Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

The Fallen of Godrergraig - World War 1

The names on the Ystalyfera War Memorial are not separated into smaller communities like those on the Ystradgynlais memmorial are. Therefore it is interesting to see one of those communities having a meeting to draw up a list of their fallen to forward to those creating the original Ystalyfera memorial.

From the Labour Voice newspaper of August 19th 1922:-

War Memorial Committee

A meeting of the Ystalyfera War Memorial Committee was held at the British Legion Headquarters on Monday evening, Mr H.J. Powell, JP, presiding. There was a good attendance, which included the Secretary, Mr Walter E. Jeffries.

It was decided to submit the following names of Godre'rgraig fallen heroes and to publish any others as they came along. Anyone having more names to give should send them along as early as possible to Mr Walter E. Jeffries, 8 Glanrhyd Road, Ystradgynlais, or to Mr H.J. Powell, The Wern, Ystalyfera.

The Godre'rgraig names to hand so far are:-

Pte Henry Grove
Pte Thomas Davies
Ptr Daniel J. Davies
Pte David George
Lance Corporal Joseph James
Pte David M. Cox
Pte Rhys Griffiths
Lance Corporal Edward Rees
Pte Patrick Maher
Pte William Locke
Pte Patrick O'Leary
Pte Johnny Williams
Pte Johnnie Harries
Pte Edward A. Price
Pte Edward G. Dugay
Pte William T. Charles

A letter was read from the Vicar of Ystalyfera, the Rev J. Secundus Jones, expressing the gratitude of the relatives to the War Memorial Committee, for their kindly interest and consideration.

It was decided that the Committee should meet on the memorial site on Tuesday to discuss certain questions arising regarding the site

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