This is an online memorial of local casualties of World War II, prepared by Grangetown Local History Society in Cardiff. © Grangetown Local History Society and webmaster.

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Name Commonwealth grave index Service/battalion/ship Rank Death/age Address and biog/family detail
ADAMS, (James) Bernard CWGC 2931705 Royal Horse Artillery, 2nd regiment Gunner 932009 d 23 April 1941, aged 22, in Greece Born 3 July 1918, son of electrician Arthur James Adams, 58, and Margaret Ann Adams (nee Duke), 57, of 41 Stockland Street, Grangetown. He had an elder brothers Edward and Frederick and a sister Dorothy. Four others from his regiment were also killed that day as part of the Battle of Greece, following the invasion of the Nazis. He is buried at Phaelon cemetery near Athens.
AITKEN, Bertie CWGC 2780254 MV Vibran (Norway) Merchant Navy Boy d 24 September 1942, aged 17 Born 12 January 1925. Awarded King's Commendation for Brave Conduct. Son of Douglas, a carpenter, and Olive Mabel Aitken, of 27 St Fagans Street. The Norwegian ship was torpedoed and sunk by U-boat, 400m northwest of the Azores. The master, 34 crew members, two gunners and 11 passengers were lost. He had older brothers George and Peter.
ALEXANDER, Thomas Arthur CWGC 2780304 SS Oakcrest (London), Merchant Navy Third Officer d 22 November 1940, aged 21 Eldest son of Arthur and Elsie Alexander, of 36 Taff Embankment. He is thought to have died of exposure in a lifeboat, among 34 crew members lost when his ship was sunk of Barra, in the Outer Hebrides. He had married Enid Mable Alexander (nee Darke) in the summer before and they lived at 3 Beda Road, Canton. Enid later remarried, to Philip Morgan, a Grangetown widower of the 1941 Blitz (see below).
ALSOPP, William Henry CWGC 2170416 HMS Exeter Royal Navy Engine Room Artificer, 5th Class d 27 February 1942, aged 21 Stepson of Mrs WC Allsopp, of 24 Channel View Road. He was an apprentice with Neale and West before the war. He was officially declared dead three years later and is buried at Jakarta war cemetery.
APPLEBY, George Leonard CWGC 2780755 SS Tregarthen, Merchant Navy Able Seaman 164706 Died 6 June 1941, aged 25

Born 7 September 1916. Living at 40 Clive Street with wife Olga Jean (nee Maplestone) - they had married at the outbreak of the war - and seven-month-old daughter Georgina. Son of George, a boilermaker, and Catherine Appleby, of Kent Street. On board ship which was sunk by U-boat mid-Atlantic, taking a cargo of coal from Cardiff to Jamaica.

AYLAND, Charles "Charlie" CWGC 3161720 Civilian Died 3 January 1941, aged 58 Fatally injured in air raid on worst night of the Blitz in Cardiff, at 45 Pentrebane Street. Died at Royal Hamadryad Seamen's Hospital of a fractured skull, the day after the bombing. Born 12th May 1882, he was an engineer at a sewage station and left a widow, Clara and two daughters Gwladys Irene (who had already married Frederick Niblett and was living in Moordale Road) and Florence Muriel (who married shortly afterwards), and sons Fred and Len.
BAIRD, Martin Edgar CWGC 2781106/ SS Empire Jaguar, Merchant Navy Ordinary Seaman Died 8 December 1940, aged 23 Born 6 November 1917 and lived at 44 Stockland Street, Grangetown, son of carpenter Frederick and May Baird (nee Cleverdon). One of 37 casualties when the Reardon Smith-owned ship was sunk, 250 miles west of Ireland at just after 1.30am on a voyage from Cardiff to Philadelphia.
BAIRD, Walter CWGC 2475066 HMS Hermes, Royal Navy Engine Room Artificer 4th Class D/MX 59982 d 9 April 1942, aged 31Born 1912, son of William and Alice, the steward and stewardess of the Grangetown Conservative Club at 104 Corporation Road. He married Vera Alice Baird (nee Williams) in January 1940. She remarried in 1944. The Hermes, the world's first purpose-built aircraft carrier, off Ceylon, was destroyed by Japanese aircraft, along with an escort ship. Altogether 307 died and 590 were rescued.
BAKER, Ernest Thomas "Tom" CWGC 2781117 SS Thorold (Montreal) Able seaman d 22 August 1940, aged 26Son of Thomas and Beatrice Baker, of 144 Clive Street and born 10 Dec 1913. Husband of Joan Roberta Baker (nee Fearnley), of Whitchurch. He was a wire rope merchant before the war and the couple lived at 35 Paget Street in 1939. They had at least two children. He was a keen boxer, and a member of the club at St Dyfrig's "and had won a number of prizes".
BALLINGER, Frank Henry Eli CWGC 2541377 48th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. L/Cpl 4032265 Died 11th May 1943, aged 29, in Tunisia Son of widower Arthur Ballinger, 63, of 45 Dorset Street, and Florence, who died in 1933. He had been born in Llanelli and married Mary Bragg in 1936 and he died at Medjez-el-Bab just 17 days before his son John Arthur was born in Cardiff. He is commemorated on the St Patrick's church plaque in Grangetown.
BARKER, Terence CWGC 2498469 HMS Registan, Naval Auxiliary Personnel (Merchant Navy) Third Radio Officer 214433 Died 28 May 1941, aged 21Son of Thomas George Barker, a general dealer, and May Barker, of 31 Compton Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Terence was living at 34 North End Road, Portsmouth. The cargo ship was bombed by German aircraft off the coast of Cornwall. Eleven crew members and five gunners were lost, another 38 were rescued and taken by ship to Milford Haven. The Registan was later rebuilt but was sunk by U-boat the following year in the Caribbean.
BARRY, Jeremiah 'Jerry' CWGC 2104629 Welch Regiment and 6 Commando Private 3970602 d 26 February 1943, aged 26, in Tunisia Born 21 May 1916, son of Jeremiah - a former docks worker - and the late Josephine Barry of 103 South Clive Street. Jerry, a refuse collector before the war, joined the Welch Regiment in 1940 and did commando training in Scotland, before landing on Red Beach in Algeria, as part of Operation Torch in late 1942. He was killed in the Battle of Steamroller Farm. Buried at Medjez-el-Bab Cemetery. He had younger siblings Mary and Terence.
BEECHER, John Edward Arthur CWGC 2198148 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Squadron Sergeant 948008 d 3 October 1943, aged 24 Son of Alfred Charles and Winifred Mable Beecher, of 36 Pentrebane Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Buried at Niedersachsen, Germany.
BEVAN, David William CWGC 2464906 HMS Gallant Royal Navy Petty Officer Stoker C/K 62870 Died 10 January 1941, aged 36 Born 22 February 1905 in St Bridge's Major near Bridgend, son of quarry labourer Robert and Mary Bevan; husband of Dorothy Bevan (nee Dare, married 1931), of 61 Richards Terrace, Roath and then Grangetown, Cardiff. He also left a son Philip, aged four. David, a former baker's assistant, had joined the Navy in May 1929 and served on several ships and signed on for the war. HMS Gallant off Pantellaria, Italy, struck a mine that blew the bow off the ship, killing 65 and injuring 15 others. He is also on the war memorial at St Bridget's church in his home village, St Brides Major.
BEWICK, Albert Ernest CWGC 2795280 SS Durdham (Bristol) Engineer/Able Seaman d 27 July 1940, in Bristol Channel, aged 44 B 27 Sept 1895 and living with wife Bessie (nee Carless, married 1913) and five children at 18 Penhevad Street. He was on board a sand dredger, which was sunk by a mine in the Bristol Channel, with the loss of seven lives. He also joined up in WW1 as a driver with the Army Service Corps but was discharged. Living in Adelaide Street in Butetown in 1914 and at 12 Harrowby Street in 1937.
BRICE, George Patrick CWGC 2105693 Welch Regiment, 1st Battalion Private 3959805 died 26 May 1941, aged 23, in Crete Son of the late Charles John Brice (a tugboat fireman who drowned 15 Oct 1932) and Maggie (nee Horan). One of nine children. He was initially reported missing. A former St Patrick's School pupil, formerly of 25 Rutland Street. His widowed mother was living in Coveny Street, Splott when he died. Commemorated on the Athens memorial.
BRINKWORTH, David Lawrence CWGC 2476046 HMS Galatea Stoker D/KX 95099 d 15 January 1941, aged 21 B 25 July 1920, the son of the late Walter Charles and Alice Brinkworth of 163 Clive Street. His brother William had died on Navy service the year before. Alice lost two sons and her husband in just over a year, and died herself in 1942. David's ship was sunk by U-boat off Alexandria, as she was returning to harbour. Altogether 470 were lost and 144 were rescued by ships.
BRINKWORTH, William John CWGC 2476048 HMS Eclipse Stoker D/KX 100900 d 11 April 1940, aged 33 B 21 March 1907, the son of the late Walter Charles and Alice Brinkworth of 163 Clive Street but living in Stoke-on-Trent with his wife Edith and working as a post office engineer before the war. He had previously been in the Navy as a boy - joining as a rivet boy, aged 18, becoming a stoker and signed on for 12 years. His brother also died a year later at sea (see above). He was brought up first in Bradford Street. His death ("died on war service") is not related to any sinking of the ship and during this period it was back at base in Britain.
BROOKS-WEBB, Frederick CWGC 2795993 SS Dione II (Port Talbot) Steward Died 5 February 1941, aged 59 Born 12th January 1880 in Southampton, son of Brooks and Louisa Webb; husband of Honorah (Norah) Brooks-Webb (nee Hickey). They lived at 69 Mardy Street, with their two daughters Louise and Eileen; they also had a son Frederick. He died of exposure when his cargo ship carrying iron ore was sunk north of Northern Ireland by a U-boat's gunfire in a convoy on a voyage from Newfoundland to Cardiff via Sydney. He was one of 28 crew lost, with five surviving. Frederick's name is on the St Patrick's church roll of honour. Norah died in 1944, aged 64.
BROWN, George James "Jimmy" CWGC 2408067 76 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flight Sergeant (Flight Engineer) 1419009 d 23rd October 1944, aged 22 Only son of George - a fitter's labourer in the docks - and Florrie (Florence) Brown, of 11 Kent Street. A member of the Kent Street Salvation Army and the band and a former pupil at Grange Council School. His funeral was at Goole, where he lived with his wife Nora Mahoney - a local girl he had married just a few weeks before. She gave birth to a son George a few months later. He was killed on an operational flight.
BULL, William James CWGC 2770873 Royal Artillery, 208 Battery, 52 Anti-Tank Regt. L/Bombadier 1063312 d 22 May 1940, aged 37 Son of gasworks machine labourer Arthur J. and Ellen Bull, of 15 Redlaver Street, Grangetown. He had a brother Ernest, who worked down the docks. Buried in Dunkirk.
CAME, James "Jimmy" Reginald CWGC 3167956 Civilian d 17 September 1940, aged 13 Died on board SS City of Benares, with 11-year-old brother Lewis. They were among 77 of 90 evacuees being taken to Canada to die after being sunk by a U-boat. Altogether 260 passengers died in the tragedy, including five children from Cardiff. Son of slaughterman Albert Henry and Grace Isobel Came (nee Mantle), of 25 Earl Street, Grangetown. They said they had been reluctant to allow them to leave. "They were everything we had," said their mother. Lewis was a gifted musician, Jimmy already decided on a legal career.Peggy and Nesta LLoyd of Wellington St, Canton, and another Cardiff child also died.
CAME, Lewis Victor CWGC 3167957 Civilian d 17 September 1940, aged 11 Died on board SS City of Benares, with 13-year-old brother James (see above). They were among 77 of 90 evacuees being taken to Canada to die after being sunk by a U-boat. Altogether 260 passengers died in the tragedy. Son of Albert Henry Came, of 25 Earl Street, Grangetown. They said they had been reluctant to allow them to leave. "They were everything we had," said their mother. Lewis was a gifted musician, Jimmy already decided on a legal career.Peggy and Nesta LLoyd of Wellington St, Canton, and another Cardiff child also died. Read more about the sinking and the Welsh casualties here.
CANLAN, Michael CWGC 2798301 SS Manaqui (London) Merchant Navy Greaser Died 15 March 1943, aged 26 Son of coal trimmer Cornelius, a widower, and the late Josephine Canlan, of 142 Holmesdale Street. He had four other brothers and sisters. His cargo ship was sunk on a voyage to Jamaica, with 41 lost. See more details here.
CANNING, Albert George CWGC 2717038 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Aircraftman 2nd Class 1283677 d 19 December 1945, aged 31 Born 6 May 1915, son of the late John Henry (Pete) and Elizabeth Canning, of Eleanor St, Butetown, Cardiff; husband of Irene Canning (nee Gibbon - they married in 1940) and father of Janet, living at 62 Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. A clothing salesman before the war. Killed after being accidentally run over by a tractor at Hawarden aerodrome. Buried in Western cemetery in Cardiff.
CASEY, Charles Henry CWGC 2075484 9th Battalion, Welch Regiment, seconded to Durham Light Infantry 2nd Lieutenant 287837 Died 2 August 1943, aged 28 Born 1915, son of retired shipwright Walter Charles Casey and his wife Olive Grace (nee Taylor), who died in 1930, of 24 Hafod Street. He had an older sister, also Olive. A year after his wife's death, Walter married second wife Eva and they had a girl Maureen, who was still at school when her half-brother died. His father used to work at Channel Dry Dock. Charles was an ex-Grangetown Council School pupil, who later went to Canton Secondary School and technical college. He was an apprentice chemist before the war, and an all-round sportsman, especially good at rugby. He was on an attachment in the Middle East but died in Sicily.
CAVANAGH, James CWGC 2681818 HMS Vita Royal Navy Able Seaman D/JX 564552 d 13 June 1945, aged 21 Buried at Kwazulu Natal cemetery at Durban, South Africa after dying in a Royal Naval hospital there. Youngest son of the late Arthur and Mary Cavanagh, of 20 Dorset Street, Grangetown.
CHIARAMONTI, James (Francis) CWGC Number MV Boignon Junior Engineer d 29 July 1940, aged 26He lived at 66 Jubilee Street with his wife Gertrude and young son Neil - the latter died six months later when bombs dropped on Cardiff. Francis was son of Francois and Helena.
CHIARAMONTI, Neil CWGC Number Civilian 2 January 1941, aged six Neil was killed at 66 Jubilee Street - the night of Cardiff's worst night of the Blitz. He was an only child and his mother Gertrude, a recent widow; his father was killed serving with the Merchant Navy (see above). His aunt and grandparents also died (see Nichols below).
CHIPLIN, Edward James CWGC 2476901 SS Empire Stevenson (Royal Navy - assigned via HMS President III armed merchant vessel base) A/B D/JX 312866 d 13 September 1942, aged 20Born 22 February 1922, son of dock gateman Edward WW Chiplin and his late wife Mildred Chiplin (nee Lee, she died in 1926). They lived at 4 Stafford Road. The merchant ship was destroyed by a German aircraft. The young Edward worked as a waiter before the war.
CLARKE, Vivian CWGC 2716809 HMS Peewit Royal Naval Reserve Paymaster Lieut-Commander Died 16 March 1944, aged 32 Son of the late William Henry and Lucy Maud Clarke (nee Emmanuel, later Ward), who was the niece of Grangetown builder William Henry Turner, while his father, who had lived at 48 Taff Embankment, was accountant for the company. Vivian, on the staff at Barclays and a member of the naval reserve for 10 years, served in the Mediterranean for two years before becoming an accountancy officiial at a base. He died in Scotland. He married Elsa Dora (nee Deckert) in 1937, of Whitchurch and they had a daughter Pauline.
CLEMENTS, Lionel Arthur CWGC 2816386 240 Battery, 77 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery Gunner 857501 Died 27 November 1942, aged 34 Son of Henry Thomas Phelps Clements, a hotel manager,and Elizabeth Jane Clements, of 175 Penarth Road; he was living at 45 Neville Street in 1937 and then with wife Catherine Elizabeth Clements (nee Manfield), of Ely, Cardiff. A prisoner of war, buried at Yokohama Cremation Memorial, Japan
CLEMERSON, Bert CWGC 3162502 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 46 Born 28 May 1894, one of seven children, he lived at 49 Cecil Street, Roath with wife Gladys and daughter Freda. A motor driver and van salesman, he had started working for his father's greengrocer's business in Splott. Died at Penarth Road in air raid.
CLIFFORD, William Frederick CWGC 2798942 SS Garlinge, Merchant Navy Steward Died 10 November 1942, aged 30 Son of Sarah Jane and the late Joseph, of 116 Court Road; before that the family lived at 8 Hereford Street. William had married Beatrice and they were living in Leckwith Avenue. He was a former Court Road schoolboy and his brother Ira was serving in the Army. His coal cargo ship was torpedoed north of Algiers in the early hours of the morning - 25 died and 15 were rescued.
COCKWILL, Robert Samuel CWGC 2799012 SS Dungrange (Grangemouth) Merchant Navy Able Seaman Died 10 June 1944, aged 28 Son of Thomas and Alice Maud Mary Cockwill, of Woodville Road, Cathays; husband of Kathleen Cockwill (nee Lynch, married 1941), of 27 Knole Street, Grangetown. His ship was on its way to Normandy for the D-Day landings, carrying ammunition, when it was torpedoed by U-boat off the Isle of Wight with the loss of 13 of the 20 crew. Robert survived the sinking of his steamer Ellaroy by U-boat off the coast of Spain in 1940. The ship had been on a voyage from Portugal to Cardiff. The crew in lifeboats were rescued by two fishing boats. He had also reportedly sailed with Capt Davey 'Potato' Jones in 1937 breaking Franco's blockade to deliver supplies to republicans in the Basque region during the Spanish Civil War.
COLENTZO, Seymour CWGC 2665778 Royal Corps of Signals; III Indian Corps Signals. Signalman 2350393 3 October 1943, aged 32Son of tobacconist and boarding house owner John and Edith Colentzo, of 68 Pentre Gardens, Grangetown, Cardiff. Earlier, 17 Crichton Street and 41 Bute Street. He was a prisoner of war and was buried at Kanchanaburi, Thailand
COLLINS, Reginald John CWGC 2799133 SS Harbledown (London) Merchant Navy Assistant Steward d 4 April 1941, aged 24 Son of John and Susan Collins, of 86 Clare Road. His ship with a cargo of wheat from America was torpedoed by U-boat at 03.40am southwest of Iceland. Altogether, 13 crew, two gunners and two passengers died. The master, 22 crew and a passenger were picked up by HMS Veteran and taken to Liverpool.
COLLINS, Reginald Norbert CWGC 2931961 Royal Army Service Corps Driver T/80252 Died 3 November 1944, aged 28, in Greece He had served in France and went to Egypt after Dunkirk, then Italy and finally Greece were he was killed. Buried at Phaleron cemetery. Son of tram conductor Charles and Margaret Ann Collins, of 13 Hereford Street, Grangetown. He was a former St Patrick's School pupil, he worked for Powell and Sons for 10 years before the war. His brother was a prisoner in Germany.
CONNOLLY, Benjamin Charles CWGC 2847821 6th Airborne Div. Sigs. Royal Corps of Signals Signalman 14623371 Died 9 June 1944, aged 19 Son of John Joseph, a clerk, and Elizabeth Jane Connolly (nee Greenslade), of 88 Holmesdale Street, Grangetown. Buried at Ranville cemetery, Calvados, France
CONWAY, George Albert CWGC 2717045 Royal Artillery, 77 HAA Regiment Gunner 1466798 d 25 April 1941, aged 43 George was posted with an anti-aircraft unit during the Blitz. They had been operating in the Cardiff area but also Humberside and Essex at around the time of his death. There were air raids in north east England on the night of his death. Buried at Western Cemetery; son of William and the late Annie Conway, he had been brought up in Cathays Terrace; husband of Frances Maud Conway (nee Curtis), 41, of 10 Bromfield Street, Grangetown. The couple had at least three children, aged four, 10 and 14.
COOK Annie Irene Maud "Cissie" CWGC 3161753 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 42 Born 17 August 1899, daughter of coal trimmer William Trudgett in Coedcae Street. Killed during air raid at home at 21 Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown, along with her son Terry, 12. Her husband was furniture cabinet maker Charles H. Cook, then aged 38 - they had married in 1925. He also served with the auxiliary fire service during the war, which may explain why he survived. Her brother William was living with them in 1939. An older couple, Thomas and Sarah Tucker, who also shared the house, also died.
COOK, Raymond George CWGC 2799288 SS Skarv (Sunderland/Cardiff) sand dredger Master Died 11 November 1940, aged 43B 1897 in Saul, Gloucestershire. A sea since he was a teenager and served on minesweepers in World War One. Married to Lily Clark, his second wife, and lived in Newport Street, with five children. Four other men, three from Grangtown, were also killed when the vessel, carrying sand in the Bristol Channel was sunk by a mine.
COOK Terrance "Terry" Charles CWGC 3161756 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 12 Born 14 March 1928. Killed during air raid at home at 21 Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown, along with his mother Annie. His father was Charles H. Cook.
COOK, Walter Edward CWGC 2203262 SS Fort Athabaska (London), Merchant Navy Master Died 2 December 1943, aged 36 Son of Henry George and Elizabeth Ann Cook of 84 Cornwall Street; husband of Hannah Cook (nee Dacey, married 1932), of 5 Cosslett Place, Grangetown. His ship was a Canadian owned cargo ship on war duty, which was sunk in Bari harbour in Italy after a raid which destroyed 28 Allied ships and killed 800 crew and civilians in fire, explosions and poisoning by mustard gas after ammunition blew up. Walter was earlier the master of the SS Harbury, which was sunk seven months before. He was rescued along with 41 crew and gunners. Walter Joseph Cook - who lived next door - died in the sinking (see below).
COOK, Walter Joseph CWGC 2799296 SS Harbury (London) Merchant Navy Fireman/Trimmer d 4 May 1943, aged 21 Son of William John Cook, a labourer and ARP demolition rescuer and mother Alice Louisa (nee Bratcher), of 86 Cornwall Street. SS Harbury on a voyage from Swansea was sunk, south of Greenland in the Atlantic after being damaged by a U-boat. The master Capt Walter Edward Cook (see above) and 33 crew and eight gunners were rescued by a trawler and taken to Newfoundland. Those lost included fellow fireman John J Taylor, also from Grangetown (see below).
COOPEY, Daniel Francis CWGC 2280408 Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion Rifleman 14425256 d 3 September 1944, aged 18 The fifth and second youngest son of the late William Hayward Coopey (d 1934), and of Elizabeth Coopey, of 93 Pentrebane St, Grange Gardens. One of nine children - three of his brothers also served - a Catholic and former St Illtyd's pupil, he was buried at Pernes cemetery in France.
CORNISH, Lennard William Robert CWGC 2799410 SS Olivine (Glasgow), Merchant Navy Able Seaman Died 29 March 1941, aged 18Son of shipyard boilermaker Frederick Henry and Sarah Ellen Cornish, of 67 Ferry Road. His ship carrying wheat went missing and was presumed lost with the loss of 12 crew and two gunners on board.
COX, Albert Christopher CWGC 2799533 SS Glenlea Merchant Navy 2nd Steward Died 7 November 1942, aged 18 B 22 November 1922. The son of William Alfred Cox of 12 Oakley Street. On a journey from Cardiff to Durban and Suez, when she was hit by torpedo north of the Azores. Altogether 44 crew died, the master was taken prisoner and four were rescued after 21 days in a lifeboat. Albert wasn't the youngest on board - that was 14-year-old cabin boy Alfred Hunt, from Splott, who died in the lifeboat. See also: Laventure and Westgarth.
CROCKER, Edwin Alfred CWGC Number Leach's Romance (Shoreham) fishing boat Skipper D 29 July 1940, aged 51B 16 November 1888 in Brixham, Devon, and married to Ruth Rebecca Day Crocker (nee Alcock) - they had nine children. His vessel was sunk 10 miles off Brighton. They lived at 2 Llanmaes Street.
DARE, Frederick Charles CWGC 2151008 Royal Army Service Corps Sergeant S/265733 Died 18 July 1944, aged 27 Fourth son of retired builder's labourer Edmund and Margaret Dare, of 7 Mardy Street and an old boy of Court Road school; he also had an older brother Albert. He joined the Army in 1941 and was sent to the front eight months before his death from injuries, in North Africa.
DAVEY, Walter Clarence CWGC 2781942 SS Tregarthen, Merchant Navy Able Seaman Died 6 June 1941, aged 33

