Newport's War Dead
Newport, Monmouthshire, UK
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In this section are some photographs of some of
our Allied Nationals graves in Newport's St Woolos cemetery. The exception is
John Byrne VC DCM who was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and was fighting for
the British Army and at that time was a British National. As yet I am
unable to give any account of these men other than what is written on
their headstone but possibly in the future after more research, further
information may become available.
an account of John Byrne's army career and his death by suicide in
Newport, click the link below
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John Byrne VC DCM
Crown Street and Number 7
Information below from Chris Collins:
It seems that Ernest Patfoort
top class Belgian football player with the team Cercle Brugge before
joining the Belgian Army.
Seraphin Alfred Marie
Geboortedatum (Date of Birth)
; 6 September 1892
Plaats van overlijden
; Rogerstone, Wales (Note he
is buried in St Woolos Cemetery)
Datum van overlijden
; 17 April 1915
; aanvaller (attacker)
; jeugd Cercle-Cercle
July 1918, Sailor - Garonne, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery
Henri Joseph Eugène LITTAYE (1873-1917)
Born May 17, 1873 in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.
Died of a shipwreck on October 9, 1917 in Newport
(Monmouthshire, Wales, Great Britain), where he was buried on October 12,
Long-haul captain of the merchant navy.
Knight of the Legion of Honor on February 28,
Recognized "Death for France" on June 22, 1918.
Married October 16, 1899 in Belvès (Dordogne)
Madeleine Monnier (1876-1963). Five children came from the marriage,
Edouard (1901-1920) *, Madeleine (1903-1989), Marie-Paule (1907-1993),
Robert (1909-1992), Simone (1915-2002).
----- 1890-1891 first voyage on the 4 masts
"Dunkirk". Merchant navy officer: long-distance captain. Youngest
commander of the Reunited Chargeurs company.
----- 1913: leaves the company of the Reunited
Chargeurs and becomes expert captain at the port of Dunkirk.
----- 1914: August 5, although released from
military obligations (age and children), enlisted as an ensigning 1st
class. Assigned to mine dredging off the Belgian coast, he was given
command of 4 dredgers based in Dunkirk.
----- 1915: February 20 at 3 pm, his ship, the
“Marie”, jumps on a mine. He was picked up by a torpedo boat, seriously
injured in the head and right leg.
Following this injury, Henri Littaye was awarded:
----- From the Legion of Honor on his hospital
bed in Dunkirk.
----- From the Croix de Guerre with palms, in
Mende in the summer of 1915.
In November 1915, he was fitted for his leg at
the Salpêtrière hospital in Paris, and in January 1916, he was operated on
again on the knee bones; in April, he walks on crutches. On December 31,
he was removed from military checks for incurable infirmity resulting from
his injuries, and admitted to a retirement pension.
Joined the "Société maritime nationale" (S.M.N)
in Paris in July as an armament captain, he then created the Havre agency
of this company and took over its management. The family moved to Le Havre
in 1917. The S.M.N was in charge of the reception of the ships bought
abroad which constituted the coal fleet of the State Railways, fleet of
which the S.M.N, ensured the operation throughout the 14/18 war.
----- 1917: supercargo on the ship "Le Robur"
which transported coal from Fowey (Great Britain) to Cherbourg. On his way
to go, the building sank, and Henri Littaye died of his injuries on
He was buried in Newport in Wales (GB).
* Edouard LITTAYE, son of Henri, died during the
sinking of the liner "Afrique" in 1920. A commemorative plaque, on which
also appears Henri LITTAYE, was placed in the cemetery of ROSENDAËL.
Shaun McGuire 2008