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TRELEWIS WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Amy Kitcher 2004

additional information Richard Evans

The Trelewis memorial originally stood on Captain's Hill, Trelewis but was moved 9th February 2002, to avoid vandalism, to The Ffald, on the B4255, Nelson to bedlinof Road, Trelewis; the move and restoartion costing £20,000. It takes the form of a statue, a soldier in a cap with his head bowed and hands resting on the butt of his reveresed rifle, standing on a square pillar and surrounded by railings. There are 45 names for World War 1 and 13 for World War 2. The orginal memorial was orginally unveiled on 31st May 1925 by Mr John Davies, it was re-dedicated on 23rd June 2002. The designer was Mr D Williams and the builder Mr D Williams; the memorial originally cost £250 but extra funds were required to pay for the rasilings surrounding the memorial. Details can be found in the Cardiff Times 14th June 1925 and the Methyr Express on various dates between 1919 and 1925.

Photograph Copyright © Richard Evans 2009

Erected By The Inhabitants Of Trelewis
To The Glory Of God And The Immortal Memory Of
The Men Of This Village Who Died For Their Country
In The Great War 1914 – 1918

They Died That We Might Live

Gwell Angau Na Chwilydd 

BAILEY

Richard

Private 30870, 1st Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 8th May 1915. Aged 38. Born Mountain Ash, enlisted Treharris. Son of Thomas and Ellen Bailey. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

BALLS

Alfred George

Private 18279, 14th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 25 July 1916. Born 1886, in Isleworth, Herts. Son of James and Jane Balls, of 6, Stuarts Place, Twickenham and formerly 8, Queens Terrace, Isleworth. Brother to Matthew H and Florence M Balls. Enlisted before 21 August 1914 in London while lodging with Thomas and Beatrice Ward, 8, Richards Terrace, Trelewis. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 17.

BUFTON

William [Arthur]

Sergeant 8739, 1st Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 26 September 1914. Aged 26. Born Llanbister Knighton, Radnor, enlisted Hay, Hereford. Husband of Sarah Armstrong (formerly Bufton, nee Stigant), of 223, New Rd., Chatham, married October to December Quarter 1911 in Medway Registration Distyrict, Kent. Buried at LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DAVIES

Joseph

Private 14040, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 14th July 1916. Aged 25. Born Saundersfoot, Tenby, Pembrokshire, enlisted Methyr, resident Trelewis. Son of Joseph and Mary Davies, of St. Mary's Hill Cottage, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

EDWARDS

Abraham

Private 12408, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916. Aged 24. Born nelson, enlisted Cefn Coed, Merthyr Tydfil, resident Treharris. Son of Robert and Priscilla Edwards, of 35, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glamorgan. Husband of the late Beatrice Edwards. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 B. - See also Nelson Memorial

GRIFFITHS

David Watkin

Rifleman S/2336, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 1st April 1918. Born and resident Treharris, enlisted Porth, Cornwall. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 81 to 84.

HARDMAN

Edwin

Lance Corporal 3/8667 1st Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Died from the effects of posion gas in action 2 May 1915. Born and resident Dymock, Gloucestershire. Enlisted on 2 September 1914 at Merthyr Tydfil, aged 19 years 150 days, a Coal Miner, unmarried, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 137lbs, chest 35¼ inches, fresh complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined 3 September 1914, posted on active service 25 March 1915. Brother of William Hardman, of 71, High Street, Trelewis; son of Emma Hardman, of Shakesfield Cottage, Dymock, Gloucestershire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

ISAAC

Hopkin

Private 3/8672, 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd May 1915. Aged 27. Born Gelligaer, enlisted Methyr Tydvil, resident Trelewis. Son of the late Howell and Ann Isaac, of 45 High Street, Trelewis; brother to David Anthony and Joshua Isaac (see below). Formerly 12547, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

