Names K - P

Walter Osborne KELLAND

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Lived at The Police Station, Station Terrace, Nelson

George KEYLOCK

Private

Lived at ‘Old Berthlwyd;, High Street, Nelson

George (Horton) LAMBERT

Private

Lived at 116 Shingrig Road, Nelson

Sidney LAMBERT

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Lived at 116 Shingrig Road, Nelson

W Alfred LAMBERT

Signaller, West Yorkshire Regiment

Reported missing on 25/4/18 - was a P.O.W. Address as above.

Robert LAMPERT

Private 69928, Royal Welsh Fusiliers later Pte 53213, Cheshire Regiment

Lived at 23 LLanfabon Road, Nelson

Josiah Pryor LANG

16th Devonshire Regiment

Died 23rd Oct 1918

Albert LEE

Welsh Regiment

Lived near Collier’s Arms with Emily Lee, below

Emily LEE

Womens Army Auxiliary Corps

 

Harry (Clement) LEVETT

Private DM2/196383, Army Service Corps

Discharged 28 Jan 1918 with Silver War Badge. Lived at 34 Wern Crescent, Nelson

Charles LEWIS

Lieutenant, South Wales Borderers

Lived at ‘BrynCerdyn’, High Street, Nelson with Thomas and Elizabeth Lewis

D E LEWIS

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

Edgar LEWIS

Royal Field Artillery

Wounded and gassed in October 1918

Idris LEWIS

Private

Lived at 47 Springfield Terrace, Nelson with John and Agnes Lewis

Jack LEWIS

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

Lemuel LEWIS

Private

Born in about 1898. In 1918 he lived at 60 Heol Fawr, Nelson with William Lewis. Later married Bertha Alice and they lived at 26 Commercial Street, Nelson. Lemuel died on 29th October 1974, aged 76yrs and Alice died in 1981.

Leslie LEWIS

Royal Field Artillery

 

Percy LEWIS

Driver

Lived at ‘Llwyncelyn’, High Street, Nelson with George and Harriet Lewis.

Gwilym LEYSHON

Royal Engineers, (Poss Sapper 36821)

 

Bertie LOCKIER

Private 69935, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

1911 lived at 29 High Street, Nelson, 1918 lived at 26 High Street, brother to below. Son to Samuel and Martha Lockier who had seven children.

Gwilym John LOCKIER

Private 30558, South Wales Borderers

1911 lived at 29 High Street, Nelson, 1918 lived at 26 High Street, brother to above

Dennis LODWICK

Private 14523, South Staffordshire Regiment, later TR6/13134 Notts and Derby Regiment

Enlisted in September 1914, was wounded to the face (sustained a gun shot wound) in 1916, awarded silver war badge. Appointed Lance Corporal on 3 May 1916 but reverted (at his request) to private on 2nd January 1917. Originally came from Newcastle Emlyn, but in 1911 was a draper living at 21 Castle Street, Caerphilly. Date of first appearance in Nelson is unclear.

Tom LOVERIDGE

Private 2023, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

D.C.M., Wounded and had his left arm amputated in 1914. In 1911 he was living at Quakers Yard with his wife Lily and daughter Dorothy. In 1916, they were living at 65, Shingrig Road, Nelson.

Thomas William LOWE

L/Cpl 31715. 3rd then 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers

Lived at 48 Shingrig Road, Nelson with William and Fanny Lowe. Discharged 19th Sept 1919 due to epilepsy and malaria.

John George MADDISON

Private 3721, Coldstream Guards

John Maddison was a career soldier who enlisted on 13th August 1900. He was wounded in 1914. Discharged 15th February 1915 with silver war badge No 7009 for gunshot wounds sustained to the left leg and shoulder. He originally came from Co Durham but lived at 12 Llwyncelyn Terrace, Nelson with his wife Elsie and two children Arthur and Mildred.

Miss A MASLIN

Womens Army Auxiliary Corps

Sarah Ann Maslen was married to John Maslen and in 1911 they lived at 39 Bradford Place Llanbradach. They had a daughter Agnes who was 12 in 1911. Sarah Ann Maslen was born in Nelson and by 1918 she was back, living at 4 Heol Fawr.

J MASLIN

National Reserves

 

Frederick William MATHIAS

T/Capt, Royal Flying Corps

Military Cross - Gazetted 16th September 1918 - “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried out several successful shoots, doing considerable damage; he took a large number of successful photographs and completed several long reconnaissances, obtaining valuable information.”. Lived at The Hollies, Heol Fawr, Nelson. Brother to John Edmund Mathias - below.

