WW1 – Mini Histories

There is a lot of information available using the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, World War 1 and various family history internet sites. All the information below is in the public domain or has been supplied by family members and is used with their permission. However, the Roll of Honour team would like to know more about the lives of the men on the Roll of Honour. If anyone has a connection with, or recognises a name on the Roll please contact us at friendsofstaugustinespenarth@yahoo.com or phone 029 2115 2723. The aim is to record as much information as possible about the lives of the men, particularly their lives in Penarth before they went to war. Information can also be sent using the ‘Roll of Honour Submissions’ tab.

David Abbott

David was born in Penarth on 1st February 1896. He was the son of David and Clara Abbott and brother of Gladys and Olga. David was admitted to Albert Road School in 1900. His address was 129 Windsor Road.  Davis was a member of Albert Road Wesleyan Sunday School, a worker in the Boys Brigade and a member of the Albert Road Church choir. In 1911 the family lived at 9 Railway Terrace, Penarth. He served in the 8th Service Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment and was killed in action on 24th or 25th August 1915 aged 19.

Alfred F Aberg

Alfred Felix Aberg was born in Penarth in 1899 and was baptised at Llandough on 22nd February 1899. His father’s profession was given as a coal tipper and the family lived at 118 New Plassey Street. He was the son of Gustaf and Margaret (née Jenkins) Aberg and brother of E Margaret, Frederick, Gustaf, Alexander, Gladys and Minnie. The family lived at 118 Plassey Street in 1901, later moving to 119, Windsor Road. Alfred was a member of Holy Nativity and Tabernacle Baptist churches. His brother Sgt Gus Aberg, RFA, was a POW in Germany.  Either Alfred or Gus was employed by Mr JT Walker of Penarth (from ‘Penarth Times’) He served as a Private in the 1st/6th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool ) Regiment, service number 88842. Alfred died of wounds on 10th April 1918 and is buried at VII. C. 3. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. He is also commemorated on the family grave in St Augustine’s churchyard.

E Malcolm Angove

Earl Malcolm Angove was born in Penarth in1890 and was baptised on 1st August 1890. His father’s profession was given as plasterer and the family lived at 17 Salop Street. He was the son of Edward Charles and Mary Jane Angove and brother of Eric, Pearl, Joseph and Geraldine. His nieces were Frances, Elsie and Bertha. In 1911 the family lived at 50 Arcot Street. He married to Gladys and they lived at 37 John Street, Penarth.  He and Gladys had one child. Occupation – fireman with the Taff Vale Railway Co. Member of St Paul’s Church and Penarth Rugby Football Club (from ‘Penarth Times’). Earl attended the National School (now St Cyres). He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery (1908-09) and then 8th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. He was a Gunner in the RGA (service number 103) and a Private in the Welsh Regiment (service number 2327). Malcolm died on 5th February 1918 aged 27 and is buried at XII. J. 8. Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery. From Army records – in 1908 he was an engine cleaner employed by the Taff Vale Railway Company and lived at 50 Arcot Street.

Herbert A Barrett

Herbert Albert Barrett was born in Penarth in 1892, the son of Thomas and Rosina Barrett and brother of Thomas W, Winnifred G, Alfred L, Rosina G, Lewis J & Rachael D. In 1901 the family lived at 6 Paget Terrace. In 1911, Rosina Barrett, now a widow and her children lived at 9 Maughan Terrace. Herbert was a Grocer’s assistant. Baptised at All Saints, 30/11/1892, son of Thomas, a blacksmith, and Rosina Barrett of 5 Ivy Street. Alfred Llewellyn Barrett baptised at the same time. Herbert attended the National School, Penarth (now St Cyres). He served as a Private in the 45th Battalion, the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), service number 102035. Herbert was killed in action on 23rd August 1917 and is buried at L. H. 14 Tyne Cot Cemetery. He was formerly a member of the Welsh Regiment (service number 49466).

Ernest Bartlett

Ernest was born in Penarth in 1886, the son of Frank and Mary Bartlett of 12 Dock Street and the husband of Kate who later become Mrs Cribb. Ernest and Kate Bartlett had 3 children. In 1901, he and his siblings Francis, Ethel, Gladys and Stanley lived at 57 Ludlow Street. Ernest worked as grocer’s errand boy. He served in the 2nd Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment and died at the age of 29 on 15th May 1915.

Francis Bartlett

The brother of Ernest Bartlett, Francis was born in 1885 and worked as a mason’s labourer in 1901. He served in the 2nd battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment and was killed in action aged 29 on 23rd August 1914 just weeks after the outbreak of the war.

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett was born in Bridgwater in 1877. He was the brother of Ernest and Francis. He married Sarah Honeybun and was the father of George, Frederick & Royston of 16 Plassey St, Penarth. In 1911 he was a coal tipper.Sarah Bartlett married Walter E Niven in 1918. Tom was a bell ringer at St Augustine’s. A peal was rung on Sunday 17/09/16 as a token of respect. He was a member of Penarth Rugby Football Club (from ‘Penarth Times’)Tom served in the 113th Siege Battery, Glamorgan, Royal Garrison Artillery. His rank was Battery Serjeant Major, E.S.R., B.S.M., W.O., CLASS II (service number 284). Tom was killed in action on 30th August 1916 aged 36 and is buried at IV. G. 12 Perrone Road Cemetrey, Maricourt.

Richard Bendon

Richard Bendon was born in Bridgewater in 1882, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Bendon. He married Ada and in 1911 they lived at 36, John Street with their daughter Mabel. Richard was a dock labourer. He enlisted on 24th September 1914 and served in the Royal Field Artillery as a Gunner (service number 1415). Richard died on 10th April 1917 and is buried in grave C 95 Penarth Cemetery. On 29th June 1917 Ada was awarded a pension of 26/3d per week for herself and 3 children. Army records show Richard Bendon as being 5ft 7¼” tall and having a fully extended chest measurement of 36″, range of expansion 2″.

Edward Beresford

Edward Beresford was born at Old Hill, Staffordshire. He joined Glamorgan Constabulary 20/08/1910 and in 1911 was lodging at 44 High Street, Barry. In 1914 was a constable stationed in Penarth. Enlisted 07/09/1914. Son of Edward Beresford of Pentre, Rhondda & 3 brothers also served in the army (info from SW Police). He served in the 8th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Sergeant (service number 14215). Edward was killed in action on 10th July 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 7 B. Thiepval Memorial. .

John Bickle

John Bickle was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, the son of William and Mary Ann Bickle. In 1911 John was a house painter and lived with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Florence, William, Bessie and Ellen at 76 Plassey Street, Penarth. He was a member of Sardis Chapel, Penarth (from ‘Penarth Times’). John served in the 7th Battalion, the Border Regiment. His rank was Private (service number 30640). John was killed in action on 8th June1918 aged 34 and is buried at II. L. 9 Auchonvillers Military Cemetery.

Henry Bird

Henry was born in Penarth, the son of Frederick Bird. 1n 1911 he lived at 31 King Street with his father, his brother Frederick, sister-in-law Eliza, nephews Frederick and Eddie and niece Violet. He worked as a ship’s fireman. Henry served in the 8th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment and died in 1916 aged 34. Henry died of wounds on 08/07 or 18/08/1916 aged 34 (died in hospital at Northampton after being severely wounded at Mametz Wood) and is buried in St Augustine’s churchyard. Buried with military honours on 22/07/16 after being placed on a gun carriage at Northampton from the hospital to the station. Henry was awarded the DCM for conspicuous gallantry. When the enemy rushed an isolated trench he saved the situation by collecting bombs and superintending the erection of stops and barbed wire. During the whole operations he set a splendid example to his company (commendation dated 20th March 1916).

John Watson Black

John was born on 28th July 1871 in Alloa. He was the son of Capt. Andrew Black and Grace Black nee Thomson who later lived at 13 Plymouth Rd, Penarth. Brother of Capt Henry Black of Paget Place (from ‘Penarth Times’).  In 1911 he was an officer in the Mercantile Marine and was visiting 97 Cranbury Avenue, Southampton, the home of Mary Hardy and her family. John served in HM Ambulance Transports with the rank of Commander. John Watson Black died of typhoid fever on 14th January 1918 aged 46 and is buried in Penarth. He was educated in Penarth and was twice mentioned in despatches for gallant and distinguished service.

Frank Blackmore

Frank was born in Carmarthen in 1879. He married Elizabeth and in 1911 they were living at 40 Hewell Street, Cogan with their daughters Gwladys, Doris, Hilda, Mabel and Edith. Frank was a cement worker. Frank and Elizabeth had 6 daughters and Elizabeth was pregnant when Frank died. An ex-member of Penarth Rugby Football Club, he played for Penarth United the season they won the Cardiff & District League. Member of Holy Nativity and St Paul’s Church (from ‘Penarth Times’) .He served in the 16th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of (service number 24082). Frank was killed in action on 10th July 1916 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A. Thiepval Memorial.

John Otto Boole

John was born in Rainford, Lancs in 1892. In 1911 he was an engineering apprentice living at 75 Plymouth Road, Penarth with his mother Kate Eliza Boole. Brothers PAC Boole in RGA, L Boole, a teacher was in Germany and interned in Ruhleshen Camp where he taught the POWs French, Latin and Greek. John was a marine engineer at sea on outbreak of war. He joined RFC in 1918 and gained his wings. Member of All Saints Church. All brothers were members of Penarth Lawn Tennis Club (from ‘Penarth Times’.) John served as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force and was killed in a flying accident on 9th July 1918. He is buried in grave C. 494 in Penarth Cemetery.

David Bousie

David was born in Cogan in 1897, the son of David, a sailor, and Rhoda Bousie. He was baptised on 20th September 1897 at St Dochdwy’s Church, Llandough-juxta-Penarth. In 1911 the family was living at 1 Old Cawnpore St, Cogan. David lived there with his parents, half-sister Jessie Dwyer and siblings William, John, Stanley, Phyllis and Rhoda. In 1901 he was living at 1 Cogan Row with his parents, siblings Robert, Jessie, and William, his grandparents Charles and Mary Ann Norman, and aunt Maria Norman. David was employed at the Taff Engine Sheds, Penarth Docks. Member of Holy NativityChurch (From ‘Penarth Times’). He served in the 1st Battalion the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) with the rank of Private (service number 24133).David died in Kamptee, India on 10/07/1916 of wounds received and the effects of heat aged 19 and is buried in Chakrata Cemetery. He is also commemorated on Face 14. Madras 1914-1918 War Memorial, Chennai.

Charles Ernest Bowen

Charles was born15/10/1898 in Penarth. Foster son of Mr & Mrs SJ Bowen of Paget Place Penarth. His original name was Vail. Before the war he was a clerk employed by Cory & Sons, shipowners of Cardiff (information from the Penarth Times dated 20/09/1917). Baptised 01/11/1898 the son of Joseph Henry, a sailor, and Lena Vail of 8 John Street. Described as ‘adopted son’ Charles Vail was living at 8 Paget Terrace with John Bowen, a dock pilot, his wife Sarah, Lena Vail, a border and Laura Price, servant (1901 census) Described as ‘nephew’ Charles Vail was living at 12 Paget Place with John and Sarah Jane Bowen and Edward Blainey a boarder (1911 census). Joseph Henry Vail, aged 22, son of James Vail married Lena Price, aged 20, daughter of Charles Price, on 05/09/1897. Joseph Henry Vail aged 23 died 25/05/1899 in Gravesend, Kent and is buried in the Municipal Cemetery. Lena Vail remarried in 1901. Charles served in the 1st / 6th Battalion, the Kings (Liverpool Regiment) with the rank of Private ( service number 88851). He was killed in action on 9th April 1918 and is buried in I. E. 11, Serre Road Cemetery No 2. Chas. Ernest Bowen, born 15th October 1898, son of John Bowen of 9 Paget Terrace was registered at Albert Road, Penarth Board School / Albert County Junior and Infants School on 18th June1903.

Edwin Boyle

Edwin was born in Cardiff in 1889. In 1911 he was employed as a general labourer and was living at 38 King Street, Penarth with his mother Rachel, sister Sarah Mathews, brother-in-law Martin Mathews and nieces and nephew James, Beatrice, Olive, Bessie and Ernest. He was the brother of John Boyle. Married before the war, he lived in Barry with his wife. Edwin was a boxer and a member of Penarth Rugby Football Club (from ‘Penarth Times’). He served in 113th Siege Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Sergeant (service number 348060). Edwin was killed in action on 15/10/1917 and is buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery Ypres, Grave 11 L.21.

Jack Boyle

Jack was born in Penarth in 1878. He was baptised on 21st April 1880, the son of William, a dockman, and Martha of Glebe Place. His sister, Susan Ann, was baptised at the same time. In 1911 he was employed as a dock gateman and lived at 37 King Street, Penarth with his wife Elizabeth and their children William and Gwendoline. Jack served in the 4th Battalion, the Kings (Liverpool Regiment) with the rank of Private (service number 12163). He was killed in action on 5th April 1915 aged 37 and is commemorated on Panels 6 to 8. Le Touret Memorial and Section D, Penarth Cemetery. A pension of 23/- a week was awarded to Elizabeth Boyle (nee Hughes) for the upkeep of herself and 3 chiildren, Elizabeth Gwendoline born 22.05.06, William Hugh born 25.06.09 and John Morgan born 14.03.13, from 25th October. The family lived at 22 John St. According to Army records, John Boyle enlisted in September 1914 and stated that he had already served for 12 years in the 3rd V.B. Welsh. He was 6ft tall, weighed 12st and had a fully expanded chest measurement of 37½”. He had various tattoos including on his left forearm. He had blue eyes and light brown hair

John Boyle

John Boyle was born in Cardiff in 1887. Son of Rachel Boyle, brother of James, Florence and Alice of 7 Earl Street, Canton (1901 Census). Brother of Edwin (Edward) Boyle. Married and living at 21 James Street (now Coronation Terrace) (from ‘Penarth Times). John served in113th Siege Battalion, Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 312). He died on 30/08/1916 aged 30 and is buried  in IV. G. 13 Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt.

Alastair Norman Brown

Alastair was born in Upton upon Severn in 1886, the son of Archibald and Georgina Brown. In 1891 he was living in Ledbury with his parents Archibald and Alice Georgina Brown and his brother William. By 1901 the family had moved to 107 Plymouth Road, Penarth and Alastair was living there with his parents and brothers William and Archibald. Alice and her sons William and Archibald were still living at 107 Plymouth Road in 1911 but there was no trace of Alastair. He served in the Central Ontario Regiment, 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion with the rank of Lieutenant. Alastair died on 26th August 1918 aged 32 and is buried at A. 1., Orange Hill Cemetery, Feuchy. He was survived by his wife Etheleen Clara Brown who lived in 38 Duke Street, Stratford, Ontario. Alistair and Etheleen Brown had 3 children.  He had been a member of All Saints Church.

Percy William Buck

Percy was born in Metoes, Devonshire in 1887. He was the son of George and Rose Buck, brother of George, James, Rose and Ivor. In 1911 he was a dock labourer and the family lived at 3 John St, Penarth. Percy was married with 2 children when he died. Percy served in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards. His rank was Lance Corporal (service number 95). He was killed in action on 6th March1917 and is buried at V. J. 1. Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery.  Percy was killed while rescuing 5 other soldiers (from ‘Penarth Times’). He formerly served in the Grenadier Guards (service number 12986).

William Buckland

William was born in Penarth on 8th June1888. He was baptised on 21st June 1888, the son of James, a labourer, and Fanny Buckland of Salop Street. On 13th February 1893 he was registered at Albert Road, Penarth Board School / Albert County Junior and Infants School. The family lived at 23 Salop Street. In 1909 he married Rebecca Monro and in 1911 they lived at 57 & 58 Salop Street, Penarth. William was employed as a cab driver. Army records show him as the father of William James, born 18th August 1911 and Winnifred Mary, born 21st April 1914 of 40 Ludlow St. His father was James Buckland of 57 Salop St. William enlisted on 30th December 1914 and served in the 341st Brigade & 2nd Welsh Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. His service numbers were 63, 2076 & 1519. William died on 13th June 1917. He was discharged from the Army on 10th July 1916 as medically unfit for further service after being kicked in the head by a horse and died of paralysis of the nerves. He was buried in St Augustine’s churchyard after a service at Tabernacle Baptist church where he had sung in the choir.  William’s death was registered in Bridgend so he may have been sent to the Glamorgan County Lunatic Asylum.

