St James the Great War Memorials

The following memorials at St James the Great Church, Newport Road, Cardiff:-

Great War memorial

In between the chancel and the nave is a carved wooden perpendicular screen made from selected wainscot oak carved on both sides.  It commemorates the worshippers of St James who made the supreme sacrifice whilst on active service during the Great War and also as a thanksgiving for those whose lives had been spared. The dedication the original screen and a bronze tablet which bears the names of the fallen took place during a special service held on Sunday 8th October 1922.

 

AIRCRAFTSMAN IST CLASS DAVID NORMAN GEALY 1110675 RAFVR DIED 20th DECEMBER 1941 SON OF DAVID DANIEL AND CATHERINE J GEALY OF CYNOCED CARDIFF BURIED WITH HONOUR SAI WAN WAR [HONG KONG] CEMETERY SECTION 2 ROW J GRAVE 4

2 LT J HOWARD STOODLEY 207265 ROYAL ARTILLERY 77 HAA REGIMENT DIED 4th FEBRUARY 1942 AGED 36. SON OF THOMAS AND ELIZA M STOODLEY OF CARDIFF. SPECIAL MEMORIAL 3 K 4 JAKARTA WAR CEMETERY INDONESIA.

SGT R/O ALEXANDER GUTHRIE 1254048 255 SQUADRON RAFVR DIED I2thJULY 1942 AGED 20. SON OF DAVID GIBSON 7 QABBUE KING GUTHRIE OF CYNCOED CARDIFF CREMATED AT PONTYPRYDD CREMATORIUM PANEL L H.

CAPT EMRYS JAMES THOMAS [AFC] GLIDER PILOT REGIMENT AAC 233883 2nd WING DIED 22nd SEPTEMBER I944 AGED 28. SON OF WILLIAM & MARGARET THOMAS OF CARDIFF BURIED AT ARNHEIM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY SECTION 3 ROW D GRAVE 8.

SGT GORDON NEVILLE LAWRENCE 1835883 RAFVR DIED 28th AUGUST 1945 AGED 20. SON OF ARTHUR GORDON & WINDFRED LAWRANCE OF LLANISHEN CARDIFF. CREMATED AT PONTYPRIDD CREMATORIUM PANEL R H.

MARY TOWNSEND RA – FURTHER RESEARCH REQUIRED.

 


This Tablet is erected

As a token of the affectionate esteem in which the late

Sergeant Henry Davies Jones

Was held by the Officers Non-Commissioned Officers

And Men of the Mechanical Transport

RASC and Members of the QMAAC

Bulford Camp

Salisbury Plain

Died Oct 31st 1918

At Fargo Military Hospital

“To die for one’s Country is Sweet and Seemly”

“Give God the Glory”


ROLL OF HONOUR

1939 – 1945

This Chapel is a Memorial

to the Men of this Church

who gave their lives in the

World War 1939 – 1945

EDWARD BARGERY

GEORGE HAYES

THOMAS DAVID HAYMAN

WILFRED JEANS

WALTER JAMES MOSS

WILLIAM PETRATOS

HAROLD RICE

ARNOLD STRONG

IAN BARRIE SMITH

HOWARD WESTON

ANGUS JOHN WINSLADE

 

The memorial was consecrated by the Bishop of Llandaff on St Marks day 25th April 1966

The memorial chapel was created by George Pace who was considered by many to be  the most influential post War Ecclesiastical architect in the country.


The information above was taken from the following source accessed at Cathays Library, Cardiff:  War memorials : Rolls of Honour in memory of all those who fell in the service of their country : World War I, 1914-1919 : Cardiff   by David V Hughes


There is also said to be a WWI plaque in St John’s Church in the centre of Cardiff that used used to be in:  St James the Great