Scourfield, William

William Scourfield, Private, 29530, South Wales Borderers. William was the son of John and Catherine Scourfield, of Cresswell Quay, Cresselly, Killgetty, and had served with the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers on Home Service. He died at the Military Hospital at Liverpool of sickness on 26 February 1917 aged just 18, and is buried at […]

Carew War Memorial

Carew War Memorial

Carew War Memorial is situated in front of the medieval Carew Castle. The War Memorial takes the form of a marble obelisk, upon which are engraved the names of the fallen of the parish from both world wars. It was unveiled on 1 September 1929. Eleven local men died during the Great War and twelve […]

Williams, Wilfred John

{jcomments off}Wilfred John Williams, Driver, 219123, Royal Army Service Corps.Wilfred was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, of Milton, Pembrokeshire.He was the older brother of David above.Wilfred served with the Royal Army Service Corps in North Africa, and was killed there on 2 July 1942 aged 32. Wilfred is buried at Tripoli War Cemetery, […]

Williams, David Norman

David Norman Williams, Lance Corporal, 4199432, The Royal Welch Fusiliers.David was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Williams, of Milton, and he served with the 4th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, which was attached to the 53rd (Welsh) Division.The Division landed at Normandy at the end of June, 1944 and fought throughout the campaign in […]

Scourfield, Colwyn

Colwyn Scourfield, Trooper, 7933318, Royal Armoured Corps.Colwyn was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Scourfield, of Milton, Pembrokeshire, and served with the 50th Royal Tank Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps. They saw action in the Western Desert and North Africa, including El Alamein, Mareth and Sfax, and then Sicily, and Italy, which is where Colwyn […]

Phelps, George Richard

George Richard Phelps, Flight Lt. (Pilot), 150236, RAF Volunteer Reserve. George was the son of Joseph George and Phebe Jane Phelps, of Pembroke.He served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, in 166 Squadron, which was a heavy bomber Squadron, flying Lancaster bombers after 1943. George was killed when his aircraft was shot down over Germany on […]

Neale, Thomas Melgwyn

Thomas Melgwyn Neale, Fusilier, 4208890, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Thomas was the son of Edwin and Mary Neale, of Redberth, Pembrokeshire, and the husband Of Annie Mary E. Neale, of Narberth. He served with the 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, which was part of the 53rd (Welsh) Division that landed on Normandy at the end of […]

John, Howard Stanley

Howard Stanley John, Able Seaman, D/SSX 28198, Royal Navy.Howard was the son of William Alfred and Mary Jane John, of Cresselly, Pembrokeshire, and served in the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Repulse.Repulse had been built in World War One, and was a lightly armoured Battlecruiser. She was refitted and modernised in 1938, and operated with the […]

Hay, Ronald George

Ronald George Hay, Petty Officer Stoker, D/KX 83607, Royal Navy.Ronald was the son of James and Inez Hay. He was also the husband of Gwendoline Avesnes Hay, of Milton, Pembrokeshire. He served in the Royal Navy aboard H.M.S. Jackal. HMS Jackal (F22) was a J-class destroyer of the Royal Navy laid down by John Brown […]

Hawkes, Corlis St. Leger

Corlis St. Leger Hawkes, Pilot Officer, 128712, RAF Volunteer Reserve. Corlis was the son of Son of Lt.-Col. Corliss St. Leger Gillman Hawkes and Eleanor Muriel Hawkes, of Milton, Pembrokeshire. He was a Pilot with 267 Squadron, Royal Air Force, which had reformed in August 1940 from the Communications Unit, Heliopolis, for local transport duties […]