BARGOED & GILFACH 1914-18 & 1939-45                                               BARGOED & GILFACH MEMORIAL


Bargoed and Gilfach

No names were put on the War Memorial when it was erected after the Great War. The names were added in 2005. The names being those who fell in both World Wars.  Below all the names are shown in alphabetical order. Those on the panel on the right side of the Memorial, as viewed from the front, have been marked with * (this appears to indicate that they were from Gilfach). The identity of those on the Memorials is still being researched.
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Bargoed and Gilfach 1914-18 & 1939-45

Names on Memorial  Additional Information
Allen I Ivor Allen.
Private  3966248 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), 2nd Battalion.
Died (aged 26) May 22 1944.
Commemorated Panel 9., Cassino Memorial, Italy.
Son of Charles and May Allen, of Bargoed.
Arthurs C D Cecil Douglas Arthurs.
Corporal  543131  Royal Air Force
Died (aged 23) June 17 1943.
Grave 3. E. 14. , Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Son of Harold Stanley and Rose Mary Arthurs, of Bargoed
Atkinson H F Herbert Frederick Atkinson.
Private 32964 Welsh Regiment 13th Battalion.
Died of wounds January 10 1916.
Grave VI. F. 2. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Son of John and Jayne Atkinson (114 Park Place, Gilfach) and husband of Bertha E. Atkinson.
Atkinson H W Henry W. Atkinson.
Lance Corporal 21494 Welsh Regiment 13th Battalion.
Died of wounds July 10 1916. 
Grave VII. O. 4. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France..
Son of John and Jayne Atkinson (114 Park Place, Gilfach)
Baldwin B H J Bernard Henry John Baldwin
Sergeant 1411466 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 207 Squadron.
Died  February 20 1944, aged 21.
Commemorated Panel 224. , Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Son of Stanley and Bronwen Baldwin, of Bargoed
Bartlett E Ernest Bartlett
Private 11588 Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd Battalion
Killed in action May 5 1915, aged 29
Panel 22 and 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of Frank and Mary Bartlett (12, Dock Road, Penarth) and husband of Kate (later Cobb) (7 Heolddu Avenue, Bargoed).
Baylis H Harry Baylis.
Stoker 1st Class , P/KX84326 Royal Navy.
Died (aged 28) January 20 1945.
Grave B. 3760 Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery.
Berriman C D Colin David Berriman.
Telegraphist , D/JX 162419 Royal Navy, H.M.S. Trinidad.
Died (aged 18) May 14 1942.
Commemorated Panel 68, Column 2., Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of George and Rosa Berriman, of Bargoed.
Berrington L W Leonard Walter Berrington.
Private 93682 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 17th Battalion (after compulsory transfer from South Wales Borderers 3rd Battalion, Infantry Base depot)
Died of wounds November 9 1918 in No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen.
Grave S. III. Z. 11.St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Son of John and Sarah Berrington (10 Hill Street, Bargoed). Husband of Florence May Berrington (38 North Road, Bargoed).
Bond E C Ernest Charles Bond
Gunner 218538 Royal Garrison Artillery 235th Siege Bty.
Died April 14 1921 aged 24.
Buried Gelligaer (St. Catwg) Churchyard.
Son of Henry and Eleanor (88 Greenfield Street, Bargoed).
Bowen H J  
Bracey E Ernest Bracey
Lance Corporal 91867 Royal Engineers 161st Tunnelling Coy.
Died May 19 1916 aged 31.
Grave II.D.8 Maroeuil British Cemetery, France.
Son of George and Emily Bracey, husband of Alice (12 Factory Road, Bargoed)
Brain G F George Frederick Brain
Lance Corporal 23219 Welsh Regiment 16th Battalion
Killed in action July 7 1916
Pier and Face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Bray G H George Henry Bray
Private 138704 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 19th Bn.
Died September 25 1918, Age 19. 
Panel 136 Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of Mrs M Carpenter (20 North Road, Bargoed)
Bray L Leonard Bray
Bugler 1913  Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion
Killed in action April 24 1915 aged 18
Panel 50 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Bray
Bye H Henry Bye.
Gunner 178069 Royal Field Artillery, "C" Battery, 122nd Brigade.
Died October 24 1918 aged 36.
Grave VI. B. 55. Terlincthon British Cemetery Wimile, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of George and Louisa Bye (of Bristol) and husband of Amelia Agnes (51 Greenfield Street, Bargoed) 
Campion A Alfred Campion.
19825 Welsh Regiment 2nd Bn.
Died July 26 1916 aged 38.
Commemorated Pier and Face 7A and 10 A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Husband of Margaret (9 Heolddu Road, Bargoed) 
Caswell C E Charles Edward Caswell.
Leading Stoker , V/SKX 904 Royal Navy, H.M.L.C.F. 1.
Died (aged 24) August 17 1944.
Commemorated Panel 89, Column 2., Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of Charles Edwin and Eva Caswell, of Bargoed, Glamorgan; husband of Stella Irene Caswell, of Bargoed.
Cleary R Robert Cleary.
Lance Corporal 10923 Welsh Regiment 2nd Bn.
Died September 14 1914 aged 20.
Commemorated La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.
Son of David and Elizabeth Cleary (71 West Street, Bargoed)
Clevey W A William Alfred Clevey.
Flight Sergeant 1266119 RAFVR 103 Squadron.
Died (aged 22) May 28 1944.
Commemorated Panel 216 Runnymede Memorial.
Son of Thomas and Florence Clevey and husband of Rose Hannah Clevey (Gilfach).
*Cook W. William Cook
Bombadier 146 Royal Field Artillery, "B" Battery, 122nd Brigade.
Died May 3 1918, aged 22.
II. B. 4. Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of Elizabeth Cook, of 26, Gwerthonor Place, Gilfach, Bargoed
Davies B J  
Davies C  
Davies C Thomas Davies.
Corporal 16317 Welsh Regiment, 10th Battalion.
Died July 23 1916.
Commemorated Brookwood (United Kingdom 1914-18) Memorial, Surrey.
Son of Mrs Margaret Davies, of 38 Henry Street, Bargoed.
Davies H E Herbert Edward Davies
Private 16090 Welsh Regiment 13th Battalion
Died of wounds May 21 1916 aged 18
Grave VI. P. 51 Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Son of George and Ellen Davies (1 Upper Capel Street, Bargoed)
*Davies R.J. Ronald James Davies.
Able-seaman D/SSX 33913 Royal Navy.
Died on HMS Hecla November 12 1942, aged 21.
Commemorated Panel 68 Column 3 Plymouth Naval Memorial
*Davies W.T. William Thomas Davies
Able Seaman Wales/Z/245, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Drake Battalion. R.N. Division.
Died September 22 1915, aged 19,
Commemorated Panel 8 Plymouth Naval Memorial
Son of David and Alice Davies, of 12, Maesygraig St., Gilfach, Bargoed.
Downs A Arthur Downes
Sapper WR/193582 Royal Engineers Railway Transportation Establishment.
Died January 19 1919, aged 34.
Grave F. 397 Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Husband of Alice Ann (1 Francis Street, Bargoed)
*Dungy A.E. Albert Edward Dungey
Private 21190 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), 7th Battalion.
Died December 17 1918, aged 22.
Grave VIII. A. 74. , Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Husband of Janet Jones (formerly Dungey) of 143 Park Place, Gilfach
Edmunds H  
*Edmunds  H. Harold Edmunds
Driver 205 Royal Field Artillery 119th Bde.
Died July 13 1916.
Grave II. B. 16 Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Son of Mr. A. Edmunds (2 Vere Street, Gilfach). 
Edwards T J Theophilus John Edwards
Acting Bombardier 112661 Royal Field Artillery, "C" Battery, 94th Brigade.
Died October 9 1917, aged 21.
Grave I. H. 17. Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Son of Mary Wallen (formerly Edwards), of 18, West St., Bargoed and the late William Edwards.
Evans A E Abraham Elton Evans
