Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed War Memorial is now in the northern end of the grounds of Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr (the new Ystrad Hospital) - see map on Home page. The names below are in the order they appear on the memorial which is generally alphabetical. But William J Bear was added to the end of the first column on the memorial and therefore comes between Walter James and Edmund Lewis, and  John Morgan was added at the end. Research into the identity of those on the memorial has yet to be done.

Names on Memorial Additional Information
George Barkwell George H. Barkwell (or Borkwell or Burkhill)
Bombardier 19903 Royal Field Artillery D Bty 87th Bde
Died of wounds May 30 1918
Grave XVI. A. 5. Terlincthun British cemetery, Wimille, France
Of 3 Pantycelyn Street, Ystrad Mynach
Robert Barnes Private 2674 Welsh Guards 1st Battalion
Killed in action November 18 1916 
William J Bear William John Bear 
Private 19103 Leicestershire Regiment 2nd Battalion
Died September 25 1915 aged 24 
Panel 42 to 44 Loos Memorial
Son of John F and Amelia Bear (1 Brynmynach Avenue, Ystrad Mynach)
Percy Brookman Percy George Brookman
Private  Gloucestershire Regiment 12th (Service) (Bristol) Battalion
Killed in action August 31 1918
Harry Brown  
Henry Carroll  
Charles Collins C. Collins
Sergeant 13671 South Wales Borderers.
Died June 17 1916.
Grave C.1, Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.
Percy Cooper Private 77877 Royal Fusiliers 10th Battalion
Died September 6 1918
Grave VI. F. 18. Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt
Son of Mrs S. Cooper (34 Ynysglyd Street, Ystrad Mynach)
William Dadge William Edward Dodge (on CWGC)
Private 3030291 Canadian Infantry 54th Battalion
Died September 27 1918 aged 29
Grave II. C. 34. Quarry Wood Cemetery, Sains-Les-Manquion
Son of Henry Thomas and Sarah Ann Dadge (Belmount, Ystrad Mynach)
Arthur H Davies Arthur Horace Davies
Gunner 3244 Royal Field Artillery, "A" Battery, 211th Brigade
Killed in action March 27 1918, aged 24
Grave I.F.10, Humbercamps Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Thomas and Alice J Davies of Ortinville, Michigan, USA. Born UK
Edward Davies  
Harman Davies Harman Davies
Corporal  5691  Army Pay Corps.
Died May 16 1919.
Grave C.17, Ystrad Mynach (Bethania) Calvanistic Methodist Chapelyard.
Edward T Davies Edward Thomas Davies
Second Lieutenant  Royal Garrison Artillery 140th Siege Battery
Died October 13 1918, age 29
Grave III. C. 9, Haynecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France
Son of David John and Jane Davis, of Maesycwmmer, Mon.
Reginald R Derrick Private 10383 Gloucestershire Regiment 7th Battalion
Died August 8 1915 aged 21
Panel 101 to 104 Helles Memorial.
Son of William and E. Derrick (of Bristol) and husband of Nellie May (later Hicks) (6 Pantycelyn Street, Ystrad Mynach)
William Divine  
William J Drew William James Drew
Acting Sergeant T2SSR/02300 Royal Army Service Corps
Died January 1 1918
Son of William and Mary Drew (Devon) and husband of Clara (5 Alexandra Road, Hengoed)
Lewis B Edwards Lewis Brinley Edwards
Sapper 1414 Australian Tunnelling Corps 3rd Coy
Died November 27 1916 aged 31
Grave I. C. 10. Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension.Son of Richard and Sarah Edwards (Ivy Cottage, Hengoed) 
John Evans  
Evan Evans
William Fellowes Lance Corporal 6516  Somerset Light Infantry 8th Battalion
Died April 23 1917 aged 37.
Bay 4 Arras Memorial
Husband of Sarah C. (later Dugdale) (24 Central Street, Ystrad Mynach).
Charles J Foley  
Michael Foynes Private 11723 Welsh Regiment 8th Battalion
Killed in action August 8 1915
Panel 140 to 144 helles Memorial (Turkey)
Son of Patrick Foynes (Co. Galway)
Leonard W Gowers Leonard Walter Gowers
Private 533  Middlesex Regiment C Coy 11th Battalion
Died February 13 1916 aged 21
Grave II. M. 12. Vermelles British Cemetery
Son of Mr and Mrs R. Gowers (9 Pantycelyn Street, Ystrad Mynach)
Albert Greenaway Albert J. Greenaway
Gunner 4701 Royal Field Artillery D Bty 252nd Bde
Died September 17 1916 aged 25
Grave I. F. 44 Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
Son of Thomas and Charlotte Greenaway (3 Station Road, Ystrad Mynach)
