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Newport's War Dead

formerly Newport, Monmouthshire, UK


Allied National's Graves

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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.

To read 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

John Byrne's headstone


Crown Street and Number 7

Crown Street                                        7 Crown Street



Ernest Patfoort's headstone Patfoort, Ernest, 17th April 1915, Soldier


Information below from Chris Collins:

It seems that Ernest Patfoort was a top class Belgian football player with the team Cercle Brugge before joining the Belgian Army.

Patfoort Ernest Seraphin Alfred Marie

Geboorteplaats (Birthplace) ; Brugge

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

Veldpositie (Position) ; aanvaller (attacker)

Teamloopbaan ; jeugd Cercle-Cercle

Cercle-cijfers ;






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  Dixon, T, 19th December 1916, 50th Bn. Canadian Infantry, 447433, Private, NEWPORT (ST. WOOLOS) CEMETERY, CON. D8. 253.

W Fidler's headstone Fidler, William Henry, 25, 6th September 1918, 52nd Bn. Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), 2379732, Private, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

Rule, Hector Hoskin, 30, 10th October 1918, 29th Bn. Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), 706021, Serjeant, Son of the late Joseph and Sarah Ann Rule; husband of Mable F. A. Rule, of 728, Kings Rd., Victoria, British Columbia. Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery, CON. D25, 152.

J Toshkoff's headstone Toshkoff, John Evan, 28th November 1917, 72nd Bn. Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment), 1015637, Private, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery



Jean Barbinziza and Emile Gerbier's grave  Barbinziza, Jean Baptiste, 17th July 1919, Sailor - Imerina, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

Joint grave

Marcel Bouriscaut's headstone

Boursicaut, Marcel, 27th July 1918, Sailor - Garonne, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

Louis Droal's headstone Droal, Louis, 26th February 1916, Sailor - Irma, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery
Emile Gerbier and Jean Barbinziza's grave Gerbier, Emile Eugéne, 26th September 1918, Gunner - Radium, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery

Joint grave


Jean Lintanf's headstone Lintanf, Jean Marie, 5th November 1917, Sailor - Ouessant, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery
Francois Tanguy's headstone Tanguy, Francois, 10th September 1915, Sailor - Radium, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery


Fai Chong's headstone Chong, Fai, 1st March 1941, Stoker - "Konninkruk" der Nederlanden, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery, CON. D25, 228.



Antonio Amorim's headstone Amorim, Antonio Da Silva (?), 1921, Transporte Gunrne, Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery, CON. D25. 130.



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