A MINUTE’S silence was held by councillors at St Dogmaels Community Council on Thursday night (September 27) in tribute to local man Arthur Walters, who died earlier in the week.

Cllr Melrose Thomas described him as “very much a Pembrokeshire man” while council chairman Cllr Fraser Coates added: “He did so much for this village and it’s so sad he is now gone.”

Mr Walters was the driving force behind the campaign to build the new War Memorial at St Dogmaels.

He played a leading role in the local branch of the Royal British Legion and was also a keen bell-ringer.

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley said: "I had the pleasure of helping Arthur in his project to restore the village Great War memorial for the centenary.

"Without his determination, drive, inventiveness and enthusiasm the project would never have succeeded in the way it did. Arthur had a profound respect for those who had died in the service of their country and their community; in return he has our enduring respect and affection."

Mike James, Pembrokeshire county councillor for St Dogmaels, said: "Arthur's passing will be a huge loss to his family, friends and also to the community.

"Whatever Arthur was involved with he gave 100 per cent and he brought out the best in everyone, such was his enthusiasm. He will be sadly missed."