ISAAC

Joshua Lewis

Private 241908, Welsh Regiment. Died 25 March 1919. Aged 46. Born 5 December 1874. Baptised 4 July 1883 in Gelligaer, Glamorganshire. Son of the late Howell and Ann Isaac, of 45 High Street, Trelewis; brother to David Anthony Isaac, of 9, Richards Terrace and Hopkin Isaac (see above). Admitted to Pen-y-bane (Penybank) School, Fochriw, Glamorganshire, school 10 February 1879, left 5 November 1880. In the 1891 census he was aged 17, a Coal Miner, born Glamorganshire, son of Hopwell and Ann Isaac, resident Trelewis, Gelligaer, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 36, born Glamorganshire, a Stone Quarry Labourer, resident with his widowed mother, Ann Isaac, at 45 High Street, Trelewis, Gelligaer, Glamorganshire. Buried 29 March 1919 in GELLYGAER (ST. CATTWG) CHURCHYARD, Glamorganshire. Grave reference 18. 20.

JAYNE

Daniel

Private 6426, 5th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 6th September 1917. Aged 26. Born and resident Treharris, enlisted Pontypridd. Son of John and Gladys Jayne, of 20, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam.; brother to Liza, Samuel, Edith Gwladys and Gwenny JayneBuried in WULVERGHEM-LINDENHOEK ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 10.

JENKINS

John Thomas

Acting Sergeant 16024, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 20th July 1916. Born Treharris, enlisted Merthyr. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A. See also Nelson Memorial

JEWELL

William John

Second Lieutenant, 12th Battalion attached 10th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 1 September 1918. Resided at 19, Richards Terrace, Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIALl, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.

JONES

James

Private 73695, 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Enlisted Methyr, resident Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

JONES

Joseph

Private 8656, 252nd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Formerly Private 19795, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of Pneumonia at Archangel, Russia, 24 September 1918. Born Wrexham, Denbigh, enlisted Merthyr Tydvil. Son of Mrs Sarah Jones, 2, Bontnewydd Terrace, Trelewis; Brother to Gunner Robert Jones (below). Buried in ARCHANGEL ALLIED CEMETERY, Russia. Row H. Grave 2.

JONES

Robert Joseph

Gunner L/2369, "D" Battery, 80th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Admitted to 2nd General Hospital with inflamation of the mid-ear 31 December 1916; died 26 January 1917. Aged 26. Son of Mrs. Sarah Jones, of 2, Bontnewydd Terrace, Trelewis. Brother of Joseph Jones (above). Buried at Sainte Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France. Division 3. Row E. Grave 14.

JONES

William

Private 19890, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Balkans 17 November 1916. Born and resident Trelewis, enlisted Merthyr. Formerly 12998, Somerset Light Infantry. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.

LEIGH

Henry Godfrey [Thomas]

Second Lieutenant, Labour Corps amd South African Field Artillery. Died on service 11 November 1918. Aged 34. Son of William Watkin and Jessie Louisa Leigh, of Glynbargoed House, Trelewis. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas de Calais, France . Plot IX. Row E. Grave 8.

LEWIS

David William

Private 3/8118 [SDGW} or 3/82187 [CWGC], 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 July 1915. Aged 29. Born Llantwit Vardre, Pontypridd, Glam., resident Bedlinog, Glam., enlisted Merthyr Tydvil, Glam. Son of Thomas and Mary Lewis, of 12, Evan St., Treharris, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 37.

LEWIS

William Havard

Private 75943, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of Cardiac Failure caused by influenza and pnuemonia at Andworth House Hospital, Redcar, 30 November 1918. Aged 32. Son of Aaron and Ann Lewis, 14 Bontnewydd Terrace, Trelewis. Brother to Mary Ann, B Maud and Ivor Lewis. Attested 11 December 1915 at Bangor, aged 29 years 1 month, a Collier by trade, unmarried at attestation, medical age declared as 31 years 7 months, height 5 feet 0½ inches, chest 34 inches, weight 106lbs, light brown hair, fresh complexion, hazel eyes. Previously admitted to hospital 20 June 1918 and discharged 30 July 1918. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Edwardsville, Treharris, Glamorganshire. Plot/Section/Area R. Row 1. Grave 17.

