The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Ronald James

Ronald James had been a Territorial before the outbreak of the Second World War. He served on several fronts, before killed in action in Holland in November 1944.

The information on Ronald James 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).

NameRonald James
Date of Death30th November 1944
Place of DeathHolland
Age at Death23
Unit and RegimentMonmouthshire Regiment, 3rd Bn.
RankCorporal
Service Number4077384
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
MemorialGROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY - NETHERLANDS; XII. H. 4.
NotesSon of Mr. and Mrs. David James of Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, formerly of 1 Rowton Villas, Ystradgynlais.

Ronald James
To the left is a photograph from the South Wales Voice newspaper.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 30th December 1944 :-

GODRERGRAIG Sergt. KILLED IN HOLLAND
Sergeant Ronald James 207, Graig Road, Godrergraig was killed in Holland in November. A Territorial in pre war days, he was called up at the outbreak of hostilities and served in this country until D-Day. He was wounded in July and was brought to this country. He returned to Holland and had been there only a fortnight before he was killed. He was employed at the Tirbach Colliery and played for Fera Rovers. Sympathy is extended to his wife, (Dolly) and son, Ronald Alexander James, in their sorrow. Sergeant James was a son of Mr. and Mrs. David James of Queen Street, Pembroke Dock, formerly of 1 Rowton Villas, Ystradgynlais.




 

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