John Edmund MATHIAS

5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 1916 - drowned at Kinmel Park, Flintshire

Peter MATHIAS

Gunner 220369, Royal Field Artillery

Lived at 15 Commercial Street, Nelson

Albert MATTHEWS

Royal Field Artillery

 

Albert MATTHEWS

15th Hussars

 

James MATTHEWS

Welsh Regiment (Possibly 1502, 2nd Batt)

Died Jan or Feb 1926. Lived at 33 Shingrig Road, Nelson with Catherine Matthews

Thomas MATTHEWS

1st Battalion, Prince of Wales’ Own (West Yorks)

Died 25 Sept 1914

James MC FADYEAN

Sjt SE/15341, Royal Army Veterinary Corps

Lived at 10 Dynevor Terrace, Nelson

Olwen MEACHAM

Womens Army Auxiliary Corps

Lived at 26 Dynevor Terrace, Nelson. Wife to below. In 1918, the address was occupied by James and Margaret Thomas. Olwen, who was born Edith Olwen Thomas was the daughter of James and Margaret Thomas.

Richard Frederick MEACHAM

7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Wounded in 1916, Died 28th Nov 1917

Arthur Oswald MEREDITH

Able Seaman

Lived at ‘Brynglas’, High Street, Nelson with James, Harried and David Edgar Meredith.

Harold MEREDITH

Mercantile Marine

 

Ira MEREDITH

South Wales Borderers

 

James MEREDITH

10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 22nd July 1917

John C MILES

B.Q.M.S. 25365, Royal Field Artillery

D.C.M. and M.M.- The D.C.M. citation reads - “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at the gun position during an enemy bombardment. He supervised the supply of ammunition and got wagon teams away under heavy shell fire. Later, he accompanied and officer, and assisted to observe until the officer was killed, when he was ordered to bring his party in. Throughout he showed marked courage and determination.”

Harry T MILSOM

Private 23455,Cardiff City Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Enlisted 28 December 1914 and discharged 11th January 1919

David MORGAN

Sapper, Royal Engineers

 

David MORGAN

Welsh Regiment

 

Edwin MORGAN

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Released as Class W in August 1916

Emlyn MORGAN

Welsh Guards

Lived at 11 Llanfabon Road, Nelson with his parents David and Sarah Morgan.

Hubert Hopkin MORGAN

Lieutenant, Manchester Regiment

Died 30th March 1918, transferred from Life Guards - promotion

James MORGAN

Royal Army Service Corps

Lived at 23 Dynevor Terrace, Nelson.

Leonard Gibbon MORGAN

Sapper 8668, Royal Engineers, formerly 388668 Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers

Leonard Morgan was living at ‘Brynderwen’ High Street, Nelson with his brothers Rees, Thomas and William Morgan and his uncle Rees Gibbon. Leonard was discharged in March 1918 suffering with shell shock. He was born on 8th February 1882 and died in 1970 aged 88yrs.

Lewis MORGAN

Private

lived at The Royal Oak Inn, Nelson. Brother to Richard, below.

Richard MORGAN

South Wales Borderers

Wounded in 1916, discharged in July 1918

John Charles MORRIS

25th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 24th April 1917

W MORRIS

Driver, Royal Field Artillery

 

David NICHOLAS

Private 186063, Machine Gun Corps formerly 182078

Lived at 55 High Street, Nelson with William and Elizabeth Nicholas

William NICHOLAS

Royal Engineers

Lived at 24 Commercial Street, Nelson with Gertrude Nicholas.

Charles Augustus OSBORNE

5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Lived at Llanfabon Road, Nelson with his mother Alice (a widow) and his sister Florence Mary Osborne. Pre-war, Charles was a Deputy Superintendent at the Mercantile Marine Office. In 1891 he was living at the Wellington Hotel where his father George was an ‘aerated water manufacturer’... he made ‘pop’. Brother to Harry Edgar Osborne, below. Charles was born on 17th November 1883 and died on 22 December 1963 at which time he was living at 27 Heol y Bont, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

Harry Edgar OSBORNE

5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 10th Aug 1915

Thomas Lazarus OSBORNE

Private

Lived at 32 High Street with William John and Isaac Osborne

William John OSBORNE

Monmouthshire Regiment

as above

Arthur Lewis PACKER

Private 3711, Welsh Regiment, later Private 53923.

lived at Wern Isaf Farm, Nelson

Thomas PACKER

Welsh Regiment

Born in about 1892. In 1918 Thomas lived at Wern Isaf Farm, Nelson. He married Margaret Gwendoline who died in 1969. Thomas Packer died on 17th September 1968, aged 76yrs.

John PARKINS

North Staffordshire Regiment

Died 26th Nov 1916

Gilbert Allen PARSONS

Driver T/35174, Royal Army Service Corps

in 1911 he was living at 5 Coopers Terrace, Ystrad Mynach with parents and siblings. Unsure of his arrival at Nelson.

Samuel Basil PAVEY

Private

Lived at Commercial Street, Nelson.

