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:-
Tpr Evan Williams – Died Harrismith, South Africa, 20 May 1901 – Aged 27 years – Boer War.
Pte Godfrey Marsden Williams, RAMC – Died Egypt, 26 April 1901 – Aged 25 years – WW1.
Pte John Williams Davies – Died in France – April 1918 – Aged 24 years – WW1.
L Cpl David Glyndwr Davies RE – Died ‘On Active Service’, 10 Oct 1942 – Aged 24 years – WW2.