Born 1908, living in 23 Redlaver Street. His father Jesse George Frederick Davey lived with his second wife Bessie in Whitchurch and later Penylan. Walter's mother Rachel had died when he was three.

DAVIES, Gilbert Howard CWGC 2716820 Royal Air Force Leading Aircraftman 627299 d 5 January 1941, age 20 He was last living at 183 Corporation Road, Grangetown. The son of James Howell Davies, a hydraulic repairer with GWR and an ex-Royal Navy man, and Mary Hannah Davies (nee Walker), of 34 Somerset Street, Grangetown. Buried at Cathays Cemetery. He was killed in an accident after being knocked down by a car on the Fosse road near RAF Newton aerodrome, Bingham, Nottinghamshire
DAVIES, Lyndon Morrell CWGC 2717046 2/5th Battalion Welch Regiment Private 3965501 d 6 January 1942, aged 23 Son of bread salesman Richard Nathan and Beatrice Mabel Davies, of 106 Court Road, Grangetown. Buried at Western Cemetery, Cardiff.
DAVIES Robert John CWGC 2782085 SS Tregarthen, Merchant Navy 3rd Engineer Officer Died 6 June 1941, aged 25

Lived at 105 Pentrebane Street. Son of John Bateman Davies and Elizabeth Jane Davies. On board ship which was sunk by U-boat mid-Atlantic, taking a cargo of coal from Cardiff to Jamaica.

