The first deaths came in October 1914, with the deaths of John Edwin Williams on 23rd October,  Elijah Lowe on 25th October and Harry Lewis on 27th October.

John Williams served with the 2nd Battalion of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.  He was 31 years old when he died, which may have been at the defence of Armentieres.  He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial near Ypres.

Elijah Lowe served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  His age is not known.  He id buried at the Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery near Laventie, Nord Pas de Calais.

Harry Lewis was the son of Mr and Mrs S. Lewis, of 11, Mill Street, Kington.  He served with the 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.  He was 27 when he died and is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Festubert, which commemorates those who fell in the battle of La Bassee.

All three men will have fallen in the series of engagements that became known as the First Battle of Ypres.  (add link to First Battle of Ypres under Global context)