Some thoughts for Remembrance Day

5. Troedyrhiw War Memorial

As we move towards this year’s Remembrance Day it is fitting that we should take a moment to think about the loss of life experienced by towns and villages throughout our country in past wars. Troedyrhiw  has been no exception. Its war memorial lists no fewer than 56 casualties from the First World War and 17 from the Second.

In addition, inscriptions on some of the gravestones in Saron Graveyard tell their own stories including:-

1. Evan Williams Boer War

Tpr Evan Williams – Died Harrismith, South Africa, 20 May 1901 – Aged 27 years –  Boer War.

2. Marsden Williams WW1

Pte Godfrey Marsden Williams, RAMC – Died Egypt, 26 April 1901 – Aged 25 years – WW1.

3. John Williams Davies WW1

Pte John Williams Davies – Died in France – April 1918 – Aged 24 years – WW1.

4. David Glyndwr Davies WW2

L Cpl David Glyndwr Davies RE – Died ‘On Active Service’, 10 Oct 1942  – Aged 24 years – WW2.


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Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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