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1914-1918

Name

Address

Date of

Falling

Details

Harry Peach

Brockwells Cottage

Caerwent

19th May 1915

Aged 18

Private 2nd Battalion Welsh Regiment.

He was killed just 3 weeks after enlisting. He has no known grave, but is listed on the Le Touret Memorial, near Neuve Chappelle, France

Frederick Gardener

Rose Cottage

Crick

4th June 1915

Aged 38

Stoker, 1st class, Howe Battalion, Royal Navy Division, Divisional Train.

He has no known grave and his name is recorded on the Helles Memorial on the Gallipoli Peninsular

 

Norman Bennett

 

Museum Cottage

Caerwent

 

25th September 1915

Aged 23

 

Private, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

His grave was never found and he is named on the memorial at Loos, Bethune, about 50 miles inland from Calais

 

William Edgar Daw

 

The Forge

Llanfair Discoed

 

22nd July 1916

Aged 28

 

Private Royal Army Medical Corps

He was buried at Bois Hareng, Flanders. He has a memorial stone in the churchyard at Llanfair Discoed.

 

Robert Wheeler

 

Cross Cottage

Caerwent

 

25th July 1916

Aged 21

 

Private, 1st South Wales Borderers

He is buried in the St. Sever Ce,etery, Rouen

 

William Henry Thomas

 

Highmoor Hill

Caerwent

 

16th September 1916

 

Private, Welsh Guards

He has no known grave, but is listed on the Thiepval Memorial, near Albert, France

 

James Henry Harris

 

Carrow Hill

Caerwent

 

14th October 1916

Aged 32

 

Private South Wales Borderers

He was invailed out of the army but on the evening of 14th October 1916 he collaped following a minor accident and probably died of his weaken condition. His funeral took place at St Brides Netherwent Church with full military honours

 

Dr John Cropper

 

Mount Ballan

Crick

 

21st November 1916

Aged 52

Captain Royal Army Medical Corps

The hospital ship Brittanic, on which he was serving, was sunk in the Aegean Sea and it was reported that as it went down he gave his life jacket to another. His was one of the last lifeboats to leave the ship, but it was sucked into the ships propellers and destroyed, causing the loss of 31 members of the ships company. He has no known grave, but his name is mentioned on the Mikra Memorial at Thessalonika, northern Greece and he is commemorated by a plaque in Caerwent Church

 

Wilfred Harris

 

Carrow Hill

 

23rd March 1917

Aged 19

 

Rifleman, 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment

He died of pneumonia back in Britain. Wilfred and his older brother James have servicemens graves alongside each other in St Brides Netherwent churchyard

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