The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Cyril Eurfryn Jones

Cyril Eurfryn Jones died as a result of an accident in Germany in the Summer of 1945 where he was serving as a despatch rider.

A photograph of Private Jones was also kindly provided by his late brother, Mr Winfield Jones.

The information on Cyril Eurfryn Jones has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameCyril Eurfryn Jones
Date of Death29th August 1945
Place of DeathSheffield Hospital
Age at Death19
Unit and RegimentWelch Regiment
Service Number14821427
War Grave  St Cynog's churchyard, Ystradgynlais  
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of Thomas Frederick and Annie Jones
of Ystradgynlais

Cyril Eurfryn Jones
To the left is C E Jones' grave in St Cynog's churchyard, Ystradgynlais.

To the left is a photograph of Private Jones, taken from the South Wales Voice newspaper.

To the left is a photograph of Private Jones, courtesy of his brother, Mr Winfield Jones.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 15th September 1945 :-

Driver C. Eurfryn Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F Jones 25, Oddfellows Street whose death as a result of an accident sustained in Germany, took place at a Sheffield Hospital on August 29th. Driver Jones was a despatch rider serving with the B.L.A. when the accident occurred and the news of his untimely death was a shock to all. Although of a quiet nature he was widely known on account of his various activities. Prior to joining the forces he was a faithful member of Ystradgynlais parish Church, where in his youth he was a member of the choir. He had also been a keen cadet with the Ystradgynlais Flight A.T.C. and was the capable drummer of the Premier Dance Band at Ystalyfera.

The funeral was on Wednesday of last week and was of full military character and burial was at Ystradgynlais Churchyard. The Ystradgynlais Silver Band, conductor Mr. T.C. White, led the cortege playing the "Dead March". A section of the Ystradgynlais Flight A.T.C. was under the command of F/O Edward Jones and the bearers were units from regiments stationed in Swansea and district. Bugler P. McGuiness sounded the "Last Post" ...


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