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Clarence Wilfred Stiff lived in Clomendy Road, Cwmbran. He enlisted in the 2nd Monmouthshire Regiment in October 1914, and went to the Western Front in February 1915. He was killed in action on 6th May 1915, aged 17. His obituary in a local newspaper noted “Though only 17 years of age he was a fine youth, towering over 6 ft. Up to the time of the reserve battalion leaving Pontypool he was in the bugle band. He was an enthusiastic cricketer, and a member of the Cwmbran Cricket Club. He was also a scholar at the Cwmbran Wesleyan Sunday School.” This the bronze memorial plaque received by his family, commonly known as the ‘Dead Man’s Penny’, together with his medals and the associated paperwork.

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