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  Salter, C, 23, 7th April 1916, 4th Bn. South Wales Borderers, 4/12869, Private, Son of the late James and Elizabeth Ann Salter, of Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., AMARA WAR CEMETERY, I. D. 20.

Local Memorial - British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

Virgil Samuel Samuel, Virgil C, 5th October 1918, 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers, Private, UNICORN CEMETERY, VEND'HUILE, IV. H. 18.

Obituary

 

 

Scammells, William Francis, 33, 31st May 1916, Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. "Indefatigable.", PLY/11512, Private, Son of Henry, Thomas and Mary Scammells, of 23, Woodland St., Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, 18.

Local Memorial - British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

 

Obituary Selmer, Herschel Henry, 29, 22nd April 1943, Merchant Navy, M.V. Amerika (London), Assistant Cook, Husband of Ethel May Selmer, of Cwmbran. Monmouthshire, TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 7.

Information: Billy McGee

Local Memorial - Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

MV Amerika

 

  Seymour, Samuel, 46, 28th March 1917, Depot, King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 8103, Private, Son of George Seymour; husband of Jane Seymour, of 4, Bachelor's Row, Newtown, Cwmbran, Mon. Served in the South African Campaign, SHREWSBURY GENERAL CEMETERY, 198. 4. E.

Local Memorial - British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

Shellard, Arthur Charles, 24, 28th November 1942, Merchant Navy, S.S. Empire Cromwell (Sunderland), Third Engineer Officer, Son of Henry and Mary Shellard; husband of Iris Shellard, of Pontnewydd, Monmouthshire, TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 39.

Local Memorial - Pontnewydd War Memorial

 

Short, Sidney John, 26, 14th August 1944, 3rd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 4079850, Lance Corporal, Son of Syd and Nellie Short, of Pontewydd, Monmouthshire, ST. CHARLES DE PERCY WAR CEMETERY, V. D. 11.

Local Memorial - Pontnewydd War Memorial

 

 

Skelton, John Edwin, 6, 19th June 1940,

From the Dover Memorial web site.


John Edwin Skelton, aged 6,  was drowned at Cwmbran just a few days after he had been evacuated with his brother. He had been billeted with Mr and Mrs William Jenkins, of 31 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He had left the house about 9.30 on 19 June 1940 with his brother Billy to go out to play, and two girls remembered giving him a swing at the Cwmbran playground. He had later been sitting on a rock while Billy bathed in the Clay Hole Pool. At the junction of Grange Road and Llantarnam Road, the Pool was a water-filled pit up to 60 feet deep in places, which had been abandoned by the Star Brick and Tile Company some 15 years previously. From that moment, despite extensive searches, including swimming searches and a dive search of the Pool, John was not seen again. His body was eventually recovered from the Pool  on 10 July. He was buried on 13 July 1940 at Cwmbran cemetery, with the funeral service taking place in the cemetery chapel. A pupil at the Pier infants' school, fair-haired and blue-eyed, John was the son of Mr Arthur Skelton, of King Lear's Way, Dover, and his wife Amelia, née Blogg. Amelia was the sister of James Blogg, who died on 18 November 1916.

 

  Skillman, Frederick, 5th May 1915, 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 2270, Corporal, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Panel 50.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park and British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

  Skinner, F, 31st October 1914, 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers, 8690, Private, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Panel 22.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

  Skyrme, John, 19, 25th November 1917, 1st Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 260151, Rifleman, Son of Stephen and Emily Skyrme, of 5, St. Dials Rd., Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., LOOS MEMORIAL, Panel 129 and 130.

Local Memorial - British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

Mark Skyrme's grave Skyrme, Mark, 29, 12th April 1916, 3rd/1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment, 1166, Private, Son of Stephan and Emily Skyrme, of 31, Llandowlias St., Cwmbran, CWMBRAN CEMETERY, B. 6. 18.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park and British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

Inscription on grave

 

Smith, Clifford, 31, 24th April 1945, Pioneer Corps, 13086539, Private, Son of Walter and Charlotte Smith; husband of Elaine Smith of Ponthir, Son of Walter and Charlotte Smith; husband of Elaine Smith of Ponthir, LLANFRECHFA (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD, North side. Row 11. Grave 4.

 

 

 

Edwin Smith Smith, Edwin, 1st July 1916, 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 3296, Private, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pier and Face 16 B.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

 

 

Smith, Kenneth A, 5th May 1944, 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 4077815, Private, Son of Herbert Henry and Sarah Edith Smith, of Cwmbran, CWMBRAN CEMETERY, Sec. F. Row 5. Grave 10.