MANSELL

Samuel R

Guardsman 12851, King’s Company, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 20 and 26 October 1914. Samuel was born in about 1887 at Great Bridge, Staffordshire, the son of Thomas and Mary Mansell. His is the brother of Thomas Mansell (below) and husband to Laura M Mansell (nee Hayne). They were married in 1st Quarter of 1911. Samuel had enlisted in the Grenadier Guards years prior to the commencement of World War 1. In 1911 he is already shown as being a married soldier, serving with the Grenadier Guards, based at Wellington Barracks, St James Park, Westminster. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Addenda Panel 58.

MANSELL

Thomas

Private 463, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Formerly Private 21023, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 31 July 1917. Born West Bromwich, enlisted Merthyr Tydfil. Recorded in the Parish War Memorial register at St Mabon's Parish Church, Llanfabon. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 13. See also Nelson Memorial

MARTIN

Morgan

Private 54391, 19th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly 1584, Welsh Horse. Died of wounds 26 November 1917. Born Pontypridd, Glam., enlisted Cardiff, resident Nelson, Glam. Brother of S.A. Davies, 42, Basset Street, Coedpenmaen, Pontypridd. Buried in ST. AUBERT BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 11. See also Nelson Memorial

MARTIN

William H

No further information currently available

MASON

Frank

Sergeant 3/8677, 6th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Died on service 14 March 1918. Aged 31. Born and resident Rhayader, Radnor, enlisted Merthyr Tydvil, Glam. Son to Annie Mason, grandson to Richard and Elizabeth Mason, Castle Road, Rhayader, Radnorshire. Nephew to Jessie Mason. Boarding with John and Mary Davies, 9, High Street, Trelewis at time of enlistment. A newspaper article of 20 April 1918 states that Sgt Mason died of fever in a French hospital on 12 March. Buried at GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas-de-Calais, France. Plot XI. Row B. Grave 9.

NINNIS

David William

Private 12393, 5th Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Killed in action 21st August 1915 or later at Gallipoli. Aged 19. Born Gelligaer, enlisted Brecon, resident Trelewis. Son of John and Elizabeth Ninnis, of 47, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 136 to 139.

NINNIS

William Daniel

Private 6427, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st January 1917. Born Pengam Bargoed, Monmouthshire, enlisted Pontypridd, resident Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.

NORTH

William Henry

Private 6286, 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces. Killed in action 16 April 1917. Aged 29. Born 1887 in Highbridge, Somerset, enlisted in Australia. Son of William and Eva North, 6 Caiach Terrace, Trelewis. Rligious denomination Church of England. Labourer by trade. Enlisted 8 March 1916. Buried in MOEUVRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row C. Grave 9. See also Nelson Memorial. See also Australian Roll of Honour and Australian Red Cross Society Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau files

NORTHEY, DCM

James

Sergeant 9563, 2nd Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds at Notley Hospital, London 8 October 1916. Aged 35. Born Gelli Ystrad, Rhondda, in 1881, enlisted Cardiff. Son of John Northey; husband of Beatrice Jane Aston (formerly Northey), of 9, Colby Rd., Achddu, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire. Recorded in the Parish War Memorial register at St Mabon's Parish Church, Llanfabon. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.). Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Edwardsville, Treharris, Glamorganshire. Plot/Section/Area A. Row 3. Grave 35. See also Nelson Memorial.

OWEN

Moses

Corporal 17703, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born and enlisted Merthyr, Glamorganshire. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 50 to 52.

PARR

Frank C

possibly Frank PARRY, Lance Corporal 266, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Formerly of the Grenadier Guards. Died 22 September 1916. Aged 21. Son of Mr John Jenkyn and Mrs Caroline Raymond Parry, Penygraigfargoed Farm, Trelewis. Brother to Lottie, Muriel, Mary and John Parry. Buried in HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 2.

PROSSER

John Edward

Second Lieutenant (Observer), 98th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Missing, presumed killed in action 30 October 1918 in De Havilland D.H.9 Serial no. D7325. Aged 18. Born 21 March 1900 in Aberaman, Glamorganshire. Baptised 12 June 1900 at Aberaman, St Margaret. Son of Thomas David and Margaret Jane (aka Jessie) Prosser, in April 1918 they were living at Brynfedwen, Glynbargoed Road, Trelewis. Brother to Joan Mary Prosser and William Prosser. Clerk by trade. Attested 29 April 1918, aged 18 years. Height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 34 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried at QUIEVRAIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Row A. Grave 37.