DAVIES, Trevor Sylvester CWGC 2716821 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Leading Aircraftman 967531 Died 6 May 1945, aged 30 Son of house painter David Davies and wife Alice of 36 Pentre Street. Buried at Cathays cemetery in Cardiff.
DAVIS (Frederick) George "Biddy" CWGC 3162559 Civilian/Fireman Cardiff Auxiliary Fire Service, 2251 Died 21 August 1940, aged 27 Born 25 January 1913 and lived at 7 Llanbradach Street, Grangetown with his wife Iris Maud (nee Attley) and three young daughters, Edna, June and Jean. He worked as a upholsterer before the war and was a member of the Auxiliary Fire Service in Cardiff but died with four other men while posted to Pembroke Dock. He was killed during an air raid on the town, which included a huge blaze at the Llanreath fuel depot, which burnt for 18 days. His name is on a memorial in Pembroke Dock. Read more about this incident here. George's in-laws, who lived at 6 Llanbradach Street included father-in-law Percival Attley and brother-in-law Ronald (also upholsters) who was also in the AFS.
DIBBLE, Percy James CWGC 2393978 Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corporal 7605241 Died 9 September 1944, aged 26 Son of Robert James Dibble, a scaler and painter at the docks, and Maria Dibble (nee Bartlett) of 15 Hereford Street, Grangetown, brother of Violet and Jack; husband of Bessie Joan Dibble (nee Dinky Luxton, married 1942), of 147 Ninian Park Road, Riverside. On the memorial plaque in the Saltmead chapel. He died as a result of an unspecified accident, according to his obituary, and was buried in Basra, Iraq.
DICKENSON, Kenneth Francis CWGC 2190089 Royal Corps of Signals Officer Cadet 2585877 Died 12 January 1944, aged 23 "Darling only child" of Frank E, a railway clerk, and Doris Winifred (nee Batten), of 6 Dinas Street. His father was a WW1 veteran who had served with the railway troop of the Royal Engineers in France as a brakeman. Kenneth is buried at Poona, India.
DIMOND George CWGC 3161786 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 36 Lived at 214 Clive Street, Grangetown and the son of Dimond of 69 Oakley Street; husband of the late Rosina "Rose" Dimond, who had died in 1929 after only three years of marriage and when the couple lived at 7 Dorset Street. He was a fitting shop helper and former tug boat fireman. Died at corner of Ferry Road and Holmesdale Street during air raid.
DIX Ivor CWGC 3161788 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 29 Son of Robert Frederick and Mary Clara Dix, of 11 Avondale Road; husband of Florence "Florrie" Dix, of 70 Hewell Street. Died at corner of Clive Street and Holmsdale Street, with his brother Will, during air raid.
DIX, William "Will" George CWGC 3161789 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 34 He lived at 1 Holmsdale Street. Son of Robert Frederick and Mary Clara Dix, of 11 Avondale Road; husband of Minnie Dix and father of Beryl. Died at corner of Clive Street and Holmsdale Street, along with his brother Ivor, during an air raid, when they were among a group of men trying to put out incendiary devices and fires.
DOMICAN, Donald Ernest Vere CWGC 2701685 5th Battalion, Welch Regiment Private 3964603 d 2 July 1940, aged 21 Son of sand dredger master Ernest Robert James and Amelia Domican, of Grangetown. Died at sea, on the Arandora Star, a ship carrying alien internees - mostly German and Italian - from Britain to Canada, which was sunk by U-boat. Buried in Ireland. His parents first lived at 102 Penarth Road and at the time of the war were living at 14 Sussex Street.
DONOVAN, Walter CWGC 2239388 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment L/Corporal 3976142 Died 25 September 1944, aged 23Born 22 September 1921, youngest son of stoker/boilerman Daniel Walter Thomas Donovan and Elsie May Donovan, of 11 Stockland Street, brother of Jim and Joan; husband of Eileen M. Donovan (nee Wareham), also of 11 Stockland Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Walter was a former Ninian Park school pupil and a bricklayer/improver before the war. Buried at Naples war cemetery after dying of wounds on the Italian campaign. He had also fought in Tunisia.
DREW, Stanley CWGC 2627321 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment Private 3972757 d 21 July 1944, aged 31 Born 27 November 1912, son of Samuel Drew of Penarth and husband of Beatrice "Betty" Drew, 23, of 15 Grange Place, earlier Cambridge Street, Grangetown. He was a manager of a grocer's shop before the war, living in Paget Terrace, Penarth when he married in 1939, and an amateur boxer. One of five brothers in the forces, another had his right leg amputated. Commemorated at the Bayeux memorial in France.
DRISCOLL, (James) Bernard CWGC 2782778 MV Lady Glanely, Merchant Navy Cabin Boy Died 20 December 1940, aged 17 Lived at 1 Newport Street with his father James, a coal trimmer, and mother Catherine and five younger siblings. His cargo ship was sailing between Vancouver and London via Panama and Bermuda with wheat and lumber when she was torpedoed. 32 crew were lost, 400 miles west of Ireland.
DRISCOLL, Leonard Henry Pritchard CWGC 2541799 Welch Regiment and No 1 Commando L/Cpl 3964051 d 2nd December 1942, aged 24 He was married to Florence (nee Bevan) of Clive Street. They had only been married for six months and he worked for the Queen's Hotel in Cardiff before volunteering at the start of the war. He died in Tunisia and is remembered on the Medjez-el-Bab memorial.
DUNCAN, James Alexander CWGC 2717051 Gordon Highlanders Private 2878210 d 9 July 1941, aged 23 Son of Alexander and Isabel Duncan; husband of Mary Cecilia Duncan (nee Good, married 1940), she was a draper's assistant of 98 Clare Road, Grangetown. Buried at Western Cemetery, Cardiff. .
DUPUY, Theodore Phelps CWGC 2105161 Royal Army Service Corps, 235 Company, Corps Troops Driver T/255058 d 15 May 1943, aged 33 Son of the late Charles Theodore, a coal tipper on the railways, and Sophia Kate Dupuy (nee Phelps), of 15 Wedmore Road; husband of Matilda (Rose) Dupuy, of 15 Court Road (nee Hurley, married 1935, who died 23 April 1946 at the City Lodge Hospital, Cardiff). Theodore died in Tunisia. He worked for James Howells before the war.
DYER, Donald CWGC 2036333 Royal Army Service Corps, attached to the 225 Parachute Field Ambulance and Royal Army Medical Corps Driver T/14685126 Died 24 March 1945, aged 19 Born 14 November 1925 and lived at 39 Penhevad Street, the son of Donald and Katherine Dyer. The family once lived in Telford Street, Riverside and Donald was a former pupil at Kitchener Road School. He died of wounds, while attached to an airborne division. He worked for the Direcdt Trading Company before the war.
EDWARDS, Kenneth John Patrick CWGC 2085344 2nd Battalion, Welch Regiment Lieutenant 314006 Died 17 January 1945, aged 27 Born 17 March 1917, son of railway inspector Kenneth George and Winifred Edwards, of 8 Chester Place, Grangetown. Died in Burma and buried at Taukkyan cemetery, Myanmar. He was a schoolteacher at St Cuthbert's School before the war and married Emily Louise Miles, living at 82 Mardy Street, in 1944. He had gone to St Illtyd's School and St Mary's, Strawberry Hill.
EELES, Edwin Thomas CWGC 2961492 Royal Armoured Corps, 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars Trooper 14222632 Died 20 January 1945, aged 21 His parents William Thomas Eeles and Alice Maud were living in Penarth Road although before the war the family lived in Archer Road, Ely. Edwin was a member of the Grand Avenue Congress Chapel boys brigade in his youth and worked for University College Cardiff in the lodge. He is buried in Holland.
ELLIOTT, Granville Wallace   US Army, 194 Glider Infantry, 17 Airborne Division Private/Paratrooper Died 7 January 1945, aged 21 Son of Stanley and Ann (nee Tobin), Granville was born on 20 July 1923. His family were formerly living in Somerset Street when they emigrated to Canada in 1927 and then moved to Minneapolis. Granville was discharged from the Royal Canadian Air Force becoming a paratrooper. He died in Belgium but was repatriated to the US, where he was buried.
ELLIS, Beatrice Irene CWGC 3161799 Civilian Died 3 March 1941, aged 35 Daughter of William James Ellis, of 46 Sophia Street, and of Beatrice Louisa Ellis, who also died in the same bombing (see below). Died at 28 Penarth Road.
ELLIS, Beatrice Louisa CWGC 3161800 Civilian Died 3 March 1941, aged 53 Wife of William James Ellis, of 46 Sophia Street. Died at 28 Penarth Road, along with her daughter (see above).
ESCOTT, Charles James CWGC 2070035 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C. Trooper 14513401 Died 13 September 1944, aged 28 Born November 1915, he was a policeman living in Acocks Green, Birmingham with his wife Ellen ("Nellie" nee Hopkins, later Lewis) and daughter Shirley. He was originally from 200 Clive Street, where his widowed mother Ada still lived with sons George (Army) and Denis; one of nine children, his brother Harry was in the Royal Navy. His father Harry, originally from Hewell Street had died in 1938. Charles is commemorated at the Cassino memorial in Italy.
FARRELL, Thomas Michael CWGC 2786508 SS Roxby, Merchant Navy Fireman/Trimmer Died 7th November 1942, aged 22 Son of Michael and Florence Mary Farrell, who kived at 83 Ferry Road. His ship was on a voyage from Cardiff to Halifax NS with a cargo of coal, when she was sunk with 34 losses. Commemorated on St Patrick's church plaque. See also HAINES below.
FERGUSSON, Thomas Spencer CWGC 208205 44th Reconnaissance Corps (from 7th Battalion, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment) Lance/Sgt 3963902 died 24 September 1943, aged 25 Born July 1918, he had lived at 180 Penarth Road, with his father Albert (b 1880), a labourer, mother Margaret (b 1883) and married to Edith (Olwen) Jean (nee Dimond, 1939) and she was living at 177 Clare Road while he was on war service but was living at 39 Cambridge Street when he died. Thomas died of wounds and is buried at Salerno in Italy, where is unit 44th Recce had been involved in the invasion of Italy - facing battles with the German Tenth Army. He was a former St Patrick's School pupil and worked for William Hancock brewery before the war. His younger brother William (see below) died in 1940.
FERGUSSON, William Henry CWGC 2717054 68/69 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers Driver, 2073309 died 27 August 1940, aged 19 He lived at 180 Penarth Road, with his father Albert (b 1880), a labourer, mother Margaret (b 1883) and brother Cyril. His elder brother Thomas Spencer (see above) also died in 1943 in Italy.
FISH, Sydney James CWGC 2786715 MV Surat (London) Merchant Navy Third Engineer Officer died 6 May 1941, aged 32 Son of retired ship stores manager Alfred William and Amanda Elizabeth Fish, formerly of 88 Penhevad Street, Grangetown. Lately Sydney and family were living at 50 Plymouth Road, Penarth. The ship carrying iron and peas between Karachi, Cape Town and the UK, was hit by a U-boat but 61 of the crew were rescued and four were lost. He was a member of the North Clive Street Gospel Hall, like his father.
FISH, Thomas Alfred "Mac" CWGC 3161810 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 37Lived at 1 Ferry Road, and was killed in air raid, which also killed people outside. He left sisters Lil and Eva.
FITZGERALD, Thomas Christopher CWGC 2131447 240 Battery, 77 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery Bombardier, 1449127 Died 2 November 1944, aged 31 Husband of Eileen Rosina Mary (nee Reynolds, married 1942) of 40 Channel View Road. He died in Malaya and is remembered on memorial in Singapore. Born in 1914, his mother's maiden name was Nicholas. His widow died in 1995.
FOLLAND Sydney Frank CWGC 2716839 S.S. Briarwood (Middlesbrough), Merchant Navy Fireman and trimmer d 15 January 1945, aged 21 Son of George Edward and Bessie Victoria Folland, of Grangetown, Cardiff; husband of Philomena Folland (nee Piddell, they married a year before), of 23 Clare Street, Riverside, Cardiff. Philomena (Lena) may have later lived in Llantarnam Rd, Gabalfa. His father was from Amherst St. Buried at Cathays Cemetery. Died at Broadgreen hospital in Liverpool.
FORRESTER Alexander William CWGC 2786935 SS Tregarthen (London) Merchant Navy Able Seaman died 6 June 1941, aged 24Son of Alexander and Mary Forrester; husband of Eileen Forrester (nee Senior, married 1940), of 12 Pentre Gardens, Grangetown. The coal ship was sunk by a U-boat in the mid Atlantic, betwen Cardiff and Jamaica, with all 45 crew lost.
FOULKES, Alec Vyvyan Atkins CWGC 2716840 689th General Construction Company, Royal Engineers Sapper 2069080 Died 20 January 1942, aged 38 Son of the late bootmaker and dealer Alec and Florence Edith Foulkes (nee Atkins), of 66 Holmesdale Street, later his widowed mother lived in Forrest Street; husband of Florence May Foulkes (nee Jones), of Cathays. His father died in 1934. Buried at Cathays Cemetery.
FRANCIS, David CWGC 2787044 SS Shrewsbury, Merchant Navy Chief Engineer Died 12 February 1941, aged 58 Born in 1873 at 84 Clive Street, son of pilot David Francis and one of 10 children. He was a mechanical engineer who was living at "Bryn Derwen." Beatty Avenue, Roath Park, with his wife Edith Lavinia (nee Harris). Their son David Jr, living at home at the start of the war, was killed in France on 18 August 1944, aged 30. David Sr's nephew Gerard (see below) died on a merchant ship in 1943. David's ship was attacked by shellfire from German cruiser Admiral Hipper, 300 miles south east of the Azores - 20 crew were lost on the ship and another 18 in a lifeboat which was also hit by a shell.
FRANCIS, Gerard CWGC 2787047 MV Shillong (London), Merchant Navy Fourth Officer Died 5 April 1943, aged 20 King's Commendation for Brave Conduct awarded post-humously. Son of Llewellyn, a channel pilot, and Johanna Mary Francis (nee Moorcraft), of 113 Clare Road. He died of exposure on board a raft. The motor vessel Shillong was sunk - a few hours after being earlier damaged - by U-boat off Greenland with the loss of the master and 70 crew. Gerard had launched the raft and lifeboat but refused to get onto either as both were full. "He swam in the ice cold Atlantic and hung onto a floating hatch for two hours. He was taken out of the water at last but died as a result of the exposure he underwent," said his obituary. An apprentice called David Clowe, one crew member and five gunners in a lifeboat were picked up after eight days by the British rescue ship Zamalek. Gerard, who had been on his way home to sit his 2nd Mate certificate, was a veteran of six Atlantic crossings and had also sailed twice to Archangel in Russia and in the Middle East and between India and Australia. The former St Illtyd's pupil became a pilot like his father and then an apprentice with the Haines Line. His Grangetown-born uncle David Francis, who lived in Roath Park, died as chief engineer officer on SS Shrewsbury, which was sunk by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper on 12 February 1941 (see above), while his cousin David Jr died in France in 1944. His brother Frank Francis survived the sinking of SS Daydawn in November 1940.
FRY Peter Austin CWGC 2716844 161 Squadron, Royal Air Force Flight Sergeant/Flight Engineer 613175 d 17 December 1943, aged 24 Son of mason Herbert Thomas Fry and Mae Fry, of 24 Amherst St, Grangetown. Buried at Cathays Cemetery. On Operation Wheelwright, the Halifax with six crew on board on course after a mission in France to pick up two agents, in rain and thick fog, forced an early return and whilst attempting to land at RAF Woodbridge crashed at 0505 in Tangham Forest near Capel St.Andrew, Suffolk. Three crew were killed..
GALLIVAN, Christopher CWGC 2717062 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Aircraftman 2nd Class 1137246 Died 3rd December, 1941, aged 27 Born 27th December 1913 and lived 101 Dock View Road, Barry with his wife Elsie Perry. He was the son of John and Mary Gallivan of 112 Chester Place and worked as a civilian aircraft fitter before the war. He died in Cheltenham is buried at Western Cemetery in Cardiff. His brother Patrick (see below) died with the RAF in Italy. Another brother James Patrick (26th April 1905-9th February 1978, latterly of 4 Bedwas Street) was also in the RAF and a prisoner of war in Singapore.
GALLIVAN, Patrick Joseph CWGC 2048714 148 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1102394 Died 16 August, 1944, aged 24 Born 14th March 1920 and lived at 11 Chester Place with wife Johanna "Ann" Teresa Doyle (they had married the year before at St Patrick's). He was the son of the late John and Mary Gallivan and worked for a time with Great Western Railways. Buried at Assisi, Italy and commemorated on the St Patrick's church plaque. His squadron was involved in dropping supplies in Poland in July and August 1944 and suffered heavy losses in the missions. His brother Christopher died in Cheltenham in 1941 while serving with the RAF and is buried in Cardiff. Another brother James Patrick (26th April 1905-9th February 1978, latterly of 4 Bedwas Street) was also in the RAF and a prisoner of war in Singapore.
GARDNER, Reginald James CWGC 2787428 SS Stornest (Newcastle) Merchant Navy Assistant Steward Died 14th October 1942, aged 25 Born 26th November 1916, son of boiler maker's helper George Frederick and (Charlotte) Grace, of 127 Clive Street. He was married to Catherine ('Cassie'> and lived at 5 Glebe Street, Penarth. Before the war he worked as a docks labourer. The master, 38 crew members and 10 gunners were lost when the ship was torpedoed in the mid Atlantic carrying coal from Swansea to Boston.
GAUCI Carmelo (Charles) CWGC 2787485 SS Newbury (London) Merchant Navy Cook died 15 September 1941, aged 34 Born in Malta, son of Carmelo and Anna Gauci; husband of Alice Mabel Gauci, of 67 Pentrebane Street, Grangetown. The coal cargo ship was on a trip between Cardiff and Buenos Aires when she was attacked by a U-boat, with 45 losses. The U-boat captain claimed that the crew abandoned ship in lifeboats but no-one was ever found. Those who died included three Maltese Attard brothers, from Butetown.
GIBSON, Edward Vernon CWGC 2479732 HMS Inglefield, Royal Navy Petty Officer Stoker D/KX 78636 Died 25 February 1944, aged 35 Born in Cardiff on 17th February 1909, one of nine children born to railway worker and WW1 lance corporal Albert and Elizabeth Gibson, once of 37 and 13 Somerset Street and later Warwick Street. Edward moved to Manchester in late 1943 to marry Edith Hyde Gibson (nee Bagshaw, later Bowater), a telephonist of 466 Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Lancashire. He was briefly a brewer before first joining the Navy in 1927. His ship was sunk by a bomb, off Anzio, Italy. with the loss of 35 lives - most of the crew were rescued.
GILES, Fitzroy "Roy" Andrew CWGC 2479766 HM Submarine P222, Royal Navy Stoker First Class D/KX 86320 Died 21 December 1942, aged 25 Adopted son of the late Evan Watkin, once of the London Style Inn, Lucknow Street. He was married to Rosie Welch (Poppy) - who lived at 54 Cornwall Street - and they had a young son Michael, just 10 months old "whom he never saw," according to his obituary. He had been on Navy submarines for some years.
GILES, James "Jimmy" CWGC 24797695 HMS Warwick, Royal Naval Reserve Leading Seaman D/X 20369A Died 20 February 1944, aged 23 Adopted or foster son of William and Elizabeth Giles, believed to be the same couple living at 43 Compton Street in 1939 and later in Ninian Park Road. The couple by this time were in their 70s and had a married daughter Daisy. They had moved from Bristol in the early part of the century, with William working as a mason. It is believed Jimmy was given up as a baby because he had a cleft palate. He was a former Virgil Street School pupil and had been in the Navy for five years. HMS Warwick was hit by torpedo off the coast of Cornwall with the loss of 66 lives. Read more here.
GILLMAN Peter CWGC 3162507 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged three months old Son of Merchant Navy marine engineer William Henry and M. G. Gillman (nee Wilson), of 13 Corporation Road, Grangetown. Died at Llandough Hospital - his death certificate gives no more details, other than it was "as a result of war operations" but he is believed to have been killed in the bombing at the hospital, which suffered extensive damage. One casualty was reported.
GLENN, Raymond CWGC Number SS Otterpool (Hartlepool) Fireman/Trimmer D 20 June 1940, aged 25 Lived at 78 Pentre Gardens, husband of Thelma Louise, his parents were Samuel and Lavinia. Two other Grangetown men were among the 23 casualties, when the ship carrying iron ore was sunk of the Isles of Scilly.