Ernest C R Ham Ernest Charles Russell Ham
Lance Corporal 58476 Royal Engineers, 61st Field Company
Died March 21 1918
Memorial Panel 10 to 13, Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
S Harnden  
Richard H Harvey Richard Henry Harvey
Private 19883 South Wales Borderers 4th Battalion
Died April 22 1916 aged 30
Panel 16 and 62 Basra Memorial
Son of Charles Harvey and husband of Alice (27 Pengam Road, Ystrad Mynach)
Arthur E Hinton  
Benjamin Holder Driver T3/024421 Royal Army Service Corps
Died November 6 1916
Fred Hole Frederick Hole
Private 24118 Welsh Regiment 17th Battalion
Killed in action September 5 1917
Grave XII. A. 11. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France
Gilbert W Howard Gilbert William Howard
Gunner W/4952 Royal Field Artillery A Bty 121st Bde
Died October 27 1918 aged 21
Grave B. 273 Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.
Son of William Howard and Emma (later Davis)
Joseph A Humphreys Joseph Ashton Humphreys
Private 13543 South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion
Reported missing in Merthyr Express September 2 1916
Killed in action July 1 1916
Grave C. 19. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France
Son of Mary A. Ashton (Rhymney)
Walter James  
Francis Jones  
James Jones Private 926 Welsh Regiment 1st Battalion
Died May 26 1916 aged 23
Grave 135 Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery
Son of William and Rosena Jones (16 Alexandra Road, Hengoed)  
John Jones John Jones
Sapper 158132 Royal Engineers 258th Tunnelling Coy.
Died December 6 1916 aged 32 
Grave VIII. C. 202 Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
Son of Samuel Jones (20 Ynysglyd Street, Ystrad Mynach) and husband of Ada (3 Railway Terrace, Caerphilly).
P Vivian Jones Philip Vivian Jones
Private 1379 Australiam Infantry, A.I.F. 3rd Battalion
Grave C. 12.  4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery
Son of James and M. A. Jones (Hengoed) 
E Edmund Lewis Ewart Edmund Lewis
Sergeant 91747 Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery C Bty 177th Bde
Died of wounds March 21 1918 
Commemorated Panel 7 to 10 Pozieres Memorial, France
Military Medal (for bravery in the Field)
Archibald T T Lindsay Archibald Thurston Thomas Lindsay
Lieutenant Royal Engineers 7th Army Troops Coy, Royal Monmouthshire
Died March 26 1918 aged 20
Grave I. J. 36. Foncquevillers Military Cemetery
Son of Col. H.E.M. Lindsay, C.B., R.E., and Mrs Lindsay (Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach and Glasnevin, Co. Dublin) 
Claud F T Lindsay Claud Frederic Thomas Lindsay
Major Royal Field Artillery 33rd Bty
Died March 31 1908 aged 26
Grave near middle of Hailles Communal Cemetery.
Son of Col. H.E.M. Lindsay, C.B., R.E., and Mrs Lindsay (Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach and Glasnevin, Co. Dublin) Husband of Dorothy Lindsay.
George W T Lindsay George Walter Thomas Lindsay
Captain Royal Flying Corps and Royal Field Artillery
Died June 26 1917 aged 26
Buried in family vault Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity)Churchyard
Son of Col. H.E.M. Lindsay, C.B., R.E., and Mrs Lindsay (Ystrad Fawr, Ystrad Mynach and Glasnevin, Co. Dublin).
Tom D Lloyd  
Berry O Lockyer Berry Oliver Lockyer 
Private 17417 Somerset Light Infantry 6th Battalion
Killed in action August 18 1916
Pier and Face 2 A Thiepval Memorial
Son of Henry and Edith Lockyer (Aller, Langport, Somerset)
John McMurtrie Captain (Acting Major) Corps of Royal Engineers.
Killed in action July 26 1917 aged 32
Grave III. F. 3. Bard Cottage Cemetery.
Son of James and Margaret Cowper McMurtrie (Radstock, Bath)
Joseph S Meredith Joseph Sidney Meredith
Private 49296 Royal Army Medical Corps
Died July 26 1916
Grave VI. G. 4. Basra War Cemetery
Son of Mr and Mrs J. S. Morgan (2 Guildford Street, Hereford) and husband of M. W. Meredith (later Matthews) (23 Berthllanlwyd, Cascade, Pengam)  
John Morgan Gunner 54343 Royal Garrison Artillery 36th Siege Battery.
Died of wounds May 3 1917
Grave H. 10. Athies Communal Cemetery Extension
Son of Mrs Morgan (19 Central Street, Ystrad Mynach)
Lewis R Morris  
Wyndham Morris  
Frederick J Norris Frederick James Norris
