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World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Harvey 2006

The Abbeycwmhuir war memorial is in the form of a rectangular brass plaque set on a wooden mount and is to be found on the inside wall of St Mary's church. There are six names listed, by forenames, surname and regiment, for World War 1.
Photographs Copyright © Martin Harvey 2006

Remember with love and honour those who died for us in the Great War.

1914 - 1918

Grant them O Lord eternal rest and let light perpetual shine upon them

George Francis Hermitage
Second Lieutenant, 125th Battery, Royal Field Artillery attached 125th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 11th September 1916. Aged 20. Son of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. E. Hermitage Day, of Newton House, Belmont, Hereford. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.

[Listed as 1st Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment on memorial] Private 266739, 1st/2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 February 1917. Aged 33. Born Hope Bowdler, Salop, enlisted Hereford. Son of Thomas and Mary Evans, of Church Stretton, Salop; husband of Alice Ann Evans (nee George), Cwmgiver Cottage, Abbey Cwmhir, Penybont, Radnorshire, married 3 April 1910 at Abbey Cwmhir, one son from marriage, John Thomas Evans, born 27 December 1910. Attested 11 December 1915, approved 11 June 1916 at Pontypool, aged 31 years 4 months, Stockman by trade, height 5 feet 6¼ inches, weight 123 lbs, chest 36 inches. Embarked France 7 December 1916, in isolation at Park Hall, Oswestry from 8 August to 29 August 1916 with German Measles. Buried in SAILLY-SAILLISEL BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 8.

Private 15436, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action in Salonika 18th Setember 1918. Aged 37. Born Abbey Cwmhir, enlisted St Leonards-on-Sea, resident Lancaster. Son of Elizabeth Lewis, of Abbey Cwmhir, Radnorshire, and the late Thomas Lewis; husband of Annie Lewis, of 16, Wellington Rd., Bowerham, Lancaster. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, greece.
Leonard Samuel
Private 238945, 1st (Reserve) Battalion, Herefordshire Regiment. Died in United Kingdom 16th February 1917. Aged 19. Born LLandewi, enlisted Abbeycwmhir (sic), Penybont Station. Son of Samuel and Mary Morgan, of Mill House, Abbey Cwmhir. Buried north-west of the church in ST MARY CHURCHYARD, ABBEY CWMHIR, Radnorshire.
Abraham Davies
No further information currently availableNote: The entry for A WOZENCROFT on the CWGC is for Arthur George WOZENCROFT, Private 75588, 23rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 21st July 1920. Aged 35. Husband of Mary Helen Wozencroft, of 52, Plantation St., Rhymney, Cardiff. Buried in RHYMNEY CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 412.
Thomas Davies
Private 55484, 17th Battalion, attached 115th Trench Mortar Battery, Aged 26. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th June 1918. Born Knighton, enlisted Rhayader. Son of Richard and Alice Mytton, of Cwmhir Cottage, Abbey-Cwmhir, Penybont Station, Radnorshire. Formerly 2000, Montgomeryshire Yeomanry. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales, resident with his parents, Richard and Alice Mytton, in Childs Alley, Knighton, Radnorshire, Wales. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Knighton, unmarried, a servant, Waggoner On Farm, resident Treverward, Clun, Shropshire. Buried in MESNIL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 1.

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