GOODE, Joseph "Joe" Ivor CWGC 2846274 154 Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers Sapper 1927439 Died 17 June 1940, aged 37 Son of John and Annie, of 29 Knole Street and husband of Theresa Lynch - they married in 1928 and had a daughter Pat and later lived in Ilfracombe, Devon. He died along with around 170 other British soldiers and many more Frecnh soldiers after a troop trains were bombed by German aircraft and apparently a train containing munitions exploded at Rennes station in France. His father was a retired docker who died the following year.
GOSLING, Thomas CWGC 1798593 RAF, 224 Squadron Sergeant 566256 Died 15 April 1940, aged 23 Eldest son and one of seven children to fitter's labourer Thomas and Margaret Gosling, of 48 Wedmore Road, Grangetown. He went missing on a North Sea patrol, only days after returning from a reconnaisance mission over occupied Norway, which saw him return safely on one engine for 350 miles after his plane was shot at and badly damaged. One of four young aircraftmen from the squadron - often involved in anti-submarine missions from Leuchars - who went missing that day. Thomas was a former pupil at Canton Secondary School, who won a scholarship, and joined the RAF as a teenager.
GRAY, Frank CWGC 2480027 HMS Charybdis, Royal Navy Able Seaman D 23 October 1943, aged 23 Lived at 190 Clive Street with his widowed mother Josephine, two sisters and elder brother. He worked as a despatcher at an iron foundry before the war. His father Frank Sr died in 1925 - originally the family lived at 28 Hewell Street. Frank's ship was sunk by torpedo-boat as it tried to attack a German convoy - with the loss of over 400 men between the Channel Islands and the north coast of Brittany. Two Navy ships were lost in the action - HMS Limbourne was the other - and it has been blamed on mistakes. Bodies were washed ashore on the Channel Islands.
GREEDY William Henry James CWGC 2788127 SS Baron Kelvin (Ardrossan) Merchant Navy Sailor died 19 October 1941, aged 18 Son of James Evan and Emily Eliza Greedy, of 76 South Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Brought up in Craddock Street, Riverside.The cargo ship Baron Kelvin was in convoy near Gibraltar when she was torpedoed by German submarine U-206 en route from Lisbon for Gibraltar and Melilla in ballast. 26 men were killed - mostly a mix of Cardiff and Scottish - although the captain among nine crew who survived.
GRUNEWALD, Henriette CWGC 3161825 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 48 Wife of F. Grunewald (possibly Fritz Benni aka Fred Greenwood, a Jewish butcher who was in a refugee camp in Kent in 1939). Died at 50 Penhevad Street.
GULLEY, Thomas Edwin CWGC 2650548 240 Battery, 77 HAA Regiment, Royal Artillery Bombadier/L Sgt 1449678 Died 6 July 1943, aged 27 Died of dysentry as a prisoner of war in Thailand, after being captured in Java. He married (Mary) Ada Walters in 1938 and lived at 62 Stafford Road. They had two children and he worked in the wine department of Hancock's but joined the Army before the start of the war. He was a former pupil of Wood Street School. His parents George - a builders' labourer - and Rose lived at 47 Allerton Street.
HAINES, William Edward CWGC 2788457 SS Roxby (West Hartlepool) Merchant Navy Donkeyman died 7 November 1942, aged 39 Husband of Linda May Haines, of 71 Pentrebane Street, Grangetown. Previously a fireman on a sand dredger. The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean in a convoy by U-boat U-613 with the loss of 33 of her 46 crew. .
HALL, Henry John CWGC 2717068 15th Battalion Welch Regiment Private 3959103 Died 1 June 1946, aged 35 Son of John Joseph and Thurza Hall, of Cardiff husband of Nancy Hall (nee Jones, married 1942), of Grange, Cardiff and "dear daddy of Anthony," born 1943. Buried at Western Cemetery.
HALL, Tom CWGC 2109025 RAF, 570 Squadron Warrant Officer (Pilot) 2109025 Died 14 November 1945, aged 22Tom was piloting a Stirling aircraft, which crashed in Brussels. He and his crew of five - carrying mail - were killed in this post-war accident when it hit an electric pylon near Evre aerodrome and crashed into a hockey club, also killing three girls. The crew are all buried in the Belgian capital. He had married Christina Griffith, a leading Wren at the naval base in Cardiff earlier in the year and they lived at 34 Pentrebane Street, Grange Gardens. Tom had been due to come home on leave the next day. Those who died included Fl Sgt Ron Fair, 21, from Grand Avenue, Ely.
HAMPSON, Frederick CWGC 2367958 HM Trawler Waveflower, Royal Naval Reserve (Patrol Service) Engine Man, LT/X 6064ES Died 22 October 1940, aged 34 Born 22 March 1906, son of Frederick and Elizabeth Hampson, of Cardiff; husband of Violet May Hampson, of 183 Corporation Road, Grangetown. He was a fishing engineer before the war. His trawler was mined and sunk off Alderburgh, Suffolk, 15 died.
HANTMAN, Henry CWGC Number SS Otterpool (Hartlepool) Fireman/Trimmer D 20 June 1940, aged 30 Lived at 127 Penarth Road. Two other Grangetown men were among the 23 casualties, when the ship carrying iron ore was sunk of the Isles of Scilly.
HARRINGTON, John CWGC 2480532 HMS Edinburgh, Royal Navy Stoker 1st Class D/KX 112421 Died 2 May 1942, aged 26 Son of brewers helper Eli and Rose Harrington, of 166 Craddock Street, Riverside; husband of Dorothy Gwendoline Harrington (nee Evans, married 1941), of Grangetown. He was a gas works labourer before the war. His ship was scuttled in the Arctic Ocean after being attacked by three large German destroyers, after being damaged by a U-boat a few days before. Altogether, 58 men died.
HARRIS, Phyllis May CWGC 3161828 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 31Lived at 129 Woodville Road, Cathays, the daughter of Edward and Edith E. Harris, of 5 Oak Street, Aberdare. She was killed in the air raid at 30 Taff Embankment, Grangetown.
HARRISON, Francis CWGC 2788965 SS Treverbyn (St. Ives), Merchant Navy Mess Room Boy/Catering Died 21 October 1941, aged 15 Born 13 November 1925, so still short of his 16th birthday. Son of William and Annie Harrison, of 55 Ferry Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. The ship sank in three minutes after being hit by torpedo, southwest of Cape Clear, with 48 dead - no survivors. Francis was not the youngest on board - 15-year-old Robert Brimble, an able seaman from Newport, was a couple of months younger. There was another 15-year-old on board too from Liverpool, a cabin boy.
HESLOP, Douglas Alfred Thomas CWGC 2412860 RAF, 9 Squadron Sergeant (Air Gunner) 549514 d 2 March 1941, aged 21Son of coal trimmer William Douglas and Louisa Maud Heslop, of 58 Penarth Rd, Grangetown. He was in a Wellington bomber which is believed to have run out of fuel after a mission over Cologne. It crashed into the North Sea off Spurn Head. The six crew, all in their 20s, were killed. His body was washed ashore and he was buried at Patrington cemetery in Yorkshire.
HEYNES, Thomas David CWGC 2177315 Royal Engineers, Bengal Sappers Major 39280 Died 28 May 1943, aged 36 Only son of Raphael David and Ethel Mary Heynes, of 18 Pentre Gardens, formerly a head postman and a veteran of World War One and the Army Service Corps. The family previously lived in Universal Street. He married Catherine May (nee Seymour), of 2 The Bridge, Chippenham, Wiltshire in 1932 - they had a 10-year-old daughter Mary - and had trained as an engineer and surveyor in Calne before working for Middleton Council in Lancashire before the war. He had gone to Howard Gardens School and had a brother Charles and sister Mary. He was commissioned in the TA in 1928, before retiring as a captain in 1937. He rejoined when war was declared two years later.
HOBBS, John CWGC 2339867 2nd Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry Private 4034023 Died 8 June 1944, aged 25 Son of John and Beatrice Hobbs, of Cardiff; husband of Gwyneth Irene Hobbs (nee Pugsley, married 1942), of Oakley Street, Grangetown. His parents lived at 2 Pendine Rd in 1939. John - who had been in the Army for seven years - was buried at La Delivrande, Douvres, Calvados, France.
HOLLAND, Alfred William CWGC 2776948 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Guardsman 2735073 Died between 10 May and 4 June 1940, aged 36 Lived at 2 Bargoed Street, Grangetown. Last seen alive on 10 May 1940 and whose body was found on June 4th. He is buried in France. (Will to his sister Alice Maud Jacobsen, wife of Harold). Son of William and Alice Maud Holland, he joined up in November 1939 and had been in the Metropolitan Police before the war. His brother Charles Henry Holland, who had joined the Welsh Guards in 1935, was also reported missing at the same time but survived.
HOLLMAN, Woolf CWGC 2219862 Royal Army Medical Corps Sergeant 2219862 Died 7 February 1940, aged 25 Lived latterly in Neville Street but lived for many years at 30 Clare Road, where his late father Morris was a tailor. He died in 1939. His mother was Minnie Hollman (nee Sherman). The couple were Russian/Polish Jews and Woolf is buried in a Jewish grave in the military cemetery in Ramleh. According to the Echo, he died of a gunshot wound to the head.
HOLLYMAN, Alfred John CWGC 3161835 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 74Died after a bomb dropped on an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery, on the corner of Stockland Street and Corporation Road. It was used by local residents and passers-by. Alfred's two sons, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandaughter also died. A brother Bill, 72, another baker, survived, as he was apparently sheltering elsewhere, while his son Jack, 40, who eventually re-started the business, was living in Canton. Around 35 are believed to have been killed. A plaque marks the tragedy, on what is now a hardware shop, rebuilt after the war.
HOLLYMAN, Ethel CWGC 3161836 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 43 Died after a bomb dropped on an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery, on the corner of Stockland Street and Corporation Road. The shelter was used by local residents and passers-by. Around 35 are believed to have been killed. A plaque marks the tragedy, on what is now a hardware shop, rebuilt after the war. Ethel's father and brother also died.
HOLLYMAN, Joan CWGC 3161837 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 12Died after a bomb dropped on an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery, on the corner of Stockland Street and Corporation Road. Lived at 84 Stockland Street and was daughter of Bill (who was not in the shelter and survived) and Margaret Hollyman. Died at 64 Corporation Road. The shelter was used by local residents and passers-by. Around 35 are believed to have been killed. A plaque marks the tragedy, on what is now a hardware shop, rebuilt after the war.
HOLLYMAN, Margaret CWGC 3161838 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 36 Died after a bomb dropped on an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery, on the corner of Stockland Street and Corporation Road. Wife of Bill Hollyman, of 84 Stockland Street, who also died along with their daughter. The shelter was used by local residents and passers-by. Around 35 are believed to have been killed. A plaque marks the tragedy, on what is now a hardware shop, rebuilt after the war.
HOLLYMAN, William "Bill" CWGC 3161839 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 38 Died after a bomb dropped on an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery, on the corner of Stockland Street and Corporation Road. His wife and daughter, and father, also died - see above. The shelter was used by local residents and passers-by. Around 35 are believed to have been killed. A plaque marks the tragedy, on what is now a hardware shop, rebuilt after the war.
HOWARD, Raymond Malcolm CWGC 2790016 MV Rio Bravo (London) Merchant Navy Cabin Boy Died 2 November 1944, aged 17 Son of Mrs. L. and Charles Howard, of 43 Cornwall Street and born 6 October 1927. He was among 14 crew to die when the tanker was sunk in the North Sea off Ostend, by an E-boat while she was at anchor. One of four brothers serving in the forces. Raymond had played football and baseball for Ninian Park School.
HUNT, Joseph "Joe" Donald CWGC 2076074 Royal Army Service Corps Driver 10672203 Died 9 September 1943, aged 40 Lived with his parents Alfred Charles - a retired boiler attendant - and Hannah at 57 Penhevad Street. He worked as a pig breeeder before the war. Buried at Catania in Sicily, Italy.
HURLEY, Cornelius James CWGC 2716865 Pioneer Corps Private 13039887 Died 7th April 1942, aged 23 Son of Michael Hurley of 51 Cornwall Street, a widowed coal trimmer; he also had a younger sister Honora, 15. Buried at Cathays Cemetery
IMPEY, Thomas George CWGC 2410212 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards Guardsman 2737006 Died 10 February 1944, aged 24 A warehouseman before the war and son of public works labourer Thomas and Rose May Impey, of 62 Channel View Road, Grangetown. His battalion were involved in the Battle of Monte Cassino. Buried at Cassino cemetery, Italy.
INGS, Robert Verdun CWGC 2319797 76 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flying Officer (pilot) 174019 d 13th August 1944, aged 28 Son of Robert and Eliza Ann Ings, of Brook St, Riverside, Cardiff and husband of May Ings (nee Sheppard, married in 1942), of Earl Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. A coach builder and wheelwright before the war. Buried at Choloy-Menillot, Lorraine, France.
JAMES, Emrys Angell CWGC 1801061 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Leading Aircraftman 974799 Died 5 July 1941, aged 26Son of John and Mary Ann James, of 103 Clare Road, Grangetown. In 1939, his parents were running a cafe on the Brixton Road in London and he was a driller and tapper of telephone poles. He was a passenger on a troop ship, Anselm, which was hit by a torpedo in the mid Atlantic. Although all but one of the lifeboats were launched, four crew and 250 troops on board were lost.
JOHN, Robert Eynon CWGC 2116410 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flight Sergeant/Pilot 1027861 Died 5 November 1943, aged 31 Son of Albert and Martha, of 32 Pentre Gardens, and married from 1939 to Lorna Dulcie (nee Clatworthy), of 23 Mardy Street. He left a young son and daughter. He had a science degree from the University of Wales. He is buried in Egypt. He is also remembered on the Dinas Powys war memorial.
JOHNSON, Edgar Maitland CWGC 2061334 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards Guardsman 2734177 Died 29 June 1944, aged 26Son of Augustave "Gus" and Gerda May Johnson, of Grangetown and 160 Habershon Street, Butetown; husband of Violet Lily Johnson, of 177 Clare Road, Grangetown.
JONES, Alfred Thomas CWGC 2823325 240 Battery, 77 H.A.A "Ack Ack" Regiment, Royal Artillery Gunner 1433306 Died 19 September 1943, aged 28 Born 11 October 1914, the son of Alfred and Elizabeth Matilda Jones, of 19 Sussex Street (previously of 41 Lyndhurst Street, Canton), and brother of Hilda and Ted. He was a prisoner of war in Thailand and according to his record, died of beri beri in hospital. Many in his regiment, captured after the fall of Singapore and forced to work on building projects, such as the Burma railway, died of diseases. He is buried at Kanchanaburi war cemetery.
JONES Annie Griffiths CWGC 3161856 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 48Died with her parents and two sisters after a bomb dropped on their home - and also their next-door neighbours - at 10 Clydach Street.
JONES Blanche CWGC 3161858 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 50Died with her parents and two sisters after a bomb dropped on their home - and also their next-door neighbours - at 10 Clydach Street..
JONES David CWGC 3161859 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 84Died with his wife and three daughters after a bomb dropped on their home - and also their next-door neighbours - at 10 Clydach Street.
JONES Emily CWGC 3161860 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 47Died with her parents and two sisters after a bomb dropped on their home - and also their next-door neighbours - at 10 Clydach Street.
JONES Emma CWGC 3161861 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 81Died with husband David and three daughters after a bomb dropped on their home - and also their next-door neighbours - at 10 Clydach Street..
JONES, Ernest CWGC 2353104 3 H.A.A. Regt. Royal Artillery Gunner 1488641 Died 2 November 1943, aged 31Son of William and Anne Jones, of Warwick Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. Served in Malaya. Buried at Chungka cemetery in Thailand, near the River Kwai
JONES, Philip Henry CWGC 2362792 SS Port Hunter (London) Merchant Navy Sailor Died 11 July 1942, aged 25 Son of William H Jones and Gladys Jones (nee Walling) of 1 Merches Gardens; husband of Emily Jones, of 45 Angel Walk, Hammersmith, London. His merchant ship - the cargo included ammunition - exploded after being hit by U-boat torpedoes west of the Canary islands on a voyage from Liverpool to Auckland, via Durban. Three men clinging to wreckage survived but 88 died.
JONES, Philip CWGC 2948309 HM LCI 309 Royal Navy Stoker 1st Class D/KX 129336 Died 26 October 1943, aged 30. Buried at Falmouth Cemetery in Cornwall Son of Ivor and Mabel Jones, of Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff; husband of Edith Jones, 27, of 10 Coedcae Street, Grangetown and later Stockland Street. They had one child. Died on war service in sick quarters at the Navy's Falmouth base - his infantry landing craft was lost. Was a trimmer in the Merchant Navy before the war and then a merchant war service reserve and volunteered for the Navy on the day war was declared,
JONES, Thomas Brooks CWGC 3161866 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 32The husband of D. Brooks Jones, of 71 Pentrebane Street. He died at St David's Hospital, Cowbridge Road.
JONES, Trevor John CWGC 2076158 6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry Private 3912250 Died 6 August 1943, aged 28 B 16 May 1915; only son of John Joseph and Grace Jones, of 32 Dorset St Grangetown. A former Ninian Park schoolboy and an upholsterer before the war. He was also an active member and secretary of the Junior Imperial League (which was similar to the modern day Young Conservatives). Buried at Catania cemetery, Sicily. His battalion had been involved in the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 - and had been involved in the battle for Primosole Bridge and pushing the Germans back. He had been seconded from the South Wales Borderers.
KEEGAN, Gerald CWGC 3161873 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 8Lived at 56 Clive Street, Grangetown, son of William Keegan, and of Elizabeth Keegan. Died at 40 Glamorgan Street, Canton.
KEEGAN, Elizabeth CWGC 3161872 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 42 Lived at 56 Clive Street. Daughter of William and Catherine Cutts, of 10 North Clive Street and born 10th June 1908; wife of William Keegan, a gardener, who she married in 1933. Before the war, the couple lived for a while in Weymouth, where William Keegan later moved to. Died at 40 Glamorgan Street, Canton with her young son Gerald.
KENNEDY, John CWGC 2363193 MV British Dominion Cabin Boy Died 10 January 1943, aged 16 Born in Grangetown but living in Church Road, Penarth. His widowed mother was Fanny Maud and he was the youngest of six children. His ship was hit by torpedoes off the Canary Island, leaving 38 dead and 15 survivors, who were rescued. John was the youngest victim.
LAVENTURE, John James CWGC 2783288 SS Glenlea, Merchant Navy Fireman/Trimmer Died 7 November 1942, aged 25 Born October 1916. Left a widow Florence May (nee Spooner, married in 1941), lived at 80 Court Road. Son of Sarah Ann Laventure (nee Norman) and Louis Edgar Laventure (from Mauritius) who was a Merchant Navy veteran who lived in Angelina Street, Butetown. On a journey from Cardiff to Durban and Suez, when she was hit by torpedo north of the Azores. Altogether 44 crew died, the master was taken prisoner and four were rescued after 21 days in a lifeboat. See also: Cox and Westgarth.
LAWSON George Thomas CWGC 2606075 Private 14205118 2/5th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment Died 13 October 1943, aged 20 Son of railway maintenance man William Henry and Lily Lawson, of 29 Chester Street, Grangetown. Died in Italy, 18 months after joining up.
LEE, Albert Henry CWGC 3161884 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 56 Dock labourer, born 4 October 1884, who had joined as an Army reservist in 1908 and then the 2nd and 3rd Welsh Regiments in World War One, before being discharged wounded in 1915. Husband of Ada Lee (nee Derrett, married 1916), of 4 Channel View Road. They had eight children - five girls and three boys - born between 1918 and 1930. His son Ivor (see below) was killed in 1944 with the Royal Navy. Died at Ferry Road.
