The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Phillip Draper

Phillip Draper was born in Weston Super Mare and lived in Ystalyfera. He was killed in action in France in 1917. On 18th January 1917 the battalion was at work improving trenches, shelters and dugouts around Plank Avenue when Phillip was killed by a shell which hit one of A Company's shelters. There is no known grave.

The information on Phillip Draper 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).

NamePhillip Draper
Date of Death18th January 1917
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death21
Unit and RegimentSouth Wales Borderers; Monmouthshire Regiment; posted to 2nd Bn
Service Number15526
Additional InformationBorn Weston Super Mare. He lived at Dyffryn Clwyd, Ystalyfera prior to the war and worked as a bricklayer's labourer. Phillip enlisted at Ystradgynlais into the South Wales Borderers and was posted to France at some time in 1916, joining the 2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment.
MemorialTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL - FRANCE; Pier and Face 4 A.
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Ystalyfera War Memorial
Family DetailsSon of Mrs. Mary Jane Vellacott of Church Lane, Ivybridge, Barnstaple, Devon
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