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The Llandovery & District WW1 Roll of Honour

This Roll of Honour contains the war records of the men and women who were born, lived or otherwise connected to Llandovery and district and who served during the Great War. It is a unique record, as it not only refers to those who died in the conflict, but also those who managed to survive.

Where possible we have included personal details about their family, education and careers which really helps to give a sense of the person behind the name. The list is arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

Our work on this is on going. If you are able to contribute any information, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

Name Address/Had lived/ family connections/profession prior to War/Enlsited Age and Date of Death if during War Info during War Years Remembered/ Buried Number, Rank & Regiment
Aldridge, Annie Annie was married and lived at Morwenaue Llandovery Not applicable Annie served at the Llandovery Red Cross Hospital from 1914 – 1919.  Her duties were Cooking and Ward Work. Not applicable VAD. Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Andrews, I Llwynbrain, Llandovery Not applicable We currently have no record of I. Andrews apart from his name appearing in the following extract taken from  the Cambria Daily Leader dated November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, W.E. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews, Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Anthony, John Richard John had attended Llandovery College. His father was Alderman William Anthony of Pwllhelli, North Wales.  John had been a Solicitor. John was mortally wounded and died on 25 May 1917 Died of wounds received during an aerial attack.  It is likely that he received the Victory Medal. Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven Belgium. Plot XI.A.6 Captain. No. 1 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
Anthony, Lucie Lucie had lived at Cambria, Llandovery and was a trained nurse.  She was  43 years old when she was engaged for work at the Red Cross Hospital. Not applicable Lucie worked for the Red Cross Hospital from 7/12/17 until 31/05/1919. Not applicable Nurse, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Arthurs, Sydney John Sydney had lived at Paris House, Llanwrda. His father was Cornelia J Arthurs of Putney. Sydney was 22 years old when he was killed on 20 July 1916 Sydney enlisted at Carmarthen.  He served at Ypres and took part in actions at  Bluff and St. Eloi Craters.  In June 1916 Sydney was on the Somme and took part in the Battle of Albert,  Battle of Bazentin Ridge and Delville Wood.  Sydney was killed in action. London Cemetery Longueval.       Plot 3.A.22 15509. Private. 10th Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Aubrey, David Beynon David was born  on 29th December 1889 and had lived at Llansadwrn Post  Office (Cambrian House.) He was a schoolmaster. His Father was Jack and he had a brother Frederick Christmas.  (Probable relative : Thomas Beynon (1744-1833) born Llansadwrn became Archdeacon of Cardigan and patron of eisteddfodau and Welsh Literature) David survived the war but he was only 38 years old when died in 1927 (possibly from war related injuries – but not confirmed). David enlisted on the 23 February 1916.  He received his training at Deepcut, near Farnborough and was demobilsed 31st January 1919 Not applicable 586581. Private. London Regiment
Aubrey, Frederick Christmas Frederick was born 25th December 1896 and had lived at Cambrian House  (Drapers and Grocers at Llansadwrn Post Office). His Father was Jack and brother David Beynon (who also served). Frederick had worked as a shop assistant before the War We know he survived and died aged 67 Years in 1962 Frederick joined up on the 14th June 1917, and received his training at the Crystal Palace.  After serving at Dover for a considerable period, he was sent to Dunkerque, France on the 4th August 1917.  He was demobilised 26th January 1919……..We have further information about World War Two : In WW2, Rev Dennis Barratt, an evacuee to Llansadwrn, was billeted by the evacuee co-ordinator Mrs Dineen, with Fred Aubrey at the Post Office.  Fred was a Bachelor and Dennis was 12.  Dennis’ story is lodged at the Imperial War Museum London.  He was prompted to write following the publication of Mrs Dineen’s 5 Year Diary of her wartime experiences (This Diary is also housed in the Imperial War Museum in London). Not applicable F30719. Armourers Crew. First Class. Royal Navy
Barker, Arthur Arthurs parents were Abraham and Mary Barker from Bradford.  Arthur was a member of staff at Llandovery College before enlisting in  late 1917. Arthur was 27 years when he was killed on the  20 December 1918 Arthur was accidently killed on active service in Germany Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany, Plot I.D.9. 2nd Lieut. Royal Horse Artillery, transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery
Barlow, James James had lived at The Fountain, 11 Castle Street Llandovery. His parents were James and Therasa and he had a brother John.  He had been a Clogg Maker before the War. James was 30 Years old when he died, having never recovered from his wounds, in  November 1918 Extract from the Cambrian Daily Leader 18 10 1915 : “A Llandovery Casualty:.  News has been received by Mr. James Barlow, Fountain House, Castle-street,  Llandovery, from his son Sergt-Major Barlow of the 1/4th Welsh, that he has been wounded in the Dardanelles.”end.

James had taken part in much of the fighting in France and was wounded and discharged.  He returned home and died November 1918.

Unknown at present Sergt Major. 4th Welsh
Barratt, William Originally from London, William had lived in Victoria Street, Llandovery.  William married Catherine Kate (nee Payne) of Llansadwrn in 1914. and he enlisted the same year. William had worked as a Farm Labourer for Mr Thomas, Plasnewydd. William was mortally wounded and died 11 Nov 1917 William received his training in Ireland, and was drafted to the Dardanelles. He became ill with enteric fever and was invalided home.  After recovering, he was posted to the 1/6th Batt Welsh Regiment.  William was wounded in the second battle of Passchendaele and died at the Casualty Clearing Station, Dozingham. Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave Reference XV.A.5 288052. Private. 1/6th Battalion West Regiment – 84 Brigade, 28th Division
Baskerville, Albert Albert had lived at No. 7 Water Street, Llandovery.  He had a brother called George who also served and an Uncle P E. Baskerville. Not applicaable Printed Aman Valley Chronicle 30 Sep 1915 : Extract from letter written by his brother George : ” At the time of writing I have come through unscathed, but can not say the same in respect of my brother Albert, he has been hit in the right hand his trigger finger smashed to atoms and the middle finger not much better. He was sniped when putting on his equipment on the order to stand to arms.” Not applicable Private
Baskerville, George George had lived at No. 7 Water Street and had a brother  called  Albert who also served and an  Uncle : P E. Baskerville, to whom he often wrote during this period. Not applicable Letter written from George  to his uncle Mr P E Baskerville “Just a letter to let you know that we have landed and landed under shellfire.  We have also had a couple of tussles and a decent number of Carmarthen boys have been wounded but up to now I have only heard of 1 killed.  He is Charlie Jenkins who used to be a milk boy with Mr Hinds.  Harry Evans had it in both hands he was sitting by my side at the time.  Uncle Bert and his lot are about 2 miles away on my left.  I have not seen him yet, but I know for a fact he was all right this morning.  Albert (my brother) is all right now at any rate ditto myself.”..end. And later, printed in the Aman Valley Chronicle 30 Sep 1915 : Extract from letter written by George : ” At the time of writing I have come through unscathed, but can not say the same in respect of my brother Albert, he has been hit in the right hand his trigger finger smashed to atoms and the middle finger not much better. He was sniped when putting on his equipment on the order to stand to arms.” Not applicable 3881. Private. 1st/4th Welsh. A Company
Behrens, Robert Philip Robert  had lived in Chortlon, Lancashire. His mother was Helen Behrens, daughter of John Morgan Davies of Froodvale, Llanwrda Robert was 21 Years old when he died at sea on the 25 April 1915 He was stationed in China at the outbreak of war and fought the Germans at Tsingtau. They later sailed to Egypt moving on to Mudros for the invasion of Gallipoli.  Robert was shot during the landing at De Tott’s Battery.  He died at sea and was buried from HMS Cornwallis the same day. Helles Memorial 2Lieut. 2nd Batt South Wales Borderers
Bendle, David Thomas Henry Born in Llansadwrn to James and Elenor. David was 21 Years old when he was killed in action on the 23 July 1918 His Battalion had fought in nearly every major battle of the war.  David was killed at Flanders having fought for over 3 years Cambrin Military Cemetery, France Plot P.28 18380. Private. 9th Batt Welsh Regiment
Bernard, Clifford Herbert Educated at Llandovery College.  His parents were Robert Bernard, MD., R.N. Deputy Director and Honorary Surgeon to Queen Victoria and Sarah Augusta He was 50 Years old when he was killed in action on the 1 July 1916 His men came under heavy fire at a strong-point called Gordon Castle.  It was here that Herbert was killed. Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, Plot I.C.16. Colonel. 10th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles
Betty, Enid (Mrs) Her VAD card shows that from 1915 – 1918 she was living at Dolygarreg Not applicable Enid worked as a Cook at the Red Cross Hospital Llandovery and the Red Cross Hospital Dolygarreg, near Llandovery. Not applicable VAD Llandovery and Dolygarreg  Red Cross Hospital
Betty, Paget Kemmis Born 12 May 1876, son of  Col. Joshua F. Kemmis Betty. Lived at Hitting House Llanwrda with his wife Francis Enid Gwennllian ( the only daughter of Judge Bishop of Dolgarreg). Not applicable He entered the Royal Engineers in 1895 and became a Lieut 24 Sept 1898, serving in many overseas operations. By 1914 he was in Europe and promoted to Major on 30 Oct 1914; was temporary Lieut–Colonel from 24 June 1916. He was given the Brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel 3 June 1917, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order.  He was created a C.M.G in 1919 Not applicable Major. Royal Engineers
Black, T He was the Brother-in-Law of Ralph Hughes and Son-in-Law of Mrs Hughes, The Vaults, Stone Street, Llandovery. Not applicable Cambria Leader June 22 1916: “Stoker T. Black, of the Navy, is among the men who deserve well of their country.  He is a son-in-law of Mrs Hughes, The Vaults, Llandovery.  He has been on short leave to see his wife and family.  During the past 18 months he has been afloat, and has undergone some thrilling eperiences. Stoke Black is a brother-in-law of Pte Ralph Hughes, who is now in hospital in England recovering from wounds.” Not applicable Stoker. Royal Navy
Bolton, Arthur James Arthur was married to Alice May (nee Davies).  They had 1 daughter and 2 sons and lived at Bwlchnewydd, Rhandirmwyn. Arthur was 30 Years oldwhen he was killed on the 17 Feb 1917 His Division fought on the Somme battlefields in 1916 and remained there over the winter 16-17 in awful conditions.  Arthur was killed in action during an assault on Miraumont Trench (part of the Ancre Valley operation) Thiepval Memorail France 27997. Private. Northamptonshire Regiment attached to 54 Brigade 18th (Eastern) Div.
Boston, Oliver Oliver had lived in Talley, his family had  moved there from Ringsbury Warwickshire.  His parents were Joseph and Ellen. Oliver worked as a Farm labourer at Glanyrafonddu Uchaf 23 Years old when he died from his wounds on 9 Oct 1915 His Division fought on the Western Front taking part in the retreat from Mons to the Marne moving on to the 1st and 2nd Battle of Ypres.  From Sept ’15 his Division fought at the battle of Loos were Oliver was wounded.  He later died from these wounds Bethune Town Cemetery France 12471. Private. 10th Batt Gloucestershire Reg attached to 1 Brigade 1st Div
Brace, Percy William Percy had studied at Llandovery College.  He was the eldest son of William Brace, M.P. Under-Secretary at the Home Office 26 Years old  died 25 Oct 1915 Percy died of influenza at Gosport, while serving at Royal Navy Shore Establishment, (HMS Pembroke) St. Woolos, Newport, Monmouthshire Sub-Lieut. Pay-Master. Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR)
Braddon, Arthur William, Vincent Arthur was born in Llandovery and emigrated to South Africa.  He married Edith Muriel (nee Nobel) and moved to  Eagles Nest, Panton Hill, Victoria, Australia where he joined  the Australian Militia spending 8 years prior to WW1 fighting at New Guinea. He deserted his wife and children  (his service papers show he enlisted  as a single man). 39 Years old killed on the  25 Sept 1917 Arthur had many promotions and demotions for serveral incidents.  He spent time on the Somme in 1916 before moving to Ypres.  He was killed in action during the battle of the Menin Road, Ypres. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. 4734. Australian Infantry
Brown Unknown Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader

LLANDOVERY

The reception committee on Saturday made presentations to Corporal T. Morgan, Corporal Brown, Rifleman D.J. Williams, Private R.F. Thomas and Private John Jones.  Alderman T. Watkins, J.P., presided and the presentations were made by Mrs Williams, Llanfair Grange, and Mrs Edmondes-Owen

Not applicable Corporal
Brown, Thomas Richard Unknown Not applicable Tommy Browns Father- we have medals & picture 1656/320738 Glamorgan Yeomanry
Campbell-Davys, Edith Edith was single and lived at Neuadd Farm, Llandovery.  Her sister Eva, also worked at the Hospital Not applicable Ediths duties were Ward and Pantry Work.  Her time was given freely as there was no pay for this work. Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Campbell-Davys, Eva Eva was single and lived at Neuadd Farm, Llandovery.  Her sister Edith also worked at the hospital. Not applicable Evas duties were Ward and Surgery Work.  There was no pay for this work Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Carroll, John The Waterworks, Llanddeusant Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Carter, Clement Cyril Clement had studied at Llandovery College.  His mother was Mrs Carter, of Medhurst, Malvern. Clement was 29 Years old when he was killed Clement was digging trenches at Hooge, astride the Menin Road when he was killed. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres 23778. Private. 3rd Bn Worcestershire Regiment
Clarke, Ernest Ernest lived at Danyrallt Park and was a Chauffeur to Mervyn Peel before enlising in February 1916.  His parents were Mr & Mrs Dimmock. Not applicable He joined the Royal Air Force, and was attached to the 27th Squadron and trained at Farnmorough and Dover. He was drafted to France on the 13th February 1916 and was driving lorries with the Air Force during his stay in France. He was on the Somme for about 2 years and was there during the great retreat in March 1918 on the Peronne-Amiens Road.  He was demobilised March 5th 1919. Not applicable  Royal Air Force
Clements, Thomas George Thomas studied at Llandovery College. His parents are unknown and his Guardian was Mr Hugh Hughes of Aberystwyth, which is where Thomas enlisted. Thomas was 32 Years old when he  died on 8 July 1917 from his wounds Thomas was severely wounded and taken prisoner.  He was transported to Germany where he died of his wounds Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany G/50992. Private. 22nd Bn. (Kensington) Royal Fusiliers
Clifford, Cecil Cecil had lived in Stone Street, Llandovery. He had worked as a hairdresser for Mr. W.N. Thomas of Llandaff House prior to enlising in June 1915. Not applicaable Herald of Wales 5th June 1915  Mr. Clifford, who has been wth Mr. W.N. Thomas, hairdresser, Llandaff House, for some time, has now joined the Colours …….. :Herald of Wales 5 June 1915“Llandovery is doing remarkably well in the way of recruiting.  Amongst those who have enlisted during the week are : Thomas David Morgan, son of Mr. Ben Morgan, The Welsh Smithfield, and Cecil Clifford, Army Service Corps, and Arthur Harrison, who was, up to the time he enlisted, in the service of  Mrs Williams, Castle Hotel.  The latter is with the Veterinary Corps attached to the A.S.C Not applicable Driver. A.S.C (Army Service Corps) later to become the RASC
Connock, J Unknown Not applicable Brecon Radnor Express 30-8-17 “Private D.R. Williams, (Army Service Corps), Signaller Norman Owen, R.G.A., Sapper Connock, R.E., and Pte W.H. Powis (Army Service Corps, have just been home on leave”. Not applicable Sapper, Corporal. Royal Engineers
Coe, Fred A native of Deptford, prior to the the War Fred was working as a Farm Servant at Bryntowy. Survived the War Fred was stationed at Bedford and the East Coast for his training before being drafted to France in March 1917. There he was trasferred to the Stafford Regiment and fought in the battles of Armentieres, Lille and Roubiex.  He was discharged on the 7th May 1919. Not applicable Private, Royal Fusiliers, then Stafford Regiment.
Cooper, George George had lived at Penlan Telych, Llandovery. His parents were Thomas & Elizabeth Cooper from  Herefordshire.  George enlisted at Cardiff. George was 25 years old when he was killed in action on 25 Oct 1914  His division landed at Havre 13 Aug 1914 and was one of the first British Units in France fighting the Battle of Mons.  They retreated south to the Marne, holding the German Offensive.  His Division was moved north to guard the ancient city of Ypres and during the battle of Langemark George was killed. Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium 9133. Welsh Regiment
Cooper. Leonard Gosse Leonard had studied at Llandovery College.  His father was W. Percy Cooper of  ‘Ambleside’, Abergavenny Leonard was 23 years old when he was killed in action His ship, the ‘Megantic’ landed on V Beach Helles 28th June.  They marched to Gully Beach and later to Anzav.  His Platoon (No 12 of C Company was attacked on the 9 August by the Turks Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Callipoli. Temp. 2nd Lieut. 4th Bn. South Wales Borderers
Corpse, George Pelan, Telych, Llandovery Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Culling, John Henry John had livedat Llanddeusant.  He was a Waggoner by trade. His parents were Alfred & Mary Culling from East Cowes John was 24 Years old when he died from his wounds on the 18 Feb 1916 He landed at Gallipoli July ’15 where his Division saw heavy fighting before moving to Egypt in Jan ’16. John was then transferred to the 10th Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers in France where he was seriosuly wounded at Ypres.  He died at Remi Sidings (Sidings constructed from the main railway line to bring the wounded to hospital stations) Buried in Lussenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium, Plot IV.D.8 12261. Private. 10th Batt Royal Welsh Fusliers
Dale, Edward Edward had lived in the High Street, Llandovery, and he was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Dale. Prior to the war Edward lived with Mr Will Jones at 25 Railway Terrace, Alltwen.  Edward enlisted at Tenyrefail. 32 Years old died 25 April 1917 His Division landed at Boulogne 23 September 1915, moving on to Salonika in November where they fought in the Salonika Campaign against the combined Bulgarian and Turkish forces.  It was here that Edward was killed. He was awarded the Victory Medal. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial Salonika – also commenorated at St. Peter’s Church Pontardawe 13178, 10th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment
Davies, Agnes Agnes was single and her address was given as the Police Station Ammanford. Not applicable Her duties were ‘General Service” and she worked at the hospital from 1914 to 1917.  There was no pay for this work. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital, Dolygarreg
Davies, Alice Portland House Llandovery Not applicable From 1914 – 1916 Alice did Ward and Pantry work at the Hospital.  There was no pay for this work. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Davies, Aneurin Unknown Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader 16 November 1916 : “Other Llandoveryians with the Army visiting their relatives are Sgt. Aneurin Davies. Pte. L. Davies and Pte Elliman. Not applicable Sergt
Davies, Arthur Norman Arthurs father was Ex P.C. Davies who was stationed at Caio and Llansawel for many years. Arthur  had a brother called Tudor who also served in the war. Not applicable He was wounded at the Somme Not applicable 20th Liverpool Regt
Davies, Benjamen Jones Benjamen studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Griffith and Catherine Margaret Davies of  The Lodge, Llandysul Benjamen was 31 Years old when he died from his wounds on  19 May 1917 Benjamen fell ill in September 1915 and was hospitalized at Alexandria.  In early 1916 he rejoined and fought at Beaumont Hamel.  He then served in the Ypres Salient returning to the front line trenches near Mary Redan in freezing conditions.  He was wounded and in April 1917 rejoined his battalion at Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France. Captain. 3rd Bn. South Wales Borderers
Davies, Benjamin Trevor Pantyrehendre, Llansadwrn and Manchester House, Caio. His parents were the late Daniel and  Mrs Esther Davies.  Benjamin had worked as a Grocer (serving his apprenticeship as a Grocer at Aberdare) before enlisting in Llandovery on the 17th October 1916. Benjamin was 21 Years old when he died 5 March 1918 After a period of training in the UK, he was drafted to Italy in April 1917, then Benjamin went to Egypt in December 1917 as part of the Royal Garrison Artillery, (part of the XCV Heavy Artillery Group).  He fought at Mesopotania where he was wounded and died of Meningitis caused by his wounds. Ramleh War Cemetary, Israel. Grave Ref : K.54 123915. Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery and 304th Siege Battery
Davies, Bernard Charles Bernard had studied at Llandovery College.  His father was Mr D.E. Davies of the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge and his brother, Elvan, played rugby for Wales. Bernard was also a great sportsman. He entered Cambridge University in 1913 where he continued to play rugby, and  was tipped to win a Blue (Those who win a Blue for playing in the Varisty match at Twickenham become a life member of the CURUFC  (Cambridge Univisertiy Rugby Union Football Club) ). Bernard was 22 Years old when he died  on 9 June 1916 whilst in captivity. His Regiment were in France preparing for the Battle of the Somme.  On the 8th June Chalres led a bombing party and came under heavy emeny fire.  Search parties were sent out to look for Charles and his men, but Charles had been taken prisoner and he died in captivity. Initially buried by the Germans in Mirauont German Cemetery which was destroyed by shellfire.  He was later commemorated on the German Cemetery Memorial at Queen’s Cemetery, Bucquoy, France. Liet. 3rd Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Davies, Caroline Jackson Caroline had lived at King’s Road, Llandovery. with her parents John and Pheobe Davies. Little is known of her early life other than her parents died when she was a child and she moved to Llanelli where she lived with her sister Ruth at Old Road Llanellli prior to the war Caroline was 22 Years old when she died of sickness on the  26 October 1918 Caroline worked as a Cook for the Royal Navy Buried at Llandingat (St. Dingat) G/3136. Chief Section Leader Cook Women’s Royal Naval Service
Davies, D.J Lived at No. 2 Castle Street. His parents were John Isaac and Anne Davies and his brother James Ernest. Not applicable Brecon and Radnor Express 10 October 1918 : “At a meeting held in the Public Hall, on Monday Corpl Dan Evans of the Machine-Gun Corps, of 13 Orchard Street Llandovery and Sapper D.J. Davies, Royal Engneers Castle Street, Llandovery were the recipiens of gifts from the Town Reception Committee.” Not applicable Sapper. Roy. Eng
Davies, David His parents were  Roderick and Mrs Davies, Llwynbwch, Llansadwrn. David was born at Myrtle Cottage June 1st 1891 and he had a brother called Thomas. David had worked as a Railway Platelayer prior to the war. Not applicable He enlisted in May 1915, joining the 1/4 Welsh and was transferred in 1918 to the Royal Engineers.  Whilst training he was stationed at Pembroke Dock and was transferred abroad in October 1915, to Egypt.  He took part in very nearly all the principal engagements on the Sinai Front, including Gaza, the taking of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives engagement.  After being transferred to the Royal Engineers he was engaged on the Railway, and was said to have had an exciting and varied experience of the natives.  He was sent home for demobilisation in April 1919.  He was 1 of 3 brothers serving (1 was killed). Not applicable Private. 1/4 Welsh
Davies, David David was born in Caio.  His brother was the Rev. T. Eric Davies. Age unknown, David was killed in action on 20 Aug 1917 His Division fought at Flanders, the Somme (capturing Mametz Wood). They moved to Boesinghe where they launched their attack during the Battle of Langemarck.  David was killed shortly after that attack Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 50274. Welsh Regiment, attached to 115 brigade 38th (Welsh) Division
Davies, David Arthur Lived at Bryncastell, Llangadog where he was a Farm Laourer.    David was a single man Not applicaable David enlisted in Cardiff on the 3 March 1916.  He was 19 years old. Not applicable Unknown
Davies, David John David lived in Rhandirmwyn where he worked as a postman. His parents were John and Susan Davies of Carmarthen. David enlisted in 1916. David was mortally wounded and died aged 30 Years on  the 24 July 1916 After enlisting at Llandovery, he was posted to France early in 1916.  David was wounded on the Somme, during the Battle of Pozières, and died of his wounds.  Buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Méricourt-l’Abbé, France 39870. Private. Welsh Regiment 2 Batt/ 3 Brigade 1st Div
Davies, David Richard David  was the son of the late  John and Margaret Davies of 1 Victoria Crescent Llandovery. He enlisted in London. David was 27 Years old when he was killed in action on  28 March 1918 His division landed in France 5 Nov 1914, Fought a diversionary attack on Gommecourt, then at Ginchy, Flers and Morval where they captured Combles.  They wintered on the Somme, followed the German retreat to Ypres, fought at Langemarck and Cambrai.  The Division were in the Arras sector when the German Spring Offensive was launced  21 March 1918.  David was killed in action at Kaiserschlacht, (First Battle of Arras) Arras Memorial, France 30861. Lance Corporal. London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade)
Davies, Ebenezer Ebenezer had lived at Cross Inn Cottage, Talley, and his parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Ebenezer was 38 Years old when he died from his wounds on 20 Feb 1917 Ebenezers Battalian  joined the 38th Division after they had captured Mametz Wood.  They moved to Boesinghe north of Ypres and he was wounded on the 17th Feb and later died of his wounds Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium 45200. Private. 15th Batt Welsh Reg (Carmarthen Pals Batt)
Davies, Edward Richard Born 23 August 1898 Edward had lived at Ffoshwyaid, Cwm Du, Talley, prior to emigrating to Australia for his health. Edward survived war, date of death unknown Edward enlisted on the 13 June 1916.  During training he ws stationed at Cootamandra and Kiama (Australia) and Salisbury Plain (England) and drafted to France on the 30th December 1916.  He fought in the battles of Ypres, Ballincourt, Bapaume, Polygon Wood, Messines, Somme, Villiers, Bretoneux, and the final break through of the Hindenburg Line.  He returned to Australia with his contingent in September 1919. Not applicable Australian Imperial Forces, 5th Division, Machine Gun Section
Davies, Edwin George Ernest (Reverend Davies) Studied at Llandovery College before becoming a Curate.The Rev Davies enlisted towards the end of 1914. Edwin was killed in action aged 29 years old in December 1915 He sailed for Gallipoli in May 1915 arriving at Cape Helles 27th May where they fought as Infantry for the remainder of the year.  The Turks shelled the Allied Troops at Helles killing many (including Edwin) and wounding many more. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. Able Seaman. Hawke Battalion 1st RG Brigade, Royal Naval Division
Davies, Ernest Frank Studied at Llandovery College, Ernest was the son of Mr J Davies, ‘Glen View’, Clytha Park, Newport and London Wharf.  Ernest enlisted on the 21 Augut 1915. Ernest was 28 years old when he was killed in action on the 24 August 1916 Initially posted to the 9th (Reserve) Btn in the UK.  By August 1916 the Btn he had recently taken over moved from Belgium to the Somme around Guillemont.  A party of Officers visted the front line and was met with heavy shell-fire where he was killed. Bernafay Wood North Cemetery, Somme. Temp. 2nd Lieut. 7th Bn Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
Davies, Ernest Wilberforce Studied at Llandovery College. Ernest was the son of Thomas Rhys and Margaret Ann Davies of Compton House Llanelli. Ernest was mortally wounded and died aged 23 years old on the 13 Aug 1915 Sailed for the Mediterranean 13 June 1915 landing at Anzac Cove, Gallipoli in early August.  His Field Ambulance Unit established a Dressing Sation at the crossroads near Aghyl Dere.  A battle commenced and Ernest died of wounds received there. Commemorated on Special Memorial B.25 at 7th Field Ambulance Cemetery, Gallipoli 49279. Private. Royal Army Medical Corps (RMAC)
Davies, Gwilym Mansel Pritchard Gwilym had lived at Bryn Derwen, Llangadog. He was the only son of Thomas Rhys and Mag Hopkins Davies.  Prior to signing up at Neath, Gwilym had worked as a Certified Teacher. Gwilym  was 29 years old when he died from wounds received in battle on the 24 August 1918 His Division fought at the Somme battles ’16, and followed the German withdrawl to the Lindenburg Line in March ’17 before fighting at the Scarpe during the Arras Offensive.  He fought at the 3rd Ypres and Cambria and met the German spring offensive in the St Quenton sector.  His Division remained there fighting battles of Villers-Brettoneux and Amiens.  Gwilym was mortally wounded. Vis-En-Artois Memorial France. A/204035. Rifleman. 12th Batt The Rangers London Regiment
Davies, Haydn Llanwrda Not applicaable Carmarthen Journal May 26, 1916 “The residents of Llanwrda Village have just presented Private Haydn Davies, of the R.A.M.A with a richly-engraved silver cigarette case.” Not applicable Private
Davies, Henry Lived at Caerbont, born Augusgt 10th 1887. Henry’s parents were Mr & Mrs Daniel Davies.  He had worked as a Labourer. Henry survived the War He joined up October 24th 1915 into the 8th Welsh Pioneers.  He was stationed during training at Barry Dock.  On the 30th May 1916 he was drafted to Mesopotamia and was present at the engagements of Kut-el-amara and Bagdad-Cindia.  He came through unwounded. Not applicable Private. 8th Welsh Pioneers
Davies, Isaac Gomer Gwalia House,Victoria Crescent.  The son of Mrs Davies and the late Mr Dd. Davies. Isaac was born at Tiryfan on the 27th  Februay 1890.  He was a carpenter by trade. Survived the War Isaac joined up on the 5th December 1916.  He was stationed during training at the Crystal Palace and was engaged there in an Aeroplane Works.  He was also engaged for a long time on the South Eastern Area and defence of London. In 1919 he was drafted to France and Germany and transferred to the Reserves on the 22nd September 1919. Not applicable Corporal, Royal Naval Air Service
Davies, Ivor R Lived at Halfway Not applicaable Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 30 September 1916 : “News has been received that Private Ivor R. Davies, South Wales Borderers of Half-way, near Llandovery was wounded in action on the 9th of September, and is now lying in hospital in France.” Not applicable Private South Wales Borderers
Davies, J James had lived at the Old Royal Oak in Caio.  He was the son of Isaac Davies.  James had married Letitia (nee Lewis), and had worked as a Joiner. James was 20 years old when he was mortallly wounded and died  29 Sept 1915 Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery”………….. His Division fought at the opening Battle of Loos where James was mortally wounded, dying at the Base Hosital at Etaples shortly afterwards Etaples Military Cemetery, France  Etaples Military Cemetery, France  15761. Private. Welsh Regiment A Company 9th Batt attached to 58 Brigade 19th Western Div
Davies, James Lived at Cefntelych Lodge, Pumpsaint, Llanwrda, James was the son of John and Elizabeth. James had emigrated to Canada where he worked as a Farmer.  He enlisted at Saskatoon on the 7 April 1916. James was 38 years old when he was killed in action on 16 Aug 1917 James fought at Vimy Ridge and at the Arras Offensive where he was KIA Vimy Memorial 204689. Private. Canadian Infantry 15th Batt (Central Ontario)
Davies, James Ernest Lived at 2 Castle Street Llandovery.  His parents were John Isaac and Anne Davies.  He had a brother D.J. Davies. James enlisted in Carmarthen. James was 25 years old when he was mortally wounded and died on  19 July 1916 James Division landed in France 21 May 1916.  They moved to Flanders as a diversion to the main attack on the Somme but it was slaughter  with thousands of lives lost needlessly……….  Letter in Parish Magazine :  “Sad news has reached Mr and Mrs Davies of Castle Street, that their son, Pte J. Ernest Davies, who had been transferred from the S.W. Borderers to the Warwicks, was killed in action on the Somme some months ago.  First of all he was reported missing, and now, after many weeks of doubt, anxiety, and faint hope, comes an official record of his death.  Private Davies will be remembered as a quiet, upright, unobtrusive young churchman.  We all regret his loss and symphathise most sincerely with his family in their sorrow.” Loos Memorial. 5949. Private. Warwicks (transferred from S.W. Borderers)
Davies, James Thomas Dan Y Graig, Llanwrda.  His parents were David and Anne Thomas.  Before enlisting at Pentre, he had worked as a Policeman. James was wounded and died age 35 on 7 Nov 1918 James fought on the Somme, the First and Third Ypres.  There were many more battles  and James was wounded at the Battle of the Sambre.  He died of his wounds Villers-Pol Communal Cemetery 4020.  (Military Medal). Welsh Guards
Davies, John His parents were Roderick and Mary of Llwynybwch.  John was born 1st March 1899 enlisted at Llandovery. John was 28 Years old when he died in February 1917 John joined the Welsh Regiment in January 1917 and was trained at Rhyl, when he contracted a seere cold and developed pneumonia and bronchitis.  After a few days’ illness he passed away. Llansadwrn Churchyard Private. Weslsh Regiment
Davies, John Born in Caio and later lived Cefn Tir Esgot Llandeilo.  He was the adopted son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davies. John signed up at Ammanford. John was 20 when he was killed in action on 17 July 1916 John fought at the Battle of Loos and Hohenzollern Redoubt Brandhoek Military Cemetery near Ypres 1628. Lance Corp. 1st Batt Welsh Guards
Davies, John John had lived at Ashfield Row Llangadog (born 11 May 1896 at Penybankisaf) and was the son of Thomas and Mrs Davies. Before the war John worked as a Dairyman.  He had a brother serving in the Navy John survived the war While training he was sttioned at Pwllheli, Criccieth and Winchester.  He was sent to France on December 23rd 1915 and was engaged in battles of Mametz Wood, Ypres and Messines Ridge.  On the 6th January 1919 he was demobilised. Not applicable Driver. Royal Field Artillery
Davies, John Born 27 Augut 1895 John had lived at Pardy, Cwmdwr, Llanwrda.  Prior to elisting   John worked as a Carpenter, John survived the war John joined the 10th Royal Kent Regiment on the 31st June 1916.  He was stationed during his training at Bedford, Canterbury, Lowestoft and drafted to France on the 25th June 1917.  He fought at the battles of Ypres and Mount Kemmel and was slightly wounded at Ypres in April 1917. On the 20th November 1917, he was drafted to Italy, returned to the French Front in March 1918.  John was discharged on the 8th March 1919. Not applicable Private. 10th Batt Royal Kent Regiment, D Compay
Davies, John Morgan The son of John and Mary Davies, (who had both died by 1891) John lived at Bwllchyffin Caio and Llanwrda.  He joined the war at Neath. John was reported to have died, aged 30, on 27 April 1918 Fought at Gallipoli and moving over the Mesopotamia. John was reported as missing after fighting the Turks in April ’18 and he was never found. Basra Memorial near Zubayr, Iraq. 27361. Private. 8th Batt (Pioneers) Welsh Regiment part of 40 Brigade 132th Western Division
Davies, L Lived at Buckland Villa, Llandovery. Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader 16 November 1916 : “Other Llandoverians with the Army visiting their relatives are Sgt. Aneurin Daives. Pte. L. Davies and Pte Elliman. Not applicable Private
Davies, Lizzie Ynysauganol, Penrhoe,Llanwrda Not applicable Lizzie worked at the hospital on a part-time basis. There was no pay for this work and she worked between 1915 and 1916 as a kitchen orderly. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Davies, Mima Mile End, Llandovery. Not applicable Mima worked as a Kitchen Orderely at the hosptial from 1916 to 1919.  She worked part-time, and gave her time freely as there was no pay for this work. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Davies, Morgan Rees Morgans parents were David and Catherine and he lived at Tirallen, Llanwrda.  Morgan enlisted at Chepstow. 19 Years old when he was killed on the  24 August 1918 Having survived heavy trench warfare, Morgan moved on to fight at Mametz Wood and The Third Ypres.  In pushing back toward to Hindenburg Line Morgan was killed in action. Ovillers Military Cemetary France 38379. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Davies, Naomi Naomi was from Plaswenallt, Llanwrda. Not applicaable On the 11th January 1915, Naomi became a ward and kitchen orderely at the Llandovery Red Cross Hospital.  She was selected for Special Service at the 3rd Western General Hospital, Cardiff from October 1915 to August 1917, and then went on to the 48th General Hospital, Salonika.  Naomi returned home in February 1919.  She was awarded the Special Services Cross Not applicable Special Services Cross
Davies, Oswald Oswald was born on the 29 July 1889, he was the son of Mrs Davies, Ashfield Row. Oswald Survived the war Oswald joined up on the 1st January 1918.  He trained at Crystal Palace and Devenport before sailing to Egypt and the African Coast in April 1918.  He was discharged 27th February 1919. Not applicable Private. Royal Navy
Davies, Oswyn St. Leger Oswyn lived at Froodvale, Llanwrda.  His parents were John Morgan Davies JP and Jane Elizabeth. Oswyn was 44 when he was killed in action on 4 April 1918 At the German Spring Offensive Mar 18, his Division fought at the Battle of Bapaume and the First Battle of Arras where Oswyn was killed. Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France Lieut. Col. 8th Batt Lancashire Fusiliers
Davies, Ralph Llewellyn John Studied at Llandovery College.  Ralphs father was Llewellyn Davies of Glanserth, Rhayader Ralph was 19 when he was killed on the 5 May 1918 Ralph was killed in an accident while undergoing training with 89th Squadron, RAF at Netherchurch, Wiltshire St Winifred’s Church, Llansantffraid 2nd Lieut. 89th Squadron, Royal Air Force
Davies, Samuel Lived at Ystrad Lodge, Llandovery. Not applicaable The Brecon and Radnor Express 22 Feb 1917 : “Corporal Sam Davies, Grenadier Guards, son of Mr and Mrs Davies Ystrad Lodge, returned from the borough for France last week”. Not applicable Corporal. Grenadier Guards
Davies, Thomas Son of Mr Davies, Cefn Park. Born 6th September 1899 Survived the War He joined up on the 5th July 1918 and went through his training course at Clipstone Camp, Mansfield, Nottingham and was drafted to France on the 21st September 1918.  He took part in the battles of La Triport and Merlesont, and was demoilised on the 1st February 1919. Not applicable Private, Tank Corps, 9th Batt
Davies, Thomas Had lived Castle Street, Llandovery,  His  parents were  William and Rachel. Thomas was 39 when he was killed in action on the  27 October 1914  13 August 1914 his Division landed at Havre, moved to Mons, taking part in the Bottle of Mons and the epic retreat south.  They fought in the Battle of the Aisne stopping the Germans drive on Paris.  They then took up positions east of the ancient city of Ypres where on the 21 October the Germans launched a massive assault on them. After several days of heavy fighting the Division moved along the Menin Road near Zandvoorde where Thomas lost his life. Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium and in Llandingat Church 8852. Private. South Wales Borderers
Davies, Thomas Thomas was born on the 8th April 1895.  He had lived at Llwynbwch, Llansawdrn. His parents were Roderick & Mrs Davies. Thomas had been a Blacksmith. Thomas survived the war Thomas enlisted on the 15 March 1915 in to the Pembroke Yeomanry, and was later transferred to the Field Artillery in June 1916.  During his period of training he was stationed at Llandeilo, Carmarthen and Dorchester and was sent to France on the 26th June 1916.  He was present at the engagements of Ypres 1916 and 1917, Kemmel Hill, Paschendaele and at the 1918 retreat.  He was slightly wounded at Ypres in June 1917, and gassed at Peronne in March 1918.  He was one of 3 brothers serving (one of whom was killed).  He was discharged July 16th, 1919. Not applicable Private. Pembroke Yeomanry/ Field Artillery
Davies, Thomas Born in Llangadog, Thomas was the foster son of Mrs Mary Evans, Brynamman. Thomas joined the war effort in Brynamman (date unknown). Thomas was killed aged 29  on 10 April 1918 His Division were in France June ’16 near Loos then moved to the Somme and fought at the Ancre.  Following the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line in March ’17. Fighting at Cambria late ’17 they moved north to Flanders when the German attack on Estaires killed Thomas.  His body was lost in the continued fighting Ploegsteert Memorial Belgium 242011. Private. 18th Welsh Batt the Welsh Regiment, attaached to 119 Brigade 40th Division
Davies, Thomas David Studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Henry B Davies and Frances A Davies of Commercial Street, Nantymoel.  Thomas enlisted in Cardiff in 1914. Thomas was killed on the 23 July 1916 when he was 21 In Nov 1915 Thomas was serving in France.  In early 1916 he was wounded and invalided home, returning to the Somme in the summer of 1916.  In July 1916 he lost his life in the battle of High Wood Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme 2622. Private. 20th Batt Royal Fusiliers
Davies, Thomas John Carlyle Had attended Llandovery College and was studying at Cambridge before the War. Thomas was 20 when he died from wounds 2 October 1915 Trained at RMA (Royal Military Acadamy)  Sandhurst and was commissioned into the Welsh Regiment and was posted to the Western Front in 1915.  In Sept 1915 an attack by 1st Welsh was thwarted, when it ran out of bombs and became cut off.  Thomas was severely wounded and died from his wounds. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial France Unknown
Davies, Thomas Sidney Had lived at Ffoshwyaid Cwm Du near Talley.Born 23 February 1901, his parents were Thomas and Margaret Davies of Rhandimwyn. Thomas survived the war Thomas enlisted on the 25 April 1917.  He received his tuition at the Wireless College, Swansea, and Kings College London, where he qualified for both Junior and Senior Certificaes in almost record time.  Since qualifying he had been in charge of Marconi Stations on board different vessels during the latter part of the war and after, and was on the North Sea, Straits of Dover and the Mediterranean when the submarine menace was at its worst stage.  He was also one of the youngest operators afloat, being in charge of a Wireless Station before he ws 16 years of age. Not applicable Wireless Operator. Royal Naval transport Service
Davies, Timothy Cwmdinas, Rhandirmwyn.  His parents were Thomas and Margaret. On 14 Nov when Timothy was 24, he was killed in action. Timothy fought at Bazentin, Pozieres and Flers-Courclette and was part of the attack on Ancre Valley were he was reported missing, and later declared as KIA Thiepval Memorial, France R/17058. Private. Kings Royal Rifle Corps 14th Batt
Davies, Timothy Born 1892 in Clycwm.  His mother was Margaret Davies, (nee Morgans), of Cwm Dinas, Rhandirmwyn. Timothy was 24 when he was killed in action on the 14 November 1916 He enlisted at Llandovery in November 1915 and arrived in France the following April.  In July and August 1916, he saw action in the battles of the Somme campaign, Bazentin, Pozières and Flers-Courcelette. Later that year his Division played an important role during the capture of Beaucourt. Timothy was reported as missing presumed wounded on 14 November 1916, but later declared as killed in action  Thiepval Mem France and  Rhandirmwyn Church. Recently his lost medals were found on ebay by Alun Jones who  sold them back to the family 100 years after his death. R/17058. Private. King’s Royal Rifles, 13th Batt
Davies, Tommy Lived at Kings Rd, Llandovery Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader 21 August 1915

