, France. Son of William and Eva Kittle of Osborne Villas, South End, Pontlottyn.
  • Reuben Law, Lance Corporal 1818 Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force) 1st Battalion. Killed in action May 8 1915.
  • Thomas Legge. South Wales Borderers. Died in May 1915. Brother of Mrs Davies of 8 School Street, Pontlottyn.
  • Charles Rees Lewis, Private 30994 Welsh Regiment, 13th Battalion. Died July 17 1916, aged 20. St Sever Cemetery, France. Son of George and Ellen Lewis of 7 Wine St, Pontlottyn.
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  • Thomas John Lewis, Corporal M2/119426 Army Service Corps, Attached "H" Seige Park, VIII Corps Heavy Artillery. Died May 11 1918, aged 32. Ljissenthoek Military Cemetery. Son of Margaret Lewis of 264 Newport Rd., Cardiff, and the late James Lewis. Born Pontlottyn.
  • Thomas Lewis, Private 13181 South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion. Died December 29 1914, aged 35. Le Touret Memorial. Son of the late Thomas and Ann Lewis; husband of Mary Jane Lewis of 7 Ring St., Pontlottyn.
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  • Cornelius McCarthy (McCarty on war memorial), Private 15950 Welsh Regiment, "B" Company, 9th Battalion. Died October 6 1915, aged 34. St Sever Cemetery, France. Son of John and Ellen McCarthy; husband of Mary Ann Hamblin (formerly McCarthy) of 11 Victoria St., Pontlottyn. Native of Rhymney.
  • Eugene McCarthy (McCarty on war memorial), Private 2699, Welsh Regiment. Died October 02 1915. Loos Memorial. Born in Pontlottyn.
  • James Mann, Private 15307, Welsh Regiment. Died September 25 1915. Loos Memorial.
  • Arthur Martin, Private 13276, South Wales Borderers. Died August 21 1915. Lived in Pontlottyn.
  • Edward Miskell, Private 830244 Canadian Infantry, 44th Battalion. August 23 1917, aged 32. Vimy Memorial, France. Son of Thomas and Mary Miskell of 17 Chapel St., Pontlottyn.
  • James Miskell, Private 13255 South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion. Killed in action January 25 1915. Le Touret Memorial.
  • Thomas Miskell (E Miskell in war graves records), Private 3129 Monmouthshire Regiment, 1st Battallion. Killed in action March 10 1915. St Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery, Belgium.
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  • Richard Lloyd Morris, Driver W/3507, Royal Field Artillery. Died October 14 1918. Buried Dadizeele British Cemetery.       
  • Edwin Mutton, Private 12808, Welsh Regiment. Died July 10 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
  • R Mead (R Neade on war memorial), Private 13240 South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion. September 16 1915. Azmak Cemetery, Turkey. Stepbrother of Daniel Clarke of 6 Crofts Row, Pontlottyn.
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  • William David Owen, Sapper 149361, Royal Engineers. Died November 13 1917. Buried Dunkirk Town Cemetery.
  • James Palmer, Private 4356, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died January 16 1915. Ploegsteert Memorial.
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  • Thomas Phillips, Private 39207, South Wales Borderers. Died April 11 1918. Buried Outtersteene Cemetery.
  • William Herbert Phillips, Serjeant 59313 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 3rd Battalion. Died October 8 1918, aged 21. Grand Ravine British Cemetery, France. Son of David and Elleanor Phillips of 28 Greenfield St, Pontlottyn.
  • John Pope, Sergeant 18097 Gloucestershire Regiment, 13th Battalion. Died March 25 1918. Poziers Memorial.
  • Samuel Potter, Lance Corporal 16833, Welsh Regiment. Died July 12 1916. Buried Flatiron Copse Cemetery.  
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  • Evan Price, Rifleman 1826 Monmouthshire Regiment, 1st Battalion. Died April 24 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
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  • Morgan Rees Price, Sergeant 18513 South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion. Died November 10 1917, aged 24. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Son of Richard and Lavinia Ann Price of 12 Iron Court, Pontlottyn.
  • W Powell, Shoeing Smith 52458 Royal Field Artillery, 55th Brigade Ammunition Col. Died July 30 1916, aged 37. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Son of William Powell of Builth Wells; husband of Ceridwen Powell of 18 Duffryn St., Pontlottyn.
