Llanboidy War Memorial

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Llanboidy War Memorial

Postby Admin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:09 am

Below are remembered the men of Llanboidy and her neighbouring villages of Cilymaenllwyd, Eglwysfair-y-Churig, Egremont, Gelliwen, Henllan Amgoed, Llanfallteg, Llanglydwen & Llanwinio who lost their lives in the Great War.

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Llanboidy War Memorial

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The Great War, 1914-1918

John Caisley, Private, 266732, Gloucestershire Regiment. Not much is known of John, but he enlisted in Bristol into the 2/6th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment, who had been formed at St. Michael’s Hill, Bristol in September 1914 for Home Service as part of the 2nd South Midland Division, and during August 1915 became part of the 183rd Brigade, 61st Division. The Division landed in France in May 1916, taking part in the Battle of Fromelles, which was a diversionary attack in Flanders which was meant to draw German attention away from the main offensive in the Somme. In March 1917 the Division were on the Somme when the Germans pulled back to the Hindenburg Line, and captured the towns of Chaulnes and Bapaume, finally stopping in the area facing the Hindenburg Line, where they remained until being sent north again to Flanders to take part in the Battle of Langemarck in August 1917. John was Killed in Action on the 3rd May, 1917 while the Battalion were opposing the German trenches around the St. Quentin sector, and is buried in Chappelle British Cemetery, Holnon.

John Davies, Corporal, 12295, South Wales Borderers. John was born in Llanboidy, and enlisted at Brecon into the 4th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, part of the 40th Brigade, 13th (Western) Division. The Division embarked at Avonmouth on the 29th June 1915 and sailed to the Med, landing on Gallipoli, at Cape Helles, on the 15th July, 1915. John was Killed in Action just a few weeks after landing at Helles, on the 11th August, 1915 during the Battle of Sari Bair, and is remembered on the Helles Memorial.

William Davies, Pioneer, 63057, Royal Engineers. William was born in Llanboidy, the Son of David and Annie Davies, later of Croesyceiliog, Llanybri, Llanstephan. William enlisted at Abergavenny into the 38th (Welsh) Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers, and moved to France with the Division in late 1915. After a mauling at the Battle of the Somme in July 1916, whilst capturing Mametz Wood, the Division were pulled out of the line, and moved to Flanders. Here they underwent further training, and took part in the Battles of Pilckem and Langemarck. William was Killed in Action on the opening day of the Battle of Pilckem, on the 31st July, 1917 aged just 20. He is buried at New Irish Farm Cemetery, just north of Ypres.

Arthur Edwards, Gunner, 100984, Royal Garrison Artillery. The only man matching is Arthur Edwards, the son of John and Martha Jane Edwards, of East Williamston, Tenby and the Husband of Ellen Ann Edwards, of Chapel House, Kilgerran, Pembrokeshire. Arthur served in the 188th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, and Died just after the end of the war, on the 17th November, 1918 aged 33. He is buried at Cambrai East Military Cemetery.

James Stanley Phillips, Private, 39605, South Wales Borderers. James was born in Llanboidy in 1897 to David and Anne Phillips, later of Parcnwc, Llanstephan. James’s mother Anne was a Laugharne girl, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas, Castell-Toch. Early in 1917, James was drafted into the army, where he became a Private in the 2nd Battalion of the famous South Wales Borderers, with the service number 39605. The 2nd Battalion formed part of 87th Brigade, 29th Division, who had landed at Marseilles on the 29th of March 1916 after a torrid spell at Gallipolli. The 29th Division had fought through the Battle of the Somme in 1916, then through the Battles of the Scarpe, near Arras, through the beginning of 1917. On the 7th of June 1917, the Flanders Offensive, a brainchild of Sir Douglas Haig, was begun around Ypres. The following battles were to become known as ‘Third Ypres’ or ‘Passchendaele’. On the 16th of August 1917, the Battle of Langemarck began. This area, just North of Ypres, had become a hellhole. The continuous bombardment of the German Front Lines had turned the battlefields around Ypres into a quagmire of foul, sticky mud, full of the debris of three years of non-stop fighting. Private James Stanley Phillips, aged just twenty years old, was killed in action that day. As happened to so many other poor souls that fought in that area, his body was lost in the mud, and so he is commemorated on the massive Tyne Cot Memorial to the missing, on Panels 65-66. At the very time that James lost his life, his mother also had the agony of her elder brother in an Army Hospital in Birmingham having his leg amputated after a terrible wound suffered in France.

