Jeff Coleman from the Glamorgan List thought this might be
of interest to the Devon List and asked me to pass it on.
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From: "Jeff Coleman" <jeff.coleman(a)ntlworld.com>
Cc: "John Pearce" <john(a)mgc37.plus.com>
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 9:28 PM
Subject: War Memorial - Swansea Devonian Society
I know various people 'collect' War Memorial information.
As this one is not in the open air it might be missed. I am
happy that the list is forwarded.
There is a memorial in Brunswick Methodist Chapel in St.
Helen's Road, Swansea erected by 'The Swansea Devonian
Society, founded 1894 by S.J. DREW Esq.'
I think it is possible that this replaced an earlier
memorial in Oxford Street Methodist Church, Swansea, which
was destroyed in the Blitz. That chapel was originally a
Bible Christian Chapel, known as Gam Street at one time,
later a United Methodist Chapel, and known at one time as
'the Devon Chapel' because of the number of Devon people
Swansea is only about 38 miles as the crow flies from
Barnstaple, and less from Ilfracombe, and in the 19th
century regular ships brought migrants as well as goods
from the West Country to Swansea.
The label at the top is a motto Semper Fidelis across a
shield with three linked towers on it, and Devon
The inscription is 'To the Glory of God and in memory of
those members who died for their country in the wars'
LT. W.S. COPP (might be GOPP)
LT. H. LATIMER
LT. H. QUICK
SGT. E. HELSTON
CPL. W.J. DELVE
CPL. W.J. HOCKING
L.CPL. W. HOWARD
L. CPL. J. SHORT
L. CPL. H.A. WEBBER
PTE, J. BERRY
PTE. R. BRAYLEY
PTE. S. COLLINS
PTE. A.H. EDWARDS
PTE. R. HARDING
PTE. W.H. HARRIS
PTE. A. J. HELLINGS
PTE. E.R. JEFFORD
PTE. W.J. PASSMORE
PTE. J. ROWE
PTE. S. SCOTT
PTE. W.J. WHEATON
MSM. A.T. ACKLAND
STR. F. J. BICKFORD (I think)
ENG. J.A. DADDS (I think)
F/C. W.A. HUGHES
F/L. E. L. LERWELL (I think)
PTE. K. LETHABY
DVR. S.B. LITTLEJOHNS
SPR. H. RICE
CFM. T.A. THOUMINE
SIG. K.J.L. WALDRON
PTE. D.J. WILLIAMS
W.J. HICKS (ENEMY ACTION)
'Their Memory Liveth For Evermore'
I suspect that the Swansea Devonian Society no longer
functions. The only one I have researched is L. CPL. H.A.
WEBBER . I suspect that like many of these he was born in
Swansea of Devon parents.
I am working from a photograph, which I can forward to
anyone interested, but there are parts where a reflection
makes it hard to read.
I assume that these will all be found on the Commonwealth
War Graves web site, apart from W.J. HICKS who seems to
have been a civilian casualty.
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