“News has reached Llandovery that Private Tommy Davies, of King’s-road, Llandovery, who with several other Llandovery boys, is in the Dardanelles with the New Zealand contingent, has been seriously wounded in action.

Not applicable Private
Davies, Tudor,Decimus Tudor had lived Orchard Street Llandovery.  He had a brother, Arthur Norman, and his father was an ex- Police Constable who was stationed at Caio and Llansawel for many years. Before the war Tudor was employed at Messrs. David Evans & Co., Temple Street, Swansea. Not applicaable Tudor was wounded and buried by a shell at Polygon Wood.  He had previously served at the Dardanelles.  He was transferred to a  hospital at Huddersfield and is progressing towards recovery. His brother, Priv. A. Norman Davies was wounded at the Somme. Not applicable Private. Royal Army Medical Corps
Davies, William Studied at Llandovery College.  Williams parents were David William and Margaret Davies, Cwmneol House, Cwmaman.  William was married to Mercy May Davies, and was studying Medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London before enlising in 1915. William was 29 when he was killed in action on the   11 April 1918 Promoted to Captain in 1917.  on 11 April 1918 during a German attack from Estairs to Givenchy William was one of only 3 Officers of the Battalion to survive.  He became the Senior Officer, Commanding the remaining 150 NCO’s and men of the Battalion.  A further attack on the Battalion’s position the following day saw further losses, William being one of them. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium Captain. 2nd Batt South Wales Borderers
de Rutzen, Baron Alan Frederick Born near Llangadog in 1876 to Sir Albert Stepney de Rutzen and Horatia Augusta Stepney de Rutzen. He lived at Picton Castle and Glanmarlais Park with his wife Eleanor Etna Audley Thursby-Pelham. They had 1 child John Frederick (who was killed in WW2 aged 36).  Alan signed up in 1914. Alan was 40 when he was killed in action on 7  Aug 1916 He went to Egypt and served with the Imperial Camel Corps, which had initially been formed as a raiding force to counter the treat of hostile Senussi Tribesmen.  He led the 6th Company and was killed fighting the Turks near Katia Buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery Egypt and commemorated at Minwear, Pembrokeshire Pembroke Yeomanry
Deans, Elizabeth Elizabeth was married and lived at Granta Cottage, Llandovery Not applicable Elizabeth was engaged as Quartermaster from 1914 – 1919 at the Red Cross Hospital Dolygarreg Not applicable Mentioned for Special Services
Deans, Madge Madge was the daughter of Sgt & Mrs Deans Not applicable Madge served in France n/a VAD Red Cross
Deans, Muriel Dolores Muriel was single and lived at Grant Cottage, Llandovery Not applicable Muriel served at Red Cross Hospitals at Aldershot, Walton on Thames, Bermondsey and Llandovery throughout the war. Not applicable VAD Red Cross
Dickinson, David Lived at Stone Street (No. 49) Forest View Lost his life in 1918 Unknown Unknown Lieut.
Dickinson, Digby, Cecil Caleb Digby was the Nephew of Alderman D.T.M. Jones of Llandovery.  His parents were Francis Digby and Lucy Dickinson of Brecon.  He had a brother, Francis John Twysden, (who also fell) Digby was 20 when he was killed in action on the 28 August 1918 Digby fought at China and Gallipoli before moving to France in 1916.  They fought at assault at Beaumont- Hamel (on the Somme) 1 July 1916 suffering terrible casualities.  They also fought at  Arras and Third Ypres the following year. Borre British Cemetery France. Grave Ref : 11.G.38 2nd. Liet. 2nd Batt South Wales Borderes
Dickinson, Francis John Twysden Nephew of Alderman D.T.M. Jones of Llandovery.  His parents were Francis Digby and Lucy Dickinson of Brecon.  He had a brother, Digby Cecil Caleb, (who also fell) Francis was 21 when he was killed in action on the 17 Sep 1918 Nephew of the Alderman D.T.M. Jones of Llandovery. He was wounded o the Ancre in 1916.  On his return he was posted to Salonoka where he was killed in action Doiran Military Cemetary , Salonika, Grave Ref: VI.E.23 Captain. South Walels Borderes 2nd Batt and 7th Batt
Dicks, David Maescastell, Caio. David’s parents were David and Gwen.  David enlisted in Cardiff. David was killed in action when he was just 18 on the 27 May 1918 His Division had moved south after the German offensive on the Lys to recover and rebuild but were hit again during a new German Offensive on the Aisne.  David was KIA Soissons Memorial, Picardie France 50967. Private. 11th Batt Lancashire Fusiliers attached to 74 Brigade 25th Div
Dowling, Patrick Francis Lived at 16 King’s Arms Street (now called Gelli Deg).  His parents had been born in Kilkenny.  Patrick married Esther Mary, granddaughter of Mrs Ellen Driscoll, Llandovery, and they had 3 children, William, Patrick and Hilda. He worked as a Miner at Aberdare prior to the War.  He had 3 brothers who also fell in the War. Patrick lost his life due to wounds received on the ’27 Sep 1917 He joined voluntarily on the 23 April 1915, and served a considerable time in Gibraltar before being drafted to the Western Front.  Patrick was wounded at the Battle of Polygon Wood.  He died of his wounds.  By the time of his death his wife and children had moved to Llandovery. (According to Patrick’s service papers he had 3 brothers who also fell in the war). Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery Belgium, Grave Reference V.F.16. 34197.  Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Batt.
Durance, William William worked at Abermarlais Park, Llansadwrn.  His parents were William and Valey Durance of Barnsbury, London. William enlisted at Whitehall, London. William was 19 when he was killed in action on 18 Aug 1916 He joined the army in 1914 and was posted to France.  His Division fought continually.  He fell in action and his body was never recovered Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 26127. Private.
Edmunds, Gwynne Rhys Born in London, to a  Welsh mother (Emily)  who had been born in Llandeilo.  They moved back to Wales to Barons Court Llangadog prior to Gwynne enlisting on the 3 May 1915. Gwynne was 20 when he was killed in action on the 20 Juy 1917 His Division fought at Mons, the retreat to the Marne and Battle of Aisne.  After many transfers Gwynne found himself on the Somme and he fought at the opening battle of the Somme Offensive, taking part in the capture of Mametz Village and in attacks on High Wood where he was killed in action. Thiepval Memorial France and commemorated on the Gosen Chapel Memorial Lieut. 8th Batt, Royal Welsh Fusiliers and later on with the 2nd Batt Royal Welsh
Edwards, Cyril Formerly of Gas Cottage, Llandovery Not applicable The Herald January 4th 1919: “”On Monday evening the Mayor of Llandovery (Mr. DI Jones), presided over a largely attended meeting at the Public Hall, when presentations were made to Ptes, Cyril Edwards, son of Mr. W.Edwards (formerly Gas Cottage), Hunt, Orchard-street and Fred Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, a returned prisoner of war.” Not applicable Private
Edwards, Edith Glantowy, Llangadock. Not applicable Edith worked from 1918 to 1919 as Kitchen Help and House Worker at the Red Cross Hospital.  This was unpaid work. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Edwards, Walter Llywnybrain Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Elvin, William William was employed by Mr. T. Davies, Parkside, Llansadwrn as a Farm Laourer Survived the War After a period of training in different camps, he was drafted to France and took part in many engagements on the Western Front, and was severely wounded. He was promoted to Sergeant.  He was still on active service in 1919. Not applicable Sergeant, South Wales Borderers
Elliman Unknown Not applicable Cambrian Daily Leader 16 November 1916 : “Other Llandoveryians with the Army visiting their relatives are Sgt. Aneurin Daives. Pte. L. Davies and Pte Elliman.” Not applicable Private
Elton, Dr Henry Brown Glenview, Llandovery Not applicable Before 1916, Henry worked as a Surgeon and Physician at Llandovery Red Cross Hospital………..Carmarthen Journal June 9th, 1916 : “Promotion to a Llandovery Doctor – News has just reached Llandovery that Dr. H.B. Elton, of the 10th Devons has been promoted to a captaincy.  Dr. Elton was in practice in the borough, and this is now looked after by a “locum”, assisted by Nurse Smith.  Soon after the outbreak of war Dr. Elton patriotically joined the colours. Not applicable R.A.M.C (Royal Army Medical Corp)Awarded an OBE
Elvin, William Lived at Parkside, Llansadwrn.  William worked as a Farm Labourer.  William came from Skegess. William survived the War He was drafted to France and was severely wounded on the Arras Front.  In this engagement all the officers were killed and William took command.  For his skilful handling of his men he was promoted to Sergeant. Not applicable Sergeant. South Wales Borderers
Evans, Albert He had lived at 53 High St Llandovery.  Albert’s father was killed on the Western Front.  Albert had 2 brothers. Not applicaable From Newspaper War Jottings : “Priv. Albert Evans, Welsh Regiment, son of Mrs Evans, 53 High Street has been wounded. Mrs Evans has two other sons on active service.  Her husband was killed in the early days of the War on the Western Front”. Not applicable Royal Welsh Fusliers
Evans, D.P Pengoilan, Llandovery. Not applicaable 2nd December 1915 : The Cambria Daily Leader : Llandovery. Privates D.P. Evans, Frank Frost, and Ton Jones have been on short furlough at their homes in Llandovery before proceeding on active service…… Also see note on Dennis Morgan, as D.P. Evans is also mentioned there. Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Evans, D.R Unknown Llandovery Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Evans, Dan 13, Orchard Street, Llandovery Not applicaable Brecon and Radnor Express 10 October 1918 : “At a meeting held in the Public Hall, on Monday Corpl Dan Evans of the Machine-Gun Corps, of 13 Orchard Street Llandovery and Sapper D.J. Davies, Royal Engneers Castle Street, Llandovery were the recipients of gifts from the Town Reception Committee.” Not applicable Private. Corporal Welsh (machine gun corps)
Evans, Daniel Maesglas, Caio.  His parents were Daniel and Mary. Daniel enlisted in Llandovery on the 15 December 1915. Daniel was 22 when he was killed in action on the 19 Aug 1916 Daniel was in France from March ’16, then moved south to the Somme where his Division fought the Battle of Bazentin and they capured Longueval.  Daniel was wounded on 15-Jul-16 but rejoined his batt to be killed in action.  He was originally reported as mising but later confirmed as killed in action. Thiepval Memorial, France 37321. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 10th Batt, attached to 76 Brigade 3rd Division
Evans, Daniel Daniel lived at Bola Haul, Talley. He had a brother called Jack. Daniel survived the war Daniel fought in the Battle of the Somme and was awarded the Military Medal.  (He also served in the Royal Observer Corps during WW2) Not applicable MM
Evans, Daniel Lewis He was the  son of John and Elizabeth and lived at Glanrhyd, Caio. Daniel enlisted at Mardy, Abergavenny. Daniel was 24 when he was killed in action He fought alongside the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Mount Sorrel then through the Somme Offensive at Delville Wood, Guillemont, Flers-Courcelette, Morval and Le Transloy where Daniel was Killed. Guards Cemetery, Lesbouefs, France 28575. Acting Bombardier. Royal Field Artillery B Batt 91st Brigade attached to the 20th (Light) Div
Evans, Daniel Morgan Born in Llandovery to William and Elizabeth the family later moved to 2 Salem Road, Felinfoel. Daniel married Catherine Siddell (nee Evan). Daniels papers show he enlisted at Aberystwyth. Catherine remarried after the war. 31 Years old when he was killed in action on the   2 Dec 1914 His Division landed at Harve, and moved on to fight at the Battle of Mons.  They took part in the epic rereat South until the Germans had been stopped at Marne.  They fought at the Battle of First Ypres and moved south to Givenchy where Daniel was killed. Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg L’Avoue, France. 148878. South Wales Borderers
Evans, David Lived at 45 Stone Street with his parents Rees and Mary. David had a  brother called Gwilym Daniel. Not applicaable Unknown Not applicable South Wales Borderers
Evans, David John Born in Llandovery, David was living with his brother William at 23 Twyn-y-Yfaid Road, Pengam, Mon prior to the war. David enlisted for the War effort in Caerphilly. David was 30 when he was killed in action on the  9 Sep 1918 David was killed in action  during the advance on the Hindenburg Line. Buried Lebecquiere Communal Cem. Extension France 43190. Bombardier (Equivalent to a Lance Corporal). Royal Garrison Artillery
Evans, David Rhys Lived at Forest House 45 Stone Street, his parents Rees and Mary  were Confectioners. David had brothers called Gwilym, Daniel and W.Rhys. David was 32 when he was killed in action on 10 Jan 1917 Cambrian Daily Leader 18 October 1915

BROTHERS’ REUNION ON THE BATTLEFIELD.  There was a strange meeting between two Llandovery brothers in France last week.  They were Privates D. Rhys Evans and Gwilym Evans, sons of Mr. Rees Evans, Forest House, Llandovery.  They had not seen each other for a long time, and met quite unexpectedly during a bayonet charge.” ………….

His Division landed at Havre 13 Aug 1914.  They fought on the Marne and the Aisne before moving on to Ypres, and Aubers in early 1915.  They also took part in the Battle os Loos in September 1915 and in 1916 fought on the Somme and were on the Ancre over the winter of 1916/17 where David was wounded.  He was taken to the Base Hospital at Le Havre, France.  He died there of his wounds.  His parents had only just received news that his brother Gwilym Daniel Evans had also been killed.

Unknown Kings Royal Rifle Corps
Evans, David William Born at Pantyrhedyn, Caio to David and Margaret. The family later moved to Caegwyn. David enlisted at Bridgend. David was 19 when he was killed in action on the  27 Sep 1915 His Div moved to France August ’15 and on to Loos where they took part in the Battle of Loos where David was killed. Loos Memorial, France 1270.  Private. 1st Batt Welsh Guards
Evans, Dorothea Seagrave Dorothea was unmarried and lived at Llwyn-y-Brain, Llandovery Not applicable Dorothea was a Nursing member on a part-time basis at Llandovery Red Cross Hospital.  This work was unpaid and she worked from 1914 – 1919.  During that time she spent some time at the Princess Hospital for Officers at Grosvenor Place. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Evans, Edgar Unknown Not applicaable The Brecon and Radnor Express, January 27th, 1916.” Llandovery Furlough,- Men home on short furlough last week were Pte E.B. Nicholl (Sportsman’s Battalion), Pte, J. James (Army Service Corps) and Quartermaster-Sergeant Edgar Evans (2/4th Welsh).” Not applicable Quartermaster Sergeant2/4th Welsh
Evans, Edward Delme Born in Llandovery to Edward and Elizabeth his family later moved to Tanyard Row, Llansantffraid. Edward enlisted at Oswestry. Edward was 20 when he was killed in action His  Division was one of the first units in France 13 August 1914.  They fought on the Marne, the Aisne, First Ypres and at Aubers early 1915.  They were at the Battle of Loos Sept 1915 and in 1916 fought on the Somme from the Battle of Albert in July onwards.  They were on the Ancre during the winter of 16/17 and joined in the push to Hindenburg Line in March 1917.  Then they went on to Flanders Coast and from there were rushed South to take part in the Third Ypres were Edward was killed in action. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 53318.  Private. Welsh Regiment
Evans, Evan Born at Cwmdwr, Llanwrda to Titus and Mary.  He had a twin brother called Morris who fell in the war. Not applicable Evan enlisted in April 1915. Not applicable 13th Welsh
Evans, Evan Lived at Tyrfelyn, born 30th April 1884.  He was a coal miner by occupation. Not applicable He joined th 13th Welsh Rhondda Battalion on the 16th November 1914, and after being trained at Rhyl and Acton-in-makersfield, Lancashire, he was drafted to Egypt 6th March 1916, and took part in the battle of Moasa, upper Egypt, and other engagements;  He returned to Salonica in August 1918, fought on the Balkan Front and was demobilised 29th January 1919. Not applicable 13th Welsh Rhondda Batt
Evans, Gwilym Lived at Forest House 45 Stone Street, his parents Rees and Mary  were Confectioners. Gwilym had brothers called David, Daniel and W.Rhys. Gwilym enlisted in Ammanford. He was killed just before his brother David. Gwilym was 24 when he was killed in action on the   27 Dec 1916 Cambrian Daily Leader 18 October 1915

“BROTHERS’ REUNION ON THE BATTLEFIELD.  There was a strange meeting between two Llandovery brothers in France last week.  They were Privates W. Rhys Evans and Gwilym Evans, sons of Mr. Rees Evans, Forest House, Llandovery.  They had not seen each other for a long time, and met quite unexpectedly during a bayonet charge.”

Cambrai Daily Leader 22 February 1916: “Private Gwilym Evans of the Welsh Guards, son of Mr Rees Evans, Forest View is home on leave. Private Evans was wounded in France”……….Gwilym returned to his batt and  they spent the winter in the trenches around Bronfay Camp where he was killed in action

Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-Sur-Somme, France. 780. Private. Welsh Guards
Evans, J. Ceredig He lived at The Workhouse, Llandovery where he was the Master in Charge. Not applicaable Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser 19th November 1915 :-

“LLANDOVERY NOTES The Master of the Workhouse (Mr J.C. Evans) has been granted permission to join the Army by the Board of Guardians, and if he passes the medical examination, his duties will, in all probability, be temporarily taken up by the matron……….Brecon and Radnor 22 March 1917 : ” Among Llandoverians home on sick furlough last week were Pte David Roberts (Royal Engineers and Pte J. Ceredig Evans (Monmouths)”.