Arthur Ernest Pigrum, Drummer, 2896, Gloucestershire Regiment. Arthur was born in Bristol, the Son of Mr. H. F. and Mrs. E. B. Pigrum, of 37, Trafalgar St., Pontymister, Mon. He resided in Llanboidy prior to the outbreak of war, but returned to Bristol to enlist in the 1/4th Battalion, the Gloucestershire Regiment, which formed part of the 144th Brigade, 48th (South Midland) Division. The Division landed at Boulogne on the 30th March, 1915 and saw it’s first major action on the Somme, at the Battle of Albert in July, 1916. In the meantime, after arriving in France in March 1915, the Division were stationed around the northern Somme sector, where Arthur was Killed in Action, aged only 18, on the 23rd March, 1916. He is buried in Sucrerie Cemetery, Colincamps.

Rowland Reynolds, Private, 30885, East Lancashire Regiment. Rowland was the Son of Philip and Frances Reynolds, of "Tymorau," Llanboidy. He enlisted at Carmarthen into the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, with the service number 45848, but was subsequently transferred into the 2/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment, which Formed part of the 198th Brigade, 66th Division. The Division landed at Le Havre on the 2nd March, 1917, and moved to the Flanders coast, until being moved to Ypres where they fought at the Battle of Poelcappelle. They moved south to St. Quentin during the winter of 1917/1918, and were hit there by the German Spring Offensive, seeing significant action, and suffering badly, not being used again in it’s entire form until the Battle of Cambrai, after the German offensive had burnt itself out. The Division pushed north-east from Cambrai, toward the Selle and the Sambre, until the Armistice was declared on the 11th November, 1918. Rowland sadly died just days later, on the 14th November, aged just 23. He is buried in Wavre Communal Cemetery. Many thanks to Pierre Vandervelden for supplying the two photos below.

John Richards, Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Presently this man cannot be identified. There were four men of this name that Died with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in the Great War.

George Powell Roch, Captain, Pembroke Yeomanry. George was born in Llanboidy, the Son of the late William F. Roch, of Butterhill, Pembrokeshire, and grandson of the late Walter R. H. Powell, M.P., of Maesgwynne, Whitland. George was the Husband of Muriel Roch, of 33, Draycott Place, London, and was J.P. and D.L. for the County of Carmarthenshire. George had been commissioned into the Pwembroke Yeomanry, but was attached to the 1st Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, part of the 16th Brigade, 6th Division. The Division had arrived in France in 1914 in time to reinforce the B.E.F. on the Aisne, where the Germans were held, and then moved to Flanders, where they fought at Hooge. The Division fought on the Somme, at Flers, Morval, and Le Transloy, before fighting at Hill 70 near Loos, and at the Battle of Cambrai in late 1917. They were at St. Quentin when the German Spring Offensive was launched, then moved back to French Flanders, fighting at the Lys, and the Second Battle of Kemmel, where George was Killed in Action on the 21st May, 1918 aged 43. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, near Ypres.

William Protheroe Roch, Captain, Welsh Horse Yeomanry. William was born at Butler Hill, Pembrokeshire, the son of William and Emily Roch, later of Maesgwynne, Whitland. William had volunteered to serve in the newly formed Welsh Horse Yeomanry, which were raised in August 1914. The Welsh Horse were attached to the 1st Mounted Division, and were sent to Gallipoli, landing on ANZAC Beach on the 8th October, 1915. Here they were attached to the 54th (East Anglian) Division, and used as Pioneers, mining at Hill 60. After evacuating from Gallipoli in December that year, they moved to Egypt, and merged there with the Montgomeryshire Yeomanry to form the 25th Battalion, R.W.F. in 74th Division. They fought in Palestine, capturing both Gaza and Jerusalem, before fighting in the Battle of Jaffa, and taking part in operations against the Turks in the Jordan Valley. William was Killed in Action, aged 35, on the 11th March, 1918 in the Jordan Valley. He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery.

