The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Ystradgynlais - WW1 Fallen

The War Graves information on this website begins with the War Memorial in Ystradgynlais, and then is categorised by the churchyards and cemeteries in which the fallen are either buried, or remembered. Coverage then extends to memorials and plaques of remembrance in the local area, including those in chapels, welfare halls and parks.

The names below are taken from the Ystradgynlais War Memorial, and are classified according to the town or village which is listed upon it. Clicking on any name will take you to the page for that individual where you will be able to view details on him, view his grave, or remembrance grave, and sometimes see the photograph as appeared in the newspaper at the time of his death.

In addition there are names of the fallen not on the memorial, whose information is listed here, below.

Those individuals we have yet to identify go to an 'Unknown Fallen' page. If you have any information on these fallen, please email yeargroup@hotmail.co.uk and we will be happy to update our information.

Ystradgynlais

J Allen D Austen R Bamford W J Boucher
R Butler B Carr J Carter J T Chadford
W Clifford J H Cole L Colwell H Corfield
J Cullen D A Davies D J Davies H Davies
H G Davies L Davies R Davies R G Davies
T Davies R Dawes C Delahaye P Draper
R Edwards D Evans J W Evans S Fletcher
G H Francis W Francis H B Furness J W Givens
J Grice D Griffiths D Griffiths I J Griffiths
D Harris H Hazel L Holt W Hoskin
D Howells R Howells D Hughes W Hull
W Hunt J James T M James J Johnson
A Jones J Jones T Jones W Jones
H S King Ll I Lewis W Lewis J Lloyd
H Maher A Mainwaring A R Mallows J Marllows
J Marsden J Marshall A Martin H Martin
H Morgan R Morgan T Morgan G Mountjoy
A Palmer F Phibben M Powell W J Powell
E M Rees A Richards J Roberts F Russell
D J Samuel D Taylor R R Taylor D O Thomas
O Thomas P Thomas T Thomas O Watkins
C S White J Whiting A Williams J Williams
J Williams O Williams O J Williams W Williams
W T Williams J Woodhouse W Woodward

Cwmtwrch

W Edwards J W Evans A Jones T Pitman
T Powell E Rees H King  

Colbren

C Davies J Grice R Jeffreys J Jones
J W Morgan R Morgan T J Morgan C Norton
J Owen J Price T Price J Williams
J Williams      


Ystradgynlais Not On Memorial

Please note that we have decided to list all Cwmtwrch and Gurnos fallen who are not on a memorial under Ystalyfera, rather than Ystradgynlais.
These can be viewed at Ystalyfera: Not on War Memorial.

A Collict





VALLEY BOYS IN THE GREAT WAR

We are pleased to present our First World War project as a contribution to the Centenary of WWI It is a document entitled: YSTALYFERA YSTRADGYNLAIS And DISTRICT 1914 -1918.

It tells of some of the things which occurred throughout those years but unlike the Fallen of the Tawe Valley, these men and women, thankfully returned home. The information has been compiled from articles printed in the Llais newspaper, with one or two references from The Cambrian Daily Leader, over the period of four years, with 1919 included where appropriate. The document has been divided into chapters, e.g. Furlough, Wounded, Recruits etc. The layout follows a diary format, although when a serviceman/woman is frequently mentioned they have been brought together under the main chapter heading, so as to keep their continuity.

Click here for the utility version of the document; it should either open in your browser, or download. If you wish to force it to download, right-click the link and choose 'save link as'.

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VALLEY BOYS IN THE GREAT WAR

We are pleased to present our special project as a contribution to the Centenary of WWI It is a document entitled:
YSTALYFERA YSTRADGYNLAIS And DISTRICT 1914 -1918.


The Long Sleep

Does anyone know you are there?
The chapel's gone, the ground is bare.
A tangled web of thorns and weeds
Hides your grave, your name and deeds.

But you were once, one of them
Who crossed the sea, with countless men,
Eager to fight and defend this land
Ignoring the toll, war would demand.

Until that hour and wounded you lay.
Waiting for help, as night turned to day.
Your mother's sweet face, above in the sky,
With pain in her eyes, as if asking, Why?

For all around you, the bodies were still
Yet the moans and the screams, echoed at will
She sent you a prayer, her tears fell as rain
Goodbye my dear son, no longer in pain.

Surely the hour comes, that we should all dread,
When he shall judge both the quick and the dead.
You gave your all, we neglect your grave,
How soon, Man forgets, the Deeds of the Brave.

Written by Val Trevallion
November 2007

The poem above was inspired by cutting away undergrowth to find the grave of David John Samuel, at Carmel cemetery, Abercrave. He died 17th July 1918, aged 24 years old.

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