West Wales War Memorial Project
West Wales War Memorial Project

Pontgarreg Chapel War Memorial

Pontgarreg Chapel lies about three miles southwest of Newcastle Emlyn, in a remote position overlooking the valley of the River Cych, a small tributary of the River Teifi. The chapel is about a mile northwest of Capel Iwan. Inside the Chapel is a single marble war memorial which commemorates the one member of the Chapel who fell during World War Two. The photograph of the memorial is courtesy of Raymond Jones.

World War Two, 1939-1945

 

Enoch David Ivor Griffiths, Signalman, 2331782, Royal Corps Of Signals. Enoch was born in 1917, the son of John and Rosamund Griffiths, of Cenarth. He served with the 11th Armoured Division Signals. The 11th Armoured Division, was formed in 1941, and landed at Juno Beach on 13 June 1944. The Division then took part in the break-out from Normandy, and in the drive to Amiens, before heading northwards through France and Belgium into Holland and Germany, taking part in Operation Market Garden, he Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Varsity. Enoch was killed during heavy fighting to capture the villages of Brochterbeck and Tecklenberg on 5 April 1945. He was 27 years old, and is buried in Hanover War Cemetery, Germany. He is also commemorated on the Cenarth War Memorial.

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Website News

4 May 2017. Welcome news this morning that a new CWGC headstone has been erected in Laugharne for Domingo Mobile, a sailor who I found to be buried there a couple of years ago. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

8 March 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated Welsh sailor, Samuel Arthur Griffiths, of Tredegar, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

8 February 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated soldier, Llewelyn Owen Roberts, of Penmaenmawr, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

 

7 February 2017. Some more good news today. Another un-commemorated soldier, Isaac Owen, of Seven Sisters, has today been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC as a result of my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

20 December 2016. Some good news today that another uncommemorated soldier, Private Thomas Owen Davies, of Machynlleth, has been accepted for commemoration by the CWGC following my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for further details.

30 November 2016. At long last my latest book has been published: Welsh Yeomanry at War. Please see the Steve’s Books page of the website for details.

23 November 2016. Some good news today with the acceptance of another Welsh soldier, Percy Griffin Williams, of the Welsh Horse Yeomanry, for commemoration by the CWGC following my research. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for details.

 

15 November 2016. I would like to thank the people of Laugharne, especially the members of the Laugharne and District Historical Society, for their welcome during their recent History Event on Saturday when I visited to make a talk about how researching the Laugharne War Memorial inspired me to create this website and to begin my writing career. It was a very interesting day and was well attended by the locals.

26 Sep 2016. After a lot of hard work I have finally managed to identify a soldier from Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Morgan Price James, who since the early 1920’s has been commemorated by the CWGC under the wrong name, James Morgan. Please see the Forgotten Soldiers section of the website for details.

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