David Charles Saer, Lance Corporal, 320122, Welsh Regiment. David was born in Llanboidy, the son of Charles and Phoebe Saer, later of Capelmair Villa, St. Clears. ‘Dai’ enlisted into the Pembroke Yeomanry at Whitland, with the number 2160. The Pembroke Yeomanry had formed in Tenby for Home Defence, as part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade. They arrived in Egypt in March 1916, and on the 2nd February, 1917 were disbanded, joining with the Glamorgan Yeomanry to form the 24th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, as part of 231st Brigade, 74th (Yeomanry) Division. The Division first saw action during the Second Battle of Gaza, where David was unfortunately Killed in Action, on the 6th November, 1917 aged 34. He is buried in Beersheba War Cemetery. Not on Llanboidy War Memorial but on St. Clears.

Stanley Trotman, Stoker, K/53284, Royal Navy. Stanley was born in Bristol, moving to Llanboidy prior to the outbreak of war. He served in the Royal Navy as a Stoker at H.M.S. Vivid, a Training Establishment at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth. Stanley Died at Plymouth on the 9th September, 1918 and is buried at Ford Park Cemetery in Plymouth.


World War Two, 1939-1945

Denzil Jonah Thomas, Leading Aircraftman, 651354, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Denzil served in 30 Squadron, R.A.F.V.R., which had originally been formed in Ismailia in 1915. Prior to the outbreak of WW2, the Squadron were in Iraq, but moved to Egypt by 1938, flying Blenheims. They flew bomber escort duties in North Africa, and moved to Greece when invasion was imminent, but when Greece fell were hurriedly evacuated to Crete, being stationed at Maleme Airfield. The Battle of Crete began on the 20th May, 1941, with Junkers transport planes dropping scores of elite German Paratroopers near the airfield. Denzil was killed in the Battle of Crete on the 20th May, 1941 and is remembered on the Alamein Memorial. Also on the Whitland Memorial.

Other men of the Area

World War One, 1914-1918

Garibaldi William Davies, Private, 61766, Royal Army Medical Corps. Garibaldi was born at Newport, Pembs. He was the Son of William and Martha Davies, of Bryn Hywel, Efailwen, and the husband of Margaret Elizabeth Davies, of 29, King Edward St., Blarngarw, Glam. Garibaldi enlisted at Cardiff into the Royal Army Medical Corps, and was posted to the 2nd/1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, part of the 54th (East Anglian) Division. The Division were part of the pre war Territorial Force, and on the 10th August, 1915 landed on Gallipoli at Suvla Bay. After some hard fighting on the Peninsula they were evacuated during December, moving to Palestine via Egypt. Garibaldi was Killed in Action at Gaza on the 20th July, 1917 aged 31 and is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

Henry Rees Davies, Private, 63421, Machine Gun Corps. Henry was born at Eglwysfair-Y-Churig, the Son of Simon Davies, of From Farm, Hebron, Carmarthenshire and the Husband of B. Davies, of 19, Railway Terrace, Porthcawl, Glam. He enlisted at Tonypandy into the Welsh Regiment, Army Number 35881, but transferred upon the creation of the Machine Gun Corps into the 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, part of 9th (Scottish) Division. Henry fought with the Division at the Battle of the Somme, capturing the village of Longueval. They then fought at the Battle of Arras, and at Third Ypres, and the Action of Welsh Ridge near Cambrai. In Spring 1918 the German Offensive caught them in the St. Quentin area, before they were transferred to Flanders, meeting the German offensive at Messines and Bailleul. Henry was wounded during the Allied Advance in Flanders in October, 1918, and Died of Wounds aged 37 on the 14th October. He is buried at Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery.