LEE, Ivor James CWGC 2814104 HMS Charybdis, Royal Navy Acting Stoker First Class D/KX 157032 Died 23rd October 1943, aged 20 Son of the late Albert and Ada Lee of 4 Channel View Road. He was a former worker at Grangetown gas works and a member of the choir of St John's Church and had gone to St John's School in The Friary. His father was killed in the Blitz in 1941. Ivor was one of eight children. His ship was sunk in the English Channel, with the loss of 400 lives, as she chased a German convoy and was sunk by a U-boat. Another 107 survived.
LEE, Robert Albert CWGC 2199319 1/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment Sergeant 3964617 Died 11 April 1945, aged 26 His sister Ellen lived at 4 Madras Street. He had been wounded on D-Day but returned to fight in August 1944. A former pupil at St Mary's School in Canton, his wife lived ar Newbury, Northern Ireland.
LEMON, Albert "Bert" Edward CWGC 2716880 Welsh Guards, Foot Guards Guardsman 14295068 Died 30 June 1944, aged 20 Youngest son of docks worker Arthur Rolls Lemon and Bessie Lemon, of 9 Tynant Street, Grangetown. He joined the Army 18 months before his death and had also been a Grangetown ARP warden. He was a former Ninian Park pupil and was an apprentice printer. Buried in Cathays cemetery.
LEWIS, Edward Samuel CWGC 2280780 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers Fusilier 4189942 Died 28 May 1940, aged 27Buried in France. Lived at 4 Bromsgrove St, father Samuel was a wharf worker. Mother was called Ann.
LEWIS, Frederick CWGC 2717089 Royal Army Medical Corps Corporal 7344970 Died 9 February 1946, aged 42Eldest son of Frederick and Elsie Marian Lewis (nee Rich), formerly of 38 Cornwall Street and later 7 Allerton Street; husband of Beatrice May Lewis, of 101 North Road. Died at the emergency hospital in Whitchurch and buried at Western Cemetery. His parents emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1924 with youngest sister Elsie. His father died as a seaman in the Australian Merchant Navy on 18 January 1943, aged 61.
LEWIS, (Thomas) Frederick David CWGC 2226085 SS Kalingo (Sydney), Australian Merchant Navy Fireman Died 18 January 1943, aged 61 Son of David and Sarah Lewis; husband of Elsie Marion Lewis (nee Rich), of Glebe, New South Wales. They had emigrated from 7 Allerton Street in 1924. Frederick's son died serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1946 (see above). He was one of two firemen killed when a torpedo hit the ship off the Australian coast, from a Japanese submarine. The remainder of the 32 crew survived in a boat
LEWORTHY Margaret Jane CWGC 3161889 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 43Died at their home at 6 Clydach Street. Daughter of John and Matilda Gwilliam, of 32 Newton Road; wife of Richard Wesley Leworthy.
LITTEN, Ernest "Ernie" Richard CWGC 2237521 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment Private 4081087 Died 21 April 1945, aged 31 Born 8 March 1914, son of horse driver Ernest and the late Ann Litten, of 98 Stafford Road, Grangetown; husband of Amy Ethel Litten (nee Chapman), they lived with her parents at 15 Rutland Street, Grangetown and had a young daughter Winifred. He was a motor lorry driver before joining the Army in 1940. An old boy of Court Road School. Buried at Faenza cemetery, Italy
LONGHURST, Henry Algernon Leslie CWGC 2783854 SS Ashcrest (London), Merchant Navy Steward Died 9 December 1940, aged 41 Born at Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, son of Elizabeth Longhurst; husband of Annie Maud Longhurst, of 11 Ludlow Street, Grangetown. The couple had children, including daughter Eleanor, aged seven. The ship carrying steel between Philadelphia and Middlesbrough suffered a broken rudder and sent a distress signal, which was picked up by a U-boat off the north coast of Ireland and sunk it with the loss of 38 lives.
LOVE, Albert William CWGC 2171558 Royal Artillery, 240 Battery, 77th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Bombardier 1462056 Died 8 November 1943, aged 37 Son of William and Amelia Love, of 29 Elford Road, Ely, Cardiff; husband of Gwendoline Flora Love (nee Smith), of 11 Chester Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. A prisoner of war in Java (Djawa camp, run by Japanese) and buried in Ambon War Cemetary, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia. Albert was a well known local lightweight boxer before the war and won a bronze medal at the first Empire Games in Canada in 1930. In those days, there was no Welsh team so he fought for England.
LYONS Caroline "Carrie" CWGC 3161894 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 48 Died with her husband Thomas, 14-year-old son Dillon and a next door neighbour who was with them at the time after a bomb dropped destroying their home at 8 Clydach Street Her body - unmarked despite the bombing - was originally misidentified and taken to St John's Church in Canton before being claimed. Her daughter was the only survivor of the bombing and was dug out from rubble.
LYONS John Patrick (Dillon) CWGC 3161895 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 14 Died with his parents after a bomb dropped destroying their home at 8 Clydach Street - and that of their next door neighbours, who also died. His body was never found.
LYONS Thomas CWGC 3161896 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 56 Died with his wife Carrie and their 14-year-old son Dillon after a bomb dropped destroying their home at 8 Clydach Street. He was a former Merchant Navy seaman and World War One veteran, who also served as a telegraph messenger in the Royal Navy before his marriage. The couple had lived in Havelock Place for years before moving to Clydach Street in around 1938. His body was never found. From a large Welsh-Irish Catholic family, son of William Lyons, of 6 Clive Place, Penarth.
MACE, (Arthur) George CWGC 1079316 626 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flight Sergeant/Navigator 1410722 Died 22 December 1944, aged 22 Born 16th August 1922. He was the husband of Margaret "Peg" (nee Regan); they had married 18 months before and he left behind a three-week-old son Robert. They lived at Coslett Place. His parents were Edie (Edith) and George, a master of a sand dredger, from 101 Clive Street, and he had siblings Eileen, Joan, Reg (Royal Navy, younger brother) and Gordon. He worked for the Junction Dry Dock and Engineering Co before the war and was a former Howard Gardens pupil.
MACE, George CWGC 2784427 Fishing vessel Naniwa Third Hand Died 16 February 1941, aged 33 Born March 7th 1907, eldest son of retired trawler skipper George William Mace and wife (Mary) Jennet (nee Geddes). They lived at 75 Pentre Street. He was formerly a deckhand on a trawler called Yashina, while his brother Alexander was a trawler skipper. George's boat was bombed by German aircraft and the crew of five was lost, off the west coast of Ireland.
MAHONEY, John Francis CWGC 2716893 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Aircraftman 2nd Class 1083617 d 6th August 1941, aged 28 Born 19th August 1912 and lived at 123 Penarth Road with his widowed father John, a coal trimmer and worked as a sales rep before the war. Died at RAF hospital in Shropshire of TB and is buried at Cathays Cemetery.
MAHONEY, William Henry CWGC 2199466 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers L/Corporal 14731087 Died 20 April 1945, aged 36 Born 21 June 1908, son of the late William George, a timber worker, and Lilian Alice Mahoney (nee Cleves, married 1907), of 44 Taff Embankment. He was brought up at 2 North Church Street in Butetown and was a hoseman checker at Pickford's warehouse in Tyndall Street before the war. A well known swimmer. He was called up in March 1944 and is buried at the Becklingen war cemetery at Niedersachsen, Germany
MANN, Charles Henry CWGC 2483987 HMS Cicala, Royal Navyy Able Seaman D/JX 137274 Died 2 October 1942, aged 25 Son of Charles Henry and Elizabeth Mann, of 145 Penarth Road, Grangetown.
MARSHALL, Royden CWGC 2714307 RAF Leading Aircraftman Pilot (Under Training) 526524 Died 7 October 1941, aged 26 Born in Barry, son of the late John "Jack" and Irene Marshall - his father died when he was five and his mother died when he was 15. He had been living at 9 Pentre Gardens. His aircraft, out with six other flight training planes, flew off track and hit a balloon cable at Walsgrave, Coventry. He was killed along with Leading Aircraftman Douglas Thomas Foulger, 20, of High Wycombe. Buried at Coventry cemetery.
MARTIN, Frank William CWGC 2328210 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment Private 3972782 Died 27 August 1944, aged 32Second son of Frank (Francis) and Edith Martin, of 22 Knole Street; husband of Bessie of 3 Kent Street, father of Natalie and Maureen. He was a boiler scaler with GWR before the war and had gone to Grangetown National School. He died of wounds and was buried at Bayeux cemetery, Calvados, France. He was the brother of Edith, Eileen and Bill, who served in the Royal Navy.
McCARTHY, George CWGC 2627992 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment Private 14640173 Died 23rd July 1944, aged 19Youngest son of four serving to Thomas and Lily McCarthy of 8 Somerset Street. He is commemorated on the Bayeux memorial at Calvados, France and on the St Patrick's church plaque.
McCARTHY, James Patrick Anthony CWGC 2619295 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment Corporal 4080181 Died 17th October 1944, aged 24 Died of wounds while serving in Holland. He lived with his wife in Pentre Gardens.
MATTHEWS, Harold William CWGC 1076568 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Squadron Sergeant (Wireless Operator) Died 10 May 1944, aged 23 Missing in a raid over Lille, he was born in Grangetown and was a former pupil of Court Road School. His mother Alice was living in Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex. Joined the RAF in 1941.
MATTHEWS, Leonard Horace CWGC 2717094 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Sergeant (Pilot) Died 18 July 1942, aged 30 Born in Bristol 2 November 1911, son of Silas and Ada Eleanor Matthews, of 45 Mardy Street. He was a railway clerk with GWR before the war, his father also worked for the railways as an inspector. He had two sisters and a brother. Buried at Western Cemetery in Cardiff.
MORGAN, Kathleen CWGC 3161912 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 27 Died at home in bombing, at 52 Paget Street. Her toddler daughter Mary was with her at the time but survived. Born 13 August 1913, daughter of Captain Peter Bonar, of Queen's Close, Newport; wife of RAF A.C.2 Philip George Morgan, who ran an off licence and grocery shop on the corner of Paget Street and Stockland Street (they married in 1938). Philip remarried in 1943, the widow of young Merchant Seaman Thomas Alexander, who died six weeks before (see above). The Morgans' daughter Mary died in 2018.
MORGAN, Rachael CWGC 3161916 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 54 Died after bomb hit an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery in Corporation Road (see also Hollyman). Lived at 7 Llanbradach Street and was the wife of George Athur Morgan, who also died.
MORGAN, George Arthur CWGC 3161911 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 55 Died after bomb hit an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery in Corporation Road (see also Hollyman). Lived at 7 Llanbradach Street, with wife Rachael, son Philip and daughter-in-law, who also died. Son of the late Philip Henry and Mary Jane Reynolds Morgan, of 9 Llanbradach Street.
MORGAN, Lilian CWGC 3161913 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 25Lived at 150 Coburn Street and daughter of Horace and Lilian Jenkins, of Daviot Street; wife of Philip Thomas Vivian Morgan, who was also killed at 64 Corporation Road after bomb hit an air raid shelter at Hollyman's bakery.
MORGAN, Philip Thomas Vivian CWGC 3161915 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 29Lived at 150 Coburn Street with wife Lilian, who was also killed - along with his parents, who they had been visiting in Llanbradach Street. They all took to the air raid shelter at 64 Corporation Road at Hollyman's bakery, which suffered a direct hit.
MORGAN, William CWGC 3161917 Civilian Died 1 March 1941, aged 69 Lived at 73 Court Road but died of wounds at 30a Cowbridge Road, suffered two months before in the 2 January air raid in Riverside. He was a widower, his wife had been Blanche (died 1929).
MORRIS, David CWGC 2790737 S.S. Ashbury (Glasgow) Merchant Navy Master died 8 January 1945, aged 59 Born Treorchy. Son of John and Jane Morris, of Bargoed, his sister Catherine's address 13 Upper Wood St was given; husband of Hilda Morris (nee Clare, married 1923), of Grangetown, Cardiff - probably 6 Bromfield St, the family home where she lived with her brothers at the start of the war. His ship foundered on rocks in a force nine gale off Kyle of Tongre, Talmine Bay in the north of Scotland and 42 crew were lost - the worst Merchant Navy disaster in the war, not caused by enemy action. Read more here and also here. The crew included other Welshmen. David's body was washed up two days later.
MORRISSEY, John Henry CWGC 2343414/ 1st Battalion The Herefordshire Regiment, King's Shropshire Light Infantry Private 2343414 Died 18 July 1944, aged 22 Only son of Edward - an ARP warden and loader at the railway yard in the Docks - and Eliza or Elizabeth Morrissey, of 6 Somerset Street. Buried at Ranville War Cemetery in France and described by his commanding officer as a "very nice fellow and a good comrade". He joined the Army in 1941. He worked in Nuneaton before the war and had been a student at St David's School in Cardiff.
MORTIMER, Dorcas Annie Florence CWGC 3161915 Auxiliary Territorial Service Volunteer W/16681 Died 6 March 1940, aged 51 Lived at 14 South Clive Street, wife of Robert John Mortimer, a foreman in a brewery bottling department. She died of stomach cancer at Llandough Hospital but was given a war grave at Wstern Cemetery as she was serving with the Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service. Born 9 September 1888 (nee Lippett) and had lived at 79 Clare Road - the family worked as sweet manufacturers. Two of her brothers were killed within six months of each other in 1917 in World War One.
MURT, Thomas Bain CWGC 2791090 SS Skarv (Sunderland), Merchant Navy Engineer officer Died 11 November 1940, aged 56 Born 26 June 1878 in Lancashire, lived at 155 Corporation Road with wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ann. They had a 15-year-old daughter Elizabeth. Her first husband William Hooper had died of Spanish Flu in a military hospital in France in World War One and is on the Grange Gardens memorial. Thomas worked on a sand dredger and was killed when his boat hit a mine in Swansea Bay. Four other crew members died, including the Self brothers of Grangetown.
MUSTON, John Edmund CWGC 2111012 Royal Army Ordnance Corps Private 7604103 Died 4 June 1942, aged 27 Died at Hardra, Egypt. Lived at 47 Cornwall Street, son of photographer William Arthur Muston, who previously lived in Roath and Caroline Matilia Muston. He had sisters Barbara and Eileen who worked in the Freeman and Curran's munitions factories and brother Leonard, a carpenter.
NEWBY, John "Jack" Graham CWGC 2202318 Royal Army Ordnance Corps Private 7597749 Died 15 April 1941, aged 27 Born 20 March 1914, son of Sgt Thomas Newby, Welsh Regiment, 24th Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry Battalion, who was killed in Palestine in World War One in December 1917 and is on the Grangetown war memeorial. His mother Maud Mary Newby, a widow (d 1963), was living with her brother-in-law John at 32 Llanmaes Street. The family previously lived in Corporation Road. John married Margaret Irene Newby (nee Davidson) in 1937 and the couple were living at 6 Moordale Road, Grangetown. He died at Smeckwitz hospital - reportedly as a prisoner of war - and is buried in Berlin war cemetery.
NEWELL Richard "Dick" Wiseman CWGC 2470839 HMS Avenger, Royal Navy Able Seaman C/JX 188382 died 15 November 1942, aged 22 Born St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, 13 April 1920, son of Richard Newell, he came to the UK in 1940; husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Newell (nee Martin, married earlier in the year), and they lived in Grangetown. HMS Avenger was an aircraft carrier and heading home from North Africa was sunk by a U-boat at 3.20am, with a heavy loss of life - 516 crew perished and only 12 were rescued. See more details of Richard here
NICHICEVIC, Stephano CWGC 3161932 Civilian d 20 May 1941, aged 59 Firewatcher; of 208 Penarth Road. Son of Luigi Nichicevic and Maria Nichicevic, of Perast, Yugoslavia; husband of Mary Nichicevic (nee Donaldson). The couple had five children. Injured 12 May 1941, at corner of Sloper Road; died later at the Royal Infirmary.
NICHOLS, Mary Ellen "Nellie" CWGC 3161934 Civilian d 2 January 1941, aged 55 Born 9 November 1884. Died at 66 Jubilee Street. Wife of Thomas Harris Nicholls - they married in 1903 and had six children, initially living in Cathays before moving to Saltmead Road and then Jubilee Street during WW1. Their 20-year-old daughter Muriel and four-year-old grandson, Neil Chiaramonti, were all killed in the air raid. Gertrude Chiaramonti survived - but lost her only child, her parents and sister.
NICHOLS, Muriel "Minnie" CWGC 3161935 Civilian 2 January 1941 aged 20 Died at 66 Jubilee Street. Her parents Thomas and Nellie and nephew Neil were all killed in the air raid. Her sister Gertrude survived. Minnie worked in the Freeman's cigar factory and was born on 5 December 1920.
NICHOLS, Thomas Harris "Tom" CWGC 3161936 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 60 Died at 66 Jubilee Street. Husband of Mary Ellen Nicholls. Their 20-year-old daughter Muriel and four-year-old grandson, Neil Chiaramonti, were all killed in the air raid. Gertrude Chiaramonti survived - but lost her only child, her parents and sister. He had four other children who were not involved. Tom was born on 24 May 1880 and was a builder's labourerer. He had joined the Army Service Corps in 1914 but an abnormal varicose vein in his leg/thigh led to his discharge as unfit, and joined up with the 16th Battalion Welsh Regiment a year after but was again discharged.
NOBLE, Mary Elizabeth CWGC 3161940 Civilian Died 2 January, body recovered 25 April 1941, aged 42 (one record says 46) Born 17 January 1899 (nee O'Brien). Lived at 1 Ferry Road. Wife of the late Thomas Edward Noble (died late 1938, aged 45). She died of injuries after the 2 January air raid. She had had three children, James, 13, Doris, 11, who was rescued from the rubble and Ronald, the youngest aged eight, who died.
NOBLE, Ronald NOT FOUND Civilian Died 2 January, aged eight Lived at 1 Ferry Road with his widowed mother Mary and sister Doris, 11. Mary was also killed in the raid but his sister was rescued. There is no record of Ronald's death but it is recorded by St Patrick's school and also in family memorials afterwards.
O'BRIEN, Patrick "Paddy" George CWGC 2628215 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment Private 3915840 Died 30th July 1944, aged 32 Lived with his wife Christine, who he met in a factory, in Holmesdale Street. Also had brothers Joe, Teddy and Neil. Paddy joined up in 1942. "He was killed in a very gallant effort to silence an enemy machine gun which was holding up our advance and endangering our company. A fine soldier, competent and courageous," said a letter from his major.
O'CONNELL, Daniel CWGC 2791598 SS Glenlea Merchant Navy Fireman/Trimmer Died 7th November 1942, aged 28 Son of John, a retired transport worker, 72, and Elizabeth O'Connell, of 36 Hewell Street and husband of Lilian May, of 37 Ferry Road. His brother Michael also died when the SS Glenlea was hit by a torpedo, on a voyage from Belfast to Durban. There were 44 casualties - quite a number from Cardiff - and the master was taken prisoner.
O'CONNELL, Michael CWGC 2791605 SS Glenlea Merchant Navy Fireman/Trimmer Died 7th November 1942, aged 26 Born 25 November 1915, son of John, a retired transport worker, 72, and Elizabeth O'Connell, of 36 Hewell Street and husband of Constance (nee Melhuish), of 72 De Burgh Street, Riverside. The couple had married the year before. His older brother Daniel also died when the SS Glenlea was hit by a torpedo.
O'HANLON, Edward CWGC 2129321 Royal Engineers, 22 Fortress Company Sapper 1875890 Died between 8th and 25th December 1941, age 26 Son of William and Margaret O'Hanlon; grandson of Rosa Flanagan, of 108 Stafford Road.
OLIVARI, Stansbury Andrea CWGC 2791727 SS Baron Ogilvy (Ardrossan), Merchant Navy Third Engineer Officer died 29 September 1942, aged 25

