Pontypool War Memorial

Pontypool War Memorial

Pontypool War Memorial is situated on Hanbury Road and consists of a pair of memorial gates and eight commemorative plaques attached to the entrance pillars of Pontypool Park. The plaques honour men and women from Abersychan and Pontypool who were killed in both world wars and subsequent conflicts.

Pontypool War Memorial, Hanbury Road, Pontypool, Torfaen, Wales.

Pontypool War Memorial | Eight Plaques Attached to the Entrance of Pontypool Park, Commemorating Those Who Were Killed in Both World Wars

This section of Pontypool park, known as the Italian Gardens, was owned by Mrs Ruth M. J. Tenison, the daughter of the late John Hanbury. An inscription on a stone tablet, just inside the park, records that she donated the land to the people of Pontypool in 1924. The white wall along Hanbury Road, that had once kept those gardens private, was replaced with the public entrance that exists today.

It is known(1) that for many years after the Great War, the people of  Pontypool were still deliberating over what form their town memorial should take. And, coinciding with the gift of the Italian Gardens and a scheme led by local J. P. Mr. Godfrey James, the joint Pontypool and Abersychan Memorial Gates (costing some £900) were produced and dedicated on 4th August 1924. Rolls of Honour, bearing the names of the local people who were lost in the Great War were then completed and attached to the railings on either side of the memorial gates. They were unveiled by Major-General Lord Treowen on 18th December 1924.

Originally, two small dedicatory metal plaques, that recorded the details of the unveiling, were attached to the tallest columns that supported the main gates.

Old photograph of the Pontypool War Memorial

The Original Pontypool War Memorial ~ The First World War Dedication Plaques Were Mounted On The Tallest Columns

After the Second World War however, these plaques were relocated and affixed to the smaller, outermost columns. Their original places were usurped by two  Rolls of Honour, bearing the names of those killed in the Second World War.

With raised lettering, the two relocated  Great War plaques read:-

Pontypool First World War Memorial Plaque

Pontypool War Memorial | Great War Plaque, Now Affixed to the Left Column

THIS MEMORIAL TO THE MEN & WOMEN OF THE DISTRICTS OF ABERSYCHAN AND PONTYPOOL WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR WAS UNVEILED BY MAJOR GENERAL LORD TREOWEN. C.B. C.M.G. LORD LIEUTENANT OF MONMOUTHSHIRE DECEMBER 18TH 1924.

Pontypool Great War Memorial Plaque

Pontypool War Memorial | Great War Plaque, Now Affixed to the Right Column

THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED TO THE SACRED MEMORY OF THE MEN & WOMEN OF THE DISTRICTS OF ABERSYCHAN AND PONTYPOOL WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.

The Great War Rolls of Honour  record the names of 180 local people across 6 panels, arranged in two groups of three, and placed on the railings, either side of the main gates.

The names of the fallen are ordered in groups of regiment and rank.

Each of the three-panel plaques is entitled:

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF

with the dates 1914 and 1918.

Above this and inscribed within a wreath of laurel are the words

DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI.

Pontypool Great War Roll of Honour

(Left Plaque)

Pontypool WW1 Roll of Honour

Pontypool War Memorial | Great War Roll of Honour (Left Plaque)

