The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

David Jestyn Williams

David Jestyn Williams is listed as Civilian War Dead, killed in London during an air raid in September 1940.

David Jestyn Williams was not listed on any known memorials, but was known to us through his grave in Ty-ny-Coed cemetery, Abercrave. When the Ystradgynlais war memorial was reconstructed in 2016, his name was added to the new memorial plaque for World War 2.

The information on David Jestyn Williams has been compiled from a number of sources, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameDavid Jestyn Williams
Date of Death24th September 1940
Place of DeathLondon
Age at Death37
Unit and RegimentCivilian War Dead
Grave  Ty-ny-coed Cemetery, Abercrave  
MemorialOn the 2016 reconstructed Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of David Rosser and Elizabeth Williams
of Swansea, Glamorgan. near St. Mary's Hospital.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 1940 :-

There was a representative gathering, which bore testimony to the respect in which he was held in the district at the funeral on Monday of Mr. Jestyn Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Rosser William, Maesgwyn. Mr. Williams, who was in his 37th year, was the victim of a recent air raid in London. Internment took place at Ty'ny coed. The chief mourners were Mr. D. Rosser Williams, father, Mr. Jenkin T. Williams, brother...


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