Leading Aircraftman 539692 Royal Air Force, 37 Squadron.
Died January 4 1942, aged 24.
Grave 1. E. 7. , Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Son of Charles Robert and Annie Elizabeth Evans, of Bargoed.
Evans L E Lewis Emlyn Evans
Gunner 199742 Royal Garrison Artillery 391st Siege Bty
Died (influenza and pneumonia) November 6 1918
Buried Plot 8 Row B Grave 5 Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension,Italy.
Son of Henry Samuel and Elizabeth Evans, and grandson of Elizabeth Trotman (20 Capel Street, Bargoed)
Evans T Theophilus Evans.
Private 40147 Welsh Regiment, 16th Battalion.
Died November 13 1917, aged 21.
Grave N. 177., Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery, Bargoed.
Son of Mrs. Margaret Evans, of 32, Usk St., Bargoed.
Evans T E C Thomas Edward Charles Evans
Private 4077528 King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Died July 7 1940, aged 27.
Coll. grave 1-19. , Perranzabuloe (St. Pirian) Churchyard, Cornwall, UK.
Son of Thomas and Sarah Olwen Evans, of Bargoed.
Fossey W William Fossey
Pioneer 135755 Royal Engineers 270th Railway Labour Coy.
Died September 22 1916 aged 55.
Grave 454 Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece.
Husband of Annie Victoria (19 Usk Street, Bargoed).
Frayling A A Arthur Alfred Frayling
Private 95563 Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Died October 15 1918 aged 21.
Grave II. E. 20 Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord. France.
Son of Herbert and Ada Frayling (28 Capel Street, Bargoed). 
Gabe T A Thomas Albert Gabe.
Flying Officer (Observer) 65556 RAFVR 105 Squadron.
Died July 11 1942.
Grave AIII. 11. 18. Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark. 
Green W C William George Green.
Lance Serjeant , 814103 Welsh Guards. 
Died (aged 26) May 23 1940.
Grave B. 5.  St. Martin-Boulogne Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais , France
Son of George William and Mary Green; husband of Megan Green, of Bargoed.
Greenhouse B J Bertram James Greenhouse.
Rifleman C/912 King's Royal Rifle Corps "D" Coy, 16th Bn.
Died November 30 1917 aged 22.
Commemorated XII. B. 9 Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium.
Son of William Thomas and Margaret Greenhouse (29 South Street, Bargoed).
*Griffin T. Thomas Griffin.
Private 37047 Worcestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died July 31 1917, aged 31.
Commemorated Panel 34 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of Elizabeth Griffin, of 2, Llewellyn St., Gilfach, Bargoed and the late Joseph Griffin; husband of Mary Edith Griffin, of 11, Passage Rd., Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.
*Griffiths E. Edward Griffiths.
Private 2959 Gloucestershire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died April 28 1921, aged 48
Grave 17. 9. Gelligaer (St Cattwg) Churchyard.
Born at Penrhyn. Son of Shem and Gwen Griffiths; husband of Mary Ann Griffiths, of 28, The Drive, Gwerthoner Houses, Gilfach, Bargoed.
Hall J John Hall.
Private 16498 South Wales Borderers 16th Battalion.
Died July 19 1916, aged 31.
Grave I. K. 37. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Son of Sophia Hancock (formerly Hall), of 27, East View, Gilfach, Bargoed
Harding B M Benjamin Morgan Harding.
Corporal. Wireless Operator (Air) 550526 Royal Air Force 18 Squadron.
Died (aged 20) May 25 1940.
Grave 6. J. Joint grave 5. Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension.
Son of Benjamin Rees and Gertrude Harding (Cefn Fforest).
Harris G F J Graham Frederick John Harris.
Flight Sergeant Wireless Op/Air Gunner. 1419565 RAFVR 38 Squadron.
Died July 28 1944.
Coll grave 4. C. 4. Phaleron War Cemetery, Greece.
Harris J Joseph Harris.
Corporal 13/503 York and Lancaster Regiment 13th Battalion. (Also served in Welch Regiment)
Died January 7 1916, aged 29.
Pier and Face 14A and 14B Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of James and Elizabeth Harris (23 Henry Street, Bargoed). Widow is Mrs Simpson (formerly Harris) of 16 Dean Street, Brownroyd, Bradford.
Harris W V William Vyrnwy Harris.
Private 241198 Welsh regiment 1/5th Battalion.
Died November 3 1917, aged 19. 
Memorial Panels 30 to 32, Jerusalem Memorial.
Son of William and Maggie M. Harris, of Glen Court, Hillside Park, Bargoed.
Harvey S Stanley Harvey.
Rifleman R/8149 King's Royal Rifle Corps 1st Bn.
Died May 15 1915 aged 18.
Commemorated Panel 32 and 33 Le Touret Memorial, France.
Son of Alexander and Rosey Jane Harvey (93 West Street, Bargoed). 
*Harvey W.A. William Austin Harvey.
Flying Officer  199344 RAFVR.
Died (aged 25) October 21 1947
Grave G. 64. , Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.
Son of Frederick and Elise Mary Harvey, of Gilfach, Bargoed.
Higgs E F Ernest Frank Higgs.
Private 32613 Welsh Regiment 16th Bn.
Died August 6 1916, aged 27.
Grave 1.10.4 Bedwellty (St. Sannan) Churchyard, Gwent, Wales.
Husband of M. Hampton (formerly Higgs) (7 Francis Street, Bargoed) 
Horton F Frederick Horton.
Serjeant R4/063220 Army Service Corps.
Died November 19 1917 aged 45.
Grave 29.7 Gelligaer (St. Catwg) Churchyard.
Son of Alfred Horton. Husband of Georgina (57 Usk Road).
Howard E T R Ernest Thomas Raymond Howard.
Sergeant (Wireless Operator) 167366 RAFVR, 218 Squadron.
Died (aged 20) March 29 1943. 
Grave 14. B. 1-5.  Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
Son of William and Mary Howard (Bargoed).
Howard H  
Howells T E Thomas Edward Howells.
Lance Corporal 44400 Welsh regiment 18th Battalion.
Died of wounds July 21 1918.
Grave III. C. 20. Lille Southern Cemetery.
Hughes E Emrys Hughes
Cook (S)  D/MX 56598  Royal Navy, HMS Courageous.
Died September 17 1939, aged 22.
Commemorated Panel 35, Column 1., Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of James and Blanche F. Hughes, of Bargoed
Hughes H M Herbert Morgan Hughes
Aircraftman 1st Class 1122383 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died April 23 1943, aged 23.
Grave VIII. D. 7., Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia.
Son of Thomas Lloyd Hughes and Sarah Hughes, of Bargoed.
Hughes R Richard Hughes. 
Rifleman 1103 Monmouthshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died May 8 1915 age 24.
Comemorated Panel 50 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Son of Richard and Martha Jane Hughes (36 Henry St., Bargoed).
Illsley H R Henry Reginald Illsley
Private 5184257 Gloucestershire Regiment.
Died June 19 1942, aged 28.
Commemorated Face 104. , Rangoon Memorial, Myanmar.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Illsley, of Bargoed, Monmouthshire
James G H George Henry James
Lance Corporal CH/X 110924, No. 40 R.M. Commando, Royal Marines
Died April 12 1945
Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, IV, C, 15.
Jeremiah T S O Thomas Samuel Osmond Jeremiah.
Cook (S) , D/MX 100870 Royal Navy. 
Died November 12 1943, aged 20. 
Commemorated Panel 83, Column 1.  Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of Thomas and Emily Jeremiah (Bargoed).
John L R Leslie Richard John.
Flying Officer , 162490 , Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died April 20 1945, aged 24.
Grave IX. C. 1. , Florence War Cemetery, Provincia di Firenze, Toscana, Italy.
Son of Joseph Richard and Elizabeth Maud John (Bargoed).
Jones D J D David Jonah Davies Jones.
Private 32674 Welsh Regiment, 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion.
Died October 29 1917, age 21.
Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Nord, France, Grave V. B. 10.
Only son of William Henry and M.A. Jones of Kiaora House, Park Crescent, Bargoed.
Jones E D Edward David Jones.
Lance Corporal 1660 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion. 
Died June 16 1915, aged 32.
Grave B. 20., Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of Mr. J. Jones, of 18, South St., Bargoed.