1st Panel:-

  • J. A. Millard, Chief Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy.
  • T. Rees, Chief Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy.
  • G. Cann, Able Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • G. A. Redman, Able Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • A. Protheroe, Gunner, Royal Navy.
  • F. Protherough, Gunner, Royal Navy.
  • A. J. Allen, Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • R. G. Gough, Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • G. Pym, Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • H. Thompson, Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • H. Thomas, Able Seaman, Royal Navy.
  • E. Robathan, Engine Room Artificer, Royal Navy.
  • F. Parker, Stoker, Royal Navy.
  • H. Berry, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • S. James, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • D. L. Rank, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • A. D. J. Rowland, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • F. Williams, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • T. R. Silcox, Leading Signalman, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves.
  • W. J. Bethel, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • T. Bryan, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • J. H. Edwards, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • A. Fowler, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • A. Hack, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • E. Matthews, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • E. Morgan, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • A. I. Norman, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • J. Powell, Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division.
  • A. Cotterell, Leading Signalman, Royal Naval Division.
  • W. R. J. Walker, Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry.
  • J. J. Denton, Regimental Sergeant Major, 12th Lancers.
  • T. Carr, Private, Northumberland Yeomanry.
  • I. J. Kay, Private, Devonshire Yeomanry.
  • H. G. Buck, Private, Durham Light Infantry.
  • G. Nicholls, Private, Rifle Brigade.
  • W. Davies, Private, 36th Infantry.
  • M. H. Watkins, Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery. {Commemorated on a family grave at Panteg Cemetery}
  • J. Cook, Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery.
  • W. G. Lewis, Corporal, Royal Field Artillery.
  • F. Fifield, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • J. Hayes, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • A. L. Howells, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • M. C. Jenkins, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • T. Larcombe, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • B. Luffman, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • G. Moss, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. {Buried at Panteg Cemetery}
  • F. Roberts, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • C. Taylor, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • J. Thomas, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • T. Thomas, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • E. A. Trumper, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • E. Watkins, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.
  • H. Clarke, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
  • W. Dakin, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
  • C. S. Hood, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
  • E. G. Rosser, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
  • R. E. Taylor, Driver, Royal Field Artillery.
  • G. Whitcombe, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery.

2nd Panel:-

  • J. Bram, Acting Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • F. Brace, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • W. Griffiths, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • W. S. Howells, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • W. A. Leonard, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • W. Reardon, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery.
  • S. Dowell, Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers.
  • F. Baldwin, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • A. Crane, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • T. Foley, Sapper, Royal Engineers. {Buried at St. Woolos Cemetery, Newport}
  • S. C. Jacobs, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • E. F. Jones, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • E. E. O. Parsons, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • F. Russell, Sapper, Royal Engineers.
  • F. Grandace, Driver, Royal Engineers.
  • A. Lewis, Driver, Royal Engineers.
  • R. L. James, Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
  • J. H. Wynn, Second Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps.
  • J. D. Denton, Private, Grenadier Guards.
  • S. Herbert, Private, Grenadier Guards.
  • S. Jones, Lance Sergeant, Coldstream Guards.
  • E. V. Bishop, Private, Welch Guards.
  • H. Lawley, Private, Welch Guards.
  • L. Watkins, Private, Welch Guards.
  • W. Harrington, Private, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
  • J. Bibey, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • C. O. Harris, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • W. Haynes, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
  • A. J. Dunning, Lance Corporal, Royal Fusiliers.
  • F. Jones, Private, Devonshire Regiment.
  • T. Moody, Private, Devonshire Regiment.
  • F. C. Pearce, Private, Devonshire Regiment.
  • J. T. Ashcroft, Private, Lancashire Fusiliers.
  • W. F. Shaw, Private, Cheshire Regiment.
  • H. Rees, Private, Cheshire Regiment.
  • S. Wixey, Private, Cheshire Regiment.
  • B. Bayliss, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • F. A. Baxter, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • F. Cecil, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • T. Crane, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • J. Evans, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • F. Flook, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • I. Hayward, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • J. Jones, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • W. H. Matthews, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • P. Oates, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • T. H. Purcell, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • W. Peplow, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • T. Rees, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • H. J. Stone, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • E. Vaux, Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers.
  • D. Hurley, Private, Hampshire Regiment.

3rd Panel:-

  • H. H. Watkins, Second Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers. {Commemorated on a family grave at Panteg Cemetery}
  • T. Williams, Second Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers.
  • T. J. Watkins, Company Sergeant Major, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. J. J. Edwards, Sergeant, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Hunt, Sergeant, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. Vann, Sergeant, South Wales Borderers.
  • P. V. Spray, Lance Sergeant, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Clarke, Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Perrin, Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. Smithey, Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. P. Coward, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • C. Hennesay, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • M. Phillips, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • S. J. Roden, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. T. Tovey, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • E. Wears, Lance Corporal, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. E. Amos, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • E. Barnes, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Bethel, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Bevan, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • T. G. Chivers, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. J. Cox, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. M. Cox, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Cox, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. Crane, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • T. Dadey, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Davies, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • S. Davies, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Donoghue, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • F. Dowding, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Garvin, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Gould, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Grant, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • T. Griffiths, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • I. W. H. Hayes, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • C. E. Hawkins, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • I. Hern, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • D. J. Hern, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Hoffman, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • P. G. Hoffman, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Howells, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Hunt, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Hyatt, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • E. James, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • L. Jenkins, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Jones, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. J. Jones, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. H. Jones, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • T. Killingback, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. P. King, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • D. Lloyd, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. T. Manley, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Morris, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • E. Pearce, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • R. Peploe, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • S. Phillips, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. C. Price, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. J. Price, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • E. Price, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Rees, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • D. Rees, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Roberts, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • C. Scammels, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • S. Smart, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • C. Smith, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Smith, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • H. Shorthouse, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. Stone, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • W. S. Thomas, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • William Tremlett, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • H. J. Whittington, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • G. Williams, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • P. Williams, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • A. Woffenden, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • J. Yemm, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • B. Griffith, Private, South Wales Borderers.
  • D. Watkins, Private, South Wales Borderers.