Private 28490Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2/4th Battalion
Died of wounds October 29 1917 aged 20
Grave XII. A. $. Dozinghem Military Cemetery
Son of James and Ada L. Norris (30 Raglan Road, Hengoed)  
Percy W Norris Percy Walter Norris
Second Lieutenant  Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 34th Battalion
Died July 29 1918 aged 30. Reported in Merthyr Express August 17 1918 that he had been killed in action.
Grave IIIA. A. 6. Raperie British Cemetery, Villemontoire
Husband of Kate May Norris (Danygraog, Ystrad Mynach)
Fred G Osborne Frederick George Osborne
Private  2837 Welsh Regiment 1st/5th Battalion
Died August 17 1915
Panel 140 to 144 Helles Memorial
Son of Mrs Louisa Osborne (28 Commercial Street, Ystrad Mynach)
Leonard Perrins Private 35009 King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion
Killed in action September 18 1918
James V Porter James Victor Porter
Private 35131 Welsh Regiment 17th Battalion
Killed in action November 25 1917 
Archibald Powell Archibald james Powell
Private 30366 Welsh Regiment 14th Battalion
Killed in action July 10 1916
Commemorated Pier and Face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial
Husband of Grace Beatrice(later Miles) (35 Trosnant Crescent, Penybryn, Gelligaer)
Charles Price  
Percy Quinn Also known as Patrick Quinn
Private 1/11820 South Wales Borderers 2nd Battalion
Awarded Military Medal
Died July 1 1916 aged 23
Grave B. 73. Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery No. 2, Auchonvillers
Born in Dublin and became adopted son of Mr E. C. Whitcombe (17 Alexandra Raod, Hengoed)
Gwilym L Rees Idris Gwilym Rees
Private 12422 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 8th Battalion
Died Stember 29 1915 aged 18
Grave II. E. 6. Hill 10 Cemetery 
Son of Gwilym and Martha Rees (5 Davies Street, Ystrad Mynach)
George Richards  
William J Richards  
Austin Roberts A Roberts
Gunner  103605 Royal Garrison Artillery, "R" Anti-Aircraft Battery.
Died August 29 1919.
Grave IV. C. 18, Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.
Alexander L Russell Private DM2/190081 Royal Army Service Corps 338th M.T.Coy.
Died December 19 1918 aged 33
Grave F. 4. Chela Kula Military Cemetery, Nis
Son of Thomas and Christina Russell. Husband of Amy Ann Russell (Cartref, Penallta Road, Ystrad Mynach) 
Harry Smith  
William R Smith William Rees Smith (NB he is also commemorated on Pontlottyn war memorial)
Driver 108792  Royal Field Artillery 85th Bty. 11th Bde.
Killed in action September 23 1918 aged 23
Grave 22 Beveren-Ijzer Churchyard, Belgium
Son of John and Sarah Ann Smith (19 Hengoed Crsecent, Hengoed).
Bert Stevens
Syd Thomas Sydney Thomas
Private 34089 Welsh regiment 9th Battalion
Died October 27 1916 aged 36
Pier and Face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial
Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas (Ferndale, Rhondda Fach) and husband of Hannah Thomas (12 Penybryn, Penalta Road, Ystrad Mynach)
George T Walker Private 14152 King's Shropshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion
Died September 19 1918 aged 27
Grave I. F. 1. Brie British Cemetery
Son of Charles Walker (32 Hengoed Avenue, Garden Village, Hengoed) 
Thomas Walker Gunner 3151 Royal Fiel Artillery 11th Bty 1st Bde
Died October 3 1916 aged 39
Grave I. A. 9. Lahana Military Cemetery
Husband of Mary Walker (18 Commercial Street, Ystrad Mynach)
George J Warren  
Amy L Whitcombe Amy Laura Whitcombe
Worker 36023 Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps S. C. Convalescent Hospital, Plymouth
Died November 3 1918 aged 24
Grave Church L.A. 5. 28. Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery.
Daughter of Edward Charles and Emma Whitcombe (17 Alexandra Road, Hengoed)
David Williams  
George Williams  
Holland Williams Holland Williams
Sergeant  19837  Royal Field Artillery, "B" Battery. 87th Brigade.
Died March 6 1917.
Commemorated Bay 1, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Ernie Willis William Ernest Willis
Private 81028 King's (Liverpool Regiment) 2nd Garrison Battalion
Killed in action February 27 1917
Grave 907 Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. 
Robert Wood Robert Wood

