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Welsh Regiment

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Those known to have served with

Welsh Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Allen Albert George. Pte. 3rd Battalion (d.14th January 1919)
  • Arnold Joseph. Pte. 15th Batt. B Coy
  • Arthur William Thomas. Pte 15th Btn (d.1st Sep 1918)
  • Atwill Leslie Hyde. Pte. 13th (2nd Rhondda) Btn. (d.30th January 1917)
  • Ball Francis Edward. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.27th July 1917)
  • Bews William Samuel. Pte. 2nd Battalion (d.23rd November 1914)
  • Biterlich Ernest John. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.28th Feb 1918)
  • Bitterlich Ernest John. Pte. 23rd Btn. (Welsh Pioneers) (d.28th Feb 1918 )
  • Carr J. G.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.7th Feb 1916)
  • Chant William. Cpl. 18th Btn.
  • Cheetham Alban. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.14th July 1917)
  • Davey Augustus. Cpl.
  • Davies Daniel. L/Cpl. 74th Coy. (d.21st Sep 1918)
  • Davies Edwin. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.11th Nov 1915)
  • Davies George James. Sgt. 9th Btn. (d.14th Apr 1918)
  • Davies Goronwy. Pte. 19th Btn. (d.25th November 1917)
  • Davies Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th May 1915)
  • Davies Thomas Diamond. Pte. 18th Battalion (d.29th Apr 1917)
  • Davies Thomas Maurice. Sgt. 8th Btn. (d.23rd April 1916)
  • Davies William. Pte 14th (Swansea) Btn. (d.27th Jul 1918)
  • Dawes Ronald Guy. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.23rd Aug 1918)
  • Dethridge George Fredrick. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Doherty Charles Leonard. 5th Battalion, C Company
  • Edwards William Henry. Pte. 9th Battalion
  • Ellis Arthur George. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.24th Oct 1918)
  • Erriottis George. Pte 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Evans David John. Pte 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Evans Richard Bertram. A/Capt.
  • Feeley Roger. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.28th Aug 1918)
  • Fuller William Charles. Sgt
  • Garside John Samuel. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.4th November 1918)
  • Gladman Percy G. A. G.. L/Sjt. 14th Btn.
  • Greenwood Thomas. A/W01 1st Btn.
  • Griffiths William Edward. Pte. Swansea Battalion (d.10 July 1916)
  • Gwilt Benjamin. 2nd Btn.
  • Hancock Alfred Phelps. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Hibbins Albert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.17th Apr 1918)
  • Hodder Sidney. Pte. 4th Battalion
  • House Percy James. Pte. 23rd Btn.
  • Howells Idris. Pte. 17th Battalion "B" Coy
  • Hughes James Davies. Sgt. 17th (Bantams) Btn.
  • Hughes James. Pte. 18th Bn (d.13th Apr 1918)
  • Jacob Anthony. Pte. 13th Btn (d.24th April 1918)
  • James Emrys Penaur. Pte.
  • John Edward Howel. L/Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.7th Nov 1918)
  • John Richard Francis. Lt.
  • Jones Harry. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.4th Oct 1915)
  • Jones James. Pte. 18th Btn.
  • Jones James. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th May 1916)
  • Jones Millard Fillmore. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.17th Dec 1916)
  • Jones Thomas Lloyd. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30.10.1972)
  • Jones William. Sgt 2nd Btn
  • Jones William Hazzelby. Pte. 23rd Btn., C Coy. (d.1st Dec 1916)
  • Jones William Arthur. Pte. 17th Btn. (d.18th April 1916)
  • Jordan William Brinley. Pte. 9th Btn (d.2nd Aug 1917)
  • Lewis John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.8th Jun 1917)
  • Llewellyn John Arthur. L/Cpl. 18/15 Btn.
  • Markin Frank Augustus. Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.28th July 1916)
  • McTaggart William Robert. Sgt. 53rd Div.
  • Melandri Leonard. Cpl. 11 Battalion, B Coy, 5 Pl.
  • Melandri Vincent. Pte. 11th Battalion, B Coy, 5 Pl.
  • Merrett Ernest Nelson. Pte. 17th Battalion (d.27th July 1917)
  • Montgomery Robert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.1st Dec 1915)
  • Morgan A. P.. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.4th January 1916)
  • Morgan Edward. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.25th January 1915)
  • Morgan R.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.15th Feb 1915)
  • Morris James. 2nd Lt. (d.27th Dec 1917)
  • Murphy Thomas. L/Cpl. 1/6th Btn. (d.1st October 1915)
  • Neal J.. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Nicholas Frederick Hugh. Pte 9th Battalion (d.21st Dec 1915)
  • Nicholas Kenneth. L/Sgt. 13th Btn. (d.18th Sep 1918)
  • O'Brien Hezekiah Gordon. Cpl. 9th Btn. (d.23rd March 1918)
  • Oliver Albert Thomas. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Oliver Ernest. Pte. 16th Btn. (d.10 July 1916)
  • Owen David Rees. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Owen William. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Parsell Edwin. Pte 9th Btn (d.20th Sep 1917)
  • Parsonage Frederick Montague. Pte.
  • Pearce John. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Phillips Richard Thomas. L/Cpl. 17th Btn. (d.24th Apr 1917)
  • Price W.. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn (d.15th Feb 1915)
  • Pugh-Hughes John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.1st Aug 1917)
  • Read Thomas Walter . Cpl 15th (Carmarthenshire) Btn (d.28th Sep 1918)
  • Rees Edgar Glynn. Pte. 2nd Btn (d.8th Sept 1916)
  • Rees Hubert Conway. Brig.Gen. 2nd Btn.
  • Roberts Daniel. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.18th November 1916)
  • Roberts Edward. CSM. 10th Btn (d.30th July 1916)
  • Roberts William John. Pte 10th Battalion (d.2nd Aug 1917)
  • Rostron Harold. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Royles Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.17th April 1918)
  • Rudiger Harry. Pte. 2nd Btn.
  • Russell John Fox. (d.6 November 1917)
  • Sadler Evan Robert. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.28th Oct 1914)
  • Scone J.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.10th May 1918)
  • Seccombe Richard. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.8th Aug 1915)
  • Sinclair William Frederick. Pte.
  • Smith Albert Edward. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Spillett Ernest George. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Jan 1915)
  • Thomas Arthur J.. Pte. 7th (Cyclist) Battalion
  • Thomas J.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.20th May 1916)
  • Thomas Ralph. Pte. 14th Battalion (d.27th July 1917)
  • Thomas Ralph. Pte. 14th Battalion (d.27th July 1917)
  • Thomas Thomas Owen. L/Sgt. 5th Btn. (d.26th March 1917)
  • Town William Arthur. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.10th July 1917)
  • Treby Samuel Robert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Jul 1917)
  • Tyrer Ernest Hugh. Cpl. 16th (Cardiff City) Btn.
  • Waggett James Charles. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Watkins G.. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.15th May 1917)
  • Webb Albert Charles. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Webber Joseph. Pte. 9th Btn.
  • Williams G.. Capt. 8th Btn. (d.15th November 1918)
  • Williams G.. Capt. 8th Btn. (d.15th November 1918)
  • Williams Isaac. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.21st August 1916)
  • Williams Ivor. L/Cpl. 11th Btn.