William George Bwye

William was born on 29th March 1895 at Barry Dock. He was the son of Robert George Bwye, of 28, King St., Penarth, Cardiff and brother of Frank and step-brother of Andrew Coyle. From Royal Marine records – next of kin notified of death was Elizabeth of 28 King St, Penarth. He enlisted in the Royal Marine Artillery aboard H.M.S “Queen Mary” on 6th November 1914 with the rank of rank Gunner (service number RMA/14462). William was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916 aged 21 and is commemorated on 21 Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He was a member of St Paul’s Church.

Frank Henry Bwye

Frank was born in Penarth in 1897 the brother of William. In 1911 Frank was living at 28 King Street, Penarth with his father Robert George Bwye, stepmother Elizabeth Bwye, sisters Emily, Edith and Lilian and step siblings Sarah, Mary and John Coyle. Andrew Coyle was also his stepbrother. He served in the 10th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His rank was Private (service number 12365). Frank was killed in action on 17th June 1917 aged 19 and is commemorated on Bay 6 Arras Memorial.

Alexander Gunning Carr

Alexander was born in Penarth in 1891 and baptised on 6th December 1892 with Ivy Charlotte Elizabeth Carr, the children of Alexander, an engineer and Charlotte Carr of Rock Villa, Penarth. In 1911 he was a bank clerk and the family lived at 84 Westbourne Road. Alexander was educated at Westbourne House School, 1896 – 1902, and served in the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Captain. He was commissioned on 1st June 1910 and mobilised on 4th August 1914. Alexander died on 14th February 1919 aged 27 and is commemorated on Screen Wall. 147. 15667.(panels 1 – 6), Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery. His death was registered early 1919 in Fareham, Hants.

Harold Ashcombe Chamen

Harold was born in Harlesden, London in 1894, the son of William Ashcombe Chamen and Marion Mabel Chamen. In 1901 census he was living at 66 Partickhill Road, Govan with his parents and brother William. In 1911, William and Marian Chamen with their children William and Kathleen were living at 23 Victoria Square, Penarth while Harold was a pupil at Lancing College. He later went to Reading University College. William enlisted in August 1914 serving first with the South Wales Borderers and then joining the Regulare Army to serve in the 2nd Battalion, the Bedfordshire Regiment. His rank was of Lieutenant. Harold died of wounds on 1st August1916 aged 22 and is buried in Plot 2, Row A, Grave 22, Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

Arthur Chick

Arthur was born in Penarth, the son of Charles and Esther Chick, brother of William, Edwin, Frank and Esther of 39 Salop Place, Penarth. He was employed by the Maypole Dairy.  Arthur was a keen footballer and a member of Penarth Rugby Football Club. He was Captain of Albert Road team and played in a Schoolboys’ Welsh International.  He served in the 14th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 58226). Arthur was killed in action on 27th August 1918 aged 19 and is buried at I. A. 4. Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval.

Edwin Chick

Edwin was born in Penarth. In 1911 he lived at 39 Salop Place, Penarth with his parents Charles and Esther Chick and siblings William, Arthur, Frank and Esther. Edwin married Florrie Minnie Price at St Augustine’s 26/12/1911 and they lived at 15, Grove Terrace, Penarth. He was an insurance agent and was formerly employed by Messrs J Rees & Co., Drapers of Windsor Road.  Edwin was ex-sec of Wednesday AFC. He served in the 14th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 54470). Edwin died on 20th September1918 aged 30 and is buried at V. A. 3. (Terl)Incthun British Cemetery, Wimille. He formerly served in the Glamorgan Yeomanry (service number 2898).

Henry C. De Claire

Henry was in Penarth in 1899 He was the son of William and step-son Ellen de Claire, brother of Louise and half-brother of Will, Theresa, Peter, Charles and Ilene. In 1911 the family lived at 27 Maughan St, Penarth. Henry served in the 19th Battalion, the Kings (Liverpool Regiment) with the rank of Private (service number 94239). He was killed in action on 29th April 1918 aged 29 and is commemorated on Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A. Tyne Cot Memorial. He was a member of Christchurch Congregational Church.

Harry Marsh Clements

Harry was born on 11th November1896. He was the son of Henry and Elizabeth, hotel keepers, and brother of Rosemary, Evelyn, Alice, Alfred, Francis, Marjorie and Lionel. In 1911 the family lived at 175 Penarth Road and Harry assisted his father in the business. From Navy record – Next of Kin – Father – Henry Thomas P Clements, 114 Wyndham Crescent, Cardiff then Wife, Alice May Clements, “Redcliffe”, New Road, Porthcawl. Harry served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. His rank was Petty Officer (service number Wales Z/373). He died of influenza on 18th February 1919 and is buried in grave C. 182, Penarth Cemetery. Harry was awarded the Military Medal. He is described as being 5ft 7ins tall with an expanded chest measurement of 34ins. He had a fresh complexion, brown hair and grey eyes. Harry was demobbed in UK on 14th February 1919 and died at 14 Woodleever (pres Woodland) Place, Penarth. (see Reginald Cleves below)

Reginald Vaughan Cleves

Reginald was born in Cardiff on 25th November 1896 and was the son of Frederick Vaughan Cleves and Annie Maria Cleves, of 14, Woodland Place, Penarth. In 1911 he was living at 10 Longcross Street, Cardiff with his parents, Frederick and Annie and his grandmother Sarah Marsh. Reginald served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hood Bn. R.N. Div. His rank was Sub-Lieutenant (service number Z/374). He was killed in action on 23rd April 1917 aged 21 and is buried at XXX. B. 70. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. Reginald formerly worked with the Merchant Service with Messrs. Holder, Middleton & Co. of London. He was a Freemason (Venerable Prince Llewellyn Lodge, Porthcawl) and was educated at St Mary’s Hall, Cardiff.  He was formerly a member of St German’s Choir and the Church Lads Brigade.

Archer Windsor-Clive

Archer was born on 6th November 1890 in Bromsgrove, the son of the 1st Earl of Plymouth and the Countess of Plymouth. In 1911 he was living at St Fagan’s Castle, St Fagans, Glamorganshire with his mother Alberta Nichoria Plymouth. From De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour – 3rd son of Robert, Earl of Plymouth and his wife Alberta. Served in the 3rd Battalion, the Coldstream Guards (joined 8th September 1911) and served with the Expeditionary Force in France & Flanders. His rank was Lieutenant. Archer was killed in action on 25th August 1914 aged 23 and is buried at B. 1., Landrecies Communal Cemetery. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Reginald Coney

Reginald was born in Penarth in 1886 and was the brother of William. In 1911 he was living at 12 Maughan Street with his parents Thomas and Sarah, brother Frederick and sister Milly. He married Elizabeth and they lived in Ludlow Street. Reginald served in the 24th Battalion, The Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 320531) He died of pneumonia on 7th October 1918 aged 32 and is buried at XI. B. 14. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

William Coney

William was born in Penarth in 1888, the son of Thomas and Sarah Coney of 12 Maughan Street, Penarth and brother of Reginald. He was a professional soldier and was serving in India in 1911. William served in the 2nd Battalion, the King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry). He was killed in action on 25th February 1916 aged 26 and is commemorated on Panel 47 and 49. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. From his Army records we know that he was 5ft 5ins or 5ft 6ins tall. He had a fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair and had 2 scars on his stomach. He was a member of Trinity Wesleyan Church.

Henry Arthur Cooper

Henry was born in Great Yarmouth in 1861. He was the son of James and Elizabeth Cooper and the husband of Margery Ann Cooper. Henry does not appear on 1911 census but Margery Ann Cooper and children Henry, Madge, Alfred, Elizabeth and Agnes are living at 39 Maughan St, Penarth. In 1901 census Margery and her children Henry, Madge, Alfred and Elizabeth lived on Paget Terrace, Penarth. Henry served in the Mercantile Marine, aboard S.S. “Argus”. His rank was Master (Captain). He died on 21st October 1917 when his ship was in collision with a steamer.  He was aged 56 and is buried at I. A. 8., Fredrikstad Military Cemetery, Norway. (see also Herbert A Gunn).

Sidney Christopher Cousins

Sidney was born in Somerset in 1871. He was the husband of Catherine Cousins and the father of James, Edward, Robert, Walter and two other children of 18 Salop St, Penarth. In 1911 he was employed as a quarryman. From Army records Sidney is shown as the husband of Catherine, father of James, Edward, Robert and Walter of 78a Salop Street and the brother of Worthington, Charles, Jessie and Annie. Catherine Cousins was awarded a pension of 22/6d a week for herself and 4 children. He served in the Welsh Regiment, (22nd Wessex & Welsh Battalion (Territorial)) and the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own). His rank was Rifleman (service numbers 4177, 21075 & 305). Sidney died of a tumour of the brain on 17th April1916 and is buried in F. 35. Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

Thomas Henry Cox

Thomas was born in Penarth in 1895. He was the son of Charles William and Lena Annette Cox and the brother of Emma, Alice, Percy, Ivor, Doris and John. In 1911 the family lived at 68 Plassey Street, Penarth. Thomas served in the 4th Battalion, the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 21st June1917 aged 22 and is buried in 1.A. 12. Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium. Thomas ‘Harry’ Cox won an entrance scholarship to the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. He hoped to become a civil engineer. (information supplied by his niece). A memorial service was held for him at St Augustine’s Church on 22/07/1917 following a parade from Station Approach to the church (from ‘Penarth Times’).

Andrew Edward Coyle

Andrew was born in Penarth in 1893 and was baptised in May 1893, the son of Andrew, a seaman, and Elizabeth Coyle of 29 Dock Rd, Penarth. In 1901 Andrew was living at 17 Glebe Place with his parents Andrew and Elizabeth and his siblings Sarah, Mary and John. His father, Andrew Coyle, was a fireman aboard the ship “Dora” registered in West Hartlepool and died of pneumonia following bronchitis in the General Hospital, Barcelona on 15th November 1903 aged 46. Andrew’s mother married Robert George Buye and the family lived at 28, King St., Penarth. Andrew was the step-brother of Frank and William Bwye. He served in the 8th Service Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 13711). Andrew was killed in action on 10th July 1916 aged 23 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 7 B. Thiepval Memorial.

Frederick Robert Crimp

Frederick was born in Penarth in 1889. He was baptised on 6th June 1889. Frederick was the son of Robert and Sarah Crimp and the brother of John, Alice, Violet, Ernest and Annie. In 1911 he was a horse driver and the family lived at 32 Salop Street. He was a horse driver. From Army records – son of Robert and Sarah, brother of Philip John, Ernest Charles, Violet Laura, Annie May and Alice Sarah of 32 Salop St. Frederick served in 16th Heavy Battery, Clearing Office, the Royal Garrison Artillery. He died in 1919, aged 30, of diabetes caused by his military service. From Army records – Enlisted 1914, described as a labourer. He was 5ft 6½ins tall and had an expanded chest measurement of 35½ins. He was discharged in 1918 having become diabetic. This was caused by his army service.

Charles Crowden

Charles was born in Penarth in 1894, the son of William John and Hannah Crowden. In 1911 he was employed as a bread deliverer and lived with his uncle and aunt, John and Elizabeth Norman and four cousins at 38 Salop Place, Penarth. Charles served as a Sailor in the Mercantile Marine aboard S.S. “Ribston” (London) and died on 16th July 1917 aged 22 or 23. He is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

Edwin Joseph Culliford

Edwin was born in Penarth in 1877 and was known as Ted (maybe also called Edward.) He was married to Mary Ann Culliford and in 1911 they were living at 73 Moorland Road, Splott. He was working as a coal trimmer. Edwin’s father, Joseph, was accidentally killed at Penarth Dock in 1893, aged 49. His mother, Mary had died in 1889, aged 44. The family had lived in Glebe Street for many years. Edwin served in the 16th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 23869) and was killed in action on 16th March 1916. He is buried in III. E. 8. Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L’Avoue and commemorated on grave J40 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Daniel Vivian Davies

Daniel (k/a Danny) was born in Penarth in 1895. The son of Daniel and Mary Jane Davies and brother of Gwilym he lived at 13, Plassey Street, Penarth in 1911 and was employed as a railway engine cleaner. He was engaged to Ethel. Daniel served in the 8th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers. with the rank of Private (service number 3/24524). He was killed in action on 13th July 1918 aged 24 in Salonika and is buried at F. 1244 Karasouli Military Cemetery. Daniel is also commemorated on grave J40 in St Augustine’s churchyard. He also served in the Dardanelles. A keen footballer, he played for Old Penarth United and then for the Barry Club when they won the Cardiff League in 1914.

Rev. Enoch Thomas Davies

Enoch (Rev E.T.) was born in Carmarthen in 1874. In 1911 he lived at 7 Clive Crescent with his wife Elizabeth and their daughters Kathleen and Irene. He served as Chaplain in the 5th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment. Enoch died on 16th October 1918 aged 44 and is buried in St Augustine’s churchyard (NW door next to grave B105). Information from Penarth Rugby Football Club – Chaplain of the 5th Battalion Welsh Regiment and Official at St Augustine’s Church, Penarth. Buried in Churchyard. Died 6th October 1918 at home. Due to ill health was discharged from the Army. However, he joined the Church Army and served in France until his health deteriorated further and returned to Penarth. A memorial service was held for him at St Paul’s on 20th October 1918 and the Roll of Honour was given in his memory.  Enoch played football and cricket and was selected for Welsh rugby trial matches.

George Leonard Davies

George was born in Cogan or Penarth in 1898. In 1911 he was living at 13 Maughan Terrace, Penarth with his parents John and Margaret Davies and siblings Catherine, Lilie, Alfred and Ethel. George served in 248th Company, the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), and formerly in the Welsh Regiment. He held the rank of Private (service numbers 64712 and 35237 (Welsh Regiment)). George was killed in action on 20th September1917 aged 20 and is commemorated on Panel 154 to 159 and 163A, Tyne Cot Memorial. Before enlisting, he worked as a pointsman at Penarth Dock.

Edward William Davis

Edward was born in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1895. In 1911 he was a junior clerk and lived with his parents William and Alice Davis and his sister of Maud at 9 New Plassey Street, Penarth. Edward served in the 8th Service Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 14372). He was killed in action on 15th February 1916 during a German assault on the trenches (Thomas Jefferies died at the same time).

Ernest Davison

Ernest was born in born in Leytonstone, Essex in 1897. In 1901 he was living at 49 Kings Road, Low Leyton, Essex with his parents Francis and Amy and siblings Amy, Alfred, Francis, Gladys, Percy, Herbert, Cyril and Dorothy. The family later moved to 9 Paget Place , Penarth. Ernest served in the Mercantile Marine as an Assistant Steward aboard S.S. “Anglo Californian” (London). He died on 4th July 1915 aged 18 as the result of an attack by an enemy submarine and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

Herbert Davison

probably born in Leytonstone, Essex in 1896, brother of Ernest.

Ernest Francis Denman

Ernest was born in Penarth. In 1911 the family lived at 63 Windsor Road – his mother Emily Denman, siblings May, Gwen, Harold, Lilian and Douglas and cousin Sophia Chivers. Ernest and his father Francis were not at home on the census day. The death of his father, Francis, in Cardiff was registered in Q1 (January / February / March) 1914. Ernest served in the Mercantile Marine as Third Mate aboard S.S. “Narragansett” (Greenock). He died on 16th March 1917 aged 23 as the result of an attack by an enemy submarine and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

John Driscoll

John was born in Cardiff in 1877. He was the son of Timothy and Margaret Driscoll of 51 Arcot Street, Penarth (the last surviving of 4 children) and was a general haulier in 1911. From Army records – next of kin Timothy Driscoll of 51 Arcot St. John served in Royal Engineers Inland Waterways & Docks (service number 157540) and 2nd/5th Battalion the Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) where his rank was Private (service number 51934). He was killed in action on 29th March 1918. In 1915 he is described as being 5ft 5ins tall, weighing 11st 7lb with an expanded chest measurement of 36ins. His address was 21(?) Stanwell Rd. In 1916 he is described as 5ft 5½ins, weighing 153lbs with an expanded chest measurement of 39ins. He is recorded as being a farmer and a former sailor.