Jones G H George Henry Jones.
Driver W/2315 Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery 122nd Brigade.
Killed in action May 18 1916.
Grave VI. Q. 45. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Jones H Henry Jones.
Lance Corporal 33191 Welsh Regiment 13th Battalion.
Killed in action September 17 1916.
Grave III. G. 21. Essex Farm Cemetery, Leper, Belgium. 
Jones I G Godfrey Ivor Jones.
Gunner W/4423 Royal Field Artillery "D" Battery 121st Brigade.
Died of wounds August 18 1917, aged35.
Grave III. F. 35. Medninghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium.
Son of William Gilbert and Caroline Lavinia Jones. Husband of Jennie (30 Baldwin Street, Bargoed).
Jones J James Jones.
Company Serjeant Major 13445 South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion.
Died August 9 1915, aged 43. 
Grave II. B. 4. Hill 60 Cemetery, Turkey.
Husband of Guinevere Jones (24 Heolddu Road, Bargoed).
*Jones J.M.  
Jones R Robert Jones
Private 16313 Welsh Regiment, "D" Company 10th Battalion.
Died June 4 1916, aged 30.
Commemorated Panel 77 and 78., Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Elizabeth Jones, of 76, Greenfield St., Bargoed, and the late John Jones
*Jones S. Simon Jones.
Lance Corporal 39302 South Wales Borderers, 5th Battalion.
Died March 25 1918, aged 26.
Commemorated Bay 6 Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Jones, of Oakland Villa, Park Place, Gilfach, Bargoed; husband of Charlotte Mabel Johnson (formerly Jones), of 19, Mountjoy Place, Newport, Mon
Jones T L Tudor Llewellyn Jones
Flight Sergeant  655564  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 27 Squadron.
Died September 27 1944, aged 25.
Commemorated Panel 14, Column 1., Malta Memorial, Malta.
Son of Llewellyn and Beatrice Jones, of Bargoed.
Jones T W William Trevor Jones
Sapper  19013939  Royal Engineers.
Died June 4 1947, aged 19.
Grave 9A. K. 1., Hamburg Cemetery, Germany.
Son of Leonard and Kate Jones, of Bargoed
Jones W William John Jones.
Serjeant S/2189 Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consorts Own) "A" Coy 12th Bn.
Died September 20 1917, aged 24. 
Commemorated Panel 145 to 147 Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Jane Jones (118 Bryn Road, Tondu, Bridgend).
Jones W D William Daniel Jones
Leading Air Mechanic  D/FX. 81314  Royal Navy, H.M.S. Hermes.
Died April 9 1942, aged 28.
Commemorated Bay 3, Panel 4., Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
Son of Samuel and Rachel Jones; husband of Winifred Jones, of Bargoed
Jones W F William Francis Jones.
First Mate Mercantile Marine, S.S. "Birtley" (Newcastle)
Lost at sea January 3 1918, aged 49.
Commemorated Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Son of the late William and Harriet Jones; husband of Margaret Jane Jones (nee Cole), of 1, Quay Rd., Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. Born at Bargoed
*Jones W.H. William Henry Jones.
Driver 1335 Royal Field Artillery, "B" Battery, 122nd Brigade.
Died July 22 1917, aged 28.
Grave II. M. 3. Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of Sarah Jane Bennett (formerly Jones), of 11, Railway Terrace, Gilfach, Bargoed, and the late Albert Jones. Native of Bishton, Newport, Mon.
*Kilty T.J. Thomas James Kilty.
Leading Signalman D/JX 138661 Royal Navy..
Lost on HM Triumph January 20 1942.
Commemorated Panel 67, Column 3.  Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of  Annie Kilty (15 Cross Street, Gilfach, Bargoed).
*Knight G.C. George Cornelius Knight.
Serjeant 13285 Royal Fusiliers 25th Battalion.
Died January 4 1917, aged 40.
Grave III. A. 3. Dar es Salaam (Upanga Road) Cemetery, Tanzania.
Son of Charles and Naomi Knight and husband of Ethel Louise Knight of 'Wordesley', Gwerthonor Place, Gilfach. Born at Wordsley, Stourbridge, Worcs. 
*Lane F.J. Frederick Joseph Lane.
Private 37636 Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion.
Died December 5 1917, aged 32..
Grave I. B. 2. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France.
Son of Thomas and Emma Lane (Malvern, Worcestershire) and husband of May Lane (4, Cross Street, Gilfach). 
Lapping D T David Thomas Lapping
Lance Corporal  4187230  Welch Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died September 11 1944, aged 34.
Grave XX, L, 11. , Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy.
Son Of William and Margaret Lapping, of Bargoed, Glamorgan; husband of A. Lapping.
Lear A W Alfred William Lear
Private 180157 Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Died November 12 1918.
Grave M.75 Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery, Bargoed 
Leaves A Albert Leaves.
Private S/368059 Army Service Corps. Army Printing and Stationery Depot (Le Havre).
Died November 8 1918 aged 25.
Div 62. II.P.I Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France.
Son of Mr and Mrs Leaves of Bargoed.  
Lewis C F Cecil Frederick Lewis.
Sergeant, Air Gunner 1656317 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 625 Squadron.
Died February 15 1944.
Grave Allied Millitary Plot. Row 4. 12. Aabenraa Cemetary, Denmark
*Lewis G.
Gordon Lewis.
Private 28779 Welsh Regiment, 18th Battalion.
Died October 9 1916, aged 19.
Grave I. H. 19. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France.
Son of William and Mary Lewis, of 8, Maesygraig St., Gilfach, Bargoed.
Lewis T Thomas Lewis.
Private 13879 South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion.
Died August 13 1915, aged 37.
Commemorated Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220, Helles Memorial.
Husband of Frances Seabright (later Neale) (108 Gilfach Street, Bargoed) 
Lewis W T William Thomas Lewis
Private  3967498  Welch Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died betwwen May 20 and May 29 1941, aged 21.
Commemorated Face 6., Athens Memorial, Greece.
Son of Mary Jane Lewis, of Cwm Bargoed.
*Lloyd W.B.
William Benjamin Lloyd.
Second Lieutenant Northamptonshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion.
Died August 10 1917, aged 22.
Commemorated Panel 43 and 45, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Lloyd, of "Fair View," Gilfach, Bargoed.
Loveday W G Wyndham George Loveday.
Guardsman 829780 Welsh Guards, 1st Battalion.
Died July 2 1942.
Grave 85, Gelligaer Cemetery. 
Loveridge H Henry Loveridge (Brother of William Loveridge).
Private 24124 Welsh Regiment 16th Bn.
Died July 7 1916, aged 30.
Pier and face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of William and Jane Loveridge of 7 Francis Street, Bargoed.
Loveridge W William Loveridge (Brother of Henry Loveridge).
Private 23010 South Wales Borderers 10th Battallon.
Died January 22 1916 aged 34.
Buried in Rue du Bacquerot number 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie.
Son of William and Jane Loveridge of 7 Francis Street, Bargoed, and husband of Amelia Maud Loveridge (nee Butland) of 8 Pennard Place, Mynachdy.
*Mark J.S.
John Samuel Mark.
Private 7250 Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died August 20 1918.
Grave IV. F. 29. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.
Stepson of John Thomas, of 149, Park Place, Gilfach, Bargoed
Marston J E John Edward Marston
Private  5117288  Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died April 25 1941, aged 24.
Commemorated Face 5., Athens Memorial, Greece.
Son of Francis J. Marston and Amelia J. Marston, of Bargoed.
Martin C Clifford Martin
Guardsman  2735216  Welsh Guards, 3rd Battalion.
Died February 19 1944, age 26.
Grave XIX. H. 10., Cassino War Cemetery, Italy.
Son of Charles and Mabel Martin, of Bargoed
Matthews E J Edgar James Matthews.
Sergeant (Wireless operator) 1285469 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died August 3 1941, age 19.
Grave 27. Gelligaer Cemetery.
*McCarthy J.
Jeremiah McCarthy.
Corporal 29433 Royal Field Artillery, "C" Battery, 91st Brigade.
