The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Thomas Watkin Humphreys

Thomas Watkin Humphreys was a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and died in the Far East in September 1945. The article in the Valley Star newspaper, when a war memorial was first proposed for Ystradgynlais, lists alongside the name T Humphries, the letters DFC, indicating that he was a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Although the War Memorial in Ystradgynlais spells his name "Humphries", research indicates that the actual correct spelling is "Humphreys", and it is that which is given here.

The information on Thomas Watkin Humphreys 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).

NameThomas Watkin Humphreys
Date of Death8th September 1945
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death28
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 117 Sqdn.
RankFlying Officer
Service Number171357
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
Scouts Memorial Trophy, Penrhiwvarteg
MemorialSingapore Memorial, Singapore (Column 447)
NotesSon of Charles Maclaren Humphreys and Beatrice Mary Maud Humphreys


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