Private 14555 Welsh Regiment 19th Battalion
Died of wounds February 27 1917 aged 19.
Grave II. B. 2. Mendinghem Military Cemetery
Son of Robin and Mary Hannah Wood (Malvern) 
Syd Wyatt Sydney Needes Wyatt
Private 33109 Welsh Regiment 1st Battalion
Died October 2 1915 aged 34
Panel 77 and 78 Loos Memorial
Son of Edwin Durban and Elizabeth Wyatt and husband of Susannah Elizabeth Wyatt (3 Cefn Road, Hengoed)

Edward T Davies

Ystrad-DaviesET-MG251018Monmouth Guardian and Bargoed and Caerphilly Observer 
25 October 1918

Evan Evans

The identity of Evan Evans is uncertain, but he may have been Private 58133, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (formerly 078512 R.A.S.C.).

He lived at 15 Hill Street, Ystrad Mynach, but having married Margaret Edwards on August 19 1913, they moved to 73 Gelligaer Road, Hengoed and they had two children (Evan David Evans and Hilda May Evans).

He suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh September 15 1918 and then had amputation during service and was discharged after leaving hospital.

Ernest Charles Russell Ham

Ystrad HamECRPhoto courtesy of Avril Briggs, niece.

John Jones

Ystrad-Jones-Pioneer-060117(Merthry) Pioneer 6 January 1917.

John McMurtrie

Memorial in Gelligaer Parish Church                                    Merthyr Express August 19, 1922    

Gelligaer 1914-18McMurtrie   Ystrad-McMurtrie-ME190822

Bertram Thomas Stevens

Bertram Thomas Stevens, known as Bert (or Bertie), was the son of David John and Ada Mary Stevens. Bert and his older siblings (Godfrey and Edith) were baptised in Llantarnam where his father worked as a collier. The family moved to Aberdare before the 1901 census where another brother (Roy) was born in 1907. The family later moved to Ystrad Mynach.

Having enlisted at Port Talbot, Bert served on Western Front.

Holland Williams

Ystrad-WilliamsH-AL240314
Aberdare Leader 24 March 1914.

Sydney Needes Wyatt

YM-Wyatt Merthyr Pioneer 061115Merthyr Pioneer 6 November 1916.

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