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stoob



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Preserving the Memory  Reply with quote

South Wales Gazette, dated 05 July 1918.



South Wales Gazette, dated o 02 August 1918



South Wales Gazette dated Friday 15th March 1940



South Wales Gazette dated 16th July 1943.




Roster information listed for Lindum Eric Morris

Ship Type Rank / role Attacked on Boat
Edwy R. Brown Motor tanker Cabin Boy 17 Feb 1941 (+) U-103

Personal information

Son of William and Emily Morris. Lindum Eric Morris was on his first voyage after his sister got him the job because he was determined to follow his older brothers and go to sea. He had tried to join the Royal Navy but the recruiting officer realized that he was lying about his age and sent him home to his mother. He died doing what he wanted to do but his sister never forgave herself.
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Location: Australia... sometimes Wales

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:35 am    Post subject: William Arthur Powell 5512445 Royal Fusiliers Reply with quote

POWELL, WILLIAM ARTHUR (MM) - Sergeant - 5512445 - 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) - died 6th September 1944 - age 25 - son of William Henry and Ada Powell, husband of Betty Mary Powell, Brondeg Bungalow, Aberbeeg, - buried at Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy – reference, - V A 3 - commemorated on the Abertillery Central Memorial, Somerset Street, Abertillery.

If anyone is looking into this, His sister (my Grandmother) still lives in Crumlin, I have additional details to add here if anyone is interested.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Preserving the Memory Reply with quote

The Abertillery Field Ambulance pictured in the South Wales Gazette dated 20th October 1916.
Some of the locals identified are: -
Back row - (2) Arthur Strickland, (3) Gilbert Brain
Front Row - (1) Andrew Jenkins, (3) Ieuan Phillips, (4) Tom Holder, (5) Tom Cordey.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Preserving the Memory Reply with quote

Home Guard 8th Monmouthshire (Abertillery) Battalion
Service commencing 01st February 1941
2nd Lieutenants unless otherwise stated

ADAMS. FRANK LEONARD
ALEXANDER. GILBERT (DCM)
BURTON. C L
COLE. E
DANIEL G F
DAVIES. W
EDMUNDS. F J
EVANS. B
EVANS. JOHN HENRY
FORD - DUNN. C
FRAMPTON. R A
GAUDERN. E W
GIBBS. I E
GLOVER. S
GRIFFITHS. E J
HARRISON. A N
HEALEY. M
HOWELLS. R T
JAMES. JOHN (MM)
JENKINS. G R
JENKINS. G S
JONES. S
JONES. WILLIAM HENRY
JONES. W P L
LEWIS. MARTIN REGINALD
LEWIS. JOHN, J - LIeutenant Colonel
MALONEY. A
MEEK. A
MORGAN B
MORGAN. DAVID JOHN (MM)
MORGAN. H
MORGAN. T J
MORRELL. E C
MORRIS. A
MULVEY. W F
NICHOLAS. WILLIAM THOMAS
PAYNE. ALFRED J (MM)
PHILLIPS. B
POWELL. J L
POWELL. W B
PREWETT. FREDERICK
PRICHARD. E A
PRICHARD. HARRY - Captain
PRICHARD. O R
REES. D M
REES. I
RICHARDS. R
ROBERTS. J
ROSSER. H
ROWLAND. E J
SHEPPARD. H H
SNELGROVE. WILLIAM JOHN (MBE) - Captain
SUMMERHILL. HAROLD STANLEY (MM)
THOMAS. MELVILLE INGRAM
THOMAS. M L
WALBYOFF. JOHN ARTHUR
WARD. C W
WILLIAMS. A
WILLIAMS. A
WILLIAMS. DAVID JOHN
WILLIAMS. W H E

Christian names and additional information added when available.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just found your register of people from Abertillery than served in the forces. Four of the entries are for Brickell. My great grandfather was Thomas Brickell. Is there any records of where he lived in Abertillery and were Fredick or John related? I know the other Thomas was his son.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Preserving the Memory Reply with quote

Lewis George Roberts;- HMS Hood



Arthur Charles Wright; - RAF


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: William Edgar Castree, 8 Preston Street, Abertillery Reply with quote

Born 17/09/1892 in Orcop Herefordshire

William Edgar Castree enlisted on the 26/3/12 into 2nd line 3rd Battalion the Monmouthshire Regiment with the regimental number of 1289 and was transferred to the 9th Welsh Regiment on the 24/8/16 with a new regimental number of 53767.  He was a machine gunner who could be a little ill-disciplined and collected a couple of Regimental discipline entries for his misdemeanours.  Having been hospitalised from a head wound he was returned to the front line and on the 1/8/17 was further wounded in action that resulted in him losing his leg.  William died 09/01/1991 of bronchopneumonia, in Ty Darren Residential Care home Cromwell Road, Risca, Newport, Gwent, NP11 6GX at the age of 98.  Searching for his service medal index card was made a little more difficult because they had misspelt his name as Casstree!

William Edgar is Remembered in the Imperial War Museum "Lives of the First World War Life stories" at:    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/748285
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:34 am    Post subject: Preserving The Memory Reply with quote

The following address should be used for family members wishing to
access records of deceased soldiers

Army Personnel Centre,
Historical Disclosures,
Mail Point 555,
Kentigern House,
65 Brown Street,
Glasgow,
G2 8EX

Free to widows or next of kin, £30.00 charge otherwise.

Welcome to the Veterans UK website - Free Veterans Helpline 0800 169 22 77
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Preserving The Memory Reply with quote

Listed below are 32 men who were either born or resided in Blaenau Gwent. They all fell on the afternoon of 29 December 1915 and are buried collectively in two separate graves at Ferme-Olivier, Flanders, Belgium.
To my knowledge there is no plaque to honour these men nor was the centenary of their death commemorated within the borough in 2015.

Thomas John Baker - Cwm
John Edward Brown - Abertillery
Thomas John Callaghan - Ebbw Vale
Levi Coleman - Abertillery
George Shadrach Davies - Ebbw Vale
Alfred James Day - Six Bells
John Thomas Denford - Cwmtillery
William Henry Griffiths - Tredegar
Harold Harris - Tredegar
Joseph Hughes - Cwm
William John Jones - Ebbw Vale
John Edward Lloyd - Abertillery
Joseph Edward Moore - Tredegar
David Morgan - Blaina
Frank Henry Nash - Cwmtillery
Thomas John Needham - Ebbw Vale
George Edward Onions - Brynithel
Albert Payne - Blaina
Stanley Plummer - Ebbw Vale
Albert Poore - Six Bells
William Henry Price - Six Bells
Herbert William Preen - Six Bells
William Probert - Tredegar
Roger Pugh - Tredegar
Michael Rourke - Ebbw Vale
Frederick Snell - Tredegar
David Thomas - Abertillery
Albert Watkins - Tredegar
Thomas Edward Webber - Cwm
Edward Williams - Tredegar
Thomas Williams - Cwm
John Yandle - Tredegar


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