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Tir-y-berth War Memorial

Great War 1914-18

Victor Albert Colston     (Pte Colston VA, SWB)
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.

John Hopkins     (Pte Hopkins J, SWB)
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.

William Hopkins     (Pte Hopkins W, RWF)
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.

John Mahoney     (Pte Mahoney J, SWB)
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.

Thomas Read     (Pte Read T, Essex)
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.

Showing names of those on the memorial
Mrs Eileen McGrane and councilors at the unveiling, on 5th November 2014, of the plaque with the names of those who had died in the two World Wars. The plaque with the names was added at the instigation of local resident Mrs Eileen McGrane who remembered some of those who had fallen in the Second World War.
The War Memorial remembering those of Tir-y-berth and Glan-y-nant.

World War II 1939-45

Ivor Owen Bartlett     (AS Bartlett I, RN)
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.   

Campbell Collins     (C.Boy Collins C, MN)
Cabin Boy Merchant Navy, MV British Dominion (London).
Died January 10 1943, aged 18.
Tower Hill Memorial, London, Panel 19.

William David Jones     (Cpl Jones W, RWF)
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.

Aubrey Glyndwr Matthews     (FOP Mathews G, RAFVR)
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.

William George Robins     (Sol Robins W, RA)
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.

Picture of Tir-y-berth War Memorial
Tir-y-berth War Memorial