Albert Edwards

Albert was born in Penarth in 1889. Son of Mrs JE and the late George Edwards. Son of Elizabeth Smith, stepson of James Smith and brother of Charles, Bertha, Ernest, George and Rose Edwards of 102 Plassey Street, Penarth. In 1911 he was employed as a ticket collector by the Taff Vale Railway. Albert served in the Glamorgan Royal Engineers (service number 5201) and 2nd Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment where his rank was Private (service number 32701). He died in Salonika on 20th December 1918 not having been home since enlisting in 1914.

Reginald Ellis

Reginald was born in Penarth 1893 and was baptised in St Augustine’s Church on 22nd September 1893, the son of William, a labourer, and Susan Ellis of 4 Bromfield Place. In Army records he gave his religion as Baptist. In 1911 he was employed as a house painter and lived at 4 Bromfield Place, Penarth with his parents William John and Susan Ellis and siblings George, William, Arthur, Alice, Gertrude and Doris of 4 Bromfield Place, Penarth. From Army records – son of William & Susan Ellis, brother of George, William, Arthur, Maud, Gladys + 3 more sisters of 4 Bromfield Place, Penarth. He enlisted in 1915 and served in 135th Field Ambulance, the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of Private (service number 71976). Reginald contracted malaria in Egypt and then suffered from severe diabetes and was discharged in 1918 as being unfit for active service. He was awarded a pension of 27/6 per week and died in 1919. His funeral was headed by the Penarth Town Band. From Army records – was 5ft 2ins with a chest measurement of 34ins. He had a pale complexion, blue eyes and dark brown hair.

Hugh Price Evans

Hugh was born in Penarth in 1894. In 1911 he was an engineer’s apprentice and lived at 96 Windsor Road, Penarth with his parents John and Ann Evans and siblings Alfred, Dorothy, John, Sarah, Thomas and Winifred. Hugh served in the Mercantile Marine as Second Engineer aboard S.S. “Kilmaho” (Cardiff). He died as a result of enemy action on 17th May 1917 when the steamer, travelling from Cardiff to Dunkirk with a cargo of railway material was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel WNW of the Lizard by UB20. He was aged 23 and is commemorated at Tower Hill Memorial and grave E372 in Penarth Cemetery. Hugh was a pupil at Victoria School and a member of the football tea. He was the first Penarth boy to gain international honours. He was a mem was a member of Penarth Swimming Club.

Thomas Percival Evans

Thomas (k/a Percy) was born in Penarth in 1897, the son of Thomas and Sarah Jane Evans and brother of Albert, Dorothy, William, Lily and Tom of 48 Glebe St, Penarth. Thomas served in the 10th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Corporal (service number 30274). He was killed in action on 20th March 1917 aged 20 and is buried in II. E. 7., Bard Cottage Cemetery. He enlisted in February 1915 and had not been home since. Home leave had been cancelled 4 times.

Douglas Farquhar-Thompson

Douglas was born in Sussex in 1890. In 1911 he was a medical student and lived at 3 Victoria Avenue, Penarth with his wife, Maude, parents-in-law Robert and Louisa Bevan and sister-in-law Edith and grandmother-in-law Ann Bevan. Douglas Served in the 10th Battalion, the Gordon.Highlanders. & Cameronian Highlanders with the rank of Temporary 2nd Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 13th October 1915 when he volunteered for an assault which successfully cleared a German trench. He was aged 25 and is commemorated on Panel 115 to 119, Loos Memorial.

Henry Owen Fitzgerald

Henry was born in Penarth, the son of Patrick & Elizabeth Fitzgerald and brother of Osbourne, Thomas, Margaret, Lilian, Elizabeth, Dorothy and Gordon of 22 Station Rd, Penarth. In 1911 he was a boot repairer. Henry served in “C” Battery. 85th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. His rank was Gunner (service number 24468). He was killed in action on 20th June 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He was on night duty helping two others carry material into a copse when he was killed by a shell. The others were wounded. He was aged 22 and is buried in I. D. 18., Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme.

Osborne Fitzgerald

Osborne was born in Penarth the son of Patrick & Elizabeth Fitzgerald and brother of Henry, Thomas, Margaret, Lilian, Elizabeth, Dorothy and Gordon of 22 Station Rd, Penarth. In 1911 he was an errand boy. Osborne served in “B” Battery. 110th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. His rank was Gunner (service number 29701).Osborne enlisted at the outbreak of war telling the authorities he was 19 but he was only 17. He had been in France for 3 years and had been gassed twice. He was struck by a fragment of shell 4 days after returning from leave and died next day died of wounds. He died on 5th September 1918 aged 22 and is buried in VII. B. 105., Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe.

Thomas William Fitzgerald

Thomas was born in Penarth, the son of Patrick & Elizabeth Fitzgerald and brother of Henry, Osbourne, Margaret, Lilian, Elizabeth, Dorothy and Gordon of 22 Station Rd, Penarth. In 1911 he was a plumber. Thomas served in “A” Battery. 113th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. His rank was Sergeant (service number 24472). He was killed in action on 6th July 1917 aged 29 and is buried in III. F. 4., Reninghelst New Military Cemetery. From Army records, Thomas is described as being 5ft 10in tall and weighing 146lb with an expanded chest measurement of 34ins. He had a dark complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.

William Foot

William Foot (or Foote) was born in 1892 in Crewkerne. He lived for several years with his brother Frank, sister-in-law Mary and their children Alice and Elizabeth at Harriet Street, Cogan but in 1911 he was a boarder at 8 Lyme Road, Crewkerne with John and Caroline Barnes and their family.  He was a weaver.  Nellie Foote, born 1888 in Crewkerne, a sewing machinist, was also a boarder. William worked at Mr Hart’s factory. He served in 1/5th Battalion, Prince Albert’s (Somerset Light Infantry) with the rank of Sergeant (service number 240054 or 250053 or 240053). He was a member of the TA and one of the first to volunteer.  William was sent to India but became ill with beri-beri in the Persian Gulf. He was later sent to India and then Egypt and was killed on 22/11/1917 during the advance on Jerusalem aged 26. William is buried in the Jerusalem War Cemetery XI.

Oscar John Henry Foote

Oscar was born in Penarth and baptised on 11th October 1893, the son of John, an engineer, and Emily (nee Wrey) of 12 Morristown. In 1911 he worked on a farm and lived at 14 Redlands Road with his father John and step-mother Annie Foote, brother Regenald and half-sisters Margaret, Lilian & Decima. Oscar served in 2nd Battalion, 2nd Company, the Grenadier Guards where his rank was Guardsman (service number 16847). He was killed when a shell landed close to a hut entrance, killing him and wounding 4 others on 7th July 1917. Oscar was aged 23 and is buried at I. A. 18., Canada Farm Cemetery. He enlisted several months before the outbreak of war and was in the first contingent sent to France. He spent 3 terrible winters in the trenches. Oscar is described as ‘a splendid soldier’ of ‘sterling worth and noble character’ with a ‘gay and kindly nature’. He was a Brigade Bomber and served 18 months as a Corporal but resigned his striped and refused to accept them again as they proved a barrier between him and the rank and file of his comrades. Attended Victoria School.

Leslie John Morgan Francis

Leslie was born in Abergavenny on 14th April 1900. In 1911 he was living at 5 Plassey Square with his parents Edgar Howell and Florence Edith Francis and brothers Benjamin and Charlie. From Navy records – mother Florence E, 5 Plassey Square, Penarth. Leslie served in the Royal Navy as a Boy Telegraphist aboard HMS Laforey (service number J/51527). He was killed in action on 23rd March 1917 aged 16 when his ship was sunk while on patrol off the East Coast, and is commemorated on Panel 22, Plymouth Naval Memorial. He was a messenger in the GPO, Penarth before the war, a bugler in U.T.C. and a member of Christchurch Congregational Church

William John Ashley Fry

William was born in Cogan or Penarth in 1893. In 1911 he was working as a coupler on the railway and was a visitor at 13 Fitzroy St, Cathays, the home of Sidney & Mary Veysey. He served in “C” Company, 75th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Driver (service number 25314) having enlisted in Penarth. William died on 15th September 1915 when he was accidentally suffocated in a sand pit, and is buried in plot IV. D. 75, Bethune Town Cemetery.  The relatives were informed by Driver W Leddington and Gunner Beer, both of Penarth (from ‘Penarth Times). From the ‘Penarth Times’ dated 4th December 2014 from the ‘This Day in History’ column there is a letter from W Leddington, W Fry ,A Price (from Llandough), G Selby, J Norman and F Beer about their life in the Army. Part of the letter reads ‘We are glad to say that we are all teetotallers, which makes all the difference when shooting, as they are very steady. The Penarth boys here offer many thanks for the cigarettes that were sent to us, as it gives us more encouragement in our work. …….We hope our fellow brothers at the top Fort and at Lavernock are in the “pink” and are keeping a good look-out for any chance Germans which are likely to try and pass.’

Isaac Gall

Isaac was born in 1893. He was baptised on 15th September 1893, the son of Alfred George, a carpenter, and Martha Elizabeth Gall of 38 Salop Street. In1901 he lived at 131 Plassey Street with his parents Alfred and Martha Gall siblings Sarah, George, Richard and Martha, grandmother Elizabeth Williams and uncle Isaac Williams. In 1911 he was coal miner hewer living at 48 Edward St, Pengam. His parents, Alfred and Martha and grandparent William and Mary Gall lived at 21 Lord St, Penarth, while his brother Richard was living with Williams relatives at 100 Plassey Street. Isaac served in the 2nd Battalion, the South Wales Borderers with the rank of Corporal (service number 11720). He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 21st August 1915 and is commemorated on Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220., Helles Memorial.

George Harold Gallagher

George was born in Penarth in 1885. He married Rose Wilson and in 1911 they lived at 24 James Street (now Coronation Terrace) with their daughters Phyllis and Gladys. George was employed as a dock labourer. From Army records – Husband of Rose Phillipa nee Wilson, father of Phyllis Mary, born 5th July 1908 died 26th October1918, Gladys Mary born 14the July 1910, Molly Henrietta born 5th April 1914, Rosemary Doreen born 5th May 1916. He enlisted in October 1915 and served in the Inland Water Transport, the Royal Engineers with the rank of Lance Corporal (service numbers WR/501389 & WR/501390). George was accidentally drowned in the River Seine while trying to save the life of a French civilian who also drowned. He died on 9th January 1919 aged 33 and is buried in 6. 20. 9., City of Paris Cemetery, Pantin. From Army records he is described as being 5ft 6¾ tall with an expanded chest measurement of 34½ins. He weighed 126lb.

William Robert Gambling

William was born in Penarth in 1898. In 1911 he was living at 5 Cliff Street, Penarth with his parents George Robert and Ellen Charlotte Lavinia Gambling and siblings George, May, Daisy and twin brother Albert. William served in the Mercantile Marine aboard S.S. “Bulgarian” (Glasgow) as an Assistant Cook. He died on 20th January 1917 aged 18 when his ship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

William Job Garland

William was born in Cardiff in 1874. In 1911 he was a cement burner and lived at 46 Glebe Street, Penarth with his wife Cecilia, and their daughters Edith, Margaret, Ethel, Katie and Thirza Garland. From Army records – Husband of Cecilia, father of Thursa, born 21st June 1907, Violet, born 18th January 1912, Catherine, born 29th January 1906 and Ethel, born 26th April 1904, of 43 Arcot St. His civilian occupation is given as labourer. William served in No 21st Protection Company, the Royal Defence Corps (service number 3832 (1916)), The Welsh Regiment (service numbers 4190 (1914) & 681). He died in late 1918 or early 1919. William was discharged on 10th May 1916 as being no longer medically fit for service due to rheumatism of the back. This originated before he joined the army but was aggravated by military service. He is described as 5ft 8ins tall with a dark complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair turning grey.

John Angel Gibbs

John was born in Cardiff in 1881 the son of John Angel Gibbs and Elizabeth (nee Scriven). In 1911he was living at Eastcliffe, Park Road, Penarth with his wife Susan Gladys Gibbs (nee Morel). John served in the 9th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment and was awarded the DSO. His rank was Major. John was killed in action on 20th September 1917 aged 37 and is buried at H. 25., Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. Before the war he worked with his brothers at Messrs. Gibbs & Co., shipowners.  Headlands School for the training of boys for the sea and engineering professions (especially sons of men from the Welsh Regiment who had died) was established in his memory by his parents

Thomas Athol or Athol Thomas Gibson

Thomas was born in Cardiff on 11th March1878, the son of Thomas and Mary Gibson. Thomas Athol Gibson was married to Elizabeth, nee Pyman, who was born in Penarth but living in Porthcawl in 1911. He was a shop store merchant. Thomas served in the 3rd Battalion, the Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) with the rank of Lieutenant or Captain. He died on 21st October 1914. Promoted Lieutenant in September 1914 ( from British Army, Bond of Sacrifice).

John Gillies

John Nimmo Gillies was born in Belfast in 1889. He was the son of John and Jessie Gillies and brother of Helen, Maggie, Alexander, Jessie, Agnes, Charles, Annie, Andrew and Phyllis. The family lived at 7 Plassey Square. John was an optician’s assistant. He served in “A” Company, 28th Battalion (Saskatchewan Regiment), the Canadian Infantry and died on 6th June 1916 aged 28.

Frank Goddard

Frank was born in Penarth in 1889, the son of Thomas and Jane Goddard of 11 Paget Terrace, Penarth. He was a general labourer in 1911. Frank served in the 12th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers with the rank of Private (service number 24438). He died of wounds on 16th June 1917 and is buried at IV. K. 12., Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-Le-Grand. He formerly served in the Welch Regiment (service number 39076).

Stanley John Gould

Stanley was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was living at 15 Maughan Street, Penarth with his parents John and Margaret Gould and siblings William, Bernard, Gladys, Olive, Annie, Thomas and Arthur. Another sister, Mary, died in 1909 aged 20. Stanley served in 113th Siege Battery the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Bombardier (service number 348120). He was killed in action on 28th September 1918 aged 24 and is buried at V. AA. 7., Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. He is also commemorated on grave G42 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Albert Edwin Gray

Albert was born in Penarth and in 1911 was living at 52 Arcot Street with his parents Edwin and Hannah Gray and siblings Frederick and Olive. He served in the 1st Battalion, the King’s (Shropshire Light Infantry) with the rank of Private (service number 27420). Albert died of wounds and mustard gas on 1st May 1918 aged 21 and is buried in IX. B. 1., Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He formerly served in the Welch Regiment (service number 25099) after enlisting in the Bantams.

Percival Gribble, otherwise P P or Percival Patrick Gribble

Percival was born in Cornwall in 1877. In 1901 he was a Manufacturer’s Clerk and lived at 29 Lord Street with his parents George and Maria Gribble and sisters Agnes, Dora and Ruby. In 1911, George, now a widower was living at 43 Maughan St, Penarth with daughters Dora and Ruby. Percival Gribble, a single man, aged 32 (so born 1873), describing himself as a miner, sailed for Adelaide from London on board “Wilcanna” on 24th July 1905. He served in the 55th Battalion, the Australian Infantry, A. I. F.with the rank of Private (service number 2909). Percival enlisted on 1st June 1916 . Pareival Patrick Gribble, service no 2909, 55th Infantry Battalion, 7th Reinforcements, born 1877, civil occupation miner, embarked 25th October 1916 from Sydney, NSW on HMAT A11, Ascanius. Next of kin father, George Gribble of 43 Maughan Street, Penarth. Percival left Britain and was advised not to return owing to a chest trouble but returned to ‘do his bit’ and died of pneumonia after contracting a chill while training in Wiltshire. His death was registered in Wilton, Wiltshire in Q1 (January / February / March) 1917. He is buried in Grave K16 in St Augustine’s Churchyard.

