The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Douglas Hibbard

Douglas Hibbard was a Bombardier with the Royal Artillery and was killed in action during the Allied invasion of Italy in August 1944.

Although the War Memorial in Ystradgynlais spells his name "Hibberd", research indicates that the actual correct spelling is "Hibbard", and it is that which is given here.

The information on Douglas Hibbard 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).

NameDouglas Hibbard
Date of Death27th August 1944
Place of DeathItaly
Age at Death29
Unit and RegimentRoyal Artillery, 34 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Service Number1562805
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Grave⁄MemorialBARI WAR CEMETERY - ITALY (XIV. C. 34.)
NotesSon of William and Edith Hibbard. Husband of Beryl Hibbard
of Ystradgynlais, Brecknockshire.


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