Llanishen's Roll of Honour
1914-1918/1939-1945


Researching the Fallen

The Society is beginning a project which involves researching the service histories and stories of the men from the village who fell in the two World Wars.

 

In addition to the roll of honour inside St Isan's Church, there are 8 Commonwealth War Graves in the churchyard, all of whom are Second World War casualties, and although the project was initially going to focus upon these graves, it was decided to widen it to cover all of the men who fell from the village.

 

The Society would welcome any help or input from either relatives of the fallen or interested parties in uncovering these men's stories. In addition, if anyone knows of someone from Llanishen who is not on the list, we would also very much like to hear from you. Please contact our military history researcher, Jeremy Konsbruck.

 

The Society would like to thank Dr Jonathan Hicks, Garron Evans, Ritchie Wood, Patricia Evans, Margaret Aven and some of the family members of the men listed below for their assistance in the current stage of this project.

 

Below is the current roll of honour for the village from the two World Wars. You can find out more about the ongoing progress of the project, and the men being studied, at the project weblog:

  

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The First World War, 1914-1918

 

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Norman Joseph Ayliffe

Rifleman, 1st Bn Monmoutshire Regiment

8/5/1915 at Frezenburg Ridge, Ypres

Aged about 21

 

Frederick Breakspear

Private, 12th Bn East Surrey Regiment

23/3/1918 at Bapaume, Somme (probable)

Aged about 21

 

George Guy Barry Downing

Lieutenant, Royal Flying Corps (formerly 9th Bn Welsh Regiment)

4/9/1917 at Scotland

Aged 23

 

John Herbert Downs

Lance-Corporal, 22nd Bn Royal Fusiliers

29/4/1917 at Arleux, nr. Vimy Ridge

Aged 31

 

John Humphrey England

Lieutenant, 14th Bn Welsh Regiment

31/7/1917 at Pilkem Ridge, Ypres

Aged 20

 

John Collen Ensor

Lieutenant, 17th Bn Welsh Regiment

26/11/1917 at Bourlon Wood, Cambrai

Aged 22

Thomas David Evans
Private, 8th Battalion Border Regiment
5/8/1917 nr Ypres
Aged 25

 

Francis John Floyd

Sapper, 88th Field Regiment RE

18/2/1917 at Amara, Mesopotamia

Aged 20

 

William George Foote

Lance-Serjeant, 2nd Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

2/1/1916 at Loos

Aged 31

 

Frank Hill Gaskell

Lieutenant-Colonel, 16th Bn Welsh Regiment

17/5/1916 at Merville

Aged 37

 

Lyn Arthur Philip Harris

Captain, 16th Bn Welsh Regiment

11/7/1916 at Mametz Wood, Somme

Aged 23

 

John Francis Howells

Surgeon-Lieutenant RN, attd. 13th Field Ambulance RAMC

6/11/1918 at Foret de Mormal (probable)

Aged 25

Horace Ingle
Lance-Corporal, 1/4th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
9/9/1916 at the Somme
Aged 41

 

Marmaduke Cecil Kirby

Private, 2nd Bn York and Lancaster Regiment

18/9/1918 at Holnon

Aged 18

 

Charles McEachran

Lieutenant, 1/4th Bn Devonshire Regiment

3/2/1917 at Shatt-el-Hai River, Mesopotamia

Aged 28

 

Richard Walter Mullins

Captain, 10th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment

1/7/1916 at Fricourt, Somme

Aged 23

 

Edouard Nihoul

2nd Regiment of the Line, 2nd Belgian Division

30/6/1916 at Oostvlteren

Aged 21

 

Harry Lawson Pickard MC

2nd Lieutenant, 9th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers

20/10/1918 at Selle River

Aged 32

 

Stephen Porter MM

Private, 2nd Bn Welsh Regiment

23/10/1918 at Selle River

Aged 31

 

William Knight Richards

Private, 1st Bn South Wales Borderers

10/11/1917 at Passchendaele

Aged 25

 

Walter Whynn

Private, 9th Bn Cheshire Regiment

27/3/1918 at Bapaume, Somme (probable)

Aged 19

George Wooding
Private, 8th Battalion The Welsh Regiment
13/10/1918 in Mesopotamia
Age Unknown

 

Glynne Lougher Yorath

Lieutenant, 12th Bn South Wales Borderers

23/11/1917 at Bourlon Wood, Cambrai

Aged 22

 

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The Second World War, 1939-1945

 

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Peter Barnard
Corporal, 1/5th Battalion The Welch Regiment
4/5/1945
Aged 20

Peter William Burns
Deck Boy, M.V. Cornish City
29/7/1943
Aged 15


Donald Edward Croft
Sergeant, 97 Squadron Royal Air Force
30/7/1943
Aged 21


James Henry Blathwayt Eynon

Master MN, M.V. Benn Hann

11/11/1941

Aged 45

 

Leonard George Gill

Flying Officer, 3 Squadron RAF

18/5/1943

Aged 25

 

Frederick James Gunstone

Flight Lieutenant, 155 Squadron RAF

13/8/1945

Aged 23

 

Peter Gunstone

Signalman, 38th Division Signals

26/10/1940

Aged 23

 

Graham Alexander Kemp

Flight Sergeant, 166 Squadron RAF

24/9/1943

Aged 21

 

Raymond King

Aircraftsman Second Class, RAF

29/6/1942

Aged 19

Gordon Neville Lawrence
Sergeant, RAF
28/8/1945
Aged 20

 

Thomas Spencer Lewis

Pilot Officer, 79 Squadron RAF

2/1/1940

Aged 20

 

John Iorwerth Palmer Morgan

Sergeant, 77 Squadron RAF

4/5/1943

Aged 22

 

Frederick Allan Porter

Sergeant, 625 Squadron RAF

20/10/1943

Aged 21

 

Denis Potter Smith

Pilot Officer, 96 Squadron RAF

17/2/1942

 

Windsor Spinks

Chief Officer MN, SS Stokesley

24/4/1940

Aged 47

 

Charles Whitton

Sergeant, 18th Bn Welch Regiment

25/6/1941

Aged 32

 

Herbert Llewellyn Williams

Sergeant, RAF

7/4/1941

Aged 26