Born 5 October 1910, son of Guy (Gaetano Nicolo) - a half-Italian munition fitter and former merchant seaman - and Emma Jane Olivari (nee Bagshaw), of 2 Blaenclydach Street. He worked as a lathe operator in a munitions factory before the war. The ship was torpedoed by U-boat off the west coast of Africa, taking a cargo of iron ore from Brazil. Four crew members and four gunners were lost, another 32 were finally rescued in their lifeboat after a week.

OLIVER, William "Willie" Henry CWGC 3161947 Civilian Died 18 May 1943, aged 34 A fruitier and in the war, a firewatcher, who died at 17 Tresillian Terrace on the night of the final Cardiff air raid in the Blitz. He was born 23 April 1909, the eldest son of the late James and Elizabeth Oliver, of 49 Hills Terrace; husband of Phyllis Mabel (nee Spragg), of 40 Taff Embankment, and "darling daddy" of Douglas, five, and two-year-old Arthur. The family had lived in Beauchamp Street, Riverside, at the start of the war.
OLSEN, Edwin Albert CWGC 2485419 HMS Gloucester, Royal Navy Able Seaman D/SSX 18008 died 22 May 1941, aged 23

Born 18 July 1917, his father John Andrew Olsen was Norwegian and a retired sailor (he died the same year) and his mother was Mary (nee Redfern), living at 27 Stafford Road. One of eight children. The ship was sunk off Crete.

O'LEARY, Robert William "Bobby" CWGC 2500257 HM Yacht Viva II, Royal Naval Patrol Vessel Seaman LT/JX 266579 Died 17 May 1941, aged 26Son of dock labourer Thomas and Bessie O'Leary (nee Hazell) of 9 Knole Street. The vessel was bombed by an aircraft with the loss of 21 crew off the Cornish coast. He was baptised on the 8th April 1915 at St Pauls Church, when the family was living at 60 Kent Street. H “Seaman Robert William O’LEARY LT/JX, H.M. YACHT VIVA II., Royal Naval Patrol Service died on 8th May 1941. The converted yacht was a submaine chaser, which had been en route from Falmouth to Milford Haven, was attacked, bombed and sunk 13 miles west from Trevose Head. Ten crew were rescued by HMS Cleveland but 19 were lost. The bomber seems to have been shot down by a RN destroyer.
O'SULLIVAN, John Samuel CWGC 2948699 Royal Artillery, 58 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Gunner 1494270 died 7 July 1940 Age 21 Son of Samuel Michael and Elizabeth Louisa O'Sullivan (nee Angell) and later Chapman, of 2 Worcester Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. He was also the "deeply loved sweetheart of Dolly," according to his obituary Buried at Perranzabuloe (St Piran) in Cornwall
PARFITT, Clifford James CWGC 2717103 Welsh Regiment, 16th Battalion Private 3973208 Died 31 January 1943, aged 32 Son of the late John Henry Parfitt, a baker (died 1925), and Ada, of 43 Paget Street and later 80 Holmesdale Street, which is where his grandfather had also been a baker. He was married to Kate (nee Gillespie, orginally from Knole Street, married 1931) and they had at least two children under 10. They lived at 20 Ty Coch Road, Ely, in 1939 and Clifford worked as a grocer's assistant. His funeral went from 20 Paget Street, so this may have been the later family address. Buried at Western Cemetery in Ely.
PARFITT, Reginald CWGC 2716911 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 78 Squadron Pilot Officer (Pilot) 177439 died 6 July 1944, aged 22 Son of Arthur Ernest - who ran a fish and chip shop with his wife Sarah Jane Parfitt, of 43 Clive Street, Grangetown. Brother of Fred and Olga. Buried at Cathays after a funeral at Clive Street baptist church. Pilot Reg and six fellow crewmen were killed when their damaged Halifax bomber - hit by anti-aircraft fire -crashed returning from a mission over northern France. But Reg managed to prevent the plane from coming down in the Nottinghamshire village of Farnsfield, sparing a further loss of life. A street there is named after him. The damaged and burning plane had been heading back to RAF Burn in Yorkshire. Its wing fell off and it crashed in trees at 10.25pm. Reg was said to have been a "serious and determined young man" who had been promoted from Sergeant-Pilot to Pilot Officer only the day before he was killed. This was his 24th bombing mission.
PERCY, William Henry CWGC 2717105 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Leading Aircraftman 2717105 Died 10 January 1947 aged 37 Born in Barry Docks, 10 October 1909, son of the late George Henry (died June 1920), a boilerman for the Barry Railway Company, and Sarah Louisa Jane Percy (nee Hooper, died 1973) of 46 Clive Street; the family also once lived at 28 Stafford Road. Husband of Winifred Helen Percy (nee Donovan, married 1935, later remarried Keizo Shibata and lived at 26 Stafford Road). William was a builder's labourer and lived with Winifred at 10 Ludlow Street, Grangetown before the war. Buried at Western Cemetery.
PETERSON, Victor P None Fisherman died - date TBC

Born in 1918, living at 33 Hafod Street with wife Mary (nee Regan), they had a son born in 1940. He was apparently bombed while out in his fishing boat. Commemorated on the St Patrick's church plaque.

PEZZACK, Charles Herbert CWGC 2717106 SS Standard Rose (Cardiff) Master Died 9 April 1945, aged 56 Born Mousehole, Conrwall. Lived at 50 Clive Street with his wife Ethel Edith (nee Davies), where he died. They had a son and daughter living with them at home at the start of the war. He is buried at Western Cemetery. He once lived in Sevenoaks Street and worked as a crane driver. His brother John was discharged from the Army in WW1 as medically unfit, due to epilepsy.
PHILLIPS William George CWGC 2792604 SS Manaqui (London), Merchant Navy Greaser died 15 March 1942, aged 36

Born in Barry, son of William and Sophia Phillips - he was brought up at 38 Allerton Street, Grangetown during WW1, his father served with the 11th Battalion Welsh Regiment and later the Labour Corps, after suffering malaria; husband of Lillian Maud Phillips, of 59 Kent Street, Grangetown. The ship is believed to have been lost with 41 crew on board on a voyage from Cardiff to the Caribbean after a U-boat attack. See more details of the ship and crew here.

PHILLIPS, William Henry CWGC 3161970 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 38Lived at 50 Penhevad Street with wife Dorothy (nee Wilson, married 1926); he had children including daughter Dorothy. Son of Rosina and the late William Phillips, a master mariner, of "Lucerne," Avondale Crescent. He was brought up in Cambridge Street, one of eight children.
PERRY, Robert Harold CWGC 2792459 SS Tremoda (London) Merchant Navy Chief Officer Died 27 August 1941, aged 45

Son of George and Maud Perry, of Plymouth; husband of Lily Winifred Perry (b 1900), 229 Corporation Road, Grangetown. He also had a son John, 17, an upholsterer. The ship was carrying a general cargo in a convoy when she was hit by a torpedo off Achill Island, on a voyage from London to Duala via the River Tyne. Her crew of 32 were lost.

PILE, Thomas Milton CWGC 2717012 Royal Corps of Signals Signalman 2586452 Died 13 May 1947, aged 27 Son of George Milton Pile, with the ARP decontamination team, and Ruth Pile, of 19 Compton Street; he had at least two brothers and a sister. Husband of Elizabeth Margaret Pile (nee John, married 1939), of Fairwater
PIMBLEY, Thomas Edwin CWGC 2486097 HMS Albatross, Royal Navy Stoker 2nd Class D/KX 596695 Died 11 August 1944, aged 36

The youngest of six children born to the late Joseph Henry and Amy Pimbley, of Grangetown. Born 1908. Family at one point lived at 8 Library St, Canton. His brother William lived at 47 Dorset Street. His ship was hit by torpedo and badly damaged.