Died April 24 1918, aged 33.
Grave II. J. 11. Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France.
(served as HOGAN). Son of James and Mary McCarthy, of 132, Park Place, Gilfach, Bargoed
McCarthy J P James McCarthy
Gunner 189339 Royal Field Artillery, 9th Reserve Battery.
Died December 18 1916, aged 19.
Grave 36. 17. Gelligaer (St. Cattwg) Churchyard. 
Son of James and Mary McCarthy (20 Thomas St., Aberbargoed).
Meyrick W William Meyrick
Private  41137  South Wales Borderers 5th (H.D.) Battalion.
Died June 14 1940, aged 54.
Section F. Grave 4518., Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery.
Son of Rees and Mary Meyrick; husband of Ada Meyrick, of Bargoed. Also served in the 1914 18 war.
Milliner W J William James Milliner.
Private 74136 Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 10th Battalion.
Died April 21 1918, aged 19.
Grave P VII A 7A, St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
Son of Mrs. Emily Maria Milliner, of 14, Factory Rd., Bargoed, Cardiff. 
*Morgan A. Arthur Morgan.
Private 973 Welsh Guards, Prince of Wales' Company, 1st Battalion.
Died September 27 1915, aged 22.
Commemorated Panel 10, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Morgan E H Ewart Henry Morgan
Lieutenant  235649  Royal Engineers, attd. Indian Army.
Died February 18 1944, aged 23.
Grave X. C. 26., Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.
Son of Henry and Mary Jane Morgan, of Bargoed
*Morgan J. James Morgan.
Private 11475 South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion.
Died May 19 1915, aged 19.
Commemorated Panel 14 and 15, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of James and Alice Morgan, of 31 Gwerthonor Place, Gilfach, Bargoed
Morgan R  
Morris D David Morris.
Merchant Navy. Master of British tramp steamer 'Ashbury'.
Died, aged 59, January 8 1945.
Commemorated Panel 10 Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Son of John and Jane Morris (Bargoed) and husband of Hilda Morris (Grangetown, Cardiff).
Morris T Thomas Morris.
Rifleman 226627 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion. 
Died October 8 1918, aged 29.
Grave A. 7. Sequehart British Cemetery No. 1, Aisne, France.
Son of James and Ann Morris (Bargoed) and husband of Eva May (67 West Street, Bargoed).
Morris T B
Moyle G George Moyle.
Private 6426 South Wales Borderers 1st Bn.
Died September 29 1914 aged 33
Ramboullet Communal Cemetery, France.
Husband of Louisa J. (later Reeves) (80 Gilfach Street, Bargoed). 
Musty J M James Musty.
Private 1487 Welsh regiment 2nd Bn.
Died January 18 1915 aged 22.
Grave 22 Beuvry Communal Cemetery, France.
Son of Mrs Rosina Hawkins (37 Heolddu Road, Bargoed). 
*Nash W.M. Wilfred Morgan Nash.
Private 57948 Welsh regiment 14th Battalion.
Died September 15 1918, aged 19.
Grave  IV. A. 41. Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais France.
Son of Mr and Mrs Nash (15 Maesygraig Street, Gilfach). 
Norton E Edgar Norton
Driver 19637 Royal Field Artillery 104th Brigade
Died July 21 1917
Grave I. A. 20. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension, West-Vlaanderland, Belgium.
Son of Emma E Gilbert of 72 Gilfach Street, Bargoed.
O'Connor D David O'Connor.
Private 2547 Herefordshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died November 4 1919, aged 24.
Grave N. 423. Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery, Bargoed.
Son of John O'Connor. Husband of Mary Jane (later Edwards) (29 Bristol Terrace, Bargoed).
Old W E William Ewart Old.
Private , 7371203 Royal Army Medical Corps.
Died (aged 26) October 18 1943.
Grave IV. H. 16. , Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.
Son of Mark and Ann Old, of Bargoed.
Olsen E Emrys Olsen.
Private  4031519 King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 1st Battalion.
Died (aged 31) March 24 1945.
Grave 11. 27. Bedwellty (St. Sannan) Churchyard.
Son of John Andrew and Charlotte Olsen, of Bargoed, Glamorgan; husband of Elizabeth Olsen.
O'Marah T L Thomas Leslie O'Marah.
Flight Engineer 982124 Sergeant Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Bomber Command, 227 Squadron.
Killed (aged 22) on bombing operation March 22 1945.
Commemorated Panel 276 Runnymede Memorial.
Son of Joseph Christopher and Cecilia Florence O'Marah (Bargoed).
Osborne H J Herbert John Osborne.
Driver 1780 Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field artillery, 119th Brigade.
Died October 17 1918, aged 23.
Grave D. 7., Cemetery Moorseele Military Cemetery, Belgium.
Son of R. J. and Elizabeth Osborne, of 8, Bristol Terrace, Bargoed.
Owen O M M Owen Owen MM
Serjeant 23309 Royal Garrison Artillery 14th Siege Bty 29th Div.
Died July 4 1916 aged 32.
Grave I. D. 9. Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Native of Dol Gwartheg, Dolgellau. Son of Margaret and the late Richard Owen, of "Llwyn-Y-Gan", 24, Capel St., Bargoed.
Partis K J  
Phillips D J David John Phillips
Bombardier 86372 Canadian Field Artillery, 17th Bty.
Died October 13 1915, aged 24.
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent, Grave O. 303.
Son of the late John and Mary Phillips, of Gilvachvargeod, Bargoed.
Phillips R Richard Phillips.
Private 16262 (Prince Albert's) Somerset Light Infantry 7th Battalion. 
Assumed dead August 16 1917.
Commemorated Panel 41 to 42 and 163A Tyne Cot Memorial, Weat-Vlanderen, Belgium.
Powell A E E Albert Edgar E. Powell.
Gunner 992621 Royal Artillery.
Died October 18 1940.
Grave H. 2346. Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery. 
Powell E T  
Powell S T  
*Price W.T.
William Thomas Price.
Gunner 159651 Royal Field Artillery 121st Battery.
Died (aged 27) July 14 1920.
Commemorated Face 1 Delhi Memorial (India Gate), Delhi, India.
Son of William H. and Hannah Price (16 St. Mary Street, Gilfach). 
Prince L C Leslie Charles Prince.
Lance Bombardier  1515098 Royal Artillery, 2 Airlanding Anti-Tank Battery.
Died (aged 24) September 10 1943.
Grave VI. E. 30. , Bari War Cemetery, Italy.
Son of George and Lillian Prince; husband of Joan Prince, of Bargoed
Rawlings D A David Albert Rawlings.
Private 4202807 Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Battallion.
Died (aged 29) August 6 1944.
Grave VIII. B. 7. Tilly-Sur-Seulles War Cemetery, Clvados, France.
Son of Frederick William and Celia Rawlings, of Bargoed, Glamorgan; husband of Violet Rawlings, of Bargoed. Father of Norma Evangeline.
Rees K V Kenneth Vincent Rees.
Flight Sergeant (Navigator) 591740 Royal Air Force, 10 Squadron.
Died March 6 1945.
Grave 6. C. 11. Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany.
Ripley E R Eric Richard Ripley.
Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps 53rd Squadron and General List.
Died (aged 23) October 31 1917.
Grave I. D. 20. White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres.
Son of William Pickard Ripley (68 Cromwell Avenue, Highgate, London).
Roberts K G Kenneth Graham Roberts.
Private  3911543 Gloucestershire Regiment.
Died (aged 24) July 30 1944.
Grace III. E. 1. Hottot-Les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
Son of William and Edith Ellen Roberts, of Bargoed
Roberts R E Robert Edward Roberts.
Flight Sergeant  Pilot Officer  417760  Royal Australian Air Force. 
Died (aged 22) December 12 1944.
Grave 17. G. 11-14 Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Son of Alfred John and Ruby Gladys Roberts (Glandore, South Australia) and husband of Sylvia Ruby Roberts of Bargoed.
Robins W G Willam George Robins.
Gunner  1497320 Royal Artillery.
Died (aged 23) April 9 1942.
Grave 2. B. 15. , Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka.
Son of Arthur George and Lily Robins; husband of Mrs. Mildred Ethel Robins, of Bargoed.
Rogers J B John Benjamin Rogers
Private 21560 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 15th Battalion
