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Gelligaer 1914-18 War Memorial

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Names on Memorial  Additional Information
Evan Barnett  
Henry Bennett   
Sydney Bishop   
Henry Burrell  Henry Burrell
Lance Corporal 23200 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion.
Died (aged 40) October 4 1915. 
Commemorated Panel 97 and 98 Loos Memorial.
Son of Archibald and Kate Burrell. Husband of Mary Ann (later Jewell) (6 Berthllanwyd Street, Cascade).
William Carter  Lance Corporal 19104 Welsh Regiment 10th Battalion.
Killed in action July 12 1916.
Commemorated Pier and Face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial.
Son of Henry and Leah Carter (in post-war period his widowed mother was at 34 Harp Terrace, Gelligaer)
James Crates  James William Crates.
Private 16588 Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 8th Battalion. 
Died of wounds  (aged 34) September 18 1915.
Buried Helles Memorial Part XIII, Turkey.
Son of Frederick and Alice Crates. Husband of Edith Maud.
Joseph Crump   
F.W. Edwards  Frederick William Edwards.
Private 15290 Royal Dublin Fusiliers 10th Battalion. (Formerly 663 Wiltshire Regiment)
Died of wounds February 5 1917.
Grave  I. H. 40 Varennes Military Cemetery.
Son of Charles and Jane Edwards (Gelligaer).
David Evans  Private 19593 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Killed in action (aged 38) May 9 1915.
Commemorated Panels 23 and 24 Le Touret Memorial, France.
Husband of Beatrice Alice (later Weal) (29 Hengoed Crescent, Hengoed).
Harry Frayling   
W. Gummer  see Brithdir Memorial
T.J. Harding   
William Hill  William Hill.
Private 28650 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers  7th Battalion.
Killed in action (aged 20) April 27 1916.
Grave I. D. 23, Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Sarah Hill (Old Half-way House, Pengam, Glamorganshire)
Harold John  See Tirphil Memorial
James Johns   
Mathew Jones   
Albert Kitt  Rifleman R/38583 King's Royal Rifle Corps 21st Battalion.
Died of wounds (aged 19) September 23 1917. 
Grave II. A. 3. Westouter Churchyard and Extension, Belgium.
Son of Albert and Margaret Kitt (54 Hengoed Road, Penpedairheol)
F.J. Lane  Frederick Joseph Lane.
Private 37636 Welsh regiment 14th Battalion.
Killed in action (aged 32) December 5 1917.
Grave I. B. 2. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.
Son of Thomas and Emma Lane (The Norrest, Malvern) and husband of May Lane (4 Cross Street, Gilfach, Bargoed).
Thomas Lewis  Thomas John Lewis.
Corporal M2/119426 Army Service Corps. attached "H" Siege Park, VIII Corps Heavy Artillery.
Killed in action (aged 32) May 11 1918.
Grave XXVII. H. 12A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Son of James and Margaret Lewis (264 Newport Road, Cardiff) 
Evan Lloyd   
M.P. Manfield  Moses Philip Manfield.
Lance Corporal 26486 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Killed in action (aged 29) September 15 1918.
Grave V. B. 17. Vadencourt British Cemetery Maissemy.
Son of William and Janet Manfield.
Awarded Military Medal for bravery in the Field (August 1918)
Thomas Olsen   
David Phillips   
E. Rawlings  Emrys Rawlings
Gunner 50619 Royal Garrison Artillery 78th Siege Bty
Died November 21 1916, age 19.
Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France VI.C.28.
Son of Thomas Rollings (10 Commercial Street, Gelligaer).
Percy Scott   
Arthur Smith  Arthur John Smith.
Private 26409 South Wales Borderers 5th Battalion.
Death (aged 30) March 25 1918.
Commemorated Bay 6 Arras memorial.
Son of John Smith (51 Brynheulog Street, Penybryn, Gelligaer)
 T.J. Swayne Private 11829 South Lancashire Regiment 6th Battalion.
Death (aged 24) August 9 1915.
Grave B. 4. Port Said War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Son of Sarah Jane (later Wetherell) (3 Glyngaer Road, Gelligaer. 
Sidney Thomas   
Edgar Wallace   
Thomas Ward   
Albert L. Williams  Albert LLewellyn Williams.
Private 15937 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry C Coy 8th Battalion
Death (aged 23) April 25 1917.
Commemorated Doiran Memorial.
Son of William Williams.
David Williams  Private 16267 Somerset Light Infantry 7th Battalion.
Death (aged 30) March 22 1918.
Commemorated Panel 25 and 26 Pozieres Memorial.
Son of David and Margaret Williams (7 Oxford Street, Gelligaer). 
Edgar Williams   
J.D. Williams  John Davies Williams.
Private 14622 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died of wounds August 26 1916.
Grave III. F. 66. Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe.
Son of John and Margaret Williams (23 Glyngaer Road, Gelligaer).
Thomas Williams  Driver T3/028068 Army Service Corps 191st Coy.
Died (influenza) (aged 35) October 28 1918 at 29 Stationary Hospital.
Grave D. 3. Cremona Town Cemetery, Italy.
Son of Thomas and Mary Williams. Husband of Ruth Williams (2 Church Houses, Gelligaer).
William Windsor  William Arthur Windsor.
Private 67687 Cheshire Regiment 9th Battalion
Killed in action June 6 1918
Soissons Memorial, France
Son of William Arthur and Annie Margaret Windsor (36 Hengoed Road, Penpedairheol)
George Woodhouse  Rifleman 573047 London Regiment 17th (County of London) Battalion (Poplar and Stepney Rifles)
Killed in action October 1 1916
Pier and Face 9D 9C 13C and 12C Thiepval Memorial
Son of James and Emily Ann Woodhoue (of Herefordshire)
Robert Woods  Robert Edward Wood
Private 11231 South Wales Borderers
Died (aged 18) May 9 1915.
Le Touret Memorial.
Son of John and Frances Wood (37 Penybryn Terrace, Gelligaer). 