Note: This panel gives no initial for Private Tremlett. Other records(2)  show that his first name was William.

Pontypool Great War Roll of Honour

(Right Plaque)

Pontypool First World War Roll of Honour

Pontypool War Memorial | Great War Roll of Honour (Right Plaque)

4th Panel:-

  • A. J. Bowen, Lieutenant Colonel, Monmouthshire Regiment. {Buried at Guards’ Cemetery, Combles, France}
  • V. H. Watkins, Captain, Monmouthshire Regiment. {Buried at Panteg Cemetery, Pontypool}
  • H. J. Walters, Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. J. Williams, Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. King, Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. L. Meredith, Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. E. Paton, Second Lieutenant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. Booth, Company Sergeant Major, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. S. Granger, Company Sergeant Major, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. W. Dowse, Colour Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. Berrow, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Butcher, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. Parsons, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. H. Prosser, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. H. Waite, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. West, Sergeant, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. McCarthy, Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. H. Slade, Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. Williams, Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. Woods, Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Cotterell, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Evans, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. Holmes, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Horton, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • P. Jones, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. C. Lewis, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. J. Leyshon, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • D. Lovell, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. H. Morgan, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Pearce, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Winston, Lance Corporal, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. A. Arthur, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. H. Bond, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. C. Badham, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Biggs, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. J. Bullock, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. J. Butcher, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. H. Cawsey, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. G. Chance, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • M. Chancey, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Cooper, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. H. Dare, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Dare, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. A. Davies, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • L. Davies, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Edwards, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Evans, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. H. Flellow, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Gallivan, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • L. George, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Gibbon, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. J. Gibson, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. H. Gwyne, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Hannett, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. M. Harris, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Hill, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. F. Hitchings, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. James, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Jaynes, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Jenkins, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment. {Buried in a family grave at Panteg Cemetery, Pontypool}
  • A. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. A. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. E. Jones, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. V. Lang, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. Lester, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. Lewis, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. E. Lilwall, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Long, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. H. J. Middle, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Mogford, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • S. Morgan, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Morris, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. Mosley, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. Needs, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. Newman, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.

5th Panel:-

  • F. Nicholls, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Nunnerly, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Palfrey, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. W. Rees, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Roberts, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Rowland, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Rowlands, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • G. T. Saunders, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • R. Savery, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Shanley, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. A. Shaw, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • T. Strong, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. Taylor, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • A. J. Taylor, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • E. Thomas, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. G. Thomas, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. Thomas, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. Vernall, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • J. Vernall, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. J. Warren, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • H. J. Watkins, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • W. J. Whitcombe, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. Williams, Private, Monmouthshire Regiment.
  • C. F. Bishop, Corporal, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • E. G. Waters, Corporal, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • P. Williams, Corporal, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • E. Grimes, Private, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • W. E. Fowler, Private, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • G. Heaven, Private, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • J. H. Lang, Private, Gloucestershire Regiment.
  • W. Powell, Private, Worcestershire Regiment.
  • H. A. Ruddock, Private, Worcestershire Regiment.
  • T. J. Thomas, Private, Worcestershire Regiment.
  • J. Tutton, Private, Worcestershire Regiment.
  • H. Palmer, Private, East Surrey Regiment.
  • C. A. Shelton, Private, Royal Sussex Regiment.
  • R. C. Badman, Lieutenant, Lancashire Regiment.
  • W. A. G. Bishop, Private, Lancashire Regiment.
  • P. Rapson, Private, South Staffordshire Regiment.
  • W. S. Carter, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • R. Davies, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • M. Foley, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • W. J. Hale, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • R. D. Harris, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • R. Hayward, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • J. Lloyd, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • W. Miller, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • W. J. Pike, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • J. Purchase, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • W. H. Yemm, Private, Welch Regiment.
  • A. Edwards, Lance Corporal, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
  • W. S. Thomas, Lance Corporal, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
  • G. Thomas, Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
  • W. C. Watkins, Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.
  • D. Whitehouse, Private, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.
  • J. Gilbert, Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
  • T. Higgins, Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
  • C. S. Scrivens, Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps.