REES

George H

No further information currently available

SELLICK

Herbert aka Bert

Gunner 14507, "A" Battery, 162nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 1 May 1918. Aged 20. Born 10 April 1897. Son of William Henry and Clara Sellick, of Wales; husband of Mrs. G. M. Sellick, of St. Columba's Hospital, 98, Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, London. Admitted to Trelewis School 29 August 1904 at which time he as living at 2 Bontnewydd Terrace, Trelewis, left 9 August 1910. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Cannington, Somerset, son of William and Calara Sellick, resident 1 St Mary Street, Trelewis, Gelligaer, Glamorganshire. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 9.

STEER

David William

Private 33252, 13th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1918. Aged 26. Born Trelewis, enlisted Cardiff, resident Nelson. Son of Thomas and Mary Steer, of Llancaiach, Glam.; husband of Esther Bagnall (formerly Steer), of 82, Whitehall Rd., Walsall. Buried in FIVE POINTS CEMETERY, LECHELLE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 8. See also Nelson Memorial

STEPHENS

David J

Private 2382, 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards. Formerly Private 34404, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 10 September 1916. Born Nelson, Glamorgan, enlisted Treharris, Glamorgan. Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Stephens, Fernhill, High Street, Trelewis. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot 9. Row E. Grave 16. See also Nelson Memorial

STONEBRIDGE

William

Private 55657, 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly 3114, South Wales Borderers. Killed in action 8th May 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted Brecon, resident 5, High Street, Trelkewis, near Treharris. Son of Arthur and Lucy Stonebridge, of "Brynawel," Castle Rd., Rhayader, Radnorshire. Twice previously wounded. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 63 to 65.

STOREY

Thomas Charles

Private 16727, 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 16th September 1916. Aged 25. Born Maes-Y-Cymwer, enlisted Bargoed, resident Trelewis. Son of Charles and Rachel E. Storey, of 56, High St., Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

SYKES

James Henry

Private 3/8275, 5th [SDGW] pr 3rd [CWGC] Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. Admitted to hospital at Sidney Hall, Weymouth on 3 January 1915 suffering with pulmonary pains and developed pneumonia; died of heart failure 7 January 1915. Born Treharris, enlisted Merthyr Tydvil. He enlisted on 3 September 1914. Buried in WEYMOUTH CEMETERY, Weymouth, Dorset. Grave B. "C" 2282.

WATKINS

George

Corporal 16729, "C" Company, 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 28 June 1915. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Merthyr, Glamorganshire. Son of John and Mary Watkins, of 1 High Street, Trelewis; husband of Gwen Watkins, of 66 High Street, Trelewis. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13 and 14.

WATKINS

Ralph

Sergeant 14176, 7th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 3rd January 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Trelewis, enlisted Merthyr. Son of Mr. W. M. and Mrs. S. Watkins, of Bryn-Amlwg, Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 24.

WATKINS

Thomas

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Formerly 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 9 May 1915. Son of John and Mary Watkins, High Street, Trelewis. Husband to Elsie Watkins, 232, Oxford Road, Reading. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 7 and 8.

WILLIAMS

Johnny

Private. Died August 1918, in a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany (as reported by German authorities post 11 November 1918). Son of John and Ann Williams, 8, Glynbargoed Road, Trelewis. Brother to Rosannah and Margretta Williams.

WILLIAMS

James Glyndwr

Formerly South Wales Borderers and Dorset Regiment. A newspaper article dated 25th January 1919 reports the death of 23 year old James Glyn Williams, son of Mr James Williams of 5, Railway Street, Trelewis. James joined the Dorset Regiment in 1915 and was sent home in 1917 but recalled in 1918 and drafted into the South Wales Borderers but discharged as unfit for service in September 1918.

WILLIAMS

John Thomas

Driver W/2704, "C" Battery, 122nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 1 September 1917. Aged 24. Born and enlisted Treharris, Glamorganshire. Son of John and Mary Williams, Oswestry. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 9.