Killed in action July 10 1916, aged 27
Pier and Face 4A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of John and Mary Jane Rogers (58 Park Road, Bargoed)
Rogers S Sydney Rogers
Private 3177 Monmouthshire Regiment 3rd Battalion
Died December 29 1915
Plot 2, Row E, Grave 2, Ferme-Olivier Cemetry, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Rowlands H Harry Rowlands.
Private  4077043 Monmouthshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion.
Died (aged 24) July 19 1944.
Commemorated Panel 14, Column 2.  Bayeux Memorial, Calvados, France.
Son of John and Mary E. Rowlands, of Bargoed
Shore S Stanley Thomas Shore.
Private 13165 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died July 7 1916.
Commemorated Pier and face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of George Henry and Eliza Shore. 
*Spivey B.K. Bernard Kenneth Spivey.
Trooper 7912891 Royal Tank Regiment R..A.C. 4th.
Died (aged 21) November 26 1941.
Grave 8. F. 12. Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.
Son of Frank Knapman and Charlotte Spivey, husband of Mary Spivey (Gilfach). 
Sullivan J John Sullivan.
Private 14315 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 8th Battalion
Died of wounds October 3 1918.
Grave III. D. 9. Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Son of Mr and Mrs T. Sullivan (14 Wood Street, Bargoed).
Thomas D David Thomas.
Private  D/21519 Welch Regiment, 16th (H.D.) Battalion.
Died August 17 1940.
Grave Upper part. Row 3. Grave 4. , Aberbargoed (Caersalem) Baptist Chapelyard.
Son of David and Ann Thomas, of Bargoed.
*Thomas J.S. John Selwyn Thomas. 
Ordnance Artificer 4th Class D/MX 65301 Royal Navy, H.M.S. Repulse.
Died (aged 21) December 10 1941.
Commemorated Panel 54 Column 3 Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of Thomas and Sarah Thomas (Gilfach).
*Thomas L.F. Lewis Frank Thomas.
Serjeant 13015 South Wales Borderers 1st Battalion.
Died August 11 1916, aged 39.
Grave III. A. 17. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension.  
Brother of Mrs Squires (157 Park Place, Gilfach).
Thomas W William Thomas
Private DM2/112815 Royal Army Service Corps 245th Mechanical Transport Coy 
Died November 9 1916, aged 37
Grave 671 Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece
Son of Evan Thomas (Miners' Agent) and Jane (20 Upper Wood Street, Bargoed)
Husband of Margaret Maud Thomas.
*Trigg P.
Percy Trigg.
Corporal 23989 Welsh Regiment, 16th Battalion.
Died April 8 1916, aged 19.
Grave III. P. 5., Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of George and Mary Ann Trigg, of 52, Maesygraig St., Gilfach, Bargoed.
Turner J John Turner.
Private 19797 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died August 3 1917 aged 27.
Grave III. E. 262. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.
Son of Mr and Mrs J Turner of Barnstaple, Devon, Husband of Rachel Turner of 14 Hill st., Bargoed. 
Vallis F B F B Vallis.
Private 31252 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st/5th Bn.
Died October 8 1918.
III. C. 21. Sunken Road Cemetery, Boisleux-St. Marc, France.
Son of Mr G. Vallis (20 North Road, Bargoed).
*Vallis S.W.
S W Vallis.
Private 23852 Welsh Regiment, 16th Battalion.
Died May 10 1916, aged 32.
Grave VI. Q. 38., Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.
Son of Harry Vallis; husband of Sarah Seal (formerly Vallis), of 4, Margaret St., Gilfach, Bargoed
Wagstaff T K Thomas Kenneth Wagstaff.
Flight Sergeant  655937  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Squadron.
Died (aged 24) April 8 1943.
Commemorated on Panel 139. , Runnymede Memorial.
Son of Thomas and Alice Wagstaff (Bargoed).
Walters D J  
Walwyn G V George Valentine Walwyn.
Private 25535 South Wales Borderers 2nd Bn.
Died April 23 1917.
Bay 6 Arras Memorial. 
While P Philip While.
Private 13162 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died January 2 1916.
Grave VI. D. 6. Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. 
White W William White.
Corporal 16477 South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion. 
Died September 28 1918, aged 31.
Panel 65 to 66 Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlanderen, Belgium..
Husband of Minnie (44 Heolddu Road, Bargoed)
Williams D G David Glyn Williams.
Private 61432 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 14th Battalion.
Died August 31 1917, aged 18.
Grave IV. E, 21. Cement House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderland, Belgium.
Son of David and Elizabeth A. Williams of 109, Gilfach St., Bargoed 
Williams E Edwin Williams
Private 54375 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 19th Battalion
Died of wounds December 30 1917, aged 21.
Grave V, A, 21. St. Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France.
Son of Israel and Margaret Williams (8 South Street, Bargoed)
Williams E J Edward John Williams.
Aircraftman 2nd Class  1115523 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died (aged 28) May 2 1941.
Grave  G.  4673. Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery.
Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth A. Williams, of Bargoed.
Williams G P Glyndore Phillip Williams.
Ordinary Seaman  D/JX 174148 Royal Navy, H.M. Lighter A.2.
Died October 13 1941.
Commemorated Panel 49, Column 3. , Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of Evan Gwellium Williams, and of Mary Ann Williams, of Bargoed
Williams J John Williams.
Private 23835 Welsh Regiment 16th (Cardiff City) Battalion.
Died of wounds July 17 1916, aged 21.
Grave II. D. 20. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe, Somme, France.
Son of John H. and Elizabeth Williams (1 Bristol Terrace, Bargoed). 
Williams J C John Charles Williams
Private 267967 Devonshire Regiment 1/6th Battalion (Territorials)
Died at sea July 21 1917, aged 31. 
Commemorated Panel 11, Basra Memorial, Iraq.
Son of Mrs Mary Williams (North Road, Bargoed), husband of Dorothy (3 Victoria Cottages, Rea Lane, Quedgeley, Gloucester) 
Williams R A Robert Arfon Williams.
Pilot Officer of Fleet Air Arm 754 Squadron.
Killed in air accident (aged 20) November 12 1942.
Grave F. 4289. Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery.
Son of John J. and Kate Williams (37, South Street, Bargoed)
Williams T Private 14383 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died October 23 1918.
Grave VI. C. 5. Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.
Husband of Mary Ann (later Allen) (12 Bristol Terrace, Bargoed). 
Wilson I Ivor Wilson.
Private 48950 Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion.
Died July 31 1917, aged 27. 
Commemorated Panel 37 Menin Gate Memorial to the missing, Ypres.
Son of Joseph and Mena Wilson (28 Gilfach Street, Bargoed)
Winston W G Walter George Winston.
Private 544 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died October 13 1915. 
Commemorated Panel 129 and 130, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Withers J James Withers.
Private 266411 Monmouthshire Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died April 12 1918.
Commemorated Panel 10 Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium. 
*Woodman W.N. William Noel Woodman.
Aircraftman 1st Class  949740  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died (aged 23) August 14 1943.
Grave 10. D. 6., Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia.
Son of William Leonard and Mary Ann Woodman, of Gilfach, Bargoed
*Wride I.C.
Idris Charles Wride.
Driver 123572 Royal Army Service Corps.
Died (aged 22) Decemebr 2 1941.
Grave 58 Gelligaer Cemetery.
Son of Joseph and Mary Wrire, and husband of Jessie Lavinia May Wride of Weston-super-Mare. 
Yates W William J Yates
Private 32679 Welsh Regiment.
Died July 24 1918, age 24.
Grave 17. 19., Gelligaer (St. Cattwg) Churchyard.
Son of Alfred and Kate Yates. Born at Bargoed.

