Great War Memorial Plaque – St. Mary’s Priory Church, Usk

First World War Memorial Plaque in St. Marys Priory Church, Usk.

A first world war memorial plaque is displayed on the north wall of the nave, St. Mary’s Priory Church, Usk.

St. Mary's Priory Church, Usk, Gwent, Wales.

St. Mary’s Priory Church, Usk

The brass plaque, made by masons G. Maile & Son Ltd, Euston Road, London,  commemorates forty one names in three columns, each with rank and regiment. It is inscribed:-

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN THE GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF THIS PARISH WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.

~~~

“THIS TABLET WAS PLACED HERE BY THE WOMEN OF USK”

Brass plaque Great War memorial in Saint Mary's Priory Church, Usk.

Usk First World War Memorial Plaque | St. Mary’s Priory Church

Column 1:-

(1) – In his book, First World War Memorial And Graves, Volume 1, Ray Westlake records that Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred John Hamilton Bowen lived in Usk  and was killed in action on 2nd March 1917 near Sally-Saillisel in France.

(2) – Lieutenant-Colonel A. J. H. Bowen is buried in Guards’ Cemetery, Combles, France.

(3) – Lieutenant-Colonel A. J. H. Bowen is also commemorated on the 4th panel of the Pontypool war memorial.

Column 2:-

(3) – Second-Lieutenant E. B. Haynes, No. 1 (S) Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force is buried in the churchyard. He was 45 years old when he died on 14th November 1918.

War grave of Second-Lieutenant E. B. Haynes, Usk

The Grave of Second-Lieutenant E. B. Haynes, No.1 (S) Aircraft Repair Depot, Royal Air Force.

Column 3:-
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