William Henry Griffiths

William was born in Penarth in 1876, the son of Henrietta and William Henry Griffiths. In 1911 William and his widowed mother lived at 145, Windsor Rd., Penarth. Penarth. He was a ship’s carpenter. William served in 32nd Battery. 33rd Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. His rank was Wheeler (service number 29595). He was killed in action on 20/08/1917 aged 42 and is buried at I. J. 5., Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery. He is also commemorated on Grave L29 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Herbert Andrew Gunn

Herbert was born in Yarmouth in 1862. In 1901 he was living at 113 South Frederick Street, South Shields with his wife Charlotte and their children Herbert, Annie, Henry, William and Madonna. In 1911 the family was living at 1, John Street, Penarth. Herbert served in the Merchant Navy as Mate / Master Mariner aboard S.S. “Argus”. He was presumed drowned on 31st October 1917 aged 55 when his ship was sunk in a collision. His address was given as 71 Windsor Road, Penarth (Maritime Deaths). All crew was lost including Captain Henry Arthur Cooper.

George Robert Guy

George was born in Penarth in 1890. In 1911 he was an undertaker’s assistant and lived at 24 Plassey Street, Penarth with his mother Sarah Ann Guy, siblings William, Beatrice and Agnes, and his nephew David. George served in the 2nd Battalion, the Grenadier Guards with the rank of Private (service number 22592). He died on 15the September 1916 aged 26 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 8 D., Thiepval Memorial. Before the war he was a police officer stationed at Tonypandy.

Horace Edward Hall

Horace was born in Penarth in 1896 and in 1911 was assisting in his father’s fishmonger business. He was living at 28 Windsor Road with his parents Edward and Alice Hall and sisters Elsie, Edith and Hilda. Horace served in the 38th Signal Company, the Royal Engineers where his rank was Pioneer (service number 62941). He was killed in action on 12th July 1916 aged 20 and is buried at V. F. 7., Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mamet. He was a member of Llandough Baptist Church.

Garnet Oliver Hammond

Garnet was born in Penarth in born 1882. The 1901 census shows Garnet O Hammond, born 1883 in Penarth, living in Holland Park Avenue, Kensington, London. He was a Chemist’s apprentice presumably apprenticed to Charles Beumwell, the householder, who was a pharmaceutical chemist. There is no trace in 1911 census. Garnet served in the 2nd Battalion, the Border Regiment with the rank of Serjeant (service number 7083). He was killed in action on 25the September 1915 and is commemorated on Panel 68 and 69., Loos Memorial. His place of residence was given as Penarth. Garnet’s sister, Wilhelmina Mary, daughter of Thomas W Hammond (deceased) a surgeon, married William Francis Massey on 13the August 1900. Jane Hammond was a witness. William and Wilhelmina were living at 83 Windsor Road (1901 census). Garnet was living abroad and on declaration of war returned to UK and enlisted. He was wounded on the battlefield at Armentieres on 18/12/1914 and remained for 37 hours before crawling back to British lines and being sent to hospital. He convalesced in Penarth and returned to France May 1915.

John William Hand

John was born in Peterborough in 1881 or 1882. In 1911 he was buyer and manager and lived at 10 St Augustine’s Place with his wife Alice Maud Hand and their daughter Annie of 10 St Augustine’s Place, Penarth. From Army records – Husband of Alice Maud, father of Annie Gwendoline Jessie, born 19th May1908 and William Frederick Leonard, born 5th July 1913 of 75 Windsor Rd, Penarth. Alice remarried to become Mrs Blackwell. John served in 1st/28th Battalion, London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles) with the rank of Private (service number 764643). He was killed in action on 24th March 1918 and is commemorated on Bay 10., Arras Memorial. From Army records, John is described as being 5ft 7½ins tall with an expanded chest measurement of 36ins. He weighed 136lbs. He was missing and later presumed dead on 24th March 1918. In November 1918 Alice was awarded a pension of 25/5d per week for herself and two children.

Solly Harris

Stewart Harris was born in Penarth in 1893. He was the son of Hyman and Esther Harris and in 1911 was living at 85 Glebe Street with his parents, brother Morris and cousins Rachel and Lionel Cohen. His parents ran a pawn broking business and he assisted them. His father, now aged 56 had been blind since the age of 34. Solly served in the 8th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment and died in August 1915 aged 22. From ‘Penarth Daily News’ dated 24th April 2015 ‘A plaque commemorating the donation of the old Penarth Pier Pavilion clock has apparently disappeared – or been misplaced – amidst the extensive building operations in the throes of renovation work in the pavilion. The plaque (and the clock itself) had been presented to the old Penarth Urban District Council by local benefactor Mrs Hyman Harris as a memorial to her late husband and to her son Stewart who was killed in the First World War. It was also a public acknowledgement by Mrs Harris of what she described as the many kindnesses she and her family had been shown since first coming to Penarth.’

In 1909 , as a 16-year-old Boy Scout, Stewart (Solly) Harris had been awarded the Scouts’ Medal of Merit by Lord Baden-Powell for his courageous action in saving the life of a child who was about to fall under the hooves of a horse during a parade in Queen St, Cardiff. In 1915 Stewart joined the 8th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment – at the age of 22 – he was killed in action in the Battle of Ypres on August 26th 1915.

Clifford Joseph (Joseph Clifford) Hart

Clifford was born in Penarth in 1896 and was baptised on 23rd June 1896, the son of Joseph, a mariner and Annie Hart of 12 Lord Street. His parents, Joseph Hart and Ann Jane Harris married in 1890. In 1911 he was a messenger boy with the Taff Vale Railway and was living at 32 Stanwell Place, Penarth with his mother Annie J Hart, a widow and described as ‘America Resident of British parentage’ and his sister Marjory. Clifford had been ill as a child. In 1901, Clifford Hart born 1894 had been a patient in an isolation hospital in Penarth. Ann J Hart was living at 11 Lord Street in 1901 with her parents William and Lucy Harris, her siblings Lewis and Beatrice and her children William E, and 8 and Margery aged 2. Clifford served in the 8th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 13432). He was killed in action on 19th August 1915 aged 19 and is buried at X. B. 21. Voormezeele Enclosure No. 3.

Edward Hayes

Edward was born in Barry in 1897. He may have been the nephew of Annie Greatrex and cousin of Susanah Rees of 13 Dingle Rd, Penarth, and employed as an office boy in 1911. According the ‘Penarth Times’ Edward was the youngest son of John and the late Emily Hayes, Barry Dock. Adopted son of Mrs Greatrex, 13 Dingle Road. Edward served in “C” Battery. 341st Brigade. (T.A.), the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 168365). He died of wounds on 5th November 1916 and is buried at I. C. 20., Varennes Military Cemetery.

Charles Clement Heywood

Charles was born in Cardiff in 1879 and was baptised on 27th December 1879 in Roath, the son of Charles Albert, a merchant, and Sophia Ann Heywood of Newport Road. He was an Oxford Undergraduate and in 1901 was living at Holme Tower, Penarth with his father, Charles A Heywood and siblings Freda and Horace. In 1906 Charles married Jessie Winifred Gainsford. By 1911 he had qualified as a solicitor and was living with his wife Jessie at Hillwood, Brecon Road, Abergavenny. Charles served in the Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 25th April 1918 and is commemorated on Panel 4 to 6 and 162., Tyne Cot Memorial.

Herbert Hill

Herbert was born in Penarth on 26th June 1899. In 1911 he was living at 23 Plassey Street, Penarth with his parents John and Alice Hill, and siblings John, William, Ida and Patricia. From Navy records – Father, John H Hill, 23 Plassey St, Penarth. Herbert served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a Telegraphist aboard HMS Pembroke and HMS Lion (service number Wales Z/4218). He died of pneumonia on 25th October 1918 at the Royal Naval Hospital, Edinburgh after contracting a chill or flu aboard HMS Lion. His parents were sent for and were with him when he died. Herbert is buried in East of Church, Llandough (St Dochdwy) Churchyard (195).

Francis (Frank) Herbert Hooper

Frank was born in Penarth in 1899 and was the son of Robert and Caroline Hooper. In 1911 he was living at 66 Glebe Street with his parents Robert and Caroline Hooper and siblings Arthur, Annie, Dolly and Stanley (twins), James, Laura, Louie, Susan, Ellen and Leonard. Robert & Caroline had been married for 27 years and had 15 children, 12 of whom survived. Frank served in the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 73277). He died of wounds on 30th November 1917 after 1 day in hospital having sustained a severe abdominal wound at Cambrai. He was aged 19 and is buried in IX. B. 13., Nine Elms British Cemetery.

Howard Clement Hooper

Howard was born in Penarth in 1886. In 1911 he was a teacher at Albert Road Council School and lived at 53 Salop Street with his parents Jacob Israel and Eliza Ann Hooper, siblings Emily and Samuel and nephew Hedley. Army records show Howard as being the husband of Margaretta Frances Hooper, and father of Marjorie born 10th March 1915, of 5 Belle Vue Terrace.  Howard served in 73rd Field Ambulance, the Royal Army Medical Corps with the rank of Private (service number 78515). He was killed in action on 10thJuly 1917 while carry out his duties as a stretcher bearer under fire. He was aged 32 and is buried at III. C. 27., Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension. From Army records, Howard is described as 5ft 10ins tall, weighing 9st 9lb with an expanded chest measurement of 36ins. He carried out his duties unflinchingly and with great cheerfulness although war was abhorrent to his nature. (Penarth Times 21/06/1917)

William Hooper

William was born in Penarth in 1891 and was the husband of Elsie Caroline Hooper, of 34, Maughan St., Penarth. In 1911 he was probably boarder at 12 Station Road, Trealaw, Rhondda and working as a Booking Clerk on the railway. William Hooper married Elsie C Lewis in Cardiff in 1917. Muriel E Hooper (mother’s maiden name Lewis) was born in Cardiff in 1918. William served in 1st Battalion. attached. 1st/5th Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 3rd October 1918 or 7th October 1918 leading his men in a charge which resulted in a victory. He was aged 26 and is buried at V. B. 22., Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension. William is also commemorated on grave E579 in Penarth Cemetery. Was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Courtenay Randall (or Randell) Hort or Courtinay Randall

Courtenay was born in Bristol in 1893. In 1911 he was as miller’s apprentice with Messrs Spillers & Baker’s, Cardiff and was living with his parents William Greenway Hort and Ada Long Hort and siblings Kathleen and Kenneth at 55 Plymouth Road, Penarth. Courtenay served in 49th (Glam.) Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery. with the rank of Lieutenant. He died of pneumonia on 10th May 1916 at Base Hospital, Rouen and is buried at Officers, A. 2. 10., St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen. He is also commemorated on grave C152 Penarth Cemetery. He was a server at St Augustine’s and a stained glass window was installed in his honour.  Educated at Penarth Lodge, Penarth & Blundell’s School, Tiverton. Was a member of Penarth (Glamorgan) Golf Club & Penarth Yacht Club.

Douglas George Hoult

Douglas was born in Penarth in 1895 (brother of Percival and Rupert). In 1911 he was a carter for a fishmonger and was living at 59 Grove Terrace with his father George Hoult and his sister Muriel. The 1901 census shows George and Douglas at 59 Grove Terrace, and Percival living with an aunt and uncle. Douglas served in the 14th Battalion, the Royal Warwickshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 33704). He was killed in action on 14th April 1918 and is commemorated on Panel 2 and 3., Ploegsteert Memorial. He formerly served in the Royal Army Service Corps (service number 181357).

Percival Charles Hoult

Percival was born in Penarth in 1898 (brother of Douglas and Rupert). In 1911 he was a farm labourer and lived at Main Street, Bretfordon, Honeybourne, Worcs with his grandparents Charles and Esther Tomkins and his brother Ernest Hoult. The 1901 census shows his father George and brother Douglas living at 59 Grove Terrace and Percival living with an aunt and uncle. Percival served in the 75th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 13844). He was killed in action on 17th October 1915 when laying a wire and a shell burst close by.  He is buried at I. G. 11., Vermelles British Cemetery.

Rupert A Hoult (Alexander Rupert Hoult)

Rupert was born in Penarth in 1893 (brother of Douglas and Percival). In 1911 he was an assistant butcher and was boarding with the Prosser family at 34 Windsor Road, Penarth. Rupert served in Territorial Force./”A” Battery. 331st Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 707235). He died on 4th July 1918 of pneumonia following gas and then suffering from influenza on and is buried at I. D. 38., Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

George Osborne Howell

George was born in Cogan in 1899. In 1911 he was living at 21 King Street with his parents Henry and Sarah Ann Howell and brothers Edwin, James, Robert and William. George served in 1st / 4th Battalion, the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry with the rank of Private (service number 31521). He was killed in action on 26th March 1918 aged 19 and is commemorated on Bay 7., Arras Memorial. He formerly served in T.R. Battalion (service number4/21845). Before enlisting he was employed as a cleaner at the TVR sheds in Penarth Dock. George was a member of the Red Cross Society.

Albert William E Howells

Albert was born in Penarth in 1896. In 1901 he was living at 24 Maughan Street, Penarth with his parents William and Emily Howells, sisters Catherine and Clarrie, and aunt Martha Johns, but in 1911 he was resident in Ty Segur Reformatory School, Glamorgan Farm School, Neath, S Wales. His mother, Emily, now a widow lived at 5 Dock Rd, Penarth with her children Clarrice (13), Doris (9) and Sidney (6). Albert served in the 8th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 12309). He died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 20th February 1917 and is buried at XXVI. F. 2., Amara War Cemetery.

Francis Henry Howells

Francis was born in Fishguard in 1881, the son of Mark and Mary Howells, of Puncheston, Fishguard. In 1901 he was a carpenter and was living at the Drovers Arms Village Street, Puncheston with his parents Mark and Mary Howells and siblings Harriet, John, Mary, James, Thomas, Howard, Angelina, Douglas and Charlotte. He married Rose Ellen Gray on 3rd January 1907 and in 1911 they were living at 53 Arcot Street. Frances was employed as a joiner. He served in 209th Field Company, the Corps of Royal Engineers and was a Sapper (service number 241786). Francis was killed in action by a piece of shell on 10th April 1918 or 19th April 1918 aged 37 and is buried at I. F. 5., Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel. Before enlisting he had worked for Messrs. Price Bros at the steam joinery works in Station Road, Penarth for 15 years.

John Henry Hughes

John was born in Penarth. In 1901 he was working as a coal trimmer and lived at 115 Windsor Road, Penarth with his parents David and Elizabeth Hughes, and siblings Mary, David, Edward and Lydia of 115 Windsor Rd. In 1911 the family was still living at 115 Windsor Road but Mary, Lydia and three other children have died leaving John living with his parents and brothers David and Edward. He was still working as a coal trimmer. John served in the 8th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 39802). He died in Mesopotamia on 27th June 1916 aged 39 and is buried at IV. A. 2., Amara War Cemetery.

Oliver James Hughes

Oliver was the son of Joseph Francis and Emily Hughes and in 1911 lived with them and his brothers Joseph and John at 11, Rudry Street, Penarth. He was a grocer’s apprentice. Oliver was married to Beatrice. He served in the 6th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers with the rank of Private (service number 46969). Oliver was killed in action on 28th May 1918 aged 23 and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial. He formerly served in the Welch Regiment (service number (23124).

Edward Albert Hunt

Edward was born in Cogan in 1894. In 1911 he was a baker’s apprentice and lived at 14 Agnes Street, Cogan with his parents John and Louisa Hunt and brothers William, Thomas, Ernest, Douglas and Leslie. Edward served in the 15th Battalion , the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 290900). He was killed in action on 15th March 1918 and is buried at VII. C. 21., Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.

Alfred Ernest Hutchings

Alfred was born in Penarth in 1895, the son of Charles Hutchings. In 1911 he was living at 54 Arcot Street with his father, stepmother Mary Hutchings, brother Leonard and half-sisters Rosie and Lilian. He was a doctor’s errand boy. Alfred served in the 8th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His rank was Private (service number 12312). He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 07/01/1916 and is commemorated on Panel 77 to 80., Helles Memorial.