Henry Burrell

Gelligaer-Burrel-MG-031215Monmouth Guardian December 3, 1915.

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David Evans

David Evans, Private 19593, Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion, arrived in France 4 May 1915 and was killed in action, aged 38, on 9th May 1915. He is commemorated on Panels 23 & 24 Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Native of Hay, Breconshire, resident of Gelligaer, enlisted Bargoed. Husband of Beatrice Alice Weal (formerly Evans), of 29, Hengoed Crescent, Hengoed.


William Hill

William Hill, Private 28650 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 7th Battalion, and his twin brother Bert were born 1896 to John and Sarah Hill in Lye, Worcestershire.
The family moved to South Wales about 1905.
In 1911 the family, including elder brother Charles lived at Tairhoel Cottages, Penpedairhoel, Pengam. Father and three sons were all miners.
The three sons enlisted, at Cardiff, September 1914, into the Royal Garrison Artillery, with William’s service number 50270. It is not known when or why William transferred to the 7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with regimental service number 28650.
was killed in action 27 April 1916 in Philosophe, France. The war diary of that day says "Between the hours of 5am to 10am a Gas and Shell attack on the lines at Philosophe. German soldiers repelled from the trenches”.  He was buried in the Philosophe British Cemetery.

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Thomas John Lewis

Thomas John LewisGelligaer-LewisTJ120, Corporal M2/119426, Army Service Corps, attached “H” Siege Park, VIII Corps Heavy Artillery was killed in enemy aircraft raid on 11th May 1918, aged 32. Buried in Grave Ref: XXVII. H. 12A at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. Resident Cardiff, enlisted Cardiff. Son of Margaret Lewis, of 264, Newport Rd., Cardiff, and the late James Lewis. Born Pontlottyn.


Emrys Rollings

Bedlinog RollingsE ME19170113Bedlinog RollingsE Ph ME130117Bedlinog RollingsE MI
Emrys Rawlings appears on the Bedlinog Memorial as E Rollings, and on the Gelligaer Memorial as E Rawlings. He appears on CWGC and in these newspaper cuttings as Rollings but a family member says the correct name is Rawlings.

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Robert Wood

Ystrad-WoodR-AL150529Aberdare Leader 29 May 1915.

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