PLUMMER, Wilfred Alexander CWGC 2716920 Royal Army Medical Corps Private T/7400059 Died 7 March 1945, aged 30 Third son of GWR engine cleaner Jim Plummer (1889-1944) and wife Catherine or Kathleen (nee Moxley, died 1973) of 69 Penhaved Street. The couple had at least three other children. Wilfred, a loco ashman and later clerk with GWR before the war, died of wounds in hospital and is buried at Cathays Cemetery. He was a Ninian Park schoolboy and served in Africa and Italy.
PRESTON, Harold CWGC 2471521 SS Empire Oak, Royal Navy Able seaman C/JX 235856 d 23 August 1941, aged 19Son of lorry driver Harry Preston and his wife Elsie, of 80 Mardy Street. He also had a brother Dennis, an electrical engineer. The steam tug Empire Oak - which had been part of a convoy out of Oban towards Gibralta and had been involved in the rescue of crew from two other ships. Hit by a torpedo, she lost 14 out of her 20 crew, as well as nine survivors of the previously sunk Aguila and Alva.
PRICE, Joseph John CWGC 1804668 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Leading Aircraftman 1014425 Died 23 March 1942, aged 21 Son of Arthur Leo Price, a railway ticket collector and former porter, who lived at 120 Mardy Street with his second wife Beatrice (nee Jones, married 1925). Joseph's mother Nellie (nee Squire) died in 1920 when he and his twin sister were a few months old. His father was a World War One veteran who was invalided out of the South Wales Borderers and Labour Corps. He was originally from Thomas Street.
PRIDE, William "Billy" Charles CWGC 2171086 Royal Artillery, 240 Battery, 77 H.A.A. Gunner 1582419 died 18 May 1945, aged 30 Born 12th November 1914, son of gas works labourer Christopher Thomas and Gertrude Elizabeth Pride, of 151 Penarth Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. Buried at Jakarta war cemetery - he had been a prisoner of war since 8 March 1942 and was first reported missing in Java in 1943. He died near Pahan Barge, according to PoW records. His father died 11 October 1945.
PRITCHARD, Frederick Llewellyn CWGC 2716926 SS Foremost 45 (London) Merchant Navy Greaser died 2 November 1941, aged 61 Born 17 April 1880, son of Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn Pritchard, of Cardiff; husband of Margaret Ann Pritchard, of 68 North Clive Street, Grangetown, Cardiff. He was on steam barge owned by Great Western Railways that hit a mine off Barry Road. Eight other crew were saved and another was injured. He was buried at Cathays.
REED, Henry George CWGC 2803763 SS Ruperra (Cardiff) Merchant Navy Steward died 19 October 1940, aged 58 Husband of Elizabeth Jane Reed, of 53 Mardy Street, Grangetown, father of Phyllis. He also left a sister Edith Smith in Holmesdale Street. His cargo ship was torpoedoed and sunk 170 km off thr Scottish coast by U-46 with the loss of 30 of her 36 crew. The survivors were rescued by British ship Induna.
REID, George Alexander CWGC 2486622 Motor Torpedo Boat (HM MTB) 622 Royal Navy Able Seaman D/JX 173906 died 10 March 1943, aged 24 Born 1919, son of John Campbell Reid and Catherine Reid, of South Clive Street, Grangetown. Lived previously at Ellen Street, Newtown - his father a retired riveter's labourer. Based at HMS St Christopher, his boat was destroyed by gunfire from German destroyers off Terschelling. He joined the Navy at the start of the war and was educated at St David's RC School.
RICHARDS, John Bernard CWGC 2717108 9th AA Division (Signals), Royal Corps of Signals Signalman 2583580 Died 19 February 1941, aged 19 Son of John and Marion (nee Pitt, formerly of Devon Place) of 107 Sloper Road. John was buried in Western Cemetery.
RIGGS, Richard Charlton CWGC 2804062 SS Whitford Point, Merchant Navy Second Officer Died October 20th 1940, aged 26 Son of Susannah and the late Richard Riggs, of 73 Stockland Street. He also left siblings, including sister Harriet (Peggy). The ship carrying steel was in a convoy when she was sunk in the early hours by a U-boat, 90 miles southwest of Rockall. There were 36 crew lost and three rescued.
RING, Frederick George CWGC 2328784 2nd Battalion, Essex Regiment Private 6026839 Died 9 July 1944, aged 34 Son of Albert Frederick - a fish salesman - and the late Hilda Daisy Ring, of 36 Warwick Street, Grangetown. Fred was a carpenter before the war. He died in Normandy and was buried at Bayeux in France. "He was an excellent man, very popular and his death has left a sad gap in my platoon," said his captain.
ROBERTS, Lloyd CWGC 3161977 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 29Lived at 58 Paget Street but died next door at 60 Paget Street, on the biggest night of the Blitz. Born 11 November 1911, he was a wholesale fruit and potato salesman. He was at the home of neighbour Francis Gregan, 61. He lived with his parents George and Eva, a shipwright and housewife.
ROBERTS, William John CWGC 3161978 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 62Husband of Margaret Roberts, of 8 St. Fagan's Street, Grangetown. Died at Cardiff East Docks..
ROBERTSON, Cyril C CWGC 2344236 7th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Private 14320804 died 11 August 1944, aged 20Son of James and Catherine Robertson, of 43 Dorset Street, Grangetown. A former pupil of Court Road School. Died during the Battle of Normandy. Buried at Ranville cemetery, Calvados, France
ROBINSON, George Edward CWGC 2078192 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment Private 7958021 died 9 September 1944, aged 21 Son of George Edward. Robinson, and of Elizabeth Kate Robinson (nee Salter), of 15 Earl Streeet, Grangetown and buried at Gradara in Italy, following an invasion of the Italian mainland and pushing back of German forces.
ROODHOUSE, Leonard "Len" CWGC 3161982 Civilian Died 2 January 1941, aged 31 A builder's labourer, born 2 April 1909 in North Clive Street, son of Samuel and Eva of 1 Avoca Place; husband of Violet Mary (nee Guy), died at 47 Pentrebane Street, where his in-laws lived. She gave birth to a daughter shortly afterwards and later remarried Reginald Hawkins.
ROSE, George Thomas CWGC 2661511 4th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment Private 4801690 died 17 April 1945, aged 25Husband of Irene "Rene" Elizabeth Rose (married 1943), of 164 Clive Street, Grangetown. Buried at Arnhem. A native of Lancashire.
RUSS, Charles Philip CWGC 2804659 SS Euphorbia (North Shields) Merchant Navy Cook died 14 December 1940, aged 27 Son of Phillip Charles Russ, and of Bridget Mary Russ, of 10 Durham Street, Grangetown. The coal ship sailing from Swansea and Milford Haven to Lynn, Massachusetts was hit by a U-boat after a chase. The survivors in the lifeboats were never found and 34 crew died.
SALTER, Arthur James CWGC 1704334 2934 Squadron, RAF Regiment, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Leading Aircraftman 1357188 Died 31 October 1943, aged 31 Born 15 November 1913. Son of George and Catherine Salter, of 61 Ferry Road, Grangetown. A ship repairing labourer before the war. Buried at Malta Naval cemetery
SAMPSON, William James CWGC 2487258 HM (Large Barge Vehicle) LBV 20, Royal Navy Leading Motor Mechanic, D/MX 501876 Died 6 June 1944, aged 20 Son of milkman William James Sampson and Emily Florence Sampson, of Clare Road, Grangetown; they lived at 7 Brook Street, Riverside in 1939. One of six men to die on D-Day on this landing craft - used to transport men and vehicles and converted from a Thames barge. He was a former Severn Road and Canton High School pupil, who joined up in 1942. He worked for Retail Dairy Co in Cathedral Road before the war.
SAVAGE, Jeremiah CWGC 3161987 Civilian died 9 July 1940, aged 61 Lived at 50 Cornwall Street and died on the SS San Felipe, which was bombed by a German plan while berthed in Roath Dock and exploded.
SCANTLEBURY, Roger (Alfred) CWGC 3161988 Civilian died 2 January 1941, aged 64 Born 1 April 1876, son of the late John Scantlebury; husband of Sarah Scantlebury (nee Hale, married 1898), of 6 Earl Street, Grangetown. Believed to have had eight children - his eldest son drowned two days later when a boat capsized - and to have been a rivetter. Injured at corner of Ferry Road during the air raid; died same day at South Clive Street.
SCANTLEBURY, Clifford SS Kyle, Merchant Navy Ship's Cook Died 4th January 1941, aged 40 Born 1900, eldest son of Alfred Scantlebury (above), formerly of 33 Hewell Street and later of 6 Earl Street. He drowned in the River Thames at Erith, two days after his father's death in the Blitz, when a boat capsized on its way back to the ship, carrying 16 soldiers. He was swept away just before midnight during the blackout and despite a brave attempt to rescue him by the ship's steward, a Glaswegian called William Evans, he could not hold onto him. The other crew were rescued by a police boat or made it to the causeway. Clifford is buried at Bexley in Kent. His widow Bella was living in her home city of Belfast.
SELF, Charles Albert CWGC 2796634 SS Skarv (Sunderland) Merchant Navy Seaman on a sand dredger died 11 November 1940, aged 31 Born 1908, son of greengrocer and fishmonger William and Lily Self of 53 Hewell Street; his sand dredger was lost with five crew on a trip from Swansea with cargo of sand, possibly a sand dredger. His brother William Henry, 35, also died. Charles had married Annie Pedlar and moved to Cathays. Thomas Bain Murt, another Grangetown man, also died in the incident.
SELF, William Henry CWGC 2796637 SS Skarv (Sunderland) Merchant Navy Fireman on a sand dredger died 11 November 1940, aged 35 Born 13 December 1905. Son of greengrocer and fishmonger William and Lily Self of 53 Hewell Street; husband of Martha Self (nee McKenzie, married 1928), of 72 Hewell Street, Grangetown. They had at least three children. His sand dredger was lost with five crew on a trip from Swansea with cargo of sand, possibly a sand dredger. His brother Charles Albert, 31, who had married and moved to Cathays, also died, along with Thomas Bain Murt, another Grangetown man.
SHAW, Stanley Bernard CWGC 2041844 170 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1651549 Died 29 December 1944, aged 21 Son of William Albert and Catherine Shaw, of 87 Dinas Street and earlier 4 Devon Street, Grangtown. He was a clerk for a scrap metal firm before the war. His father drove a furniture lorry. Buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery in Germany.
SHEPHERD, Harold Frederick CWGC 2472359 HMS Arethusa. Royal Marines Corporal, CH/X 100259 Died 18 November 1942, aged 29Son of steelworks maintenance engineer Frederick and Mary Ann Shepherd, of 14 Penhevad Street, Grangetown
SHIELDS, Peter Glyndwr CWGC 2796854 SS Newton Pine (Cardiff), Merchant Navy Chief Engineering Officer Died 16 October 1942, aged 28Husband of Annie Shields, of 59 Pentre Street, Grangetown. Remembered on the Saltmead chapel plaque. Cardiff ship carrying ballast in the mid-Atlantic was sunk by U-boat. It reported crew taking to lifeboats but no survivors were found. Altogether 47 crew lost.
SILLICK or SELLICK, Charles John CWGC 2373977 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry Private 4030701 Died 24th February 1944, aged 33 One of seven children born to Ellen Sillick (nee Collins) and the late James Thomas Sillick, a dustman and veteran of the 3rd Welsh Regiment, but was discharged because of his poor eyesight. The family were then living at 33 Compton Street before moving to 2 Ferndale Street. Charles had married Lillian Evans in Pembrokeshire in 1938 and the couple were living in Saundersfoot and had an 18-month-old son. He died in Anzio, Italy. His brother Thomas John was also killed in Italy, aged 23, in the Royal Corps of Signals five months before (see below). Both commemorated on the St Patrick's church plaque. Two other brothers were also serving in the Army, including James Douglas Sellick, who was reported missing while serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in France in 1940 but survived the war.
SILLICK or SELLICK, Thomas John CWGC 2076967 1st Airborne Division Signals, Royal Corps of Signals Signalman 2576901 Died 23 September 1943, aged 23 One of seven children born to Ellen Sillick (nee Collins) and the late James Thomas Sillick, a dustman and veteran of the 3rd Welsh Regiment, of 2 Ferndale Street, Grangetown. Buried at Bari War Cemetery in Italy. His brother Charles was also killed. Both commemorated on the St Patrick's church plaque. Two other brothers were also serving in the Army, including James Douglas Sellick, who was reported missing aged 21, while serving with the Royal Corps of Signals in France in 1940.
SKELTON, David Thomas CWGC 2472454 Royal Navy, HM Trawler Jura Ordinary Signalman C/JX 250391 Died 7 January 1943, aged 20 Born 13 November 1922. Son of James and Edith Emma Skelton, of 32 Stockland Street, Grangetown. A film advertising clerk before the war. See also Ronald William Skelton (above, brother)
SKELTON, Ronald William CWGC 2714328 9 Bomb Disposal Company, Royal Engineers Sapper 2073635 Died 18 October 1940, aged 20 Born 18 June 1920, son of James and Edith Emma Skelton, of 32 Stockland Street, Grangetown and a former Grangetown National School pupil. A welder in construction before the war. It says in his obituary that he "died in the service of his country." His unit were involved in bomb disposal work during air raids in Coventry. He was the youngest of seven men killed in his unit, led by 2nd Lt Sandy Campbell, who were trying to diffuse a 250kg bomb which was recovered from a housing estate near the city centre but it exploded after being unloaded at Whitley Common. Campbell and Michael Gibson were post-humously awarded George Crosses for a similar successful disposal of a bomb at the Triumph works the day before they were both killed. Ronald's younger brother David died three years later.
SMITH, Bernard William CWGC 2487910 HMS Coventry, Royal Navy Able Seaman D/JX 178584 Died 14 September 1942, aged 24 Born 6 November 1917. Son of William and Eleanor, of 28 Pentre Gardens. He was a face drill and tap operator at the munitions works before the war. His younger sister Mary also worked in the munitions factory. Both parents were described as invalid. The HMS Coventry was sunk after being attacked by German dive bombers in the Mediterranean - 63 crew died. See IWM photos.
SMITH, George Edward CWGC 2655336 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Aircraftman 1st Class 1270159 Died 21 July 1942, aged 30 Son of George and Beatrice Smith; husband of Marjorie Smith, of Grangetown. Buried at Southborough cemetery in Sussex.
SMITH, Stanley R CWGC 2172015 HMS Encounter, Royal Navy Stoker 1st Class, D/KX112348 Died 24 March 1945, aged 29 Son of coal trimmerb Charles Frank and Emily Smith (nee Earnshaw), of 67 Penhevad Street, Grangetown, Cardiff; husband of Dorothy Kathleen "Kitty" Smith, of Grangetown. Buried at Ambon cemetery, Indonesia.
SNELL, Thomas George CWGC 2678543 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry Private 3973273 Died 31 January 1944, aged 31, in Anzio, Italy According to his obituary he was the 2nd youngest son of the late Mary Jane Gibbs of Jubilee Street and the husband of Edith (nee Davenport). They married in 1938 and had three children Thomas, Cynthia and Sheila. Grave records have him as the son of Thomas George and Mary Ann Snell and his widow living in Roath. Before the birth of their first son in autumn on 1939, the census record has them living at 69 Court Road. Thomas was employed by Currans and the Western Mail and Echo before the war.
SPARKES, Kenneth Charles CWGC 2042108 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Attd. 1 Wing The Glider Pilot Regiment, A.A.C. Sergeant (Glider Pilot) 1669241 Died 24 March 1945, aged 20 Son of Walter and Hilda Mary Sparkes, of 1 Cymmer Street, Grangetown. Buried in Reichswald Forest cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Before joining up he worked for the public health department at Cardiff council and was a former St Illtyd's college pupil.
SPEAR, Albert Clavey CWGC 2200941 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Sergeant (Air Gunner) 542000 Died 18 January 1943, aged 28 Son of the late Charles James Spear - who had been the landlord of the Forge Inn and later lived at 34 Clive Street (died 1924) - and Emily Catherine Spear (nee Hayes, married 1908), of Grangetown. Buried in Hamburg, Germany.
SPENCER, Frank Norman CWGC 1707460 Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Fusilier 6466670 Died 9 July 1944, aged 26 Son of Henry and Edith Rose, husband of Hannah Spencer (nee Stenson, married 1940) of 39 Court Road. She had been working as a GWR buffet assistant in Harwich, Essex, before their marriage. He is buried at Bolsena in Italy.
SPRIGGS, George Henry CWGC 2797626 SS Euphorbia (North Shields), Merchant Navy Deck Boy Died 14 December 1940, aged 16 He was the teenage son of widow Charlotte Spriggs (nee Rees) and the late Isaac Spriggs (who died in 1938) of 26 Holmesdale Street. The Spriggs family rpeviously lived in Splott and Court Road. The ship was sunk in the north west mid Atlantic on a voyage from Milford Haven to Masachusetts. He had been a galley boy until promoted a month before. Albert Evans, 16, of Swansea, the new galley boy was among the 34 killed, as was Charles Russ, the cook, of Grangetown (see above).
STEEL, Alfred James CWGC 2797722 SS Lackenby (West Hartlepool), Merchant Navy Chief Officer Died 25 January 1943, aged 27 He was the son of Ivor William Arthur, a collier, and Minnie Steel (nee Evans) of 33 Merches Place and later 20 Hafod Street; husband of Phyllis Esther Steel (nee Pezzack, married 1939), of 95 Pentrebane Street. His cargo ship carrying phosphates from London to Florida was a straggler in a convoy, and hit by two torpedoes - with the loss of all 46 crew.
STEPHENS, Paul CWGC 2046139 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Sergeant/Flight Engineer 1316715 Died 14 May 1943, aged 21 Son of Isaac and Beatrice Gertrude (nee Clark), of Clive Street (and formerly of Cathays). He worked at Grangetown Gas Works before the war. Buried at the Reichswald Forest cemetery in Germany.
STEPHENSON, Robert Henry CWGC 2500678 HM Trawler Lady Shirley, Royal Naval Patrol Service Engine Man Died 11 December 1941, aged 33 Born 2 September 1908, he lived at 32 Sevenoak Street with his wife Gwendoline (b January 1909, nee Ennis, married 1926) and at least five children. He was brought up in the Docks, where his father John was also an engineer on a trawler. Before the war, Robert worked as a ship's fireman on a sandboat (possibly a dredger) travelling the coastline. The converted trawler Lady Shirley was involved in anti-submarine work but was sunk by a torpedo from U-boat U-374 in the Straits of Gibraltar and was lost with 33 crew. Two months before she had been engaged in a battle with another U-boat, which led to members of the submarine crew being taken as prisoners of war and also killed.
STERIO, Elias "Eli" CWGC 2219210 6th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry Private 3965821 Died 13 June 1944, aged 24 Born in Swansea, son of Elias Metro Sterio and Sarah Ellen Sterio (nee Mayer), of 59 Clive Street; husband of Bridget Sterio (nee Bingham, married 1941; she remarried in 1956), of Cardiff. He died in the wake of the D-Day landings and is buried at Tilly in northern France.
