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Welsh Regiment

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Those known to have served with

Welsh Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Arnold Joseph. Pte. 15th Batt. B Coy
  • Arthur William Thomas. Pte 15th Btn (d.1st Sep 1918)
  • Carr J. G.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.7th Feb 1916)
  • Chant William. Cpl. 18th Btn.
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Erriottis George. Pte 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Evans David John. Pte 9th Btn. (d.7th Jun 1917)
  • Feeley Roger. Pte. 14th Btn. (d.28th Aug 1918)
  • Fuller William Charles. Sgt
  • 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 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)
  • 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.
  • Melandri Leonard. Cpl. 11 Battalion, B Coy, 5 Pl.
  • Melandri Vincent. Pte. 11th Battalion, B Coy, 5 Pl.
  • Montgomery Robert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.1st Dec 1915)
  • Morgan Edward. Pte. 1/4th Battalion (d.25th January 1915)
  • Morgan R.. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.15th Feb 1915)
  • 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)
  • Owen David Rees. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.4th Nov 1918)
  • Owen William. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Parsonage Frederick Montague. Pte.
  • Phillips Richard Thomas. L/Cpl. 17th Btn. (d.24th Apr 1917)
  • Price W.. L/Cpl. 2nd Btn (d.15th Feb 1915)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 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)

KHarry 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


L/Cpl. Thomas Murphy 1/6th Btn. Welsh Rgt. (d.1st October 1915)

L/Cpl. Thomas Murphy was killed at the Battle of Loos on 1st October 1915. He has no grave, but is remembered on the Loos memorial.

John Murphy


Pte. Isaac Williams 10th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.21st August 1916)

Isaac was the son of the late Edward and Sarah Williams.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Robert Royles 2nd Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.17th April 1918)

Robert was the husband of Margaret E Royles, 30 Water Street, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Daniel Roberts 10th Btn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (d.18th November 1916)

Daniel was the son of Mrs E Roberts, 15 Maes-Y-Coed, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Anthony Jacob 13th Btn Welsh Regiment (d.24th April 1918)

Anthony Jacob was the son of Maria and the late John Jacob; husband of Gladys May (née Wynne) Jacob and father of Percival Anthony Jacob of Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. James Hughes 18th Bn Welsh Regiment (d.13th Apr 1918)

James Hughes was the son of James and Jane Hughes of 3 Chapel Street, Denbigh.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Goronwy Davies 19th Btn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (d.25th November 1917)

Goronwy was the son of Jonah and Mary (née Hughes) Davies of School Street, Henllan, Denbighshire. He was born on 28th August 1890 in Henllan, Denbighshire. He married Ruby Florence May on 13th November 1915, Hamstead.

Richard Roberts


Pte. Edwin Davies 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.11th Nov 1915)

Edwin Davies was the son of John and Hannah Slater, husband of Catherine. His birth name was George Edwin Slater. He enlisted at Bargoed, South Wales under the surname Davies. His mother and wife had the maiden name of Davies.

Richard Roberts


Pte. William Henry Edwards MM. 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment

Bill Edwards joined the 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment and went to France in July 1915. He never spoke about his experience to anyone, including his daughter. The only thing he ever said is that he could still hear the guns. It was only of few years ago that his grandson, whilst researching family history, discovered that he had been awarded the Military Medal. This was gazetted on 13th September 1918 but the family are unable to discover why this was awarded. His daughter or grandchildren never saw any of his medals. He was one of the kindest, gentlest men you could ever meet

Robert Lewis


Pte William Thomas Arthur 15th Btn Welsh Regiment (d.1st Sep 1918)

William Arthur is buried in Morval British Cemetery, France.

Kevin Arthur


Pte. William Brinley "Brin" Jordan 9th Btn Welsh Regiment (d.2nd Aug 1917)

My Grandfather, who was always known as Brin Jordan, was killed on the 2nd of August 1917. According to the letter I have that his Commanding Officer wrote to my Grandmother, he was killed by a shell that cost them several brave lads. He was buried in the field the next day by his comrades so has no known grave. His name is on the Menin Gate Memorial.

Moyra Mills


Pte. George Fredrick Dethridge 8th Battalion Welsh Regiment (d.8th Aug 1915)

The 8th Btn. of the Welsh Regiment embarked on 15th June 1915 at Avonmouth and landed at Anzac Cove on 5th August. George Dethridge was in "C" company, part of The 13th Division Pioneers. He was in the 2nd Line of the advance pushing forward to Apex Ridge. They were caught in the open and suffered great losses. George was one of the many lost in action. He was reported missing presumed dead on 8th of August 1915 just 3 days after landing.

Terry John


Pte. Evan Robert Sadler 2nd Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.28th Oct 1914)

In October 1914, Evan's regiment was entrenched in the area of Ypres in Belgium at Gheluvelt. On the 27th October 1914 some members of the regiment found two gondolas in a lake nearby and decided to have a race in them across the lake, whereby they were bombarded by the Germans. The following day the Germans attacked the lines of the Welsh Regiment. This attack was repelled and the Welshmen counter-attacked. 514 men were killed.

Evan Sadler died from his wounds on the following day 28th October 1914. He is buried at Ypres Cemetery Extension. He left a wife and a daughter who was born 2 months after his death. His name is recorded on De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1924.

I have no knowledge of the whereabouts of a photo of him, but would like to trace one. Evan would be a cousin of mine.

William Knight


Pte. James Jones 1st Btn. Welch Regiment (d.26th May 1916)

James Jones was my great great uncle who died in action at Salonika. I am looking for service records, pictures or stories about him.

Shane Mccarthy


Pte Frederick Hugh Nicholas 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment (d.21st Dec 1915)

From Letters to my Grandmother, who was Frederick Nicholas's cousin, I learn that he joined in about October 1914 and died in December 1915 aged 21. He had been attending Cardiff University. He told her in some detail about life in the trenches, the French countryside, what they were expecting the outcome to be and his hopes. He also mentioned what it was like when the King and Lord Kitchener visited the regiments in training. His last letter in my possession was in mid September 1915 so we have about 2 months missing before he died on 21st of December 1915.

Diana Pritchard


L/Sgt. Thomas Owen Thomas 5th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.26th March 1917)

Thomas Thomas was the son of Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Thomas of 1 Berry Square, Dowlais and husband of Blodwen. He is remembered on the Jerusalem Memorial.

Viv lloyd

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