Not applicable Private.
Evans, John Son of Mr and Mrs Evans, Maesquarre, born 26th February 1891 Survived the War John joined up on the 28th March 1916 and received his training at Preston, Lancashire. During his training he qualified as a Shoeing Smith.   He was drafted to France 10th January 1918, as Gunner in the 330 Brigade of the 66th Division, and took part in the battles round Ypres, Somme, Kemmel hill, Armentieres and Labasque and escaped wounded.  He was transferred to the Reserves 14th January 1919. Not applicable Gunner. Royal Field Artillery
Evans, John John had lived at Tyllwydhir, Llanwrda.  He enlisted at Llandeilo. John was 28 when he was killed in action on the 21 April 1917 His Division landed on gallipoli Aug 15 and fought through the winter before being evacuated to Egypt.  They fought in the Palestinian Campain where John was killed at the Second Battle of Gaza Gaza War Cemetery, Israel 200343. Private. 14th Batt Welsh Regiment
Evans, John His parents were John and Harriet who lived at Llethyfagwyren, Llanwrda John was 26 when he was killed in action on the 25 Sep 1918 John was killed during the advance on the Hindenburg Line. Roisel Community  Cemetary France 45037
Evans, John Talley Born to John and Elizabeth of Halfway, Talley.  John had a brother called Thomas who also fell in the War.  John enlisted at Cardiff on the 8 December 1915. John was 23 when he was wounded and died on the 7 Nov 1916 His Battalion fought heavily through the Somme offensive and John was wounded and died the same day Buried near the dressing station but his grave was lost.  Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial France 29508. Lance Serg. Royal Welsh Fusiliers 2nd Batt joined 19 Brigade 33rd Division
Evans, Joshua Born 19th April 1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Evans, Brongar, Llansadwrn Survived the War Joshua joined up on the 3rd January 1917.  He was trained at Sniggery Camp, Liverpool and drafted to France 26th June 1917.  He was wounded on the 2nd September 1918 near Arras.  After Armistice was signed he was sent to Germany and returned home to be demobilised 22nd March 1919. Not applicable South Wales Borderers 2nd Batt
Evans, Katie Brynheulog, Llansadwrn. Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader  5 April 1919 : “Royal Red Cross : The Royal Red Cross (second class) has been awarded to Miss Katie Evans, sister, of Llandovery Hospital, Llandovery.”  This award is made to fully trained nurse who has shown exceptional devotion and competenence in the performance of nursing duties. Receipients are entitield to use the post nomial letters RRC Not applicable Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)
Evans, Malgwyn Vaughan Malgwyn lived at 66 Stone Street, Llandovery.  His father was Thomas Evans, and he had a brother called Thomas Henry. Malgwyn was 22 years old when he enlisted and his papers show that he was 5′ 8 1/2″ with a 39″ chest. He had worked as a Railway Fireman. Malgwyn survived the war. The Daily Leader December 20th 1915: “Llandovery Soldier Brothers : Lance-Corporal T.H. Evans 1/4 Welsh machine gun section, who has been many months out in the Dardanelles and lately shown courage and bravery.  He has been removed to hospital in Malta suffering from severe frost bite. His brother, Private, Maelgwyn Evans 1/4 Welsh who is now on sick furlough at Llandovery after his return from Malta, where he was in hospital laid up with enteric fever.  They are the sons of Mr and Mrs Thomas Evans, 66 Stone Street.  They sailed for the Dardanelles on the 16th July last Not applicable 198024. Private. 4th Welsh Royal Eng
Evans, Mary Olwen Mary was born in Llangadog 1896 to Isaac and Hannah who later moved to Ebbw Vale Mary died when she was  22 Yeras old, date unknown Mary was working as Assistant Cook when she became ill with influenza from which she died. Ebbw Vale Cemetery Assistant Cook. Queen Mary’s Auxiliary Corps
Evans, Morris Lived at Cwmdwr, Llanwrda with his parents Titus and Mary.  He had a twin (Evan). Morris married Agnes (nee Smith) in 1908 and they had 5 children all born in Llandovery area before moving to Seven Sisters.  Morris was 29 when he was killed in action on the   23 Oct 1914 His Batallion was sent to France, landing at Havre 13 Aug 1914.  After the retreat from Mons to the Aisne they were moved to Ypres were Morris was killed in the first battle of Ypres at Gheluveld. Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Belgium.  Grave Ref : XV1.B.2 8136.  Private. Welsh Regiment 2nd Batt
Evans, Noel Everard Studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Reverend Enoch Jones Evans and Mrs Voilet Everard Evans, Hindhead, Surrey.  Noel was studying at Jesus College Oxford when he enlisted in the Autumn of 1918. Noel had been mortally wounded and died when he was 19 on the  11 Nov 1918 Noel was wounded in action during the Battle of the Sambre in the final advance of the War.  He died from his wounds in a Military Hospital at Rouen. St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France 2nd Lieut. Royal Field Artillery
Evans, Penry Unknown Not applicaable Extract from a Letter from Penry to the Vicar Sept 10th 1915 ” “During a lull in the fighting, I am writing this letter in the trenches, in which we have been this last 16 days.  I can assure you that we have had a few hot days of fighting since we have landed, especially the second day we were here.  Our division was ordered to attack the enemy occupying a hill on our front. The advance was made under a most terrible fire of shot and shell.  How we managed to survive it God only knows, with his His great help we did, and we purshed the enemy right back.  Our section, that is the machine gun section, I am proud to say, did great work, upon which we were complimented by the General.” Not applicable Corporal Machine Gun Section
Evans, Ray Ray was unmarried at lived at The School House, Cilycwm Not applicable Her duties were Ward and Pantry Work at the Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.  This was part-time, unpaid work which she did from 1914 – 1917. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital Llandovery
Evans, Rees Rees lived at Pencnwc, Llansawel.  His parents were David and Mary. He worked as a Farm Labourer at Glanramell Park before enlising on the 11 Dec 1915. Rees was 20 when he was killed in action on the  21 Aug 1916 Rees fought at the  Battle of Delville Wood where he was killed. Lonsdale Cemetery, Authille, France 37488 Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached to 22 Brigade 7th Division
Evans, Rhys Trevor Studied at Llandovery College.  His Parents were Tom and Mary Ann Evans of Porthcawl Rhys was 21 when he was killed in action on the  1 Sep 1917 Rhys was killed in action in the area of Langemark, Belgium while his Battalion was constructing a tramline from Hell-Fire Corner to Menin Road under enemy shell-fire. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 2nd Lieut Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Evans, Thomas Lived at Halfway, Talley with his parents John and Elizabeth.  He had a brother, John Talley, who also fell. Thomas died aged 29 on the 28 April 1918 His Division was fighting the German Spring offensive 21 March ’18.  Thomas was wounded and taken prisoner.  He died of his wounds whilst a prisoner of war Roisel Communcal Cemetery Extension, France Gunner. Royal Field Artillery joining B Batt 330th Brig part of 66th (East Lancs) Div
Evans, Thomas Lived at Cwmryn, Talley.  His parents were Thomas and Jane.  Thomas married Margaret Hannah (nee Wilcox).Thomas enlisted at Neath. Thomas was 38 when he was wounded and then died on the  9 Jul 1916 At the Somme his Division helped capture the village of Mametz.  During the battle Thomas was wounded and brought back by rail to the Base hospital at Boulogne where he died. Boulogne Eastern Cemetary, France 17757. Lance. Corpl. 1st Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached to 22 Brigade 7th Division
Evans, Thomas Henry Thomas had lived at 66 Stone Street, Llandovery.  His father was Tom Evans and he had a brother Maelgwyn. Thomas had worked as a Postman. Not applicaable The Daily Leader December 20th 1915: “Llandovery Soldier Brothers : Lance-Corporal T.H. Evans 1/4 Welsh machine gun section, who has been many months out in the Dardanelles and lately shown courage and bravery.  He has been removed to hospital in Malta suffering from severe frost bite. His brother, Private, Maelgwyn Evans 1/4 Welsh who is now on sick furlough at Llandovery after his return from Malta, where he was in hospital laid up with enteric fever.  They are the sons of Mr and Mrs Thomas Evans, 66 Stone Street.  They sailed for the Dardanelles on the 16th July last.” Not applicable Lance Corporal 4th Welsh (machine gun corps)
Evans, W. Rhys Had lived at 45 Stone Street, Llandovery, and worked as a Clerk at the National Provincial Bank.He had two brothers, Gwilym and Daniel. Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader 18 October 1915

BROTHERS’ REUNION ON THE BATTLEFIELD.  There was a strange meeting between two Llandovery brothers in France last week.  They were Privates W. Rhys Evans and Gwilym Evans, sons of Mr. Rees Evans, Forest House, Llandovery.  They had not seen each other for a long time, and met quite unexpectedly during a bayonet charge

Not applicable Unknown
Evans, William Born Pencraig, Talley. Moved to Newtown with his wife Nellie.  He had a child called Kathleen. William enlisted in Newtown on the 22 Augut 1914. William was 27 when he was killed in action on the  26 Mar 1917 His Division fought at Gallipoli then headed to Egypt in ’16.  In March ’17 his Division headed for Palestine and during the First Battle of Gaza William was KIA Jerusalem Memorial, Isreal. 290285.  Corporal. 7th Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers attached to 158 Brigade 53rd Welsh
Evans, William Edward Lived at Ty Ann Arthur, Talley.  His parents were Dafydd and Jane Hancock Evans.  Willliam worked for the Great Western Railway before enlisting at Ammanford William was 36 when he was killed in action on the 10 Oct 1916 France ’16 his Batt were attached to 124 Brigade 41st Division.  They moved to the Somme and took part in the Battle of Flers and the fighting around Courcelette where Williamwas killed. Thiepval Memorial, France 19570.  Private. 28th Batt Royal Fusiliers (known as the Bankers Batt)
Feilden, Oswald Henry Had studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Col. Robert and Emily Jane Feilden, Spilsby, Lincolnshire.  Oswald was in the Army prior to the War. Oswalds age is unknown when he died from wounds on the 29 Sep 1917 After training around Flanders September 1917, his Battalion moved to St. Jean near Ypres for a major planned attack.  On 26th September 1917 they attacked Hill 37, taking all its objectives.  Oswald was severly wounded and later died of these wounds at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station, Proven, Belgium Buried at Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Proven, Belgium. Captain and Adjutant
Forster, Eric Murrary Eric studied at Llandovery College.  He was the Son of James Young Forster, J.P. of Sutton. Before the war Eric was working as a Farmer in Rhodesia. On the 3 May 1917, age 21, Eric was killed in action Served from January 1917 until he was killed in action in France Buried at Athies Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais. 2nd Liet. Royal Flying Corps
Francis, Gilbert Bryan Gilbert had studied at Llandovery College.  He was the Son of The Rev. David Francis of Llandygwdd Vicarage, Llechryd.  Gilbert had emigrated to New Zealand where he worked as a Farmer. Gilbert was 28 when he died on  13 Nov 1915 Having signed up in New ealand in 1914, Gilbert was posted to the Dardanelles in June 1915.  By August 1915 he had joined the 17th Bn Wellingtons on Gallipoli.  On 3rd September 1915 Gilbert was struck down with fever.  He later embarked for Malta on the Hospital Ship ‘Neuralia”, and died from Enteric Fever at St. George’s Hospital, Malta. Buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Private. 17th Infantry New Zealand Forces
Freeman, A.B.C Llwynhowell, Llandovery Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Frost, D.H. Son of Mr and Mrs Wm Frost, High Street Llandovery. Had brothers, Ivor and Frank Not applicaable Aman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News 25 October 1917 : “Priv. D.H Frost, son of Mr and Mrs Wm. Frost, High Street, Llandovery has been wounded and is in hospital in France.  A younger brother, Gunner Ivor Frost, was killed early in the war”. Not applicable Unknown
Frost, Frank Frank had lived at 41 High St Llandovery.  His parents were William and Mary and he had a brother called Ivor, and another we know as just D.H. Frost He worked as a Groundsman before he signed up in Cardiff when he  was 25 years old. 5′ 6″, weighed 132 lbs, Chest 36″. Had a tattoo of a horses head on his right forearm Not applicaable Amman Valley Chronicle

27th January 1916

LLANDOVERY : Priv. Tommy Manning, who has been fighting in the Dardanelles, where he lost a finger and also suffered from frostbitten feet, has just returned to his home at Llandovery on sick furlough.  Other Llandovery boys now on furlough are Lance-Corpl. Conway Williams, A.S.R., son of the late ex-Sergt. Williams, White Hall Hotel; Gunner Ivor Frost, Priv. Frank Frost, 2/4th Welsh (brother of the last named); Q.M.S Edward Evans, and Priv. Willie Tom Morgan, 2/4th Welsh

Not applicable 46530. Private. 4th Welsh
Frost, Ivor Ivor had lived at 41 High Street, Llandovery.  His parents were William and Mary and he had a brother called Frank, and one we know of as D.H. Frost. Ivor enlisted in Llandovery. Ivor was 22 when he died from his wounds on the  died 12 Aug 1916 27th January 1916 Aman Valley Cronicle

LLANDOVERY :  Other Llandovery boys now on furlough are Lance-Corpl. Coway Williams, A.S.R., son of the late ex-Sergt. Williams, White Hall Hotel; Gunner Ivor Frost, Priv. Frank Frost, 2/4th Welsh (brother of the last named); Q.M.S Edward Evans, and Priv. Willie Tom Morgan, 2/4th Welsh…. ..

His Division were on the Somme, fighting during the Battle of Delville Wood where he was wounded.  He was taken to the Casualty Clearing Sation at Corbie where he died of his  wounds. ……… In the Parish Magazine August 1916 : “Roll of Honour.  It is with deep regret that we add the following names to the list of those who have fallen in action : Evan James, W. Hendy, Ivor Frost.  We sincerely sympathise with the parents and relatives of the above.  They have died that Great Britain and all it stands for may live.”

La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie France 229634.  Private. Machine Gun Corps
Garrity, Thomas Edward Douglas Thomas lived in Llandovery, which is where he enlisted. He was originally from Pimilico London and his father was Bernard Garrity of Pimlico London Thomas was just 17 Years old when he was killedl in action In March 1915 his Division took part in the Battle of Aubers and Thomas was killed in action there. Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg ‘Avoue, France. 18950.  Private. Welsh Regiment
Garritz, T Unknown Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Gay, Frederick Frederick had lived at Holloway Middlesex.  Prior to the war he lived and worked at at Brynderw  Llandovery. Age unknown died 31 July 1917 The Cambria Daily Leader 27th June 1916: “Private Gay, who played his part in Gallipoli, has been spending a short furlough with Mrs and Mrs Griffiths, Brynderw, in whose employ he was prior to the mobilisation of 1914″… His Batt landed in France during December 1915 spending the winter in the trenches near Armentieres.  By July 1916 his Division had capatured Mametz Wood where they suffered terrible losses.  They were taken out of the line and moved to Ypres to rebuild.  In July 1917 the Battle of theThird Ypres was launched.  Messines Ridge had been taken and they were working on an assault Pickem Ridge where Frederick was killed. Cement House Cemetery, Belgium 201017. Private. 4th Welsh
Gibbons, Gertrude Brynteg, Llansadwrn Not applicable Gertrude worked from 1915 – 1918 as a Pantry and Ward Worker.  This was part time work and unpaid. Not applicable VAD. BRCS Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery
Gibson, Tom Tom had lived at Bancylan, Llansadwrn.  He enlisted in November 1914. Not applicable Tom volunteered November 1914.  He joined the Pembroke Yeomanry and was transferred to the Royal Irish Rifles and served in Salonika. Tom was seriously wounded and Invalided home in 1917 Not applicable Private. Royal Irish Rifles
Giles, H Unknown Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Goodwin, H Lived at Tyncoed, Llandovery Not applicaable Unknown Not applicable Unknown
Gothard, T.W Unknown Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Gough, Henry Percy Bright Henry had studied Llandovery College,  His parents were Frederick George Gough and Sarah Ann Gough, Llanelli.  Henry had married Martha Reed Gough (nee Fullerton) and had 2 children. Prior to enlisting in 1915, Henry was Science Master at Oakham Grammer School. Henry was 38 when he was mortally wounded. The actual date of of his death is unknown Henry was awarded the Military Cross for his work south of La Vacquerie in May.  During Autumn 1917 Henry’s Battalion attempted to capture the stronghold of Bourlon Wood.  Henry found himself in command and was awarded a Bar to his M.C.  In Spring 1918 during the German Advance towards Bailleul  he was sent to command the East Surrey Regiment who were defending a trench system running through Strazeell.  Henry was severely wounded and died at a Casualty Clearing Station Buried at Arneke British Cemetery France Temp. Major. 17th Bn (Bantams) Welsh Regiment
Green, George Owen George had studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were James George Green, M.I.C.E. and Mrs Green , Aberystwyth. George was a Mining Engineer and held appointmnets in Canada, Russia & South America. George had married  but his wife had  died in childbirth He enlisted in 1914. George was 36 when he was killed In August 1915 George was on a tour with his Battalion in trenches near Laaventie and was killed by a sniper while in charge of a working party digging reserve trenches there. Buried at Rye de Bacquerot, Laventie. Captain. Welsh Regiment
Griffith, William Key Studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Mr & Mrs W.J. Griffith, Port Talbot.  Prior to enlsting in 1915 William worked in Buenos Aires in a commercial capacity William was 24 when he was killed on the  26 Sep 1917 Served in France and was invalided home due to Trench Fever.  When recovered, he returned to the front and was killed during the Battle of Passchendaele Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium 2nd Lieut. London Regiment
Griffiths, Batchie Batchie was the daughter of Mr T & Mrs Elizabeth Griffiths, North Western Hotel, Llandovery.   She had brothers, Johnny amd Willie who also served. Not applicable Batchie worked at the Military Camp Catterick Yorks.  Her Rank was G.S VAD (Clerk) and this was paid employment. She worked there from January 1918 – Feb 1919. GS. VAD (Clerk)
Griffiths, David Goronwy (known as Dewi) Batchie was the daughter  of Mr T & Mrs Elizabeth Griffiths, North Western Hotel Llandvoery.  She had brothers Johnny and Willy who served in the War. David survived the Survived the War Dewi joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was sent to Ireland n/a Royal Army Medical Corps
Griffiths, David Isaac David had lived at Lircoed, Myddfai .His parents were Catherine and David (Butcher) Griffiths of Goleugoed Llangadog. David had 2 brothers, Willie and John that we know about. David was working as a Bank Clerk at the L & P Bank, Aberdare before joining up in March 1916. David was 25 when he was killed on the 10 Apr 1917 News reached Aberdare on Saturday that Corporal David Isaac Griffiths had been killed on the Western Front.  On Good Friday 6 April 1917 David wrote his last letter to his cousin Batchie Griffiths.  He told her that he was living a sort of prehistoric dwelling (presumably referring to the tunnels used in preparation for the Battle of the Scarpe), and that he would be able to tell her all about it one day.  The letter was postmarked on 9 April (Easter Monday) and he was killed the following Day. Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France and commemorated at Myddfai 46134. Corporal. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Griffiths, Katherine London House, Llansadwrn.  Her brother was Sergeant Thomas Rees Griffiths. Not applicable Her duties were Ward and Pantry Work.  This was part time work and was unpaid.  Some time between 1914 and 1917 she married and became Mrs Fitz-Jones. Not applicable VAD BRCS Red Cross Hospital Llandovery.
Griffiths, Levi Pugh Levi had lived at Tynllethan, Cwmtwrch, Caio.  His parents were Thomas and Elenor.  He enlisted at Ammanford. 26 Years old, killed on the d 17 Aug 1915 His Division were posted to Gallipoli at Sulva Bay where Levi was killed in action. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Royal Army Medical Corps, 32nd Field Ambulance
Griffiths, Nicholas Nicholas had studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were David and Sarah Griffiths from Barry, and he was 1 of 7 brothers who all served in the war.  Nicholas was a Theological Student at St. Micheals Theological College Cardiff before enlisting in 1914. Nicholas was 25 when he was killed on the  10 or 11 July 1916 Nicholas was gassed at the Battle of Loos and invalided home.  In February 1916 he returned Neuville St Vaast.  In June 1916 his Battalion were ordered to Aveluy Wood to prepare the ground for the July Offensive on the Somme.  Nicholas and 11 of his men were killed by enemy shell-fire while digging assembly trenches. Buried at Bapaume Post Cemetery, France. Unknown
Griffiths, Thomas Rees Thomas (who was born on the 11 January 1893), lived at London House, Llansadwrn Thomas survived the War Thomas had joined the Pembroke Yeomanry in 1911 and was called up at the start of the war.  He was trained at Hereford and the East Coast………..  Carmarthen Journal December 17, 1915 : “The many friends of Mr. T.R. Griffiths will be glad to hear that he has been promoted to the rank of sergeant in the C Squadron of the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry.  Sergt. Griffths is a highly respected young man, and is to be heartily congratulated upon his well-deserved promotion.  He is the only son of Mr and Mrs Griffiths, London house Llansadwrn, whose daughter, Miss K. Griffiths, also is busily assisting in nursing the wounded at the Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery”……Thomas was seriously wounded in the battle of Sheria, Palestine on the 6th November 1917.  In April 1918 he was sent to France, where he was gassed.  After months of treatment in hospital he was discharged on the 1st February 1919. Not applicable Sergeant. Pembroke Yeomanry
Griffiths, Tom Griffith Tom lived at Cwmdu Inn, and had brothers David Goronwy (known as Dewi) and William Caradog.  He joined the war effort in 1916. Tom survived the War Tom was stationed in Egypt and Italy. Not applicable Gunner. Royal Field Artillery
Griffiths, William Caradog William lived at Cwmdu Inn, he had 2 brothers David Gronowy (Dewi) and Tom Griffith. William had  joined the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry in his teens and was called up at the beginning of the War William survived the War William was stationed in Carmarthen, Hereford, Norfolk, Dorchester and Suffolk.  He was expected to go the France but was released from service in April 1918 after an appearance before the medical board. Not applicable Unknown
Griffiths, Willie Willie had lived at the North Western Llandovery.  Son of Mr T & Mrs Elizabeth Griffiths, N.Western.  He had a brother, Johnny, who also served. Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader 10 July 1916 : “Mr. Willie Griffiths, son of Mr and Mrs T. Griffiths, North Western Hotel who has been on active service and taken part in different engagemens has been wounded and is now home on sick leave” Not applicable Unknown
Gwynne-Vaughan, Kenneth Duncan Kenneth had lived at Cefn, Llandovery.  He was the son of Arthur Septimus Gwynne-Vaughan M.F.H. of Cefn Llandovery and Mrs Gwynne-Vaughan-Smith, 4 Harrington Gardens London. Kenneth was killed in action in 1916. South Wales Weekly Post :16 September 1916 “Llandovery Officer Killed.  The death was announced of 2nd Lieutenant Kenneth Duncan Gwynne-Vaughan, of the Royal Fusiliers and the Machine Gun Corps.  He was Killed in action.  Lieut Gwynne-Vaughan was the younger son of the late Arthur Septimus Gwynne-Vaughan M.F.H. of Cefn Llandovery and Mrs Gwynne-Vaughan-Smith, 4 Harrington gardens London.” Unknown Lieut.Royal Fusiliers and  Macineh Gun Corps
Hall, Katie Plough Inn, Llangadock.  Katie was single. Not applicable Her duties were Kitchen helper – House and Ward Work.  Katie worked part time and this work was unpaid. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Handley, Annie Annie had lived at Rose Cottage, New Road, Llandovery. Her father was Mr. T. Handley and she had a brother called Victor who served and was serverely wounded, dying from his wounds in 1932. Survived the War Amman Valley Chronicle, January 11 1917 : “Saved from the Britannic – Nurse Handley, daughter of Mr Thomas Handley, Llandovery who was a Red Cross nurse on board the Britannic when that vessel was torpedoed, was made the recipient of a presentation by members of the Christian Endeavour Society at a meeting held at the Williams Pantycelyn Memorial Vestry. The chairman, Rev. D.J. Henry B.A. said the people of Llandovery were very glad Miss Handley had returned home safely after her terrible experience on board the Britannic.  Nurse Handley modestly replied she did not think she had performed any heroic act.  As soon as the ship was struck by torpedoes the the officers were so calm that all the nurses, and in fact all on board, were able to get into boats”. Not applicable Red Cross Nurse
Handley, Victor Had lived at Rose Cottage, New Rd, Llandovery  His father was Mr. T. Handley and he had a sister called Annie who served as a Red Cross Nurse. Victor died aged 25  in 1923 due to injuries received during the War Brecon & Rador 27-7-16. “Pte Handley, 19th Prioneer Welsh Regiment, has been wounded in France of a seirous nature.” …. Victor was severely wounded and he never never fully recovered.  It was said that he passed peacefully away March 4th 1923 Buried in Llandingat Church with his parents Private. 2nd London Welsh
Harries, Benjamin Benjamin had lived at Castell, Caio.  His parents were John and Mary. Prior to enlisting at Marylebone, Benjamin had worked for the Civil Service. Benjamin was 32 when he was killed in action on the 6 May 1917 Benjamin spent the winter on the Somme following the Germans to the Hindenburg Line in March ’17 before fighting in the Battle of Arras were he was killed during the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe Tank Cemetery, Guemappe, France 473290. Rifleman. London Regiment
Harries, David George David had studied at Llandovery College, David was working as a Farmer in Canada prior to enlisting in 1914 at Saskatchewan. David was 34 when he died 17 Jan 1915 He enlisted into  the Saskatchewan Light Horse at Winnipeg, but died of disease on 17 January 1915 Buried in the Winnipet (Brookside Cemetery) Manitoba, Canada 203. Private. Canadian Infantry
Harries, Rees Rees lived at Gurrey Cottage, Llangadog.  His parents were Rees and Anne. Rees enlisted at Cardiff. Rees was 28 when he died from his wounds on the 26 Nov 1917 Amman Valley Chronicle January 17 1918 : “Another Llangadock soldier has fallen in the service of his country.  Priv. Rees Harris M.G.C., son of Mr and Mrs R. Harris Gurrey Cottage was found by his brigadier-general on the battlefield and he did all he could for the soldier until further assistance arrived.  Priv. Harris was 28 years of age and his only brother is also in the Army.” ………. Rees was  fighting at the Battle of Cambrai when he was wounded died shortly after. Buried at Favreuil British Cemetery Frane and commemorated on the Gosen Chapel memorial Private. Machine Gun Corps 9th Division
Harrison, Arthur Castle Hotel, Llandovery. Not applicaable Herald of Wales 5 June 1915

“Llandovery is doing remarkably well in the way of recruiting.  Amongst those who have enlisted during the week are : Thomas David Morgan, son of Mr. Ben Morgan, The Welsh Smithfield, and Cecil Clifford, Army Service Corps, and Arthur Harrison, who was, up to the time he enlisted, in the service of  Mrs Williams, Castle Hotel.  The latter is with the Veterinary Corps attached to the A.S.C” (Army Service Corps)

