Tir y berth Memorial

Great War 1914-18

Names on Memorial Additional Information
Pte Colston VA,  SWB Victor Albert Colston
Private  11476  South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion.
Died December 31 1914, aged 20.
Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 14 and 15.
Son of Henry John and Kate Colston, of 18 Grey Crescent, Tir-y-Berth.
Pte Hopkins J, SWB John Hopkins
Private  35156  South Wales Borderers, 12th Battalion.
Died September 1 1918.
Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, Grave V.E.1.
Son of John Hopkins; husband of Mabel Hopkins (later Hughes), of 50 William Street, Tir-y-Berth. Born in London.
Pte Hopkins W, RWF William Hopkins
Private  6410  Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion.
Died February 5 1916, aged 39.
Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, Panel 50-52.
Husband of Ethel R Jones (formerly Hopkins), of 24 Duffryn Street, Tir-y-Berth.
Pte Mahoney J, SWB John Mahoney
Private  11327  South Wales Borderers, 1st Battalion.
Died October 21 1914, aged 20.
Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Panel 22.
Son of John and Hanora Mahoney, of 25 William Street, Tir-y-Berth.
Pte Read T, Essex Thomas Read
Private  10966  Essex Regiment, 13th Battalion.
Died December 4 1917, aged 18.
Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France, Panel 7 and 8.
Son of Albert Henry and Annie Read, of 2 Beatty Street, Tir-y-Berth.

World War 1939-45

AS Bartlett I, RN Ivor Owen Bartlett
Able Seaman  D/JX 285744  Royal Navy, HMS Palomares.
Died November 9 1942, aged 20.
Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Son of Edwin and Sarah Ann Bartlett, of Hengoed.
C.Boy Collins C, MN Campbell Collins
Cabin Boy  Merchant Navy, MV British Dominion (London).
Died January 10 1943, aged 18.
Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 19.
Cpl Jones W, RWF William David Jones
Corporal  4192852  Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion.
Died March 18 1943, aged 23.
Rangoon Memorial, Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Face 9.
Son of William and Mary Jones; husband of Lily Maud Jones, of Hengoed. Lived at 2 Horner Street, Tir-y-Berth, before he married.
FOP Mathews G, RAFVR Aubrey Glyndwr Matthews
Flying Officer Pilot  153043  Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Died April 20 1945, aged 26.
Mortlake Cemetery, Surrey, Plot 14. Section C. Grave 91.
Son of Mr and Mrs J. J. Matthews; husband of Eileen Matthews, of West Kensington, London.
Sol Robins W, RA William George Robins
Gunner  1497320  Royal Artillery, 163 Battery, 55 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.
Died April 9 1942, aged 23.
Trincomalee War Cemetery, Sri Lanka, Grave 2.B.15.
Son of Arthur George and Lily Robins; husband of Mildred Ethel Robins, of Bargoed.



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Ivor Owen Bartlett

Tir-y-Berth-Bartlett-ShipIn November 1942, HMS Palomares took part in the Operation Torch landings in Algiers as an Anti Aircraft ship. The ship left Gibraltar on the 3rd and arrived at Algiers on the 8th. However the next day Palomares was hit by a bomb, suffering a large number of casualties, and, engulfed in flames, her steering gear was put out of action.
Those sailors who were killed were transferred to the corvette Samphire for burial at sea.

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