Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Luther Jenkin Thomas

The information on Luther Jenkin Thomas 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.

Luther Jenkin Thomas is remembered on the Ystalyfera County School War Memorial


NameLuther Jenkin Thomas
Date of DeathThursday 12th September 1918
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death32
Unit and RegimentRoyal Welsh Fusiliers; 2nd Bn.
RankPrivate
Service Number75162
Personal InformationBorn 1886 Birchgrove Llansamlet Certified School Teacher. Married Swansea 1916 Gwendoline C THOMAS nee REES Pencaerau, Llansamlet Swansea
Cemetery  GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY - FRANCE; Ref I. G. 19.
Local Memorials Ystalyfera County School War Memorial

Clydach. St. Mary's Church, Clydach
Clydach War Memorial Hospital Quarr Road Clydach
Book = Ystalyfera County School THE FIRST 50 YEARS
Swansea Cenotaph; Panel ARMY WWI under Royal Welch Fusiliers
Llansamlet War Memorial, Primrose Park, Llansamlet
Possible Parents/td>Father David Jenkin THOMAS (Born Llansamlet 1856) Stationary Engine Driver above Ground. Mother Ann THOMAS (Born Llansamlet 1859)
Possible BrothersDavid Williams THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1884) Engine Driver
Possible SistersSusannah THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1888) Dress Maker
Miriam THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1892)
Kate THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1895) Dress Maker
Mary THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1899)
Eunice THOMAS (Born Birchgrove 1903)

I visited the School at Glais and was given permission to copy the entries within the log book

COPIED FROM: The LOG BOOK Glais Board School

SEPTEMBER 18th 1918
News has been received of the death in Action in France on the 12th of Mr Luther Thomas (CT) a member of the staff.

MARCH 13th
Mr L J Thomas (CT) absent today - joining the Glamorgan Yeomanry at Bridgend and submitting himself for medical examination at Cardiff.

MARCH 14th
Mr L J Thomas (CT) absent today - went to Swansea in order to get attestation papers filled up for the Glamorgan Yeomanry in accordance with instructions received at Bridgend.

MARCH 17th
Mr L J Thomas (CT) leaves today to join his Regiment.

From the Cambrian Daily Leader newspaper, 18th September 1918 :-

News reached Llansamlet on Wednesday of the death in action of Private Luther Thomas, Birchgrove. Private Thomas, who joined the Yeomanry, was transferred to the Welsh, and had been in France for some time. Educated at Ystalyfera County School and Bangor University, he was until enlistment on the staff of Glais School. He leaves a young widow.

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