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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)
  • Ball Francis Edward. Pte. 13th Btn. (d.27th July 1917)
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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 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. Albert Edward Smith 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment

Albert Smith served with the 9th Btn. Welsh Regiment.

Stephen Smith


Pte. Ernest John Bitterlich 23rd Btn. (Welsh Pioneers) Welsh Regiment (d.28th Feb 1918 )

Ernest John Biterlich, known as John or Jack, was born May 1882 or 83 in Islington, Middlesex. His great Grandar was a Polish sailor. Jack was a plasterer having served a 6 year apprenticeship with his father. Aged 27 he fell in love with 19 year old Gertrude Ella Norris and married her, moving in with his in-laws in Swansea. The census of April 2nd 1911 shows "Ernest John Biterlich, plasterer/builder working for an employer, lived at 1 Thomas Street Swansea, with his wife Gertrude Ellen Biterlich, daughter of Head of Household aged 21, their son Ernest Biterlich 9 months old". They lived with her parents: Joseph Norris aged 57 who is described as an Employer, working as an Assisting Agent for an Auctioneer with his wife, Sarah a dressmaker in own account. The house had 4 rooms including the kitchen and housed 6 adults and a baby of 9 months; Jack + wife Gertie + son Ernest, Father-in-law Joseph Norris & his wife Sarah, plus Thos. J Norris, their unmarried children, 18 year old son and 23yr. old daughter Sarah Annie Norris.

Baby Ernest died in infancy. Jack & Gertrude had 3 babies that didn't survive prior to having their son, Arthur Joseph Henry Biterlich in 1913 followed by daughter Gertie in 1915 at 24 Thomas Street, Swansea.

Jack signed up for Service October 10th 1914 in Swansea, to the 14th Swansea Battalion. His Short Service Attestation Certificate (Enlistment) gives his details: his first reg. no. was 17354. Age 31 years +5 months, 5' 7.5" tall, 125 lbs, 35" chest +2" expansion. Fresh complexion Blue eyes Light brown hair. 5 tattoo marks L arm, 2 Tattoo marks right arm, mole in middle of back. Church of England. 1 wife, 1 child, Trade: Plasterer, British, No criminal record. Declared Fit for Army, he joined Swansea Battalion Welsh Regiment Oct 10th 1914. However he was discharged 101 Days later on 18/1/15: Reason: Likely to become an inefficient Soldier. Signed by C/O 14th Welsh.

Whilst back home in Swansea he fathered a daughter, Gertrude Louvain Bitterlich, and then re-Enlisted on 13/12/15. He served in France with 23rd Welsh Pioneers until on 6/4/16 he was invalided out to a London hospital. His daughter Gertie recalled that he never came home again, they rarely visited him in the hospital as it was so far away. He suffered with possibly either Shell-shock or Gas? The family myth is that he was at The Somme but I have no evidence if he was. He never recovered from his War & died in February 1918. He was awarded a badge & Silver War Medal.

His wife remarried two years later. His daughter Gertie grew up in Swansea, married a sign-writer, Stanley Broad, in St Albans and they had a daughter, Sylvia. Gertie later returned to Wales as a widow and she died in Llanarth in 2002. She has one grandson & six great-grandchildren including 2 great-grand-daughters born & bred in Ffarmers, Caio, Carmarthenshire.

Helen Whittle


Pte. William Arthur Town 14th Btn. Welch Rgt. (d.10th July 1917)

William Town was an engine cleaner from Swansea. He was reported missing, presumed dead at the battle of Mametz Wood on 10th July 1917.

Alan Wyke


Pte. Ernest John Biterlich 14th Btn. Welsh Regiment (d.28th Feb 1918)

Ernest Bitterlich, known by his middle name of John or Jack, was born in Islington, London in 1882. He time-served a six-year plasterer's apprenticeship with his father. When he was aged 27 he fell in love with 19-year-old Gertie Ella Norris, moved to Swansea to marry her, and moved in with his in-laws in Swansea. They had a son, Arthur Joseph Henry in 1913.

Jack signed up for service on 10th October 1914 in Swansea, but was discharged after 101 days as "Likely to become an inefficient Soldier". I have a copy of his Short Service Attestation Certificate (Enlistment) Details: "1 child, 1 wife, 6 years apprenticed to father as Plasterer, British. No criminal record, age 31 years 5 months. 5' 7.5" tall 125 lbs 35", chest +2" expansion. Fresh complexion. Blue eyes. Light brown hair. C of E, 5 tattoo marks L arm, 2 Tattoo marks right arm, mole in middle of back. Declared Fit for Army joined Swansea Battalion Welsh Regiment Oct 10th 1914. Discharged 101 Days later on 18/1/15 Reason: "Likely to become an inefficient Soldier" signed C/O 14th Welsh."

He fathered a daughter, Gertie and then joined up again on 13th December 1915. Jack served with 23rd Welsh Pioneers until 6th April 1916. He was invalided out to a London hospital. His wife and daughter visited, but his daughter recalled that he never came home and they rarely visited, she speculates that her mother divorced him (she did not, she is listed as a widow in his will, but remarried quickly). He was awarded a badge and a Silver War Medal, possibly suffered from shell-shock or gas. He never recovered and died 28th February 1918 Stratford, West Ham. I am still learning about him. His great grandad was a Polish sailor and his daughter Gertie was my partner's nan.

Helen Whittle


Sgt. Thomas Maurice Davies MID 8th Btn. Welsh Rgt. (d.23rd April 1916)

Thomas died on 23rd April 1916 while fighting in Mesopotamia and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He is remembered with honour on the Basra Memorial, Panel 24.



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

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