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Our Falllen Heroes - Cwmtwrch Roll of Honour

As recorded in the Llais of 15th February 1919, the people of Cwmtwrch came together at Beulah Chapel for a memorial service to remember local soldiers killed in the First World War.


An impressive memorial service was held at Beulah Chapel Cwmtwrch, on Sunday evening, when the three churches united to revere the memory of soldiers who had enlisted from within the district covered by the Lower Cwmtwrch S. and SW. Reception Committee and have died in the war.

Rev W T Hughes, Beulah and Rev W P Jones Bethania officiated in English and Welsh respectively. Mr A W Griffiths (chairman of the committee) read out the Roll of Honour after which the orchestra played The Dead March in "Saul" and Mr Johnny Walker sounded the "Last Post", the vast congregation standing. Rev W T Hughes then preached in English and Rev W P Jones in Welsh, followed by a short address by Mr Benjamin Williams J P. Suitable hymns were sung during the evening.


The Roll of Honour is as follows:
Private Lewis Halt 14th Welsh (Swansea Battalion) Enlisted October 10th 1914. Wounded at Mametz Wood Died in hospital in France 24th July 1916
Private Thomas O'Connor Irish Guards Enlisted September 1914 Wounded and killed on the way to dressing station in Belgium 18th June 1917
Sergeant Marsden Enlisted at outbreak of war and fell in action in France
Private George Haydn Francis Welsh Regiment Enlisted 8th February 1915 Fell in Mons 25th May 1915
Private Harry Bickerdike Furness 14th Welsh (Swansea Battalion). Enlisted 17th November 1914 Fell in action on the Somme 11th July 1916
Signaler William T Williams S W B Enlisted August 1914 Fell in action in France 30th May 1918
Private Harold King Brecknocks Enlisted 1st September 1914 afterwards transferred to SWB Wounded 17th February 1917 in the attack upon Kut-El-Amara (Mesopotamia). Died 19th February 1917
Private Richard Reginald Taylor MGC Enlisted 10th September 1917. Fell in action France 28th July 1918
Driver Harold Martin R E Enlisted 22nd March 1915 Died at de Treport (France) October 1918
Gunner Edgar Phillips RFA Enlisted 14th October 1914 Gassed in France and died at Sheffield 14th October 1918
Private John William Givens Motor Transport ASC Enlisted 15th May 1915 Served in France and East Africa where he contracted fever Died 30th November 1918
Private Danny Weston 14th Welsh (Swansea Battalion) Enlisted 10th October 1914 Fell in France 7th November 1918
Staff Sergeant Alfred Williams ASC Enlisted December 1914 Fell in France September 1915
Private Tibbett LEWIS SWB Enlisted 24th APRIL 1918 Reported missing since 18th September 1918

Roll of Honour - Cwmtwrch WW1

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