Willie Davies, Fourth Engineer Officer, Mercantile Marine. Willie was born in Cwmfelin Mynach, the son of Henry and Sarah Davies. He served aboard the S.S. Guildhall, which was attacked and sunk by a German U-Boat on the 25th June, 1917. Willie drowned as a result, aged just 21, and is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial.

William H. Davies, Private, 34036, South Lancashire Regiment. William was the eldest son of Mr. H. Davies, of Tynewydd, Cwmbach. He had been schooled at Cwmbach, and had served an apprenticeship at Treherbert as a Draper, and ended up working in Cardiff, which is where he enlisted in March, 1916 into the 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, which was attached to the 166th Brigade, 55th (West Lancashire) Division. The Division had formed in France during January, 1916 and had fought on the Somme later that year before moving to Flanders. In August, 1917 the Division took part in the Battles of Third Ypres, fighting at Pilckem and the Battle of the Menin Road, before being moved to the Cambrai area, where they took part in the November Battle of Cambrai, where the 1/5th South Lancs were virtually annihilated. In February, 1918 the Division moved to Festubert, and were hit here by the German Offensive on the 9th April, and during the ensuing days fought a desperate rearguard action. William was Killed by a shell on the 21st April, 1918 and was buried at the Rest of the Weary Cemetery, Festubert. His grave was lost in the further fighting in the area, and so he is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

Edwin Howard Edwards, Private, 19145, Somerset Light Infantry. Edwin was born at Egremont, the Son of William and Rachel Edwards, of Bryn Bank. He enlisted there into the 8th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry, part of the 63rd Brigade, 37th Division. During the Summer of 1915 the Division landed in France, assembling in St. Omer. They saw their first action at Gommecourt, during the diversionary attack, and suffered heavily, then fought at the Ancre before moving north, where they fought at the Battle of the Scarpe, capturing Monchy le Preux. After consolidatin at Monchy, the Division attacked again, and it was here that Edwin was Killed in Action, aged 27, on the 23rd April, 1917. He is remembered on the Arras Memorial.

Vincent Edwards, Private, 202783, Welsh Regiment. Vincent was born in Llanglydwen, and resided in Boncath prior to the outbreak of war. He enlisted at Carmarthen into the 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, part of the 58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. The 19th Division was one of the most successful British Divisions of the war. They fought at the Battle of Loos, the Battles of the Somme, and throughout Third Ypres, before spending the Winter of 1917/1918 opposing the German Hindenburg Line in the area South of Cambrai. Vincent was wounded in February 1918, and Died of Wounds at Hermies on the 27th February. He is buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery.

David George Evans, Private, 22840, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry. Not much is known of David, but he was the son of Ann Evans of Cardigan, and enlisted at Pantyblaidd into the 6th Battalion, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, part of the 60th Brigade, 20th (Light) Division. The Division moved to France during July, 1915 and after a brief spell of training moved to Fleurbaix, where they attacked Fromelles as part of the larger Battle of Loos, and fought alongside the Canadians at Mount Sorrel. They moved to the Somme, fighting at Delville Wood, and remained there until moving back to Flanders, where they fought during Third Ypres. They then fought at the Battle of Cambrai, and saw heavy fighting during the German Offensive of 1918, which required them to be withdrawn from the lines to rebuild in the Summer of 1918. They returned to action in October, 1918 when the Germans were being pushed back. David was Killed in Action during the advance near Lens, aged 30, on the 5th October, 1918. He is buried at Lievin Communal Cemetery Extension.

William Robert Hughes, Private, 10117, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. William was born at Llanglydwen, and enlisted at Wrexham into the 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who landed in France on the 11th August, 1914, and on the 22nd were attached to 19th Brigade, fighting at Mons, down toward Le Cateau and the Aisne. They were moved through several Divisions as the war progressed, fighting at Hooge with the 6th, Second Ypres with the 27th and at Loos with the 2nd Division, before becoming part of the 33rd Division. In July 1916 they were to take part at the opening of the Battle of the Somme, near Fricourt, but before they moved to the area, William was Killed in Action on the 22nd June, 1916 in the Arras area, and is buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez.

