100th Anniversary of the end of World War I – November 2018

Sculpture by Chris Wood in Caerleon’s Festival Field

November 2018 will mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.

Led by Dame Rosemary Butler a number of events are being planned in partnership with St Cadoc’s Church, Caerleon Festival and other local organisations for November 2018 to commemorate this important anniversary, both nationally and locally.

To make the commemoration truly meaningful we wish to gather as much information as possible about the the men from Caerleon who died in the Great War. We want to make their stories available to the wider community.

Can you help? Do you know any of the families of the brave men listed below – their stories – their backgrounds?

Sculpture by Chris Wood


Percy Baulch – 1st Monmouths

William Bennett – S.S Adriatic

Alfred Bolton – 10th York & Lancs.

Edmund Brewer – Royal Gloucester Yeomanry

Richard Cook –  South Wales Borderers

Harold C. Collins – Royal Engineers

Mervyn Defries – S.S Adriatic

Harry Hamlin – 6th Dragoon Guards

Thomas. W. P. Herbert – 9th Welch Regiment

Evan Hopkins – South Wales Borderers

Frederick B James – R.F.A.

Charles Jones – 24th South Wales Borderers

Ivor Samuel Jones – Canadian Contingent

Harry Jones – 8th Manchesters                          

William Jones – 1st Monmouths

George Lewis – 1st Monmouths

Francis J.A. Mackworth – Royal Artillery

Frank Moseley – 1st Monmouths

John Herbert Norris – South Wales Borderers

F.R. Nicholls – Royal Engineers

Frederick W. Pattemore – 1st Dorsets

Lewis Phillips – South Wales Borderers

Frederick Richards – R.A.S.C.

W. Victor Stewart – 1st Monmouths

Percy Scannel – 1st Monmouths

Harold G. Stretton – Royal West Kent Regiment

Arthur J. Williams – Cheshire Regiment

Leonard Williams – South Wales Borderers

Oswald M. Williams – 1st Monmouths

Horace White – Lancashire Fusiliers

William H. Wollan – R.M.L.I.

  • These 31 names appear on the brass plaque in St. Cadoc’s Church.

They also appear on the Caerleon War Memorial, the Caerleon Town Hall Roll of Honour and the Christchurch War Memorial, but some of the names are on some of the memorials but not on others.

If you have any information, however small a detail,


Chris Thomas [email protected] 

or www.caerleon-arts.org ,

or inbox Caerleon Festival Facebook Page

Look out, in the coming year, for further information as to how you can be involved in the events that will be announced on this website, Caerleon Festival Facebook page and other local sites.

We look forward to your support.





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2 thoughts on “100th Anniversary of the end of World War I – November 2018

  1. My Uncle William Herbert Wollan was killed at the 3rd Battle of Passchendaele on October 26th 1917. He is buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Langemarcke, Plot 44, Row A Grave 18.
    You may have been given information on him by other members of the family but if I can help further please contact me.

    • Thank you very much for contacting us. Do contact Chris Thomas, [email protected] – he will be delighted to hear from you. From him you will find out what information he may already have of your relative and you may well be able to add more.

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