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Newport's War Dead

formerly Newport, Monmouthshire, UK


Surname V

Additional information below from the Commonwealth War graves Commission website

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Surname V
SS Ashbury Vassallo, Joseph, 27, 8th January 1945, Merchant Navy, S.S. Ashbury (Glasgow), Greaser, TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 10.

Joseph VASSALLO, died 8th January 1945, He was a Greaser on the tramp steamer Ashbury. The ship was badly in need of repairs and sailed from Workington in Cumberland destined for Tyneside where the work would be carried out. They joined a convoy but whilst passing between the north coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands the weather conditions became atrocious. Snow showers, and a Force 9 wind whipped up the sea, and the Ashbury lost touch with the convoy. The ship was driven close to the shore at the entrance of the Kyle of Tongue. Assistance was attempted by the Canadian ship Ste.Therese but unsuccessfully. The Ashbury was out of control and struck the Black Rocks at the entrance to the Kyle of Tongue and foundered. The entire crew of forty-two men died 


Vassey, Edwards J, Merchant Navy     WW2



All Saint's church memorial Vaughan, Arthur Joseph, 12th March 1915, 1st Bn. South Wales Borderers, 11367, Private, LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Panel 14 and 15.

Local memorial - All Saint's Church, Brynglas and Shaftesbury Street Methodist Church

Shaftesbury Street Methodist Church


Vaughan, David, 26th August 1916, 183rd Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), 29275, Private, PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, II. B. 1.


Newport High School memorial in St Marks church Vaughan, Edgar, 27, 30th October 1917, 49th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), 437004, Private, Son of the late Edward and Frances Clarke Vaughan, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Panel 24 - 28 - 30.

Local memorial - St Marks church and entry from Newport Intermediate School for Boys Directory


Obituary Vaughan, Harry L, 24, 27th February 1944, 158 Field Amb Royal Army Medical Corps., 7359930, Private, husband of Muriel Alice Gwyneth Vaughan, of Newport, Mon., MINTURNO WAR CEMETERY, III, E, 18


All Saint's church memorial Vaughan, Henry Charles, 19, 27th February 1919, No. 3 Military Prison, Military Provost Staff Corps, 2294, Serjeant, Son of W. A. and Mary Vaughan, of 53 Hewertson St., Newport, Mon., STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE, Div. 64. VIII.

Local memorial - All Saint's Church, Brynglas

Obituary                              Memorial                              Roll of Honour


Obituary Vaughan, Herbert Samuel (Gerald), 29, 28th September 1944, 165 H.A.A. Regt., Royal Artillery,14387536, Lance Bombadier, Son of Henry Samuel and Mary Cecelia Vaughan; husband of Nellie Cavell Vaughan, of Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY, 7. A. 6.

Roll of Honour                              Roll of Honour                                 



Vaughan, William, 42, 16th February 1917, 12th Bn. Gloucester Regiment, 32139, Private, Son of James and Eliza Vaughan, of Newport, Mon., WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, II. D. 11A.


Plymouth's Royal Naval memorial Vaughan, William Frederick, 32, 15th December 1941, Royal Navy, H.M.S. Galatea, D/KX 79761, Petty Officer Stoker, Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Vaughan, of Abersychan, Mon., PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Panel 52, Column 1.

HMS Galatea



  Veale, William George, 16th April 1918, 8th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry, 12809, Lance Corporal, SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, D. 643



Obituary Venmore, Leonard Edgar, 15, 8th November 1918, Merchant Navy, SS Kepwickhall, Son of C.Q.M.S. George and Madeline Venmore, 34, Alma Street, Newport, Mon.


Venn, John Royston, 8th June 1944, Royal Navy, H.M.L.C.T. 875, C/MX 502196, Leading Motor Mechanic, CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, 78, 2.

Local memorial - Stewart and Lloyds (Lysaghts memorial)

                              Obituary                              Eulogy


Obituary Verren, Frederick William, 15th June 1918, Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers, WR/505506, Lance Corporal, ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Q. II. G. 21.



Chris Verrinder Verrinder, Christopher Benjamin, 5th March 1943, Merchant Navy, S.S. Empire Tower, Cook, Son of George and Anna Verrinder, of Bulwark, Chepstow, Mon., TOWER HILL MEMORIAL, Panel 46.

                              Christopher Verrinder                              Missing                              Roll of Honour


Christopher Verrinder  Verrinder, Christopher Thomas, 18, 13th July 1918, Mercantile Marine, S.S. Plawsworth (Newcastle), Assistant Steward, Son of Christopher and Alice Verrinder (nee Jones) of 25 David Street, Newport, Mon., TOWER HILL MEMORIAL.