Henry W Atkinson



Leonard Walter Berrington

Leonard Walter Berrington, age 18, a collier of 38 North Road, Bargoed, attested 22 April 1916. Initially joined 3rd Battalion South Wales Borderers, at Brecon. He embarked for France on 21 Aug 1918 joining Infantry Base Depot on the 25th then compulsory transferred to Royal Welsh Fusiliers, on the 28th joining 17th Battalion as Private and allotted the new number 93682. Admitted to 129th Field Ambulance on 4th November with gun shot wound to the head sustained in the field. He subsequently died of his wounds on 9 Nov 1918 in No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen. He was the son of John and Sarah Berrington, 10 Hill Street, Bargoed. His wife Florence May Berrington nee Jones and son Ernest George resided at 38 North Road, Bargoed.

E C Bond

Gelligaer Parish Churchyard

Gelligaer 1921Bond

Thomas Davies


(Merthyr) Pioneer 23 September 1916

Herbert Edward Davies


(Merthyr) Pioneer 3 June 1916

Ronald James Davies

Bargoed-DaviesRJ1Ronald James Davies, was the son of Elias and Lillian Davies, the family home was at 19 Woodland Place in Gilfach. He lost his life on HMS Hecla, a Destroyer Depot Ship, sunk off Casablanca November 12 1942 by U-515.

There were 799 ratings and 39 officers aboard when HMS Hecla was torpedoed off the coast of Morocco November 11 1942 (Armistice Day). 556 were rescued, 12 killed and 273 reported 'missing presumed killed'.


Photo courtesy of the Davies family. The family including his last surviving sister visited the memorial to lay a wreath in April 2014.

William Thomas Davies


Monmouth Guardian 11 February 1916

Lewis Emlyn Evans


Lewis Emlyn Evans, born to Henry and Elizabeth Evans (nee Trotman) on 11th November 1899 at 36 Greenfield, died just 5 days short of his 19th birthday

Photo Courtesy of his grandnephew David Evans

Frederick Horton

Gelligaer Parish Churchyard

Gelligaer 1914-18Horton

Ernest Thomas Raymond Howard

Sergeant Ernest Howard, wireless operator of 218 Squadron, stationed at RAF Downham Market, was killed on a bombing operation to Berlin March 29/30 1943.

