Roll of Honour
Penry Morgan is buried in
the St. Michaels churchyard, Llantarnam, Gwent in the only CWGC grave there. However his grave is
over shadowed by the grave of John Williams who won a VC at the battle of Rorkes
Drift at the time of the Zulu wars in South Africa.
John Williams died in his
bed, age 75 in 1932 after being treated as a hero from his time in South Africa until
this day, where the local council and organizations such as the British Legion
have made a memorial around his grave, made a stile in the wall of the church so
visitors can gain easy access to his grave and on every Remembrance day, put
numerous wreaths and Poppy's on his grave and also now having an annual parade to his grave on the anniversary of the Battle of Rorkes Drift.
Yet less than 100mtrs away lies the
body of Penry, that was the only survivor of a German shell that killed all of
his comrades and some weeks after being repatriated to a hospital in the UK,
killed Penry when he died from his injuries.
From the day that Penry
was buried, the local dignitaries and the local military organisations have
NEVER as so much as put one Poppy on Penry's grave, even though they have
attended the cemetery under full view of the local press that they contacted, so that they
can get as much publicity for themselves as possible!
If nothing else,
Penry should be remembered for the fact that he was the first military service
man to be buried back in his home town of Cwmbran in WW1 after making
the ULTIMATE sacrifice for us TODAY.
His brother below has No Known Grave and
is equally a HERO with all others.
On Ernest's page can
be found a photograph of his name on the Thiepval War Memorial in France. There
is also a newspaper report on his death.