Swansea RFC's Great War Remembrance Plaque

 

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.  
 L. Jenkins                
 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 

 

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