The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Alfred Richards

Alfred Richards, A Richards on the Ystradgynlais War Memorial, served with the Suffolk Regiment and was killed in action in September 1918.

The information on Alfred Richards has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameAlfred Richards
Date of Death28th September 1918
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death27
Unit and RegimentSuffolk Regiment; 12th Bn.
Service Number57474
Personal InformationBorn Neath Son of John and Lydia Richards (born Briton Ferry 1864) of 6 Hendreladis Cottage, Brecon Road, Penrhos Ystradgynlais, Swansea Prior to war Haulier at Colliery
MemorialTYNE COT MEMORIAL - BELGIUM; Panel 40 to 41 and 162 to 162A.
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Known BrothersJohn RICHARDS (born Neath 1890) Engineer at Colliery Surface
Known SistersLydia RICHARDS (born Neath 1883) Domestic Servant Married Mr SMITH: Son Morgan John SMITH (born Ystradgynlais 1905). Son David Walter SMITH (born Ystradgynlais 1909)

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 26th January 1918:-

Private Alf Richards Northumberland Fusiliers, who has been in France for 23 months and has since been in hospital under treatment, has been home at Penrhos on leave. He joined the colours in 1914.


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