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Tirphill War Memorial

The names shown in brackets are as they appear on the memorial.

Great War 1914-18

John Barrett     (Cpl. J.Barrett, K.R.R.)
Private 267128 (also 3313 and 15737) Welsh Regiment, 1st/6th Battalion.
Killed in action February 9 1917
Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A., Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Probably James (Jimmy) George Christmas Harding     (Gdsm J.Beet, Gren. Gds)
Private 17010  Grenadier Guards 4th Battalion.
Died July 7 1917.
Grave I. B. 9., Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Richard Charles Harding and his second wife Alice Ann (who later married John Beet)

David John Beynon     (Cpl. D.J.Beynon, S.W.B.)
Corporal 16058 South Wales Borderers 8th Battalion
Killed in action August 28 1916 Salonika.
Grave A. 216 Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.
Son of David Beynon and Elizabeth. Married to Mary Jane, mother of his two sons.
Following the death of his mother, his father married widowed mother of J. English).

Francis (Frank) Codrington     (Pte. F.Codrington, Mons.)
Private 21337 South Wales Borderers, 10th Battalion.
Killed in action July 10 1916, aged 27.
Pier and Face 4 A Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.
Son of John Codrington and his wife  Sarah Jane.
Brother of Annie Codrington of Waldegrave Hotel, Radstock, Bath.

Emrys Davies     (Gnr. E.Davies, R.F.A.)
Gunner W/3110 Royal Field Artillery 466th Bty, 6th Bde.
Died (in a Rouen hospital) of wounds November 19 1917
Grave Plot III. R. 14A St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France.
Son of Daniel Davies and Eliza, of 24 Railway Terrace, Tirphil

Wilfred Godfrey Davies     (Pte. G.Davies, S.W.B)
Private  36372  Welsh Regiment, 1st Battalion (formerly Private 14246 SWB).
Killed in action May 25 1915.
Panel 37, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Son of Joseph Davies and Sarah. Husband of Mary.

James English     (Pte. J.English, R.N.D.)
Able Seaman Z/784 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Drake Battalion.
Killed in action February 4 1917.
Pier and Face 1. A. Thiepval Memorial.
Following the death of his father, his widowed mother married the widowed father of casualty David J. Beynon.

Horatio Ellis Evans     (Pte. E.Evans,M.M., S.W.B.)
Private 3/21069 South Wales Borderers 7th Battalion.
Died September 17 1918.
Grave VI. E. 22 Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.
Son of Horatio Evans and his wife Sarah Elizabeth.
Survived by widow (Charlotte nee Mills), 6 Upper Cross Street, Tirphil.

Isaac Evans     (Pte. J.Evans, R.E.)
Corporal 146205 Royal Engineers 254th Tunnelling Company
Died March 13 1918.
Grave V. J. 30 Oxford Road Cemetery, Belgium.
Husband of Gladys Mary (later James) 14 Pleasant View, Tirphil.

David E. Gough     (Pte. D.Gouch, C.L.Y.)
City of London Yeomanry.
Died 1919; Burial – not recorded on CWGC.
Son of George and Mary Gough.

James Howells     (Cpl. J.Howells, S.W.B.)
Lance Corporal 19804 Welsh Regiment, 2nd Battalion.
Died May 9 1915, age 27.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panels 23 and 24.
Son of George and Margaret Howells, of 40, Railway Terrace, Tirphil; husband of Elizabeth Eugene Howells, of Upper Cwm, Little Dewchurch, Hereford.

Alfred James     (Pte. W.A.James, Welch.)
Private 36062 Welsh Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Died July 18 1916.
Grave VII. F. 8., Struma Military Cemetery, Greece.

Edwin George Jeffries     (Pte. E.Jeffries, 1st Mons.)
Private 94205 Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Died of wounds November 19 1918 aged 25.
Grave II. A. 20 Caudry British Cemetery, France.
Son of John and Mary Jeffries (50 School Street, Tirphil).