Not applicable Veterinary Corps attached to the Army Service Corps.
Hendy, William John William lived at Ystrad Cottage, Llandovery. His parents were Henry John and Lydia. His father Henry was a gardener at Ystrad Hall and William worked there with him before enlisting in Llandovery. William was 21 when he was killed in action Herald of Wales 23 7 15. “In France a trio of Llandoverians are in hospital – Privates D.J. Williams, W. Hendy, and Ll Thomas, all members of the King’s Royal Rifles.  We hope they will soon be convalescent.” and later …. “Roll of Honour.  It is with deep regret that we add the following names to the list of those who have fallen in action : Evan, James, W. Hendy, Ivor Frost.  We sincerely sympathise with the parents and relatives of the above.  They have died that Great Britain and all it stands for may live.” Serre Road Cemetery, No 2, France R/9436 Rifleman. 1st Batt King’s Royal Rifles
Henson, Edward Edward (born 28 March 1899 at Wandsowrth London ) had worked  for Mr Lewis  Brownhill Farm, Llansadwrn. Survived the War Edward joined up on the 11th January 1917.  He was trained at Devonport Barracks, promoted from Second Class to First Class Stocker and then shipped from Devonport to Scapa on the 26th March 1917.  He helped to bring the German Fleet to that port after its surrender. Not applicable Stoker, 2nd Class, Royal Navy
Hilliard, David Rees Lived at Gwglfa, New Road, Llandovery.   He worked as a General Manager and Book Keeper. n/a Unknown n/a 335868
Hopkin, Emlyn His parents were Mr and Mrs David Hopkin of Penyrock Llandovery Not applicaable “Lieutenant (acting Captain) Emlyn Hopkin, of the Royal Field Artillery, has been admitted to a base hospital at Salonika suffering from malaria.  Lieut. Hopkin has been on active service since the early spring of 1915, and was at the landing and evacuation of Gallipoli, whence his brigade proceeded to the aid of the Serbians in their great retreat.  He has seen 2 and a half years’ service.  His parents Mr and Mrs David Hopkin, reside at Penyrock, Llandovery. Not applicable Lieutenant (acting Captain) Royal Field Artillery
Hopkins, John Gordon John was born in Llandovery and had moved to London. His parents were  David and Mary Anne. John’s father David died 1888 and family split up and moved away – all residing at different locations by 1891. John worked as a General Manager and Book keeper prior to  enlisting in Llandeilo when he was 36 years old .  His papers show he was a single man when he enlisted. John was 37 Years old when he was killed in action on the  22 Oct 1914 His Division saw their first action at Mons in August 1914 and fought in the retreat South to the Aisne.  They moved to La Bassee and then Messines where they fought at Fort Typres.  John was killed at Messines where they fought at First Ypres. Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg L’Avoue, France 8247.  Private. East Surrey Regiment
Howells, John Francis John had studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Dr and Mrs John Howells of Swansea.  John married Dora Gwendoline (nee Miles) in Cardiff August 1918;  three months later he was dead. John was 26 when he died on the 5 Nov 1918 Joined the Royal Navy as a Temporary Surgeon in 1917. Served in the North Sea  and the Mediterranean. on HM Sloop ‘Crocus” Also served at the Royal Naval Hospital, Chatam before going to France with the 19th Field Ambulance.  He died of pneumonia in France. Buried at Awoingt British Cemetery, France. Surgeon Lieut. Royal Navy and Army Medical Corps
Hughes, David  Victoria Street (Croft Cottages).  David enlisted in 1914. Age unknown died in 1916 “Herald of Wales 20 May 1916 Amongst the wounded in a recent casualty list appears the name of Corporal Dd. Hughes, R.W.F., son of Mrs Hughes, Victoria-street, Llandovery, who joined the colours shortly after the outbreak of hostilities Rcorporal.  Royal Welsh Fusiliers.
Hughes, Hubert Darrell Hubert studied at Llandovery College. His father was Rev. W.R. Hughes Llandudno (chaplain to the Forces at Conway Camp).  Hubert enlisted in 1914 whilst he was still studying. Hubert was 19 when he was killed on the 14 Jan 1917 Passed out from R.M.A. Sandhurst only 17 years old with Distinction. In 1916 he was posted to Mesopotamia. He was killed during the Battle of Kut when an attempt was being made to clear the Khudeira Bend. Commemorated on the Basra memorial, Iraq. 2nd. Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Hughes, James Blue Bell, High Street, Llandovery Not applicable Unknown Not applicable Unknown
Hughes, Lott His family were Fruiterers and lived at  The Vaults Stone Street Llandovery.  He had a brother called Ralph. Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader 20 October 1915: “Another Llandovery boy, who was with the 4th Welsh in the Dardanelles and wounded on the bursting of a shell, was Corporal Lott Hughes, son of Mrs Hughes Fruiterer, The Vaults.  He returned home from hospital on sick furlough on Tuesday, and received a warm welcome from his friends.” Not applicable Corporal. 4th Welsh
Hughes, Ralph His family were Fruiterers and lived at  The Vaults Stone Street Llandovery.  He had a brother called Lott Not applicaable Cambria Leader June 22 1916: “Stoker T. Black, of the Navy, is among the men who deserve well of their country.  He is a son-in-law of Mrs Hughes, The Vaults, Llandovery.  He has been on short leave to see his wife and family.  During the past 18 months he has been afloat, and has undergone some thrilling eperiences. Stoker Black is a brother-in-law of Pte Ralph Hughes, who is now in hospital in England recovering from wounds.” Not applicable Trooper. 7th Hussars
Humphreys, Frank Ungoed Frank studied at Llandovery College.  His father was J.R. Humphreys, Llwyn Hall, Llwynhendy. He had 2 brothers, William Leslie and Trefor Ungoed Frank was 19 when he was killed in action on the 30 July 1918 His division was sent to reinforce the line during the second battle of the Marn in May 1918.  Frank was killed during the re-taking of the village of Marfaux about 11 miles from Rheims Buried at Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne. Liety. Corporal. Gordon Highlanders (Highland Division). (Frank was born at Berwick Scotland.)
Humphreys, Harry Harry had ad lived in Ashfield Row Llangadog.(Born 14th Jan 1883)  He had worked as a gardener at Danyrallt Park Harry survived the War Harry enlisted 12th January 1915, joining the R.A.M.C.  During training he was stationed at Porthcawl, Criccieth, Prestatyn and Winchester.  He was sent to France on the 4th December 1915 and was present at the battles of the Somme and Ypres.  On the 10th May at Albert he was wounded and discharged on June 19th 1919. Not applicable Private. Royal Army Medical Corps.
Humphries Llwynybrain.  He was married with children. Not applicaable Noted in Departures in Parish Magazine :  “The departure of Mr Williams and Mr. Humphreys Llwynybrain, leaves gaps in our ranks.  Mr. Humphreys was an efficient member of our choir, and a very enthusiastic helper in all our Socials and Entertainments”. Not applicable Unknown
Humphries, John Alan John had studied at Llandovery College. His father was Lt. Colonel C.E. Humphreys, RAMC, JP. 19 Years when he was killed in action on 31 Aug 1917 John enlisted in 1916 straight fron College. Buried at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery , Belgium 2nd. Lieut. Royal Field Artillery
Humphries, J Llandovery District Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader 5th Feb 1919: “Welcome Home. At the Public Hall Llandovery on Monday evening, the Major. M. DI Jones, presiding, the following soldiers back from the front, were presented with cheques by the Reception Committee, the gifts being handed over by Mrs F.W. Lewis, Mile End:-Serg W.H. Powis, Trooper J. Humphries, Yeomanry; A.S.C.; Wheeler D.A. Jones, A.S.C,: Pte D. Thomas A.V.C. Not applicable Trooper, Yeomanry
Hunt Orchard Street, Llandovery Not applicaable The Herald January 4th 1919: “”On Monday evening the Mayor of Llandovery (Mr. DI Jones, presided ovr a largely attended meeting at the Public Hall, when presetations were made to Ptes, Cyril Edwards, son of Mr. W.Edwards (formerly Gas Cottage), Hunt, Orchard-street and Fred Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, a returned prisoner of war.” Not applicable Private
Hunter, Clare Clare had lived at Abermarlais Park, .Her parents were H.C.V. Hunter & Hon Mrs Hunter.  She had a brother, Thomas Vicars, who fell and Henry John who survived Not applicaable Clare worked at the Red Cross Hospital Llandovery, and also at Dolygarreg.  She spent 3 months training in Middlesex Hospital, London and her duties were Ward and Surgery work, and Ass. Nurse.  This work was unpaid. Not applicable VAD. BRCS Red Cross
Hunter, Henry John Francis Henry had lived at Abermarlais Park, Llansadwrn.  His parents were H.C.V. Hunter & Hon Mrs Hunter.  He had a brother, Thomas Vicars, who fell. Survived the War He went out to France with the 7th Batt in 1915.  Henry was invalided home and seconded for service with the R.F.C in 1916.  He served in France with the R.F.C until the end of the war, being made Sqadron Commander in 1917.  Was twice metioned in despatches and given the Military Cross. Not applicable Squadron Commander. Military Cross
Hunter, Louise (the Hon’ble Abermarlais Park. She ws married to H.C.V. Hunter. Not applicable Her duties were some Massage, Ward and Surgery work at Llandovery and Dolygarreg Red Cross Hospital.  This was unpaid work. Not Vice President and Lady Super Red Cross.  Hnours : ARRC
Hunter, Thomas Vicars Abermarlais Park, Llansadwrn. His parents were H.C.V. Hunter & Hon Mrs Hunter and his brother Henry John Francis who  survived the War. Killed  on the 5 Dec 1917 Son of H.C.V. Hunter and the Hon Mrs Hunter of Abermarlais Park, was born in Lodon 2nd April 1897.  He went to the Royal Military College from Eton in September 1914, and was gazetted 2nd Lieut. in Rifle Brigade, 5th Batt in December 1914.  He broke his leg badly, and after a series of operations, and a year in hospitals, it was amputated.  He then worked for some time in the Intelligence Department at the War Office.  In the autumn of 1916 he rejoined the Rifle Brigade, and early in 1917, he joined the R.F.C and went out to France in June 1917, to a fighting squadron flying scout machine.  He was made Flight Commander three months after joining the R.F.C.  In November 1917, his squadron was sent to Italy, and he was killed there on December 5th, when in action in the air.  In air fights he caused several German Machines to crash and sent down others out of control.  He was gazetetd Captain in Rifle Brigade in December 1917. Carmignano di Brenta Communal Cemetery Captain. Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) No 66 Sq RFC
Hyatt, W.E. Rhandirmwyn Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, W.E. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Jackson, Jack Crown Mill Not applicaable South Wales Weekly Post 11 September 1915 ” Llandovery Lad Wounded :  Private Jack Jackson Crown Mill” Not applicable Unknown
James ( ? ) Had lived at Maesgwandde Farm, Llandovery. His Father in law was Councillor DI Jones Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader. 16 Nov 1916. ” The funeral of an old and respected inhabitant in the person of Mrs James Maesgwandde Farm took place on Wednesday.  Amongst the mourners was deceased son, Private James, son in law of Councillor DI Jones.” Not applicable Private.
James, Blodwen Frondeg, Llangadock.  Blodwen was unmarried. Not applicable Blodwen worked in the Ward and Pantry.  She was there from 1914 – 1919.  This was part time work for which she received no pay.  She was ‘Mentioned’ for an Honours Award. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
James, David Thomas David had lived in the High Street Llandovery.  His parents were Jabez Price and Jane (nee Prytherch). Jabez was a Taylor. The family moved to 17 Commercial Street, Cardiff when David’s mother died in 1904. David fought in the Boer War and remained in the Army as a reservist. David was 38 when he was killed in action on the 19 May 1916 At the outbreak of the Great War David was recalled.David was posted to France in 1916 and had not been long at Loos when he was Killed in action. Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, France 4804. Sergeant. South Wales Borderers
James, Evan Evan had lived in Castle Square Llandovery, His parents were William and Elizabeth.  He moved to Ferry Road, Grange, Cardiff where he lived with James Maundrell.  Evan worked at the Penarth Cement Works. Evan was 41 when he was killed in action on the  16 July 1916 From New Jottings: “News has been received that Priv. Evan James of the Welsh Regiment who left for France with the First Expeditioary Force, and went through all the big engagements, was killed in action on the 16th July.  Deceased was a son of the late Mr. Wm. James of Castle Street Llandovery, and a brother of Mr. James James of the Anglo-American Oil Co.,Llangadock and of Mrs J. Johnson, Bristol House, Llandovery.  He served throughout the South Aftrican War where he had many hairbreadth escapes.  On one occasion he had a Basuto pony he was riding shot under him.  He visited Llandovery on short leave from the trenches last Christmas.  He even then appeard to have a premonition of his coming end.  Speaking to a friend the night before he left he remarked, Have a good look at my face now old man, for you will never see me again.” ……. In 1916  his batt  fought on the Somme where Evan was killed  during the Battle of Bazentin Ridge. ……..In the Parish Magazine August 1916 : “Roll of Honour.  It is with deep regret that we add the following names to the list of those who have fallen in action : Evan James, W. Hendy, Ivor Frost.  We sincerely sympathies with the parents and relatives of the above.  They have died that Great Britain and all it stands for may live.” Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France. 11752.  Private. Welsh Regiment
James, James James was the son of Mr. David James, Castle Street Llandovery.  Prior to the war he had been a Post Office employee. Not applicaable Brecon and Radnor Express January 27th 1916 “Llandovery Furlough – Men home on short furlough this week were Pte. E.B.Nicholl (Sportsman Batt), Pte. J. James (Army Service Corp) and Quartermaster-Sergeant Edgar Evans  2/4th Welsh” Not applicable Corporal.
James, W.J Lived in Victoria Street, Llandovery.  He had worked as a Registrar of Births, deaths etc Not applicaable Amman Valley Chronical and East Carmarthen news 17 January 1918 : ” Last Friday morning, the death took place of Master Shirley James, son of Priv. and Mrs WJ. James Victoria Street.  The sad event occurred when the father was home on leave from the Front. The funeral took place at Llandingat Church on Monday afternoon” …….”Carmarthen journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser 23 Aug 1918 ” “Information has just reached the borough that Prviate W.J. James of the Welsh Guards, had been wounded in the head. Pte James was a clerk in the employ of Mr. D.T.M. Jones, solicitor, and also acted as a registrar of births, deaths and marriages.” Not applicable Unknown
Jeffreys, G.M Had lived at Audley House, Llandovery.  He was the son of Mr & Mrs Jeffreys Not applicaable Unknown Not applicable Corporal.
Jenkins, David Joans Capenhurst David had studied at Llandovery College before emigrating to Canada to farm. He joined the Canadian Contingent at Regina Saskatchewan in 1914.  He had 2 brothers, L/Cpl Morgan Jones and 2nd Lt Richard Jenkins who were also killed David was 22 when he was killed in action on the  8 or 9 April 1916 In early 1915 David went to France with the 1st Canadian Contingent.  For some time he was a despatch runner and was described by one of his officers as of the most fearless, painstaking and cool man I have ever had under my command. His Contingent  took over the area from St. Eloi to the north of Hooge in early April 1916.  They were in constant action in an area cratered by mines and deep mud.  It was here that David was killed Buried at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium. There is a set of stained glass windows inside the 3 brothers late father’s church in Llantwit Fardre dedicated to their memory. 12863.  Sergeant. Originally a Trooper in the Light Horse before transferring to the Saskatchewan Regiment, Canadian Infantry.
Jenkins, Ernest Stanley Ernest had studied at Llandovery College Ernest was 28 when he was killed on action on the  24 Nov 1917 April 1917 Ernest left for France and was soon hospitalized with Trench Fever.  He returned to the line fighting for Bourlon Wood during November 1917.  His Division relieved another at Bourlon 22/23 November and were ordered to clear the Wood.  There was heavy enemy shelling and  Ernest was one of 6 Officers killed there. Buried at Anneux British Cemetery France 2nd Lieut. Welsh Regiment
Jenkins, John Ernest John had studied at Llandovery College.  He was the only son of Councillor John and Mrs E Jenkins.  John worked at his family’s  Brick and Tile manufacturing business based in Merthyr Tydfil.  He was married with one child. He enlisted at the outbreak of war. John was 40 when he was mortally wounded, passing away on the 25 Nov 1917 When war was declared John recruited 250 local men into a Local Defence Force and volunteered for Overseas Service.  His company was attached to the Welsh Regiment at Port Talbot for a year.  In June 1916 he left for France.  April 1917 the Battalion was at Gouzecourt, Vacquerie and Gonnelieu for 6 months with no relief.  November 1917 the Battalion was sent to Bourlon Wood, taking part in Battle of Cambria.  In two days the 40th Division lost 172 officers and more than 4,000 men.  John was wounded in the chest and died from his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station. Bured at Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France Captain. 12 Batt South Wales Borderes, 40th Division
Jenkins, Joseph Cyril Wynne Joseph had lived at Pendennis, Llandovery.  He was the son of Rev Jospeth and Mary Jenkins, Joseph enlisted at Tunbridge Wells. Jospeph was 20 when he died on the 9 April 1918 Joseph was wounded at the German Spring Offensive of 1918 and subsequently died of his wounds………. Cambria Daily Leader 23 April 1918: .”A memorial service, which was attended by representatives all all denominations, was held at the Tabernacle Calvinistic Methodist Church Llandovery, of which the Rev. Joseph Jenkins is pastor, on Sunday evening to Pte. J.C.W. Jenkins, who died on the 9th April from gunshot wounds.  The officiating minister was the Rev. Thomas Hughes (Festiniog).” Etaples Military Cemetery, France Private. The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment)
Jenkins, Sarah Pime Cottage, Llandovery. Sarah was unmarried. Not applicable Sarah worked in the Ward and Pantry.  She was there from 1914 – 1919.  This was part time work for which she received no pay. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Jennings, Goldbourne Hayward Goldbourne had studied at Llandovery College. He was the son of Rev Richard Jennings and Mrs Louisa Trevett Jennings of Ruthin.  Goldbourne joined up in 1915. Goldbourne was 19 when he was killed in action on the 18 April 1916 July 1916 he was in Franvailliers, France, marching to Carnoy to take part in the attack on Bazentin Ridge on the Somme.  He was wounded during attacks on Lonely, French and Talus-Bois Trenches and subsequently killed on 18th August 1916 Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme 2nd Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Jitus, Alicia The Vicarage, Llangadock. Alicia was married. Not applicable Alicia worked as a Cook.  She was there from 1914 – 1919.  This was part time work for which she received no pay.  She was ‘Mentioned’ for an Honours Award. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
John, Llewelyn His parents were Isaac and Margaret. He had married  Florence, (she worked as a domestic servant) in 1912. They had one child Margaret. Prior to signing up Llewelyn worked as a Stone Mason.  On Llewelyns death Florence returned to her native Devon and never re-married 27 Years old when he was killed on the 30 June 1916 Llewelyn was killed in action Fromelle France. A letter from his widow to the Vicar was published :- “Dear Sir, May I ask for the prayers of the Church in the midst of my sad loss.  I have been informed by the Chaplain that my husband has been killed in action.  I am glad to say that he received Holy Communion the morning he was taken from us.  I am, yours truly, Florence May John.” Pont-Du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, France R5276.  Lance Corporal. Royal Warwickshire Regiment
John, Tom Tom had lived at Bethel, Cwynhordy .  He was the son of Mr. John Jones. Not applicaable Herald of Wales 5 June 1915 : “With the second contingent of Canadians who have just arrived in England, and are quartered at Sheerness, is Mr. Tom John, son of Mr. John, Bethel, Cwnghordy, near Llandovery, who before emigrating was in the employ of Councillor J. Nicholas, Drug Stores. Not applicable Canadian Contingent
Johnson, William His father was J. Johnson, Painter and Decorator Bristol House, High Street, Llandovery. Not applicaable Herald of Wales 5 June 1915 : “Amongst men in khaki from the town who have been on furlough during the week is Wm. Johnson, son of Mr. J. Johnson, Bristol House, who prior to enlistment, was in the employ of the railway compay at Pontardulais, and afterwards at Swansea.  He is attached to the transport column.  He is nephew of Private Evan James who is at the front with the 2nd Welsh Unknown Army Service Corps.
Jones-Parry, Ivor Norman He was the son of Thomas and Deline Alfreda Jones-Parry of London.  Ivor studied at Llandovery College and at the oubreak of war he was already a 2nd Lieutenant Ivor was 24 Years when he was killed on the  12 May 1917 He served in France from late 1916.  Ivor was killed in action near Bapaume, Somme Buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery Lieut. 171st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Jones, Annie Gwendoline Picton Court, Llandovery.  Annie was 24, and unmarried Not applicable Annie worked at Uppingham Auxiliary Hospital, Uppingham.  She was a qualified Nurse..  She was there from 1917 – 1918.  After this, she spent 6 months at the 3rd London General Hospital. Not applicable Red Cross Nurse
Jones, Arthur P R Grandson of Thos. Jones, Ivy Villa, Cynghordy Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader 11 December 1915

LLANDOVERY SUFFERERS.  Privates Moelwyn Evans and A.P.R. Jones, of the 1/4th Welsh, are at Llandovery on furlough.  Both have been on active service. The latter have been in the Dardanelles.  Both have been attacked with dysentery.  We learn from Pte R F Thomas, who is now in Alexandria, that Private Evan Williams, who has also been a sufferer from the same complaint, has now recovered and returned to the firing line.”…..Cambria Daily Leader 5 August 1916 :” Pte Arthur R Jones, of a Welsh Regiment with the British Exeditionary Fores in Egypt, a grandson of Mr Thos. Jones, Ivy Villa, Llandovery, in the course of a letter to a friend says : “Dai Rich, Evan Bach, Pupsie, Daffie Evans and all the old Llandoverians out here are quite in the pink, and wish to be remembered to you all.  We find the climate out here extremely hot, and rather depressing at times but we are near the sea now so we have an occasional breeze to cool us.  We are quite in the desert, nothing much to be seen except plenty of sand.  We have an occasional sandstorn to relive the monotony, and when they are on it is anything but pleasant.”

Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Jones, Benjamin Had lived at Gilfach Wen, Caio.  His father was Thomas Jones. Benjamin emigrated to Canada and joined the Canadian Infantry at Medicine Hat. Benjamin was 29 when he was killed in action on the   15 Sep 1916 His Batt moved to the Western Front and spent the winter of 15-16 around Ploegsteert, moving to the Somme ’16 where thy fought at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette where he was killed. Vimy Memorial, France 79941.  Private. Canadian Infantry 31st Batt
Jones, D.A Lived 28 Stone Street, Llandovery. He worked as a Farm hand and Ironmonger. Not applicaable Cambrai Daily Leader 5th Feb 1919: “Welcome Home. At the Public Hall Llandovery on Monday evening, the Major. M. DI Jones, presiding, the following soldiers back from the front, were presented with cheques by the Reception Committee, the gifts being handed over by Mrs F.W. Lewis, Mile End:-Serg W.H. Powis, A.S.C.; Wheeler D.A. Jones, A.S.C,: Pte D. Thomas A.V.C. n/a Wheeler, Army Service Corps
Jones, D.J Son of Mr and Mrs John Jones of Blaenos Farm Llandovery.  He had served his apprenteship with Mr W. Jones of Alma House Llandovery Not applicable The Amman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News 31 May 1917: “”Corpl D.J. Jones, Essex Regiment, third son of Mr and Mrs John Jones, formerly of Blaenos Farm, Llandovery is reported to have been wounded. “ Not applicable Corporal
Jones, Daniel His mother lived at the The White Swan, Llandovery. Not applicaable Cambrian Daily Leader 13 March 1916

LLANDOVERY ; “Two Llandovery boys- Private Willie Thomas, son of Mr. David Thomas, Shoe-Maker, High-street; and Daniel Jones, son of Mrs Jones, White Swan Hotel, had not seen each other for a long time, have just met under dramatic circumstances in the firing line “Somewhere in France” ……. Cambrai Daily Leader March 6 1918 ” At a meeting held at th Public Hall, on Moday evening, under the presidency of the Mayor (Councillor DI Jones) presentations were handed on behalf of the Reception Committee for local soldiers and sailors to Ptes. Danny Jones (White Swan) and John Heny Thomas (Queen Street), by the Mayoress (Mrs DI Jones) and Mrs D Edmodes-Owen (wife of the vicar).” ……. Aman Valley Chronicle 25 April 1918 : ” Priv. Danny Jones, K.O.Y.L.I, son of Mr and Mrs Jones, White Swan, Llandovery, was gassed during the great German advance on the Western front”.

Not applicable Private. South Wales Borderers
Jones, Daniel His family  were originally from Cynghordy and  later moved to 4 Towy Avenue. His parents were Daniel and Mary and he had 2 brothers, James and John. Not applicaable Unknown Not applicable Private. 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers.
Jones, Daniel W. Son of Mrs Jones and the late Mr. Thomas jones, Pyllau, Llansadwrn.  Daniel was born 11th October 1898 Not applicable Daniel joined the 1st Pembroke Yeomanry on 9th September 1914.  After being trained at Carmarthen he was ordered to Egypt on the 4th January 1916 and experienced severe fighting at Gaza.  He returned to the UK and was demobilised 12th February 1919. Not applicable Private Pembroke Yeomanry
Jones, David David’s parents were Joseph and Charlotte Jones of Brynteg, Llanwrda. David was 20 when he was killed on  the 4 Oct 1916 David signed up in Llandovery.  His Batt embarked for Salonika July 16  where he was killed in action in October Struma Military Cemetery Greece 41927.  Private. Welsh Regiment 28th Division (Pioneers)
Jones, David John David was born at Blaenos to John and Mary and later moved to Daventry.  His brother Goronwy was also killed in action. David was 28 when he was killed on the  29 April 1917 David was killed in action during the Battle of Arleux Arras Memorial France 49943.  Corporal. Essex Regiment
Jones, David Rees David was born In Llandovery On the 15 July 1916 David was killed (age unknown) David was killed in action during the Battle of Bazenti Ridge Thiepval Memorial France 14574.  Private. South Lancashire Regiment
Jones, David Rees His parents were Joshua and Martha of Ysguborwern, Gwynfe, Llangadog.  David enlisted in Cardiff 19 Years old died from his wounds on the 11 Sep 1917 His Division moved to France Feb ’16 and had its first major action at the Second Battle of Passchendaele.  David was wounded and died of his wounds hosrtly after. Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension, France. 202925. Private. 2/4th Batt South Lancashire Regiment, part of 172 Brigade 57th Div.
Jones, Elizabeth Blaenwaum Farm, Babel. Elizabeth was married. Not applicable Elizabeth worked as a House Orderely.  She was there from 1918 – 1919.  This was part time work for which she received no pay Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Jones, Evan Brother-in-law of Mr. Johnson, Painter and Decorator High Street Not applicaable Herald of Wales 27th February 1915

“Private Evan Jones, brother-in-law of Mr. Johnson, painter and decorator, high-st, has just sent another letter.  From this it appears that he ‘is in the thick of it,” and in one of the recent trench skirmishes was within a hundred yards of the Huns”… and 15 June 15 :“Another letter has been received from Private E. Jones, brother in law of Mr. William Johnson, High-street, who is with the 2nd Welsh with the British Expeditionary forces at the front. At the time of writing, he was still well, and had escaped unscathed.  He makes a strong appeal to the young men of the district who have not yet joined the Colours to fall in and give their services to their Kin and country.”

Not applicable 2nd Welsh and British Expeditinary Forces
Jones, Glynne Thomas Glynne’s parents were John Thomas Jones and Mrs Edith Jones of Mountain Ash. Glynne had studied at Llandovery College and he worked for the Medical Officer Cardiff until he was old enough to join up Glynne was just 18 Years old when he died Glynne had just finished his Cadet training when he collapsed.  After a double operation for appendicitis, he died at St. John’s Military Hospital, Hastings Buried St. Gwynno’s Churchyard, Llanwonno, Glam. Cadet. Royal Flying Corps
Jones, Goronwy Goronwy had lived at Blaenos Llandovery.  He was the son of John and Mary who later moved to Daventry.  He had a brother, David John who also fell. Goronwy was 22 Years when he died of his wounds on 1 Nov 1918 Goronwy was wounded at the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal . Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France 164708 Lance Corporal. Machine Gun Corps
Jones, Henry Henry was born in Llangadog and his parents later moved to Bank-y-gwin, Llansadwrn.  Henry  emigrated to Canada  where he had a farm of his own  before enlisting in to the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada in April 1916 Henry was 32 Years old when he died from his wounds on the 16 Nov 1916  During his training he was stationed at Saskatoon, Canada and Bramshott, England.  He was drafted to France on the 10th August 1916, and was officially reported killed in the battle of the Somme. Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, France and commemorated on the Gosen Chapel Memorial. Private. 72nd Batt (British Columbia) Canadian Infantry part of 12 Brigade 4th Canadian Division
Jones, James James’s parents were Daniel and Mary and they lived in Cynghordy, (they would later move to Towy Avenue Llandovery)  James enlisted in Ammanford. He had a brother John who also fell and Daniel who survived. James was 21 when he was killed in action on the  10 July 1916.  His brother, Daniel, fell the same day. Brothers Private James Jones, 20026, and Corporal John Jones, 20027, Welsh Regiment were killed together.. Their Division landed in France in December 1915 and moved to the Armentieres area where they were initiated into trench warfare. They then moved to the Somme in June 1916, to take part in the attack on Mametz Wood, which began on July 7, 1916. The attack failed, and so 114 Brigade went in again on July 10 and were decimated. James and John were killed in action during the assault across ‘Death Valley’, on July 10, 1916. James was 21 and John 24. They are remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

A third brother, Daniel Jones, served with the 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers.  See letter shown under Jones, John 20027

Thiepval Memorial France 20026.  Private. 15th Battalion Welsh Regiment (The Carmarthen Pals Batt, attached to 114 Brigade 38th Welsh Division.
Jones, James Arthur The son of Rev James Jones and Mrs Jane Jones, Tenby, James studied at Llandovery College.  He had worked as an Engineer before enlisting in 1915. 28 Years old died  8 Oct 1918 Fought at the Battle of Mametz Wood, Somme, in July 1916.  In July 1917, he took part in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge in Flanders.  In October 1918 his Battalion was positioned near Gouzecourt; 8th October 1918 his Battalion was attacking south of Villers Outreaux near Le Cateau in an attempt to takeVillers Farm.  Although the attack was successful, James was killed under heavy machine-gun fire. Buried at Guizancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouay, France. South Wales Borderes 38th (Welsh Division)
Jones, Jane Jane was married and lived at Pumpsaint Post Office, Llanwrda Not applicable Jane worked as a Cook on a part time basis.  This was unpaid work Not applicable VAD BRCS Dolygarreg Red Cross Hospital
Jones, John His family  were originally from Cynghordy,  and later moved to 4 Towy Avenue  His parents were Daniel and Mary and he had 2 brothers, James and Daniel. James also fell. John was 24 Years when he was killed on the same day as his brother James on the  10 July 1916 John and James were two brothers that were killed together (see James Jones for further information).   Below is an extract from a letter sent to their father  : -“Dear Mr Jones,  When I found that the two were missing, for James was my orderly, I enquired of their platoon serg -(their officer had been killed)- but the only thing he could tell me was, that when last seen, which was sometime during the night, the two were together.  What had become of them afterwards he did not know.  I am exceedingly sorry, but that is all I can tell you.    James was my orderly, and a more fearless and true-hearted boy it will be very hard to find.  To me he was more of a companion than an orderly, and I miss him very much.  In Corporal Jones we have lost a very capable and willing soldier, for even though he was not in my platoon I am only saying what his officer would have said had he been alive to do so, and this is, that he was a real good man.   – I am, yours sincerely, W.S. Williams, 2nd Liet., B Co., 15th Batt. Welsh Regt. Thiepval Memorial, France. T20027.  Corporal. 15th Battalion Welsh Regiment (The Carmarthen Pals Batt), attached to 114 Brigade 38th Welsh Division.
Jones, John C (Jack) Jack lived at 47 Stone Street. He was the  son of Mrs Elizabeth Jones. Jack was 30 when he was killed on the  1 Sep 1918 Killed in action during the  Second battle of Bapaume.  There is a copy of a letter to Mrs Jones held in WW1 Service Records : “Madam, With reference to your letter of the 12th instant.  I have to inform you that your late son No. 235388, Private J.C. Jones, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was eligible for the award of the ‘1914-15 Star’. The medal will be forwarded to you when ready for issue.” Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France 235388. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Jones, John Ivor John studied at Llandovery College.  His father was David Jones of Cardiff.  John had 3 brothers, one of them (Stanley Ewart) was taken prisoner in 1917 and spent the rest of the war at a prison camp in Germany John was 30 when he was killed on the  14 Sep 1916 Better known as ‘Ivor’, he arrived at Salonika with this Battalion November 1915.  Where they took over the front line, south west of Lake Doiran, from the French.  His Battalions first action was September 1916, mounting raids against enemy positions on the Piton Des Mitrailleuses and Dorsale Hills.  On the 14th September 1916 Ivor was killed while attempting to bring in wounded men from the previous day’s fighting. Buried at Karasouli Military Cemetery, Salonika 14142. Private. Wesh  Regiment 22nd Division (Cardiff Pals)
Jones, John Lewis John was raised in Caio after being orphaned. His parents were William Lewis and Elizabeth Jones John was 32 when he lost his life on the  13 Aug 1917 He was in France for 7 months before being gassed. He returned to the Uk for treatment but died at Bedford House Hospital Cardiff Llanegward (St. Egwad) Churchyard, Neath 2nd Lieut. 3rd Batt Welsh Regiment
Jones, John S John had lived in Orchard Street Llandovery Not applicable Cambrian Daily Leader LLANDOVERY : “The reception committee on Saturday made presentations to Corporal T. Morgan, Corporal Brown, Rifleman D.J. Williams, Private R.F. Thomas and Private John Jones.  Alderman T. Watkins, J.P., presided and the presentations were made by Mrs Williams, Llanfair Grange, and Mrs Edmondes-Owen Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Jones, John Sydney A. John had studied at Llandovery College.  His father was Mr Harvey Jones of Bristol.  John was an  He was organist at Holy Nativity Church, Knowle. Bristol and also deputy organist at Bath Abbey.  He was married to Lillian Mary. Unknown at the moment John died of pneumonia at No. 37 Casualty Clearing Station Godewaerswelde, Belgium. Buried at Godeswaerswelde Cemetery, Belgium 2nd Lieut. Royal Field Artillery, 41st Division.
Jones, Johnny Johny lived at Penrhiwfach, Rhandirmwyn.  He was the only son of John and Jane Jones. Before the war he had worked as a Haulier to Mr James, Nant-bai Stores, Rhandirmwyn.Johnny Joined up in 1917. Johnny was 22 when he was killeld in action on the 22 Aug 1917 In July 1917, after completing military training in Rhyl, he was allowed his first leave at home.  A warm welcome awaited him when he attended a presentation evening for Gunner David Rees, Royal Field Artillery, who was recuperating from wounds.  Shortly afterwards, on 31 July 1917, Johnny fought in the initial attack in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge.  Although he survived the main assault, when his Division captured all its objectives, he was killed in action at Langemarck Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.His name is also on the roll of honour in Rhandirmwyn Church 49546.  Private. 14th Btn Welsh Regiment
Jones, Johnny Son of Mr & Mrs Elias Jones of Victoria Street Not applicable Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 28th September 1918 “News has been received by Mr and Mrs Elias Jones, Victoria-street, Llandovery, that their son, Pte Johnny Jones, has been wounded in France. Not applicable Private
Jones, John John’s parents were Thomas and  Hannah Jones.  He lived at Pwllau, White Square, Taliaris and prior to joining up in 1916 in Swansea he  worked as a Farm Bailiff. Died 31 Years of age, September 21st 1917. During his training he was stationed at Kinmel Park,Rhyl, and drafted to France in December 1916.    He was offficially reported killed in the battle of Cambrai. Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Private. 9th Batt Welsh Regiment attached to 58 Brigade 19th (Western) Div
Jones, Lizzie Cwrty plas Cottage, Llangadock.  Lizzie was unmarried. Not applicable Lizzie worked from 1917 – 1919 as a kitchen help and house worker. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Jones, Llewellyn Price Llewellyn studied at Llandovery College.  He was the son of William Price Jones and Gertrude Jones of Barry. He joined up in 1916. John was 24 when he was killed in action on the  20 Sep 1917 September 1917 Llewellyn took part in an attack from the Ypres-Comines Canal to the railway north of Langemark in Belgium in atrocious conditions with heavy clinging mud. The attack resulted in heavy casualities.  He was killed at the battle of Menin Road Ridge. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium.
Jones, Maggie Lamb Shop, Cilycwm. Maggie was unmarried Not applicable Maggie worked from 1914 – 1918 as a Ward and Pantry Worker.  This was part-time, unpaid work. Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Jones, Marie Cwmdwr, Llanwrda Not applicable Marie worked part time as a Pantry and Ward Worker at Llandovery from 1914 – 1915.  She was then selected for special service at the Military Hospital Newport and she was there from 1915 – 1917. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Red Cross
Jones, Mary Ann Mary lived at Duffryn House, Llangadock.  She was unmarried. Not applicable Mary worked as a Ward and Pantry Worker from 1915 – 1918.  This was part time, unpaid work. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Jones, Rev.Hamlyn His father was  Morgan Jones of Bradford House, 14 Stone Street, Llandovery. He had a brother called Raymond.  Hamyln did Ministerial work at Portslade, Brighton. Not applicable Reported 24/1/18 : He was mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig’s dispatches for devotion to Duty.  Mr Jones has been at the Front since September 1914. Not applicable Chaplain. South Wales Borderers
Jones, Stanley Ewart Stanley was the son of David Jones of Cardiff.  He studied at Llandovery College and enlisted in 1915. Stanley had a brother John Ivor Jones who was Killed in Action  at Salonika on the 14-Sep-1916 Stanley survived the War Stanley was badly wounded when his Battalion took the Berg Goben Trench, and was reported killed 6th March 1917.  He had in fact been taken prisoner 27th February 1917. As a POW he was sent to Switzerland on the 24th March 1918 and re-patriated to the UK on 27th December 1918 Not applicable Captain. (Temp Major). East Yorkshire Regiment
Jones, Thomas Born Llandovery to Thomas and Margaret.  He moved to Hirwaun after his  father died, which is where Thomas enlisted. Thomas was 24 when he was killed in action on the  16 Aug 1916 Killed in action at Flers A.I.F.  Burial Ground, Flers, France 15640. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Jones, Thomas Thomas was the adoped son of Mr William Williams, of the Old White Lion Llandovery Not applicable South Wales Weekly Post 11 September 1915 :   “Private Thomas Jones No. 3960, B Company of the 4th Welsh Regiment, adoped son of Mr William Wiliams who formerly kept the Old White Lion at Llandvoery writes to say that he has been wounded anad is in St. Davids Hospital Malta. Not applicable 3960 B Company 4th Welsh
Jones, Thomas Thomas had lived at 2 Victoria Street, Llandovery.  He was  married to Eliza Beatrice (Penelrick) 37 Years old died 24 April 1917 Brecon and Radnor Express 24 May 1917 “News reached the borough a few days ago tht Pte. Rees Jones, Welsh Regiment, had been killed whilst in action in France. He leaves a widow and 6 young children” Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-plouich, France 46326.  Private. 17th Batt Welsh Regiment
Jones, Tom Tom had lived at 18 College View Llandovery Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader December 2 1915 : Llandovery.  Privates D.P Evans, Frank Frost, and Tom Jones have been on short furlough at their homes in Llandovery before proeeding on active service……. Also, see note on Dennis Morgan, Tom is also mentioned there. Not applicable Unknown
Jones, Tudor Tudor lived at Waterloo House 2 Stone Street Llandovery.  He was a General Draper. Not applicaable Cambriaa Daily Leader 20 June 1916 : “On furlough Pte Tudor Jones  7th Welsh, who, it will be remembered was an assistant with Mr Edwards at Warterloo House, before the war”. Not applicable Private. 7th Welsh
Jones, Wilfred Penyrock Unknown Note in Parish Magazine :  “Sad news has also reached this town of Wilfred Jones, late of Penyrock.  The Jones family were so honorably and generously associated with the church life of this parish that we claim him as one of Llandovery’s fallen heroes.  He is well remembered as a child attending Llandingat Church, and afterwards as a young Collegian, whose kind and gentle nature and whose prowess as a cricketer won the respect and the esteem of all – masters and boys.  He was the only son of a widowed mother.  He has made the great sacrifice for his King and Country.  The sympathy of the whole town goes out to Mrs Jones in her great sorrow.  May God give her strength to bear what He hath willed. Unknown Unknown
Jones, Wilfred David Powell Wilflred studied at Llandovery College.  He was the son of John and Emma Jones of  Oxford.  John enlisted at Hornchurch. Wilfred died from wounds aged 31 In July 1916 Wilfred was on the Somme engaged in fighting at Delville Wood, followed by action at Hebuterne. They remained there until November 1916 and took part on the Battle of the Ancre.  Wilfred was severely wounded near Bertrancourt.  He died from his wounds at a Casualty Clearing Sation at Puchenvilliers France Buried at Puchevilliers British Cemetery, France. 1st Sportsmens’ Battalion, Royal Fusiliers
Jones, Wilhelmina Morgan Bradford House, Llandovery.  Wilhelmina was unmarried at the time Not applicable She worked as a Ward and Pantry Worker from 1914 – 1916 on a part time, unpaid basis. Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Jones, William 3 Croft Cottages, Victoria Street.  William was the son of John and Elizabeth.He enlisted at Llandovery. William was 21 when he was killed on the  26 Aug 1918 Amman Valley Cronicle September 26th 1918 : ” Mr and Mrs John Jones, Victoria Street, Llandovery have received intimation that their son, Priv. William Jones, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who had seen 15 months service in France was killed in action on the 26th August.” …..His Division suffered huge casualties at Mametz and were taken to Ypres to rebuild. He fought at Pillckem and Langemarck before moving to Armentieres. The Division moved south and fought on the old Somme battlefields. William was Killed in action Near High Wood Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Logueval, France 292188.  Private. 14th Batt Welsh Regiment (attached to the 38th Welsh)
Jones, Willie E Willie lived at the Three Horseshoes, Llandovery Not applicaable Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertiser on 5 November 1915:-