Airborne at 21.43 hours, Stirling Mk III serial no BK702 Code HA-O, skippered by Canadian pilot William Hoar, was part of a Bomber Command force of 329 aircraft sent on this raid. Twenty one aircraft were lost. BK702 HA-O was one of two 218 Squadron Stirlings that failed to return. It was shot down by flak on its return route and crashed at 03:42 hours near Syke (18 km south of Bremen). All the crew were buried at Vechta April 1 1943 and subsequently re-interred in Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany. The two Canadian crewmembers (Hoar and Fraser) were buried in individual graves while the remainder were laid to rest side by side in a collective grave (14. B. 1-5.)

The crew memebrs were :-

  • Pilot: Sgt William George Hoar, RCAF, age 27 (Calder, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Flt Eng: Sgt James Edward Turnbull, RAFVR, age 30 (Stanley, Co Durham)
  • Navigator: Sgt Ronald Eric Jeffreys, age 22 (Canvey Island, Essex)
  • Bomb Aimer: Sgt Ronald Albert Mears, age 24 (East Ham, Essex)
  • Wireless Operator: Sgt Ernest Thomas Raymond Howard, age 20 (Bargoed)
  • Mid Upper Gunner: Sgt William Mitchell Robertson, age 25 (Montrose, Angus)
  • Rear Gunner: Flt Sgt John Murdock Hugh Fraser, age 20, RCAF

Research by Roy Smith. Information from Bombercrew.com.forum

Richard Hughes


George Henry James

Bargoed zII JamesGHLance Corporal George Henry James ch/X 110924, was born in 1922 in East View, Gilfach, son of John and Mary James (his father died in Bargoed colliery in 1936). After enlisting, he joined 40 Commando Royal Marines, he was with "A" troop. He saw action in Yugoslavia, North Africa, Sicily, Albania, Greece, Malta and Italy. He was killed while carrying out an amphibious landing in the Comacchio Lagoon in Northern Italy during operation ROAST on 12th April 1945. He is buried at the Agenta Gap War Cemetery, Ferrara, Italy. Grave 1V,C,15

Bargoed zII JamesGH Troop"A" troop, George is back row 2nd from right.

Bargoed zII JamesGH MI

(Gravestone Photo courtesy of Jim Brown)

Thomas Jeremiah

Ship's cook, Thomas Jeremiah died with the commanding officer and 76 other crew members in November 1943.

On October 20 and November 4 1943, the Royal Navy destroyer Dulverton was part of a force trying to capture the Greek islands of Kos and Leros. On November 12 Dulverton returned to support the garrison on Leros which had just been invaded by the Germans. On November 13, while 5 miles off the coast of Kos, Dulverton was attacked by German Do 217 aircraft using Hs 293 glider bombs, one of which struck Dulverton abreast of the bridge, inflicting serious damage and starting extensive fires. The destroyer sustained heavy casualties but her consorts were able to take off the surviving 6 officers and 114 ratings. The Dulverton was scuttled two hours later by HMS Belvoir.

Leslie Richard John

Flying Officer Leslie Richard John was a fighter pilot appointed to 87 Squadron, based in Italy. Aged 24, he was killed April 20 1945, when his Spitfire Mk9 MH532 crashed on take-off from Pontedera; the bomb he was carrying exploded and, according to the Squadron Operational Record Book, the aircraft disintegrated.

David Jonah Davies Jones

Bargoed JonesDJD WM 19171129
Western Mail 29 November 1917

Edward David Jones


Monmouth guardian and Bargoed & Caerphilly observer 25 June 1915

Godfrey Ivor Jones


(Merthyr) Pioneer 12 February 1916

James Jones

James Jones was born in Penhow, Monmothshire in 1872. He enlisted in South Wales Borderers when he was 18. Further research may provide details of his military carreer.
In March quarter 1903 he married Guinevere Williams in Newport district. In 1911 he lived at 57 Ruth Street, Bargoed with his wife and five children under 8 years old, working as a coal pit sinker.
It is not known at what date he re-enlisted at Brecon, but he was posted to the Balkans 19 July 1915. THE HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS, page 159, says of his final action on 9 August 1915: “This attack, pivoting on the right and swinging round to it's left, went splendidly. It swept through the bushes in front of "C"'s line, clearing them of Turks and killing many. Company Sergeant Major Jones, a splendid N.C.O., of the best type of old soldier, was killed in the charge, but it had relieved the situation.”

Bargoed JonesJ Pioneer 110915
Bargoed JonesJ ME19150911 

Thomas J. Kilty

Signalman Thomas J. Kilty served on HMS Triumph, a T class Submarine that, after two years in the Mediterranean and on a final patrol before heading to UK, was lost, probably to mines, somewhere in the Aegean Sea in January 1942.

Under the command of Lt. John Symons Huddart RN, Triumph left Alexandria December 26 1941 to land a party of agents near Athens. Lt. Huddart reported the landing on December 30. Triumph did not show up on January 9 1942 to pick up the agents as arranged, and with no sightings of her, she was declared overdue on January 14. Her position remains unknown.

Research by Roy Smith.

Cecil Frederick Lewis

Bargoed LewisCF 1Cecil Frederick Lewis was born at 30 North Road, Bargoed, July 12 1923 - the eldest son of Frederick and Beatrice Lewis. He died in Denmark February 15 1944.
 Bargoed LewisCF 2For more on the incident that led to his death
see http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944014.shtml
and http://www.airmen.dk/a113114.htm
Bargoed LewisCF 3Bargoed LewisCF 4

(Photographs courtesy of Cherry Lewis his niece)

J P McCarthy

Gelligaer Parish Churchyard

Gelligaer 1914-18McCarthy

William Meyrick

Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery


W J Milliner

Bargoed MillinerW WM 19180620
Western Mail 20 June 1918

David Morris

An able and experienced seaman who was master of the British tramp steamer 'Ashbury', 59 year old David Morris lost his life when the vessel foundered and sank January 8 1945 at the entrance of Kyle of Tongue (on far north coast in Sutherland).

In October 1944, 'Ashbury', en route to Mediterranean, experienced considerable trouble with the ship's condenser and, at Gibraltar, Captain Morris received instructions to return to UK for its repair. After unloading a cargo of iron ore at Workington (Cumbria), Morris left that port December 31 1944 for a yard on river Tyne where the work would be carried out. Being under Admiralty Control during a critical period of the war, the vessel was ordered to sail in Convoy WN-667 on a northerly route from Workington via Loch Ewe, where, in company with other ships of the convoy, she lay at anchor. The weather steadily deteriorated and, while at this anchorage, 'Ashbury' required assistance as she lost one of her anchors in the winter storm. Proceding on January 6, the weather steadily worsened reaching force 9 with snow showers and low visibility. 'Ashbury' ran aground and foundered near Black Rocks, Talmine Skerries, and, with the loss of all 42 men on board, it was a tragic and unnecessary loss of life that proved to be the worst loss of a merchant ship during World War II in an incident not caused by enemy action.
Twenty five of the twenty six bodies recovered from the shoreline were identified, of which fourteen were buried in war graves in Thurso Cemetery while eleven were claimed by their next of kin. Fifteen, including Master David Morris, had no grave but the sea and their names are remembered on Tower Hill memorial, together with two others, making total of seventeen names under heading 'Ashbury'.
It is unclear why two of the bodies were buried at Tongue (some 35 miles away from the scene of the incident) while fourteen were buried at Thurso. One of the two bodies buried at Tongue was unidentified but the other was James Thomas Addicott, ship's third Engineer of Roath, Cardiff.

