The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

The Labour Voice newspaper of 15th February 1919 reported on a memorial service held at Beulah Chapel, Cwmtwrch, to revere the memory of the fallen soldiers of that community. The memorial pages for the individuals named can be accessed by clicking on the links from the list below right.

An impressive memorial was held at Beulah Chapel, Cwmtwrch, on Sunday when the three Churches united to revere the memory of soldiers who had enlisted from within the district covered by the Lower Cwmtwrch S. and S. Reception Committee and have died in the war. Rev W. T. Hughes, Beulah and Rev W. P. Jones, Bethania, officiated in English and Welsh, respectively. Mr A. W. Griffiths (chairman of the committee) read out the Roll of Honour, after which the orchestra played The Dead March in "Saul," and Mr Johnny Walker sounded the "Last Post", the vast congregation standing. Rev W. T. Hughes then preached in English, and Rev W. Jones in Welsh, followed by a short address by Mr. Benj. Williams. J.P. Suitable hymns were sung during the evening.

ROLL OF HONOUR The Roll of Honour is as follows:

Private Lewis Holt, 14th (Swansea Battalion Enlisted October 10th. 1914. Wounded at Mametz Wood. Died in hospital in France, July 24th 1916

Private Thomas O'Connor, Irish Guards. Enlisted September, 1914 wounded, and killed on the way to dressing station in Belgium, June 18th 1917

Sergeant Marsden. Enlisted at outbreak of war and fell in action in France

Private George Haydn Francis, Welsh Regiment Enlisted February 8th 1915 Fell in Mons, May 25th 1915

Private Harry Bickerdike Furniss 14th Welsh (Swansea Battalion) Enlisted November 17th 1914. Fell in action on the Somme, July 11th 1916

Signaller William T Williams S.W. B. Enlisted August 1914 Fell in action in France, May 30th 1918

Private Harold King, Brecknocks, Enlisted September 1st 1914, afterwards transferred to S. W. B. Wounded February 17th 1917 in the attack upon Kut-El-Amara (Mesopotamia) Died February 19th

Private Richard Reginald Taylor M.G.C. Enlisted September 10th 1917. Fell in action. France July 28th 1918

Driver Harold Martin R. E. Enlisted March 22nd 1915 Died at de Treport (France) October 1918.

Gunner Edgar Phillips, R.F.A. Enlisted October 14th 1914 Gassed in France and died at Sheffield, October 14th 1918

Private John Wm. Givens Motor Transport, A.S.C. Enlisted May 15th 1915 Served in France and East Africa where he contracted fever. Died November 30th 1918

Private Danny Weston, 14th Welsh (Swansea Battalion) Enlisted October 10th 1914 Fell in France November 7th 1918

Staff-Sergeant Alfred Williams A.S.C. Enlisted December 1914. Fell in France September 1915.

Private Tibbet Lewis, S.W.B. Enlisted April 24th 1918 Reported missing since September 18th 1918

Ystradgynlais - South Wales


To pay our respects to the fallen of Ystradgynlais, Cwmtwrch and Colbren, we have made over 100 poppies and each one holds the name of one of those men who gave all for God, King and Country:-

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Memorial Pages
Click on the links below to access the Memorial Pages for each of the fallen mentioned to the left in the Llais:-

Lewis Holt
Thomas O'Connor
Sidney Marsden
George Haydn Francis
Harry Bickerdike Furniss
William T Williams
Harold King
Reginald Taylor
Harold Martin
Edgar Phillips
John William Givens
Danny Weston
Alfred Williams
Tibbet Lewis
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