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Cpl. William Chant 18th Btn. Welsh Regiment

A WW1 postcard that I found in an old empty house in the 1970s. It's addressed to a Corporal W Chant of the 18th Welsh Regiment and it was sent to a V.A.D. Hospital in Torrington Devon. The postcard is from Tylorstown in the Rhondda and sent by an 'Auntie Anna' from 9 Station Terrace Pontygwaith. I've taken a picture of the front and back of the postcard. I know nothing of the people involved. It was posted on the 31st December 1917 and formerly addressed to a location in Exeter.

Jeremy Swattridge


Pte. Millard Fillmore Jones 16th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.17th Dec 1916)

Millard Fillmore & William Selwyn Jones  seated

I have had for years a postcard sent to my Nana. I have never quite understood the message on the back. It is from her brother William serving in France. He's wishing her good wishes for Xmas and New Year as he feels he has to but knows she will probably not enjoy the festive season because he's just had a wire that his brother Millard Fillmore has died of his wounds on 16th December. He is trying to get home. I have often wondered who Phil was but now can see that it was a nickname short for Fillmore! I assume, but do not have confirmation, that he was injured in or prior to July possibly Mametz Wood? as his battalion took no further part that year. It seems he was taken to hospital in North Wales where his regiment was based. He was buried in Cardiff on the 24th Jan 1917 with his mother and father.