Emlyn PEARCE

Glamorgan Yeomanry, Welsh Regiment

Lived at 89 High Street, Nelson

Joseph PEARCE

South African Contingent

Had his left hand amputated in 1917

Philip Alfred PEARCE

Driver 2192 and later 955938, Royal Field Artillery

lived at 11 Donald Street with Samuel and Jane Pearce. In 1911 was living at 10 Mill Terrace, Graig, Treharris

Thomas David PEEK

Royal Army Service Coprs

Released ‘Class W’ on 1/12/1919. Died June 1922

E PHILLIPS

Gloucester Regiment

 

Harry PHILLIPS

Private

Possibly Henry Phillips of 19 Shingrig Road, Nelson (1918)

Thomas PHILLIPS

Welsh Regiment

Lived at 6 Caerphilly Road, Nelson with Elizabeth Annie Phillips

William Thomas PHILLIPS

5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 31st July 1917. A second William Thomas Phillips who was also serving his country, was still registered in April 1918 as living at 40 Shingrig Road, Nelson with William and Margaret Phillips

Ernest John PITT

Driver 88196, Royal Horse Artillery

The three Pitt men lived at 77 Shingrig Road, Nelson

(Joseph) Harold PITT

Driver 13492, later Bombardier, 189 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Joseph enlisted in the army on 2 April 1912. He had his right leg amputated in October 1918 and awarded silver war badge 283722. He was later discharged on 19th August 1919 due to his wounds.

Ivor George PITT

Private

The three Pitt men lived at 77 Shingrig Road, Nelson

Richard William POCKETT

Driver 6486, Royal Engineers

Lived at 53 Heol Fawr, Nelson with Alice Maud Pockett (nee Double). Died 1st March 1963. Richard Pockett was an enlisted man having first enlisted into the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers on 20th August 1900. The re-engaged in the Army reserve on 20th August 1912. War was declared on 4th August, 1914 on 5th August Richard was mobilized. He served throughout the war period and was demobilized on 15th February 1919, having accumulated 19yrs 224 days reckonable military service. He remained in France from 16th October 1914 until 18th January 1919.

Thomas POLLARD

Somerset Light Infantry

Gassed in 1915, wounded in 1916, Died 21st March 1918

Albert PORTLOCK

Driver 92319, Royal Engineers

 

Charles PORTLOCK

Private 20240 later 232226, 1st Battalion, Gloucester Regiment

 

Cyril PORTLOCK

King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Brother to Ernest and Percy below

Ernest PORTLOCK

Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery

Died 7th Aug 1915

Percy Herbert PORTLOCK

1st Battalion, Royal West Surrey Regiment

Severely wounded in 1916, died 23rd July 1919

Sidney PORTLOCK

Royal Field Artillery

Brother to Ernest and Percy above

Edward John POWELL

Welsh Regiment

Lived at 21 Springfield Terrace with Richard and Annie Powell

Evan David POWELL

2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Lived at Greenhill Cottages, High Street, Nelson, brother to George Powell (below) and John Powell who was killed. Evan was born in 1895 and died in 1959. He was married to Annie Jane who was born in 1901 and died in 1983

George POWELL

Private 50337, 20th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Lived at Greenhill Cottages, High Street, Nelson

John POWELL

10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 10th July 1916

Richard POWELL

Royal Garrison Artillery

Lived at 21 Springfield Terrace, Nelson with Annie Elizabeth Powell

Arthur PREECE

2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment

Lived at 8 The Square Nelson with Jane Preece.

David Myrddin PRICE

15th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Died 18th Sept 1918

(Lewis) Edward PRICE

Private 437809, 51st Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Machine Gun Coy Pool

Born May 13th 1894 in Nelson, Glamorgan, enlisted 12th October 1915. Lived at 12228, 80th Street, Edmonton, Canada. Demobilized 24th February 1919. Son of William and Ann Price.

Henry Thomas PRICE

Private

Lived at Wern Ganol Cottages, Nelson, brother to William Price below

John PRICE

Private

Lived at 43 Springfield Terrace with Margaret Price.

William PRICE

Welsh National Reserve, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Lived at Wern Ganol Cottages, Nelson, brother to H.T. Price above

W S PRICE

Welsh Regiment

 

Jack PROBERT

Royal Field Artillery

 

Robert Edward PROBERT

Rhondda Battalion, Welsh Regiment

Died 2nd Nov 1918

William PROBERT

3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment

Died 29th Dec 1915

Jack / John PROSSER

Welsh Regiment

attached Machine Gun Corps

Albert Charles PUGH

12th Battalion, Gloucester Regiment

Died 3rd Sept 1916

John PUGH

Royal Field Artillery

Lived at Marndae House, Llanfabon Road, Nelson

Reginald PUGH

2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died 26th Sept 1917

William Thomas PUGH

Pioneer 51390, Royal Engineers

Wounded in 1917. Lived at Brynmafon, High Street, Nelson with Benjamin and Sarah Jane Pugh

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