ST DYFRIG ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL
World War 1 &
2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Rev Gareth Leyshon 2012
St Dyfrig's Catholic
Church is located in Treforest and serves Pontypridd and the surrounding
area. Worshippers come from Cilfynydd and Ynysybwl in the north, Llantwit
Fardre, Church Village and Gwaelod-y-Garth to the south. When Gareth
Leyshon took over responsibility for St Dyfrig’s Parish in 2007,
HE inherited an ongoing effort to erect a memorial to the men of the
parish killed during the First and Second World Wars. The driving force
had been parish councillor, Mr Gary Packer, who had recently moved out
of the parish. With assistance from Parish Council Chair, Mrs Lesley
Hughes, contact with Mr Packer was re-established and the plaque completed,
in the form of a simple piece of parchment-style paper in a modest frame.
The plaque was formally blessed on Remembrance Sunday 2007 (which that
year fell on 11 November). On that weekend, Gareth Leyshon was required
to cover Caerphilly Parish due to the absence of the Dean, so the blessing
was performed by retired priest-in-residence Rev Michael Cronin. There
are 10 names for World War 1 and 13 names for World War 2.
Copyright © Gareth Leyshon 2012
MEMORY OF THE MEN FO ST DYFRIG'S
WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 - 1919
37807, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment formerly 478, Glamorgan
Field Company, Royal Engineerrs. Killed in action 14 July 1917.
Aged 22. Born and enlisted Pontypridd, Glam. Son of George and Hannah
Boyles, of 56, Berw Rd., Pontypridd, Glam. Buried in CROISILLES
BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 14.
12402, 11th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of
wounds 15 November 1915. Aged 38. Born and resident Garston, Liverpool,
enlisted Seaforth, Lancashire. Son of Robert and Jane Dougherty,
of the Isle of Man; husband of Mary Hannah O'Neill (formerly Dougherty),
of 19, New Park Terrace, Treforest, Pontypridd. Buried in WATOU
CHURCHYARD, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave 9.
2141, 1st/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died on service at Gallipoli
6 October 1915. Aged 26. Born Pembroke Dock, residet Treforest,
Galmorgan, enlisted Pontypridd. Son of Mrs. Mary Austen, of 27,
Graigyhelva Rd., Treforest, Pontypridd. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY)
MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Plot F. Grave 62.
Corporal 10634, "B" Company, 2nd Battalion, South Wales
Borderers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 26 April 1915. Aged 23.
Born Treorchy, Pontypridd, Glam., enlisted Brecon. Son of James
Foley, of 18, Trehafod Rd., Trehafod, Pontypridd, Glam. Awarded
the Distinguished Conduct medal (D.C.M.). and Mentioned in Despatches
(MiD). No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including
Gallipoli). Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220.
345798, Labour Corps formerly 18454, Welch Regiment. Died on service
in United Kingdom 10 October 1918. Born Bresna, resident Treforest,
Pontypridd, enlisted Porth. Buried in GRANGEGORMAN MILITARY CEMETERY,
County Dublin, Republic of Ireland. RC. Grave 597.
15771, "D" Company, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light
Infantry. Died of wounds 23 July 1916. Aged 26. Born Llantrisant,
Glam., resident Treforest, Glam., enlisted Pontypridd. Son of Mr.
and Mrs. Scannell, of 5, Collins Terrace, Treforest, Pontypridd;
husband of B. Fletcher (formerly Scannell), of 1, Glyncoch Terrace,
Berw Rd., Pontypridd. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime,
France. Plot A. Row 24. Grave 1.
9309, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 10 November
1914. Aged 25. Born Treforest, Glam., enlisted Cardiff. Son of James
and Catherine O. Sullivan, of Pontypridd, Glam. Buried in LARCH
WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot
IV. Row D. Grave 11.
24416, 8th Battalion, South Wales Borderers formerly 25796, Welch
Regiment. Killed in action 6 May 1917. Born Llantrisant, Glam, resident
Abercynnon, Glam, enlisted Mountain Ash, Glam. Son of John and Catherine
Sullivan, of Pontypridd, Glam. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY,
Greece. Plot E. Grave 1100.