19014 Private Millard Fillmore Jones served with the 16th Battalion, Welsh Regiment during WW1 and died age 24, in Cardiff on the 17th December 1916. He is buried at Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery, Grave Ref. 1 CE 471. The family entry above states the 16th Battalion but the Commomwealth War Graves indicates the 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. However the 3rd Battalion was a depot unit based in the UK and he was probably transferred to that units strength on evacuation to the UK because of his wounds. Phil was one of the sons of William and Maria Jones, of 74, Adeline St., Splott, Cardiff.

Sue Harding


Pte. Roger Feeley 14th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.28th Aug 1918)

Roger Feely was killed in action on the 28th of August 1918, aged 19 and is buried in the Contalmaison Chateau Cemetery in France. Son of Mr and Mrs Feeley, 10 Thursfield Road, Burnley, Roger enlisted on March 5th, 1917, prior to this he was employed at the Burnley Corporation Gas works as a labourer.

s flynn


Pte. Harry Jones 1st Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.4th Oct 1915)

Harry Jones was killed in action on the 4th of October 1915 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France. He was born in Liverpool, and was a resident of Caerphilly, Glam.

s flynn


Pte. A. P. Morgan 13th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.4th January 1916)

Private Morgan succumbed to wounds and died on 4th January 1916, aged 19. He is buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, France.


A/Capt. Richard Bertram Evans MC. Royal Welch Fusiliers

Richard Evan commission was announced on the 28th of March 1917: R. W. Fus. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (attd.)
  • Alfred Reginald Brownson.
  • Richard Bertram Evans.
  • William Whittaker Goulding.
  • Percy Caynton Hughes.
  • Llewelyn Jones.
  • Frank Archibald Stringer.
  • Henry Lloyd Williams.

The citation for his Military Cross reads: "T./2nd Lt. Richard Bertram Evans, R.W. Fus., attd. Welsh R. (Salonkia) On the 18th of September 1918, in the attack on The Knot, he behaved with conspicuous coolness and gallantry in rallying and leading his men forward when they had come under very heavy machine-gun and trench mortar fire in crossing a ravine. Later, though wounded, he continued to lead his men, showing them a very fine example of devotion to duty. During the preparations for the attack this officer had done most valuable work in reconnoitring routes and cutting gaps in our wire, and was of the utmost assistance to his company commander throughout."

Richard Evans


Pte William John Roberts 10th Battalion Welch Regiment (d.2nd Aug 1917)

W J Roberts notification of death

William Roberts served with the 10th Battalion, Welch Regiment.

W J Roberts notification of burial

W J Roberts receipt for grave inscription

Amanda Hall


Cpl. Hezekiah Gordon O'Brien 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.23rd March 1918)

Hezekiah O'Brien was my great-great uncle. He was born in Auckland NZ and lived his early years employed as a bushman clearing the dense NZ forest into farmland. He removed at some point to New South Wales around 1914. His mother, Margaret Morgan O'Brien, emigrated to NZ in 1875 from Glamorgan, Wales, as did her future husband William O'Brien from Dublin, Ireland.

Hezekiah went to Wales at the outbreak of the war to take up mining and settled in his mother's home town. When war broke out he enlisted in the Welch regiment at Merthyr and rose to the rank of corporal.

He died of wounds on 23rd March 1918 at age 29, most likely inflicted during the Battle of Saint Quentin. He is buried in a marked grave in Mont Huon Military Cemetery at Le Treport in Normandy, France. A memorial headstone can also be found at the O'Brien family plot in Auckland next to his parents and siblings.

Philip O'Brien


2nd Lt. James Morris Glamorgan Yeomanry (d.27th Dec 1917)

Jim Morris was educated at Neath County School. He played rugby for Neath, Glynneath and scored on his Neath debut v Glynneath. He was seconded to the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and died in the Middle East.

M Price


Pte. Alban Cheetham 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.14th July 1917)

Alban Cheetham was from Ancoats in Manchester. He originally joined the 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment on 20th September 1915 and served in the Balkans at Gallipoli. He died on 14th July 1917 "of accidental wounds" whilst serving with the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment in the Passchendaele area. Alban is buried at Ballieul Communal Cemetery Extension Nord.

