Llwydcoed War Memorial

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Reference WMO256737

Address:

Llwydcoed Park

Merthyr Road

Llwydcoed

Aberdare

Mid Glamorgan

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Obelisk
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Obelisk, on square base and stepped plinth, with gold incised lettering, surrounded by a black iron ornate rail. Unveiled 28 September 1921. Commemorates the names of eleven men who died during the First World War.
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All inscriptions, including the names, are in gold. On front of obelisk: IN MEMORIAM On square base - left side: NIS GALLANT FARW MWY/MEWN SANCTAIDD HUN MAENT HWY; right side; SAY NOT THAT THE BRAVE CAN DIE/ IN SACRED SLEEP THEY LIE; on back: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE; on front: OUR HEROES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914- 1919, followed by a list of eleven names

Eleven names listed: LIEUT. J. WINDSOR LEWIS; A.B. EDWARD PARRY; PTE. DAVID J. DAVIES; PTE. ARTHUR B. ESCHLE; PTE. THOMAS J. JONES; GNR. WILLIAM G. GRIFFITHS; PTE. DAVID J. JONES; GNR. DANIEL R. DAVIES; PTE. WILLIAM H. WHITING; PTE. TOM. JAMES; PTE. DAVID L. OWEN. Research details (names in alphabetical order): Davies, Daniel Rees, Gunner, 246715, Royal Field Artillery. Died 17 June 1918, age 30. Buried in Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery; Davies, David John, Private, 16829, 9th Battalion [2nd on memorial], Devonshire Regiment. Died 1 July 1916. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France; Eschle, MM, Arthur Bertrand, Private, 15/312, 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died 1 July 1916, age 34. Buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 1, France; Griffiths, William Charles, Gunner, 293196, 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 26 August 1917, age 22. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium; James, Tom (Thomas), Private, 26816, 2nd [15th on memorial] Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 26 September 1918, age 22. Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France; Jones, David Jenkin, Private, 26567, 21st Reserve Battalion (transferred from 16th Battalion), Welsh Regiment). Died 4 May 1918, age 31. Buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Jones, Thomas J., Private, 35643, 22nd Company, Machine Gun Corps (transferred from 3rd Welsh). Died 9 March 1917, age 28. Buried in Varennes Military Cemetery, France; Lewis, James Windsor, Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Died 6 June 1916, age 39. Buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Belgium; Owen, David L., Private, 15th Welsh. Died 5 April 1920. No information; Parry, Edward, Stoker 1st Class, SS/111389, H.M.S. “Monmouth”, Royal Navy. Died 1 November 1914. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial; Whiting, William H., Private, 64739, 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 22 September 1918, age 35. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

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