The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

James Morgan of Ystradgynlais

James Morgan

The information on James Morgan 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).

NameJames Morgan
Date of Death
Place of Death
Age at Death
Unit and Regiment
RankFlight Sergeant
Service Number
Additional InformationSon of Mr Edward William MORGAN (Born 06/08/1882-1964) Colliery Repairer and Mary MORGAN nee JAMES (Born 21/07/1891-1954) of the Rheolau Arms
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Local MemorialsYstradgynlais War Memorial
Family Details
Known BrothersHopkin Morgan
Known SistersDaughter married William Rees

Having traced several James MORGAN's I have still come to a dead end as the parents did not tie in, therefore unfortunately the above James MORGAN continues to remain a mystery as so far only have a reference to the notice which his parents received and news of his brother Hopkin.

SOUTH WALES VOICE SATURDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1944

LOCAL AIRMAN MISSING
News reached Mr and Mrs Edward W MORGAN Rheolau Arms last week that their elder son Flight Sergeant James Morgan, was missing after an operational flight. Flight Sergeant Morgan was a very popular and well liked man and had only a few days previously made a visit to his parents.
His brother, Mr Hopkin Morgan, left the locality a fortnight ago, to join the Fleet Air Arm.

SOUTH WALES VOICE SATURDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 1944

PRESENTATION:
A presentation concert took place on Friday evening at the clubs headquarters, when Mr Hopkin Morgan was presented with a substantial gift from the club on leaving to join the Fleet Air Arm. The Rev W Edward Jones Club leader presided and paid tribute to the services which the recipient had rendered to the club. He was one of the original members and everyone would rely on his services at all times.
The presentation was made by Mr Denzil Llewelyn and the recipient suitably responded.

Further research has shown that when Mary Morgan of the Rheolau Arms died her son James attended the funeral so perhaps the letter received at Rheolau Arms which stated he was missing was correct at the time but he did in fact survive the war. His name may have been given at the time he was missing.....

SOUTH WALES VOICE FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 1954

DEATH AT RHEOLAU ARMS
After an illness patiently borne throughout a period of years, we deeply regret to record the death of Saturday morning of Mrs Mary Morgan, wife of Mr Edward W Morgan Rheolau Arms Abercrave. Mrs Morgan aged 63 was well known and highly respected in the district and always conducted business at the Rheolau Arms with strict discipline and efficiency. She was a native of Ystradgynlais, being the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs James of the Ship Inn. She was a member of Bethlehem Congregational Chapel Abercrave. During her long illness she had been patiently nursed by her son-in-law and daughter Mr and Mrs W Rees Morgan.
Condolences are extended to her buried husband, two daughters and two sons.
The funeral took place on Tuesday for Ty'ncoed Cemetery.

SOUTH WALES VOICE FRIDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 1954

The funeral of the late Mrs Mary Morgan Rheolau Arms Abercrave took place on Tuesday 14th September, burial being at Ty'ncoed Cemetery.
Mourners were: Messrs Edward William Morgan husband; James and Hopkin sons; William Morgan and David Jeffreys sons-in-law; Lyn and Terry grandson; Albert James brother; George Ashford, Rhys and Alex Morgan; David Richards and Llewelyn Powell brothers-in-law; John and Michael James, Llewelyn and Tommy Ashford, John R James, David Davies, Martin and Haydn Evans, Ted and Wyn Walters nephews; Isaac Matthias, John Alexander, Morgan Morgan, Edgar and Rees Watkins cousins.
Mourners at the house were: Mrs William Morgan, Mrs Davies Jeffreys daughters; Mrs James Morgan daughter-in-law; Mary Morgan granddaughter; Mrs Ashford, Mrs Jones sisters; Mrs Powell, Mrs Walters, Mrs N and M Morgan was in law; Mrs Thomas, Mrs Davies, Mrs James, Mrs A Davies, Mrs Bowen, Mrs T Ashford, Mrs Clement nieces.

THE VOICE 6th NOVEMBER 1964

ABERCRAVE LICENSEE DIES AGED 82
After a long illness Edward William Morgan, Rheolau Arms Abercrave died on Sunday in his 82nd year. A prominent figure in the locality he had been licensee of the Rheolau Arms for about 44 years and bore a reputation throughout the Valley as a strict disciplinarian. Mrs Rachel Ann Morgan who cared for her father during his long illness assisted him in his business. Starting work in the International Colliery Mr Morgan was later an official at the old Gwaunclawdd Colliery and when that closed went back to the International Colliery. He received serious accident and recovered after a period of long convalescence.
The eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs William Morgan Danygraig Abercrave, his wife predeceased him some years ago.
Surviving are two daughters and two sons.
Burial was at Ty'ncoed Cemetery on Wednesday.



 

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