West Wales War Memorial Project
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Nash War Memorial

Nash is a parish which sits near Cosheston, about two miles north-east of Pembroke. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and contains a marble war memorial to the men of Nash and Upton Parish who served and died during the Great War. Private David Owen, a soldier who died during WW2, is buried in the churchyard.

The Great War, 1914-1918

 

David Arthur Legge, Sapper, 546814, Royal Engineers. David was the son of Andrew and Frances Legge, of Upper Nash. He was a Shoeing Smith prior to the war, and enlisted at Bridgend in April 1915 into the Glamorgan Yeomanry. David was transferred to the 510th London Field Company, Royal Engineers in April 1916. The company was attached to the 29th Division, which had moved to France from Egypt following service at Gallipoli, and took part in the Somme offensive that year. In the spring it 1917 it took part in the Battle of Arras. David was killed at Arras on 13 April 1917, aged 27. He is buried at Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt, France, and is also commemorated on his parents grave at Nash Churchyard.

Men who Survived

 

William Burlow, Driver, 90022, Royal Engineers, 128th Field Company.

 

E. Cadogan.

 

S. J. Hooper.

 

Edward Llewellyn Johns, Driver, 29168, Royal Field Artillery.

 

Jacob Jordan, Airman 2nd Class, 257251, Royal Air Force.

 

A. Legg.

 

J. Legg.

 

Ernest Lewis, Gunner, 14487, Royal Field Artillery, 18th Army Brigade. (Not named on the Memorial)

 

William George Morris, Private, 327824, Army Service Corps, 44th R.H.S.D.

 

John James Newell, Private, 290581, Welsh Regiment, 24th Battalion. (Not named on the Memorial)

 

Anthony Sanders, Private, 55557, Hampshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion.

 

Charles John Thomas, Sapper, 146268, Royal Engineers, Inland Water Transport.

 

Frederick Tudor, Corporal, 154599, Royal Field Artillery, 5th Reserve Brigade.

 

Walter Williams, Lance Corporal, 35848, Labour Corps, 60th Company.

World War Two, 1939-1945

 

David Oswald Owen, Private, 11423894, Pioneer Corps. David was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Owen, of Nash. He married Sarah Ann Cadogan at Nash in 1938. David served with the Pioneer Corps during the war, and he and Sarah seem to have lived at Marston, Oxfordshire. David died at Pembroke on 31 March 1943, aged 39, and is buried at Nash (St. Mary) Churchyard.

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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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