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WAKE, Allen Thomas - Lance Corporal 2399
1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar in 1894, enlisted at Oxford.
Killed in action on 23rd March 1916 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Hebuterne Military Cemetery, France.

Son of Walter J and Martha Wake, 303 Cowley Road, Oxford.
Brother to Elsie, Harold (below), Walter (below) and Frances Wake, nephew to Emma Wake.

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WAKE, Harold Percy - Lance Corporal 200505
1/4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar in 1896, enlisted at Oxford.
Killed in action on 26th March 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery, France.

Son of Walter J and Martha Wake, 303 Cowley Road, Oxford.
Brother to Elsie, Allen (above), Walter Hubert (below) and Frances Wake, nephew to Emma Wake.

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WAKE, Walter Hubert - Private 202407
4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar in 1890.
Enlisted on 25th November 1915 and was discharged on 26th April 1917
Died on 15th December 1919 and is buried at Cefn Golau Cemetery, Tredegar.

Son of Walter J and Martha Wake, 303 Cowley Road, Oxford.
Brother to Elsie, Allen (above), Harold (above) and Frances Wake.

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WALKER, Charles - Private 88703
3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Born in Worcester, enlisted at Tredegar.
Died on 3rd June 1919 - at home.
Buried at Limerick (King's Island) Military Cemetery, Ireland.

Son of Thomas and Emily Walker, 71 Church Street, Aberbargoed.
Brother to Arthur, Annie, Thomas and Emily Walker.

 

WATHEN, John - Sergeant 8521
2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Born in Bedwellty, enlisted at Wrexham and lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 10th November 1914 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Pont du Hem Military Cemetery, France.

 

WATKINS, David John - Private 12864
2nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar, enlisted at Pontypridd, lived in Treforest.
Killed in action on 10th March 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Le Touret Memorial, France.

Son of Mrs Mary Ann Watkins, 5 Egypt Street, Pontypridd.

 

WATKINS, John - Private 18743
1st Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry.

Born in Bristol, enlisted at Bargoed, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 23rd July 1916 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, France.

 

WATKINS, John Henry - Lance Corporal 1487
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Bedwellty in 1894, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 20th April 1915 aged 21 yrs - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of Henry and Sarah Watkins (formerly Williams), 50 High Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Mary, Catherine and Annie Watkins.

Shortly after the birth of Annie, Sarah died. Some time later, Henry remarried to Alice and had five more children - Alice, William, Edith, Arthur and Ada.

Some info has been kindly provided by Carol Pallan from Canada, who is a relative.

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WATKINS, Lewis William - Private 89006
13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Born in Tredegar in 1898, enlisted at Newport.
Died of wounds on 4th November 1918, aged 20yrs - France & Flanders.
Buried at Forest Communal Cemetery, Near Le Cateau, France.

Son of Edwin James and Agnes Watkins, 6 Coronation Road, Blackwood.
Brother to Thomas Edwin, Agnes, James George and Elizabeth Priscilla Watkins.
In 1911 Lewis lived at 11 Church Street, Tredegar.

 

WATKINS, Milson Ernest - Private 21355
7th Dragoon Guards, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line.

Born in Ross, Herefordshire in 1891, enlisted at Newport, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 1st December 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, France.

Son of Thomas and Martha Watkins.
Brother to Martha, Albert Thomas, James Thomas, Frederick Henry, Alice, Charles, Tessie ad Ada Watkins.

 

WATKINS, Richard John M.M. - Lance Sergeant 11158
4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards.

Born in Birmingham, enlisted at Cardiff.
Killed in action on 1st December 1917 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

 

WATKINS, Samuel James - Sergeant 23877
2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Born in Tredegar, enlisted at Cardiff, lived in Pontyclun.
Killed in action on 20th July 1918 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, France.

 

WEBLEY, Walter Francis - Private 54379
17th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Born in Newent, Gloucester, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 22nd August 1918 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France.

Son of Charles and Mary Webley of Newent, Gloucestershire.
Brother to Thomas and Emily Webley.
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Webley (Bayliss), 50 Back Queen Street, Tredegar.

Elizabeth and Walter were married on 18 December 1911 and were living at 2 Tanybank, Tredegar.
In April 1918 they were living at 80, Queen Street, Tredegar

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WEECH, Samuel - Private 14007
2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Bedwellty in 1883, enlisted at Newport.
Died on 13th August 1915 - At Sea.
Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

Son of Joseph and Caroline Weech.
Brother to Thomas, John, William, Sarah and Evan Weech.
In 1891 Samuel was living at 67 Commercial Road, Tredegar.
Husband of Mary Ann Weech 3, George Street, Tredegar.
Father to Daniel, Elsi and Gladys Weech.

