In memory of Alfred John Vaughan
Alfred was born in November 1918 in the Builth Wells area to George Thomas and Annie Jane Vaughan of Builth Road, writes Phillip Jones. George’s brother Basil had died of war wounds in 1917.
Alfred, who was known as “Mick”, studied at Llandrindod Wells County School. He worked as an errand boy for Builth Wells pharmacist Mr T Jenkins before joining the RAF in May 1937. His address at the time was Bryn-Haul, Builth Road.
He married Lilian Vera Davies in Coventry on 6 December 1941. A year later, he was posted to the Middle East, where he served at several locations.
He was admitted to No 88 Royal Naval Hospital, Alexandria, on 20 October 1944 suffering from typhoid fever. He died on 28 October 1944, aged 25.
He was laid to rest, with full military honours, in the Chatby Military and War Memorial cemetery in Alexandria. Photographs of the service were sent home to his parents.
Mick is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Cwmbach-Llechryd Church and the Llandrindod Wells County School Memorial.