St Martin’s, Albany Road,Roath, War Memorial plaques

St Martins Albany Road - combined war memorials


1914-18 War

Percy Gerard Atwell

Thomas Alfred Atwell        (looks like a mis-spelling of Atwill)


Private, 10th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. (Service Number 299)

Thomas Alfred Atwill was born in Dover in 1875.  He was the oldest son of Sarah Helen Atwill née Gerard, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and Thomas Atwill, a Sergeant Major in the Royal Artillery, who were married in Canada in 1872.  Thomas Alfred Atwill was baptised on 30th April 1875 in Dover Castle. The family then move to Cardiff and in 1881 are living at 80 Clifton Street. In 1891 they were living at the Drill Hall in Dumfries Place.  He attends  Cardiff Higher Grade School (Howard Gardens).  The family then move to Walkhampton in Devon and are there in 1901 and 1911 but sometime later return to Cardiff and live at 7, Richmond Crescent.  Three of the sons emigrated from the UK to Australia prior to the outbreak of World War I to try their hand at gold-mining.  Prior to emigrating Thomas Alfred Atwill had served Glamorgan Volunteers Artillery.  He enlists in  the Australian Infantry in 1914, sails for Europe but is killed in action on 19th May 1915 aged 40 at Dardanelles, Gallipoli.  He is buried in Shrapnel Gully, Gallipoli.  Three of his brothers also die in WWI.   He is remembered on a number of memorials in Australia, one in the village of Walkhampton in Devon and on the Howardian School memorial plaque  and St Martin’s church memorial plaque, Roath, in Cardiff.  Commonwealth War Graves Commission record.

Thomas Atwill grave and Walkhampton memorial

Thomas Atwill grave in Gallipoli and his name on the Walkhampton memorial.


Walter Henry Batchelor

Harry Dacre

Arthur Davies

Herbert Davies

Percy Hier Davies

Edward Diggory

Edward Elston

Ernest Fletcher

Albert Gale

Thomas Spencer Gibbons

William Godfrey

William Henry Griffiths

Edward Brockett Grover

Frederick James Hall

Ernest Ralph Hancock

Herbert Clifford Hunt

Leslie Gifford Hussey

Harold Jones

Leslie Jones

Thomas Jones

Victor Keays

Reginald Lowe

Alfred Martin

George Moore

Ivor Morgan

Arthur Spurway

Cuthbert Stephens

George Arthur Stephens

David Thomas

John Warden

Thomas Watkins

Herbert George Wheeler

Rice Watkin Williams

Trevor James Williams

Glynne Lougher Yorath

May They Rest In Peace


1939-45 War

Edward Anson

Jack Anson

Edwin Bale

Reginald Brock

Henry George Challicombe

Colin George Clarke, priest

Herbert Crock

Haydn Davies

Hugh John Dawnay

Kenneth Frank Dickenson

Maxwell Foan

Terence Russell Gilbert

Geoffery Howell

Thomas Hurley

John Jenkins

Clifford Trevor John

Kenneth Edwin Jones

Thomas Hatfield Lawton

Clifford James Lentle

Reginald Nicol

Charles Palmer

Gilbert Parsons

Lewis Parsons

Terrence Parsons

Norman Pattison

Gordon Phillips

Edward Herbert Rees

Leonard Roberts

John Shepherd

Robert Twiddy

Robert Washer

Barbara Williams

Ronald Frank Willis

May They Rest In Peace