The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Henry Garfield Evans

Henry Garfield Evans served with the Welsh Guards and was taken ill and died in February 1940.

The information on Henry Garfield Evans 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).

NameHenry Garfield Evans
Date of Death17th February 1940
Place of DeathPLACE
Age at Death20
Unit and RegimentWelsh Guards
Service Number2735038
War Grave  St Cynog's churchyard, Ystradgynlais  
Local Memorials Ystradgynlais War Memorial
NotesSon of John Henry and Gwen Evans
of Hendreladis Cottage, Penrhos, Ystradgynlais.
Brother to William Stanley Evans

Henry Garfield Evans
To the left is the gravestone in St. Cynog's cemetery.

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, 20th February 1940 :-

Military hours were accorded Guardsman Harry Evans, of the Welsh Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs, J.H. Evans, Hendreladis Cottage, Ystradgynlais, who was buried in Ystradgynlais Parish Churchyard on Wednesday.
Guardsman Evans was taken seriously ill last week and underwent two operations, passing away in a military hospital on Saturday evening. He had been in the Army since October and was one of 4 sons serving in His Majesty's Forces.
There was a very large and representative gathering at the funeral. A squad of the Welch Regiment acted as escort and firing party. The "Last Post" was sounded at the graveside.
Officiating were Revs. Llewellyn Davies, Bethlehem, Melville Philips, English Congregational, and D. Lewis Williams, B.A., rector.
Mourners were: Mr and Mrs J.H. Evans, father and mother; Chief Petty Officer W.S. Evans, R.N., brother; Mrs W.S. Evans, sister-in-law; A.C.L. Edwin Evans, R.A.F., brother; Mr and Mrs Robert Evans, sister and brother-in-law; Miss Sally Rees, fiancee; Mr Edwin Williams (Temperance), uncle......
Deceased's friends P.C. Kenneth Evans (Swansea Police Force), Messrs Rees Phillips, John Llewelyn James, Gwyn Moses, Gwilym Williams and John Richards, acted as bearers.

As mentioned in the article above, Henry Garfield Evans was one of four sons of John Henry Evans, and Gwen Evans, serving with HM Forces during the Second World War. Two are mentioned as attending his funeral, William Stanley Evans who would die in June 1945, after being invalided out of the Royal Navy two years previously, and Edwin Evans, who served with the RAF and wrote about his exploits in Burma in the South Wales Voice newspaper in December 1945.


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