Evan Llewellyn James

Evan was born in Penarth in 1880. In 1911 he was mate on a steam tug and lived at 15 Dock Road, Penarth with his wife Annie and their children Winifred, Annie, Harold, Evan and John. From Army records – husband of Anne nee Gallagher, father of Winifred born 24/08/05, Harold Llewellyn born 28/06/08, Evan George born 13/??/09, John Robert born 06/09/10, Annie Margaret born ??/01/13, Vivian Donald born 19/09/12 and Alfred born 06/03/14 and died 01/10/14. Evan served in Class W Army Reserve, the Royal Field & Horse Artillery. His service numbers were 32/5098 – 1914; 29467 – 1917. He died on 14th May1918. From Army records – 1914 – Master mariner. Discharged as no longer physically fit 13th December 1917 and awarded a pension. He died on 14th May 1918. In 1914 he is described as being 5ft 9½ins tall, weighing 138lbs with a chest measurement of 37 ins. He had a dark complexion, blue eyes and brown hair but on discharge in 1917 he is described as 5ft 8ins tall with a fair complexion, bluish grey eyes and dark hair turning grey and with a tattoo on his left hand. In 1916 he was in hospital suffering from phthisis (TB) but the disability that led to discharge is ‘aortic regurgitation’ (blood leaks back through the aortic valve as the valve does not close properly). He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Charles Henry Jeffcott

Charles was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was living at 152 Windsor Road with his parents George and Lily Jeffcott and siblings Albert, Amy, Edward, George, Lily, Maud and William. Charles served in “B” Battery. 92nd Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and his rank was Gunner (service number 24935). He was killed in action on 25th October 1916 aged 19 and is buried at A. 13., Carnoy Military Cemetery.

Thomas Jefferies

Thomas born in Penarth, the son of Ellen Jefferies. On 23rd September 1906 Thomas married Margaret Dorothy Angove, daughter of Luigi Horace Angove. Margaret Dorothea Jeffries died in late 1906 or early 1907 aged 18. In 1911, Thomas’s mother Ellen Jefferies was living at 16 King St with her children Annie, Bessie, Doris, Frederick, Maggie and William. Thomas Jefferies, widower, a fridgerman, was lodging at 19 Maughan St, Penarth. He served in the 8th Service Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Lance Serjeant (service number 13344). Thomas was killed in action on 15the February 1916 aged 31 and is commemorated on Panel 35 and 37, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Albert Griffith Jenkins

Albert was born in Penarth, the son of William and Selina Jenkins. In 1911, Selena Jenkins, now a widow, was living at 48 Arcot St, Penarth with her children Catherine, George, Gladys, Jack, Robert and Thomas. There is no trace of Albert. He served in 37th Signal Company, Corps of Royal Engineers and his rank was Sapper (service number 56499). Albert died of wounds on 26th April 1917 aged 28 and is buried at D. 9., Haute-Avesnes British Cemetery.

Charles Gomer Jenkins

Charles was born in Penarth in 1886. In 1901 he was a Pupil School Teacher and lived at 92 Plassey Street with his mother Lucy Jenkins, brothers George and Samuel and cousin Gladys Wootton. Chas. G Jenkin, a teacher, nationality given as English, sailed from London to Wellington, New Zealand on board the “Athenic” on 21st August 1908. In 1911, Lucy Jenkins was living at 14 Bromfield Place, Penarth with her son Thomas. Charles served in 4th Battalion 3rd, the New Zealand Rifle Brigade with the rank of Lance Corporal (service number 40149). He was killed in action on 7th January 1918 aged 37(?) and is buried at 111. G. 9. Oxford Road Cemetery.

Rees John

Rees was born in Penarth, the son of William and Ann John. He may be Rees John, born Penarth 1883, a farm labourer living at 7 Maughan St with his sisters, Emma and Jennet and niece Maud in 1911. William John, a widower working as a farm labourer was living at 41 Plassey Street in1911. Rees Served in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards with the rank of Private (service number 2679). He died of wounds on 28th September 1918 aged 34 and was buried at XII. E. 16., Grevillers British Cemetery.

Trevor Holmes Johnson

Trevor was born in Penarth, the son of Aaron and Mary Hannah Johnson, of 2, Beach Cliff, Penarth. He appears to have been brought up in Machen, Newport. In 1901 he was a Mechanical Engineer Pupil and was living at Prospect House, Risca, Newport with his parents Aaron and Mary Johnson and siblings Ernest, Annie and William of Prospect House, Risca, Newport. He was a Mechanical Engineer Pupil (1901 census). In 1911, Mary Johnson, a widow, was living at 35 Stanwell Road with her children Mary, Annie and William. There is trace of Trevor. He served in 28th Lines of Communication Company, the Royal Army Service Corps and his rank was Private (service number M/331293). Trevor died in the Balkans on 4th July 1918 aged 35 and is buried at 40, Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery.

George John Chatterton Jolliffe

George was born in Penarth in 1887. In 1901 he was living at 92 Windsor Road with his parents Charles and Mary Jane Jolliffe and siblings Thomas, Frederick, Valentine, Harold and Winifred. On 11th February 1914, George John Jolliffe born 1886, occupation farming, last resident in England emigrated to Canada from Bristol. He sailed on the “Royal Edward” and his destination port was St Johns, Newfoundland. George served in the Eastern Ontario Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and his rank was Private (service number 51240). He was killed in action on 8th May 1915 aged 29 and is commemorated on Panel 10, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Arthur Trevor Jones

Arthur was born in Cardiff in 1892, the son of William Watkin and Louisa Ann Jones. He was educated at Tonbridge School (Judde House) and volunteered in September 1914. In 1901 he was living at 10 Marine Parade with his parents William a colliery proprietor and ship broker and Louisa who was also a ship broker and his siblings Charles, Elizabeth, Evan and William. In 1911 he was a ship broker’s clerk and lived at 116 Plymouth Road with his father and brothers Evan and William. Arthur served in “C” Company, 17th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment and his rank was Temp Lieutenant Captain. He died of wounds on 19the June 1917 aged 25 and is buried at Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Gran.

Theophilus Jones

Theophilus was born in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1893. In 1901 he was living at 74 Clive Road, Barry with his parents Richard and Annie Jones, his siblings William, Annie, Alexander, Flora, Charles, Agnes and Mary and his grandmother Ann Jones. By 1911 the family had moved to 6 Harriet Street, Cogan and Theophilus lived there with his parents, Richard and Ann and siblings Charles, Agnes, Mary, George and Thomas of 6 Harriet Street, Cogan. He was a railway worker. Theophilus died in Sierra Leone in 1916 aged 21 (so year of birth 1895). Charles Leonard Jones, possibly his brother, is commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Joseph Kenny

Joseph was born in Penarth in 1889. In 1911 he was employed as a carter (hay and corn) and lived at 9 Salop Street, Penarth with his mother Louisa Kenny, and brother Albert. Joseph served in “A” Battery. 50th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and his rank was P/L/BDR. (pres P(?) Lance Bombardier (service number 97499). He died on 14the November 1918 aged 30 and is buried at VI. F. 6A., Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte. He is on St Paul’s Roll of Honour as is his brother Albert Henry Kenny. Albert died late 1920/early 1921 aged 26. He was baptised on 15th January 1895, the son of William Joseph and Louisa Kenny of 9 Bromfield Place. Father’s occupation given as plasterer.

William Henry Lamperd

William was born in Penarth in 1891. In 1911 he was an assistant in a bake shop and lived at 1 Harriet Street, Cogan with his parents John and Kate Lamperd. William served in 1st/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish), the London Regiment and his rank was Private (service number 515864). He was killed in action on 24th November 1917 and is commemorated on Panel 11 and 12.Cambrai Memorial, Louverval and grave 115 in St Dochdwy’s churchyard.

William George Langford

William was born in Penarth in 1890 and may have been the son of Benjamin and Cecilia Langford and brother of Beatrice, Benjamin, Charles, Hilda, Mabel and Ralph of 8 John Street, Penarth. He was the husband of Mrs. F. B. Styn (formerly Langford), of 1, Wainfact St., Caerphilly, Cardiff.(information from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website). William served in “D” Battery. 168th Brigade ,the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and his rank was Gunner (service number 25317). He was killed in action on 7th June 1917 and is buried at P. 6., Pond Farm Cemetery.

William Melbourne Lee

William was born in Penarth in 1889. In 1911 he was working as an insurance clerk and lived at 34 Plassey Street, Penarth with his parents Sidney and Esther Lee and brother Sidney. William served in 298th Army Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 21st March 1918 and is commemorated on Panel 7 to 10., Pozieres Memorial.

Albert Edward Legg

Albert was born in Penarth in 1897. In 1911 he was employed as an office boy for a coal merchant and lived at 2 Hill Terrace, Penarth with his parents Fredrick and Amelie Legg and siblings Fredrick, Winefred and Ivy. Albert served in the 8th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and his rank was Private (service number 12496). He died of wounds at Gallipoli on 16th August 1915 and is commemorated on Panel 77 to 80., Helles Memorial.

Walter Henry Lewis

Walter was born in Swansea in 1894 and according to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was the son of J. Dyer Lewis and Harriet Louisa Lewis of 21 Stanwell Rd, Penarth, nr. Cardiff Late of Swansea. In 1901 he was living at 183 Richard Road, Cardiff with his parents John D and Harriet L Lewis and siblings John, Vivian, Harold and Laura. In 1911, John and Harriet were living at Glanrhyd, Sketty Rd, Swansea with their children Harold and Frances. There is no trace of Walter. He served in “D” Battery, 107th Brigade, the Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Second Lieutenant. Walter was mentioned in Despatches. He died of wounds on 4th August 1917 aged 23 and is buried at XVII. C. 25 Etaples Military Cemetery.

Frederick Lingham

Frederick was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was a messenger boy and lived at 9 Cliff Street, Penarth with his parents Frederick and Florence Mary Lingham and siblings Mary, William and George. On 17th February 1918 Frederick married Helen Gwendoline Warrender in St Paul’s Church, Penarth and their son Frederick C Lingham was born at the end of 1918. Helen Lingham married John R Frost in 1922. Frederick served in the 4th Battalion, the The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) with the rank of Private (service number 108999). He was killed in action on 25the October 1918 aged 22 and is buried at IV. A. 1., Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay.

Harold Percival Lloyd

Harold was born in Penarth. He may be Harold, born 1886, husband of Ethel and father of Lilian, Arthur and Elsie of 19 Charlotte St, Cogan, working as a house painter (1911 census). Harold P Lloyd, the son of Thomas and Caroline Lloyd, brother of Sidney, Edgar and Bertha of Penturnpithe(Penyturnpike?), Michaelstone Le Pit. He was a house painter (A P – apprentice?). Thomas was also a house painter. (1901 census). Harold Lloyd married Ethel Beatrice Spear in 1904. He served in “B” Battery. 82nd Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Bombardier (service number 29236). Harold was killed in action on 21st July 1917 and is buried at I. E. 24., Canada Farm Cemetery.

William George Loader

William was born at Higham, Somerset. In 1901 he was living with his parents John and Rose Loader and sister Lizzie D (Dora?) at 6 Machen Street, Penarth. In 1911 John and Rose Loader were living at 8 Machen Street with their daughter Dora. William may have been living with his aunt and uncle and his sister Beatrice at 76 Wyndham Road, Cardiff and working as a telegraph messenger with the Post Office (1911 census) although the census shows him as being born in Cardiff in 1897. William served in the 55th Battery, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and his rank was Bombardier (service number 62538). He was killed in action on 17th November 1916 aged 24 and is buried at I. C. 7., Courcelette British Cemetery.

Francis Cornelius Lock

Francis was born in Penarth in 1886 and was baptised in Roath on 12rh September 1886, the son of Francis Cornelius Lock, a Custom House Boatman and Amelia Arthur of Stanwell Crescent, Penarth. In 1901 he was living at 3 Stanwell Crescent with his parents Francis and Amelia and siblings Thomas, Philip, Amelia, Matilda and Ellen and was employed as a telegraph messenger. By 1911 Francis was a Post Office clerk and lived at 23 Clare Street with his wife Winifred and son Leo.

George Henry Love

Geoge was the son of William and Fanny Love and brother of Elizabeth and Edith. The family lived at 12 Ludlow St, Penarth in 1911. George served in “C” Battery. 50th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery and his rank was Gunner (service number W/2106). He died of wounds on 30th October 1918 or 31st October 1918 aged 22 and is buried at IX. B. 5., Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. He is also commemorated on grave C181 in Penarth Cemetery and on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Cecil Hugh Macdonald

Cecil was born in Penarth in 1896 and in 1911 was a clerk in an insurance company. He lived with his parents Robert and Mary MacDonald and siblings Robert, Effie, Angus and Eileen at 127 Windsor Rd, Penarth. Cecil served in the 11th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 15397). He was killed in action in Salonika on 18/09/1918 and is buried at V. F. 31., Doiran Military Cemetery.

George Edgar Maddocks

George was born in Birmingham in 1898, the son of George and Caroline Maddocks. In 1911 he was living at 71 Windsor Road, Penarth with his mother Caroline Maddocks and sisters May and Florence. George served in the 4th Glamorgan Company, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of (service number 348201). He died of wounds on 26th April 1917 aged 19 and is buried at Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.

Edgar Spear Martyn

Edgar was born in Crouch End, Middlesex in 1896. In 1911 he was a pupil at College Place, Walthamstow, Woodford, Essex. His parents, S. T. and Helena Martyn lived at 2, Park Rd., Penarth. Edgar served in the 6th Battalion, the Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) and his rank was Captain. He was killed in action on 30the November 1917 aged 21 and is commemorated on Panel 8., Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

Charles Matthews

Charles was born in Penarth. He was the son of George and Mary Matthews and brother of Walter and Esther of 23 West Terrace, Penarth. Charles married Clarissa Esther Barnett aged 19, by licence at All Saint’s Church, Penarth 7th April 1915. Possible child – Clarissa M Matthews born in 1915. The family lived at 1, Lord St, Penarth. Charles served in the 3rd Battalion, the Northumberland Fusiliers and his rank was Lance Corporal (service number 92714). He died on 19th February 1919 aged 24 and is buried in grave C. 482., in Penarth Cemetery.

Thomas William Maunder

Thomas was born in Malvern, Worcestershire in 1900. In 1911 he was living at 20 High Street, Penarth with his parents William James and Lizzie Maunder and brother Harry. Thomas served in the 2nd Battalion, the Worcestershire Regiment and his rank was Private (service number 50678). He died of wounds on 31at October1918 aged 19 and is buried at VII. A. 2., Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille. Thomas is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Alfred Charles Meadows

Alfred was born in Penarth in 1893. In 1911 he was working as a jobbing gardener and lived at 37 Salop Place, Penarth with his parents Alfred and Susan Mary Meadows and siblings Alice, Beatrice, Lucy and Alfred. Alfred served in the 8th (Service) Battalion, the South Lancashire Regiment having enlisted in 1914 aged 21. His rank was Lance Corporal (service number 14450). Alfred died on 8th June 1917 aged 24 and is commemorated on Panel 37., Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. From Army records: He gave his trade as collier. Described as being 5ft 5¼ins tall, weight 143lb with an expanded chest measurement of 37¾ins, fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. Family given as Alfred and Susan Mary Matthews (parents), William, George & Alfred (brothers), Mary, Alice & Lucy (sisters). He is commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour under the name Charles Meadows.

Walter Middleton

Walter was born in Barrow in Furness in 1889. In 1911 he was working as a cab driver and lived at 41 Harriet Street, Cogan with his parents James and Sarah Middleton and sister Ethel of 41 Harriet St, Cogan. Walter died, possibly of influenza on 1st October 1918 aged 29 and was buried in St Dochdwy’s churchyard on 6th October 1918 . His last address was 32 Glebe St, Penarth. Sarah Jane Middleton, aged 63, of 32 Glebe Street was buried on the same day.

Arthur Stuart Monroe

Arthur was born in Penarth in 1898 and was educated at Westbourne House, Penarth and Penarth County School. In 1911 he was living at 18 Plymouth Road with his parents William and Annie and brothers William, Leonard and Colin. Arthur served in the 2nd Battalion, the Honourable Artillery Company with the rank of Private (service number 9225). He was missing presumed dead on 15th May 1917 aged 20 and is commemorated on Bay 1., Arras Memorial. From Army records – Arthur Monroe is described as being 5ft 7ins tall, weighing 132lbs and with an expanded chest measurement of 36ins. He may have had brown hair and blue eyes. His father is given as William Monroe and the family lived at 18 Plymouth Rd. In 1923 the family was living at 27 Victoria Rd and comprised his mother Annie (now widowed) and brothers Leonard and Colin.