Note: In his book, First World War Graves and Memorials in Gwent – Volume 1, Ray Westlake notices that this panel records the regiment as ‘Lancashire’ and that Lieutenant R. C. Badman served with the South Lancashire Regiment. No record can be found for Private W. A. G. Bishop.

6th Panel:-

  • A. Lewis, Lance Corporal, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • D. Lovell, Lance Corporal, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • W. J. Smith, Lance Corporal, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • J. Cook, Private, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • T. E. Roberts, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • T. Woodland, Private, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • F. Yelland, Private, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.
  • O. Jones, Private, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACS).
  • H. W. Price, Second Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps.
  • G. Allen, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • W. J. Gill, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • W. James, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • W. J. Jenkins, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • G. B. Pope, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • S. Waite, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • H. Williams, Private, Machine Gun Corps.
  • F. H. Smith, Second Lieutenant, 9th Tank Corps.
  • A. E. Jenkins, Private, 9th Tank Corps.
  • A. Watkins, Gunner, 9th Tank Corps.
  • J. Jenkins, Private, Labour Corps.
  • I. Jones, Private, Labour Corps.
  • L. W. Knott, Private, Labour Corps.
  • F. Morris, Private, Labour Corps.
  • W. C. Taylor, Private, Labour Corps.
  • A. Prosser, Shoeing Smith, Royal Army Service Corps.
  • L. A. Mills, Private, Royal Army Service Corps.
  • G. Tipton, Private, Royal Army Service Corps.
  • C. E. Shackleton, Driver, Royal Army Service Corps.
  • E. Taylor, Driver, Royal Army Service Corps.
  • D. J. Barwood, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • W. A. Hopkins, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • A. J. Parry, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • A. J.  Thomas, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • W. Wylie, Private, Royal Army Medical Corps.
  • S. Williams, Sergeant, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
  • O. Jenkins, Nurse, Volunteer Aid Detachment.
  • L. Saint, Worker, Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps.
  • C. Allmark, Undefined Units.
  • J. Bigham, Undefined Units.
  • J. Broderick, Undefined Units.
  • J. Cook, Undefined Units.
  • W. Cotterell, Undefined Units.
  • G. Davies, Undefined Units.
  • J. Edwards, Undefined Units.
  • T. E. Evans, Undefined Units.
  • I. Griffiths, Undefined Units.
  • T. Haymonds, Undefined Units.
  • G. Holloway, Undefined Units.
  • W. Jeremiah, Undefined Units.
  • W. Kelly, Undefined Units.
  • W. T. Morgan, Undefined Units.
  • H. Parker, Undefined Units.
  • A. Powell, Undefined Units.
  • A. Price, Undefined Units.
  • W. Roden, Undefined Units.
  • W. G. Thomas, Undefined Units.
  • W. Whitcombe, Undefined Units.

Note: Private William Trevor Morgan (2984), who is listed against ‘Undefined Units’ on the 6th panel of the Pontypool War Memorial, served with the 21st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). He was born in Trevethin and lived in Pontypool. He enlisted in Cardiff and was killed in action at La Bassée on 24th November 1915 by a German rifle-grenade. He was 29 years old.

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori | Pontypool War Memorial | Great War Roll of Honour

 References:-

  1. Roll Of Honour, W. G. Lloyd.
  2. First World War Graves and Memorials in Gwent – Volume 1, Ray Westlake.
  3. Pictorial Memories of Old Pontypool including Pontnewynydd, Griffithstown, New Inn and Sebastopol – Vol. 1, Bryan Roden.

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