Harold Thomas John     (Lieut. H.T.D.John, S.W.B.)
Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment, 9th Battalion attd. 8th Battalion.
Killed in action January 11 1917.
Panel 24, Basra Memorial, Iraq.
(Also on Gelligaer War Memorial)

Thomas Jones    (Pte. T.Jones, Mons.)
Serjeant 9940 Somerset Light Infantry 7th Battalion.
Died June 22 1921, age 36.
Grave D.726, Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery, Bargoed.
Husband of Mrs. M. Jones, of 19, Pleasant View, Tirphil.
(see our journal Gelligaer 25 (2018) page 114)

Thomas Stephen Jones     (Lieut. T.S.Jones, R.W.F.)
Second Lieutenant Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 10th Battalion.
Died September 26 1917.
Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 63 to 65.
Son of Stephen and Mary Jones, of 7 Coedcae, Tirphil.

David William Lloyd     (L/Cpl. D.W.Lloyd, S.W.B.)
Lance Corporal 16090 South Wales Borderers, 7th Battalion.
Died September 18 1918, age 36.
Dorian Memorial Greece
Son of David and Elizabeth Lloyd of Llantysilio, Denbighshire.

J Moore     (Dvr. J.Moore, R.F.A.)
Driver 66868 Royal Field Artillery C Battery 64th Brigade.
Died July 26 1917, aged 27.
Grave III. C. 18. Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium.
Husband of Elizabeth Ellen Moore (6 Meadow Terrace, Phlipstown, New Tredegar).

David Whittaker Morgan     (Pte. D.W.Morgan, S.W.B.)
Private 34177 Royal Welsh Fusiliers 1st Battalion.
Died May 31 1920, aged 28.
Grave N. 605 Gwaelodybrithdir Cemetery.
Son of Mr and Mrs Evan Morgan. Husband of Mary Eleanor Morgan (24 Birch Grove, Tirphil).

Zachariah (Zack) Partick     (Dvr. Z.Partick, R.F.A.)
Pioneer 249458 Royal Engineers, 38th Signal Company.
Killed in action August 22 1917.
Grave II. H. 2., Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Husband of Martha P. Partick (now Noble), 26 Margaret St., Pontygwaith, Rhondda Valley. Native of New Tredegar.

William Charles Phillips     (Sgt. W.C.Phillips, S.W.B.)
Sergeant 67744 Royal Engineers, 135th Army Troops Company.
Died of wounds November 19 1917.
Grave XIV. C. 21. Dozinghem Military Cemetary, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
(Born in Tirphil).

Pte. G.Porch, S.W.B.

Lewis Henry Porch     (Pte. L.Porch, S.W.B.)
Private 11019 South Wales Borderers 1st Battalion.
Killed in action October 31 1914.
Panel 22 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
(Also on Brithdir War Memorial)

Charles Poole     (Sapr. C.Poole, R.E.)
Sapper 86113 Royal Engineers 170th Tunnelling Company. (Formerly 15212 South Wales Borderers)
Killed in action July 29 1916.
Grave I. O. 3. Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of James Poole.

William Rees     (Pte. W.Rees, Welch.)
Private 21818 Welsh Regiment, 14th Battalion.
Killed in action May 1 1916.
Grave I. G. 6., Rue-Du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France.

Charles Stapley     (A.B. C.Stapley, R.N.)
Able Seaman 183057 Royal Navy HMS “Goliath”.
Died May 13 1915 aged 36. Body not recovered for burial.
Commemorated Panel 6, Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Husband of Henrietta (47 School Street, Tirphil).

Oscar Barrett Tanner     (Cpl. O.B.Tanner, Welch.)
Corporal 27341 King’s Shropshire Light Infantry 1st Battalion (formerly 2209 Welsh Cyc Regt.)
Killed in action April 14 1918.
Panel 112 to 113 Tyne Cot Memorial.

Daniel Thomas     (Gnr. D.Thomas, Can.RA.)
Gunner 87278 Canadian Field Artillery, 5th Brigade.
Died July 25 1916.
Panel 10 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Pte. D.J.Thomas, S.W.B. – not identified

Henry Wells     (A.B. H.Wells, R.N.)
Driver W/791 Royal Field Artillery, “D” Battery, 121st Brigade.
Died of wounds August 12 1917.
Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Grave III. G. 1.