Peter William James, Driver, 42313, Royal Field Artillery. Peter was the Son of William and Phoebe James, of Llanllyn, Hebron, and enlisted at Tonypandy into the 147th Brigade Ammunition Column, part of the 29th Division. The Division initially sailed for Gallipoli, landing on the 25th April, 1915 with the first wave. They remained on the peninsula until evacuating on the 2nd January, 1916, but in the meantime, Peter was wounded, and shipped to the Military Hospital at Port Said. Peter Died of Wounds on the 2nd July, 1915 aged 28, and is buried at Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

Thomas John, Gunner, 1087, Royal Garrison Artillery. Thomas was born at Llanboidy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. John, of Llain, Llanglydwen, Hebron. Thomas enlisted at Mardy into the 15th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, and served in the Mediterranean theatre, most probably at Gallipoli. Thomas Died of Sickness on the 19th April, 1916 aged 44 and is buried at Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

J D Jones, Private, 63459, South Wales Borderers. Not much is known of J. D. Jones, except that he served in the 3rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers, which were a Home Service Battalion, which were stationed at Pembroke Dock at the outbreak of war, moved to Edinburgh in November, 1914 and in June 1915 moved to Liverpool, where they remained as part of the Mersey Garrison for the duration of the war. He died on the 13th October, 1918 and is buried at Gelliwen (Ainon) Baptist Chapelyard.

James Thomas Lloyd, Sergeant, 6294, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. James was born in Stafford, but resided prior to the outbreak of war at Henllan Amgoed. He originally enlisted at Birmingham into the Welsh Horse Yeomanry, but soon transferred into the 9th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, part of the 58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. No more is known of James’ service, but he Died of Sickness in the U.K. on the 13th May, 1915 and is buried at Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

Thomas Morgan, Lance Corporal, 8933, Welsh Regiment. Thomas was born in Egremont, the Son of David and Charlotte Morgan, later of Crick, Rugby. He enlisted at Llandeilo into the 2nd Battalion, the Welsh Regiment, part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, which was one of the first British Divisions in France, fighting at the opening Battle of Mons, and retreating south to the Marne, where they held the German Advance, and caused them many casualties. The Germans withdrew northwards across the Aisne to regroup, and the Allies cautiously followed, taking part in the Battle of the Aisne. Thomas was Killed in Action on the Aisne on the 14th September, 1914 aged 26, and is remembered on the La Ferte-Sous-Joarre Memorial.

Haydn Gwion Morris, Sapper, 155380, Royal Engineers. Haydn was born at Llanglydwen, the Son of William and Sarah Morris, of Bridge Hill, Hebron. He enlisted at Carmarthen into the Royal Engineers, and was posted to their ‘P’ Special Company, a Chemical Warfare Company. The Germans had introduced the use of chemical warfare at Ypres, attacking French Colonial positions near Langemarck on the 22nd April, 1915. Outraged, and after several more similar attacks, the British formed their own Gas Companies, and developed gases and the means of delivering them. The Special Companies were developed to handle and fire the 4 inch Stokes Mortar Gas Shells, which were normally used prior to an infantry attack. Haydn was Killed in Action during the Third Battle of the Scarpe, on the 6th May, 1917 aged 23, and is buried at Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy.

Edward John Lymington Price, Able Seaman, Z/236, Royal Naval Division. Edward was born on the 15th March, 1881, and was the brother of G. P. Price of High Pitfold Farm, Hindhead, Surrey. After 10 years service in the Mercantile Marine, Edward enlisted, as a Royal Naval Reservist, into the Royal Naval Division, on the 9th September, 1914. He was posted to ‘B’ Company, Nelson Battalion, which formed part of the 189th Brigade, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. The Division had been formed at the request of Winston Churchill, to make use of the surplus of men in the Royal Naval Reserve. They saw action during the fall of Antwerp in 1914, and were sent to the Mediterranean, to take part in the Gallipoli landings of 25th April, 1915. After landing, the Division suffered heavy casualties, but remained on the Peninsula, which is where Edwards was wounded, being shot through both legs. He was transferred to the Hospital Ship Neuralia, where he Died of Wounds aged 34 on the 5th July, 1915 and was buried at sea. He is remembered on the Chatham Naval Memorial.

