The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

David Glyndwr Davies

David Glyndwr Davies was serving aboard HMS Dulverton when she was sunk by German aircraft using glider bombs in the Aegean Sea in November 1943.

He is also on the memorial in Cmwtwrch Ebenezer Church and would appear to be listed as G Davies (for Glyn) on the Cwmtwrch section of the Ystradgynlais War Memorial. This can also be seen on the Cwmtwrch War Memorial in Ebenezer Chapel where he is listed as Glyn Davies.

The information on David Glyndwr Davies 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 Glyndwr Davies
Date of Death13th November 1943
Place of DeathLost at sea
Age at Death34
Unit and RegimentRoyal Navy, HMS Dulverton
RankChief Stoker
Service NumberD⁄KX 79912
Additional Information
Remembrance Grave  Cwmllynfell Cemetery, Carmarthenshire  
MemorialPLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL - DEVON UK (Panel 81, Column 3.)
Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Cwmtwrch War Memorial, Ebenezer Chapel
Family DetailsSon of John and Margaretta Davies of Upper Cwmtwrch, Glamorgan
Known Brothers
Known Sisters

D.G. Davies
To the left is a photograph of David Glyndwr Davies, from the South Wales Voice newspaper.

From the South Wales Voice, 4th December 1943

Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, George IV Inn, Upper Cwmtwrch, have been informed that their son, First Class Petty Officer David Glyndwr Davies, is missing. He entered the Navy on May 29th, 1929 and was stationed at Devonport and later at Malta and other foreign stations on the aircraft carrier 'Glorious'. After her sinking he was transferred to HMS Dorsetshire when she joined the China Fleet. When escorting home a convoy of 50 merchant ships they were ordered to make a dash to intercept the 'Bismarck' which was making for Brest and was at the sinking of the German ship. C.P.O. Davies's last home leave was in 1941 when a presentation meeting was held in his honour. When he returned from leave he was transferred to H.M.S. Dulverton, on which he was posted missing on November 25th. Glyndwr is well known in the district and was 34 years of age. We hope his parents will receive better news soon.

Details of the loss of HMS Dulverton from Wikipedia:-
In October 1943 was part of a force that was trying to capture the Greek islands of Kos and Leros. 20 October and the 4 November. On 12 November, Dulverton returned to support the garrison on Leros which had just been invaded by the Germans. Whilst five miles off the coast of Kos she was attacked by German Do 217 E-5 aircraft using Hs 293 glider bombs, one of which struck Dulverton abreast of the bridge. Six officers and 114 ratings were evacuated from the ship before she was scuttled by , but three officers and 75 ratings were lost.


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