The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

David Glyndwr Lewis

David Glyndwr Lewis served on the armed merchant cruiser HMS Forfar and was killed in action when the ship, forming part of the Northern Patrol, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U99 commanded by the uboat ace Otto Kretschmer.

The information on David Glyndwr Lewis 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).

NameDavid Glyndwr Lewis
Date of Death2nd December 1940
Place of Death500 miles West of England
Age at Death22
Unit and RegimentRoyal Navy; HMS Forfar
RankOrdinary Seaman
Service NumberC⁄SR 16633
Local MemorialsMaesydderwen Roll of Honour
Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of Henry and Ceinwen Lewis of Abercrave, Glamorgan.

David Glyndwr Lewis was reported missing on 5th December. HMS Forfar was sunk whilst on the Northern Patrol by U99 commanded by the uboat ace Otto Kretschmer.


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