Fallen Heroes of World War II

Fallen Heroes of World War II

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The war memorial outside Whitchurch Library carries 154 names of those who lost their lives between 1939-1945, as well as several who succumbed to their wounds / illness in
the immediate post-war years. Apart from service personnel, the memorial also remembers ten civilians who died as a result of air raids on the city.
In addition, Ceri has found a further 103 casualties who had connections to the area and these have also been included. Neighbouring areas covered are: Llandaff North,
Birchgrove, Rhiwbina and Tongwynlais, which were also included in the first volume. From sixteen year old Merchant Navy Cadet, Emrys Williams, to seventy five year
old Civilian Air Raid casualty, Elizabeth Gilbert, all their stories are told.
The book also looks at other aspects from that time with chapters on Whitchurch at war, parishioners decorated for gallantry, prisoners of war, other places of commemoration
and medals and awards issued. There is a final chapter that remembers Richard Fice, a
musician with the Royal Marines from Rhiwbina, who lost his life in the IRA bombing of his barracks in Deal, Kent, in 1989. His name was added to the memorial with his
family’s permission and is the only one not connected with either of the World Wars.