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Terry Denham

New CWGC Commemorations 14.11.18

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Terry Denham

CWGC added the following casualties to the WW1 War Dead Roll today.

 

 

DOREY, Godfrey

Private  62453

South Lancashire Regiment

Died 24.03.18  Age 33

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

GARVIN, John

Private  2/11737

2 Bn, South Wales Borderers

Died 30.09.16  Age 40

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

GRIFFITHS, Stanley

Private  2252

1/6 Bn, Welsh Regiment

Died 04.06.17  Age 20

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

PRICE, William

Private  8477

2 Bn, South Wales Borderers

Died 13.10.17  Age 32

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

WILLIAMS, Harold

Second Lieutenant

Royal Defence Corps

Died 29.04.17  Age 51

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

WINDSOR, Thomas William

Private  SS/17547

Army Service Corps

Died 08.11.18

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

 

 

NOT FORGOTTEN

 

 

The above were In From the Cold Project cases

-          Pte Dorey died post-discharge of bronchitis (Volunteer: Steve John)

-          Pte Garvin died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Steve John)

-          Pte Griffiths died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Steve John)

-          Pte Price died post-discharge of tuberculosis (Volunteer: Steve John)

-          2/Lt Williams died of tuberculosis and haemorrhage (Volunteer: Kathy Donaldson)

-          Pte Windsor died post-discharge of malaria (Volunteer: Reg Harrison)

 

 

Edited by Terry Denham

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chrisharley9

May They Rest In Peace.

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GRIFFITHS, Stanley

Private  2252

1/6 Bn, Welsh Regiment

Died 04.06.17  Age 20

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration moved to Swansea Danygraig Cemetery. He is to receive a CWGC headstone.

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Moriaty

Remembering Private Stanley Griffiths of the 6th Welsh,  th son of David and Sarah Ann Griffiths of Swansea.. My grandfather was an officer with the battalion and was one of the many killed at the Battle of Loos.

 

The Cambrian Daily Leader has several articles on Private Griffiths which tell a little more of his story:

The Cambria Daily Leader of 5 June 1917: MANSELTON SOLDIER’S DEATH "The death occurred at his home in Manselton of Stanley Griffiths, private in the Welsh Regiment, as a result of wounds received in action.  Young Griffiths, who joined shortly after the outbreak of war, was the second son of the late Sergt Grffiths of the Swansea Police Force.  His elder brother also made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action during last year."

 

The family notice in the Cambria Daily Leader (and several other newspapers) of 5 and 6 June 1917 reads “GRIFFITHS – on 4 June at 50 Iorwerth Street, Manselton Stanley, youngest son of Mrs Griffiths and late Sergt. David Griffiths; aged 20: after a painful illness through wounds received in France. Funeral Saturday at 3pm for Danygraig".

 

The Cambria Daily Leader of 11 June 1917 had an article headed WITH MILITARY HONOURS. "The remains of the late Private Stanley Griffiths, Welsh Regiment (son of Mrs. Griffiths, 50, Iorworth-streot, Manselton, Swansea, and of the late Sergt. David Griffiths, of the Police Force), were laid to rest at Danygraig on Saturday after noon with full military honours. Private Griffiths was only 20 years of age, and died after a painful illness as a result of wounds received in action in France.

 

A firing party composed of Shropshires and the Police Band, were in attendance, and the coffin, which was conveyed on a gun carriage, was covered with the Union Jack. The principal mourners were: Mrs. Griffiths (mother), Miss Griffiths, Mrs. Gwyn and Mrs. Anderson (daughters), Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. John, Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Freethy, Mr. and Mrs. Procter, Mr. and Mrs. Davies (brothers-in- law and sisters of the deceased), Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Pontycymmer (uncle and aunt), Mr. and Davies, Mountain Ash (uncle and aunt), Mrs. Griffiths. Llannon (aunt), Mr. Glyn Davies, Mr. Elgar Davies, Mr. Glyn Griffiths, Miss S. Griffiths. Mrs. Rolph, Miss Thomas (Abardarc), Mrs. Jones (Hafod), Mr. and Mrs. Seech and Sergt. Will. Griffiths. Welsh Regiment (cousins). There were many floral tributes sent, and the officiating ministers were Revs. H. Evans (Libanus), R. S. Rogers (Capel Gomer), and W. F. Knight (Mount Calvary.

Another brother, Pte. David Griffiths,of the Devons, made the supreme sacrifice in France in July of last year.”

 

The Cambrian Daily Leader of 12 June 1917 THANKS FOR SYMPATHY column carried the entry “GRIFFITHS –Mrs Griffiths and family, 50,  Iowerth Street, Manselton, desire to convey their sincere thanks to all friends and neighbours who sympathized with them on their recent sad bereavement, also for the beautiful floral tributes sent, and regret that they cannot answer each individually.”

 

There was some good news for the family recorded in the newspaper on 20 June 1917: MANSELTON LADY’S NEPHEW: "Mrs. Griffiths, 50, Iorwcrth-street, Manselton, has received news that her nephew Pte. Glyn Davies, of the Royal Marines, has been presented by Sir Douglas Haig with the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery on the field. At the outbreak of war Pte. Davies was working in the gold mines of Montana, and crossed over to England to serve his country. He was in the landing and the evacuation of the Dardanelles, and has also seen much service in France, where a few months ago he was buried by a shell, but escaped unhurt. He is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Dav ies, Ael-y-Bryn, Llwvnhendy, near Llanelly."

 

Stanley’s brother was commemorated in the Cambrian Daily Leader of 30 June 1917: IN MEMORIAM. GRIFFITHS – In loving memory of Pte David D Griffiths 2nd Devons (late of Iowerth Street, Manselton) who was killed in action at La Boiselle on July 1st 1916.

“We cannot Lord Thy purpose see, But all is well that’s done by Thee.”

From sorrowing Mother and Sisters"

Edited by Moriaty

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chrisharley9

Many thanks for the added detail.

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PRICE, William

Private  8477

2 Bn, South Wales Borderers

Died 13.10.17  Age 32

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration moved to Abergavenny Old Cemetery.

 

He is to receive a special memorial.

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WINDSOR, Thomas William

Private  SS/17547

Army Service Corps

Died 08.11.18

Commemorated: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance

 

Commemoration moved to St Pancras Cemetery. He is to receive a CWGC headstone.

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