STEVENS, Bertie Hale CWGC 2488336 HMS Hunter, Royal Navy Stoker First Class D/119229 Died 10 April 1940, aged 40 Born 23 February 1900, son of William Stevens, a tugboat captain, and Sarah, of 33 Kent Street. One of nine children. Married to Jessie Maud Mary Stevens (nee Richards) of 2 Pantbach Avenue, Birchgrove. They had four children. He also served in WW1 as a stoker from July 1918 and was a fireman on a tug before WW2. His widow remarried in 1946. His ship was involved in the Battle of Narvik, off Norway, and 107 men of the crew were killed and another five died of their wounds when the Hunter was attacked by German destroyers. Another 46 men were rescued.
STOCKFORD, Albert John "Jack" CWGC 2975349 HMS Dasher, Royal Navy Air Mechanic First Class FAA/FX 85689 Died 27 March 1943, aged 21 Son of Spencer John and Harriet Elizabeth Sarah Stockford, of 65 "Fair View", Ferry Road, Grangetown. A former Grange Council School pupil and a well known local soccer player, he was a GWR transport department worker, before joining up in 1941.An electrician with the Fleet Air Arm on board the aircraft carrier. This tragedy was kept a secret until after the war, which saw 379 men of the 528 men on board the aircraft carrier die in an explosion off the River Clyde. Read more here.
SUTHERLAND, Alexander CWGC 2151675 Welch Regiment and No 1 Commando Private 3970806 Died 4 March 1943, aged 27 He was born on 22 February 1916, his mother Beatrice and father Alexander, lived at 19 Knole Street. His first wife Miriam Elliott died in April 1941 - they had been living at 21 Newport Street after their marriage in 1939 - and then he married Thomasina "Ina" Logan of Kilwinning, Ayrshire. He died of wounds and is buried at El Alia Cemetery in Algeria. He was an iron foundry labourer before joining the Army.
SUTHERLAND, Percy Alexander CWGC 2363685 SS T.J. Williams, Merchant Navy Third Officer Died 19 September 1941, aged 44 Husband of Elsie Selina Sutherland (nee Webber, married 1929), of Grangetown. His last known address was 49 Fairways Crescent, Fairwater, Cardiff - she was later living at 6 Grange Gardens. He also served during World War One with the Royal Naval Reserve, while in the Merchant Navy and had lived at 37 Paget Street. His parents had lived at Clive Street and later 27 Llanbradach Street. His ship carrying motor spirit, part of a convoy west of Iceland, was sunk by U-boat - 15 crew and two gunners died, another 22 were picked up by a ship.
SWAIN, George Wilson Paul CWGC 2363708 SS Aviemore (Liverpool), Merchant Navy Able Seaman Died 16 September 1939, aged 48 Born 7 January 1890 in Brixton, son of George and Frances Swain of Fulham; husband of Elizabeth Ann Swain, of 24 Somerset Street, Grangetown - they married in 1929. He was a veteran of World War One, when he served in the Royal Naval Reserve on HMS Attentive, out of Dover and also moved to live in Dock Street, Newport, where his first wife was Beatrice Emily (nee McCann, married 1912, died 1926). * First Cardiff casualty to die by enemy action in WW2. His ship was en route from Swansea for south America with a cargo of tinplate - crossing nearthe first convoy of the war - when she was torpedoed by U-31; 23 of her 34 crew were lost. They included three other Welshmen, from Swansea. George lived three doors down from the house where the first Welsh casualty of World War One was killed - another seaman, William Welton. Meanwhile, an RAF pilot, a solicitor whose parents lived in Cyncoed, had died on the day World War Two was declared in a flying accident in London and was the first wartime casualty. *
TANCOCK, Raymond David CWGC 2148288 905 Stevedore Company, Royal Engineers Sapper 14685072 Died 5 July 1944, aged 19 Born in Port Talbot, son of Albert and Dulcie Lilian Avis Tancock (nee Boyes) of 19 Court Road, Grangetown, Cardiff; they married in Swansea in 1924; the couple also lost twin baby sons born in Grangetown in 1937; Raymond was also the foster son of Catherine Davies, of Cwm Avon, and the late John Davies. He won a schoolboy Wales rugby cap while he was at Cwmavon School in Port Talbot. He was the only passenger on board the merchant ship SS Glendinning when it was sunk by U-boat, 20 miles off the south of England coast at Selsey Bill. The ship's master died of his wounds, 33 survived by lifeboat, six other crew were lost. Remembered at Brookwood memorial.
TARR, Samuel William CWGC 2148288 238 Lt. Anti-Aircraft Battery, Royal Artillery Gunner 1795799 Died 16 August 1942, aged 33 Born 1909, eldest son of dock labourer Samuel William and Mary Tarr, of 29 Ferry Road; husband of Gladys Edna Tarr (nee Marshall), of Ely - they had one son. He had been brought up in Hewell Street. Buried at Diego Suarez cemetery in Madagascar.
TAYLOR, John Jellicoe CWGC 2363934 SS Harbury (London) Merchant Navy Fireman and trimmer Died 4th May 1943, aged 28 His mother lived at 25 St Fagans Street. He lived at 74 Adam Street with his wife Elizabeth and three children. He was an amateur boxer and schoolboy champion. His two brothers were also in the Merchant Navy. The Harbury was hit by a torpedo while in convoy and six crew and a gunner died. The master - Walter Cook from Grangetown - and 41 crew and gunners were rescued.
THOMAS, Harold Llewellyn CWGC 2364100 M.V. Panama (Liverpool), Merchant Navy Assistant Steward Died 11 April 1945, aged 18 Born 18 October 1926, the youngest of four children of gas works labourer Archibald D. Llewellyn and Lilian May Thomas (nee Smith), of 49 Avondale Crescent, Grangetown, Cardiff. His sweetheart was Naomi and he had five brothers and sisters. His cargo ship capsized and sank in the Atlantic Ocean, with the loss of 45 of the 50 crew.
THOMAS, John Thomas CWGC 2488850 HMS Hermione, Royal Navy Stoker 1st Class D/KX 115324 Died 16 June 1942, aged 20 Born 20 Aug 1921, son of Phillip Morgan Thomas and of Louisa Jane Thomas, of Grangetown. They lived at 33 Appledore Road, Gabalfa in 1939. John worked as a wire machinist in a wire rope works before the war. One of 85 lost when his ship was sunk by U-boat when part of a convoy Operation Harpoon, south of Crete.
THOMAS, William John "Buster" CWGC 2438774 HM Trawler Arctic Pioneer, Royal Naval Patrol Service Stoker First Class D/KX 86320 Died 27th May 1942 Aged 32 Son of Charles and Florence Emily Thomas, of Cornwall Street; husband of Lily Elizabeth Thomas, of 13 Letty Street. The couple had a daughter. He was a former Court Road School pupil, who worked for National Alloys before the war. The trawler was sunk by a bomb dropped by a German Stuka aircraft outside Portsmouth Harbour, killing 17 of the 33-strong crew. His body was recovered and he was buried at Haslor in Hampshire. Read more here
THOMSON, Clelland CWGC 2364260 SS Napier Star, Merchant Navy Chief Refrigerator Engineer Died 18th December 1940, aged 51 Born September 1881 in east London. Lived at 17 Pentre Gardens. Son of George, a Scottish marine engineer, and Marion Thomson; husband of Margaret Eileen Thomson (nee Kingston), 44. The couple had three children living with them at the time. Before the war he was an engineer on the SS Albion Star. The SS Napier Star was travelling from Liverpool to New Zealand when she was sunk by U-boat, 321 miles 285° from Rockall, after being tracked for nearly 12 hours. The master, 58 crew members and 12 passengers were lost. Another 14 were rescued.
TICKLE, Arthur CWGC 2364357 S.S. Otterpool (West Hartlepool), Merchant Navy Fourth Engineer Officer Died 20 June 1940, aged 61Husband of Esther Christina Tickle, of 42 Wedmore Road, Grangetown, Cardiff and born in West Bromwich. Two other Grangetown men were among the 23 casualties, when the ship carrying iron ore was sunk of the Isles of Scilly.
TOWNSEND, Alfred Samuel CWGC 3162013 Civilian Died 17 January 1941, aged 66 Born 15 January 1875, son of the late Harry and Helen Townsend; husband of Jessie Townsend, of 23 Knole Street, Grangetown. Injured 2 January 1941, at Forrest Street, Grangetown and died later. Alfred had once been a railway wagon repairer - like his father - and had two sons, one who had died as a teenager and the other David, a railway wages clerk, also living with his wife in Knole Street. The Townsends had set up home in Grangetown, where Jessie was from when they married.
TORNBLOM, James Arjum CWGC 2364483 SS City of Pretoria, Merchant Navy Apprentice Died 3rd March 1943, aged 19 Lived at 127 Corporation Road. He had studied for three years at Reardon Smith Nautical School at Cardiff Technical College. and finished up as sea cadet captain. His ship - which belonged to Sir William Reardon Smith and Co - was sunk with 145 lost, 320 miles off the Azores. His mother Catherine was a patient in Whitchurch Hospital before the war, his Finnish father Arjum - a merchant seaman with WW1 service - remarried.
TRYBEST, John CWGC 2364568 SS Tregenna (St. Ives), Merchant Navy Fireman Died 17 September 1940, aged 56 Born in Sierra Leone. husband of Edith Pernelba Trybest (nee Edwards, married 1931), of 110 Cornwall Street, Grangetown. Sunk by U-boat off Rockall, on a voyage in convoy from Philadelphia to Newport with a cargo of 8,000 tonnes of steel. Only four of the 37 crew survived. See also a webpage on the tragedy. John previously lived in Hull.
TUCKER, Sarah CWGC 3162014 Civilian died 2 January 1941, aged 61 Lived at 21 Bromsgrove Street, Grangetown with husband Thomas, who was also killed in the air raid, along with Annie Cook and son Terrance, also living at the house.
TUCKER, Thomas Henry CWGC 3162015 Civilian died 2 January 1941, aged 61 Lived at 21 Bromsgrove Street,
VAUGHAN, Ronald Francis CWGC 2062063 4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment Private 14387150 Died 1 July 1944, aged 19 Son of David William Vaughan, a dry dock worker, and Elizabeth (nee Horsey) of 65 Clive Street. Died in the fighting near Caen and buried at St Manvieu, Cheux, in northern France, in the aftermath of the Normandy landings.
VINCENT, Percival Joseph Vernon CWGC 2364933 S.S. Ulea (Glasgow) Merchant Navy Fireman and trimmer Died 28 October 1941, aged 21Son of Fernand and Louise Vincent, of 43 Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. Son of Ferdinand, a hotel porter, and Louise. One of 19 of the 28 crew to die when their vessel was sunk in the Atlantic by U-boat, when part of a convoy.
WADHAMS, David Thomas CWGC 2438790 Royal Naval Reserve Leading Seaman D/X 19985A Died 4 November 1942, aged 33Son of Arthur Alfred Wadhams; husband of Dorothy May Wadhams, of Grangetown. The couple were living in Gosport in 1939, where he was an able seaman. Buried at the Haslar naval cemetery in Hampshire.
WAKLEY, Harry Reginald CWGC 2074212 Royal Air Force, Volunteer Reserve Sergeant (Observer), 1410336 Died 17 January 1943, aged 21. Son of Harry Wakley, a coal merchant and the late Ellen May (nee Carter, died 1937) of 78 Mardy Street. He was in a crew of seven on Lancaster bomber R5843, which took off from RAF Swinderby, at 16.47, on a bombing missing over Berlin, Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off. It was later discovered that the aircraft was shot down and all the crew were killed. He is buried in Berlin.
WALKER, Frank CWGC 2716972 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Aircraftman 2nd Class, 977688 Died 18 September 1940, aged 22 Son of the late Frank Charles - a fitter's helper who died when Frank was young - and Elizabeth Roma Walker (nee Crane), of 38 Sevenoaks Street, Grangetown. Buried at Cathays.
WALSH, James Edward CWGC 1809552 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 624 Squadron Sergeant, 1652695 Died 14 July 1944, aged 22 Son of John and Ann Walsh; husband of Elsie May Walsh (nee Paul, married 1939), and with a young son Kevin, of Grangetown; her family were from 58 Dorset Street. He worked at Cardiff Airport before the war, joining the RAF in 1942. Buried at Haut Nistos, Pyrenees, after his Halifax bomber with a crew of six crashed in the mountains during a secret mission to drop supplies. Alternative Commemoration - buried in Pic-de-Douly Isolated Burial Ground.
WARREN, Ivor George CWGC 3162027 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 37 Born 25 October 1903. Lived at 5 Ferry Road. Husband of Winifred (nee Taylor, married 1926), 33, died on the corner of Ferry Road. He was a marine fitter's labourer. Winifred later remarried. They had five children.
WATTS, Robert George CWGC 2682205 HM ML 3 Royal Naval Patrol Service Seaman Died 24 April 1943, aged 19Son of fisherman's mate Robert and Victoria Maud Watts, of 49 St Fagans Street, Grangetown. He also had a brother George.
WEARE, Frederick John CWGC 2717125 Royal Army Service Corps Driver T/193592 Died 20 March 1941, aged 26 Son of Alfred and Anne Weare, who ran a bakery in Broadway, Roath; husband of Lilian Weare (nee John), of Grangetown and previously also living in Broadway, Roath, and working in a fish and chip shop. Buried at Western cemetery, Cardiff.
WELLS, Magdalene Maud CWGC 3162033 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 51 Lived at 7 Llanbradach Street, Grangetown (not No 17 as listed on official record). Daughter of James Enoch and Gwenllian Wells, of 8 Newport Street, Grangetown. Died at Hollyman's shelter in Corporation Road. An inquest was held at the end of the war in 1945 and coroner Gerald Tudor said "death presumed," as no identifiable body was recovered. "The next morning a number of unrecognisable bodies were removed from the shelter."
WELCH, Thomas John Everett CWGC 2716979 Royal Artillery Lance Bombardier 1489861 Died 15 February 1941, aged 46 Born in Somerset, son of grocer Thomas and Esmerelda Welch (nee Field), of 107 Paget Street, formerly of 92 Clive Street. He worked as a shoemaker as a young man. Husband of Florence Elizabeth Welch (nee Pidgeon, b 1895), living in Caerwent Road, Ely, by the start of the war. Buried at Cathays Cemetery.
WESTERN Kenneth James CWGC 2317533 HMS Drake IV, Royal Navy Signalman D/JX233250 Died 19 August 1942, aged 20 Son of James, a labourer, and Ruth Western, of 104 Holmesdale Street, Grangetown. Died at Dieppe and is buried at the Canadian war cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
WESTGARTH, Edward "Eddie" William CWGC 2716983 Royal Air Force, 42 Squadron Aircraftman 2nd Class, Wireless Operator Died 25 November 1939, aged 20. Son of Cuthbert and Susannah Westgarth, of 26 Coedcae Street. He fell from a Vildebeest K8079 near RAF Docking - it is believed while the aircraft was doing a somersault and with harnesses/straps not properly attached. The details of the incident are still classified until 2030. He was given a military funeral and buried at Cathays on 1 December. His brother James died in 1942, while serving in the Merchant Navy (see below).
WESTGARTH, James Wills CWGC 2793667 SS Glenlea (Newcastle-on-Tyne), Merchant Navy Chief Steward Died 7 November 1942, aged 38 Born in South Shields. Son of Cuthbert and Susannah Westgarth, of 26 Coedcae Street. By this time, he was living at 27 Maindy Rd, Cathays with wife Bessie Lilian. His cargo ship carrying coal from Cardiff via Belfast to eventually Suez was torpedoed north of the Azores just after 2.30pm. Altogether 44 crew were lost and the master was captured. Four on a lifeboat were rescued. His brother, an RAF man, was killed in an accident in the early months of the war. See also: Cox and Laventure.
WETHERALL, Harry William CWGC 1707533 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards Lance Serjeant 2735699 Died 8 June 1944, aged 24 Only son of Henry John and Ellen Fanny Wetherall, of 2 Allerton Street, Grangetown, Cardiff; he had six sisters. Husband of Joyce Wetherall (nee Edwards), of Virgil Street, Grangetown. Married in 1941. A former Court Road School pupil. Died in Monte Cassino, Italy and buried at Bolsena cemetery.
WHEADON, Sydney Charles CWGC 2353703 36 Fortress Company, Royal Engineers Sapper 1871566 Died 17 February 1944, aged 32 Born 20 June 1909, son of asphalt works foreman Joseph William and Eva Sarah Wheadon (nee Fish), of 30 Sevenoaks Street, Grangetown. He was a Japanese prisoner of war. Buried at Chungkai, Thailand.
WHEELER, Ernest Edward CWGC 1531328 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force Leading Aircraftsman 628716 Died 25 June 1940, aged 20 One of nine children and son of the late Dennis and Jane Wheeler, of 159 Clive Street, Grangetown. Believed to have been killed during the Operation Aerial evacuation mission in France.
WIGLEY-JONES, Donald CWGC 2279237 Corps of Military Police, 24th Company Sergeant 13045949 Died 30th September 1944, aged 31 Born 7th June 1913, second son of Mrs Dibble of Rutland Street. Living at Earl Place in Canton and working as a painter and decorator before the war with his wife Dorothy (nee Beare) and two sons. Buried at Arras in France.
WILKINS, Frank CWGC 2717128 Royal Engineers Lieutenant 302696 Died 8 December 1944, aged 28 Born 6 January 1916, son of coal trimmer Ivor John and Edith Wilkins, of Cardiff; husband of Vera Violet Wilkins (nee Garling), a bookbinder's assistant and father of four sons, Allan, Roger, David and Paul, all of 113 Clive Street, Grangetown. Frank was a building surveyor before the war with NG Nurton Ltd, builders in Stockland Street and Stuart Street. He died in hospital in Nottinghamshire of wounds suffered in Holland. His funeral was at St Paul's church and he was buried at Western cemetery.
WILLIAMS, Albert Sidney CWGC 2716988 Royal Corps of Signals Signalman 2582943 Died 28 September 1940 Son of Sidney and Mable Roseni Williams, of 28 Penhaved Street, Grangetown. Buried at Cathays cemetery.
WILLIAMS, Augustus John CWGC 2717129 Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) Aircraftman 1st Class Died 13 June 1945, aged 37. Son of dry docks labourer Herbert and Marie Williams, of 13 Llanmaes Street; husband of (Winifred) Maud Williams (nee Allen, married 1940), of Canton and "darling daddy of John". He had at least five brothers and sisters. Buried at Western Cemetery in Cardiff.
WILLIAMS, Elizabeth CWGC 3162043 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 56 Lived at 54 Stockland Street with brother William - both died while using the air raid shelter at nearby Hollyman's bakery. She was daughter of the late O. Williams.
WILLIAMS, Gilbert George CWGC 2716994 Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force) Corporal 818237 Died 26 October 1945, aged 31. Son of William and Beatrice Williams, of Cardiff; husband of Jean Williams (nee Maile), of Grangetown, Cardiff. The couple had married at St Paul's Church in November 1939, when he was already an aircraftman in uniform. Buried at Cathays
WILLIAMS, Myfanwy CWGC 3162049 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 37 Born 15 January 1903, one of six children. She worked as a store-keeper for a motor accessories business. Killed at home at 30 Taff Embankment. Daughter of the late William Samuel, a Channel pilot, and Hannah Elizabeth Williams, once of 50 Taff Embankment.
WILLIAMS, Thomas Parry CWGC 3162051 Civilian 2 January 1941, aged 68Lived at 54 Stockland Street, died in the air raid shelter at Hollyman's nearby after it took a direct hit during the Blitz. His sister Elizabeth also died (see above).
WILLIS, Norman Charles CWGC 2490247 HMS Glorious, Royal Navy Boy First Class D/SSX 31127 Died 8 June 1940, aged 18 Son of railway driver William Henry and Edith Annie Willis, of 11 Cornwall Street, Grangetown (later of Dorset St), Cardiff. He was among 1,207 lost when aircraft carrier, carrying aircraft from Norway under escort, was sunk by German warships. Seven of the crew who died were from Cardiff.
YOUNG, (John) Stuart CWGC 2717780 Royal Air Force Corporal 647986 Died 4 March 1944, aged 21Son of Edward and Agnes Young, of Cardiff. His mother was landlady of the old Penarth Railway Hotel - known as The Red House - on Harbour Road, off Ferry Road, his father a bread salesman; husband of Nesta Joan Young (nee Brown), of Grangetown. Died in Hereford and buried at Penarth cemetery.