Ex-Caldicot teacher traces fallen World War heroes
9:00am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
A RETIRED teacher who is researching local fallen heroes of the two World Wars has called on local people to help her mammoth task.
Judith Anderson, 67, who taught at Caldicot Comprehensive and Wyedean School, is compiling information on the fallen from Caldicot, Portskewett and Sudbrook, and Rogiet.
She aims to put the information in three books, which can be placed in the local churches.
Ms Anderson came across Lieutenant Wyndham Huggett, whose parents lived at Ifton Farm Portskewett. He was 25 when he was killed in 1916.
She said: “I found a photo of Lt Huggett, in the South Wales Weekly Argus 1916.
“I was also found Courtney Huggett, Wyndham’s brother, who was with the Royal Gloucester Hussars.”
Courtney Huggett fought in Gallipoli in 1915 and Ms Anderson is still looking for a photograph of him.
She said: “Through editions of the South Wales Argus, I came across an article about the Welcome Home Committee of Rogiet who in February 1920 handed out a framed illuminated emblem and an envelope containing four Treasury notes.”
Present was Motorman James Garnet Jarrett, and Ms Anderson has discovered he was born in Newport in 1883, and was employed as a chauffeur by Archdeacon Bruce, Rogiet.
He enlisted in 1916 in Newport; served with the Auxiliary Ambulance Company, and was discharged in 1919, returning to live in Rogiet.
Anyone with information can call
Judith Anderson on 01291 422947.