Deri War Memorial

Below are the names of those who are commemorated (those who died in the 1st World War are in black, those in the 2nd World War are in brown). The information on this page is taken mainly from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Alexander Andrews
Private 16636 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died November 11 1918.
Grave in the North Corner, Bougnies Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Peter Blake
Private 16405 King’s4 Shropshire Light Infantry 2nd Battalion.
Died April 25 1915.
Panel 47 and 49. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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).

Reginald Clifford
Gunner W/2313 Royal Field Artillery “D” Battery, 121st Brigade.
Died July 17 1916, age 30.
Grave II. E. I. Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.
Son of William George and Alice Arm Clifford, 3, Council Holdings, Cheddar, Somerset. Native of Bathford, Bath.

James Cooper
Sapper 146915 Royal Engineers 250th Tunnelling Company.
Died May 8 1916.
Grave IV, Forges-Les-Eaux Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.

David Davies
Private 33773 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died July 1 1916, age 27.
Grave V. E. 1, Ovillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Son of Enoch and Ruth Davies, Dowlais, Glam; husband of Margaret Jane Davies.

Isaac Thomas Davies
Private 22860 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died October 23 1918, age 36.
Grave I. D. 8, Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.
Husband of Sophia Davies, 17, Upper Rd., Cwm-syfiog, Mon.

Ralph Augustus Duck
Private 117577 Machine Gun Corps 50th Battalion.
Died August 9 1918, age 23.
Grave B. 19. Vignacourt British Cemetery, Somme, France.
Son of Matilda Duck and the late Edgar Albert Duck, Darran Cottage, Deri.

David James Evans
Private 7289 Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died October 25 1914.
Panel 37, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

William Evans
Private 15984 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 7th Battalion.
Died November 26 1915, age 20.
Grave I. A. 11, Mericourt-L’abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.
Son of John and Mary Evans, Blakemoor Flat, Snailbeach, Shrewsbury.

David Robert Gabb
Gunner 3905431 Royal Artillery 453 Battery, 68 (1st Rifle Battalion, The Monmouthshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment.
Died March 8 1941, age 38.
Section B. Grave 3500, Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery, Bargoed.
Son of Robert J. Gabb and Margaret Blodwen Gabb; husband of Tydfil Mary Gabb, Deri.

Edgar Francis Giles
Private 23818 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 1st Battalion.
Died 23 July 1916 age 20.
Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France, Pier and Face 6 B
Son of William Jenkin Giles and Elizabeth Ann Giles, Central Buildings, Deri.

Herbert Gregory
Private 32614 Welsh Regiment 16th Battalion.
Died 15 March 1916.
Grave III. E. 6, Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richbourg-l’Avoue, Pas de Calais, France.

William John Haskoll
Serjeant 248 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died May 25 1915, age 31.
Grave VIII. D. 43, Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Daniel and Margaret Haskoll, of Tynewydd Cottages, Argoed, Newport, Mon.

John Hawkins
Private 15809 Welsh Regiment 18th Battalion.
Died 24 March 1918.
Bay 6, Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of Samuel Charles Hawkins below.

Samuel Charles Hawkins
Sapper 151311 Royal Engineers 253rd Tunnelling Company.
Died January 20 1916.
Panel 4 and 5, Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Brother of John Hawkins above.

Herbert Gregory Jenkins
Serjeant Air Gunner 1132754 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died 5 December 1942, age 21.
Section I, Grave 2545, Gwaelod-y-Brithdir Cemetery, Nr Bargoed.
Son of Rees and Sarah Jane Jenkins, 22, Upper Road, Deri.

John Jenkins
Lance Corporal 8/16445 South Wales Borderers 8th Battalion.
Died between December 15 & 16 1917, age 35.
Grave B. 277, Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Husband of Mary Jenkins, 77, Treharne Rd., Caerau, Bridgend.

Stanley Millward Jones
Lance Corporal 2735632 Welsh Guards 1st Battalion.
Died 9 January 1942, age 24.
Section I, Grave 2744, Gwaelod-y-brithdir Cemetery, Nr Bargoed.
Son of John and Margaret Jones, Deri.

William Jones
Gunner 28668 Royal Field Artillery 527th Howitzer Battery.
Died November 4 1918, age 28.
Grave Div. 62. II. P. 6, Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France
Son of Hannah Jones, 22, Edward’s St., Miskin, Mountain Ash.

William Jones
Private 7016 Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Died 24 May 1915.
Panel 33. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Husband of Margaret Jane Jones, 4, Bargoed Terrace, Deri.

Thomas Lewis
Private 23725 Welsh Regiment 16th Battalion.
Died February 8 1916.
Grave VI. K. 2, Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Thomas J MacCarthy
Driver WT4/123212 Army Service Corps 4th Auxiliary Horse Company.
Died 8 November 1918, age 22.
Grave V. E. 48, Longgueness (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Mary O’Keeffe (formerly MacCarthy), 119, Bailey St., Deri, and the late Daniel MacCarthy.

James Henry Price
Leading Aircraftman 1406561 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve B.S.R.U.
Died 7 November 1944, age 21.
Plot 9, Row 2, Grave 28, Oostende New Communal Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of William and Ada Price, of Deri.

Jenkin Richards
Private 202908 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Died 17 April 1918, age 23.
Panel 93 to 94, Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Husband of Edith Jane Curran (formerly Richards), of 66, Bailey St., Deri, Cardiff.

David William Roberts
Sapper 151320 Royal Engineers 253rd Tunnelling Company.
Died 13 March 1916, age 21.
Panel 4 and 5. Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.
Son of Mrs. Sarah Roberts, 14, New Rd., Deri.

Benjamin Thomas
Sapper 86109 Royal Engineers 170th Tunnelling Company.
Died June 3 1915.
Panel 1, Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

David Walters
Private 15557 Welsh Regiment 11th Battalion.
Died March 27 1917.
Grave D. XVIII. 5, Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Samuel Weeks
Private 15981 Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry 2nd Battalion.
Died April 5 1915.
Grave III. A. 31, Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France.

The 28 Plaques with the names of the casualties