St. Edward's Church

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St Edward's, Roath Parish is located in Penylan, Cardiff, Wales

Founded on the religious zeal engendered by the Oxford Movement at the turn of the 19th century, St Edward's was first officially opened for public worship in March 1915. This first building was constructed of galvanised metal sheeting and faced the wrong way, thus contravening the established Christian tradition that the altar should face East. Unfortunately, probably due to a fault in "the new-fangled electricity", the church was destroyed by fire in September 1919. It was decided to rebuild the church to honour the memory of those who had fallen in the 1914-1918 War (details of the memorials).[1]

It was rebuilt in 1921 as a War Memorial Church. The church, recognised those soldiers who were parishioners in Roath, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales by erecting various memorials within the church. To emphasise, this church has never married or christened anyone. Purely a War Memorial Church.

The original panel recognised 76 soldiers during WWI, then after WWII, they placed another memorial plaque.

The four panels of St. Anne's Church originally made up the pulpit and this was carefully dismantled and in 2018, placed beneath the organ in St. Edward's. These panels have the names carved into them.

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am T C.



Original WWI memorial panel.
St Anne's Plaques - these 4 panels originally formed the pulpit at St. Anne's Church, Cardiff.
ALFORD, William
BEAZLEY, Taliesyn
BEER, John William
BILLOT, Frederick George father of BILLOT, Edward who died in WWII
BOWES, Alfred
BROOKE, Lewis James
BROWN, Alfred Ernest
BROWN, Harold Jackson
BRUCE, Albert Edward Percy
BUDD, Albert Cecil brother of BUDD, Ernest Charles
BUDD, Ernest Charles
CHARLES, Hubert James
CHIDGEY, Stanley
COTTRELL, Frederick Owen
CROSS, Henry/Harry
DAVIES, Percy Hier
DAWSON, John M - not enough information
DUPE, George Thomas
EDWARDS, Thomas Cenydd Martin
EVANS, Percy Charles David
FERRIS, William Reginald
GALE, Henry John Elliott
GREEN, William Richard
GRIFFIN, George Henry
HAM, Frederick William Percy
HAMER, William Charles
HATHERDALE, Joseph William
HAWKEN, John Henry
HEATH, Albert
HOOPER, Edwin Stevens cousin of HOOPER, Walter Thomas
HOOPER, Walter Thomas
HOWITT, Albert Edward
HOWITT, Herbert
JAMES, Lionel Randolph
JENKINS, John Llewellyn
JOHNSON, Frank Stanley
JONES, James
JONES, Leslie Price
KEEVIL, Frederick Charles
LAKE, Frank
LAVERICK, Emmanuel Comby father of LAVERICK, William Leslie
LAVERICK, William Leslie
LEWIS, James Maurice/Morris
MATTHEWS, William Herbert
McLEA, Ernest
MILWARD, Charles Atkinson
MONKS, Charles Henry Frederick
MORGAN, William Valentine
MORRISSEY, Herbert John
NEWBURY, Thomas Frederick
OVENDEN, Frederick William
OWEN, Alexander brother of OWEN, William John
OWEN, William John
PARFITT, Alfred Percy
PARKINS, Frederick James
PRICE, James Edwin
PRING, Robert Bruce
PUGH, John Henry
RAYNOR, Thomas
REES, John Glynne
RICHARDS, Bruce Carlton brother of RICHARDS, Stanley Earl
RICHARDS, Stanley Earl
SMART, Montague William George
STEPHENS, Thomas Henry Cuthbert
TARR, Herbert Edgar de Torres
TAYLOR, James birth MALONE, James
THOMAS, Bernard Yorke
THOMAS, Edgar George
THOMAS, Kenneth Gwyn
THOMAS, Ralph Fargher
THORNE, William Henry
TOTTERDELL, William Charles
VAUGHAN, Thomas George Henry
WALKER, George
WEBBER, Charles
WILLIAMS, Rice Watkin
WITCHELL, Caryl Stewart
WYATT, Phillip Charles


WWII Plaque
BILLOT, Edward name not on the plaque though he is still honoured. Son of BILLOT, Frederick George who died in WWI
BROADBURN, Walter Claude
CLOUTER, Geoffrey Thomas
DRONGESON, Robert Sydney
HARRIS, John Molton
HOGAN, Richard Henry
HOGAN, Russell Eugene
JAGO, Harry Trelawny
LAWRENCE, Cyril John
MARTIN, Derek Lane
MILLS, Gordon Thomas
MITCHELL, Arthur John
MORGAN, Arthur Geoffrey Hallen
REES, Gilbert Ifor
RICH, Thomas Arthur
SAMUEL, William Bevan
SHEPHERD, Richard Harry Woolley
WATKINS, Richard Vivian
WILLIAMS, Barbara Sarah Watkins

Red Cross Memorial Plaque

Red Cross
Red Cross
BEESTON, Edith May
CHAMBERS, Richard Herbert
DAVIES, Thomas
GRIFFITHS, William Howard
NASH, Francis/Frank
REES, Richard Henry
TAYLOR, James - not enough information
WILLIAMS, George Francis


  1. St Edward's History

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