The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Malcolm Watkins

Malcolm Watkins died of wounds received in the Normandy Campaign during World War Two, and is remembered on a memorial plaque in Bryn Seion Chapel, Abercrave.

The information on Malcolm Watkins 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).

NameMalcolm Watkins
Date of Death14th August 1944
Place of DeathNormandy
Age at Death19
Unit and Regiment2nd Batallion, Monmouthshire Regiment
Service Number14605884
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Memorial Plaque in Bryn Seion Chapel, Abercrave - Slate Plaque which replaced the original Brass Plaque
NotesSon of Mr. and Mrs. Will. G. Watkins.
The father of Malcolm Watkins was the brother of Eira Harries' (nee Watkins) grandfather. Eira was kind enough to supply me with the list of Boys & Girls from the Abercrave Postal Area serving with H. M. Forces

Below is an article from the South Wales Voice newspaper, dated 2nd September 1944, confirming the death from wounds of Private Malcolm Watkins.


Tragic news was once more received in Abercrave last week, when Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Watkins, Gorffwysfan, were informed that their youngest son, Pte. Malcolm Watkins had died of wounds on 14th August in Normandy. Two of his brothers are also serving with the Forces.


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