William Monroe (known as Willie)

Willie was born in Penarth in 1896 and in 1911 was living at 18 Plymouth Road with his parents William and Annie Monroe and brothers Arthur, Leonard and Colin. Willie served in “A” Battery. 251st Brigade. (Territorial Force, the) the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 75595 or 755950). He was killed in action on 21st April 1917 and is buried at C. 3., Hibers Trench Cemetery, Wancourt.

Albert Morgan

Albert was born in Penarth in 1893, the son of Albert and Ellen Maria Morgan (nee Sederman). In 1911 he was living with his father, stepmother Frances and siblings Ethel, Sidney and Dorothy at 15 Salop Street. He worked as a boot maker. Albert served in the Mercantile Marine as an Assistant Cook about SS “Joseph Chamberlain” and died aged 24 on 18th September 1917 when his ship was attacked by an enemy submarine. His parents were married in 1890 and his mother died in 1897. His father married Frances Drewe in 1900.

G Victor Morgan

George Victor Morgan was born in Penarth in 1898, the son of Thomas Edwin and Mary Morgan.  In 1911 he was living at 8 Grove Place with his parents Thomas and Mary and siblings Mabel, Edwin, William and Ernest. He attended The National School (now St Cyres).  Victor served in 1/4th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) with the rank of Private (service number 34101). He was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 23rd August 1916 aged 19.  Victor is commemorated on Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B., Thiepval Memorial.

Arthur George Mules

Arthur was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was working as a dock labourer and lived at 5 John Street with his sisters May Mules and Amy Martin (a widow) and nieces and nephews Irene, A.B., Edna, Frank, Harry and Edith. Arthur served in the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 235382). He was killed in action on 26teh September 1917 aged 26 and is buried at XII. F. 10., Hooge Crater Cemetery. He formerly served in Welsh Regiment (service number 202453).

Ivor William Mules

Ivor was born in Penarth and in 1911 was living at 25 Maughan Street with his parents John Thomas and Emily Louisa Mules (nee Wellings) and siblings John, Sullivan? (Charles?) and Ada. He served in the Mercantile Marine as an Ordinary Seaman aboard S.S. “Warnow” (Dundee). Ivor died on 2nd May1917 aged 17 when his ship was torpedoed and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

Edwin Thomas Murray

Edwin was born in Penarth, the son of Mr. H. T. Murray, of 38, High St., Penarth. In 1911 he was an assistant in a grocery business and lived at 51 Salop Street with his wife Amelia and their children Edwin and Mildred. Edwin served in the 6th Battalion, the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders with the rank of Private (service number S/30429). He was killed in action on 23rd July 1918 aged 31 and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour under the name Edward Thomas Murray.

Robert John Palfrey

Robert was born either in Dartmouth, Devon or in Penarth, the son of William and Mary Jane Palfrey. He married Margaret Emma Bale. In 1911 Margaret was living at 19 Ivy Street, Penarth with their children Winifred, Gladys, Doris and Marcus. Robert is not recorded in the 1911 census – he was presumably at sea. He served in the Mercantile Marine as Cook and Steward aboard S.S. “Kilmaho” (Cardiff). Robert died on 17the May 1917 aged 49 or 52, when his ship was sunk by a torpedo. He is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

Edward Palfrey

Edward was born in Penarth in 1890 and in 1901 was living in Salop Street, Penarth with his parents Walter and Norah Palfrey and siblings Norah, Gertrude, John and William. Edward married Bessie Leah, who later re-married to become Bessie Leah Thomas. He served in 172nd Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 970). Edward died of wounds on 21at October 1916 aged 26 and is buried at III. B. 14., Couin British Cemetery. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

William Richard Parkman

William was born in Penarth in 1891. In 1911 he was a ship’s steward and was living at 36 High Street with his parents Thomas Charles and Esther Parkman (nee Treasure), siblings Thomas, Ivor, Miriam and May, and aunt Annie Day. William served in the Mercantile Marine as Mess Room Steward aboard S.S. “Ventmoor” (London). He died on 14the February 1918 aged 27 when his ship was torpedoed by an enemy submarine and is commemorated on Tower Hill Memorial.

Richard James Pawley

Richard was born in Penarth in 1887 and was baptised on 17th June 1887, the son of George, a rigger, and Mary Pawley of 115 Maughan Street. Arthur Pawley was also baptised. In 1901 he was a draper’s assistant and lived at 16 Paget Terrace with his parents George and Mary Pawley and siblings William, Ada, Harry, Arthur, Elizabeth and Margaret. By 1911 Richard was still a draper’s assistant but had moved to 30 Sinclair Mansions, Fulham, London where he was boarding with George Limbrick. Richard served in 92nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. He may have served in the RAF. His rank was Second Lieutenant. Richard died on 28th November 1918 and is buried at 197, Seaford Cemetery.

Douglas St. George Pettigrew

Douglas was born in Tramore, Co. Waterford. He was educated at Monkton Combe School, Bath and in 1911 was a clerk in his father’s office. He lived at 30 Victoria Road with his parents Robert William and Ella Pettigrew, sister Elle and grandmother Mary Pettigrew. Douglas served in 14th Battalion, attached to 17th Battalion, the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was severely wounded at Thiepval (Battle of the Somme), on 7th October 1916. Douglas died on wounds on 23rd October 1917 aged 25 and is buried at XXII. B. 17., Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Ivor Prideaux

Ivor was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was employed as a gardener and lived at 21 Lavernock Road with his parents Frederick Thomas and Mary Ann Prideaux and siblings John, Frederick, Frank, Louisa and Bert. Ivor Served in 246th Company, the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) with the rank of Private (service number 9630) He was killed in action on 5th August 1917 aged 25 and is commemorated on Panel 56., Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. He formerly served in the South. Wales Borderers (service number 26309).

William Richard Radford

William was born in Cogan in 1900. In 1911 he was living at 38 Maughan Street, Penarth with his parents Richard and Susan Radford and siblings Gladys, Hattie, Jannett, Richard, Ida and Florence. William served in the Mercantile Marine Reserve as an Ordinary Seaman aboard H.M.S. “Victory”. (service number 876826). He died on 31st January 1919 aged 18 and is buried in grave D. 12. 12., Penarth (St. Augustine of Hippo) Churchyard (G65).

Ernest Llewelyn Rees

Ernest was born in Madagascar in 1898. He was son of the Rev. D. M. Rees and Mrs. L. S. Rees, of 60, Lady Margaret Rd., Southall, Middle sex. In 1911 he was living at 50 Clive Place, Penarth with his uncle, Albert Howard Trow and is described as being British by parentage. Ernest served in “B” Battery. 113th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 22nd October 1918 aged 21 and is buried at A. 6., Stasegem Communal Cemetery.

John Trevor Rees

John was born in Penarth in 1894. He was the son of Dr John Hugh and Blanche Rees and brother of Marjorie, Charles and Geoffrey. In 1911 the family lived in Holmesdale Place. John served in the 1st Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and his rank was Second Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 22nd January 1915 aged 21 and is buried at G. 2., Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery.

John Regan known as Jack

Jack was born in Penarth on 1st May 1882.In 1901 he was a Grocer’s Warehouse Assistant and lived at 76 Salop Street, Penarth with his parents Michael and Ellen Regan and siblings Thomas, William, Cassie, Margaret and James. In 1907 Jack married Mary Jane Huett. There were six children of the marriage, Douglas John born 1907, Morris Huett born 1909, Marcus born 1910, Nancy M born 1912, Bernard born 1914 and Eileen M born 1916. Unable to trace the family in 1911 census. Jack Regan was a Roman Catholic. He served in 113th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Acting Sergeant (service number 288). Jack was killed in action when he was struck in the chest by a piece of shrapnel and died instantly. He is buried at III. F. 11., Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. From information given by family – Douglas, Maurice, Marcus, Bernard, Nancy and Eileen Regan lived with their widowed mother, who was known as Ginny, at 10 Maughan Street.

Samuel Reynolds

Samuel was born in Hardington, Somerset in 1883 or 1885. In 1911. Samuel Reynolds, a Coachman Domestic, born Hardington, Somerset 1883, was a boarder at the home of Albert and Sarah Fricker and their family, at 17 Sully Terrace, Penarth. He married Margaret Annie Pidgeon on 22nd March 1913 in Cardiff. According to Army records he was discharged from Army on 8th March1916, and the discharge address given as 1 Coast Guard Station, Penarth. Mother’s address: The Cottage, Sully, nr Barry, Glamorganshire. Other address given in Army records: 19 Gron Terrace, West Cottages, Penarth, S Wales. Samuel enlisted in Rhymney in 1903 and served in the South Wales Borderers with the rank of Private (service number 7991). From Army records, Samuel Reynolds is described as being variously between 5ft 3½ and 5ft 4½ins tall, with a an expanded chest measurement of between 33 & 39 ins. His weight is given as 122lb. He had a fresh or fair complexion, grey eyes and brown or dark brown hair. He had an eagle and ‘Liberty’ tattooed on his left upper arm and other marks on his forearms. His occupation in the army is given as telephone wireman. Samuel Reynolds, birth registered Q2 (April / May / June) 1882 in Yeovil, Samuel Reynolds born 1881 died 1918.

John Jones Richards

John was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was employed as a butcher and lived at 11 Stanwell Crescent, Penarth with parents John and Eliza Richards and siblings of Sidney, Charles, Gertrude, Arthur, Edith and Millicent of 11 Stanwell Crescent, Penarth. John & Eliza had been married for 31 years and had 15 children, 12 of whom survived. Army records show John as married to Florence nee James at Cardff Register office on 14th November 1912. They lived at 30 Pembroke Terrace. There were no children. Family is given as parents John and Eliza, siblings William, Sidney, Richard, Arthur, Annie, Martha, Marion, Beatrice & Mildred(?). John served in the Station Staff Supply Company, the Royal Army Service Corps with the rank of (service number S/307504). He served in Egypt and died of dysentry / malaria in hospital in Malta. John is buried at C. XVII. 6., Pieta Military Cemetery. From Army records – John Richards is described as a slaughterman / butcher. He was 5ft 1¼ins tall, weighed 135lbs with an expanded chest measurement of 39ins. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Philemon Witheridge Richards

Phil was born at Porthleven, Cornwall on 9th July 1891. In 1901 he was living at 17 Lord Street with his parents George and Annie Richards and siblings of Thomas, George, Jane, Annie, William and Robert. By 1911, Annie, now widowed, was living with daughter Jane, now Penberthy, and her family and with son Thomas at 16 Lord St, Penarth. No trace of Philemon, presumably at sea. He served in the Royal Naval Reserve as a Deck Hand aboard H.M.S. “Thames” (service number 2977/SD (DEV)). Philemon died of disease on 2nd November1916 aged 24 at the Naval Hospital Chatham and is buried in NW. 2. 11., Penarth (St. Augustine of Hippo) Churchyard or NW. 3. 6. (grave reference C22). Philemon Richards joined the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1909, (service number. 64). He is described as a sailor, 5ft 9½ins tall with a 41in chest (chest expansion 5½ins). He was discharged at his own request on 1st July 1911.

Albert Vering Rowley

Albert was born in Penarth in 1884. In 1901 he was a coal hewer and lived with his parents George and Matilda Rowley at Wenalt, Witchurch, Cardiff. By 1911 he was a domestic chauffer and was boarding with Mary Jenkings of 83 Plassey Street, Penarth. His parents moved to 5 Windsor Arcade, Penarth. Albert served in “D” Battery. 75th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Driver (service number 4542). He was killed in action on 23rd August 1917 aged 33 and is buried at II. G. 2., Canada Farm Cemetery. Albert was awarded the M.M. on 9th December 1916.

George Rowland Sandrey

George was born in Pontypridd in 1892, the son of Joseph Alfred and Sarah Ann Sandrey. In 1911 he was working as a baker and lived with his parents Joseph and Sarah and siblings Arthur, William, Thomas, Ellen, Philip and Richard at 42 Andrew Road, Cogan. George served in the 8thBattalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 12306). He died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 16the February 1917 aged 25 and is buried at XXI. M. 4., Amara War Cemetery.

Thomas Henry Sandrey

Thomas was born in Barry in 1896, the son of Joseph and Sarah Sandrey. In 1911 he was working as a baker and lived at 42 Andrew Road, Cogan with his parents Joseph and Sarah and siblings Arthur, William, George, Ellen, Philip and Richard. Thomas was attached to V Corps Heavy Artillery Siege Park, the Royal Army Service Corps. His rank was Private (service number M/331830). Thomas died on 5th December 1918 aged 23 and is buried at II. E. 11., Caudry British Cemetery. His parents later moved to Jersey, Channel Islands.

Oliver George Sanger

Oliver was born in Portsmouth. In 1911 he was working as a billiard maker and lived at 58 Plassey Street with his parents William and Mary Sanger and siblings Beatrice, William, Walter, Clarence, Leonard and Janney. Oliver served in 3rd Battery. 63rd Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 24412). He died of diphtheria & bulbar paralysis in the War Hospital, Chichester on 15the August 1917 aged 20 and is buried in grave E. 34, Penarth Cemetery. From Army records – Oliver enlisted in 1914 giving his occupation as chauffeur. Described as being 5ft 10in tall, weighing 133lbs with an expanded. chest measurement of 37ins. He had a fair complexion and brown hair and eyes. He was a member of the Salvation Army. In 1916 he was seriously wounded in the right hip and hand and his hand was amputated. He was sent to England as he was seriously ill. Next of kin given as Mary Sanger, 58 Plassey St.

Jack Searle

Jack was born in Penarth on 15th October 1898, the son of Henry and Elizabeth Searle. In 1911 he was living at 35 John Street with his widowed mother and his sister, Lizzie. He was a school newsboy. His siblings, Emily, James and Joseph were living in a children’s home in Dinas Powys as their mother was apparently too unwell to look after all the children. Jack served in the 29th Division, the Royal Field Artillery and died of wounds at the age of 18 on 5th May 1917.

Thomas Henry Shute

Thomas was born at Appledore in Devon. He served in the 14th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment where his rank was Serjeant (service number 38209). Thomas was killed in action on 2nd December 1916 and is buried at III. D. 37., Essex Farm Cemetery.

Albert Cyril Sims

Albert was born 1895 in Barry and was the step-son of Robert George Buye, of 28, King St., Penarth. He was the son of Evelyn Sims, a widow, brother of Evelyn and grandson of Elizabeth Hall and they lived at 23 West Terrace, Penarth in 1901. Albert served in Mechanical Transport attached to 121st Siege Battery., Royal Garrison Artillery and in the Royal Army Service Corps. His rank was Private (service number DM/162929). Albert was killed in action on 20th July 1917 aged 21 and is buried at XVI. C. 11A., Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. He is also commemorated on Grave B3 in St Augustine’s Churchyard.

Eric Bramall Smailes

Eric was born in Cardiff on 22nd November 1899. In 1911 he was living at Monkton House, Holmesdale Place, Penarth with his parents George and Mary Smailes and brothers Thomas and George. Eric served in 104th Squadron the Royal Flying Corps / Royal Air Force with the rank of Second Lieutenant, Trade: Observer (service number 117400). He died on 13th September 1918 aged 18 and is buried at I. F. 15., Niederzwehren Cemetery. He is also commemorated on grave C81 in Penarth Cemetery. From Forces records – Missing, possibly taken Prisoner of War 07/09/1918. Described as a clerk, 5ft 5½ins tall, weight 131lb with an expanded chest measurement of 34ins. He had a fair complexion, grey eyes and fair hair. Next of kin given as father, George Smailes, Monkton House, Marine Parade, Penarth

Frederick George Smith

Frederick was born in Llandaff in 1890. In 1901 he lived at 145 Windsor Road with his parents John S and Eliza A Smith, siblings Arthur, Charlotte, Thomas, Gladys, Gertrude and Evelyn, grandparents Sarah and Thomas Shepherd and cousin Elizabeth Avery. In 1911 he was a general labourer in a cement works and lived at 125 Windsor Road with his mother, Eliza Smith and siblings Thomas, Gladys, Gertrude and Eveline. Frederick served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (service number 68832) and the 12th Battalion, the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. His rank was Private (service number S/20038). Frederick was killed in action on 19th September 1918 aged 28 and is buried in Dorian Military Cemetery. Army records describe Frederick Smith as being 5′ 10″ tall, weighing 170lb with a n expanded chest measurement of 40″. Next of kin mother, Mrs Eliza Ann Smith of 31 Beauchamp St, but name always given as Frederick, not Frederick G or Frederick George Smith.