His brother Thomas Alfred Weech served as Private 154309, 2nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps

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WELLS, George - Corporal S/8323
9th Battalion, Gordon Highlanders.

Born in Tredegar in 1892, enlisted at Cardiff.
Died of wounds on 9th April 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Cabaret Rouge Cemetery, Arras, France.

Son of Henry and Agnes Wells, 7 Oakfield Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Harry, Agnes, Lydia, George, Ernest and Robert Wells.
In 1901 George lived at 3 Elmwood, Tredegar.

 

WELLS, John Joshua - Sergeant 509
1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Ebbw Vale, enlisted at Rhymney, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 25th April 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of Mary Ann Wells, 29 Powells Terrace, New Tredegar.
Husband of Ellen Wells, 4 Alexandra Road, New Tredegar.
Brother to Arthur Wells.

 

WELSH, John - Private 23210
10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Tredegar in 1896, enlisted at Tredegar.
Died of wounds on 12th July 1916 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Son of Thomas Welsh and late Mrs Annie Welsh, 30 Upper Coronation Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Peter, John, Anne Maud, Thomas, James, Michael and William Welsh.

 

WHIPP, James William - Private 2167
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Aden, Arabia in 1890, enlisted at Abergavenny, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 2nd May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of Robert and Margaret Whipp, 9 High Street, Tredegar.
Husband to Hannah Bosley (Whipp) 78 High Street, Tredegar.
Father to Irene Whipp.
In 1911 they were living at 5 Iron Row, Tredegar.

 

WILKES, Daniel James - Lance Corporal 53872
9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.

Born in Bedwellty in 1894, enlisted at Abergavenny, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 22nd March 1918 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Fauborg D'Amiens Memorial, Arras, France.

Son of George and Maggie Wilkes, 30 Pochin Crescent, Tredegar.
Brother to Raymond, John, Jane and David Wilkes.

 

WILKEY, Robert E - yet to trace.

 

WILLIAMS, Alban - Private 1442
1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Bedwellty in 1890, enlisted at Blackwood, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 8th May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of Arthur and Cecilia Williams.
Brother to Arthur, Cecilia and Evan Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, Albert - Private 1995
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Abergavenny in 1890, enlisted at Abergavenny and lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 8th May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of John Arthur and Lucy Williams, 45 Walter Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Beatrice Ann, Herbert Gwynn, Richard Henry and Ivor James Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, Brinley - Private 18455
1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Born in Tredegar, enlisted at Brynmawr.
Died on 13th August 1915 - At sea.
Commemorated at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli.

Son of Edward John and Mary Jane Williams, 41 Park Hill, Tredegar.
Brother to William and Edgar Harold Williams.
In 1901 Brinley was living at 1 River Row, Tredegar.

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WILLIAMS, Charles - yet to trace.

 

WILLIAMS, C.P. - yet to trace.

 

WILLIAMS, David - Private T4/124308
Royal Army Service Corps.

Born in Sirhowy, enlisted at Merthyr Tydfil, lived in London.
Died on 23rd January 1916 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France.

 

WILLIAMS, David John - Driver 188312
Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.

Born in Tredegar in 1898, enlisted at Tredegar and lived in Tredegar.
Died of wounds on 14th October 1918 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery, France.

Son of John and Elizabeth Williams, 8 York Terrace, Tredegar.
Brother to Agnes, Lydia, Bronwen and grandson to Elizabeth Davies.
1911 census shows David as a collier- hewer at 13 yrs old.

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WILLIAMS, David W - Private 153461
Machine Gun Corps.

Lived in Tredegar.
Died on 14th July 1920 - At home.
Buried at Cefn Golau Cemetery, Tredegar.

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WILLIAMS, Edmund John - Private 20866
10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in 1886, enlisted at Newport, lived in Hollybush.
Killed in action on 16th October 1916 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of Henry and Isabella Williams of 38, Railway Terrace, Hollybush.
Brother to William Abraham, Iorwerth and James Henry Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, Edward - Private 2336
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar, enlisted at Abergavenny.
Killed in action on 29th December 1915 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Ferme Olivier Cemetery, Belgium.

Edward was one of a number of soldiers from the 3rd Monmouthshires who on 29th December were parading at Elverdinghe Chateau, Belgium, just before going on some home leave, when a few stray German artillery shells, fired from Houthulst Forest, landed in their midst and killed many outright and also wounded several of the men.
They are buried in communal graves in Ferme Olivier Cemetery. There are a number of Tredegar men appearing in these web pages who were with Edward, and who are also buried with him.

 

WILLIAMS, Edward Albert - Private 23042
2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Abergavenny, enlisted at Newport
Died of wounds on 21st March 1918 France & Flanders.
Buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of Richard Walter Williams, Sirhowy.

 

WILLIAMS, Emrys David - Private 267359
2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Sirhowy in 1895, enlisted at Abergavenny.
Killed in action on 12th April 1918 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Ploegsteert, Memorial, Belgium.

