This page is dedicated to the twenty four named players who appear on the plaque in memory of the Swansea Cricket & Football Club’s players who gave their lives during the Great War of 1914-18 and to the other football players of Swansea who have no plaque to help us remember who they were.
The information on each player has been carefully researched over a period of time from known records and contemporary newspaper announcements. It represents all that the club knows about each man. It is however just an outline of who they were and in many cases information is minimal. We would like your help in finding out more about these men. if you think you are related to or know about the story of any of them, please get in touch and share it with us. so that the little we do know may be enlarged and shared with the people of Swansea and the wider world, for whom these men gave their lives.
A new plaque has been dedicated at the St Helen’s Ground on 14th November 2015. This replaces that which has unfortunately disappeared when the old grandstand was demolished in 2005. The new plaque has been entirely funded and produced through the generosity of R J Davies & Sons Funeral Directors of Dilwyn St Swansea, to whom we are very grateful.
You can contact us HERE if you have any information or corrections you would like to add to the existing records of each man on the plaque. PLEASE MAKE THE “SUBJECT” OF ANY EMAIL – ‘1914-18 PLAQUE’
Above: Swansea RFC Chairman Stephen Hughes and R J Davies Coordinator Nigel Dalton jointly unveil the new plaque. November 14 2015.
Above: the new plaque, donated by R J Davies Funeral Directors of Dillwyn St. Swansea.
|SC&FC Remembrance Names and details|
|NAME||FULL NAME||SPORT||Position||D.O.B.||D.O.D.||Rank/Regt||Education||Other information|
|E. Boys||(EMJ) Ebenezer “Eben” Morgan Jones Boys||1886 Swansea||6 Nov. 1918||Pte./ 2nd Welsh Regt.||Clerk in Patent fuel manufacturing business|
|G. T. Benson||George Trevor Agar Benson||SFC||wing three-quarter||1880||27 Sept. 1917||Lce. Corp.||Swansea G.S.||Played for:Swansea 2nd XV, Neath, Maesteg,|
|W. A. S. Davies||William “Willie” Arthur Shenstone Davies||SCC||Cricketer||1895 Swansea||26 Oct. 1917||Lieut.||Son of J. A. “Jim” Davies the Swansea & Glam. Cricketer|
|W. A. Edwards||William A. Edwards||SCC & GCC||Cricketer||1892 Swansea||2 Nov. 1917||Lieutenant/Glam. Yeo. 8th Welsh Regt.||Harrow & Cambridge||Son of W. H. Edwards of Duffryn Steel Works Morriston.|
|D. B. Chiles Evans||Dr. David Brynmor Chiles Evans||1877 Llanelli||23 Apr. 1917||Capt./R.A.M.C. From Mar 1917: Lieut. Colonel.||Played for London Welsh FC. Doctor in Swansea Workhouse till Oct 1910 > Practice in Landore.|
|L. P. Godfrey||Leonard Powell Godfrey||SCC||Cricketer||1891 Swansea||23 Aug. 1917||Capt. 14th Btn. Welsh Regt.||Shebbear Coll. North Devon.||Played cricket & Football for College|
|W. S. Goff||William Setten Goff||SFC||forward||1881 Exeter||22 Apr. 1918||Lieut./Royal Welsh fusiliers. Awarded MC||Hele’s School, Exteter||Swansea 1st XV, Cardiff 1st XV, Exeter (capt. 1906-07) & Devon County.|
|G. T. Gregor||George Trevor Gregor||1870 Swansea||1 July 1917||Major/R.F.A. Later Lt-Col RHA & RFA (1917)|
|D. Howells||Denzil Howells||1898 Swansea||13 Apr 1918||2nd Lieut./Lancashires||Brother of Hubert and Graham Howells|
|J. H. Howells||John Hubert Howells||1894 Swansea||9 Oct. 1917||Lieut.||Swansea G.S.||Brother of Denzil and Graham Howells|
|G. Howells||Graham Howells||SCC||Cricketer||1895 Swansea||2 May 1916||Capt. Welsh Regt.||Swansea G.S.||Brother ofHubert and Denzil Howells|
|E. R. Jefford||Edwin Robert Jefford||1899 Swansea||29 Mar. 1918||Red Cross then Pte./R.A.S.C|
|D. R. Jenkins||David Roy jenkins||SHC||Hockey team||1888 Bridgend||21 Jan. 1917||Capt. 2nd Welsh Brigade, RFA||Clifton College||captain of Bridgend Hockey club, 2 seasons.|
|O. Jenkins||Owen Jenkins||SFC||wing three-quarter||1886/7 Llangennech||5 Sept. 1915||Gowerton CS, UCW Cardiff & UCW Aberystwyth||Schoolmaster – brother of SFC Oswald Jenkins|
|E. Jones||Emrys Jones||SFC||forward||1893 Swansea||Jan. 1916||Sgt./4th Devons||Ed: Gowerton County School||Swansea, Gowerton, Exeter & Devon FC. Originally from Waunarlwydd village.|
|B. R. Lewis||Brinley “Bryn” Richard Lewis||SFC||wing three-quarter||1891||2 Apr. 1917||Trooper. Glam. Yeomanry. Major.38th (Welsh) Inf. Div.||2 Welsh caps 1912-13.|
|J. Morris||James “Jim” Morris||SFC||centre three-quarter||1893||27 Dec. 1917||Lieut. Household Cav./Glamorgan Yeomanry.|
|J. S. Reid||John “Jackie” Shute Reid||1898 Swansea||17 Aug. 1917||Lieut./S. Wales Bord.||Ed: Sedbugh, Trin. Coll. Cambridge||Golfer, member of Pennard GC. Son of former Swansea player (Dr.) Edgar Reid|
|D. Robothan||Douglas P. Robothan||SCC||Cricketer||1888 Risca||10 Aug. 1915||Capt. 5th (Territorial) Btn Welsh Regt.||Ed: Hereford||Mining engineer for GWR before the war.|
|A. Rosser||Arthur Rosser||1895/6 Swansea||10 July. 1916||2nd Lieut. 14th Btn. Welsh Regt.||Swansea G.S.|
|D. A. Sandbrook||David Aubrey Sandbrook||1884 Swansea||31 Jul. 1917||Capt./Welsh regt.|
|B. Williams||Ben Williams||SFC||forward||M.I.A. July 1916||Sgt. 11th Btn KRR||Played for Swansea v SA in 1912|