David Williams     (Pte. D.Williams, Welch.)
Private 61435 Welsh Regiment 9th Battalion.
Killed in action March 23 1918.
Grave II. F. 1 Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne.
Son of Thomas and Margaret Williams (Craig Rhymney Farm, Tirphil).
(See journal Gelligaer 21 (2014) page 73)

World War II 1939-45

Richard Colton     (Gnr. R.Colton, R.A.)
Gunner 5256453 Royal Artillery 179 Field Regiment.
Died (aged 25) September 29 1944.
Grave Sec. B. 3764 Gwaelod y Brithdir Cemetery.
Son of Hercules and Beatrice Colton, and husband of Hilda Gladys Colton (Tirphil).

Robert Vernon Downs     (Sgt. R.Downs, R.A.F.)
Sergeant  Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1119224 RAFVR Bomber Command 10 Squadron.
Killed (aged 22) when his aircraft Halifax HX181, returning from a raid on Germany, crashed into the servicing hangar at Tangmere at 21.35 November 19 1943, killing all six crew.
Buried with his brother Stanley in grave Sec. B. 3787 Gwaelod y Brithdir Cemetery.
Son of Robert and Edith May Downs (Tirphil)

Stanley Downs     (Pte. S.Downs, P.Co.)
Private 13070271 Pioneer Corps.
Died (aged 29) December 6 1940.
Buried grave Sec. B. 3787 Gwaelod y Brithdir Cemetery.
Son of Robert and Edith May Downs (Tirphil).

Thomas John Eynon     (Lieut. T.J.Eynon, R.N.V.R.)
Lieutenant. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, HMS Medina.
Died of illness (aged 50) January 30 1945 whilst stationed at HMS Medina, Training Establishment, based near Ryde, Isle of Wight..
Grave 5. 15. Bedwellty (St. Sannan) New Churchyard.
Son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth Eynon, and husband of Winifred Eynon (Tirphil).

Terence Forde     (A.B. T.Forde, M.N.)
Ordinary Seaman in Merchant Navy.
Died (aged 22) December 1942.
Commemorated Panel 73, London Memorial.
Son of Michael and Catherine Forde.

Leslie Hammond     (Pte L.Hammond, K.O.R.R.)
Private 4078472 King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster).
Died (aged 33) November 27 1944.
Grave Sec. B. 3697 Gwaelod y Brithdir Cemetery.
Son of John Henry and Catherine Hammond (Tirphil).

Thomas Harris     (Sgt. T.Harris, R.A.F.)
Sergeant. Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1119248 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died (aged 23) January 28 1944.
Grave 7. A. 2. Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan.
Son of David and Judith Harris (Tirphil).

Glyndwr Rees James     (A.M. G.James,1stCl. R.N.)
Air Mechanic 1st Class no. FAA/FX 78613.
Killed (aged 22) in accident on board HMS Archer June 19 1942.
Commemorated Bay 3 Panel 5, Lee-on-Solent Memorial.
Son of David and Rhoda May James (Tirphil).

Ernest Thomas Jones     (Sgt. E.T.Jones, R.A.F.)
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 570004, Royal Air Force 15 Squadron.
Killed (age 24) May 12 1944.
Row A Grave 1, Leuven Communal Cemetery, Belgium.
Son of Joseph and Margaret Jones; husband of Sylvia Jones, of Brithdir.

Melvin John Saunders    (A.B. M.J.Saunders, M.N.)
Ordinary Seaman in Merchant Navy.
Died (aged 21) October 29 1942, on SS Bullmouth.
Commemorated Panel 21 Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Son of Thomas and Rose Saunders.

Kenneth Rowland Williams     (L/Cpl. K.Williams, Glostrs.)
Lance Corporal 6466727 Gloucestershire Regiment 2nd Battalion.
Mentioned in Despatches.
Died (aged 27) January 19 1945.
Grave 23. A. 12. Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.
Son of Rowland Rees and Rosanna Williams, and husband of Veronica Ahearn Williams (Shepherd’s Bush, London).

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