“Mr Cyril Morgan, of Pentre House, and Mr. W. E. Jones of the Three Horse Shoes, have just been accepted in the Flying Corps”.

Not applicable Air Mechanic. Royal Flying Corps
Kelly, Daniel Unknown Not applicaable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Sarah Kennedy Abermarlais Lodge, Llangadock.  During the time she worked, she got married and became Sarah Wells. Not applicable Sarah worked as a House and Ward Worker on a part time, no pay basis. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
King, Charles William Wykham Charles studied at Llandovery College.  He enlisted at Catford in 1914 Charles was 33 when he was killed on the  28 Oct 1917 During his service, Charles was award the Bronze Medal for Military Valour (Italy) and also mentioned in despatches.  He was killed in the attack on Passchendaele Ridge. Buried at Tyne Cot Cemetery Passchendael Company Serg. Major. Artists Rifles
King, James Thomas James was born in Lambeth and came to work in Llangadog around 1900.  He married Mary Ann Jones of Llangadog and had 5 childlren.  Prior to the war he worked at Aberllechach, Llangadog. 39 Years old when he was killed on the  23 July 1918 James fought at the Battles of Pozieres and Le Transloy and also the Battle of Arras in 1917.  His Division covered the 3rd Ypres and the Somme in March 1918 were James was killed in action. Buzancy Military Cemetary France 59879.  Private. Machine Gun Corps 15th Batt attached to the 15th (Scottish) Division
Kynaston, Thomas Thomas worked as a Butler in Liverpool before moving to work at Abermarlais Park, Llansadwrn.  Signed up in 1914. Age and Date unknown but Thomas was reported as killed in action He was promoted to Sergeant and killed in action at the Dardanelles Helles Memoriall Gallipoli 12969 Sergeant South Wales Borderers
Lafferty, Jack Son of the late Serg, Lafferty of the Kings Arms Hotel Llandovery. November 1918, age unnown. Cambria Daily Leader 26 November 1918 reported : The death has occurred of Mr. Jack Lafferty, son of the late Serg. Lafferty, who, for many years, was the proprietor and licensee of the King’s Amrs Hotel, Llandovery, and before that drill instructor at Llandilo and the College Llandovery.  Deceased, who had served with the colours passed away while in the employ of Barkers, London and the remains were conveyed by rail to Llandovery. Llandovery Unknown
Lake, John For many years he was employed by Mr Isaac, of Cwmran Not applicable He joined the Army early in 1915.  No further information is avaiable. Not applicable Unknown
Lanaghan, Marie Josephine Marie was unmarried and lived at 14 Garden Street, Llandovery Not applicable Marie worked part time as a Cook from 1917 – 1919, serving some time at Birmingham and Llandovery. Not applicable JW, VAD Red Cross
Land, David Harold He had a brother, William. Not appliaable David was Conscripted in 1918. Not applicable Kinnel Bay, Army Camp North Wales
Land, William Williams father was Head Keeper to Mr CV Pryse-Rice at Llwyn-y-Bran.  William had a brother David Harold. Not applicaable Carmarthen Journal November 2nd 1917 : “Rifleman William E. Land of the King’s Royal Rifles, is now home on leave.  He has been recommended for a commision by his commanding officer and leaves for the Officers’ Training Corps next week to undergo the necessry training course.  Rifleman Land was specially commended for his astuteness in field operations.  He joined the Colours in January 1915 was wounded in the head in the same year, and has been on active service in France for over 2 years.  He is the eldest son of Mr. William Land who has been head keeper to Mr C.V. Pryse-Rice at Llwyn-y-Brain for many years.  His paternal grandfather was a gamekeeper at Golden Grove with Lord Emlyn; and also with the late Lord Salisbury.  His maternal grandfaterh was the late Mr David James of Maesygwandde Llandovery who for half a century was a tenant on the Llwyn-y-Brain Estate. Not applicable Officer – Commissioned in Field. King’s Royal Rifles
Leadbeater, William A native of London, William joined the Border Regimet from Gellydeg, Llansadwrn,in August 1917 Not applicable He was drafted to the Gallipoli Peninsula and wounded twice.  No futher information is available. Not applicable Unknown
Levi, Rees Born in Llangadog to John and Annie Levi.   Rees moved to Leicester where he enlisted. Rees was 27 when he was killed in action on the 19 Oct 1918 Fitghting the Hindenburg Line, Rees was killed during the final advance in Artois Unknown 351953. Lance Corporal. Royal Scots attached to the 46 Brigade 15th Scottish Division
Lewis, Alban Alan was the son of Mrs Lewis and the late Mr Rees Lews of Brownhill Farm.  He was born on the 11 October 1894.  A Bank clerk by occupation, he joined up in January 1916 Reported missing October 1916.  No further information. During his training he was stationed at Abingdon, Edinburgh and Dover.  He was drafted to France 11 October 1916 and was seen seriously wounded on the battlefield near Cambrai Unknown 9th Royal Fusiliers, 14th Platoon, D. Company
Lewis, Agnes, Ida Mile End, Llandovery.  Agnes was unmarried Not applicable Agnes worked as a Commandant doing various secretarial duties in a part time, unpaid basis. Not applicable Commandant, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lewis, Aneurin Rhys Frofelen, Llandovery.  Son of Charles William Rhys and Miriam. Aneurin joined the colours in Oxford on the 26 October 1916. Aneurin was 20 when he was killed on the  21 Mar 1918 Aneurin joined the Royal Fusiliers but was discharged as unfit.  He re-enliseted in the Royal Garrison Artillery and posted to the France.  He was killed  during the German Spring Offensive. Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, France 124040.  Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery
Lewis, Annie Annie was unmarried and lived at Church house, Myddfai Not applicable Annie did Needlework and Pantry Work on a part time, unpaid basis. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lewis, Benjamin Thomas Benjamin was the son of Elias and Bridge Lewis and had lived  Glandyrfal, Llangadog.  He enlisted at Llandovery. Benjamin was 22 when he was killed in action on the  27 Aug 1918 His Division had fought in Flanders, Mametz Wood and the Third Ypres.  In ’18 they were back on the Somme based around the Albert area were Benjamin was KIA during attacks on Longueval Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, France 46784. Private. 14th Batt Welsh Regiment, attached to 114 Brigade 38th Welsh
Lewis, Cyril William Victor Cyril had studied at Llandovery College and Volunteered for the Army in 1914 whilst studying at St. John’s College Oxford.  He had 2 brothers, Lieutenants CJB Lewis and WB Lewis Cyril was 24 when he lost his life on the 3 Oct 1917 Cyril served in France for 18 months, and was wounded there.  In September 1917 he took a draft of men to Ireland.  He was killed during a firing practice in Chatham when a faulty cartridge back-fired, breaking the bolt of his rifle and piercing his neck Buried with full military honours at Llenelli Church Cemetery 2nd. Lieut. Middlesex Regiment
Lewis, D.V Had lived in Rhandirmwyn Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Lewis, Dorothy Dorothy lived at Brown Hill, Llangadock.  She was unmarried. Not applicable Dorothy did Kitchen help, House and Ward Work.  This pas a part time basis and was unpaid work. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lewis, Elidyr He was from Llwyncelyn, Llanwrda Not applicable The Herald May 22 1915:”Second-Liet Elidyr Lewis, Llwyncelyn, Llanwrda, has been promoted to First Liet.” Not applicable First Lieut
Lewis, Evan Josepth Evan had lived at Blaenycwm, Llanwrda.  He was employed  by Mr. Walters, Troedyrhiw-ebyst. Survived the War Evan joined the 1st Batt Monmouthshire Regiment  on the 17 April 1916.  After being transferred to the 2nd Batt, 24th Division, 1917, he was drafted to France and experienced severe fighting at Arras, Cambrai, Ypres, Kemmel Hill and Armentieres Sector.  After the Armistice was siged he was sent to Germany, and marched through the City of Cologne on the 13th December 1918.  He was demobilised on th 13th March 1919. Not applicable Private. Monmouthshire Regiment
Lewis, F (Mrs) Llandovery District Not applicaable Amman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News 25 October 1917 : ” The name of Mrs F. Lewis, Auxillary Hospital, Llandovery, is given among those of other Welsh hospital nurses brought to the notice of the Secretary of State for valuable services rendered in connection with the war.” Not applicable Not applicable
Lewis, Francis Mary Wife to the late Dr Thomas, Llandovery. Not applicable Carmarthen Journal 2 November 1917 : ” Mrs Frances Mary Lewis Llandovery Auxiliary Hospital, who is one of the ladies mentioned for valuable services in connection with the war and who is to be an Associate of the Royal Red Cross (2nd Class) is a daughter of the late Canon Griffiths, rector of Machynlleth, widow of the late Dr. F.W. Lewis, Llandovery ad niece of the late Dr. Thomas, Llandovery.  She has been secretary and treasurer of the local branch of the British Red Cross Society, and a member of the local datachment since their inauguration on January 1911.  She has been officiating as cook at the local Red Cross Hospital since it ws opened in December 1914.” Not applicable Associate of the Royal Red Cross (2nd Class)
Lewis, Hilda The Limes, Llangadock.  Hilda was married Not applicable Hilda worked as a Quartermaster on a part time upaid basis from 1914 – 1918. Not applicable Quartermaster, VAD, BRCS, Llandovery Red Cross Hospital.
Lewis, Hugh Cecil Hugh studied at Llandovery College and later worked in the family timber business, Lewis Brothers. 24 Years old died 8 Oct 1917 Joining up in 1917, he took part in the Battle of Menin Road Ridge, Flanders.  He died in a French Hospital as a result of a head wound. Buried at Outtersteene Communcal Cemetery 61375. Private. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lewis, John Grandson of Mrs Lewis, Cwm Marlais, was born 18th December 1898 Survived the War John joined up on the 13th April 1917 in to the South Wales Borderers.  He was then transferred to the 28th London Regiment.  He received his training at Rhyl and Broadstairs, and was drafted to France 19th December 1917, where he experienced heavy fighting around Bonlecourt and Cambrai.  He was demobilised on the 10th February 1919. Not applicable SWB then 28th London Regiment
Lewis, John Nicholas John had studied at Llandovery College before  enlisting in 1914. John was 22 when he lost his life in August 1915 8th August 1915 an attempt was made to capture Chunak Bair.  Johns Battalion came under fire and he was hit in the arms chest and legs by rifle and machine gun.  He fell in a gully and his servant ran to help him.  While being bandaged he asked for a match to light his cigarette and handed his watch to his corporal for safe keeping.  When asked if there was anything else they could do for him he was reported to have sad “No, lads, I am done for, but go on lads and do your duty, for there is one above who will take care of us”  HIs body was never recovered. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli Lieut. Welsh Regiment
Lewis, Margaret The Post Office, Llangadock.  Margaret was married. Not applicable She did Ward and PantryWork on a part time, unpaid basis. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lewis, Rees Alban Rees was the son of Rees and Elizabeth Lewis of Brownhill Farm, Llansadwrn.  Rees joined up in January 1916.  Before the War Rees had worked as a Bank Clerk. Rees was 23 when he lost his life on or around the  30 Nov 1916 Rees was originally Reported as Missing Fifteen Ravine British Cemetery, Villers-Plouich. Grave Ref V11.C.17 G/49772 Lance Sergeant. 9th Royal Fusiliers 14th Platoon
Lewis, Thomas George (known as George) Thomas was a Banker at Lloyds Llandovery.  His parents were William and Margaret and he was engaged to a Miss Thomas. Thomas joined up in Llandovery. Thomas was 22 when he was killed on the 30 May 1918 He landed in France in June 16 and posted to the 48th Heavy Battery  (part of the 3rd Brigade R.G.A) George was killed in action at Ypres Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium 100593.  Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillery
Lewis, Vera Anne Beatrix Mile End, Llandovery. Vera was unmarried Not applicable She was a qualified Nurse and worked at the 1st Southern General Military Hospital. Not applicable JW, VAD Red Cross. Honoured with Scarlet Efficiency Stripe Aug 1917
Light, Thomas Employed by Mr Moses, Caebont Not applicable Thomas joined up in 1918.  He was trained at Chatham and drafted to France. Not applicable Private, Middlesex Regiment
Llewelyn, Lizzie Lived at the Council School, Llangadock .Lizzie was unmarried Not applicable From 1914 – 1919 Lizzie worked as a Kitchen Helper and did Ward and Pantry Work.  This was part time, unpaid work. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lloyd, Betty Glansevin, Llangadock.  Betty was unmarried Not applicable Betty worked from 1918 – 1919 on a part time, unpaid basis. She was a Kitchen helper and House worker. Not applicable VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital
Lloyd, Gwyneth Glansevin, Llangadock.  Gwyneth was unmarried Not applicable Gwyneth worked from 1917 – 1919 on a part time, unpaid basis. She was a Kitchen helper and House worker. Although based at Llandovery, she  sometimes  worked at  Dolygarreg. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lloyd-Jones, William Arthur The son of Rev. Robert and Mrs Mrgaret Jones of  Llangefni, William studied at Llandovery College He joined up in 1914. William was 19 when he  died on the 15 Sep 1918 William fought at St. Julien, near Ypres, the Battle of Passchendaele.  William was taken prisoner and died in a PoW Camp in Germany Buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Cassle. 42173. Private. East Yorkshire Regiment
Lloyd, David David had lived at 20 Orchard Street, Llandovery and  – moved to Canada prior to 1911 where he worked as a Fireman. David was 36 when he was killed on the   3 June 1916 David elisted in Canada  on the 21 April 1915 and was brought over to England then moved to France.  He was killed in action on Mount Sorrel near Ypres in his Divisions first major battle. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial Belgium 438600.  Private. 52nd Batt Canadian Infantry
Lloyd, David Penrhiw’ronnen, Rhandirmwyn wheer he worked as a Farm Servant.  David enlisted in Carmarthen. David was 23 when he died on the  7 May 1917  David enlisted in to the Pembroke Yeomanry, which later merged with the Glamorgan Yeomanry to form the 24th Battalion, Welsh Regiment.  In March 1916, he sailed for Egypt, and was wounded during the Third Battle of Gaza. He died of his wounds Buried at Deir El Belah War Cemetery. 320277. Private. Welsh Regiment
Lloyd, George William David Bowen Lived at Brunant, Pumpsaint.  He had retired from the Welch Fusiliers but rejoined and went to France.  His son, Siesylit Hugh Lloyd was shot down Not applicaable George went to France as 2nd in Command of the 2nd Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers Not applicable Lieut. Col. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lloyd, Lorna Cynghordy. Lorna was unmarried Not applicable Lorna did Ward and Pantry Work from 1916 – 1918 on a part time, no pay basis. Not applicable VAD Llandovery and Dolygarreg Red Cross Hospital
Lloyd, Nest Cynghordy. Nest was unmarried Not applicable Nest did Secretarial duties on a part time unpaid basis. Not applicable Commandant, VAD, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Lloyd, Seisyllt Hugh Had llived at Brunant, Pumpsaint.  His parents were Lt. Col George William David Bowen Lloyd and Mrs Lilian Emily Lloyd. Killed in action, date unknown Siesyllt piloted a Sopwith Triplane and was flying over Zillebeke Lake when he was shot down Arras Flying Services Memorial, France Lieut. Royal Naval Air Service 10 Squadron RNAS France
Lloyd, Wymond Howard The son of Howard Meuric and Aimee (nee Peel), Wymond had lived at Delfryn, Talley.  He was working on a degree at New College Oxford before joining up Wymond was 22 when he lost his life on the 19 Mar 1916 He contracted enteric fever and dysentry whilst in Sulva and returned home.  Later he was posted to Park Hall Camp Oswestry hoping to pass for active service.  However, he was struck by a train near the hospital and died the next day Llangadock Cemetery 2nd Lieut. Herefordshire Regiment
Long Price, Cecil Evelyn The son of David and Suzanne, Cecil had lived at Talley House, Talley.  He had married Mary Langford (nee Sainsbury) and had been in the Indian Army in 1900, prior to which he was with the Munster Fusiliers. Cecil was 38 when he was killed on the 7 Aug 1915 At the outbreak of War Cecil was transferred to the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment who were sent to Gallipoli, landing at Sulva Bay.  On the day of the landing Cecil was Killed in Action. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Captain. 9th Batt Yest Yorkshire Regiment attacked to 32 Brigade 11 (Northern) Division
Lovell, Walter Born in  Llandysul, Walter  lived Llandovery prior to war.  He enlisted in Llandeilo. Walter was 20 when he died on the  18 Oct 1916 Walter became ill whilst stationed at Pembroke Dock. His Battalion was a reserve unit stationed there. Buried at Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery 4337. Private. 4th Batt Welsh Regiment
Loveluck, Clifford Andrew Clifford ws the  son of Mr & Mrs Loveluck Abervan and Grandson of Mr John Davies, Llanwrda House, Llanwrda.  He had studied at Llandovery College, Clifford was a Dental Student at Guy’s Hospital London before the War. Clifford was 24 when he died  on the 20 Nov 1918 Sailed for Gallipoli July 1915.  He took part in the landing at Sulva Bay Gallipoli August 1915.  December 1915 they withdrew from Gallipoli and sent to Egypt deployed on defence of the Suez Canal.  July 1918 saw the Battalion redesignated and despatched to the Western Front as part of the 59th Division.  Clifford died at a Base Hospital near Boulogne. Buried at Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille, France 2nd Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Lucas, Augustus George Augustus had lived at No 8 Castle Street Llandovery.  His father was George Lucas and he had a a brother called Ernest Jack. Not applicaable June 2nd 1916 : Carmarthen Journal : “Presentation. At the Town Hall on Wednesday evening of last weeek, a meeting was convened for the purpose of presenting Private George Lucas, Welsh Regiment, with a safety razor and shaving set in recogniation of his services in the Dardanelles.  Private Lucas, who is home on sick furlough after an attack of enteric fever, is the son of Mr. George Lucas, Castle Street who has also joined the Colours. Not applicable Private
Lucas, Ernest Jack Ernest had lived at 8 Castle Street and his Father was George Lucas, and his brother George Not applicaable Unknown Not applicable Corporal.
Lucas, George He lived at 8 Castle Street and had 2 sons : Augustus and Ernest Not applicaable South Wales Weekly Post 11 September 1915 : Llandovery Lad Disabled : George Lucas (Corporal) Not applicable Corporal
Manning, Patrick Stone Street, Llandovery.  (Born Aberystwyth) Son of Michael and Mary.  Husband of Hannah (nee Jones).  Patrick had 11 children and had served with the South Wales Borderers prior to the war and before moving to Llandovery. He re-enlisted at Carmarthen Patrick was 51 when he died on the 15 May 1918 Patrick was too old for active duties and transferred to the 1st Garrison Batt R.W.F. His Batt landed at Gibralter for Garrison duties 23 Aug -15.  He was found unconscious on the Fish Market Road 14 May-18 by the Military Police and locked up after being deemed drunk. His lifeless body was found in the detention room the next day. A post mortem found his death to have been caused by severe head injuries.  No cause was ever found. Gibraltar (North Front) 33779. Private. 1st Garrison Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Manning, Thomas Thomas had worked in the Locomotive Department of the Railway Not applicaable Herald of Wales

5 February 1916

LLANDOVERY : A crowded audience at the Llandovery Electric Cinema on Saturday witnessed a presentation to Pte. Tommy Manning, of the 1/4th Welsh Reg (T.F.) who has just returned on furlough, having lost a finger.  He was presented by Councillor W.J. Esmond on behalf of his former workers in the Locomotive Department of the railway with a silver watch in appreciation of his services to his country

n/a Private. 4th Welsh
Matheson, Claude Bruce Claude was an Assistant Master at Llandovery College.  He was the  son of Rev John and Mrs Matheson, Inverness.  He joined up in 1917 Claude was 25 when he was killed on the  23 Sep 1917 Claude joined his Battlion on the 21st September 1917 when a German raiding party was detected in front of La Basseville cutting the Battalions wire.  Claude was killed by a bomb and he had only been with his Battalion 48 hours. Buried at Prowse Point Cemetery, Warneton, Belgium 2nd Lieut. Rifle Brigade
May, Harold Gostwyck Harold was a schoolmaster at Llandovery College.  He taught French, German and Games and was an artist of some repute.  His sketches appeared in the Illustrated London Times.  He joined up in 1915. Harold was 27 when he lsot his life on the  28 Mar 1915 March 1915 Harold was at International Trench, St. Eloi, when some 40 Germans attempted a breakthrough.  Harold was wounded and died of his wounds. Buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetary, France 2nd Lieut. The Dorsetshire Regiment
McMurtrie, Stanley Gibson Stanley was at Llandovery College.  He became a Canon and joined up in 1916. Stanley was 41 when he died on the 14 June 1919 1916 Rev McMurie enlisted as a Chaplain to the Forces.  He was posted to the 60th Division on the Western Front in June 1917.  In November 1916 he was posted to Salonika.  He had contracted trench-fever and was later invalided home.  He was discharged in 1917 and never really covered from his illness.  He died in London following an operation. Buried St. John’s Egremont, Cheshire. Chaplain to the Forces. Attached to 60th Division
Mears, Edward de Quincey Had studied at Llandovery College he was the son of Rev Edward Mears and Mrs May Florence Mears, Braintree.  He had just finished his Classical Scholarship at Worcester College Oxford when he enlisted in 1914. Edward was 23 when he was killed in action on the 12 July 1916 Edward served in the trenches for 6 months and took part in the opening battle of the Somme.  On the 12th July in Trones Alley and Bernafay Wood, whilst awaiting instructions to move, his Battalion were shelled and Edward was killed. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme. 2nd Lieut. Essex Regiment
Methuen, Cameron O’Bryen Harford Cameron had been a Captain in  the Boer War Cameron was 37 when he was killed on the 20 Oct 1914 His Division landed at Zeebrugge Oct ’14, moving on to Ypres where Cameron was killed in the first battle of Ypres Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Captain. Royal Warwickshire Regiment attached to 22 Brigade 7th Div
Methuen, Maud Llystroyddyn, Llanwrda.  Maud was unmarried. Not applicable Maud did Ward and Pantry work at Llandovery and the Tockington Manor Hospital Near Bristol. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Red Cross
Methuen, Phyllis Llystroyddyn, Llanwrda.  Phyllis was unmarried. Not applicable Phyllis did Ward and House work at Llandovery and the Manor Hospital, Tockington, Horton Hall, Chipping Sodbury. Not applicable VAD,BRCS, Red Cross
Miller, Thomas Son of Mr and Mrs G Miller, Llansadwrn.  He was born 14th March 1900 Survived the War Thomas was trained at the Royal Naval Barracs, Devonport, on H.M.S. Roxburgh.  On the 1st May 1918 he sailed to Canada and South America.  He received his discharge on the 21st March 1919. Not applicable Stoker, Royal Navy
Moneypenny, Charles Charles had lived in Caio prior to the War and  he enlisted in Llandovery Charlels was 22 when he died on the 17 Sep 1915 Posted to the mediterranean landing at Gallipoli May ’15 where Chalres was wounded.  Returned to the UK for treatment but died of his wounds. Nunhead (All Saint’s) Cemetery, England South Wales Borderers 2nd Batt
Morgan, Cyril Cyril was the son of Mrs Mary E. Morgan of Llwyncely, Llandovery and the late Mr. David Morgan of Henllys, Llandovery. His brother D. Hughes also served. Not applicable Carmarthen Weekly Reporter July 23 1915 (The following extract show his relationship to Llandovery) : The death took place on Wednesday of Mrs Mary E. Morgan of Llwyncelyn, Llandovery, the widow of the late Mr David Morgan of Henllys, Llandovery. Her elder son is Captain D. Hughes Morgan, Mayor of Tenby, whilst her young son, Lieut Cyril Morgan, of the 2nd South Wales Borderers is now serving at the Dardanelles. Not applicable Lieut South Wales Borderers
Morgan, Cyril Cyril was the  son of Mr & Mrs D.T Morgan, ( Jeweller) and had lived at Pentre House  Llandovery. Not applicable Herald of Wales 23rd January 1915

“A large crowd of friends gathered at the station on Tuesday morning to witness the departure of the following who have joined the colours :- Messrs Cyril Morgan (Pentre House), son of Mr. D. T. Morgan, Jeweller; Dd. Rice Evans, Dd Jno. Williams son of Mr. T. Williams plasterer, New-road), Wm., Hendy (son of Mr. Hendy, gardener at Ystrad House) and Llew Thomas (from Mr. D. Jones, ironmonger, Stone-street)”……. The Cambria Daily Leader 21 Augusut 1916 “News has been received by Mr and Mrs D.T. Morgan, Pentre House Llandovery, that their son Cyril Morgan, who is with the flying Corps, has arrived in France.  On the ship on which he went he met with some Llandovery boys bound for active service”.

