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BRAWDY WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Detailed nformation
Compiled and copyright © Transcribed Mike Mansfield 2008

The memorial is in the form of a brass plaque fixed to an inner wall of St. David’s Church, Brawdy.

Photograph Copyright © MIke Mansfield 2007

1939 - 1945
IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE OF THIS PARISH
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR

ADAMS

John Henry

Sergeant 1412902, 37 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 27th January 1944. Son of George Thomas Adams and Mary Eliza Adams, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on MALTA MEMORIAL, Malta. Panel 14, Column 2.

Note: In 1944 No. 37 Squadron flew the Vickers-Armstrong Wellington Mk.X bomber (affectionately known as the "Wimpy" by RAF aircrews) and was part of 231 Wing, 205 Group, RAF. The group was under the operational command of the 15th United States Army Air Force from its inception and was the only RAF bomber force to ever operate under foreign command. The 15th Air Force was the major component of the Mediterranean Allied Strategic Air Force (MASAF) which in turn was part of the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces (MAAF). From Italian airfields, MASAF bombers were charged with carrying the war to the enemy in France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and Greece, as well as into the Reich itself - by day (USAAF) and by night (RAF).

BEVAN

George Leslie

Fusilier 3977294, 2nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 13th May 1944. Aged 20. Son of George Henry and Olive Mary Bevan, of Ewell, Epsom, Surrey. Buried in CASSINO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 21.

DAVIES

George Devereux

Sergeant (Observer) 924555, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 17th July 1941. Aged 27. Son of Austin George and Mary Ann Davies, of Haverfordwest. Buried in PRENDERGAST CEMETERY, HAVERFORDWEST, Pembrokeshire. Grave 376.

GUNNER

Vincent

Private 14623416, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 15th May 1944. Son of Alfred Albert Victor and Martha Jane Gunner, of Penycwm, Pembrokeshire. No known grave. Commemorated on RANGOON MEMORIAL, Myanmar (Burma). Face 10.

AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN
AND IN THE MORNING
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

Last updated 29 January, 2008

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