West Wales War Memorial Project
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Bow Street (Capel Noddfa) War Memorial

Bow Street is a village about 3.5 miles north-east of Aberystwyth, stretching along the A487 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth Road. It is now considered to include the neighbouring smaller village of Pen-y-garn and the hamlet of Rhydypennau. There are three War Memorials in the local area which commemorate the men of Bow Street who fell during both World Wars; Capel Noddfa, Capel-y-Garn and one at Rhydpennau Hall. Both the Capel Noddfa and Capel-y-Garn Memorials also include the names of those who served during the Great War and returned home. Each of these memorials is now on a separate web-page. The photographs of the memorials are courtesy of Gil Jones.

 

The Great War, 1914-1918

Thomas Rees Davies, Gunner, 164773, Royal Field Artillery. Thomas was born in 1886, the son of Thomas and Margaret Davies, of Blaenddol Cottages, Llangorwen. He enlisted at Aberystwyth into the Royal Artillery, and was posted to France with A Battery, 165th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, which was attached to the 31st Division. In March 1916 the division moved to France, and saw its first major action at the Battle of Albert in July 1916. The division moved back into the line in November 1916 and took part in the Battle of the Ancre, and then wintered on the Ancre, until moving to Arras the following year. Here it fought at the Third Battle of the Scarpe, and helped in the capture of Oppy Wood. At the beginning of 1918 the Division was in the St. Quentin sector, and became one of the Divisions hit by the German Spring Offensive of 21 March 1918, taking part in heavy fighting during the withdrawal towards Arras. Thomas was killed in action on 21 April 1918. He was 31 years old, and is buried in St. Amand British Cemetery, France. He is also commemorated on the war memorial at Llangorwen.

Memorial Details

 

Codwyd gan yr ardalwyr
er bythol gof
am aberth a gwasanaeth y rhai a enwir isod.
Yn rhyfel 1914-18
syrthiodd

DAVIES, T. R. Pte.  R.F.A.                                    Blaenddol

"Yn angof ni chaiff fod."
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EDWARDS, J. M.   Pte.  PEM YML                      Nantsiriol
EVANS, E. E.   Pte.  C.B.                                         Fair View
EVANS, W.   Gnr.  R.F.A.                                       Nantcollen Fawr
JENKINS, D.   Gnr.  R.G.A.                                    Llwynderw
JENKINS, Ll.   Pte.  Welsh Reg.                           Llwynderw
JONES, G. J.   Pte.  R.W.F.                                    Nant Llan
JONES, S. T.   Cpl.  L.C.P.                                       Ruel Isaf
JONES, T. J.   Pte.  S.W.B.                                     Penybont
RICHARDS, W.   Pte.  R.W.F.                                Penybont

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Website News

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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