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Aber Valley Heritage Museum
Gwern Avenue
Senghenydd
CF83 4HA
Tel: 02920 830445
E-mail:  senghen.heritage@btconnect.com

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Senghenydd Remembered - A memorial service

22.09.2016

A memorial service for the miners who lost their lives in the Universal Coliery disaster of 1913.

On Friday 14th October 2016, 10am. To take place at the Welsh National memorial, Senghenydd CF83 4GY.

Service to be led by The Rev Sue Pratten (Benefice of Caerphilly) together with representatives from Aber Valley Chapels.

Children and students of the Aber Valley will as usual also be taking part.

Floral tributes may be laid.

Following the service the Heritage Museum will be open and light refreshments will be available in the upstairs function room at The Centre, Senghenydd.

For further information please contact Aber Valley Heritage Museum on (02920) 830445 or via email at senghen.heritage@btconnect.com

PASSCHENDAELE (THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES)

A typical act of bravery took place on 17th August 1917 when Sgt Gilbert Lloyd, (Senghenydd), South Wales Borderers who, together with five others soldiers, held an isolated position until his battalion had been relieved and then brought out their wounded whilst still under fire.

He was awarded the MM at a local ceremony held on “The Rec” in August 19, 1919.  At this same ceremony where the villagers turned out in their thousands to see Colonel H E Morgan Lindsay, CB, DSO award the decorations to Sgt Lloyd and the men and also to the families of those Killed in Action (KIA). All listed below.

Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)   Military Medal (MM)

Cpl. Tom Locke Sapper Robert Jackson

Pte. William Higgs Bdr. H C Fleet

Dvr. R G Taylor

Gnr. David Davies

Sgt. King Humphries

Pte. Syd Edwards

 

Distinguished Conduct Medal Military Cross (MC)

Sgt. T H Brown (KIA) Lt. J A Roberts(KIA)

(accepted by his wife) (accepted by his father)

Photo of Sgt Gilbert Lloyd

 

Wounded on three occasions before winning the MM in 1917.  Became a

 

Lieutenant in Home Guard, Aber and

and Senghenydd Platoon 1940-46.

Secretary of local Ex-Servicemen’s

Club for over 50 years.