Lieutenant, "B" Company, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment
attached 114th brigade, H.Q. 38 Division. Died of wounds 19 April
1918. Aged 27. Son of John and Kate Sullivan, of Pontypridd, Glam.
Awarded the Military Cross (M.C.). Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY
EXTENSION NO.1, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row A. grave 37.
26468, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 24 March
1918. Aged 26. Born and resident Pontypridd, enlisted Rhos-On-Sea,
Denbighshire. Son of William and Margaret Towell, of 6, Grail St.,
Craig, Pontypridd, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.
SECOND WORLD WAR
S.S. "Beaverford" (London), Merchant Navy. Missing presumed
killed when his ship was sunk by enemy action 5 November 1940. Aged
18. Son of William and Edna Brennan, of 10, Queen Street, Treforest,
Pontypridd, Glamorgan. No known grave. Commemorated on TOWER HILL
MEMORIAL, London. Panel 15.
D/16546, Welch Regiment. Died 1 July 1944. Aged 54. Son of Harry
Kenwood Boyle and Minnie Boyle, of Pontypridd; husband of Jessie
Boyle, of Cilfynydd, Pontypridd. Buried at PONTYPRIDD (GLYNTAFF)
CEMETERY, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire. Plot L.M. Grave 51.
14387169, 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Killed in action
20 December 1944. Aged 20. Born and resident Glamorgan. Buried in
SWARTBROEK CHURCHYARD, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands. Row 3.
CONNOLLY on CWGC] Air Mechanic FAA/FX 76849, H.M.S. "Courageous,",
Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm). Died 17 September 1939. Aged 20. Son
of Patrick and Margaret Connolly, of Pontypridd. No known grave.
Commemorated on LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Bay 1, Panel
14772838, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action
22 January 1945. Aged 18. Born and resident Glamorgan. Son of John
and Ada Egan, of Treforest, Glamorgan. Buried in JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY,
Gelderland, Netherlands. Plot 15. Row E. Grave 3.
3961673, 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Killed in action 21 uly
1944. Aged 23. Born Glamorgan. Son of James and Annie Mahoney; husband
of Mary Jane Mahoney, of Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. Buried
in ST. MANVIEU WAR CEMETERY, CHEUX, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row
E. Grave 3.
1766274, 69 (The Denbighshire Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died in a car accident 29 April 1946. Aged 27. Born and resident
Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY,
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 59. Row C. Grave 17.
4201525, 1st Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action
28 June 1944. Aged 29. Born and resident Glamorgan. Son of Lawrence
and Eliza O'Leary; husband of Brenda M. O'Leary, of Treharris, Glamorgan.
Buried in HERMANVILLE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France. Plot 4. Row
A. Grave 1.
3913843, 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment. Killed in action
19 July 1944. Aged 31. Born and resident Glamorgan. Son of Daniel
O'Leary, and of Elizabeth O'Leary, of Maesycoed, Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
Buried in BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY, Calvados, France.
Plot IX. Row A. Grave 11.
3970752, 1 Maritime Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died as a result
of an accident in United Kingdom 30 March 1943. Aged 29. Born and
resident Pontypridd, Glamorgan. Son of Lawrence and Eliza O'Leary,
of The Graig, Pontypridd. Buried in PONTYPRIDD (GLYNTAFF) CEMETERY,
Pontypridd, Glamorganshire. Plot Z. Grave 357.
Corporal 2717303, 1st Battalion, Irish Guards. Killed in action
in Italy 4 February 1944. Aged 34. Born Berkshire, resident Glamorgan.
Son of Timothy and Ellen Quinn; husband of Rose A. Quinn, of East
Croydon, Surrey. Buried in ANZIO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row
D. Grave 5.
2nd Class D/KX 152839, H.M.S. "Bramble," Royal Navy. Died
at sea 31 December 1942. Aged 21. Born 8 April 1892 in Treforest,
Glamorganshire. Son of Frank and Arm Riley, of Treforest, Glamorgan.
No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon.
Panel 71, Column 1.
1766274, 551 Battery, 236 Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died 24 April 1947. Aged 40. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Sullivan,
of Pontypridd; husband of Mable Annie Sullivan, of Maesycoed, Pontypridd.
Buried in PONTYPRIDD (GLYNTAFF) CEMETERY, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire.
Plot P. Grave 704.
30 October, 2019