Sunday, 6 November 2011

William Davies W.W.1

(Picture courtesy of Steve John - Pembrokeshire War Memorials)

WILLIAM DAVIES 
died 9 October 1917


Rood Screen in Ludchurch Church



Wooden Plaque in Ludchurch Church

Buttes New Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Buried in Plot 111 A. 11

Hugh Slader Glanville W.W.1


HUGH SLADER GLANVILLE
died 11th November 1917


East Llanteg - the family home


Beersheba Cemetery

Buried in Plot P 19

Plaque from Crunwere Church

With the village church now being closed and redundant the Hugh Slader Glanville War Memorial was relocated to Llanteg Hall.
In a service on 11th November 2009 Rev'd Geach dedicated the memorial during the Remembrance Day service, 92 years to the day from when Hugh Slader Glanville died.

James Edgar John Mason W.W.2

JAMES EDGAR JOHN MASON
died 14th June 1944



John and wife Winifred Mabel Eileen Mason


Landing Barge

John was heading for Utah Beach


Letter of condolence

Chatham Navel Memorial, Kent


Andrew Mason with his grandfather's medals - 11th November 2012



John Mason's War Medals:
Battle of Britain 1939- 45 Star
Atlantic France and Germany Star
and War Medal 1939 - 45 Oak Leaf

John Lloyd W.W.1


c. Derek Lloyd

JOHN LLOYD
died 10th November 1918




John Lloyd married into the James family of Ruelwall, Llanteg.

Sarah Jane, John Lloyd and two of their children
c. Derek Lloyd





Gravestone at Crunwere Church - where four of his children are buried

John Lloyd has a gravestone in Crunwere which just states D. Lovat, Canada, with him dying on 11/11/1918 aged 44yrs - four of his children are also buried in the grave. 




Large family gravestone at Eglwyscummin

John also has a family gravestone at Eglwyscummin Church, also stating he was buried at Lovat.

John enlisted in Canada:
John Lloyd
Regimental # 101679, joined 22 Feb 1916, Edmonton, Alberta
66th Overseas Battalion, Edmonton Guards
Embarkation, 66th Battalion, Halifax, SS Olympic—April 28, 1916
Giving his next of kin as at Ruelwall.







c. Derek Lloyd


John Lloyd is on the Lampeter Velfrey War Memorial – but he does not show up on any list of War Casualties – either here or Canada.

John reached France on 6 July 1916 and was sent to 1st Canadian Entrenching Battalion in the field.  John paraded sick on 5 Dec 1916 after "exposure to shell fire on the Somme".  On 3rd Sept 1917 John paraded sick again at Vimy Ridge.  He was immediately sent back to base hospital, and then invalided back to England.  He was in Etaples 12 days, Bethnal Green 12 days, Bromley 10 days, Bushy Park 16 days, Buxton 2 months, and Liverpool 5 weeks.  
Llandovery Castle

He was then invalided back to Canada on the Llandovery Castle on 28th Feb 1918, to Halifax.  He was in hospital in Wetaskiwin, Alberta for 2 months,  He was discharged from service on 17th Aug 1918 at Calgary, with the intention of living in Edmonton. 

John died on 11th Nov 1918.  Death was attributed to military service.  According to the gravestones John died on 11th November but his death certificate records the 10th.

In 1925 a scroll and plaque were sent to his widow. 

20 June 2012 - Thanks to the work of Steve John and relatives John Lloyd has now been officially recognised as a Casualty of War:




Canadian Book of Remembrance



We have been kindly sent these images of the graveyard and Ghost Town and Mine:

Lovett Mine c. Johnnie Bachusky www.nobleghosts.com

Lovett Ghost Town c. Johnnie Bachusky www.nobleghosts.com


Lovett cemetery c. Johnnie Bachusky www.nobleghosts.com

9 November 2013 - Johnnie Bachusky published an article in the Canadian National Post which stated that the CWGC would be erecting a gravestone to John Lloyd at Lovett probably next year.

The gravestone will not be in the actual grave location but will be in the Lovett graveyard and located on a vacant plot.


Llanteg's Remembrance Services

Llanteg History Society has held a small Service of Remembrance in the Village Hall every Remembrance Sunday since the War Memorial was put up in 2004.

The Village Hall is open from 10.45am each Remembrance Sunday so that a few words can be said and the 11am silence observed.

Below are some pictures from 2007:


Details of our three War Dead






Details of those who serviced in both World Wars






General information about the Poppy Appeal and its history etc.