Not applicable Flying Corps
D.Morgan Had lived at Stone Street, Llandovery, he was the son of Mr. Thomas Morgan Not applicable Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Reporter 28 April 1917: “Lance-Corp. D. Morgan, son of Mr. Thomas Morgan, Stone-street, Llandovery, who is home from Salonika, was on Tuesday made the recipient of a presentation by the Reception Committee.  Ald T. Watkins presided, and the presentation was made by Ald. C.P. Lewis.” Not applicable Lance-Corp
Morgan,  D. Hughes He was the son of Mrs Mary E. Morgan of Llwyncely, Llandovery and the late Mr. David Morgan of Henllys, Llandovery. His brother Cyril also served Not applicable Carmarthen Weekly Reporter July 23 1915 (The following extract show his relationship to Llandovery) : The death took place on Wdnesday of Mrs Mary E. Morgan of Llwyncelyn, Llandovery, the widow of the late Mr David Morgan of Henllys, Llandovery. Her elder son is Captain D. Hughes Morgan, Mayor of Tenby, whilst her young son, Lieut Cyril Morgan, of the 2nd South Wales Borderers is now serving at the Dardanelles. Not applicable Captain
Morgan, David David was a Stone Mason and had lived at Green House, Cilycym Not applicable He was Invalided out due to heart problems on the 28-Dec 17 in Preston Lancashire having been in the service for 44 days. His medical report states the origin of disability was in 1910 when he had rheumatic fever.  He had been  bedbound for 2 months then noticed breathlessness on exertion. Not applicable 247485, (9th Batt) Royal Field Engineers. Driver
Morgan, David Born on the 12 Oct 1889, David had lived Myrtle Cottage, Myddfai.  He was the son of Mr & Mrs Morgan Morgan and was a Ministerial Student of Calvinistic Methodist connection.  He was the eldest of 4 brothers. Not applicable David enlisted on the 11 November 1915 into the 3/1 Welsh Field Ambulance, attached afterwards to the regular R.A.M.A.  He was stationed at Ebbw Vale, Cardiff, Oswestry and Blackpool during training and was drafted to France on the 12th September 1917.  For medical reasons he was not drafted to a Field Ambulance, but was an orderely at various hospitals in France.  Discharged January 20th 1919. Not applicable Private, Welsh Field Ambulance
Morgan, David David was born in Caio and enlisted in Swansea. David was killed  on the  30 Dec 1916 His Division moved to France June ’16 moving to the front near Loos. At the end of  ’16 they moved south to the Somme and fought at the Battle of Ancrew.  David was killed on the Somme Guards Cemetery, Combles, France 44408. Private. Welsh Regiment 18th Batt 2nd Glamorgan
Morgan, David Lloyd Popkin The son of David Henry and Jane Sybil Morgan of Swansea, David had studied at Llandovery College.  He was a Metallugist and Assayer, David had worked in Peru, South America. He enlisted on the 1 October 1915 David was 30 when he lost his life in 1917 In 1916 he was serving in Palestine.  November 1917 David was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the attack on Beersheba.  He met his death when his Battalion was ordered into a night attack on a hill at Selwad.  The action took place in thick fog and heavy fire. Buried at Jerusalem War Cemetery Captain. Welsh Regiment (Pembroke and Glamorgan Yeomanry)
Morgan, Dennis Unknown Not applicable The only reference we have of Dennis is in the following extract taken from the Carmarthen Journal and South Weekly Advertiser 29 January 1915   “Fire- On Sunday, between 10 and 11 o’clock in the morning, a fire broke out on the premises of Miss Thomas, Market Square.  The outbreak was first noticed by a person passing by whose attention was arrested by the sight of smoke issuing from beneath the middle door in the passage, the front being open.  At the same moment four members of the D. Company 4th Welsh, who happened to be on furlough viz, Privates R.F. Thomas, Tom Jones, D.P. Evans and Dennis Morgan, arrived on the scene and entered the premises.  They found the kitchen ablaze and full of smoke. All worked energetically and the fire was got under in about 20 minutes.” Not applicable Unknown
Morgan, Evan Thomas Son of Mr and Mrs Morgan, Myrtle Cottage.  Evan was born at Penrhafod on march 20th 1894.  He was a Draper by profession and was 1 of 4 brothers that served. Not applicable Evan joined the 8th Batt of the Welsh Regiment on January 20th 1916.  He was under traning at Kinmel Park, Rhyl, and embarked at Devonport on the 29th June 1916 for Mesopatamia.  Was present at the battle of Kut-el-amara, Gindeyah, Jabel-haman, Hill, Kifri and Kirkuk.  He was promoted to Lance-Corporal and got through the war unwounded.  Discharged 25th December 1919. Not applicable Lance-Corp Welsh Regiment
Morgan, G. Born in Llandovery he was the son of Evan James and Emily Morgan of Llandilo 19 Years old died  31 October 1918 Unknown Etaples Military Cemetery. Private. Middlesex Regiment
Morgan, Ivor Ivor was born on the 31 Sept 1890 and had lived at Maesyrhiw, Llansadwrn, son of Mrs Morgan an the late Mr M. Morgan. Survived the War Ivor joined the Grenadier Guards 1st September 1914, subsequetly the Welsh Guards (Machine Gun Reg.). He received his training at Caterham, White City and Wellington Barracks, London. On 17 Aug 1915 he was drafted abroad and took part in engagements at Loos, 1915, Somme, 1916; Gouzeaucourt 1917; Ypres and Cambrai 1917 -18, and in the advance from Arras to Maubeuge, the last town taken by the British before the Armistice.  He was in Germany nutil March 1919, and demobilised on 24th March 1919. Not applicable Guardsman. Grenadier Guards
Morgan, Jeffrey Lived a Ty’rpentre Not applicaable The Amman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News 27 December 1917 : ” Llandovery. Priv. Jeffrey Morgan, Dragoon Guards, has been gassed for the second time.” Not applicable Private Dragood Guards
Morgan, John Elias John had lived at Garden Cottage, Queen Street.  He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth and was the brother of Ben Morgan, Welsh Smithfield.  John enlisted at Ammanford. John was 37 when he was killed on the 11 Aug 1915 His Division was ordered to Gallipoli June 15.   July 15 they landed at Cape Helles and moved to Anzac Cove early Aug 15.  John was killed in action there. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli 12430. Private. 8th Batt Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Morgan, Morgan Llewelyn Morgan was born on the 4 March 1892 and had lived at Myrtle Cottage.  His parents were Mr and Mrs Morgan Morgan.  He was one of 4 brothers.  Morgan worked as a Clothiers Manager Survived the War Morgan joined up on the 5th January 1916 into the 3rd Monmouth Regiment (T.F.) Machine Gun Corps.  He was trained at Oswestry, Grantham and Osgerley Park South Wales and was drafted to France in November 1916.  He fought at the battle of the Somme and was wounded in February 1917.  He was discharged September 29th 1919. Not applicable Private. Machine Gun Corpes
Morgan, T Son of Mr & Mrs D Morgan Victoria Street Llandovery Not applicable Labour Voice October 28 1916 :  “Mr and Mrs D Morgan Victoria Street, Llandovery have received intimation that their son, Serg. T. Morgan S.W.B., who has been 22 months in France has been awarded the Military Medeal for bravery in the field.” Not applicable Serg. M.M.
Morgan, Dr. Tom MRCS, LRCP Violet Cottage, Llandovery Not applicable His duties were Surgical and he was based in Llandovery Not applicable Medical Officer Red Cross Llandovery
Morgan, Thomas David He was the son of Ben Morgan The Welsh Smithfield.  Thomas enlisted in Llandovery in June 1915.  newspapers.library.wales (page 23) He was only 19 when killed on the 22nd March The Brecon and Radnor Express 25 April 1918 :”Mr Ben Morgan, butcher, of the Welsh Smithfield Llandovery, has been notified that his son Private D. Morgan, Machine-Gun Corps, was killed in action on the 22nd of March.  Deceased, who was only 19 year of age, joined voluntarily before he was 18 years old.  He was a member of the Tabernacle Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, Llandovery.  This is the second member of the same family who has given his life for his country.  Pte. John Elias Morgan, brother of Mr. Ben Morgan, was killed in action at the Dardanelles. Unknown Machine Gun Corps
Morgan, Thomas Thomas was the son of Mr & Mrs David Morgan (a senior roadman) of Victoria Street.  He had a brother Corpl A D Morgan.  Thomas enlisted in Brecon 28 Years old died  10 Nov 1917 Cambria Daily Leader 6 May 1916″Amongst local heroes on short leave is Corpl. Thomas Morgan, son of Mr & Mrs D Morgan, Victoria-street.  Corpl Morgan has been twice wounded” . …..Aman Valley Chronicle 26 Oct 1916 :  : Mr and Mrs D Morgan, Victoria Street, Llandovery, have received intimation that their son, Sergt. T. Morgan, S.W.B who had been in France for 22 months has been awarded the Military Medal for bravey in the field.  He is the brother of Corpl A.D. Morgan of the Welsh Regiment.  He is the first Llandovery man to win this Distinction.…..   Later, he was posted to Flanders Coast taking part in Third Ypres.  He was wounded during the 2nd Battle of Passchendaele and he died shortly afterwards Tyne Cot Mem, Belgium 14735. Sergeant. 1st Batt South Wales Borderers. MM
Morgan, Thomas David Thomas had lived in Stone Street, Llandovery. He was the son of the Butcher, Ben Morgan. Not applicable Aman Valley Chronicle 25 April 1918 : “Priv. T.D. Morgan, Machine Gun Corps, was kiled in action on March 22nd. Priv. Morgan was the son of Mr Ben Morgan, butcher, Llandovery, and was only 19 years of age, having enlisted when he was 18 years old.”……….South Wales Weekly Post 27th July 1918 :  “Dead Man Writes Home.  Mr. Benjamin Morgan, of the Welsh Smithfield, Llandovery, has received a communication dated April 29, from his son, Pte. TD. Morgan. M.G.O., stating that he is a prisoner.  He had been officially reported killed, and a memorial service was held.” Not applicable A.A Corps (Anti-Aircraft)
Morgan, William H Ystradoffu Road, Llandovery Not applicable Amman Valley Chronicle September 16th 1915 :  “Among the prisoners of war in Gallipoli is Private W.H. Morgan, Ystradoffu Road Llandovery, who was fighting with the Hereford Territorials. Not applicable Private Hereford Territorials
Morris, John The son of Mr & Mrs George Morris,(born April 13th 1897) John had lived at Ashfield Row Llangadog.  He had worked as a Railway Clerk. Survived the War He joined the 2/3 Warwickshire Yeomanry then transferred to the 2/7 Cyclist Batt Welsh Regiment and finally became attached to the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers.  Whilst training he was stationed at Warwick, Cardiff and Liverpool.  In October 1917 he was sent to France before being transferred to Italy.  Was demobilised on the 6th March 1919. Not applicable Private. Cyclist Battalion Welsh Reg  
Morris, John Herbert John had studied at Llandovery College.  His father was Watkins Morris, Manager of the Duchy Colliery and he was the nephew of Herbert Eccles, Manager of Briton Ferry Steelworks.  John enlisted in 1915. 25 Years old died 21 Sep 1916 His Battilion were designated as Pioneers to clear the battlefields after the July battles on the Somme.  Whilst doing this work near Fricourt, surely an extremely painful job, John was killed. Buried at Flat Iron Copse Cemetery Mametz. (Originally a dressing station, it became a Cemetery in July ’16) 2nd Lieut. Welsh Regiment (Glamorgan TF)
Morris, May May lived at Rhos-y-Bedwr, Llandovery.  She was unmarried Not applicable Her duties were cooking and nursing and she worked from 1914 – 1919.  This appears to be unpaid work. Not applicable VAD, Red Cross Hospital, Llandovery.
Moses, David David had lived at Caerbont, Llangadog.  He worked as a Builder and Farmer and enlisted on the 11 Decmeber 1915. Survived the War David joined the Pembroke Yeomanry on the 11th December 1915 and was trained at Brecon, Dublin (he took part in quelling the Dublin Riots) and Oswestry. He left Britain for Alexandria (having been attached to the Welsh Regiment) on December 19th 1916, and the voyage was torpedoed by an alien vessel about 100 miles off Crete Island, but was fortunate enough to reach Crete after losing all his possessions and stayed there for 10 days before proceeding to Egypt.  He took part in the Palestine Campaign, and was engaged in the battles of Gaza, Beersheba, Syria, Jerusalem and was wounded in Syria November 6th 1917.  His regiment was transferred to France and was present at the last attack at Forney.  Discharged 8th January 1919. Not applicable Private. Pembroke Yeomanry then Welsh Regiment
Murphy, William Unknown Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Nichol, John ( Jack) Jack lived on New Road Llandovery.  His father was E.B. Nichols and he had a brother, Thomas. Not applicable Herald of Wales 23 July 1915 :  “Corporal Jack Nicholl, Llandovery, of the 4th Welsh, has just sailed for the Dardanelles.  His brother, Private T Nicholl, is already out there, and we trust they will both emerge from the struggle without injuries”. Not applicable Lance Corporal. Sportman’s    B ttalion.
Nichol, Thomas Thomas lived on New Road Llandovery.  His father was E.B. Nichols and he had a brother called John (known as Jack) Not applicable Herald of Wales 23 July 1915 : “Corporal Jack Nicholl, Llandovery, of the 4th Welsh, has just sailed for the Dardanelles.  His brother, Private T Nicholl, is already out there, and we trust they will both emerge from the struggle without injuries”. Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Nicholl, Robert (Robin)Leslie Wilmott Robert lived at Llwyncelyn and was educated at Llandovery College. Son of Edward Beynon & Annie Winifred of Llwyncelyn Llandovery.  Robert worked for Messrs Ben Evans & Co, Temple Street, Swansea (where he was known as Bobbie) before enlisting in Swansea 19 Years old died 4 April 1916 Herald of Wales 25th March 1916 :

Mrs E.B. Nicholl, of Llwyncelyn, Llandovery, has been notified that her son Private Robin Nicholl, of the Swansea Battalion has received a serious wound to the head whilst in action in France, and lies in a critical condition.  Mrs. Nicholl’s husband and two other sons are serving with the colours” ……  Letter sent by the Chaplain in France to his parents : “Dear Mrs Nicholl, Your dear boy, Robin, died on Tuesday 4th April and was buried on the 6th in the Southern Cemetery at Calais, in the portion of ground set apart for those of our own who have given their best, and made the supreme sacrifice for their county and justice.  His actual grave in this portion is in Plot C, Line 11, No. 5.  There his body sleeps in the hands of God, his soul having been taken for some still greater work, as God thought best.  I am very deeply sorry for you and yours, in what I know must be an acute and irreparable loss, for he was such a good boy, so patient and faithful, and without complaint, and always ready to be helped and comforted by anything his religion could do for him.  He received the Holy Communion twice during his short time at this Hospital, and doubtless fell in sleep with the definite certainty of receiving the reward in store for those who have done what they could.  I pray God may grant him eternal rest, and you yourself, and all who know and love the lad, may be comforted with divine grace until the day break, and you receive back again your very own, at the time when parting and tears will have passed away.  God bless you, you dear stricken mother.  Yours very sincerely, R.D. Ninis, Chaplain

Calais Southern Cemetery France. Plot C, 11.5 17686.  Gunner. 14th (Swansea) Bn.Welsh Regiment. 38th (Welsh Division)
Owen, Augustus Charles Studied at Llandovery College Augustus was the son of Sir Hugh Charles Owen and Lady Owen, Pembrokeshire.  He had worked for the London and Provincial Bank at Tenby before enlisting in 1915 22 Years old died 6 Aug 1918 Augustus was wounded 3 times and in March 1918 awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.  He was killed in action on the Somme St. Amand British Cemetery France 8th Batt Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s 37th Division) as Acting Captain
Owen, Norman Norman had lived at Penygawse House and worked as a General Draper. Not applicable Brecon Radnor Express 30-8-17 “Private D.R. Williams, (Army Service Corps), Signaller Norman Owen, R.G.A., Sapper Connock, R.E., and Pte W.H. Powis (Army Service Corps, have just been home on leave”. Not applicable Gunner. Royal Garrison Artillary
Oxenham, Wyndham Price His grandfather William Price ran the Black Ox Llandovery. He was a natïve of Llandovery and emigrated 12 years before the start of the way to South Africa.  He held a position under the Germiston Corporation. 24 years old died 25 Nov 1914 After the Boer War the Oxenham family emigrated to Park Hill, Germiston, Transvaal.….. Brecon Radnor Express 10 December 1914 : “Llandovery Man Killed.  News has reached Llandovery that Corporal Wyndham Price Oxenham, of the Imperial Light Horse, has been killed in an action against the Rebels in the North-west Cape Province on the 25th Ult. Wyndham was killed during the Battle of Rooidam Rooidam Farm Cemetery, South Africa 7167.  Corporal. 5th Regiment South African Mounted Rifles Imperial Light Horse
Parry, James Arthur James was the son of John and Gwenllain and had lived at Esgairwen, Cwmdu.  He had a brother, Thomas, who also fell. James enlisted in Ammanford. 20 Years old when he was killed in action on the  9 Dec 1917 He was at Beaumont Hamel in July’16 where they suffered heavy casualties.  In ’17 taking part in the 3rd Ypres before moving to take part in the Battle of Cambria where James was killed Cambria Memorial, Louveral, France 29429. Private. 2nd Batt South Wales Borderers
Parry, Thomas Peter Thomas was the son of John and Gwenllain and had lived at Esgairwen, Cwmdu. He had a brother James who also fell. Thomas enlisted at Ammanford 30 Years old when he was killed in action on the  11 Aug 1915 His Division landed at Gallipoli early August ’15 into immediate battle.  Thomas was killed there during the Battle of Sari Bair Helles Memorial, Gallipoli 4197. Private.1/4th Batt Welsh Reg attached to 159 Brigade 53rd Welsh Div
Payne, H Llandovery Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Peel, Alan Ralph Ralph had lived in Taliaris.  His parents were Herbert and Mary and he had a brother Robert Lloyd who also fell.  Alan had served with 1st SWB in India and at Pretoria in 1911 28 Years old when he was killed on the 17 Nov 1914 Alan had served with the 1st SWB in India and at Pretoria in 1911.  He was killed in action leading a bayonet charge at Kosseoa. Buried in Cameroon and commemorated on the Zaria Memorial Nigera Captain. 5th Batt Nigeria Regiment
Peel, Robert Lloyd Robert had lived at Talaris.  His parents were Herbert and Mary and his brother was Alan Ralph who also fell.  Robert ran a tea plantation at Madupatti India since 1909 and returned to the UK at the outbreak of war. 28 Years old when he died from his injuries on the 3 Sep 1917 Robert returned to the UK at the outbreak of war. He served in Callipoli from Aug ’15 and then Egypt and France in July 16.  In France he served with the 58th Brigade 1 (Northern) Division and fought at Passchendael where Robert was mortally injured. Bard Cemetery near Ypres Lieut. (MC) Royal Field Artillery
Peel, Yseulte Lloyd Llangadock Not applicable Yseulte did secretarial work from 1914 – 1919 Not applicable Commandant VAD Llandovery Red Cross Hospital.
Phillips, A. Myfanwy Crossville, Llangadock Not applicable Myfanwy did ward and Pantry Work.  She was part time, and worked from 1914 – 1919. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Llandovey Red Cross Hospital
Phillips, David James Although he was not signed up, David however was obviously helping the war effort and deserves to be remembered Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader  22 January 1916:” Explosion at Llandovery Mine.  David James Phillips (15), employed in a lead mine at Llandovery, was admitted to the Swansea Hospital on Tuesday after suffering from severe injuries, as the result of an explosion” Not applicable Not appliclable
Phillips, Nellie She stated her address as c/o Honble Mrs Hunter Abermarlais Park, Llangadog Not applicable Nellie did Pantry and Ward Work.  She worked at Llandovery and also the Military Hospital at Prees Heath, Whitchurch.  She worked until 1919. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Red Cross Hospital
Postell, C.A. Dolauhirion Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Powell, Mary Glas-y-nys, Llandovery Not applicable Surgery Ward and Pantry Work on a part time basis. Not applicable VAD, BRCS, Llandovey Red Cross Hospital
Powell, Thomas William Educated at Llandovery College, Thomas was the son of D.H.W. Powell of Brize Norton. Thomas enlisted in 1914. 22 Years oldwhen he died from war related problems on the   24 Nov 1918 During the Battle of Loos 1915 he was recommended for the Victoria Cross.  However, the recommendation was not confirmed.  May 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding duty.  August 1917 Thomas was badly gassed at the Battle of St. Julien and so no further action.  He died of pneumonia as a result of this severe gassing St. Brize Cemetery, Brize Norton Temp Captain. Tank Corps
Powis, W.H. Croft House, Stone St (now a Grade II listed building).  He was a Motor and Cycle agent. Not applicable Brecon Radnor Express 30-8-17 “Private D.R. Williams, (Army Service Corps), Signaller Norman Owen, R.G.A., Sapper Connock, R.E., and Pte W.H. Powis (Army Service Corps, have just been home on leave”…… Cambrai Daily Leader 5th Feb 1919: “Welcome Home. At the Public Hall Llandovery on Monday evening, the Major. M. DI Jones, presiding, the following soldiers back from the front, were presented with cheques by the Reception Committee, the gifts being handed over by Mrs F.W. Lewis, Mile End:-Serg W.H. Powis, A.S.C.; Wheeler D.A. Jones, A.S.C,: Pte D. Thomas A.V.C. Not applicable Serg Army Service Corps
Preece, Archie Son of Inspector Preece, New Road, Llandovery Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader 25 July 1916 : ” Llandovery boys on furlough include Privates Tommy Williams, who was seriously wounded in the Dardanelles; F. Gay, formerly of Brynderw, who also served in the Dardanelles; and Archie Preece, of the Roal Navy, son of Inspector Preece, New Road.” Not applicable Royal Navy
Pryse-Rice , Carine Evelyn Nesta Pryse Rice  (Miss) Llwyn-y-Brain Not applicable Carmarthen  Journal 26 October 1917 : “Among the list of Welsh nurses mentioned for valuable service in connection with the war are Miss C.W.V Pryse Rice, Staff Nurse, Auxilliary Hospital, Llandovery.” Not applicable Staff Nurse Llandovery
Price, Edward Arnold Born Llandovery moved to Swansea.  He was the son of Arthur and Wilhemina Price. Just 19 Years old when he was killed in action on  10 Aug 1917 His Division were France Sept 15 and were moved close to Vimy Ridge until June 16. They moved again to South of Warloy and fought near Thiepval on 3 Jul 16, moving to Ploegsteert Nov 16. They were involved in the 3rd Typres, and moved to Pilckem were Edward was killed in action Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium 260107. Private. 13th Batt Cheshire Reg
Price, Edward John Lymington (‘ Lanky’) Born Llandovery (Plasydderwen) and moved to Hindhead Surrey. Educated at Llandovery College.  He was the son of I.R and Catherine Price.  Edwards sister was Miss M.E. Price, Headmistress of the County School. He worked at Mercantile Marine before enlisting in 1915 40 Years old when he died from wounds on the  5 July 1915 Herald of Wales 17th July 1915 LLANDOVERY SOLDIER FALLS

Private E.J.L. Price, of Nelsons Battalion, Naval Division, has died in hospital at Alexandria from wound received in action in the Dardanelles.  The deceased, who was the third son of the late Mr. J.R. Price, of Plasydderwen, Llandovery, and Brother to the to Miss M.E. Price, the headmistress of the Llandovery County School, volunteered for service in February last.  He was 38 years of age and was an old student of Llandovery College.  Note : war records show he was 40 years old. Later info tells us he was shot in both legs.

Buried at sea remembered Chatham Naval Memorial Kent Z/236. Able Seaman. Royal Navy Division
Price, Frederick Thomas Educated at Llandovery College he was the son of Mr H.T. and S Price of the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells. 23 Years old when he was killed in action – actual date unknown At the Battle of Passchendaele 1917 Frederick was serving as a stretcher bearer at a field dressing station near Chateau Wood.  One slip when carrying stretchers could result in death by drowning in the muddy ooze of the battlefield.  Because of this, the decision was made to evacuate casualties only in daylight.  Frederick was hit by shellfire doing this work. Buried at Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ypres. 510474. Private. Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC)
Pugh, Willie Son of Mr Wm. Pugh, Church Bank Not applicable Herald of Wales and Monmouthshire Recorder 5 June 1915 : “With the 1st Welsh Howitzer Brigade stationed at Bedford is Gunner Willie Pugh, son of Mr. Wm. Pugh, Church bank, Llandovery.” Not applicable Gunner 1st Welsh
Pugh, Henry Loyn Educated at Llandovery College.  His parents were Mr & Mrs Pugh of Aberaeron. Henry was a Councillor and Scoutmaster before enlisting in 1915 29 Years old when he died  from wounds on the  9 Sep 1916 Early September during the Battle of the Somme, he was involved in the fighting for High Wood.  Henry was wounded and died from his wounds at Heilly Station Casualty Clearing Station, Mericourt L’Anne France. Heilly Station Cemetery, Somme 2nd. Lieut. 3rd Batt. South Wales Borderers
Rayner, Haydn Eric William Educated at Llandovery College.  His parents were Mr and Mrs F. Rayner of London.  Haydn maried Phyllis Yolande (nee Rayner). Haydn had travelled from India to England to enlist. 25 Years old died  16 Mar 1917 In March 1917 Haydn was at Guillemont on the Somme.  He was involved in the Hindenburg Line and was later in the area of Morval following the German Retreat.  It was here that Haydn was killed. Buried at the Guards Cemetery, Combles, Somme 2nd Lieut. Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Reading, Jack Unknown Not applicable Herald of Wales 5 June 1915 : “Llandovery: Pte Jack Reading, of the 2nd Welsh, who has been through a good deal of fighting and who has lost a brother and was severely wounded, is in Llandovery on a short furlough” Not applicable Private 2nd Welsh
Redding, Edward Born London and was orphaned.  Edward moved to Divlyn Llandovery in 1901 with his brother John.  He enlisted in Llandeilo with his brother 36 Years old when he died from wounds on the  31 Oct 1917 His Division was one of the first in France landing 13 Aug 14.  They took part in the Battle of the Mons, before fighting in the retreat South to Marne, and then in the advance to Aisne, the Battle of Aisne before moving to Ypres.  Edward was Wounded Battle of Gheluveld & died shortly after Ypres (Menin Gate) Belgium 6350.  Private. 2nd Batt Welsh Regiment
Redding, John Born London and was orphaned.  John moved to Divlyn Llandovery in 1901 with his brother Edward.  He enlisted in Llandeilo with his brother. 42 Years old  when he died from wounds on the 2 Jan 1916  His Division was one of the first in France landing 13 Aug 14.  They took part in the Battle of the Mons, before fighting in the retreat South to Marne, and then in the advance to Aisne, the Battle of Aisne before moving to Ypres.  John was wounded at Loos Sept 15 and came to a hospital in North Wales where he later died Bangor (Glanadda) Cemetary 6324. Private. 2nd Batt Welsh Regiment
Reed, Andrew Gordon Educated at Llandovery College, his father was Rev Samuel Reed, Llangyniew Rectory Welshpool.  Andrew married Marjorie Alston shortly before he left for Gallipoli in 1915. Age unknown killed on 9 Aug 1915 July 1915 his Battalion sailed to Imbros in the Dardanelles.  Early August they landed at C Beach Sulva Bay Gallipoli, and moved on the following day to the Salt Lake.  It was during this operation that Andrew was killed. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial Gallipoli Captain. Meirioneth and Montgomery Territorials, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. 53rd Welsh Division.
Rees, Albert Lloyd Albert had lived at Y Fron.  His parents were Councillor John and Charlotte Rees. And his brothers were John Cyril and D. Ivor Rees.  Albert enlisted at Llandovery 27 Years old when he was killed on the  6 Nov 1917 Carmarthen Journal February 2nd 1917 : “Capt. A.Lloyd Rees, son of Mrs Rees, y Fron, Llandovery, and the late Councillor J. Rees, an ex-mayor of the town, who has just been home on leave, is an instane of the rapidity with which able young men gain promotion.  On the outbreak of war, Capt. Rees, who was a law student in London, joined the London Welsh as a private, since which time his progress has been rapid. ………  Albert  was killed in action during the 3rd Battle of Gaza………The Cambria Daily Leader 21 November 1917 : “Local Heroes. Captain A.L. Rees Llandovery (Killed).”…….. His brother, Lieutenant Cyril Rees, died whilst on active service in the Dardanelles.  Another brother, Second-Lieutenant Ivor Rees, is at present in hospital in France” Beesheba War Cemetery Israel Captain, London Welsh.
Rees, Elizabeth Mile End, Llandovery Not applicable Worked from 1916 – 1919 as a Kitchen Orderely.  This was on a part time basis. Not applicable VAD,  Llandovey Red Cross Hospital
Rees, D. Ifor Had lived at Y Fron .  His parents were  Councillor John and Charlotte and he had two brothers , John Cyril and Albert Lloyd who lost their lives in the war. Not applicable Carmarthen Journal and South Wales Weekly Advertisor

19th November 1915

LLANDOVERY NOTES The death of Lieut. J. Cyril Rees at the Dardanelles was received here with much lament.His brother, Mr. D. Ivor Rees, has just received a commission as the second-lieutenant in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Not applicable Lieut. 18th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Rees, John Cyril Lived at Y Fron with his parents Councillor John and Charlotte Rees and then later at  Velindre with his wife (Louisa Elizabeth) with whom he had one son.  John had attended Llandovery College and worked as a Land Valuer and Auctioneer. His brother, Albert Lloyd was Killed in Action exactly 2 years to the day that John  fell. John died aged 24 on the 6 Nov 1915 Departed for Gallipoli, landing on the Peninsula July 1915. He took part in the August attack at Chunuk Bair.  By the atumn of 1915 dystentry was rampant among the troops and Cyril was a casuality of this.  He was evacuated to a hospital in Egypt where he died.                                   ………..Reported in the Amman Valley Chronicle 25th November 1915″LLANDOVERY : “At Salem Congregational Church, Llandovery, on Sunday evening, a memorial service was held to Second-Lieutenant John Cyril Rees, of the Welsh Regiment, son of the late Councillor J Rees, who died on the 6th inst. In hospital at Alexandria of dysentery contracted in the Dardanelles.  The officiating minister was the Rev. Joseph Harry, pastor of the church who referred in eloquent terms to the gallant service rendered by the deceased officer.” Chatby War Cemetery Egypt 2nd Lieut. 2nd Batt. 3rd Batt Welsh Regiment
Rees, Laurence Sinclair ( Laurie) Laurie was the youngest son of  Thomas and Mary of Trehyfryd, Llandovery  His 2 brothers were Henry a costume manufacturer and  Conway who played rugby for Wales 26 Years old died 10 July 1916 Landing in France Dec ’15 he spent his first winter in the trenches near Armentieres.  In June ’16 his Division marched south to the Somme where they were to capture Mametz Wood.  The attack began 7 Jul ’16 and Laurence was killed in action during the attack of 10 July ’16. Report in the Amman Valley Chronicle and East Carmarthen News 20th July 1916 : “Lieut. Laurie Rees, Welsh Regiment, it was officially notified at Llandovey on Saturday, been killed in action.  He was the youngest son of Mrs Rees, Trehyfryd, Llandovery and a brother to Mr. J. Conway Rees, the old Oxonian and international footballer. Thiepval Mem France 13th Batt Welsh Reg attached to the 38th (Welsh) Division
Rees, Richard E Richard had lived at Glandulais, Llansadwrn. Survived the War Richard enlisted in 1914 joining the Pembroke Yeomanry.  He was put in the first line of defence on the East Coast before sailing for Egypt.  In May 1916 he was transferred to the Imperial Camel Corps under Baron de Rutzen, and was promoted to Sergeant in October 1916.  He was wounded on the 23rd December 1916 at Magdaba, Sinai Peninsula.  (The Imperial Camel Corps and the Australian Light Horse, who formed the mobile column, claimed to be the first troops to enter Palestine in 1917.) Seergeant Rees returned to Engand for demoilisation in April 1919. Not applicable Sergeant Imperial Camel Corps
Rees, H. Conway He was the son of Canon Rees, who hailed from Llandovery and a cousin of Conway Rees, Welsh Rugby International Not applicable Amman Valley Chronicle 27 June 1918 : ” Brigadier-General H. Conway Rees is now reported a prisoner of war in Germany.  The Brigadier-General went to France as captain with the first contingent of the 2nd Welsh.  He had been posted as missing for some time.” Not applicable Brigadier-General/Captain 2nd Welsh
Rees, Thomas Llanwrda Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Reynolds, E Llanwrda House Llandovery Not applicable She was a qualified Nurse and worked at Llandovery and Barry Island Hospital Not applicable Nurse Red Cross
Reynolds, William Rees Educated at Llandovery College.  His father was Captain William Rees Reynolds. William farmed at Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales. 24 Years old when he was killed on the 12 Oct 1917 His batt was called up to attack Crest Farm to re-capture a pill-box taken by the enemy.  He was killed there along with 5 other officers Commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial Belgium. 5021 2nd Lieut. 1st Aust Hospital Ship, later moving on to field work
Rhys, Ivor Towy His father, the Reverend Rhys Towy Rhys, a Calvinistic Methodist Minister, was born at Crincae, Rhandir-mwyn, and his mother, Margaret Jane, was a  native of Cil-y-cwm.  Ivor enlisted in Cardiff. 21 Years old when he was killed in action on the 28 May 1917 Ivor enlisted in Cardiff.  He was killed at Ypres. Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium 730936. Driver. Australian Imperial Force 33rd Bn. 3rd Division
Richard, Brychan Unknown Not applicable South Wales Weekly Post 11 September 1915 : “Llandovery  Lad Disabled : Brychan Richards.” Not applicable Unknown
Richards, David Castle Street (No 10) Llandovery the son of John and Anne Richards.  Before the war David was employed by the L & N.W. Railway at Llandovery. 26 Years on 9 April 1917. Reported in the news : October 1915 “A Hero Returns

The first native of Llandovery wounded in the Dardanelles to return to the town was Pte. David Richards 1/4th Welsh of Castle Street.  He had been in hospital in Buckinghamshire suffering from a wound in the knee caused by shrapnel.

