The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Owen Jeffrey Williams

Owen Jeffrey Williams was formerly a worker at the colliery washery. He served with the Army Service Corps and was died in an accident in France in September 1918. Owen was serving behind the lines on the Somme when he was badly injured in a motorbike accident and he died of his injuries on 9 September 1918, aged 22.

The information on Owen Jeffrey Williams 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).

NameOwen Jeffrey Williams
Date of Death9th September 1918
Place of DeathFrance
Age at Death22
Unit and RegimentArmy Service Corps; attached. III Corps Mechanical Transport Coy.
Service NumberDM2/151520
Additional InformationBorn Ystradgynlais. Former worker at Colliery Washery (picking slag). Enlisted Cardiff
Local MemorialsMaesydderwen Roll of Honour
Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Brass Plaque in St. Cynog's Church
Marble Boy Scout Memorial, St. David's Church, Ystalyfera
Family DetailsOnly Son of Evan (born Carmarthenshire1868) and Sarah Williams (born Ystradgynlais 1869) of Pant-y-ffynon Cottage, Ystradgynlais, Swansea. Parents Married 1894
Known Brothers
Known Sisters

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 10th August 1918:-

The boys from Sniggery Camp returned during the week to their depot and were given a hearty send off. Others who have visited the place including Cyclist O J Williams, son of Mr and Mrs Williams Pantyffynnon cottages, who has been doing his bit since the early days of the war and Gunner Sidney James, Pantyffynnon Shop, who has been recently wounded.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 21st September 1918 :-

Mr. and Mrs. Evan Williams, Pantyffynon cottages, have been informed that their only son, Private O. J. Williams, has died as the result of a fractured skull received in an accident. Private Williams, who was a dispatch rider, did not regain consciousness after his accident.
Private Williams joined early in the war and was an old Maesydderwen County School boy.


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