Local Memorial - Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

 

 

Smith, T,      WW1

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

  Soloman, Herbert Victor Frederick, 31, 25th March 1918, 7th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry, 28913, Serjeant, Son of Frederick Charles and Caroline Soloman, of 17, Clytha Square, Newport, Mon., ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, P. VI. H. 3B.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

Daniel Spanswick Spanswick, Daniel, 28, 7th October 1916, 10th Bn. South Wales Borderers, 23064, Private, Son of Herbert and Jane Spanswick, of New St.,. Pontnewydd, Newport, Mon.; husband of Sophia Maud Herring, (formerly Spanswick), of 80, Coronation Rd., Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, Enclosure No.4 XIII. B. 9.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park and British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

Pontypool Free Press

 

  Spanswick, J, 19th May 1917, 5th Bn. South Wales Borderers, 39382, Private, LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, XII. B. 12A.

Local Memorial - GKN,Cwmbran Park and British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

H Standley's headstone Standley, H, 31, 18th February 1918, Depot, Welsh Regiment, 11877, Private, Son of John William and Emma Standley, of Silver St., Besthorpe, Attleborough, Norfolk, PONTNEWYDD (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, B. 128.

 

 

 

  Stanley, H,     WW1

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

Steed, Malcolm George, 17th February 1942, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 96 Sqdn., 1400753, Leading Aircraftman, CWMBRAN CEMETERY, Sec. F. Row 4. Grave 7.

Local Memorial - Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

 

  Steer, Gordon Pemberton, 31, 26th December 1915, 3rd Bn. Somerset Light Infantry attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment, Captain, Son of Edward and Augusta Louisa Steer, of Woodlands, Malpas, nr. Newport, Mon. B.A., Oxford (Magdalen College). Returned from Quetta, where he was with his regiment, 2nd Bn. Somerset Light Inf., in June, 1915, and was ordered to France in September, WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, III. M. 3.

Local Memorial - British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

 

Henry Stephens Stephens, Henry Hill, 19, 28th June 1918, Royal Air Force, 42nd Sqdn., Second Lieutenant, Son of George Allen Stephens and Lizzie Stephens, of Llanfrechfa, Mon., AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, III. D. 32.

 

 

 

  Stevens, Charles William, 34, 11th March 1916, 2nd Bn. Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, 7835, Private, Husband of Emily Stevens, of 5 Hill
Top, St. Dials Rd., Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., ST> SEVER CEMETERY, ROEN, A. 18. 14.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park

 

Charles Stiff Stiff,  Clarence Wilfred, 17, 6th May 1915, 2nd Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 2606, Private, Son of James J. Stiff, of York House, Cwmbran, Newport, Mon., YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Panel 50.

Local Memorial - GKN, Cwmbran Park and British Legion Memorial, St Gabriel's church

Extract from local newspaper at the time of Clarence's death.

Private Clarence Stiff (Cwmbran) 2606, 2nd Monmouthshires. Killed in action on May 6th, 1915.

Private Clarence Stiff (Cwmbran)
Private Clarence Stiff (2606), C Company, 2nd Monmouthshires, was killed in action on May 6th. An unofficial report of the casualty was received four weeks ago. The official notification was delivered to the parents on Thursday last, June 10th. Private Stiff enlisted in the 2nd Monmouthshires in October, and was drafted to the front in February last.
Though only 17 years of age he was a fine youth, towering over 6 ft. Up to the time of the reserve battalion leaving Pontypool. He was in the bugle band. He was an enthusiastic cricketer, and a member of the Cwmbran Cricket Club. He was also a scholar at the Cwmbran Wesleyan Sunday School. His father, Mr J. J. Stiff, of Clomendy-road, Cwmbran, has been an honoured official of the Wesleyan Church for 21 years, and is at present treasurer of the Trust Funds.    

 

  St. Ledger, B,     WW2

Local Memorial - Pontnewydd War Memorial

 

Strong, Trevor Hanson, 21, 23rd October 1943, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Charybdis, D/KX 137048, Stoker 1st Class, Son of Robert Henry and Daisy Lilian Strong, of Cwmbran, Monmouthshire, PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Panel 82, Column 2.

Local Memorial - Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

Plymouth's Royal Naval memorial                                                            HMS Charybdis

 

Sumner, L W,     WW2

Local Memorial - Pontnewydd War Memorial  and Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

 

  Sweeney, Terrence Cornelious, 30, 21st June 1945, 2nd Bn. Welch Regiment, 4075742, Warrant Officer Class II (C.S.M.), Son of Thomas and Anne Sweeney, of Cwmbian, Monmouthshire., TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY, Coll. grave 7A. H. 1-18.

Local Memorial - Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

 

Obituary Sykes, Joseph Henry, 30, 17th March 1944, 312 Bty., 90 Lt. A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery, 3914459, Lance Bombardier, Son of Mrs. W. C. Sykes, of Upper Cwmbran, Monmouthshire; husband of Eunice Sykes, of Cwmbran, BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO, IV. F. 4.

Local Memorial - Pontnewydd War Memorial and Rood Screen, St Gabriel's church

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