Son of David and Mariah Williams.
Brother to Mary Ann Williams.
In 1901 Emrys was living at 18 Alexandra Place, Sirhowy.

 

WILLIAMS, E.W. - not yet traced but believed to have been a driver in the Royal Field Artillery.

 

WILLIAMS, James Gregor - Private 512050
14th (County of London Battalion), London Regiment.

Born in Pontlottyn in 1892, enlisted in London, lived in Tredegar.
Died of wounds on 7th May 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

Son of James and Joan Williams, 8 Princetown, Tredegar.
Brother to Frances, Richard and Stephen Williams.

James Gregor Williams is mentioned in the De Ruvigny’s register.

Part 1 of the De Ruvigny’s entry (also includes a photograph of James)

Part 2 of the De Ruvigny’s entry.

WILLIAMS, John - Private 20950
11th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Tredegar in 1887, enlisted and lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 31st July 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of Daniel and Mary Ann Williams, 7 Ladysmith Terrace, Tredegar.
Brother to Elizabeth, Catherine, Daniel, Evan George, Rees, William Roderick and Thomas Williams.
Husband of Gertrude A Williams (formerly Gray - they married in the summer of 1911), 5 Lower Salisbury Street, Tredegar.
Also shown at address is Janet May Williams 7mths - on the census, she is titled a ‘love child’.
In 1901, John was living at 7, Club Row, Tredegar.

 

WILLIAMS, John Trevethan - Private 330789
2nd Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).
Formerly 36667, Notts & Derby Regiment.

Born in Ebbw Vale, enlisted in Derbyshire, lived in Llanelli.
Killed in action on 26th September 1917 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.

Son of William James and Mary Jane Williams, 12 West End Llanelli.
Brother to William G, Gertrude M, Henry Ernest, Florence A, Egbert M, Norman, Douglas and Olive Jennie Williams
In 1911 he was living at 36 Glovering St, Llanelli, but in 1901 he was at 60, Eureka Place, Ebbw Vale.

 

WILLIAMS, J.T. - Could be Thomas John Williams, Private 8228, South Wales Borderers, of 75, High St, Tredegar

 

WILLIAMS, John William - Driver 55944
Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.

Born in Pontypool, enlisted at Newport.
Died on 5th October 1917 - France & Flanders.
Buried at La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium.

 

WILLIAMS, Joseph Harold - Private PS/9896
4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Born in Tredegar in 1898, enlisted in Tredegar and lived in Scwrfa, Tredegar.
Killed in action on 3rd May 1917 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Fauborg D'Amiens Memorial, Arras, France.

Son of Thomas Morgan and Mary Ann Williams, 'Cartref', Scwrfa, Tredegar.
Brother to Gertrude Elizabeth Williams.
In 1911 Joseph was shown as living at Scwrfa Shop.

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WILLIAMS, Marsden - Private 362162
Royal Army Medical Corps.

Born in Troedyrhiw in 1894, enlisted at Ebbw Vale, lived in Sirhowy.
Died on 26th April 1918 - Egypt.
Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Son of Samson and Rachel Williams, 2 Industrial Buildings, Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil.
Brother to Eleanor, William James, Edith, Olive Hannah, Garfied Morris and Tydfil Maud Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, Morgan - not yet traced but information suggests he was with the South Wales Borderers. However, there are more than one possibles.

 

WILLIAMS, Moses - Sapper 120979
253rd Tunnelling Company, Corps of Royal Engineers.

Born in the Forest of Dean in 1883, enlisted at Tredegar, lived in Argoed.
Killed in action on 28th March 1918 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Arras Memorial, France.

Son of William and Margaret Williams.
Brother to James and Miles Williams.
In 1911, Moses was boarding at 17 Island Terrace, Argoed with his wife Margaret and their four children - Willie, Elsie, Pamela and Iris Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, Rees John - Private 7510
1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born in Bedwellty, enlisted at Merthyr Tydfil, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 24th August 1914 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Audregnies Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

 

WILLIAMS, Richard - Private 267768
2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.
Formerly 1454, 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Bedwellty in 1895, enlisted and lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 2nd December 1917 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, France.

Son of Richard Walter and Mary Williams, 272, 21st Row, Sirhowy.
Brother to Ellen and Lewis Williams.
Step-brother to Edith, Edward and Ferdinand

 

WILLIAMS, Richard Charles - Private 1528
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Bristol in 1893, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 2nd May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of William H and Louisa E Williams, 13 Lower Salisbury Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Bertha and Frank Williams.
In 1911 Richard lived at 89a Vale Terrace, Tredegar.

 

WILLIAMS, Thomas John - Driver 741128
Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.