Samuel John Spear (S. Jack Spear)

Jack was born in Penarth in 1895 and baptised on 5th February 1895, the son of John, a plasterer, and Margaretta Spear of 44 Glebe Street. In 1911 he lived at 56 Ludlow Street with his parents John and Margaretta Spear and siblings Elenor, Sydney, Florrie, William, Ernest and Muriel. Jack served in 113th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 348134). He died of wounds on 16th October 1917 and is buried at II. L. 24., Menin Road South Military Cemetery. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Samuel Michael John Spear (S. M. John Spear)

John was born in Penarth in 1898. In 1911 he lived at 40 Glebe Street with his parents George &and Nora Spear and siblings George, Winnie, Nora. Edward, Nellie, Walter and Alfred. John served in in 113th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 348144). He died of wounds on 15th October 1917 aged 19 and is buried at II. L. 22., Menin Road South Military Cemetery.

Sydney Spear

Sydney was born in Penarth in 1897 and in 1911 lived at 56 Ludlow Street with his parents John and Margaretta Spear and siblings Samuel J, Elenor, Florrie, William, Ernest and Muriel. Sydney served in the 8th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Private (service number 12499).He died of wounds in Mesopotamia on 16th February 1917and is buried at XXI. M. 4. , Amara War Cemetery. He is commemorated under the name Sidney on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Albert Victor Spiller

Albert was born in Penarth in 1897. In 1911 he was a news boy and lived at 34 John Street with his parents Albert and Emma Spiller and sisters Evelyn, Florance and Olive. Albert served in the 9th Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with the rank of Lance Corporal (service number 12497). He died of wounds on 28th October 1916 aged 19 and is buried at IV. R. 9., Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle.

George Hutching Stickler

George was born in Penarth. In 1911 he was employed as a fireman on a tug boat and lived at 35 Arcot Street with his parents John and Hester (or Esther) Stickler, siblings Primrose, Harriet and Charles, sister-in-law Selina and nephew Charles. John and Hester had been married for 40 years and had 12 children, 11 of whom survived. George served in the 2nd Battalion, the Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) with the rank of Private (service number 14459). He died of wounds on 22nd August 1918 aged 25 and is buried at III. E. 14., Arneke British Cemetery. He was awarded the Military Medal.

William Arthur Sweet-Escott

William was born in 1897 or 1898 and was the son of William Sydney and Ethel Sweet Escott. In 1911 William and Ethel were living at 42 Victoria Road with daughter Ethel born 1896 and sons Horace and Thomas. There was no trace of William Arthur in the 1911 census. He served in H Q 50 Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Lieutenant. William died of wounds on 14th October 1918 aged 20 and is buried at VI. D. 38. Dadizeele New British Cemetery. He is commemorated on Grave L70 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Thomas Taylor

Thomas was born in Cogan. He was the son of Francis and Margaret Taylor. In 1901 he was living with his parents and siblings Edith, Charles, Francis, Beatrice, Rhoda, Gladys, John, Phyllis and Arthur and grandparents Charles and Mary Gibbon in Cogan. In 1911 Frank and Margaret Taylor were living at 42 Hewell Street, Cogan with their children Gladys, Phyllis, John, Arthur, Oswald, Henry and Doris. They had been married for 26 years and had 15 children, 13 of whom survived. Thomas was a coal miner-hewer and was a boarder at the home of Thomas and Jane Phillips and their family at 2 Western Terrace, Cwmfelinfach, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire in 1911. From Army Records – husband of Keziah Taylor nee Williams (married 1915). Son of Francis and Margaret Taylor of 42 Harriet St, Cogan. Brother of Charles and Gwladys, uncle of Oliver Taylor. Keziah Taylor remarried in 1921 becoming Mrs Collins. Thomas served in 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) with the rank of Sergeant (service number 14505). He was killed in action on 13th April1918 and is buried at III. F. 14., Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture. He enlisted 1914 giving his occupation as miner. Thomas Taylor is described as being 5ft 10¼ins tall, weighing 168lb with an expanded chest measurement of 40ins. He had a fair complexion, blue eyes and fair hair. Thomas was awarded the Military Medal.

Arthur John Thomas

Arthur was born in Penarth in 1895 the son of John and Rose Thomas. He was baptised on 11th June 1895, the son of John, a coal trimmer, and Rose Thomas of 40 Maughan Street. In 1901 Arthur was living at 43 Arcot Street with his parents John and Rose (an American citizen) and siblings Gwendolin, David and Rose. In 1911 John and Rose Thomas with their children Gwendoline, David, Rose, Hilda, Lucy and William were living at 15 Arcot Street. There is no trace of Arthur. He served in the 8th Battalion, the Lincolnshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 43316). Arthur died of wounds on 26th April1917 aged 22 and is buried in II. G. 7., Aubigny Commumal Cemetery Extension. He is also commemorated on a grave in Penarth Cemetery. He formerly served in the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 13424)

Charles Humphrey Rittsen (Rittson) Thomas

Charles was born in Penarth in 1892 and baptised on 22nd January 1893, the son of George, a stockbroker, and Henrietta Elizabeth Thomas of 60 Plymouth Road. In 1911 he was an apprentice engineer and lived at 118 Plymouth Road with his parents George and Henrietta Thomas and his brothers of John, Edward and Stephen. Charles served in the 3rd Battalion (attached 2nd Battalion), Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) with the rank of Lieutenant. He died of wounds on 16th June1915 aged 22 and is buried at I. E. 15., Ypres Town Cemetery Extension. He enlisted in August 1914 giving his occupation as an engineer.

John Baron Rittson Thomas

John was born in Penarth in 1898, the son of George and Henrietta Elizabeth Thomas. In 1911 he was living at 118 Plymouth Road, Penarth with his parents George and Henrietta Thomas and his brothers Charles, Edward and Stephen. John served in the 4th Battalion (attached 2nd Battalion), the Manchester Regiment. He was killed in action on 18th April1918 aged 20 and is buried at B. 18., Quesnoy Farm Military Cemetery.

Charles and John Thomas are commemorated by the West (Warrior) Window in St Augustine’s church.

Reginald John Thomas

Reginald was born in Bristol in 1898 and was adopted by Edwin and (Elizabeth) Esther Griffiths. In 1911 he lived at 1 Little Dock Street, Cogan with his adoptive parents and siblings William, Muriel and Ronald. Reginald served in the Royal Navy as Boy 1 aboard H.M.S. “Viknor” and was drowned on 13th January1915 when his vessel was lost off the Irish coast. Mrs Esther Griffiths of 1 Little Dock St, Cogan and described as his aunt, was notified of his death. He is commemorated on Panel 8, Portsmouth Naval Memorial. It is thought the ship struck a German naval mine.

[RMS Atrato was a passenger steamship launched on 22 September 1888 for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company. She was renamed SS Viking in 1912 after her sale to the Viking Cruising Company. On the outbreak of the First World War the ship was requisitioned by the Admiralty and outfitted use as a naval auxiliary, being renamed again Viknor. She served alongside the 10th Cruiser Squadron under the Command of Commander E. O. Ballantyne with a complement of 22 officers and 273 ratings. H.M.S. “Viknor” sank with the loss of all hands on 13 January 1915 while on active patrol duty in heavy seas off Tory Island]

Samuel Thomas

Samuel was born in Penarth. He may have been the son of William and Elizabeth Thomas, brother of Elizabeth and Ada Thomas and Sarah Bonter, and the uncle of Mollie Thomas and Dorothy, Ernest, Frederick and Ilene Bonter of 27 Salop Place, Penarth (1911 census). Samuel served in 113th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 437). He was killed in action on 23rd July 1916 aged 20 and is buried at II. I. 2., Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. He is commemorated on grave C20 in St Augustine’s churchyard and on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

William H Thomas

William H Thomas attended Penarth County School

He is either

William Hugh Thomas or Hugh William Thomas

born in Liverpool the son of Capt. Hugh and Ellen Thomas. In 1911 William Hugh Thomas lived at 6 Harbour View Road with his mother Ellen, a widow, and brother John. He served in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards with the rank of Corporal (service number 1598). William died of wounds on 30th April1918 aged 20 and is buried at 1. A. 23. Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 2.

or

William Henry Thomas

William was born in Cogan. In 1911 he lived at 52 Pill Street, Cogan with his parents William and Rosina Thomas, siblings Daniel, Edgar, Jennie and Arthur, uncle Edwin Dawe, cousins Violet, Ivy and Richard Dawe and grandmother Jane Davies. William served in the 50th Battalion the Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) with the rank of Private (service number 130137 or 130437). He was killed in action on 27th May1918 aged 19 and is commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.

Harry Thompson

Harry was born in Penarth in 1896, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Thompson. In 1911 he lived at 16 Hewell Street, Cogan with his parents and brothers of William and Robert. Robert and Elizabeth had been married for 16 years and had 10 children but only 4 survived. Robert Thompson died in 1915 and is buried at St Dochdwy’s, Llandough. From Army records – mother Elizabeth, brothers Leonard, William & Robert. Home address, 16 Hewell St, Cogan. He served in the 261st Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Sergeant (service number 139219). Harry was killed in action on 23rd October1918 aged 21 and is buried at C. 4., St. Hilaire Les Cambrai British Cemetery. He formerly served in Glamorgan. R.G.A. (T.F.) (service number 482).

Thomas Thorne

Thomas was born in Cogan in 1897. In 1911 he lived at 32 Hewell Street, Cogan with his parents James and Annie Thorne and siblings William, Charlie, Lily and Annie Thorne of 32 Hewell St, Cogan. He was an errand boy in a fruit shop. Thomas served in the 1st Battalion, the Welsh Guards with the rank of Private (service number 3988). He was killed in action on 6th November 1918 and is buried at C. 51., Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery.

William Tongs

Probably William George Tongs born in Olney in 1898. In 1911 he lived with his parents Ebenezer and Elizabeth Tongs and siblings Reginald, Emily, Henry, Doris, Rosa, Ena, Evelyn and Ethel at 70 Glebe Street. In 1901 William G Tonge, born Olney 1898, son of Ebenezer and Elizabeth and brother of Reginald, Ellen, Emily and Henry lived at Srongdale, Wallingford, Berkshire. The birth of William George Tongs was registered in Newport Pagnell, Bucks., in the second quarter (April / May / June) of 1898.

Leonard Townsend

William E Townsend, the son of Edwin and Margaret Townsend and brother of Edith, Rose, Emiline and Florence was living at New Park St, Shrewsbury, Atcham, Shropshire in 1891. In 1901 William, a bottle washer and son of Edwin Townsend, brother of Emmaline, Florence and Ethel was living at 2 Chapel St, Shrewsbury, St Chad, Atcham, Shropshire. In 1911 Leonard Townsend, a ship steward, born 1888 in Shropshire was living at 29 Stanwell Place, Penarth with his wife Maggie and baby son (unnamed). William E L Townsend married Maggie Lingham Q4 (October / November / December) 1910 in Cardiff. The birth of William Edwin Townsend was registered in Q4 (October / November / December) 1886 in Atcham, Shropshire

William John Tunley

William was born in Penarth in 1891. He was the son of John and Hannah Tunley. In 1901 William was living with his parents John and Hannah Tunley and siblings Arthur, Rhoda, Elizabeth and Lewis at Rock Hill , Pentgeg, Pontypool. In 1911 William was a steel worker doubler and was boarding with William and Kate Rowlands and his brother Arthur who had married Hilda Rowlands, at 13 Sherborne Road, Sebastopol, Panteg, Monmouthshire. He served in the 1st / 2nd Battalion, the Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force) with the rank of Private (service number 3372). William died of wounds on 1st July 1916 aged 26 and is buried at Plot 1. Row B. Grave 38., Louvencourt Military Cemetery.

Frederick William Garnal Avery Uden

Frederick was born in Cardiff in 1892 and was baptised at St Dyfrig, Cardiff on 21st February 1892, the son of Frederick, a labourer, and Sarah Jane Uden of 11 Rudland Street. In 1901 he was living at 5 Herbert Terrace with his uncle and aunt, Frank and Mary East. He was still living there in 1911 with Frank and Mary East and his cousin Gilbert and was employed as a carpenter. Frederick served in “E” Special Company, the Corps of Royal Engineers with the rank of Corporal (service number 143044). He died on 12th July 1917 and is buried at III. C. 25., Roclincourt Military Cemetery. He formerly served in the South Staffordshire Regiment (service number 13423).

Beresford Ha(o)ughton Vyvyan

Beresford was born in Penarth in 1893 and was baptised on 16th April 1893, the son of Hugh Norris Vyvyan, a master mariner, and Constance Ethel Vyvyan.In 1901 he was living at 51 Drakefield Road, Streatham, London with his moth Constance (a US citizen) and brothers Hugh and Malcolm. By 1911 the family had moved back to Penarth and Beresford’s parents were living at 53 Stanwell Road with their son Hugh and daughter Gertrude. He served in “A” Battery, 121st Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. His rank was Captain and he was mentioned in despatches. Beresford died of wounds on 18th August 1917 aged 24 and is buried at IV. C. 3., Dozinghem Military Cemetery.

Courtney (Courtenay) Vyvyan-Robinson

Courtney was born in Penarth and was baptised on 22nd October 1886, the son of Philip Augustus Vyvyan-Robinson, a merchant, and Susan Kate Frances Vyvyan-Robinson. In 1891 he was living with his parents and brothers Arthur, Cecil and Hugh in Marine Parade. In 1901 he was a boarder at Netley Court School, Hampshire and in in 1911 was a civil engineer boarding at the home of Thomas and Agnes Williams of 147 Albany Road, Cardiff. Courtney served in 156th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Major. He died on 22nd January1919 aged 32 and is buried at D. 3., Ascq Communal Cemetery.

Charles Herbert Stanley Wakeford

Charles was the son of Herbert Steele Wakeford and Mary Wakeford, of “Meadow View,” Clive Crescent, Penarth. He was the brother of Gwendoline, Reginald, Beatrice and Violet. In 1911 the family lived at 54 Clive Place, Penarth and he was an assistant printer clerk (possibly with his father who was a master printer). Charles served in Welsh Regiment, 24th (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry) Battalion, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) with the rank of Lieutenant. He was killed in action on 7th September1918 aged 28 and is buried at VIII. E. 20., Tincourt New British Cemetery. He is also commemorated on grave B105 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Francis Reginald Steele Wakeford

Reginald was born in Penarth in 1893, the son of Herbert Steele and Mary Wakeford. He was baptised on 20th September 1893. Reginald was registered twice in the 1911 census. He is recorded as living at 54 Clive Place with his parents Herbert and Mary, brother Charles and sisters Gwendoline, Beatrice and Violet. His occupation is given as a clerk. Francis Reginald Steele, a clerk, was also registered at the home of his aunt and uncle Charles and Olivia Wakeford of St Andrews, Dinas Powis. He served in the Glamorgan Yeomanry, the Royal Engineers, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line (incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps) and Royal Air Force. His rank was Lieutenant. Francis died on 25th December 1918 (death registered Quarter 4 (October/November/December 1918 in Cardiff) and is buried in grave B105 at North-West door of Church, Penarth (St. Augustine of Hippo) Churchyard.