Research by Roy Smith, with thanks to Rory D. Wilson, Projects Officer, Marine Accident Investigation Branch, Mountbatten House, Southampton (for permission to use text from Board of Trade wreck report on loss of ship Ashbury) and to members of Scottish War Memorials Project.

Edgar Norton

Edgar Norton was born in Cardiff in 1891 to Herbert and Emma. His Father, a ship rigger, died when he was one. In 1895 his mother married John James Gilbert and in the early 1900s the family moved to Bargoed where his step-father was a boot-maker and repairer. In 1911 Edgar, aged 19, was a coal miner.
It is not known when he enlisted, but he was posted to France 13 December 1915. He was killed in action 21 July 1917.

Bargoed NortonE xxx

David O'Connor

Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery

Bargoed-Oconnor MI

Thomas Leslie O'Marah

Flight Engineer Thomas Leslie O'Marah, Sergeant RAFVR, Bomber Command, 227 Squadron, was killed on a bombing operation to Hamburg on the night of March 21/22 1945 as a crew member on Lancaster Mk1 Serial No ME372, Code (91-U).

The Lancaster took off from RAF Station, Balderton, at 01.22 and it is believed that the aircraft ditched in the North Sea about 40 miles west of Denmark. Sergeant O'Marah and his fellow crew members have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
The crew members were :-

  • Flt. Engr. Sgt Thomas L. O’Marah, age 22. Panel 276
  • Navigator F/S Edward W. Wilkinson, age 22. Panel 273
  • Air Bomber F/S Frederick H. Debarr, age 28. Panel 268
  • W/Op F/S Frank M. Ashworth RNZAF, age 24. Panel 285
  • Air Gnr. Sgt Thomas J. Jones, age 22. Panel 275
  • Air Gnr. Sgt Graham H. White, age 21. Panel 277

The body of Pilot F/O Edward Kimpton Whitechurch, Royal New Zealand Air Force, was later found washed ashore on Vejres Strand beach and he was laid to rest in Mosevraa Cemetery. (Mosevra is a small village in west Jutland, south west of town of Varde, Denmark.) He was son of Edward Robert and Lucy Jane Whitechurch and husband of Myra Whitechurch (Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand).

Research by Roy Smith

Herbert John Osborne

Bargoed-Osborne-Monmouth-Guardian-01118bMonmouth Guardian, 1st November 1918.

Owen Owen

Bargoed OwenO MP 310317(Merthyr) Pioneer March 31 1917

David John Phillips

David John Phillips was born in Cardiff 15th February 1991. He joined the army 7th November 1914, enlisting into the Canadian 5th Field Artillery Brigade. His next of kin was his sister, Mrs Jennie Morgan of Croesfaen South, Pontyclun. His trade was that of Constructional Engineer.

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery, Kent, belongs to the Ministry of Defence and is close to the military camp at Shorncliffe, 2 miles west of Folkstone.

Robert Edward Roberts

Born in Adelaide (Australia) August 16 1922, Robert Edward Roberts served in Royal Australian Air Force, Bomber Command 218 Squadron stationed at Chedburgh.

On December 12 1944, aircraft Lancaster PB674 and its crew failed to return from a daylight attack on Witten Marshalling Yards, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The crew were all buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

Sydney Rogers

Bargoed RogersS MG 280116

Momouth Guardian and Bargoed and Caerphilly Observer
28 January 1916

Percy Trigg

There is a Memorial plaque in Gelligaer Parish Church to Percy Trigg

Gelligaer 1914-18Trigg2
Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France.

Cemetery photo courtesy Grand-nephew Peter Ridge

S W Vallis

Bargoed Vallis Pioneer 270516
(Merthyr) Pioneer May 27 1916

Thomas Kenneth Wagstaff

Flt Sgt Thomas Kenneth Wagstaff, of 76 Squadron, Bomber Command, stationed at RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, was a crewmember on Halifax W1236, when he lost his life on a bombing raid over Gemany, during the Battle of the Ruhr. Their target was Duisburg, a German city in the western oart if the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia, location of chemical, steel and iron industries. Aircraft and crew were lost without trace. All are remembered on Runnymede Memorial: Thomas, son of Thomas and Alice Wagstaff of Bargoed, is honoured on Panel 139.

The crew was:-

  • Flying Officer M. A. S. Elliott, Pilot, 117489, aged 20 of Kew Gardens, Surrey.
  • Flying Officer H. H. Rogers DFM, Pilot 2/Co-pilot, 113484.
  • Sergeant J. D. Armstrong, Flight Engineer, 1014935, aged 20 of Northumberland.
  • Flying Officer A. M. Houston, Navigator, 121569, agd 32, of Enfield, Middlesex.
  • Pilot Officer R. Johnston, Bomb Aimer, 141803, aged 27 of Sutton, Surrey.
  • Flight Sergeant J. Appleton, W/Op AG, 1101248.
  • Sergeant R. J. Matthews, Mid Upper Gunner, 1187176, of Westbury, Wiltshire.
  • Sergeant T. K. Wagstaff, Rear Gunner, 655937, aged 24, of Bargoed.

It was a very experienced crew. The Co-pilot, Harold Humphrey Rogers, was holder of Distinguished Flying Medal and citation reads:- One night in March 1941, this airman was detailed to attack an important target at Hamburg and to carry out a reconnaissance. The flight, which was successful, entailed several runs over the target despite heavy anti-aircraft fire and searchlight acctivity. On a previous occasion when unable to locate his target, he succeded in bombing an important alternative target and an enemy aeodrome in Holland. On nearing his base, he was attacked by enemy aircraft and, although his aircraft was extensively damaged and his rear gunner wounded, he succeeded in landing his aircraft without further injury to his crew. He is an exceptional captain of aircraft who shows the greatest reliability and coolness on all occasions.

Phillip While

In 1911 Philip While, a coal miner, was living in Greenfield St., Bargoed, with the family of David and Johanna While. However he was 18 years old and they had only been married 10 years. He is probably the son of David and his first wife Elizabeth who were recorded in the 1891 census with their 2 month old son Mathew. There was a Philip While born in the March quarter of 1893, however there is no trace of any of the family until David married Johanna Blackwell in the June quarter of 1901 - perhaps they had gone abroad.
Philip married Alice le ves Conte, whose father had come to Wales from Jersey, in the June quarter of 1914. It is not known when he enlisted in Bargoed or when he was posted to France. He died of wounds 2 January 1916.

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Robert Arfon Williams

Robert Arfon Williams, Pilot Officer, of Fleet Air Arm, 754 Squadron, HMS Condor, stationed in Scotland at Arbroath's Royal Naval Air Station, was killed in an air accident on November 12 1942, when a Lysander aircraft crashed. Leading Airman J. K. Hall and Leading Airman L. Maidment sustained injuries in the same crash.

Research by Roy Smith, source naval-history.net Fleet Air Arm Roll of Honour

William J Yates

Gelligaer Parish Churchyard

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