WILLIAMS

William Owen

Private 241143 1st/5th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Formerly Private 2958, Welsh Regiment. Died 23 November 1918. Aged 21. Son of Owen and Margaret Williams, of 14 Field Street, Trelewis, Treharris, Glam. Brother to Joseph Henry, John Edward and Sarah Williams. Buried in KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section F. Grave 184.

1939 – 1945

In Honoured Memory Of

BUFTON

David Joshua

Private 3962687, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. Died 10 May 1943. Aged 31. Son of William and Alice Bufton, of Trelewis; husband of Anita H. Bufton, of Trelewis. Buried in GELLYGAER CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Grave 10.

BUCKLEY

Howell James

Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 1312443, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 November 1942. Aged 22. Husband of Dilys May Buckley, of Pontypridd. Buried in PONTYPRIDD (GLYNTAFF) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Plot Z. Grave 190.

EVANS

Walter J P

Private 3961681, 1st/5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Accidentally killed 29 September 1943. Born Glamorganshire. Son of E. Evans and Margaret Evans, of Treharris. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Row U. Grave 14.

EVANS

William J

Able Seaman D/JX284750, H.M.S. Offa, Royal Navy. Died 14 April 1944. Aged 34. Son of William and Margaret Evans, of Treharris; husband of Queenie Maud Evans (nee Batten), of Trelewis, Treharris, married 1939 in East Glamorgan Registration District. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Row D. Grave 24.

HUGHES

Cyril Norman

Signalman 3912651, Royal Corps of Signals. Died 20 October 1944. Aged 30. Son of David and E. A. Hughes, of Trelewis, Treharris. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Row Q. Grave 36.

JONES

John Graham

Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) 975754, 142 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20 September 1941. Aged 22. Buried in YSTRAD MYNACH (HOLY TRINITY) CHURCHYARD, Glamorganshire. Plot F. Grave 134.

WATKINS

R

No further information currently available

LEWIS

Ronald

Gunner 1534935, 165 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Killed in action 27 June 1944. Aged 25. Born and resident Glamorganshire. Son of James Albert and Gwendoline Lewis, of Trelewis, Glamorgan. Buried in RYES WAR CEMETERY, BAZENVILLE, Calvados, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 8.

PITT

Bernard Reginald

Pilot Officer (Navigator) 165840, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 28 December 1944. Aged 21. Son of Ernest John and Violet Emily Pitt, of Trelewis, Treharris. Buried in MERTHYR TYDFIL (BEECH GROVE) CEMETERY, Glamorganshire. Row O.1. Grave 32.

ROBERTS

William Grenville

Lance Sergeant 1458772, 239 Battery, 77 Heavy A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died from Malaria as a Japanese Prisoner of War 7 September 1943. Aged 22. Born Trelewis, enlisted Penyrheol. Son of Frank E. Roberts and A. A. Roberts, of Trelewis, Glamorgan. Buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY, Thailand. Plot 4. Row E. Grave 51.

STEER

Thomas Ronald

Able Seaman D/J 105390, H.M.S. Drake IV, Royal Navy. Died 12 September 1942. Aged 36. Born 24 March 1906 in Treharris. Baptised 19 October 1908 at Treharris, St Matthias. Son of Thomas and Mary Steer; husband of Nellie Steer, of Callington, Cornwall. Milk Seller before enlisting. Enlisted 24 March 1924 for 12 years. Aged 18 he was 5 feet 7½ inches, chest 34¼ inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Transferred January 1929. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 66, Column 3.

SPECK

William George

Private 14415950, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. Killed in action 8 April 1945. Aged 20. Born and resident Glamorganshire. Wounded 27 September 1944, wounded again 24 February 1945. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 15. Row D. Grave 2.

WILLIAMS

[Enoch] Lewis

Sergeant (Pilot) 1314533, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 6 December 1942. Aged 23. Son of Samuel and Margaret Williams, of Trelewis, Glamorgan, Wales. Buried in LETHBRIDGE (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY, Alberta, Canada. Lot 13. Block B. Grave 4W.

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