The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

William Hull

William Hull of Abercrave served with the Welsh Guards on the Western Front and died of wounds received in action in December 1917.

The information on William Hull 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).

NameWilliam Hull
Date of Death1st December 1917
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death20
Unit and RegimentWelsh Guards; 1st Bn.
Service Number3492
Additional InformationAddress 7, Edwardsville Treharris Merthyr Tydfil.
Born in Treharris Glamorgan. Former worker for Nixon's Navigation (Coal Hewer)
William was the nephew of Gomer (born Ystradgynlais 1873) and Margaret Davies (born Ystradgynlais 1873) of Tyn y pant Abercrave.
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family DetailsSon of William (born Hereford 1866) and Anne Hull (born Abercrave 1865) of 7, Edwards Ville, Treharris.
Known BrothersHenry (born Quakers Yard Treharris 1897)
Gomer (born Quakers Yard Treharris 1904)
Known SistersWinifred (born Quakers Yard 1895)

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 21st April 1917:-

Private Willie Hull (Welsh Guards), nephew to Mr and Mrs Gomer Davies, Tynypant, where he was employed prior to his enlistment, arrived here on Saturday evening on draft leave. He rejoined his regiment on Wednesday.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 30th June 1917:-

Private Willie Hull of the Welsh Guards formerly employed at Tynypant Farm, crossed to France with his regiment on Tuesday

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 8th December 1917:-

The friends of Private Willie Hull, of the Welsh Guards, formerly employed with his uncle Mr Gomer Davies, Tynypant Farm, will be sorry to hear that he has been seriously wounded during the last week. No details have yet come to hand but we hope to learn of his progress in the course of a few days.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 15th December 1917:-

The sad news reached here on Monday morning that Private Willie Hull of the Welsh Guards, has died of wounds received in action on December 1st. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hull, Quakers Yard near Treherbert and nephew to Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Davies Tynypant farm, where he was employed prior to his enlistment. He was 21 years of age, was of a cheerful disposition and had made a large number of friends in the place. Heartfelt sympathy is extended to the relatives in their bereavement.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 22nd December 1917:-

At St. David's Church on Sunday evening, the Rev. J. T. Davies conducted a memorial service in memory of Sergeant Tommy Morgan S.W.B. who fell in action on 10th November and Private Willie Hull of the Welsh Guards who was killed on 1st December. The Church was well filled and the service was very impressive throughout. Mr. Lewis Thomas, the organist, played "The Dead March" at the close.

William Hull was one of the fallen of the First World War, mentioned in the Llais (27th September 1919) to be included on the Proposed War Memorial List for Abercrave.



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