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Troedrhiwfuwch War Memorial

The names are listed alphabetically. In brackets are the names as they appear on the memorial – occasionally errors do occur on memorials.

Great War 1914-18

Pte. S. Davies, R.W.F. – not identified.
but possibly Stanley Davies on Pontlottyn war memorial

Pte. J. Gill – not identified

Thomas Ivor Healey     (Pte. T.I. Healey)
Private 3190 (241290) Welsh Regiment 1/5th Battalion.
Killed in action November 3 1917.
Grave C. 18 Beersheba War Cemetery.
Son of Thomas and Sarah Healey.

James Henry Hillman     (Rfln. J. Hillman, Mons.)
Rifleman 2415 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Killed in action May 8 1915 (as was his brother Rifleman Thomas John Hillman).
Panel 50 Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium,
Son of John and Annie Hillman.

Pte. T. Jones – not identified

P. Leageian, D.C.M. Welch – not identified.
No such name, or similar name, has been found within the United Kingdom – there may have been some error.

Pte. F. Mayo, Army – not identified.
Sources studied to date have not shed light on Pte. Mayo’s war service, but it is likely that he was the ‘husband having enlisted’ mentioned in a child neglect case heard in Merthyr Police Court and reported in Pioneer 3 July 1915 page 1.

Possibly Herbert George Nash     (Pte. H. Nash, Worcs.)
Private 34212 Welsh Regiment 1st Battalion.
Died October 2 1915.
Panel 77 and 78 Loos Memorial, France.

Arthur Panter     (Rfln. A. Panter)
Rifleman 2416 Monmouthsire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Killed in action May 8 1915.
Panel 50 Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium.
Son of Sidney and Sarah Panter (61 High Street, Troedrhiwfuwch).

Sergt. H. Phillips, S.W.B. – not identified.
Possibly Sgt. William Herbert Phillips whose name appears on Pontlottyn war memorial

James Roach    (Sig. J. Roach, Navy)
Stoker 2943T Royal Naval Reserve H.M.S. “Goliath”.
Died May 13 1915, Aged 26.
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial 8., United Kingdom.
Son of James and Charlotte Annie Roach. Born at Bolton, Lancs.

Pte. B. Short, S.W.B

George Pritchard Ward     (Rfln. G.P. Ward)
Rifleman 1965 Monmouthsire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Killed in action May 8 1915.
Panel 50 Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium.
Son of Robert and Martha Ward (1 Chapel Road, Troedrhiwfuwch)

Edmund White (Rfln. E. White, R.I.R) 
Rifleman 4845 Royal Irish Rifles 2nd battalion.
Killed in action, death presumed on 24 March 1918, Western Front.
Panel 74-76 Pozieres Memorial

Edward Williams (Rfln. E. Williams)
Private 1563 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st Battalion.
Killed in action April 1915.
Panel 50  Ypres (Menin Gate), Belgium.
Son of George Williams and cousin of William John Jones of 54 High Street, Troedrhiwfuwch.

Richard John Williams     (Pte. R.J. Williams).
Private 18912 Welsh Regiment 13th Battalion.
Killed in action July 10 1916.
Pier and Face 7A and 10A Thiepval Memorial, France.
Son of Edwin and Jane Williams (57 High Street, Troedrhiwfuwch).

The Village of Troedrhiwfuwch was abandoned in the 1980s as a result of the movement of the mountain above the village. The War Memorial stands opposite the site of the village on the left hand side of the road between Pontlottyn and Tirphil

Troedrhiwfuwch before it was abandoned
Troedrhiwfuch before abandonment
Troedrhiwfuwch as it looks now - single house
Troedrhiwfuwch November 2013
Troedrhiwfuwch War Memorial along side the road between Pontlottyn and Tirphil

World War II 1939-45

Mansel Vernal Phillips     (M V Phillips Sgt RAF)
Sergeant 1836048  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve  431 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn.
Died December 1943.
Grave 6. A. 18 Hanover War Cemetery, Germany.

World War II memorial
Newspaper account of unveiling of War Memorial
Merthyr Express 23 September 1933