Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

David Jenkins

This is the memorial page for David Jenkins, native of Ystalyfera, killed during the Second World War.

The information on David Jenkins comes principally from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives). Thank you to Andy Ingham for additional information on the circumstances of his death.

NameDavid Winston Jenkins
Date of Death29th January 1944
Place of DeathOccupied Europe
Age at Death23
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force; 77 Sqdn.
RankSergeant (Air Bomber)
Service Number1419911
Additional InformationAddress: Swan Field Ystalyfera on Victory Parade Programme. 1946
Cemetery  Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
MemorialBERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY - GERMANY; 2. D. 4.
Local MemorialsYstalyfera War Memorial
Gurnos Chapel War Memorial, Ystalyfera
Book 'Ystalyfera County School THE FIRST 50 YEARS'
Family DetailsSon of Mr. Richard Jenkins and the late Mrs. Jenkins Swan Lane.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, Saturday 5th Febriary 1944 :-

Deep sympathy was expressed when the news became known that Sergeant Observer David Winston Jenkins, youngest son of Mr. Richard Jenkins, milk vendor, and the late Mrs. Jenkins Swan Lane, Ystalyfera, had officially been reported missing from operations last week. Sergeant Jenkins's home is at Weavers Road, Ystradgynlais. He is 23 years of age, married and with two children, and has been in the RAF two and a half years.

We take this opportunity to offer our sympathy to the two families and to join with them in the earnest hope that good news will yet come to hand.

He was killed whilst flying as Air Bomber in Halifax V, LK709 KN-R of No 77 Sqn. Took off at 0007 from Elvington, Yorkshire on a mission to bomb Berlin. The aircraft failed to return (cause unknown). Sgt Jenkins and 3 other crew are buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, the remainder are listed on the Runnymede Memorial

Flt Sgt Arthur Binnie WALKER (1550318) age 21 RAFVR
Sgt Thomas Ernest EDWARDS (1861350) age unknown RAFVR
Flt Sgt Norman Thompson STEELE (1533388) age 21 RAFVR
Sgt David Winston JENKINS (1419911) age 23 RAFVR
Sgt Kenneth BRAY (1079279) age Unknown RAFVR
Sgt Leslie Raymond BRIGHT (1392836) age 23 RAFVR
P/O William Proffitt WHITE (160143) age Unknown RAFVR

Thank You to Andy Ingham for this information.

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