Roath Park Congregational Church war memorials

Roath Park Congregational Church WWI plaque


Sapper, Royal Engineers, No.7 Works Company. Inland Waterways and Docks (Service Number: 235081)

Eli Bond, Cathays Cemetery, headstone

Eli Robert Bond was born in 1877 in Crowcombe, Somerset to George Bond, a labourer, and Mary Bond nee Hurley.  He moved to Cardiff as a child and the family lived in Treharris Street and Arabella Street. He married  Effie Mary Bingle in Richmond Road Congregational Church, Cardiff in 1901 and they lived at 45 Florentia Street, Cathays.  They had seven children together. He worked as a painter and decorator prior to the war.  He signed up in Jul 1916.  He served with the No.7 Works Company  of the Royal Engineers in Kent.  He died of lobar pneumonia in the Military Hospital in Sandwich, Kent on 18 Jan 1918 aged 40.  He is buried at Cathays Cemetery (plot EA.1892).  Eli Bond is remembered on the war memorial plaque in Roath Park Congregational Church (now known as Tabernacle).  Commonwealth War Graves Commission record.


Eric Bond

A M Camfield

Ernest J Jenkins

R Lloyd Jones

F John Lawrence

Brinley Miles

D Archibald Nicholas

Leslie Parker

Tom Rees

R Glyn Roberts



Roath Park Congregational Church WWII plaque

Kenneth Morgan Burrenston

Leslie Tom Gush Bartlett

Harry Davis

Thomas Alexander Griffiths

John Emlyn Herbert


Lance Corporal 1st Reserve Brigade, South Africa Forces (Service Number 119075)

David Aeron Jones headstone

David Aeron Jones was born in 1898 in Llandyfodwg, north of Bridgend to Thomas William Jones, a draper, originally from Pencarreg, Carmarthenshire and Serviah Jones  née Williams, also a draper, from Llangyfelach. David served as a Private (Service Number 91492) with the Royal Tank Corps in WWI. In 1921 he is on board the S.S. Commonwealth bound for Australia giving his address as ‘The Bonanza’, Church Street, Ebbw Vale and occupation as draper. His father Thomas dies a year later.  in the 1939 Register his mother Serviah is living at 42 Shirley Road, Roath Park.  David once again joins up and serves as a Lance Corporal in the 1st Reserve Brigade, South Africa Forces.  He is killed in action on 6th Jan 1942 aged 44.   He is buried at the Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery. He is remembered on the war memorial plaque in Roath Park Congregationalchurch.  Commonwealth War Graves Commission record.

Dudley Vaughan Phillips

Hubert Edmund Strange

Denzil Vaughan Thomas



Captain, 11th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps (Service Number 175669)

Jansen Oswald David Williams was born in the Bridgend area on 14 Nov 1917 to David Isaac Williams, a military contractor and caterer, and Hannah Williams, née Richards.  Jansen attended Bridgend Grammar school and Cardiff High School for Boys before embarking in further education at Emmanuel College Cambridge and qualified as a surgeon by training at and St Thomas’ Hospital, London. The Williams family live at 51 Ninian Road, Roath Park.  In 1941 he married Sylvia ‘Joy’ Baldwin in Amersham, Bucks. He joins the 11th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical which landed at Algiers in the November of 1942 before going through to Tunis in the May of 1943 then on to Sicily and Italy. He was killed by a shell on 4 Oct 1943, aged 25, at River Biferno, near Termoli, Italy They were with the Lancashire Fusiliers and the unit were in a barn putting a Thomas splint on a casualty with a broken thigh when they received a direct hit. Captain J.O.D.Williams and three of the others in the unit were killed. They were buried nearby and the bodies later re-interred in the Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy.  He is remembered on the war memorial plaque in Roath Park Congregational church (now Tabernacle).  He is also remembered at Bridgend Grammar school, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St Thomas’ Hospital chapelCommonwealth War Graves Commission record.

Grave of Jansen Oswald David Williams

Grave of Jansen Oswald David Williams and the three others killed in the same incident.


Raymond Leonard Williams