Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Llew B Elsmere

The information on David Arthur Bowen has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the archives of the Llais local newspaper, and detail upon local memorials.

Llew B Elsmere is not on the Ystalyfera War Memorial, but was remembered on the Lloyds Bank Memorial at their headquarters.


NameLlew B Elsmere
Date of Death3rd November 1917
Place of Death2nd Battle of Passchendaele
Age at Death31
Unit and RegimentKing's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment; 1st Battalion
RankPrivate
Service Number30455
Personal InformationBorn Swansea 1886. Son of Benjamin Joseph ELSMERE (Born Herefordshire 1861) Manager of Brickworks and Ann ELSMERE nee MORGAN (Born Pembrokeshire 1863) of Hill Park Hendry Road Llangennech Carmarthenshire Formerly The Firs Alltygrug Road Ystalyfera.
In 1901 registered as a pupil in the school at Sidcot Somerset. Prior to war employed as a Bank Clerk
Cemetery  DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY ETRUN; V.C.58
Local Memorials Lloyds Bank War Memorial
Llangennech War Memorial, Llanelli + His Photograph and War Grave
Known BrothersMorgan G ELSMERE (Born Herefordshire 1892) Brick Maker Clay Grinder
Henry H ELSMERE (Born Radnorshire 1896) Brick Setter
Known SistersEliza Gwendoline ELSMERE (Born Radnorshire 1891) Dress Maker
Susan Georgina ELSMERE (Born 1894)
Dorothy Victoria ELSMERE (Born Glamorgan 1902)

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 5th November 1921 :-

A photogravure of the memorial recently unveiled at Lloyds Bank by Sir Richard Vasser, president of the bank, to members who fell in the Great War has been presented to each local branch. One has been received by the local branch at Ystalyfera and when framed will be hung in the office. It will be interesting to note that the memorial contains one local name the late Mr Llew B Elsmere, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Elsmere, late of Alltygrug Road who was killed in action. Any relatives of the fallen whose names are inscribed on this memorial may have one of these photogravures by applying through the local branch.


The Lloyds Bank Memorial

Ystalyfera - South Wales


Duisan British Cemetery, Etrun

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