The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

David John Davies

David John Davies was born and lived in Ystradgynlais, and enlisted in Brecon. He served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was killed in action in France in October 1918.

The information on David John Davies 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).

NameDavid John Davies
Date of Death8th October 1918
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death20
Unit and RegimentRoyal Welsh Fusiliers; 16th Bn. (Formerly 32219 S.W.B)
Service Number93951
Additional InformationBorn and Lived Ystradgynlais. Enlisted Brecon. Address (3), Oddfellows Street, Ystradgynlais. Born and Lived Ystradgynlais. Enlisted Brecon.
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family DetailsSon of John (born 1866, died June 1935) and Eleanor Davies (born 1875, died September 1936)
Known BrothersRichard Samuel (born 1897, died 1980) married Blodwen (born 1895)
Daniel Thomas (born 1904, died 1966) married in 1925 Margaret Hayes
George G (born 1909)
Brynley R (born 1911)
Emrys Verdun Davies (born 1916, died 26th October 1930)
Known SistersGwendoline (born 1900)
Annie May (born 1901)
Sarah (born 1902)
Esther G (born1906)

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

News has been received this week of the 4th lad from Oddfellows Street, to make the supreme sacrifice in France. Mr. and Mrs. John Davies had the tragic news on Tuesday that their son, Private David John Davies, 16th Battalion R.W.F. had been killed in the recent fighting. The deceased soldier had only been on Foreign Service for about a month, being one of the boys who joined from the local collieries. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, in their bereavement.

David John Davies is remembered on the family grave in Gorof Cemetery, Ystradgynlais (grave reference C40, C42)

The Davies family grave in Gorof Cemetery, being that of John and Eleanor Davies, and some of their children.


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