Date of



Harry Peach

Brockwells Cottage


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


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



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



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



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



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



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

George Humphries


15th November 1917

Private Welsh Regiment

He is buried in the Whitehouse Cemetry, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium

John Wood


25th November 1917

Aged 22

Private 12th South Wales Boarders

He was killed in the battle of Cambrai and is named on the Cambria Memorial eighty miles south east of Calais

William Morgan

Hillside Cottage Caerwent

Corporal South Wales Boarders

No other details have been found, but his name is mentioned on the memorial in Caerwent Baptist Chapel

Ronald Wheeler

Cross Cottage Caerwent

Lived in Shirenewton after marriage

10th April 1918

Aged 25

Lance Sergeant 6th Battalion South Wales Borders

His death was never recorded, but his name has recently been added to the Ploegesteert Memorial Belgium

Thomas Andrew Cropper

Mount Ballan Crick

19th April 1918

Aged 19

Lieutenant 75th Brigade Royal Field Artillery

He was hiy by a splinter from an exploding shel and died the next day. He is buried in the Bagneux British Cemetery Gezaincourt

William Lewis

Llanmellin Cottage

27th May 1918

Aged 19

Private 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment

He has no known grave but is listed on the Soissons Memorial noth east of Paris

Joseph Jones

Orchard Farm, Five Lanes

31st August 1918

Aged 29

Private, 8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment.

Joseph is buried at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval near Arras, France

Alban Williams

Gray Hill. Mother living at Rectory Cottage, St Brides Netherwent

19th September 1918

Private, Machine Gun Corps.

Buried in the Varennes Military Cemetery, Northern France

Thomas Baker

New Cottages Caerwent

14th October 1918

Aged 28

Leading Stocker, Royal Navy

Another victim of pneumonia, he is buiried in the Capuccini Naval Cemetery in Malta

Arthur (Archie) Harold Davies


3rd December 1918

Aged 21

Private, 63rd Royal Naval Division, Divisional Train

He fell ill and died of pneumonia only 3 weeks after the war had ended. He was buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, a few miles south of Boulogne

Albert Burrows


26th December 1918


Private, 7th Battalion South Wales Borders

Died in Salonika, buried in the Milra British Cemetery, Thessalonika, Greece

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