Vick, Edward John Florida, 21, 6th December 1942, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 487 (R. N. Z. A. F.) Sqdn. 1331780, Son of William and Lillian Vick, of Newport, Monmouthshire. RUNNEYMEADE MEMORIAL, Panel 95.




Vickery, George Victor, 29th April 1918, 9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 54247, Private, VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, XIII. G. 12.




James Vickery Vickery, James, 22, 30th July 1944, 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers, 14531408, Corporal, Son of John and Frances Laura Vickery, of Newport, Mon., HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY, IX. F. 6.

Local memorial - St Michael's RC church

St Michael's memorial                                        Eulogy                    Roll of Honour



Roll of Honour Vickery, Percy James, 24th July 1941, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 76 Sqdn., 981272, Sergeant, W.Op./Air Gnr., Son of Edward Vickery, and of Alice Emma Vickery, of Newport, Monmouthshire, L'AIGUILLON-SUR-MER COMMUNAL CEMETERY, North Plot. Row 21. Grave 14

76 Squadron RAF


All Saint's church memorial Vickery, William, 9th April 1916, 4th Bn. South Wales Borderers, 11346, Private, BASRA MEMORIAL, Panel 16 and 62.

Local memorial - All Saint's Church, Brynglas

Memorial                              Memorial                              Memorial



Villeneuve, A, 20, 8th April 1916, 1st Bn. Welsh Guards, 1718, Private, Native of Peckham, London. Son of Albert and Amelia Villeneuve, of 9, Walmer Rd., Newport, Mon., YPRES RESOVOUIR CEMETERY, I. B. 21.


  Vince, Herbert Austin, 23rd April 1915, 1st Bn. Monmouthshire Regiment, 1530, Bugler, ETRETAT CHURCHYARD, I. A. 11.



Ernest Vincent's grave Vincent, Ernest Willie, 21, 11th May 1920, M.T. Royal Army Service Corps., T/325415, Private, Son of William and Alice Vincent, of 4, Ivor St., Park Square, Newport, Mon., NEWPORT (CHRISTCHURCH) CEMETERY, FC, A3, OG, Grave 165

Grave marker                                        Memorial


Plymouth's Royal Naval memorial Vines, Robert  Stanley, 10th March 1943, Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine Tigris, D/KX 90328, Leading Stoker, PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Panel 82, Column 1.

HM Submarine Tigris


Virgo, Kenneth George, 36, 31st October 1944, 9th Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C., 7925951, Serjeant, Son of George and Clara Helen Virgo; husband of Verna Lydia Virgo, of Victoria Park, Manchester, BOURNEMOUTH CREMATORIUM, Panel 4.

Local memorial - St Marks church

Newport High School memorial in St Marks church                                         Obityary

Memorial Virgo, Hubert, 21, 16th May 1915, 22nd Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps., 9460, Private, Son of William and Elizabeth Jane Virgo, of Cwmbran, Mon., LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE, II. G. 15



Percy Virgo's headstone Virgo, Percy, 26, 3rd August 1916, 9th Bn. South Wales Borderers, 14947, Serjeant, Husband of T. Morris (formerly Virgo), of 92, Coronation Rd., Cwmbran, Mon., CWMBRAN CEMETERY, B. 6. 9.





Herbert Vowles Vowles, Herbert, 19, 27th May 1918, 1st/4th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, 42158, Private, SOISSONS MEMORIAL

Herbert Vowles                    Herbert Vowles                    Memorial                    Information Wanted



  Vowles, W, 15th June 1916, 250th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers, Sapper, 112596, KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, D. 13.

Voyce, Wallace Robert, 7th October 1917, 21st Bn. Manchester Regiment, 51520, Private, Husband of E. A. Long (formerly Voyce), of 1, Morris St., Newport, Mon., GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, I. F. 18.


George Vranch Vranch, George Stanley Obern, 26, 10th May 1918, 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment, 202654, Private, Son of Edwin John and Agnes Mary Vranch, of 8, Llanthewy Rd., Newport, Mon., AVELUY WOOD CEMETERY, MESNIL-MARTINSART, II. J. 5.

Local  Memorial - Family grave St. Woolos cemetery.          Photo © Marl Hewison

Obituary                                                            Family grave


Roll of Honour Vulcan Hotel, Memorial to customers who lost their lives in war.

Shaun McGuire 2008