Thankfully by the time he came home he was almost recovered and it was reported that he received a hearty welcome of many friends.”……  Cambria Daily Leader 5 August 1916 :” Pte Arthur R Jones, of a Welsh Regiment with the British Exeditionary Fores in Egypt, a grandson of Mr Thos. Jones, Ivy Villa, Llandovery, in the course of a letter to a friend says : “Dai Rich, Evan Bach, Pupsie, Daffie Evans and all the old Llandoverians out here are quite in the pink, and wish to be remembered to you all.  We find the climate out here extremely hot, and rather depressing at times but we are near the sea now so we have an occasional breeze to cool us.  We are quite in the desert, nothing much to be seen except plenty of sand.  We have an occasional sandstorm to relieve the monotony, and when they are on it is anything but pleasant.”……….    ……”The widowed mother of Priv. David Richards, Welsh Regiment, of Castle Street, Llandovery, has received intimation that he has died of wounds received in action in Palestine  The deceased soldier served in the Dardanelles, where he was wounded.”

 

Military funeral at Cwmsarnddu Baptist 30th Sept 1915 200912. Private. 1st/4th Welsh
Richards, Daniel Born Llanwrda 1891. His parents, Sarah and David  moved to Plasnewydd, Cilycwm by 1915.  Daniel enlisted in Ammanford. Died from battle wounds aged 24  on 20 May 1915 His Division were the first to be attacked by Flamethrowers (Hooge  May ’16).  Daniel was wounded there and died in hospital at Bury St Edmunds England.  He was given a full military funeral at Cilywm Chapel…. :5 November 1915

Llandovery Notes :  “The Military funeral of the late Rifleman Dan Richards, of the King’s Royal Rifles, was very largely attended, which amply testified to the esteem in which the deceased was held in the district and to the sympathy felt for the family in their bereavement. Amongst those forming the solemn cortege was Rifleman Hendy, who joined the colours at the same time as the deceased.

Cilycwm Baptist Chapel Yard 9th Batt King’s Royal Rifle Corps, joined 42 Brigade 14th (Light) Division
Richards, James Meredith The son of James L. Richards and Ada Janet Richards, Pontyrathro, James studied at Llandovery College.  He worked in business in London and joined up in 1914 in Cardiff. James was aged 22 when he was killed on the 19 Dec 1916 Served with the Irish Dragoon Guards in Egypt, but was invalided home with a leg wound, spending some time in hospital in Manchester. On his recovery, Pte Richards transferred Regiments and joined the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.  He was in the front line at Bapaume, Somme 15 December 1916 in atrocious weather conditions.  He was killed by a sniper on the 19 December 1916. Buried at Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, France. 16609/  Private. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, previously Irish Dragoon Guards Regimental No 5601
Richards, Masie Tan y coed, Llandovery.  Masie was single Not applicable Did Ward and Panry Work at Llandovery part time, (with no pay) from 1917 and later moved to Cardiganshire Red Cross Hospital, Aberystwyth where she worked full time and was paid.  Served until 1919 Not applicable VAD Red Cross
Richards, R.D. Unknown Not applicable Brecon Radnor Express 12 October 1916: ” Lieut R. Richards, (South Wales borderers) has just arrived in his native town, after spending some months on the trenches in France”. Lieut. 11thSouth Wales Borderers
Riggs, Henry The son of Levi (a Coachman) and Annette Augusta Riggs (nee Adams), Henry lived in  Bristol and then Llystroyddyn, Caio from the early 1900s.  He had joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Sailor. 32 Years old when he was killed at sea on the 21 Dec 1916 On completion of his service (to which he returned later in life – before WW1,) he signed for and served aboard HMS Berwick as Petty Officer Gunner. Then posted to Destroyer HMS Negro where he fought in the Battle of Jutland. Dec ’16 Negro collided with HMS Hoste and both ships were heavily damaged and Henry lost his life. Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon 321047. Petty Officer Gunner. Royal Navy
Roberts, David Unknown Not applicable Brecon and Radnor 22 March 1917 : ” Among Llandoverians home on sick furlough last week were Pte David Roberts (Royal Engineers and Pte J. Ceredig Evans (Monmouths)”. Not applicable Private. Royal Engineers.
Roberts, G.H Llandovery Llandovery Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Eben. J. Thomas He was the 3rd son of the late Henry Thomas, who for many years drove the mail between Brecon and Llandovery. Not applicable Extract taken from the Eden Gazette, Auckland. “Captain Eben. J Thomas J.P., Auckland, New Zealand is the president of the Navy League, and has been instrumental in raising a fund to relieve seamen and their families and the dependents of sailors who lose their lives during the war.  Capt. Thomas started a collecting campaign on the 16th of June of this year, and by the end of July a sum of £17,000 had been subsribed and three instalments of £5,000 each have been sent through the Prime Miister.  This shows what a Welshman is doing in the Colonies for the old country.” Not applicable Not applicable
Roberts, L.E. Studied at Llandovery College and joined up in October 1914  when war broke out.  Home was 2 Gwydr Gardens, Swansea. Not applicable Brecon and Rador Express 28-6-14 “ Second-Liet L.E. Roberts 2 Gwydr Gardens, Swansea) has been wounded in France.  He was at Llandovery College when war broke out, and, at the age of 16 and a half, he was one of the first five who joined the Public Schools’ Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Not applicable 2nd Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Roberts, Melbourne Crown Stores, Llandovery.  He was the son of Councillor Thomas JP and Margaret.  He had a bother Sydney. Cambria Daily Leader July 10 1916: “Other Llandovery boys with the colours who have been on week-end leave include Mr. Sydney Roberts, son of Councillor and Mrs T. Roberts, J.P., who have also another son, viz., Mr. Melborne Roberts with the army; and Mr Fred Thomas, son of Mr and Mrs David Thomas 26 High Street who is attached to the engineers.
Roberts, R.M. Unknown Unknown Brecon Radnor Express 8 February 1917 : “Last week’s papers contained official announcments of the deaths in action of three local men belonging to the Welsh Regiment, viz., Pte (I.C. Hope (Hay), Pt I.C.H. Sandy (Builth Road) and Pte R.M. Roberts Llandovery.” Unknown Private Welsh Regiment
Roberts, Robert Hugh Owen Robert was born Queensland, Australia, the youngest son of Lewis and Elizabeth Roberts. The family returned to his fathers native Llandovery and bought the Golden Lion Hotel, Stone Street Llandovery.   Robert attended Llandovery College and became a school teacher.  He enlisted in Queensland. 24 Years old when he died from his wounds on the  18 Aug 1918 After leaving Llandovery College Robert returned to Australia (where he was born) and qualified as a teacher. Enlisting into the AIF at Victoria, his Battalion sailed for England arriving July 1916.  November 1916 they embarked for France and the trenches near Armentieres.  1917 Robert (Bluey) was wounded in action.  By 1918 he had been commissiosned 2nd Lt.  He was fatally wounded during the battle of Amiens. His Battalion history records his death as “among the noble company who lie forever by the Somme, we left our favourite officer “Bluey” Roberts”. Villers Brettonneux, Fouilly France 2nd Lieut. Australian Imperial Force 41st Batt
Roberts, Sydney Crown Stores, Llandovery.  He was the son of Councillor Thomas Roberts JP and Margaret and had a brother Melbourne.  Sydney worked as a Bank Clerk before enlisting at Port Talbot. Killed aged 27 Years on 8 Feb 1917 Cambria Daily Leader July 10 1916: “Other Llandovery boys with the colours who have been on week-end leave include Mr. Sydney Roberts, son of Councillor and Mrs T. Roberts, J.P., who have also another son, viz., Mr. Melborne Roberts with the army; and Mr Fred Thomas, son of Mr and Mrs David Thomas 26 High Street who is attached to the engineers”……… His batt fought at the end of the Somme offensive at the Battle of the Ancre, remaining on the Ancre throughout the winter of ’16/17 where Sydney was killed in action Queens Cemetery, Bucquoy, France 23374.  Private. 7th Batt Royal Fusiliers
Roderick, Annie Neuadd Arms, Cilycwm.  Annie was unmarried Not applicable Annie worked as a Pantry and Ward Worker on a part time, no pay basis. Not applicable VAD Llandovery and Dolygarreg Red Cross Hospital
Roderick, Edgar His mother ran the Wheatsheaf Hotel.  He had brothers Fred and Silgwyn Not applicable Cambrian Daily Leader 16 November 1916 “Amongst those on furlough here is Lce-Cpl. Edgar Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, who has been in France for about 18 months.  His brother Pte. Fred Roderick is also on short Leave.” Not applicable Corporal. Army Ordnance Corps
Roderick, Fred His mother ran the Wheatsheaf Hotel.  He had brothers, Edgar and Silgwyn Not applicable Brecon and Radnor Express 28 June 17, “News has been received by Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, that her son Pt. Fred Roderick, has been seriously wounded in France. Mrs Roderick has another son serving on the Western front, viz., Pte. Edgar Roderick.”  Later Fred was to become a  P.O.W. … Cambria Daily Leader November 26, 1918 : “Pte. Fred Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, who has been many months a prisoner of war in Germany has just arrived in England.”…………The Herald January 4th 1919: “”On Monday evening the Mayor of Llandovery (Mr. DI Jones, presided ovr a largely attended meeting at the Public Hall, when presetations were made to Ptes, Cyril Edwards, son of Mr. W.Edwards (formerly Gas Cottage), Hunt, Orchard-street and Fred Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, a returned prisoner of war.” Not applicable Private.
Roderick, Madge Bryntowy, Llandovery Not applicable Madge worked at Llandovery and the Military Red Cross Hospital Aberystwyth.  She did Ward and Pantry Work. Not applicable VAD Red Cross
Roderick, Silgwyn His mother ran the Wheatsheaf Hotel.  He had 2 brothers, Fred and Edgar. Not applicable The Herald, June 15th 1918 :”Corpl. Edgar Roderick, son of Mrs Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, Llandovery has been on leave from Italy.  One son of Mrs Roderick, viz., Pte Fred Roderick is posted missing in France since March.  Another son, Mr Silgwyn Roderick is in the Flying Corps Not applicable Flying Corps
Rogers, David Son of Mr & Mrs Rogers Ashfield Farm.  He was born on 4th May 1893. Survived the War David had been assisting on the home farm so did not join up until 9th February 1916.  He was trained at the Letherfield Camp, Liverpool and was drafted to France on the 5th November 1916.  He fought at the battle of the Somme, Ypres and around Rheims.  He was wounded twice : Ypres August 1917 and May 1918.  He was also gassed once behind Cambrai on the 10th September 1918.  Discharged 8 January 1919. Not applicable Private. 17th Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Rolfe, Robert A Robert married Margaret Evans of Smithfied House, Llanwrda in 1919. In 1920 when Robert was 30 Years old he died from wounds he had received in the war. Robert served the last two years of the war with the Royal Fusiliers before being discharged due to serious wounds. GS/59005. Private. Royal Fusiliers
Rowe, David David had lived at Berllan Terrace Llandovery.  His parents were David (Principal of the Swansea Training College) and Mary.  David went on to Oxford and later took at post as Assistant Master at George Dixon School B’ham.  During this time he wrote ‘An Introduct-ory Economic History of England’. Age unknown Cambria Daily Leader November 28 1917 :  “Pte. David Rowe, Berllan-terrace, has been presented by Mr. H. Alfred Thomas – on behalf ot the subscribers – with a case of pipes, pouch and tobacco”. Buried at Voormezeele Enclosure, Belgium. Became 2nd Lieut. Welsh Regiment 19th (Western Division)
Rowland, Frank Seymour Jackson The son of Christopher and Sarah Jane Rowland, of Swansea.  Frank’s father was a well known Swansea Contractor, Frank studied at Llandovery College.  Frank married Hannah Beatrice (nee Fothergill) and he owned a Taxi business in Newport. 32 Years old when he was killed Frank enlisted in 1914.  August 1915 saw Frank’s Battalion on the Western Front.  September 1915, Frank took part in the Battle of Loos.  September 1916 Frank was on the Somme near Delville Wood where he was killed in action. Buried at Terlincthum Cemetery near Boulogne, France. (This is what is known as an open Cemetery where bodies found some time after the War were taken to be buried.) PS 10744. PRIVATE. Royal Fusiliers 12th Bn (City of London Regiment)
Rowley-Conwy, Geoffrey Seymour Studied at Llandovery College 37 Years old when he was killed On joining the army Geoffrey was commissioned in 1901.  In 1912 he was promoted to Captain, and by the time he landed with his Battalion on Gallipoli in July 1915 he was a Major.  Whilst attacking the Turkish stronghold of Chunak Bair, he was reported as missing, and later confirmed as killed in action. He was awarded the British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1914-1915 Star Helles War Memorial. Panel No. 152 – 154 Major, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Batt
Salisbury, Edith Mary Cambray House, Llandovery. Edith was unmarried and 29 years old Not applicable Edith was a trained nurse and was employed from 1917 – 1919.  She spent time in France Not applicable Nurse Red Cross, later becoming a Sister
Salmon, Stanley Francis Son of Conwy Grenchille Hercules, Rowley-Conwy, J.P. D.L., of Bodrhyddan, Flintshire, Stanley studied at Llandovery College.  He married Bertha Gabrielle Cochran and had already had a career in the Army before the war. 31 Years old when he was killed on the  19 July 1917 He was rejected in 1914 due to his poor eyesight.  It was only on his third attempt he was accepted.  In July 1917 Stanley was commissioned into the Welsh Regiment.  He took part in the attack on Oostaverne Wood in June 17.  On 19 July he led an unsuccessful attack at Junction Buildings on a salient opposite Ouraet Wood.  Stanley was one of 2 platoon commanders and 14 men killed. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Major. 6th Batt. Loyal North Lancashire Division
Scott, George Edward His family had lived at 37 Victoria Street. His father was Private John Scott (20102) and his brother was John (3055). George and his brother were killed just a few days apart and his father a month later. Age unknown died 4 August 1915 George enlisted at Llandovery into the 1/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. On 17 April 1915 the battalion was attached to 159 Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division and in July 1915 was shipped to Egypt, before landing at Suvla, Gallipoli on August 8, 1915.  George was wounded soon after. He was evacuated to a Hospital Ship anchored off shore, but sadly died of his wounds at sea on August 14, 1915 Unknown 3016 1/4th Batt Welsh Regiment
Scott, John John was the son of John and Mary Ann Scott.  He lived in Victoria Street (37), and married Edith Atkins. He enlisted in Llandeilo. He had a brother called George. 29 Years old when he ws killed on 8 Aug 1915 John  was born in Bristol. By 1901 the family had moved to 4 Bank Buildings, Llandeilo, where John and his brothers and sisters were educated. By the outbreak of war the family had moved to 37 Victoria Street, Llandovery. John married Edith Atkins, of Llandebie in 1906, and the couple set up home at Gorsddu Road, Penygroes. He enlisted at Llandeilo into the 1/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment, which was attached to 159 Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division, and sailed in July 1915 for Egypt. On August 8 1915 the Division landed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, and John was killed in action on August 11, 1915, aged 29. Helles Memorial, Gallipoli 3055 1/4th Batt. Welsh Regiment.
Scott, John (Senior) Victoria St (37).  He had married Mary Ann and enlisted at Llanelli 50 Years old when he died on 3 Sep 1915 John resided at Burry Port prior to the war, and enlisted at Llanelli into the 1/4th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. The Battalion had been formed at Carmarthen during August 1914 and were to become part of 159 Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division. The Division left for the Mediterranean during July 1915 but John remained at home, in hospital at Aberavon, suffering from illness. He died there on September 3, 1915, aged 50. Unknown 20102 1/4th Batt Welsh Regiment
Seward, Edgar Unknown Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Simon, David Nicholas The 2nd son of Mrs Simon and the late Mr Thomas Simon, David was born at Pecae on the 10th Sept 1896. Survived the War David joined the Army on the 15th March 1916.  He was stationed during Training at Fullwood Barracks, Preston and drafted to France on the 6th March, 1918.  He was engaged in the battles of Albert, Cambrai, Mons and Nieuport.  At one stage he was gassed.  David was discharged on January 11th 1919. Not applicable Shoeing Smith, 175 Army Field Artillery
Sinnett-Jones, Gilbert Lloyd Studied at Llandovery College before going on to St Johns College Oxford.  He was the son of Rev. James and Mrs Kate Sinnet-Jones, Mountain Ash and joined up in 1914 Gilbert was 22 Years old when he was killed His Battalion were operating in conjunction with the Anzac attacks when Gilbert was wounded.  After recovering, he returned to his Regiment in Mesopotamia.  Gilbert was killed during an attack on Sannayat, in the third attempt to relieve the beleagurered Kut-al-Amara Cmmemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq Captain. Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Slater, James Henry James was born in Staffordshire and  moved to Llandovery prior to the war. Age unknown, James was killed on 29 Sep 1918 James enlisted in Birmingham.  His Batt was in France since Aug ’14. They fought on the Somme then at the Battle of the Scarpe and at Bullecourt, Ypres fighting at the Menin Road and Polygon Wood.  They were still in Flaners when the German Spring Offensive hit and then moved to the St Quentin area where James was KIA during the Battle of the St. Quentin Canal Pigeon Ravine, France 35905. Private. Worcestershire Regiment
Small, F Unknown Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Smith, John E John was born Northampton in 1881 and orphaned while young. He moved to Pontgareg Llandovery prior to the war. He enlisted in Ammanford. John died from wounds aged 37 Years on 14 May 1918 His Division landed in France Dec ’15.  He fought in trenchwarfare in the Fleurbaix sector and Mametz wood in Jul ’16.  In ’17 he fought at Pilckem where he was injured and returned home for treatment.  By Mar ’18 John was in the 11th Batt Cheshire Reg when he moved to Flanders and fought before moving to the Aisne where John was wounded.  He moved to Base Hospital at Boulogne were he died. Boulogne Eastern France 53327.  Private. 15th Batt Welsh Regiment known as the Carmarthen Pals Batt and later attached to the 38th Welsh Division
Snape, Leslie Ninian Llewellyn Leslie was the son of Robert and Mary Snape of Barry and he had attended Llandovery College.  He was working as a Solicitor in the High Court of Justice. Leslie was 24 Yearsold when he was reported missing and assumed dead on 5 July 1916 4 Jul 16, Leslie’s Battalion attacked Strip Trench in front of Mametz Wood, Somme, but withdrew to Memetz Village under fire. On the 6 Jul 16 the Battalion attacked Wood Trench and the south corner of Mametz Wood and were met with a heavy counter-attack.  Leslie was reported as missing there. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial Somme. 8548. Sergeant. Royal Irish Regiment, 2nd Btn
Stephens, David Albert Born Llandovery to Thomas and Jane. The family moved to Merthyr where he married Catherine (nee Stephens) Killed at sea on the 31 May 1916. He was 38 Years old. David served on the Battlecruiser HMS Invincible.  The Invicible fought at the Battle of Jutland May ’16 and was sank by a salvo from the SMS Lutzow.  The Invicible was torn in two and sank with all but a few of her crew.  David was not one of the survivors. Plymouth Naval Mem. Devon Z/825. Able Seaman.Royal Navy
Stirling, Edward Was living at Llandovery prior to the war.  Joined up in Cardiff Killed on the 9 May 1915, age unknown. His Batt landed in France 13 Aug ’14 and fought at the Battle of Mons and the epic retreat to Marne.  After taking part in the Battle of the Aisne his Division moved to Ypres where it held the City preventing its capture.  After a hard winter in Flanders his Division fought at the Battle of Aubers Ridge where Edward was KIA Le Touret Mem France 22691. Private. 2nd Batt Welsh Regiment
Sweeney, Ernest Cynghordy Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Thomas, Alfred Haydn Son of Councilor R. Thomas. Mafeking Villa Llandovery Not applicable 24-10-15 Cambrian Daily Leader  “The Scroll of Fame : LLANDOVERY MAN WOUNDED.  A Telegram was received by Councillor R. Thomas, Mafeking Villa, on Saturday, informing him that his son, Private Afred Thomas, who is with the New Zealand contingent in the Dardanelles has been dangerously wounded………..”Cambrian Daily Leader 14 January 1916 LLANDOVERY.” Pte. Alfred Thomas, son of Councillor R. Thomas, Mafeking Villa, who is with the New Zealanders, and was seriously wounded in the Dardanelles, is now gradually recovering after having spent many months in hospital , and is home on sick leave.”  ……. Alfred was Discharged 1917 Not applicable Private. New Zealanders
Thomas, Arthur William Park Lodge.  Arthur was born on the 23rd June 1887).  He had been a Carpenter by occupation. Survived the War Arthur joined up on the 13th June 1916 and received his training at Sniggery Camp, Liverpool.  On the 10th August 1916, he was on Battalion Orders for France, but on the 14th he was taken ill and ocnveyed to Seaforth Military Hosptal, Liverpool.  He stayed at the hospital until he was discharged on the 18th November 1916.  We should add that Arthur offered himself under the Derby Scheme, but was rejected by three medical boards. Not applicable Private. South Wales Borderers
Thomas, Charles His parents were Fruiterers on the High Street llandovery Not applicable The Cambria Daily Leader Setember 12 1918 : “News was received on Wednesday by Mr and Mrs David Thomas, Fruiterer, High Street, Llandovery, that their son Pte. Charles Thomas had been wounded in action in France.  The wounded soldier is one of several brothers on active service.” Not applicable Private
Thomas, D. Unknown Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader 5th Feb 1919: “Welcome Home. At the Public Hall Llandovery on Monday evening, the Major. M. DI Jones, presiding, the following soldiers back from the front, were presented with cheques by the Reception Committee, the gifts being handed over by Mrs F.W. Lewis, Mile End:-Serg W.H. Powis, Trooper J. Humphries, Yeomanry; A.S.C.; Wheeler D.A. Jones, A.S.C,: Pte D. Thomas A.V.C. Not applicable Private A.V.C.
Thomas, Daniel Gwynfe.  Later moved to Pantyffynon.  His parents were Isaac and Margaret and he married Margaret Jane Edwards.  They had a son called Vincent. Daniel was Killed in Action Daniel was involved in the diversionary attack at Gommecourt on the first day of the Somme Offensive, later fighting at Ancre, and at the Scarpe where Daniel was killed in action Arras Memorial France S/3227. Private. 13th Batt Rifle Brigade attacahed to 111 Brigade 37th Div
Thomas, David Grandson of the late Lewis Thomas of the Bear in. Had a brother called Frederick and one called William Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader : 27 October 1916: “Llandovery’s Loyal Sons. Two sons of the late Regimental-Quartermaster-Serg. Dd. Thomas, a son of the late Mr Lewis Thomas of the Bear Inn are now in Llandovery.  Those patriotic lads Gunners Fredk. Thomas and David Thomas, travelled thousands of miles to serve the mother  country.  They were born in Malta, their parents dying when they were very young.  On of them voyaged from New  Zealand. Another brother who had also settled down in a foreign land, Trumpeter William Thomas, also came home to join the colours and visisted their father’s native town some time ago. They stayed with their aunt, Mrs Sarah Davies, 13 Garden-street.  The three will shortly be leaving for the front.” Not applicable Gunner. Royal Field Artillery
Thomas, David Llwynhelig, Farmers He was 34 when he was killed in action  on 1 July 1916 David was killed during the opening assault of the Battle of the Somme.  His Nephew, David (known as Johnny)  was killed 10 days later. Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, France 18563. Private. South Wales Borderers 87 Brigade 29th Division
Thomas, David Gwargorof, Caio 27 Year old when he was killed on 23 Feb 1917 His Division fought on the Somme in the Battle of Ancre, Arras and the 2nd Battle of the Scarpe where David was KIA Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-En-Gohelle, France B/23540/ Lamce Corporal. Royal Fusiliers 7th Batt 190 Brigade 63rd (Royal Naval) Div
Thomas, David Llangadog, later moving to Ammanford Died aged 24 Years on the  20 May 1918 David served at a shore base at Chatham, HMS Pembroke.  He became ill and died of disease Buried at Llangadog Church Cemetary K/51445.  Stoker 2nd Class. Royal Navy
Thomas, David Ivy Cottage, Llangadog 26 Years on 19 Sep 1918 From ’15 David fought at Flanders, Mametz Wood and Third Ypres.  Moving again to aid the Somme area in ’18. David was KIA during the Battle of Epehy which was to aid the assault on the Hindenburg Line Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery France and commemorated on the Gosen Chapel Memorial 56905. Corporal. Pembroke Yeomanry transferring to the 13th Batt, 114 Brigade 38th Welsh
Thomas, David (Johnny) Llwynhelig, Farmers Killed aged 22 Years on 11 July 1916 Left Folkestone 4 Dec ’15.  His Division took Mametz Wood and continued fighting there.  David was killed on the 11 July at Mametz (his Uncle David was killed 10 days earlier) Thiepval Memorial 44204. Private. 15th Batt Welsh Reg attached to 114 Brigade 38th (Welsh)
Thomas, Ewart G Ewart was the son of Richard Morris and Elizabeth Ann, and had lived at 72 High Street Llandovery. He had 2 Brothers : R. Fred and Willy Rhys, both of whom served. Not applicable Carmarthen Weekly Report 25 May 1917: “The funeral took place at Llandingat Church on Monday of Mrs R.M. Thomas.  The deceased, who was in her 43rd year, leaves a husband an 8 children.  Two of her sons are with the colours, viz., Private W.R. Thomas, 6th Welsh, who saw service in the Dardanelles and also in France , where he was wounded, and Private E.G. Thomas, of the 3rd Welsh. The eldest son, Mr. R. Fred Thomas, also served in the Dardanelles.” …..Cambria Daily Leader October 24 1918 :”Signaller E.G. Thomas, son of Mr. R.M. Thomas 72, High-street, Llandovery, who was some time ago seriously wounded in the fighting on the Western front by shrapnel in both feet, is home on sick leave prior to proceeding to a convalescent home.’ 3rd Welsh Signaller
Thomas, Fred 26, High St,Llandovery Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader July 10 1916: “Other Llandovery boys with the colours who have been on week-end leave include Mr. Sydney Roberts, son of Councillor and Mrs T. Roberts, J.P., who have also another son, viz., Mr. Melborne Roberts with the army; and Mr Fred Thomas, son of Mr and Mrs David Thomas 26 High Street who is attached to the engineers” Not applicable Engineers
Thomas, Frederick Grandson of the late Lewis Thomas of the Bear Inn Llandovery. Had a brother called David and one called William Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader : 27 October 1916: “Llandovery’s Loyal Sons. Two sons of the late Regimental-Quartermaster-Serg. Dd. Thomas, a son of the late Mr Lewis Thomas of the Bear Inn are now in Llandovery.  Those patriotic lads Gunners Fredk. Thomas and David Thomas, travelled thousands of miles to serve the mother  country.  They were born in Malta, their parents dying when they were very young.  One of them voyaged from New  Zealand. Another brother who had also settled down in a foreign land, Trumpeter William Thomas, also came home to join the colours and visited their father’s native town some time ago. They stayed with their aunt, Mrs Sarah Davies, 13 Garden-street.  The three will shortly be leaving for the front. Not applicable Gunner. Royal Field Artillery
Thomas, Harry 26 High St Not applicable Amman Valley Chronical

16 March 1916

Mr and Mrs David Thomas, 26 High Street Llandovery, have two sons on military service.  Private William Thomas, Royal Flying Corps, was one of the first men from the district to join that branch of the Army.  Gunner Harry Thomas, Royal Field Artillery, is on active service in France.

