First World War Centenary


The 4th August 2014 marked the centenary of the start of the First World War and while doing research into the parish council we came across a list of four names which were recorded on a sheet of paper hidden away in the back of one of these minute books.

Further investigation revealed that no memorial is present in Llangunnor which lists the names of those men who fought and died for this country, so we decided as part of the commemoration of the anniversary that we would look to identify those men and record their names and make this information available to all.


FWW

Obtaining a Roll of Honour which listed the names and addresses of the members of Babell Chapel who fought in the First World War, helped to identify others who died during the conflict.

We have given some considerable thought about who should be recorded within this section as from early research we have discovered people who were not living in the area when they signed up for the war and others who will no doubt have links to the area but are remembered elsewhere.

However we will list those who had links with Llangunnor, either they or their family lived in Llangunnor, they were born in Llangunnor or worked in Llangunnor.

What should be remembered is that the First World War would have effected everyone in Llangunnor, be that family members who lost someone or the farms and other businesses that may have seen a shortage of labour as the men went off to war.

How You Can Help

Information is needed on the people who are both listed and could potentially be listed, so if you have names of people that should be here please pass them on. If you are related to any of the people listed and want to share any information or photographs please get in contact.

Llangunnor War Dead - First World War


Name Rank Service No Regiment Death Burial
David Jones Private SE/14561 Royal Army Veterinary Corps 07/03/1916 Llangunnor Church
Arthur Fallon Private 13103 Welsh Regiment 8th Batt. 29/06/1916 Amara War Cemetery
Robert Hugh Harris Temp Second Lieutenant Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 28/09/1916 Thiepval Memorial
Morgan Morris Private 54268 Welsh Regiment 9th Batt 01/02/1917 Sailly-au-Bois Military Cemetery
Thomas Owens Private 54149 Welsh Regiment 13th Batt 28/02/1917 Mendinghem Military Cemetery
William James Tansill Sapper 445488 Royal Engineers 437th (Welch) Field Coy. 29/07/1917 (22) Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
William Llewellyn Morgan Private 29469 South Wales Borderers 02/10/1917 (19) Etaples Military Cemetery
Sydney Ernest Branfield Private 320111 Welsh Regiment 24th Batt. 31/10/1917 Jerusalem Memorial
David Lewis Thomas Private 320496 Welsh Regiment 24th Batt 06/11/1917 (25) Beersheba War Cemetery
Evan Thomas Davies Private 54551 Welsh Regiment 15th Batt 10/05/1918 (31) Martinsart British Cemetery
Freddie George Tansill Private 42156 East Yorkshire Regiment 4th Batt 08/09/1918 (19) St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension

The above list is a work in progress and can change as new details are discovered.


" We can truly say that the whole circuit of the earth is girdled with the graves of our dead... I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come, than this massed multitude of silent witness to the desolation of war" King George V, 1922

A great deal of information on war dead can be found at Commonwealth War Graves Commission and for war memorials in West Wales please take a look at West Wales War Memorial Project




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