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Memorials in the Rhonnda Valley


gregs_yorkley
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Hi All,

Been struggling to sort out a soldier, whose family say, died in the war. However all sources fail to list him.

According to the medal held by the family the soldier was Pte William Robert Jones GS/22645 Royal Fusiliers. However have searched CWGC and SDGW and this soldier is not listed.

Therefore we have 2 options, either he didn't die, or the family were sent the wrong medal.

So to the point of this posting. I believe he was born in Treherbert, and lived in 1913 in Ton-pentre, so was wondering if anyone has listings or knowledge of the war memorials in the Rhonnda valley (Treherbert, Rhonnda, Gelli, Porth, Pentre, Pandy etc), that they could look at to see if this name appears.

I realise that in this area of South Wales, the name William Jones is not exactly unique, but if any of the memorials have regiments listed on them at least I've got something against which to verify (of not) if I have the right man.

Any help much appreciated.

Thanks

Angela

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Not your man but the number is a coincidence.

Name: JONES

Initials: A J

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: South Wales Borderers

Unit Text: 11th Bn.

Date of Death: 15/06/1917

Service No: 22645

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. 5. 3.

Cemetery: TREVETHIN (ST. CADOC) CHURCHYARD

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