Benjamin Samson, Lance Corporal, 4118, Australian Imperial Force. Benjamin was born at Henllan Amgoed, the Son of David Samson, of Trefedw, Hebron. Benjamin and his brother David (See below) emigrated to Australia, where they found work as miners at Collie. Ben attested on the 11th May, 1916 into the Australian Imperial Force at Belmont, Western Australia. On the 5th September, 1916 Ben was assigned to the 10th Reinforcements to the 32nd Battalion, and embarked at Fremantle aboard H.M.A.T. Port Melbourne, bound for the U.K. on the 28th October that year. On the 1st March, 1917 Ben arrived at Etaples from England, and joined his Battalion on the 6th March. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on the 9th April, and the Battalion, as part of the 8th Brigade, 2nd Australian Division, moved to Flanders, where they fought at the Battles of Third Ypres. It was during the Battle of Polygon Wood that Ben was Killed in Action on the 30th September, 1917 aged 32. A German aeroplane had come down near the Australian lines, and German Artillery were trying to break it up with shellfire, when a shell landed in a dugout occupied by Ben. He was buried at the spot by some of his ‘mates’, and his body was later reinterred at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery.

David Samson, Private, 3548, Australian Imperial Force. David was the brother of Benjamin (see above), and enlisted at Blackboy, Western Australia, into the Australian Imperial Force on the 23rd July, 1915. David embarked as part of the 11th Reinforcements of the 16th Battalion at Adelaide on the 27th October, 1915 aboard H.M.A.T. Benalla, and arrived in Egypt by February, 1916. He had several spells of sickness in Egypt, requiring Hospital treatment, but was fit enough by June 1916 to embark aboard the H.S. Arngow and travel to England. He embarked to France in September 1916 after a spell at Larkhill Camp, and joined the 16th Battalion in the field on the 1st October, 1916, missing the fighting at Pozieres, and spent the winter of 1916/1917 entrenched near Flers on the Somme. David was Killed in Action near Flers on the 11th April, 1917 aged 24. His body was lost on the battlefield, and so he is remembered on the Villers Brettoneaux Memorial.

Gwilym Morris Thomas, Private, 47892, Yorkshire Regiment. Gwilym was born at Cilmaenllwyd, and was the Husband of Mary Jane Thomas, of Plasybarlo, Login. He enlisted at Carmarthen nto the Royal Engineers, but later transferred into the 12th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment, the Pioneer Battalion to the 40th (Bantam) Division. The Division moved to France in June 1916, and saw action at Loos, before moving to the Somme, and fighting at the Ancre. They followed the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in early 1917, and then fought at the Battle of Cambrai, attacking Bourlon Wood. Gwilym was Killed in Action at Cambrai on the 28th November, 1917 aged 31. He is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.

Richard Gomer Tudor, Sergeant, 18258, South Wales Borderers. Richard was born at Hebron, the son of Samuel and Martha Tudor. He enlisted at Newport into the 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers, part of the 58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division, which landed at Le Havre on the 16th July, 1915. They fought in the Battle of Loos, then moved to the Somme, where they took the village of La Boiselle, then fought at Pozieres and during the Battle of the Ancre. Richard was wounded during the Battle of the Ancre, and Died of Wounds on the 18th November, 1916 aged 23. He is buried in Contay British Cemetery.





Other Men of the Area

World War Two, 1939-1945


Thomas David Thomas, Gunner, 1605265, Royal Artillery. Thomas was the Son of Thomas and Catherine Thomas, of Hebron, Carmarthenshire. He served in the 3rd Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, which was based in the Far East. Thomas had been captured by the Japanese, and was sent to work on the Burma-Siam Railway. Sadly Thomas died in captivity in Burma, on the 6th December, 1943 aged 30. Thomas is buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.

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