  • Sydney Pugh, Lance Corporal 16347, Welsh Regiment. Died July 12 1916. Thiepval Memorial.
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  • Michael Reardon, Private 16199. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died February 19 1916. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
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  • B Roberts      
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  • R Joseph Sherman, Rifleman 1866. Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 25/04/1915 aged 19. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.         
  • William Rees Smith, Driver 108972, Royal Field Artillery. Died 23/09/1918, aged 23. Buried Beveren-Ijzer Churchyard. Born in Pontlottyn.
  • Henry Sterry, Private 33668 Welsh Regiment 8th Battalion. Died July 16 1916. Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Born in Gloucestershire.
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  • T C Thomas, Private 18583 South Wales Borderers, 2nd Battalion. Died July 1 1916, aged 22. Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2, France. Husband of Esther Thomas of 15 Heol Evan Wynne, Pontlottyn.
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  • Edward John Whale, Private 3987 Australian Infantry, A.I.F., 47th Battalion. Died November 17 1916, aged 41. Heilly Station Cemetery, France. Son of William and Martha Whale of 30 Tynewydd St., Pontlottyn.
  • Ben Williams, Private 13827 South Wales Borderers, 8th Battalion. Died December 26 1916. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
  • Edmund Williams, Sergeant 15013 Welsh Regiment. Died August 01 1917.
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  • EA Williams, Gunner 50460 Royal Garrison Artillery, 126th Heavy Battery. Died October 19 1918, aged 23. Rhymney Cemetery. Son of WC and Elizabeth Ann Williams. Born at Pontlottyn.
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  • WJ Williams, Driver 56847 Royal Field Artillery, 23rd Brigade. Died December 2 1918, aged 21. Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Son of Alfred and Mary Williams of 31 Duffryn St., Pontlottyn.
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Second World War

  • Tudor Chapman, Leading Aircraftman 1652113 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 681 Squadron. Died May 20 1946, aged 23. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Son of Evan John and Rachel Chapman, of Pontlottyn.
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  • Gordon Valentine Greening, Sergeant 1836309 Air Gunner, RAFVR 102 (Ceylon) Squadron, based at RAF Pocklington. Presumed dead September 17 1944, aged 20. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Ronald and Elizabeth Mary Greening, of Pontlottyn.
  • James John Horgan, Lance Serjeant 5048951 South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion The Monmouthshire Regiment and No. 1 Commando. Died December 6 1942, aged 33. Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. Husband of Lucretia Horgan, of Pontlottyn.
  • John Edwin Horrell, Cook (S) D/MX 56963 Royal Navy – HMS Glorious. Missing, presumed dead June 8 1940, aged 21. Plymouth Naval Memorial. Son of Edwin John and Myra Emily Horrell, of Pontlottyn.
  • Gordon Hybart, Fusilier 14318251 Royal Scots Fusiliers 4/5th Battalion. Died March 1 1945, aged 20. Milsbeek War Cemetery, Netherlands. Son of Annie Hybart and stepson of William Morgan, of Pontlottyn.
  • Reginald Thomas Minhinnick, Corporal 3967822 Welch Regiment 2/5th Battalion. Died September 11 1941, aged 25. Brookwood Memorial. Son of Ernest Arthur and Margaret Minhinnick, of Pontlottyn; husband of Sylvia Karslake Minhinnick, of Pontlottyn.
  • Arnold Morris, Sergeant 655938 RAFVR Bomber Command 115 Squadron based at RAF East Wretham. Died November 16 1942, aged 20. Runnymede Memorial. Son of Tom and Hannah M Morris, of Pontlottyn.
  • Horace Price, Private 4077657 Essex Regiment 1st Battalion. Died April 20 1943, aged 27. Medjez-El-Bab Memorial, Tunisia. Son of David and Minnie Price and husband of Gladys Price, of Pontlottyn.
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  • Morgan Walters, Gunner 4081200 Royal Artillery 311 Bty. 90 Lt. A.A. Regiment. Died February 4 1944, aged 27. Anzio War Cemetery, Italy. Husband of Patricia Walters, of Pontlottyn. 
  • John Morgan Williams, Gunner 1594136 Royal Artillery 378 Bty. 45 (5th Bn. The Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment. Died August 28 1940, aged 27. Rhymney Cemetery. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Williams, of Pontlottyn; husband of Eveline Irene Williams, of Maindee, Newport.
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