Brynna war memorial

LlanharanBrynna war memorial

The war memorial at St Peter's Churchyard, Brynna, commemorates people from Brynna who died in the world wars. See below for their details.

Six of the people who died in the Second World War are buried in official war graves in Llanharan Cemetery: Charles Haines; John Royston James; Mathew William Johns; Sidney James Pugh; Betty Kathleen Thorne; and William Humphrey Watkins.

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First World War

  • Bratton, Fred, Corporal 38244. Died 02/05/1916 aged 22. Welsh Regiment. Buried Merville Communal Cemetery. Son of Amelia J Bratton of 4 Glam Terrace, Brynna. Not listed on Brynna war memorial.
  • Davies, John
  • Dyer, Edgar
  • Green, Frederick, Private 13322. Died 09/04/1916. South Wales Borderers. Basra Memorial.
  • Hardy, George Grosvenor. Probably: Hardy, Grosvenor, Serjeant 240793. Died 26/03/1917 aged 28. Welsh Regiment. Jerusalem Memorial. Son of Frank and Alice Mary Hardy of 111 Bolton Road, Edgworth, Turton, Bolton.
  • Jones, Samuel, Private 13327. Died 13/08/1915 aged 22. South Wales Borderers. Helles Memorial. Son of Simon Thomas and Anna Maria Jones, of 32 William Street.
  • Merry, George, Private 1457. Died 26/04/1915 aged 27. Monmouthshire Regiment. Buried Calvaire (Essex) Military Cemetery. Son of William and Susan Merry of 17 Southall Street, Brynna. Native of Ellwood, Coleford, Gloucestershire. Not listed on Brynna war memorial.
  • Williams, Edward, Private 13333. Died 01/07/1916 aged 23. South Wales Borderers. Buried Hawthorn Ridge Cemetery. Son of Charles and Caroline Williams of 1 Railway Terrace.
  • Williams, George


Second World War

  • Davies, Mervyn Penry, First Radio Officer. Died 21/11/1940 aged 32. Merchant Navy. Tower Hill Memorial. Son of David Emlyn and Elizabeth Davies of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
  • Haines, Charles, Able Seaman D/SSX20239. Died 20/01/1941 aged 20. Royal Navy. Buried Llanharan Cemetery. Son of Isaac and Edith Amelia Haines.
  • James, John Royston, Gunner 1645390. Died 21/04/1941. Royal Artillery. Buried Llanharan Cemetery.
  • Johns, Mathew William, Lance Serjeant 2734494. Died 16/12/1940 aged 21. Welsh Guards. Buried Llanharan Cemetery. Son of William Thomas Johns and Ellen Mary Johns.
  • Maynard, John Herbert
  • McAndrew, Kenneth David, Corporal 3965638. Died 11/05/1944 aged 25. The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). Rangoon Memorial. Son of James and Elizabeth Gladys McAndrew; husband of Rosemary Cecilia McAndrew of Bisterne, Hampshire.
  • Parsons, Ridwyn George, Private 3959124. Died 22/09/1943 aged 28. Welch Regiment. Buried Heliopolis War Cemetery. Son of Mr and Mrs William John Parsons of Pencoed.
  • Phillips, William David, Flight Sergeant 1420250. Died 31/07/1944 aged 20. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Clichy Northern Cemetery. Son of Henry and Lilian Maud Phillips of Pencoed.
  • Pugh, Sidney James, Flying Officer 136696. Died 15/04/1944 aged 24. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Buried Llanharan Cemetery. Son of Evan James Pugh and Annice Pugh.
  • Thorne, Betty Kathleen, Leading Aircraftwoman 440710. Died 21/02/1945 aged 22. Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Buried Llanharan Cemetery. Daughter of Albert James Thorne and Mabel Gladys Thorne.
  • Watkins, William Humphrey, Flight Sergeant 548859. Died 17/12/1943 aged 23. Royal Air Force. Buried Llanharan Cemetery. Son of Daniel and Frances Watkins; husband of Doreen Watkins of Dolan.
  • Witts, Emlyn, Private 3967585. Died 09/09/1944 aged 27. Welch Regiment. Buried Coriano Ridge War Cemetery. Son of Nimrod and Margaret Witts.