The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

James Woodhouse

James Woodhouse served with the South Wales Borderers on the Western Front and died of wounds. Although the Llais says that he died in a London hospital, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission says that James was wounded during a routine spell in the trenches here and died of his wounds at Remi Sidings on 28 September 1916, aged 22. As he buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium it would seem that the local newspaper was provided with incorrect information.

The information on James Woodhouse 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).

NameJames Woodhouse
Date of Death21-28 September 1916
Place of DeathLondon
Age at Death22
Unit and RegimentSouth Wales Borderers
RankLance Corporal
Service Number21549
Additional InformationBorn Bishop Herefords 1894
Lived Gellygaer Glamorgan
Enlisted Brecon
CemeteryLijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium; grave X.B.14A
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family Details
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From the Labour Voice newspaper, 14th October 1916 :-

We learn with regret that Lance Corporal Woodhouse, who formerly resided with Mr. and Mrs. Kenmure, Brynwith, for many years, died of wounds on September 21st at a London Hospital. During the time he was here he had made a host of friends who will be very sorry to hear of his death.


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