West Wales War Memorial Project
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Carew (Zoar Chapel) Memorial

The ancient Parish of Carew lies in a picturesque location about five miles from Pembroke, on the road to Narberth. The Parish lies on the River Cleddau, just on its tidal extremities, near to which is sited the mediaeval Carew Castle. While the men of the village who fell during both World Wars are commemorated on the main War Memorial, which was unveiled on 1 September 1929, another memorial inside Zoar Chapel also commemorates its members who served, and the three members who fell.

Zoar Chapel, Carew

Roll of Honour

The Great War, 1914-1918

 

Those Who Served and Returned

J. Scourfield, Navy

Corporal D. G. N. Jenkins, R.G.A.

Gunner W. J. Tasker, R.G.A.

1st Class Warrant Officer J. Edwards, A.S.C.

Private H. Miller, A.S.C.

Private W. Brace, 1st Monmouth Regiment

Private W. V. Beynon, S.W.B.

Private J. Scourfield, R.W.F.

Private J. Davies, K.R.R.C.

Private R. J. Phillips, M.G.C.

Private J. Arthur, Welsh Regiment

Private J. Adams, Welsh Regiment

Private W. Cole, Welsh Regiment

Private Edward Davies, Welsh Regiment

 

Killed in Action, France

Private A. Perkins, R.W.F.

Private W. T. Arthur, Welsh Regiment

 

Died in Hospital, Liverpool

Private W. Scourfield, S.W.B.

William Thomas Arthur, Private, 54130, Welsh Regiment. William was born in 1896, the son of George and Martha Arthur, of White Hill, Carew. He enlisted at Carmarthen into the 15th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, which was the Carmarthen Pals Battalion. In 1915 the Battalion became part of the 114th Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division, and moved to the Western Front in December 1915, taking up positions near Fleurbaix. They fought with distinction at Mametz Wood the following year, and in 1917 played a major part in the capture of the Pilckem Ridge during Third Ypres. They were rushed to the Somme in spring 1918 to help stem the German push towards Amiens, and then took part in the great offensive of August 1918, where they forded the flooded River Ancre on the night of 22 August 1918 which began the great drive to victory. The Division pushed steadily through Pozières and Longueval, capturing the village of Morval, which is where William was killed on 1 September 1918. He was 22 years old, and is buried at Morval British Cemetery, France.

Alfred Perkins, Private, 19894, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Alfred was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Perkins, of Freestone Cross, Cresselly. He enlisted at Maesteg into the 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, which was a Regular Army Battalion that had been in France since the outbreak of war. In 1916 the Battalion was attached to 22 Brigade, 7th Division, and had been moved to the Somme after taking part in the Battle of Loos. It was just two months into the Somme offensive that Alfred was killed at Delville Wood on 3 September 1916. He is buried nearby, at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, France.

William Scourfield, Private, 29530, South Wales Borderers. William was the son of John and Catherine Scourfield, of Cresswell Quay, Cresselly, and had served with the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers on Home Service. He died at home of sickness on 26 February, 1917 aged just 18, and is buried at Pisgah Baptist Chapelyard.

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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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