Not applicable Gunner. Royal Field Artillery
Thomas, Herbert Gordon Born Llandovery 1885 his family later moved to Abergwili and Herbert attended Llandovery College. Son of Rev and Mrs MA Thomas, Abergwili 31 Years oldwhen he was killed on the  13 Nov 1916 At the end of 1915 Herbert was at Loos before moving to the Somme.  13 Nov 16 during an attack around the area of Serre (in blanketing mist, mud and rain filled shell-holes).  His Battalian was met with heavy enemy machine-gun fire there and Herbert was killed in action. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, France. 2nd Lieut. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 3rd Bn. Attached to the 10th R.W.F. 3rd Division.
Thomas, Isaac He was the Head Master at Rhandirmwyn School. Not applicable His name appears in the information given by Mrs Doreen Carne in her Century of Memories.  A short extract : ” Woe betide the child who spoke Welsh in the Classroom in Rhandirmwyn School which belonged to the Church of England. Punishment would be a caning by the Headmaster, Isaac Thomas.  However, he never used force.  He would tell the children that they should take every opportunity to travel because it was more beneficial then reading books.  He had served in the First World War, and would often say there was no place like Rhandirmwyn.” Not applicable Unknown
Thomas, John Born Llangadog later lived in Cwmllynfell.  John enlisted in Carmarthen Age unknown died 28 Dec 1917 John was taken ill some time during the fight to capture Jerusalem and had come back to the UK for treatment but died at home Cwmllynfell Welsh Congregational Chapelyard 202821. Private. 1/4th Batt Welsh Reg attached to 159 Brigade 53rd Welsh
Thomas, John Archibald Had lived at Edwinsford Forge, Talley.  His parents were John and Francis. He emigrated to Australia in 1908. John was 30 years old when he took his own life on the 22 Sep 1919 John had returned home for a family visit in 1914.  Because of the war, he was unable to return to Austrailia so enlisted here in 1914.  John fought in Palestine, and survived the fighting.  However, after the war he was depressed as he was unable to return to Australia and he took his own life by slitting his throat. Private. Glamorgan Yeomanry joining the 24th Welsh
Thomas, John Ebenezer Lived at Cilycwm 25 Years old when he was killed on the  10 Sep 1916 In July ’16 his Division moved to the Somme where he fought the Battle of Flers-Courcelette and was killed in action. Delville Wood Cemetery and a memorial at Cilycwm Parish Church 1071. Private. Welsh Guards 1st Batt attached to 3 Brigade
Thomas, Llewelyn Llewelyn worked in the Ironmonger shop on Stone Street for Mr. D. Jones Not applicable Herald of Wales 23 7 15 “In France a trio of Llandoverians are in hospital – Privates D.J. Williams, W. Hendy, and Ll Thomas, all members of the King’s Royal Rifles.  We hope they will soon be convalescent.”……… Carmarthen Journal 1 December 1916 : “Rifleman Llewelyn Thomas, of the K.R.R., has been home on ieave after serving in France for nineteen months.  He looks well and hearty, and has been wounded three times.  He joined the army at the outbreak of war.  Before joining he was employed with Mr. D. Jones, Ironmonger Llandovery.  He wishes to thank all for the kindness shown to him when he was home on leave especially to those who send him comforts.  His parents reside at Llandebie. Not applicable Rifleman. Kings Royal Rifles
Thomas, R.Fred He was the son of Mr R. M. Thomas 72 High Street Llandovery.  He had brothers Willy, Rhys and Ewart. Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader 7 10 1915

LLANDOVERY Private R..F. Thomas,  1/4th Welsh, who is in hospital at Alexandria, Egypt, writing to his parents who reside at 72 High-street, Llandovery, says : “I notice in shame of the South Wales papers my name amongst the wounded.  I was not exactly wounded.  It is more or less shock due to the bursting of a shell in our trench.  It has affected my eyes”. …… Cambria Daily Leader : Llandovery.  Pte R Fred Thomas 1/4th Welsh of 72 High-street Llandovery, who was in the landing at Sulva Bay and took part in the fighting at Galipoli, has just returned to England………. Also, see note on Dennis Morgan as he is mentioned there also………Carmarthen Weekly Report 25 May 1917: “The funeral took place at Llandingat Church on Monday of Mrs R.M. Thomas.  The deceased, who was in her 43rd year, leaves a husband and 8 children.  Two of her sons are with the colours, viz, Private W.R. Thomas, 6th Welsh, who saw service in the Dardanelles and also in France , where he was wounded, and Private E.G. Thomas, of the 3rd Welsh. The eldest son, Mr. R. Fred Thomas, also served in the Dardanelles.”

Not applicable Captain. Private. 1st/4th Welsh
Thomas, Rufus Haydon Born in Kentucky, Rufus lived at Dolauganol Caio before the War.  His parents were Jonathan Starkie and Julia Thomas Killed when he was 39 Years old on the 24 Mar 1918 His Division was on the Somme Spring ’18 and were hit by the German offensive.  Rufus was KIA Arras Memorial, France Captain. Royal Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Royal Scots Fusiliers
Thomas, T.J He was the son of the  Station master Llandovery and he worked at Swansea High Street Goods Office. Not applicable Carmarthen Journal 5-10-17 “The numerous friends of Llandovery of Lieut. T.J. Thomas will be very pleased to hear of that officer’s well-earned promotion on the field to commissioned frank.  Previously Lieut. Thomas held the position of Quarter Master-Sergeant in the 3rd Welsh Field Ambulance with the Egyptian Expeditionary Forces, and has  taken part in the Gallipoli campaign, Egypt and latterly in Palestine.  Lieut Thomas was one of the most popular men in the regiment and the promotion has given great satisfaction to his old comrades.    He is the son of the late Mr Thomas, Stationmaster, and Mrs Thomas Llandovery and prior to the war was engaged in official capacity at the Swansea High Street goods office.  He is a musician of no mean merit and an expert ambulance instructor. Not applicable Lieut. Welsh Field Ambulance, Egyptian Forces
Thomas, Thomas Son of the late Mr John Thomas, Abermarlais Gate.  He was a miner before the War Survived the War After a period of training, he was transferred to a Labour Battalion, worked on a farm in Kent and demobiisted in 1919. Not applicable Private, Labour Batt
Thomas, Thomas Thomas was the son of Mr and Mrs David Thomas, Cwmmynis, Llanwrda. He was born at Talley on the 27th April 1888. He had worked as a road labourer and enlisted on the 26 November 1915 Survived the War Thomas enlisted on the 26 November 1915 and was attached to the 2/2 Monmouthshire Regiment, and was trained at Bedford. He was Discharged on the 26th June 1916 on medical grounds, having lost a limb Not applicable Private.. Monmouthshire Regiment
Thomas, T.M.J. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas of Aberdaunant Farm Llansadwrn Survived the War He joined up on the 6th June 1917.  He was trained at Sniggery Camp, Liverpool, and demobilised 19th March 1919. Not applicable South Wales Borderers 3rd Batt
Thomas, Thomas Rees His parents were David and Elizabeth and he had lived at Pantsoar, Salem.  Thomas joined up in Lambeth David was 19 Years old when he died from his wounds on 14 April 1918 Thomas Regiment fought throughout the Somme Offensive.  In early 1917 his Regiment was at Arras and  fought at the Battle of Scarpe and Arleux. They fought at 3rd Ypres, Memin Road and Polygon amd Battle of Cambria.  They were caught up in the German Offensive March 1918 where Thomas was mortally wounded. Pernes British Cemetery, France Private. 2nd Batt Suffolk Regiment.
Thomas, William Grandson of the late Lewis Thomas of the Bear in. Had a brother called David and one called Frederick Not applicable Cambria Daily Leader : 27 October 1916: “Llandovery’s Loyal Sons. Two sons of the late Regimental-Quartermaster-Serg. Dd. Thomas, a son of the late Mr Lewis Thomas of the Bear Inn are now in Llandovery.  Those patriotic lads Gunners Fredk. Thomas and David Thomas, travelled thousands of miles to serve the mother  country.  They were born in Malta, their parents dying when they were very young.  On eof them voyaged from New  Zealand. Another brother who had also settled down in a foreign land, Trumpeter William Thomas, also came home to join the colours and visisted their father’s native town some time ago. They stayed with their aunt, Mrs Sarah Davies, 13 Garden-street.  The three will shortly be leaving for the front. Not applicable Trumpeter
Thomas, William The son of Thomas and Ceturah Thomas, William had lived at the Drovers Arms Porthyrhyd, Llanwda. William was 25 years old when he died from wounds on the 11 Jan 1917 William joined up in Llandovery and he sailed for Egypt March 1916 as part of the mounted Division and joined the Western Frontier Force tasked with guarding the Suez Canal defences.  They fought against the pro-Turkish Senussi tribesmen over the coming months and in one such action William was wounded.  He died of his wounds. Kantara War Memorial Egypt 2181. Private. Pembrokeshire Yeomanry
Thomas, William Had lived at Llywnybrain Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrda, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Sapper. Royal Engineers.
Thomas, William Had lived at High Street (No. 26).  His parents were Mr & Mrs David Thomas and he had a brother Harry. Not applicable Amman Valley Chronicle: “Mr and Mrs David Thomas, 26 High Street Llandovery, have two sons on military service.  Private William Thomas, Royal Flying Corps, was one of the first men from the district to join that branch of the Army.  Gunner Harry Thomas, Royal Field Artillery, is on active service in France” .  ….. Cambrian Daily Leader “13 March 1916  “LLANDOVERY ; Two Llandovery boys- Private Willie Thomas, son of Mr. David Thomas, shoe-maker, high-street; and Daniel Jones, son of Mrs Jones, White Swan Hotel, had not seen each other for a long time, have just met under dramatic circumstances in the firing line “Somewhere in France” “. Not applicable Private. Royal Flying Corps
Thomas, William Rees Ceidrych Dolgoy, Llangadog.  His parents were Thomas and Mary.  William emigrated to Canada in 1910 and joined up at Edmonton on the 29 June 1915 34 Years old died  19 Sep 1916 William came to England and left for France taking part in the Battle of Mount Sorret in June ’16 before moving to the Somme. William was KIA during the battle of Flers-Courcelette Wimy Memorial, France 10007. Lance Corporal. 8th Batt (Winnipeg) Canadian Expeditionary Force
Thomas, Willy Rhys Lived at 72 High Street, Llandovery, Willy was the son of Richard Morris and Elizabeth Ann.  He had 2 Brothers : R. Fred and Ewart G. Before joining up Willy was a hairdresser at Gilfach Goch and at Swansea. 21 Years old when he was killed on  23 April 1918 Carmarthen Weekly Report 25 May 1917: “The funeral took place at Llandingat Church on Monday of Mrs R.M. Thomas.  The deceased, who was in her 43rd year, leaves a husband and 8 children.  Two of her sons are with the colours, viz, Private W.R. Thomas, 6th Welsh, who saw service in the Dardanelles and also in France , where he was wounded, and Private E.G. Thomas, of the 3rd Welsh. The eldest son, Mr. R. Fred Thomas, also served in the Dardanelles.” ……… Amman Valley Chronicle 9 May 1918 “We regret to announce the death in action of Priv W.R. Thomas, son of Mr. R.M. Thomas, journalist, 72, High Street Llandovery, which occurred on April 23rd. Priv. Thomas joined the Colours at the commencement of the war, and served at the Dardanelles, where he was wounded and suffered from malaria.  In France he received shrapnel wounds, and suffered from trench fever, and later on he was gassed, from which he recovered and was again sent to the firing line. “………. Willy was killed in action  during the battle of Albert Pozieres Memorial France 267172. Private. 15th Batt Welsh Reg known as Carmarthen Pals attached to 114 Brigade 38th Welsh Div
Thomas, John Henry Queen Street Llandovery Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader March 6 1918 ” At a meeting held at th Public Hall, on Monday evening, under the presidency of the Mayor (Councillor DI Jones) presentations were handed on behalf of the Reception Committee for local soldiers and sailors to Ptes. Danny Jones (White Swan) and John Heny Thomas (Queen Street), by the Mayoress (Mrs DI Jones) and Mrs D Edmodes-Owen (wife of the vicar).” Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Torbitt, Thomas Pumpsaint Not applicable Cambrai Daily Leader November 19th 1914 : “Llandovery and District. The following have been received by Major Stewart DSO Llanfair Llandovery for the Regulars: Walter Edwards, Llwynbrain, Wm. Thomas, Llwynybrain, Thomas Rees, Llanwrd, Ernest Sweeney, Cynghordy, D.R. Evans, Llandovery, John Carroll, Waterworks Llanddeusant, J. Davies, Royal Oak, Pumpsaint, Thomas Torbitt, Pumpsaint, D.V. Lewis, Rhandirmwyn, WE. Hyatt, Rhandirmwyn, Daniel Kelly, William Murphy, A.B.C. Freeman, Llwynhowell, Llandovery, H. Payne, Llandovery, G.H. Roberts, Llandovery, T. Garritz, Llandovery, H. Giles, C.A. Postell, Dolauhirion, Edgar Seward, T.W. Gothard, F. Small, W.H. Llewelly, The College Llandovery, I Andrews Llwynybrain, Llandovery, Geo Corpse, Pelan, Telych, Llandovery. Not applicable Unknown
Vaughan, Gwynne (Mrs) Unknown Not applicable The Express September 27 1917 :”Mrs Gwynne Vaughan (widow of the famous professor of botony born at Llandovery and who has been appointed Deputy Chief Controller of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps in France, will receive a salary of £450 a year, with quarters, and will thus be one of the best remunerated women in the direct service of the State.  Her badge will be a fleur-de-lys and two roses.” Not applicable Deputy Chief Controller, Womens auxillary Army Corps
Wall, William Parkside, Llansadwrn Not applicable William joned the Glamorgan Bantams in November 1914 and nothing was heard of him since. Not applicable Glamorgan Bantams
Warry, A Lived in Orchard Street Llandovery with his wife and children.  He was a Baker and worked for Messrs T. Roberts and Sons Not applicable Herald of Wales 24 July 1915

Mr. Warry, who for the past 11 years has been a baker in the employ of Messrs. T. Roberts and Sons, has joined the colours.  Mr. Warry is a married man with a number of children, and has set an example to the many hefty single young men.

Not applicable Private
Weeks, Henry Russell Attended Llandovery College.  His parents were Alfred and Ada Weeks of Penylan Cardiff and he had a brother Herbert. Henry was 24 years old when he died from wounds on the 18 Sep 1918 From Jan 15, Henry served in France for 18 months before being wounded.  In 1918, Henry, now promoted to Captain, was posted to Salonkia.  He took part in the British advance against the Bulgarians in Struma Valley, were he was severely wounded.  He was soon to die from his wounds. Buried at Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece, Grave Ref V1.K.12 97130. Captain. Welsh Regiment, 1st Batt
Weeks, Herbert Ward Meredith Attended Llandovery College.  His parents were Alfred and Ady Weeks of Penylan Cardiff and he had a brother Henry.  Herbert read Mathematics at Oxford 25 Years old died  23 Nov 1917 Read Mathematics at Oxford.  On the 11 Oct 15 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served at Gallipoli and the Somme.  He was in command of A Company during the Battle of Cambrai Nov 17.  On 23 Nov 17 Herbert was badly wounded during an advance to the Hundenburg Line crossing a river near Marcoing Lock.  He died later that day from his wounds. Buried at Tincourt New British Cemetery, France Lieut. South Wales Borderers, 29th Division
Williams Cecil Cecil was Head gardener at Llwynybrain and he was married with children Not applicable Mentioned in Departures in Parish Magazine : ” Mr Williams was also a devoted churchman, and always helped to decorate the church for our festivals.  Writing from camp at Partmadoc, he says, “I cannot for a minute understand why so many young and able-bodied men hang back from joining the H M. Forces.  In “A” Battery RFA it is surprising to me to find such a quantity of married men, and we ask where are the single ones, as I am sure in the battery two-thirds are men with families of three and four and some cases six and seven children” Not applicable A Battery Royal Field Artillery
Williams,  William James Willliam studied at Llandovery College.  His father was Ex-Sgt William and he had 2 brothers, Gordon and Conway..  William joined up in 1915 William was 21 Years old when he ws killed on the  8 Jan 1918 William joined up in 1915 Unknown Private. New Zealand Exp Force
Williams, D.R. Unknown Not applicable Brecon Radnor Express 30-8-17 ” Llandovery News : Private D.R. Williams, (Army Service Corps), Signaller Norman Owen, R.G.A., Sapper Connock, R.E., and Pte W.H. Powis (Army Service Corps, have just been home on leave”. Private. Army Service Corps
Williams, David New Road Llandovery.  His father was Thomas Williams (Plasterer), ‘Victoria’ New Road.  David had a brother, Evan.  David enlisted in 1915. Not applicable Herald of Wales 23rd January 1915

“A large crowd of friends gathered at the station on Tuesday morning to witness the departure of the following who have joined the colours :- Messrs Cyril Morgan (Pentre House), son of Mr. D. T. Morgan, Jeweller; Dd. Rice Evans, Dd Jno. Williams son of Mr. T. Williams plasterer, New-road), Wm., Hendy (son of Mr. Hendy, gardener at Ystrad House) and Llew Thomas (from Mr. D. Jones, ironmonger, Stone-street)

Not applicable Private. King’s Royal Rifles
Williams, David David had lived at Ellis Cottage Pumpsaint and Llanwrda before the War.  His parents were Thomas and Anne and David enlisted in Carmarthen 32 Years old died 21 Sep 1918 Saw action at Gaza and took part in the capture of Jerusalem before going to the Western Front.  He fought at the Battle of Epehy where he was KIA Vis-En-Artois Memorial, France 32054. Private. Glamorgan Yeomanry
Williams, Evan Victoria’ New Road, Llandovery. Survived the War Cambria Daily Leader 11 December 1915 ” Llandovery : Private Evan Williams First 4th Welsh of Victoria New Road who is now in the Dardanelles was, says the L & W Railway Gazette, a member of the Swansea D.T.S.O clerical staff prior to the outbreak of war.  Always more or less interested in the sport of boxing his acquaintances are not surprised to learn that since joining the army he has had in this direction a very successful career.   Taking to boxing seriously only as recently as March last, he has during the succeeding months fought several encounters, with excellent results.  Private Williams sailed with his regiment on the 17th July”…………

“LLANDOVERY SUFFERERS.  Privates Moelwyn Evans and A.P.R. Jones, of the 1/4th Welsh , are at Llandovery on furlough.  Both have been on active service. The latter have been in the Dardanelles.  Both have been attacked with dysentery.  We learn from Pte R F Thomas, who is now in Alexandria, that Private Evan Williams, who has also been a sufferer from the same complaint, has now recovered and returned to the firing line.”

Not applicable Private. 4th Welsh
Williams, Evan Evan had lived at Llllwyngweno Farm, Llansadwrn.  He was Articled to Messrs. Jones & Robathan, Chartered Accountants, Cardiff.   Evans enlisted in 1916 Survived the War On November 5th 1916, he was ordered to Salonica, where be became Sergeant.  He took part in engagements on the Balkan Front April – May 1917 and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery.  He was demoilised 28 Feb 1919 and joined the Metropolitan Police Force…..Extract Routine Order No 386 12 May 1917: “No 52996 Serg Evan Williams.  During the operations of 8-9th May 1917, this NCO showed great courage and devotion to duty.  He was of the greatest assistance to his Officer in keeping the 4 Vicker’s guns (which were a considerable distance apart), informed of the situation in front, which enahled the guns to keep up a heavy fire throught the night on positions from which the enemy could have severely hampered our attacking infanctry.  This was done under heavy shell and trench motar fire.  This NCO gave his Officer equally fine assistace during the day of the 9 May 1917 – the smartness and determination with which he carried out his orders enabling the Vicer’s guns greatly to assist the infantry in their withdrawl.  He displayed great coolness and cheerfulness throughout, thereby setting a fine example to his men.  During operations of the 24th-25th April 1917, this NCO played a similar part with equal resolution, bravery and cheerfuness.” Not applicable 52996 78th Machine Gun Company. Military Medal
Williams, Glynne Studied at Llandovery College.  Her father was Ex-Sergeant George Williams (police) and he had brothers Albert and Conway Glynne was 20 Years old when he was killed, date unknown Glynne served on the Western Front until his death which occurred during the opening of an attack east of the Ypres-Comines Canal.  Glynne was killed along with 12 comrades during enemy shelling and machine gun fire Buried at Woods Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium Military
Williams, J. Wakefield Llandovery Not applicable Wales onLine History month :- “Among the first Welshmen to see action in the war were those serving with the New Zealand forces who landed in the German colony of Samoa in August 1914 0 men such as E.G. Heywood of Crickhowell and J. Wakefield Williams of Llandovery.” Not applicable New Zealand Forces
Williams, J.D. Glankeri, New Road Llandovery.  His father was William Williams who was a Carpenter Not applicable Emigrated to Canada and joined up there Not applicable Canadians
Williams, D.J. Lived at Victoria House, Llangadog. He was the son of Thomas Williams. Not applicable Radnor Express21 October 1915

FURLOUGH : “Rifleman D.J Williams, King’s Royal Rifles (son of Mr Thomas Williams, Victoria House), is home on sick furlough.  He joined in January, and on June 16, he and others were in a trench at Armentieres, when a shell dropped amongst them.  He sustained a severe shrapnel wound in his right leg, and was taken to the 2nd Canadian’s Hospital at Latonque, where he was a patient for seven weeks.  He underwent three operations, and was subsequently removed to Reading Hospital.  He is still somewhat lame

Not applicable Rifleman. Kings Royal Rifles
Williams, James James lived at Bryn Ranell, Rock Street, Caio.  He joined up in 1914 Just 16 years old when he died 29 Jan 1915 His Division were in Norwich early ’15 and James contracted pneumonia and died there. Norwich Cemetery and a memorial on his parents grave in Caio 3450. Pembroke Yeomanry 1st Mounted Division
Williams, John Wakefield Had lived at 25 Orchard street Llandovery with his adoped parents Mr and Mrs J G Evans.  John left Llandovery 9 years earlier, and had arranged to visit his home town this year.  However, he joined the colours instead and at the age of 29 found himself working on a Medical Ship Not applicable John was on the Marquette which was torpedoed on her way to Salonika and below is an extract taken from his letter printed in the Carmarthen Journal December 15  “I am safe and sound but have had a rough time of it. I was down below the mule deck which is 2 decks down below the ship’s deck. I had just finished packing up ready to go ashore when the explosion penetrated our quarters, and articles were flyng in all directions.  One poor chap had his leg blown off above the knee and a foot off the other leg.  He was only a few yards away from me.  The water was over our ankles before you could say “Jack Robinson”.  All of us wished goob-bye to one another as the water rose rapidly. We got inside the hatch and rose with the water, which helped us out.  As I got on deck some Tommies and myself pushed a raft over and jumped in after it.  When we got near the stern I saw the propeller three parats out of the water going round like fury. I sang out to the other boys to let go and swim for their lives as we were being drawn in by the propeller.  They hung on to the raft, which was broken into matchwood.  I swam away and saw broken raft blood etc.  I eventually reached a boat, was pulled aborad and thus saved. Not applicable Private, Medical Corps attached to the New Zealand Contingent
Williams, Joshua Born on the 27 January 1884, Joshua lived at Tycoch Farm, Llansadwrn and Ty Coch White Square, Taliaris.  He was the son of William and Eliza.He was a Drapers Assistant before enlisting on the 3 March 1916. Died7th September 1917 Joshua was drafted to France and contracted trench fever in March 1917, and was transferred to Beechwood Hospital, Newport in April 1917.  He was discharged on the 26th June 1917 and died at the hospital on the 7th September 1917. Taliaris (Holy Trinity) Churchyard 633812 15th Batt, London Regiment
Williams, Llew. Had lived at 12 Victoria Crescent.  His parents were Edwin and Mary Williams, The Schoolhouse, Risca. He left St. Johns College Oxford with a First Class Honours Moderations in Mathematics Killed in Action April ’16, Oswald was serving with B Company at Givenchy, Somme. On the 9-April a raid was made on a German machine-gun emplacement.  As they attempted to pale a ‘Bangalor Torpedo’ in the enemy wire, a bonx was through from the German Trenches killing Oswald.  His body was never found. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France 2.d Lieut. Welch Regiment 38th (Welsh) Division
Williams, Oswald Morgan Attended Llandovery College where he was Captain and Senior Prefect. He was the son of the late Edwin and Mary Williams of Risca.   In 1913 he gained a First Class Honours in Mathemaics at St. Johns College Oxford before enlisting in 1914 21 Years old, died ion the April 1916 Oswald was a Prisoner of War Loos Memorial 2nd Lietu
Williams, Peter Victoria House, New Road, Llandovery Not applicable The Herald January 4th 1919: ” Pte Peter Williams, son of Mr and Mrs T. Williams Victoria House, New Road, who has been for about two years a prisoner of war in Germany, returned to his parents’ home on Monday night.” Not applicable Private
Williams, Rice Watkin Studied at Llandovery College.  His parents were Henry and Sarah Williams, Cardiff and he was employed at Cardiff Docks before enlisting in 1914. 27 years old when he was killed on the  13 Nov 1916 Rice arrived in France Nov-15.  He was wounded twice before his final action.  He took part in the attack north of the Ancre where he was killed. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. France PS/1075 Private. Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsmen’s) 2nd Division
Williams, Richard Richard lived at Abbey View, Talley. His father was Ex-Sergeant George Williams (police)and he had brothers Gordon and Albert. Survived the War Amman Valley Chronicle

27th January 1916

LLANDOVERY : Priv. Tommy Manning, who has been fighting in the Dardanelles, where he lost a finger and also suffered from frostbitten feet, has just returned to his home at Llandovery on sick furlough.  Other Llandovery boys now on furlough are Lance-Corpl. Conway Williams, A.S.R., son of the late ex-Sergt. Williams, White Hall Hotel; Gunner Ivor Frost, Priv. Frank Frost, 2/4th Welsh (brother of the last named); Q.M.S Edward Evans, and Priv. Willie Tom Morgan, 2/4th Welsh

Unknown Private
Williams, S. Conway Had lived at the Whitehall Hotel, Llandovery.He was the son of the late Sergt. Williams Whitehall Hotel and Mrs H.W. Silott (formerly Williams).  He was studying at Plymouth College and St. George’s College, Kingsway before the war. Killed in Action 19 April 1916 The Cambria Daily Leader :” Lance-Corporal Conway Williams, son of the late Sergt. Williams, White Hall Hotel, Llandovery,  has been on short leave prior to leaving for the front. He has another brother serving with the Colours, Mr. Gordon Williams who is with the New Zealanders.  Another brother, Mr. Albert Williams, who is in New Zealand, also offered himself, was rejected on medical grounds.” Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme. France Lance-Corp
Williams, Samuel Mervyn Samuel studied at Llandovery College.  He joined up in 1916. 19 Years old, Samuel was killed in action on the  16 Oct 1916 Samuel joined up in 1916.  Oct 17 Samuel joined the Regiments 2nd Battalion in the trenches near Montaudan, Somme.  On the Oct 16th ’17 Samuel was involved in a counter attack –  His Battalion had heard that a Platoon of ‘D’ Company’s gun-pits had been captured and they tried to retrive the situation.  It was during this attack that Samuel was killed.
Williams, T Lived at 46, Stone Street Llandovery.  He was the son of Engine Driver Thomas Williams of Springfield Terrace, New Road Amman Valley Chronicle 30 Sept 1915 :- “Private Tom Williams, of the 4th Welsh, a son of the late Mr Thomas Williams of Springfield Terrace, New Road, Llandovery, has been wounded in the Dardanelles.” Private. 4th Welsh
Williams, Timothy Davies Bwlchcefnserth, Caio.  His parents were Rev Charles and Harriet Williams.  He married Louisa and was the History Master at the County School, Barry. 34 years old when he  died from his wounds on the 5 April 1918 Posted to France, Timothy was mortally wounded during the Gemran Spring Offensive at the Battle of Bapaume Varennes Military Cemetery, France 2nd Lieut. Royal Garrison Artilllery
Williams, Tudor Tudor had lived at Cawdor House (attached to the Castle Hotel on the left – now a listed building). He was the son of Henry (who was a cattle dealer) and Elizabeth.  Tudor Worked in the Education Department of Glamorgan County Council at Cardiff 31 years old when he was killed on the 11 Sep 1917 Herald of Wales 24 July 1915

“Corporal Tudor Williams, son of Mr Henry Williams, Cawdor House, who is a corporal in the Rifle Brigade, and has been stationed for many months on the Salisbury Plain, is on a short furlough prior to proceeding on active service” ………

In 1917 one of his fellow officers described him as one of the best of fellows and appreciated by officers and men (he had taken command of his company when his Company Commander was wounded at the start of the attack on Pilckem Ridge).  On  11 Sept 1917, William was relieved from the Ypres Sector and moved to the Armentieres area where he was killed in action.

Buried in Erquingham Lys Churchard Extension. Corporal. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 113 Infantry Brigade, 38th (Welsh) Division
Williams, Tudor Unknown Not applicable Brecon and Radnor 12 October 1916 Llandovery News: ” Pte Tudor Williams (City of London Royal Fusiliers), came home on Wednesday morning, looking none the worse for his 13 months’ duties in France.” Not applicable Private City of London Royal Fusiliers
Wiseman, Philip Henry Franklin Phillip was an Assistant Master at Llandovery College.  His parents were Rev H.J. and Mrs Wiseman of Clifton College, Bristol.  Phillip enlisted in 1914. 30 years old when he died from wounds In 1914 Philip served in France during the winter.  In 1915 he was commissioned into the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and was appointed Lieutenant April 1916.  Early 1917 Philip embarked for the Western Front and was severely wounded in an attack on Mendling and Rybens Farms in the vicinity of Boesinghe, Belgium.  He died of his wounds the next day.Thought to have been awarded the Victory Medal. Buried at Solferino Farm, Brieven, Belgium. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Wright, Benjamin Arthur Benjamin was born in London August 20th 1891 and later lived at Pwllyfan, Llansadwrn.  He enlisted in 1914. 27 Years old when he was killed in action on the 23 August 1916 Benjamin enlisted in 1914 and in fact was the first to volunteer from Llansadwrn Parish.  He was sent out to France early in 1915, and was wounded slightly in April 1915, and again in August of the same year at Neuve Chapelle.  He was Killed in Action at Mametz Wood. Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz, France 11479. Private. Welsh Regiment
Wright, Evan George Evan lived at Maesyrhiw, Talley.  He was the son of Alfred John and Emily Jane. 19 Years old died 10 Aug 1915 Served at Gallipoli. Given the information we have available, it is very possible that Evan George Wright was awarded the 1914-15 Star Campaign medal of the British Empire for his service. Evan was killed during an attack on Scimitar Hill. Unknown 5136. Private. Welsh Regiment 1st/4th Battalion, attached to 159 Brigade, 53rd Welsh
Wright, George George lived in Queen Street Llandovery. Not applicable Carm. Journal 31-1-19. “A private presentation of £5 was made to Corporal George Wright, Queen Street who had been a prisoner of war since October 14 and suffered much privations………Extract from Cambria Daily Leader Dec 3rd 1918 :   “Callous Treatment .  The 1st prisoner of Llandovery to be repatriated was Corpl Wright. Staying at his sisters house in Llandovery he commented on his time as a prisoner : After b;eing taken prisoner with others, they were marched a distance of 15 kils, many of the men having  been wounded, including Wright himself some time before.  They were in a pitiable condition and weak.  The strongest supported the others along. At Cour de Flandes they came to a German Red Cross Hospital where when they asked for water it was thrown at them. They were packed like herrings into a cattle truck. Along with Wright were 62 others. For a long time they were shunted about. On the 3rd day they arrived at Gottingen. During the whole journey, although parched with thirst they were refused water. During the journey the train was brought to a standstill by a tunrip field, and one man from each wagon was allowed to fetch some turnips, which were divided in the proportion of one turnip between 2 men. At 1 station a German soldier entered the trucks and told them that the British Army ha been annihilated and the British Navy sent to the bottom of the sea. They were mached around the town and poked with umbrella,s spat at and stones thrown at them.  He received his 1st parcel of food from home in April 1915. He was compelled to pay a duty of 3 marks. Many of the prisoners were without the money to do so. In those cases the food was taken possession of by the Huns”. Unknown Corporal.
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