World War 1 &
2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Transcribed Emily Hollins, researched Martin
additional information George Lancett
war memorial is in the form of a pillared cross inset with a sword of
sacrifice. The cross stands on a plinth with a three steps leading to
it. Two plaques are afficed to the front face of the plinth naming men
from both World War 1 and World War 2. The names are listed by rank,
forename, surname and residence.
Copyright © Emily Hollins 2006
THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN
OF THIS PARISH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE GREAT WAR
REST IN PEACE
Bombardier 13238, "A" Battery, 76th Briagde, Royal field
Artillery. Died 20th June 1918. Aged 27. Resident Rock Villa.
Son of William and Mary Ann Deakins, of Rock Villa, Llangunllo,
Radnorshire. Enlisted September 1914. Awarded the Militaryt Medal
(M.M.). Buried in BELLACOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, RIVIERE, Pas de
Calais, France. Plot II. Row O. Grave 13.
Corporal. Resident Rock Villa. No further information currently
13868, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died 25th September 1915.
Aged 27. Resident The Village. Son of John Lloyd, of Old House,
Llangunllo, Radnor, and the late Sarah Lloyd. No known grave.
Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, france. Panel 77
as David Isaiah LLOYD on CWGC] Private 17552, 5th Battalion, King's
Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 25th September 1915. Aged 24.
Resident The Village. Son of John and Sarah Lloyd, of The Village,
Llangunllo, Radnorshire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES
(MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel
47 and 49.
2067 10th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Resident
Poole was born at Middle Crochran Farm, Llanbadarn Fynydd, Radnorshire
in 1888. He was the fourth child born to Edward and Martha [nee
Hughes] Poole. By the time the 1911 Census was taken the family
had moved to Pye Corner, Llangunllo near Knighton, Radnorshire.
Edward, aged 23 is described as ‘farmer’s son, shepherd
on farm’. His older brother John, aged 24 is a ‘waggoner
on farm’. his sister Mary Ann, aged 25 is a ‘farmer’s
daughter’ doing ‘dairy work’ and another brother
Thomas Richard, aged 18 is a ‘cowman on farm’.
In 1912 aged 24 Edward emigrated to Western Australia. At this
time many young men and women from the UK were seeking new opportunities
in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the U.S.A.
when war with Germany broke out in 1914 many of them either
made their way home to enlist or volunteered to join the forces
in their new countries. When Edward enlisted on 11th October
1915 at Blackboy Hill Military Camp near Perth, Western Australia
he was described as being a single man, his next of kin was
his father Edward Poole of Llangunello, Radnorshire, England.
Edward had a fair complexion, brown hair and blue eyes. He was
5ft 5ins tall and weighed 140lbs. He was employed at Gnowungerup
near Katanning, Western Australia, as a Teamster [in charge
of a team of horses and a wagon]. His religion was C of E. After
a medical examination he was passed fit to serve.
After training as a Gunner with the 10th Field Artillery, Private
No. 2067 Edward Poole embarked on 16th February 1916 at Freemantle
for the journey to Egypt aboard H.M.A.T. Warilda. The Australians
underwent further training and Edward’s brigade spent
time at Helioplis, Serapeum, Ismailia and Alexandria where Edward
caught influenza. In June 1916 the brigade travelled from Alexandria
to Marseille aboard H.M.S. Oriana. From Marseille Edward and
his brigade moved to England and the Salisbury Plains where
the Australians had set up training camps at perham Downs, Larkhill
and Parkhouse. During the remainder of 1916 poor Edward suffered
with Rheumatism, Rheumatic Fever and Haemorrhoids. He was admitted
to the County of Middlesex Hospital on 8th November 1916 where
he was treated successfully. Edward managed to visit his parents
in Llangunllo during a period of leave before he returned to
Salisbury Plains to complete his gunnery training. Sadly, his
ill health continued, this time it was Mumps that incapacitated
him in April 1917! However, on 19th June 1917 he returned to
France. In early September 1917 he was admitted to a Field Hospital
as a result of a ‘laceration of the left hand’.
Edward rejoined his brigade in Belgium as a ‘Driver’
on 15th September 1917.
The Brecon & Radnor Express of 22nd November 1917 under
the heading ‘LLANGUNLLO LAD FALLS IN ACTION’
has a photo’ of ‘The Late Driver E. Poole’
in his Australian uniform. The report reads: ‘We regret
to record the death of Driver Edward Poole of the Australians.
Son of Mr and Mrs Poole, Pye Corner, Llangunllo, Rads. Deceased
who was 29 years of age was killed in action in France on October
8th. Four years ago he went to Australia and he joined the army
in 1915. He served in Egypt for 12 months and was then transferred
to France. He was home for a short leave in 1916 and returned
to France last Christmas‘.
Edward Poole No.2067, 10th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery
who died on 8th October 1917 is buried at Grave 24, Row F, Plot
3, Ypres Town Cemetery Extension. His kit consisting of a holdall
with three notebooks, three balaclavas, a scarf and a handkerchief
was returned to Llangunllo and in 1922 his father received Edward’s
British War Medal, the Victory Medal and the 1914-18 Star, together
with a Memorial plaque and scroll. Edward’s death is recorded
on Llangunllo War Memorial.
by George Lancett, 21 Caenbrook Meadow, Presteigne, LD8 2NE.
5th Feb 2017. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Australian
Archives, British Censuses and Births, Marriages and Deaths
Records and Brecon & Radnor Express.]
Resident Brook Cottage. possibly
Arthur PRICE, Corporal 25727, "X" 2nd Trench Mortar
Battery, Royal field Artillery. Died 11th June 1916. Awarded the
Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, france. bay 1.
85068, 1st/6th Battalion, the King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died
4th June 1918. Aged 20. Resident Crungoed Cottage. Son of Thomas
Watson, of Crungoed Cottage, Llanbister Rd., Radnorshire. Buried
in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row
E. Grave 48.
Resident Old Vicarage. probably
George REYNOLDS, Gunner 821436, 92 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
Died 9th Septmeber 1942. Aged 31. Son of John and Emma Reynolds;
husband of Eileen Mary Reynolds, of Wellington, Shropshire. Buried
in RANCHI WAR CEMETERY, India. Plot 2. Row E. Grave 8.
a flower vase at the base of the memorial.
Commemoration of the
50th Anniversary of
V.E. day 1945
7 February, 2017