All Saints Parish Church Penarth, is appealing for relatives of the 32 members of its congregation who lost their lives in the First World War, to attend a special Remembrance Sunday Service on November 13th.
The names of the 32 war heroes will be included on a new roll of honour which will be unveiled during the church’s annual Service of Remembrance on November 13.
The new plaque will be the third to have been installed at All Saints; the first was destroyed in a disastrous fire which gutted the church in 1926 and the second was destroyed when the All Saints was bombed by the Luftwaffe in the Second World War .
Organiser Jane McLaughlin says “At the moment we have managed to track down 10 relatives but are now casting our net wider to try to find more. We would appreciate it if they could contact us as soon as possible so that we can arrange for them if they are able to be at the service.”
Jane says “As most of the men died young, without families of their own, it has been quite a task to trace their families – but we do have a reasonable number of relatives attending – as well as goodwill messages from families as far away as Australia and New Zealand.”
In the dedication cerermony “A” level history students from St Cyres and Stanwell schools will be reading out the names of the men named on the plaque and then will laying a wreath for each one of the 32 men beside the altar.
The names of the 32 All Saints congregation-members who are listed on the new plaque are :-
David Christopher Andrews John Otto Boole
Alastair Norman Brown Harold Ashcombe Chamen
Reginald Vaughan Cleves Frank Alfred Cook
Harry Essery Frederick William Gibbon
Alfred John Harvey Edward Hookway
Douglas George Hoult Percival Charles Hoult
Alexander Rupert Hoult Alfred Heywood Howard
Oliver James Hughes William George Loader
Gwilym Robert Lougher George Edward Maddocks
Charles Phillips Probert John Trevor Rees
Bertram Spence William Arthur Sweet-Escott
John Rhys Thomas Frederick Joseph Trump
Beresford Houghton Vyvyan John Lewis Williams
George McKay Wilson Lionel Raymond Charles Window
Kenneth Percival Window Cyril de Clare Yeld
Charles Alan Young
Relatives are welcome to call the All Saints parish office on 029 2070 3170 to get in touch with the church or they can email All Saints on firstname.lastname@example.org