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Vernon Llewelyn Bowen-Jones

This is the memorial page for Vernon Llewelyn Bowen Jones, native of Trebanos, killed during the Second World War.

NameVernon Llewelyn Bowen Jones
Date of Death24th February 1944
Place of Deathover Occupied Europe - Marly Fur-feil, near to Metz, His plane was shot down on the night of 23rd-24th February 1944
Age at Death22
Unit and RegimentRoyal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; 100 Sqdn.
RankFlying Officer (Pilot)
Service Number133632
Additional InformationMarried to Mrs. Betty Jones, 38 Faraday Road, Clydach
War MemorialsPontardawe War Memorial, Herbert Street/Holly Street.
Clydach War Memorial, Clydach Hospital, Quarr Road, Clydach
Local MemorialsGraig Chapel, Trebanos, Pontardawe
Pontardawe Grammar School Roll of Honour and Wooden Plaque; Pontardawe Secondary Grammar School & Wooden Plaque. Both now in Pontardawe Library. Entry: Yrs at School 1936-1941, RAF Flying Officer. Fighter and Bomber Command 1941-1944, Plane shot down on the night of 23rd Feb.1944
Remembrance GraveGellionnen Chapel yard, Gellionnen Mountain, Nr Pontardawe.
Family DetailsOnly son of the late Mrs. E. Jones and Mr. Hopkin Jones, formerly of Trebanos.
Known Sisters

From the South Wales Voice 25th March 1944


Mrs. Betty Jones, 38 Faraday Road, Clydach has been informed (on the 8th March) that her husband, Flying Officer Vernon Bowen Jones is missing after operations in February. Aged 22 years, he is the only son of the late Mrs. E. Jones and Mr. Hopkin Jones, formerly of Trebanos. His wife was formerly Miss Betty Davies of 33, Faraday Road. His Squadron Leader, in a letter in which he shares the family's hopes for his safety, writes that during the four months with his squadron, Vernon had been a most efficient pilot in many operational flights against the enemy, and was very popular among his colleagues.
Vernon, an old Pontardawe Secondary School boy, played cricket for the Clydach cricket eleven in league cricket.

The body of Flying Officer Vernon Llewelyn Bowen Jones is buried at Marly Communal Cemetery, France. But he is remembered on the family grave in Gellionnen Unitarian Chapel :-

The location of the grave within the churchyard of Gellionnen Chapel

Vernon Llewelyn Bowen Jones is one of two members of Graig Chapel, Trebanos remembered upon the wall memorial there:-

Flight Officer Jones is remembered in the Roll of Honour of Pontardawe Secondary Grammar School and on the wooden plaque at the school, both now in Pontardawe Library.


Clydach - South Wales

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