Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Glyndwr Thomas

This is the memorial page for Glyndwr Thomas, native of Ystalyfera, killed during the evacuation at Dunkirk during the Second World War.

The information on Glyndwr Thomas comes principally from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the South Wales Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameGlyndwr Thomas
Date of Death1st June 1940
Place of DeathDunkirk
Age at Death
Unit and RegimentRoyal Engineers; 17 Field Coy.
Service Number17702
Additional InformationSon of David Lewis Thomas** (Born Llanfigan Brecon 1865) Rector of Reynoldston and Catherine Ann Thomas** (Born Ystalyfera 1878-1963)
Husband of Evelyn Vera Thomas of St. Margaret's Bay, Kent.
Remembrance GraveHoly Trinity Churchyard, Godre'rgraig. Plot 3B Row 05 G 37
Grave inscription: Lost off Dunkirk 1940
Local MemorialsNot on Ystalyfera War Memorial
Family Details
Known BrothersNoel THOMAS (Born Brecknock Merthyr Cynon Brecon 1904)
E. Vaughan THOMAS (Died 2002 at St. Margaret's Bay Kent Cremation held there)
Known Sisters

From the South Wales Voice newspaper, Saturday 31st August 1935 came the news of his father's death, prior to the Second World War:-

The burial of the Rev. D. L. Thomas, Bognor Regis, whose death was reported in our last issue, took place on Thursday at Holy Trinity Churchyard.
The cortege was met at Ystalyfera by a large number of deceased's friends from Gower, Cockett and Ystalyfera.
The officiating clergy were the Revs. J. G. Hughes, B.A., vicar of Ystalyfera; A. e. Evans, vicar of Llanddough; T. N. Jones, vicar of Devil's Bridge, Aberystwyth and D. Thomas, vicar of Pontardulais. Also present were the Revs. J. Pugh, vicar of Builth Wells; W. Morris, Trallong; D. Roberts, Gowerton; D. Thomas, Penclawdd and S. James, Pontyates and others.
The family mourners were: Mrs. Catherine A. Thomas (widow); Mr. Noel Thomas and Lieut. Vaughan Thomas (sons). Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Trallong; Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Brecon; Miss Thomas, Grantham Sussex (brothers in law and sisters); Mr. and Mrs. D. Ll. Thomas, Ystalyfera; Mr. A. L. White, Sketty; Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams, Gowerton; Mrs. Price (brother in law and sisters in law); Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Sennybridge; Mrs. Alun Price (nephew and niece).
The bearers were deceased's old churchwardens and friends at Cockett.

**The parents of Glyndwr are buried in this Plot 3B Row 05 G 37 His Father: Rev David Lewis THOMAS Curate of Ystalyfera and latterly Rector of Reynoldston who died 19/08/1935 aged 70: Gladys Elizabeth Joan THOMAS the daughter died 21/03/1900 aged 2 years and his Mother: Catherine Ann THOMAS who died in 1963 at Lansdown Groves Avenue Mumbles Swansea died 13th April (buried 17th April) aged 87

The remembrance grave for Major Glyndwr Thomas, at Holy Trinity churchyard, Ystalyfera

Front of the base of the cross

Rear of the base of the cross

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