John Pope

1st Monmouthshire Regiment

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Unit/Regiment Monmouthshire Regiment
Battalion 1st
Rank Private
Service Number 226532
Theatre of War first served in
Date of entry therein
Age at Death
Date of Death 17/06/1917
Burial/Memorial Loos British Cemetery, France
CWGC Family Details
Born Newport, Mon
Enlisted Newport, Mon
How Died Killed in action
Theatre of War Western European Theatre
Medal Entitlement British War Medal
Victory Medal

John Pope's Story

1st Monmouthshire Regiment cap badge


John Albert Pope was born in Newport Mon in November 1896 to Theophilus & Mary Pope (nee McCarthy) and he was one of nine children, his father was a plaster and listed as living at Boundary Road Newport Mon in 1901.

By 1911 John was living at 33 Ifton Street Newport Mon with his parents and the rest of the family and working as a coal seller with his brother John never married and he was only 20 when he was killed


John enlisted in the 1st battalion the Monmouthshire Regiment in Newport Mon which was part of the Territorial Force and was posted to France where they were transferred as a pioneer battalion to 46th (Northern Division). The 46th Division was mainly a Territorial Force Division and took part in various engagements including the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line. John was killed in action in or around Lievin on the 17th June when the trenches were under heavy shell and trench mortar fire during teh preparations for the attack on Lievin on 1st July 1917.

John is buried at the Commonwealth War Graves, Loos British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France. He is also remembered on the Orb Works Memorial and the Monmouthshire Regiment Memorial at St Woolos Cathedral, Newport.

John was entitled to the British & Victory Medals

His Mother Mary received £7-0s-1d back pay and £9-10s war gratuity from the War Office.

Steel Remembered would like to thank Peter Smith for his research on John Pope.