Born in Tredegar in 1889, enlisted at Newport.
Died on 23rd April 1917 - Egypt.
Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

Son of David and Catherine Williams.
Brother to Annie and Edith Williams.
In 1901 the family were living at 15 Bedwellty Pits, Tredegar, but by 1911 Thomas was living at 14 Bedwellty Pits, as a boarder with his father and sisters.

 

WILLIAMS, Thomas Rees - Private 2419
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in 1889, enlisted at Abergavenny.
Killed in action on 8th May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of of late Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, 60 Kimberley Terrace, Tredegar.
Brother to Edith and Gladys Williams.
In 1901 Thomas was living at 9, 4th Row with Mary's brother George Thomas and George’s wife Eliza, their daughter Lily, and Phoebe Thomas, the grandmother.

 

WILLIAMS, Walter - Private 38324
1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar in 1882, enlisted at Ton Pentre, lived in Treorchy.
Killed in action on 26th September 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Thiepval Memorial, France.

Son of the late George and Ann Williams.
Husband of Hope Sina Sullivan (Williams) of 12 Walsh St, Matthewstown, Mountain Ash.
In 1911 Walter was living at 17 Castle Street, Cwmparc, Rhondda with his family.
Father of George and Margaret Ann Williams.

 

WILLIAMS, William John - Private 20903
10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Tredegar in 1894, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 3rd March 1916 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at Le Touret Military Cemetery, France.

Son of William and Johana Williams, 9 Walter Street, Abertysswg.
The 1901 census shows the family were living at 24 Park Row, Tredegar and the 1911 census shows that William and Johana had 2 children but that one had already died. They had now lost their only surviving child.

 

WILSON, Thomas - Private 12492
3rd Dragoon Guards, Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line.

Born in Welshpool in 1881, enlisted at Seaforth, lived in Tredegar.
Killed in action on 13th May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of Patrick and Mary Wilson of Rose Cottage, Hereford.
Brother to Mary Ann, John, Lawrence, James and Bridget Wilson.
Husband to Margaret Duggan (formerly Wilson) of 3 Club Row, Dukestown, Tredegar.
1891 census shows Thomas was living at 12 Iron Row, Tredegar.

 

WILSHIRE, Arthur - Private 1396
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Monmouth, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 11th May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated at the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgum.

Son of late Mr and Mrs J Wiltshire, 2 King Street, Nantyglo.

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WOOLF, Joseph - Private 14451
8th Battalion, South Lancashire Fusiliers.

Born in Sirhowy in 1896, enlisted at Merthyr Tydfil, lived in Sirhowy.
Died of wounds on 3rd May 1916 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Ecoivres Military Cemetery, France.

Son of Charles and Mary Woolf, Sirhowy.
Brother to George, Clifford, David and Doris, and cousin to Elizabeth Woolf.
1901 census shows the family were living at 227, 18th Row, Sirhowy.
It also appears that Joseph was a cousin to Charles Stagg, whose details appear on this website. Charles Woolf had a sister called Jane who married a James Stagg. Charles Albert Stagg was their son.

 

WYATT, George Albert - Private 12984
4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born in Tredegar , enlisted at Newport.
Killed in action on 11th August 1915 - Gallipoli.
Buried at the 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Son of George Alfred and Catherine Wyatt, 12 Park Row, Tredegar.
Brother to Thomas, Margaret, Fanny and Catherine Wyatt.

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WYCHERLEY, Bertie Wenham - Private 1998
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Shenley, Hertfordshire on 15th February 1889, enlisted in Abergavenny, lived in Maidstone, Kent.
Killed in action on 3rd May 1915 - France & Flanders.
Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.

Son of John and Emma Wycherley, The Bell Inn, Maidstone, brother to Charles Wycherley.
One military resource shows the family name to be Wyeberley, but no other resources corroborate this spelling.

 

YANDLE, John - Lance Corporal 290041
3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.

Born in Tredegar in 1891, enlisted at Tredegar.
Killed in action on 29th December 1915 - France & Flanders.
Buried at Ferme Olivier Cemetery, Belgium.

Son of Cyrus and Elizabeth Yandle, 63 Commercial Street, Tredegar.
Brother to Lily, Edith, Florence, Beatrice May, Albert, Doris and Catherine Yandle.
1911 census shows the family were living at 71a, Commercial Street, Tredegar.

John was one of a number of soldiers from the 3rd Monmouthshires who on 29th December were parading at Elverdinghe Chateau, Belgium, just before going on some home leave, when a few stray German artillery shells, fired from Houthulst Forest, landed in their midst and killed many outright and also wounded several of the men.
They are buried in communal graves in Ferme Olivier Cemetery. There are a number of Tredegar men appearing in these web pages who were with Edward, and who are also buried with him.

Cyrus Yandle served as Sapper 323599, Welsh Reserves, Royal Engineers

 

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