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Trelewis Memorial 1939-45

Names on Memorial Additional Information
D.J. Bufton David Joshua Bufton
Private 3962687 Welch Regiment, 1st Battalion.
Date of Death: May 10 1943, age: 31.
Grave 10., Gelligaer Cemetery.
Son of William and Alice Bufton of Trelewis; husband of Anita H. Bufton of Trelewis.
H.J. Buckley  
W.J.P. Evans William John Percival Evans
Lance Corporal 3969655 Welch Regiment.
Date of Death: October 18 1941.
Grave 136., Gelligaer Cemetery.
W.J. Evans W J Evans
Able Seaman D/JX284750 Royal Navy, H.M.S. Offa.
Date of Death: April 14 1944, age: 34.
Row D. Grave 24., Merthyr Tydfil (Beech Grove) Cemetery.
Son of William and Margaret Evans of Treharris; husband of Queenie Maud Evans of Trelewis.
C.N. Hughes Cyril Norman Hughes
Signalman 3912651 Royal Corps of Signals.
Date of Death: October 20 1944, age: 30.
Row Q. Grave 36., Merthyr Tydfil (Beech Grove) Cemetery.
Son of David and E. A. Hughes of Trelewis.
J.G. Jones John Graham Jones
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gunner) 975754 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 142 Squadron.
Date of Death: September 20 1941, age: 22.
Plot F. Grave 134., Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.
Son of Francis George and Lucy Teresa Jones, of Trelewis.
R. Lewis Ronald Lewis
Gunner 1534935 Royal Artillery 165 H.A.A. Regiment.
Date of Death: June 27 1944, age: 25.
Grave VI. F. 8., Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France.
Son of James Albert and Gwendoline Lewis of Trelewis.
B.R. Pitt Bernard Reginald Pitt
Pilot Officer (Navigator) 165840 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Date of Death: December 28 1944, age: 21.
Row O.1. Grave 32., Merthyr Tydfil (Beech Grove) Cemetery.
Son of Ernest John and Violet Emily Pitt of Trelewis.
W.B. Roberts William Grenville Roberts
Lance Serjeant 1458772 Royal Artillery 239 By., 77 H.A.A. Regiment.
Date of Death: September 07 1943, age: 22.
Grave 4. E. 51., Kanchanburi War Cemetery, Thailand
Son of Frank E. Roberts and A. A. Roberts of Trelewis.
T.R. Steer Thomas Ronald Steer
Able Seaman D/J 105390 Royal Navy H.M.S. Drake IV
Date of Deathh: September 12 1942, age: 36.
Commemorated Panel 66, Column 3. Plymouh Naval Memorial.
Son of Thomas and Mary Steer; husband of Nellie Steer, of Callington, Cornwall.
W.G. Speck William George Speck
Private 14415950 Welch Regiment 4th Battalion
Date of Death: April 8 1945, age: 20.
Grave 15. D. 2., Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany.
L. Williams Enoch Lewis Williams
Sergeant (Pilot) 1314533 Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Date of Death: December 06 1942, age: 23.
Grave Lot 13. Block B. Grave 4W., Lethbridge (Mountain View) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
Son of Samuel and Margaret Williams of Trelewis.
R. Watkins  


Thomas Ronald Steer

Thomas Ronald Steer, known as Ron, was one of 14 children of Tom and Mari Steer. His Eldest brother David William Steer died in the First World War and is also commemorated on this memorial. In 1901 and 1911 the family were living at 4 Glynbargoed Road in Trelewis. He was in the Royal Navy and died when he was returning home from convalescence in South Africa on the Laconia when it was torpedoed by a U-boat and the survivors, having been rescued by the U-boat, were bombed by the USAF.

This information courtesy of Judy Ellis, whose mother, Hilda, was his youngest sister, born in 1915.

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