Anthony White


Pte. Leslie Hyde Atwill 13th (2nd Rhondda) Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.30th January 1917)

Leslie Hyde Atwill was one of three brothers who served and died in the First World War. His parents came from Devon and moved to Cardiff before their sons were born. His two brothers moved to Australia and when war was declared they joined up and both died at Gallipoli, Turkey. They were Percy Gerard Atwill and Thomas Alfred Atwill. Their father died before them so their mother was left with just one daughter.

Leslie died at the battle of Ypres, Belgium. He was a draper working for his brother in law in Cardiff.

Christine Faulkner


Capt. G. Williams 8th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.15th November 1918)

Captain Williams is buried in the Lubumbashi Cemetery in the Congo.

S Flynn


Capt. G. Williams 8th Btn. Welch Regiment (d.15th November 1918)

Captain Williams is buried in the Lubumbashi Cemetery in the Congo.

S Flynn


L/Sgt. Kenneth Nicholas 13th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.18th Sep 1918)

Kenneth Nicholas served with 13th Btn. Welsh Regiment.

Denise Benger


Pte. Thomas Lloyd Jones 2nd Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.30.10.1972)

My grandfather never spoke of his time during WW1. He was honorably discharged on 15th of January 1919. Thomas Jones was gassed and spent months in a hospital in Birmingham. We have his diaries from his last battle. We also have his discharge certificate and medal records.

Diary Enties.

  • 30th. January Discharge from hospital for convalescent camp.
  • 22nd.February left Bayexu for base.
  • 23rd February Arrived Rouen 9.0am proceded to C E B D.
  • 26th.February Left Rouen for Rein Depot.
  • 27th.February Left depot via Bologne Calais & St. Omer
  • 6th. March Placed to do Pioneers work at camp.
  • 27th.March Left camp for unit. Arrived at 3pm.
  • 28th. March Fatigue at Weiltye.
  • 29th.March Fatigue at Krownfring.
  • 30th.March Moved from Red Rose camp to junction camp.
  • 2nd.April Moved from junction camp for Brake camp sick.
  • 8th. April Left Brake camp for Road Camp
  • 9th. April Left Road camp for Merville
  • 10th.April Arrived at Merville 7am. Went up line and dug a support trench.
  • 11th. April Division in front of us retired. Enemy held up by us but broke through on our left, nearly cut us off. Unable to shell us he bombed us out of the trench. Arrived at 17 CCS.
  • 12th.April Left 17 CCS in (?Us30AJ) for Camaet arrived in afternoon. Placed in ward (F7) 22nd. Can Gen.
  • 13th.April Marked Blighty by Doctor.
  • 14th.April .Moved to F3.
  • 15th.April Removed by ATX1 arrived at Calais in afternoon. Crossed over to Dover by (?saotia) Left Dover for Birmingham.
  • 16th.April Arrived Birmingham 3.00am.
  • 18th.April In afternoon visited Uncle and Aunt down town. Interview with specialist.
  • 20th.April Removed from G to B Block.
  • 4th. May Jack and Auntie Sarah came over to Birmingham.
  • 8th. May Letter from Dad.

Lesley Woodbridge


Cpl Thomas Walter Read 15th (Carmarthenshire) Btn Welsh Regiment (d.28th Sep 1918)

Thomas Read sometimes spelt Reed was my great uncle .


Pte. William Hazzelby Jones 23rd Btn., C Coy. Welsh Regiment (d.1st Dec 1916)

William Jones died of malaria and is buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Thessaloniki, Greece. His wife was Elizabeth Jones.

Glyn Jones


Pte William Davies 14th (Swansea) Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.27th Jul 1918)

William Davies was my husband's grandfather. My husband had an aunt named Verdun, named by her father because that is where he was when she was born. My husband's father, Raymond Davies, could not remember his Dad. My husband and I visited his grave, it is in the British cemetery at Contalmaison Chateau. He died on 27th July 1918

Helena Davies


Pte. John Pearce MM. 11th Btn. Welsh Regiment

John Pearce survived the war and raised a family, he died in the 1920s, possibly due to lung weakness from gas attacks in the trenches.

Cathi Pearce


Cpl. Frank Augustus Markin MM 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.28th July 1916)

Frank Markin served with the 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment.

Helen Calver

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