Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Cledwyn Jones Hopkins

This is the memorial page for Cledwyn Jones Hopkins, native of Ystalyfera, killed during the Second World War.

The information on Cledwyn Jones Hopkins comes principally from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameCledwyn Jones Hopkins
Date of Death5th October 1939
Place of Deathnear Oxford
Age at Death22
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force
RankCorporal (Pilot)
Service Number590683
Cemetery  Bethania Chapelyard, Cwmtwrch; Row 6 Grave 16
Memorial
Local MemorialsYstalyfera War Memorial
Personal InformationBorn 1916. Son of Thomas and Jennet Jones. Ynisydarren
Nephew and foster son of Anne Hopkin (Born 06/04/1880) of 45 Ynysydarren Road Ystalyfera. Widowed Pre 1939
Known Brothers
Known Sisters

The South Wales Voice newspaper of 14th October 1939 has details of the death of Corporal TWC Hopkin:-

YSTALYFERA AIRMAN KILLED
DEATH OF CORPORAL T W C HOPKIN
SEMI MILITARY FUNERAL

The sad news was received last Friday of the death in a flying accident near Oxford of Corporal Thomas William Cledwyn Hopkin, of the RAF, son of Mrs Hopkin and the late Mr John Hopkin 45, Ynisydarren Road, Ystalyfera.
Corporal Hopkin was 23 years of age and had been in the RAF for six years. He had served for 4 years in Iraq. He was very popular among his colleagues and took an active interest in all forms of sport, being a member of the football and cricket clubs.

SEMI MILITARY FUNERAL

There was a large and representative gathering at the funeral, which took place on Tuesday, burial being in Bethania graveyard, Lower Cwmtwrch. Deceased was accorded semi military honours, a squad of men from the RAF Camp at Porthcawl, under Sergeant W Plummer, acting as bearers.
Chief mourners were: Messrs Glen Williams, brother; Levy Hopkin brother; W J Williams uncle; William, Ruskin, Lewis, Asaph and Ivor Williams, Tom and Johnny Jones cousins.
Floral Tributes: in proud and loving memory from sorrowing mother, Rhona, Levy and Marian, aunt Catherine, uncle Will and brother Glen; Sister May, John and little Anne; aunt Gwen and Ivor; Will, May and family, Ruskin, Maggie and Megan; Bess, Evan and Gareth.




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