Edward K Walker

Edward was born in Penarth in 1900. He was the son of Edward and Kate Walker and brother of Leonard, Hilda, Reginald, Edgar and Thomas. In 1911 the family was living in the School House, Albert Road, Penarth where his father, Edward (Snr), was the caretaker. (1911 census). His brother Leonard was a tally clerk in a flour mill having been injured whilst serving in the Territorial Forces. (He received a pension) . Edward served in 172nd Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery with the rank of Gunner (service number 650).He died of wounds on 4th November 1916 and is buried at III. C. 6., Couin British Cemetery. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Frederick James Wall

Frederick was born on 22nd January1899 in Burton near Lincoln. He was the son of James Charles and Martha Wall (nee Bradford) and brother of Hilda. In 1911 the family lived at 8 Cawnpore St, Cogan. Frederick was educated at Penarth County School and was a clerk in the Cardiff Docks Branch of the London City & Midland Bank. He served in Training Reserve, 75th Battalion, the Kings (Liverpool Regiment) enlisting on 15th February 1917 and died on 7th March 1917 aged 18 of pneumonia contracted while training. He is buried in grave C. 116., Penarth Cemetery.

Ernest Frederick Ward

Ernest was born in Penarth in 1891, the son of Henry and Annie Ward. In 1911 he was a professional gardener and was a boarder with the family of Charles and Emma Harris of 2 Ditton Hill Terrace, Long Ditton, Surbiton S W, Long Ditton, Surrey. He was baptised on 10th April1891, the son of Henry, a seaman, and Annie Ward of Maughan Street, Penarth. Ernest served in the 3rd Battalion, the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own) with the rank of Lieutenant Corporal (service number Z/253). He died of wounds on 19th August 1916 aged 25 and is buried in Plot 2. Row A. Grave 131, Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension.

George Alfred Ware

George was born in Cardiff in 1883. He was baptised on 9th November 1883, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Ware. In 1891 George, his parents, Alfred and Bessie, and his brothers Evan, William, Henry and Alfred were living in Diamond Street, Roath. In 1901 he was a railway servant, living at 63 Cecil Street, Roath with his widowed mother Bessie and siblings Emily, William, Alfred, Albert and Frederick. By 1911 he had married Annie and they lived at 5 Seymour Street, Cardiff with their daughter Florience. George was employed as a railway contractor. The family later moved to 48 Ludlow Street, Penarth. He served in No. 2 Remount Depot (Woolwich), the Royal Army Service Corps with the rank of Private (service number RX4/232173). George died on 1st Februaty 1918 aged 33 and is buried at XIII. E. 13A., Brookwood Military Cemetery.

William Watkins

William was born in Cardiff on 9th August 1894, the son of John and Emily Watkins. In 1911 he was living with his parents, brother Harold, sisters Dorothy and Olive and grandmother Louise Gilbert at 29 Dock Road. He served in the Royal Navy aboard HMS “Indefatigable” and was killed as a direct result of enemy action at the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 1916. He was 21. William’s name is also on St Paul’s Roll of Honour which is now in St Augustine’s.

Albert Edward Watts

Albert was born in Cardiff in 1892, the son of Edward & Sophia Watts and brother of Prudence, William and Reginald. In 1911 the family lived at 22 Woodland Place, Penarth and Albert was working as coal inspector. He served in the 15th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment and his rank was Second Lieutenant. Albert was killed in action on 22nd April1918 aged 26 and is buried at Conray British Cemetery, Contay.

Arthur West

Arthur was born in Penarth in 1891, the son of Henry and Ann West and brother of Mabel, George, Beatrice, Harold and Alice. In 1911 the family lived at 33 James Street (now Coronation Terrace). On 2nd December 1914 Arthur married Edith Emily Weber in Cardiff. After the war Edith remarried to become Edith Smith and moved to Devon. Arthur served as a Driver in the Army Service Corps. (service number T/291455) and died of pneumonia at 6am on 11th July 1918, at the Military Hospital, Cannock Chase. His Next-of-kin was present and he is buried at Section F Grave 1080 Bristol (Canford) Cemetery. According to Army records Arthur was 5ft 5¼in tall, weighing 125lb with an expanded chest measurement of 35ins. He was a horse carman. He had dark brown hair and brown eyes. Arthur’s sister, Mabel, aged 25 at the time of the 1911 census had been paralysed since the age of 8.

George H Westacott (George Herbert

Westecott)

George was born 1879, the son of William and Thurza Westecott and brother of James and Daisy Westecott and of Gertie James and uncle of Dolly and Gertie James. In 1911 the family lived at 26 Arcot St, Penarth and George was employed as a bricklayer. He served in 3/1st Glamorgan Field Company, the Royal Engineers (service numbers 353 / 483) and the 6th Battalion, the Leicestershire Regiment (service number 37883) with the rank of Private. George was killed in action on 7th October1917 aged 39 and he is commemorated on Panel 50 to 51, Tyne Cot Memorial and grave H100 in St Augustine’s churchyard. From Army records – A bricklayer in civilian life he is described as being 5ft 1½ins tall with an expanded chest measurement of 34ins. He weighed 122lbs.

George Frederick Wherley

George was born in Penarth, the son of Carl and Bertha Wehrley (German citizens), brother of Leopold Ernest, Bertha Louise, Maria Matilda Noel and Albert Victor Wehrley. In 1911 the family lived at 26 Windsor Terrace, Penarth. George was a photographer and Carl was a public billiard room proprietor. All the children of the family were born in Penarth. From Army records – parents CF & B Wherley, brothers L.E., C.H. (in South Africa), & A.V.; sisters B.L. & M.N. Wherley. He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery (service number 44210) and the 2nd Battalion, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. His rank was Sergeant (service number 31174). George was killed in action on 22nd December1916 aged 26 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 4 A., Thiepval Memorial. From Army records – Civilian occupation given as shop assistant George Wherley is described as being 5ft 10ins tall, weighing 119lb and with an expanded chest measurement of 34ins. He had a fresh complexion, blue eyes and dark hair.

Edward Charles Whiley

Edward was born in Penarth in 1888, the son of Mary Ann Whiley and brother of Elizabeth and Albert. In 1911 the family lived at 55 Plassey St, Penarth and Edwards was working as tailor. He served in the 18th Battalion, the Welsh Regiment with the rank of Lance Corporal (service number 27906). Edward was killed in action on 24th November1917 and is buried at II. G. 15., Anneux British Cemetery. He is also commemorated on St Paul’s Roll of Honour.

Harry Douglas White

Harry was born in Penarth in 1900, the son of William and Lucy White (nee Pike) and brother of Margie, Dorithayand Maude. In 1911 the family lived at 15 Maughan Terrace, Penarth. He was baptised on 10th October 1900 the son of Willie, a cabman, and Lucy of 63 Plassey St. Harry served as an Ordinary Seaman in the Mercantile Marine aboard S.S. “Boscastle” (West Hartlepool) and died on 7th April1918 aged 17. Harry is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial.

Alexander Fauvel Whitley

Alexander was born in Penarth, the son of Edwin & Jessie MacIntosh Whitley and brother of Constance, Harry and Marguerite. In 1911 he was a coal merchant’s clerk and the family lived at 14 Albert Crescent, Penarth. He was baptised on 19th May1892, the son of Edwin John, a ship-broker, & Jessie McIntosh Whitley of Fauvel, Clive Road. He served in the 49th Siege Battery, the Royal Garrison Artillery and his rank was Lieutenant. Alexander was killed in action on 23rd July1916 aged 26 and is buried at I. A. 31., Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt. He is also commemorated on grave K79 in St Augustine’s Churchyard.

Frederick Lewis Whittington

Frederick was born in Cadoxton the son of Frederick and Ellen Whittington and brother of Annie, Stephen and Ellen (who was adopted). In 1911 he was a dock labourer and the family lived at 52 Salop St, Penarth. In July 1911 Frederick married Louisa Eleanor Collins, daughter of Robert Joseph Collins. From Army records – Husband of Louisa nee Collins, father of Winifred, Clifford and John of 12 Ivy St, son of Frederick & Ellen, brother of William, Robert and Mrs Humphries. He served in the Royal Garrison Artillery (service number 242), Inland Waterways & Docks, the Royal Engineers (service number 205671) and the 8th Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment. His rank was Private (service number 35524). Frederick was killed in action on 12th October1917 aged 26 and is commemorated on Panel 79 to 80 and 163A., Tyne Cot Memorial and a grave in Penarth Cemetery. From Army records – Frederick Whittington is described as being 5ft 9ins tall, weighing 159lb with an expanded chest measurement of 37½ins. Louisa was awarded a pension of 26/3d per week.

George Widowfield

George was born in Newport, Monmouthshire in 1878, the son of Frank and Annie Widowfield. In 1911 he was a colliery stores agent, living at Clarence House, Royal Buildings, Penarth with his widowed mother Annie and widowed aunt Mia Hedley. He served in the 1st Battalion (Territorial), the Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force) with the rank of Second Lieutenant. George died of wounds on 14th October1915 aged 38 and is buried at II. D. 8., Lillers Communal Cemetery.

Jonathan Wiggins

Jonathan was born in Penarth in 1891, the son of David and Jessie Wiggins and brother of Thomas, Mary, Arthur, Ralph and Horace. In 1911 he was a ship broker’s clerk and the family lived at 32 High St, Penarth. He served in the 38th Battery, the Canadian Field Artillery with the rank of Bombardier (service number 301736). Jonathan died of pneumonia on 10th February1916 aged 25 and is buried at Mil. 20. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery and is commemorated on grave D24 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Albert Cyril Williams

Albert was born at Rumney, Monmouth. He was the husband of Ethel Williams, of 8, Plymouth Rd., Penarth. Albert may have been the son of John and Sarah Williams of New Foundout, Caerphilly Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff and worked as a market gardener. Albert C Williams married Ethel Smith in Cardiff early in 1914.  They had 2 children. The son of Mr & Mrs John Williams of 44 Clive Place he was a fruiterer and greengrocer (from ‘Penarth Times’). He served in the 8th Battalion, the Tank Corps. His rank was Corporal and his service number was 202614 or 202014. Albert died of wounds on 26th March 1918 aged 25 and is buried in VIII. I. 167., Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. He formerly served in the Machine Gun Corps (service number 38715).

Charles H Williams

Possibly Charles, born Penarth 1886, son of Amos & Jane, brother of William, Thomas, Ethel & John of Plassey St (1891 census). Amos & Jane with children William, Thomas, Charlie born 1887, John & Archie & Jane’s father, Thomas Glove, living at 100 Plassey Street (1901 census)

Jack Clifford Williams

Jack was born in Penarth in 1897, the son of Joseph Albert and Elizabeth Harriet Williams and brother of Joseph and William. In 1911 he was an office boy and the family lived at 11 Dingle Road, Penarth. Jack was baptised on 7th February 1897, the son of Joseph Albert, a railway guard, and Elizabeth Harriet of 33 West Terrace, Penarth. Jack C Williams’ birth was registered in Quarter 1 (January/February/March)1897 and his death was registered in Quarter 3 (July/August/September)1916 in Cardiff aged 19. Date of death and age from gravestone Grave F35 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Joseph Henry Williams

Joseph was born in Penarth, the son of Joseph Albert and Elizabeth Harriet Williams and brother of Jack and William. In 1911 he was a drapery apprentice (wholesale) and the family lived at 11 Dingle Road, Penarth. He served in the 2nd Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Lance Corporal (service number 13548). Joseph was killed in action on 28th April1917 aged 23 and is buried in II. J. 6., Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle. He is also commemorated on grave F35 in St Augustine’s churchyard.

Thomas John Williams

Thomas was born in Cardiff, the son of J. and A. Williams, of Penarth. In 1911, Thomas John Williams, aged 16, and John Williams, a widower aged 53, were lodging at 35 Ludlow St, Penarth. Thomas was an apprentice gas fitter. He served in the 8th Service Battalion, the South Staffordshire Regiment with the rank of Private (service number 13426). Thomas was killed in action on 5th July 1916 aged 22 and is buried at II. B. 17., Mericourt-L’abbe Communal Cemetery Extension.

Kenneth Percival Window

Kenneth was born in Penarth in 1900, the son of Capt. and Mrs. Percival Window, of “Rosebank,” 91, Cornerswell Rd., Penarth. In 1911 he was living at 10 Cornerswell Road with his father, Percival, brother Lionel and sisters Constance and Dorothy. He served in the 43rd Training Depot Station, the Royal Air Force with the rank was Second Lieutenant. Kenneth was killed whilst flying on 28th August 1918 or 25th August1918 aged 19 and is buried in grave C. 495 in Penarth Cemetery.

Lionel Raymond Charles Window

Lionel was born in Penarth on 2nd February1897, the son of Capt. and Mrs. Percival Window, of Rosebank, Cornerswell Rd., Penarth. In 1911 he was living at 10 Cornerswell Road with his father, Percival, brother Kenneth and sisters Constance and Dorothy. He served in Howe Battalion. R.N. Division, the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an Able Seaman (service number Wales Z/866). Lionel was killed or died as a direct result of enemy action on 13th November 1916 aged 19 and is commemorated on Pier and Face 1 A., Thiepval Memorial and on grave C. 495 in Penarth Cemetery. From Navy records Lionel is described as being 5ft 7ins tall with an expanded chest measurement of 35ins. He had a fresh complexion, dark brown hair and grey eyes. His civilian occupation was clerk and he was able to swim.

Harold Wride

Harold was born in Bridgewater, Somerset. In 1911 he was a mason and was living with this parents Samuel and Ellen Wride, sister Elsie and Lilian, and brothers Arthur and William at 2 Andrew Rd, Cogan. He served in “C” Battery. 75th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery with the rank of Driver (service number 13934). Harold was killed in action on 7th August1917 aged 28. He is buried at II. E. 33., Canada Farm Cemetery and is commemorated on grave B2 in St Dochdwy’s churchyard.

George Henry Wright

George was born in Warwick. He was the son of Thomas and Jane Wright, of 20, High Street, Penarth, and husband of Ada Emily Wright. In 1911 he was living with his wife, Ada and stepchildren William and Kathleen Rees at 18 Plassey St, Penarth. He was working as a labourer. He served in the 1st Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment with the rank was Private (service number 6573). George died of wounds on 24t November 1914 aged 34 and is buried at 1. B. 19. Wimereux Communal Cemetery. From the ‘Penarth Times’ 4th December 2014 from the ‘This Day in History’ column. ‘The following report tells of a (sic) severe injuries of a Penarth man at the front: We regret to learn of the very serious injuries sustained by George Wright, son of Mr. Thomas Wright, of Ludlow Street, Penarth. George is now in the 14th General, Boulogne Base, BE Force Overseas. A letter to hand from the hospital states that he has been very badly wounded, the worst injury being to his leg, which was amputated at the knee on November 17. He was also shot in the hand, losing one of his fingers and less severely on the lip. Wright was taken into hospital on the 16th inst. The writer of the letter is Mrs Lane, wife of Major Lane, R.A.M.C who is in the command of one diversion (sic) of the hospital.’

C De Clare Yeld

Cyril De Clare Yeld was born in Sunderland in 1882, the son of Emily Yeld. In 1911 he was an accountant’s clerk and lived with his mother at 31 Cwrt-y-Vil Road. He served as a Second Lieutenant and was attached to the Supply and Transport Corps, the Indian Army Reserve of Officers. Cyril died on 24th October 1918 and is buried in Quetta Govt. Cem. XXVII. 2692. he is also commemorated on Face 23.,Delhi Memorial (India Gate).

C Alan Young

Charles Alan Young was born in Cardiff, the only son of Charles Alfred and Maria B Young (née Burrell).In 1892 the family lived at 1 Church Terrace, Roath. His father, a ship store merchant, died in 1900 aged 38. In 1911 he was a fitter’s apprentice and lived at 16 Cwrt-y-Fil Road with his mother and sister Margaret. Charles served as a Second Lieutenant in “D” Battery. 256th Brigade, the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. He was killed in action on 14th October1918 aged 25 and is buried at D. 22., Ramillies British Cemetery.

Walter Young

Walter Young was born at Totterdown, Bristol, the son of Charles Octavius and Margaret E Young. In 1891, Walter was living at 26 Plymouth Road with his mother, sister Jane and aunt Elizabeth Haddon. Octavius Young died in 1884 aged 44. Walter married Mary Ellen Noneley in 1909 and they lived at 144 Wells Road, Knowle, Bristol. He served as a Sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment. His service number was 21417. Walter was killed in action in Salonika on 4th October 1916 aged 34 and is buried at IV. D. 12. Struma Military Cemetery.