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Carmarthenshire WW2 Heroes

Men and women from west Wales served in every operational theatre of war during the Second World War, as well as serving in every branch of the armed forces. This page commemorates those from Carmarthenshire who gained gallantry awards during the conflict. It is very much a work in progress and more details will be added as they become available.

Reginald Arthur Anstee, DCM, Sergeant, 2031345, 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Kidwelly). Reginald’s award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 12 April 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

William Lewis Bell, MBE, Major, 138831, Gloucester Regiment. (Carmarthen). William’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 19 June 1945.

 

Henry Howard Browning, MM, Sergeant, 3964101, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Llanelli). Henry’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 24 January 1946, and was for North West Europe.

 

William Harries Clement, MC, Captain, 89525, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 21 December 1944, and was for North West Europe.

 

Cyril William Cole, DSM, Petty Officer, D/JX192690, Royal Navy. (Llanelli). Cyril’s award of the Distinguished Service Medal was published in the London Gazette of 29 December 1944: ‘The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following appointments to the Distinguished Service Order and to approve the following awards for gallantry or outstanding service in the face of the enemy, or for zeal, patience and cheerfulness in dangerous waters and for setting an example of wholehearted devotion to duty, upholding the high traditions of the Royal Navy.’

 

John Alistair Cook, MC, Lieutenant, 88th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. (Pembrey). John followed in his father's footsteps by winning the Military cross. His citation, published in the London Gazette of 27 August 1940, read; 'For conspicuous gallantry, initiative and leadership. On 28 May 1940, near Bergues, this Officer was ordered to take his Troop and occupy Anti-Tank positions South of Bergues to prevent the enemy A.F.Vs from crossing the railway. On arrival at his rendezvous enemy Infantry were found to be already close up to the front and flank of the position. 2nd Lieutenant Cook at once put one gun into action while the remaining three were ordered back to a rear position. 2nd Lieutenant Cook took command of this gun and when it was no longer possible to maintain it in action, covered the retirement of its detachment with a Bren Gun. he then proceeded to the rear of the position where two guns were in action and took charge there, maintaining fire on the advancing enemy until ordered by his Battery Commander to withdraw. Having seen his detachment to safety he then destroyed the remaining guns himself. Throughout the action the coolness and personal disregard for danger shown by this Officer had a very marked effect in his Troop enabling it to inflict considerable casualties on the enemy.'

 

James Gerallt Daniels, MC, Captain, 284520, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Pencader). James’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 2 August 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

Daniel Davies, DCM, 904117, Lance-Sergeant, Royal Regiment of Artillery. (Llanybyther). Daniel’s award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 2 May 1944 and was in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

 

David Hugh Davies, MC, Major, 107 Regiment, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, 77603. (Carmarthen). David’s unit was attached to the Royal Armoured Corps. His award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 19 December 1944, and was for Normandy.

 

David Walter Davies, MBE, Lieutenant, 233605, Royal Army Service Corps. (Llanelli). David’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 9 November 1943, and was for gallant and distinguished service in North Africa.

 

Emrys Davies, DCM, Sergeant, 2737357, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. (Trawsmawr, Carmarthen). Emrys’s award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 21 August 1945, and was for Italy.

 

Enoch Davies, DSM, MID, Stoker Petty Officer, D/KX76292, Royal Navy. (Carmarthen). Enoch’s award of the Distinguished Service Medal was published in the London Gazette of 6 July 1945, and was for: ‘For outstanding courage, coolness and skill in searching out, attacking and sinking an enemy cruiser with a minimum of loss to their own forces.’ The Gazette doesn’t give out any further details, but Enoch was one of a number of the crew of HMS Saumarez which was serving in the Pacific when its flotilla destroyed the Japanese cruiser Haguro in May 1945. He had also been mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 3 March 1944.

 

George Samuel Davies, BEM, Sergeant, 13040097, Pioneer Corps. (Llanelli). George’s award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 20 March 1945: ‘The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Military Division), in recognition of gallant conduct in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner.’

 

Ieuan Merfyn Davies, BEM, Staff Sergeant, 8/142862, Royal Army Service Corps. (Llanelli). Ieuan’s award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 30 January 1945, and was for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe.

 

Ivor Thomas Davies, MID, Engine Room Artificer 3, D/MX61569, Royal Navy. (Llanelli). Ivor was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 19 May 1944, for his work during the landings at Salerno and Italy.

 

Reverend Leslie Lobbett John Davies, MC, BA, Chaplain 4th Class, 69686, Royal Army Chaplain's Department (Llwynhendy). Leslie’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 16 February 1943, and was for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East.

 

William Davies, MID, Seaman, LT/JX190120, Royal Navy. (Llanelli). William was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 2 June 1944.

 

William George Davies, MM, Private, 14541544, The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 18 October 1945.

 

Sidney James Dodd, BEM, Gunner, 14298419, Royal Artillery. (Llangadock). Sidney’s award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of June 1945: ‘In recognition of gallant conduct in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner.’

 

Ernest Edward Duckfield, MM, Sergeant, T7/163136, Royal Army Service Corps. (Carmarthen). Ernest’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 22 August 1944.

 

Gerald William Edwards, MC, Captain, 183221, Royal Army Medical Corps. (Ammanford). Gerald’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 28 May 1943, and was for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East.

Arthur Evans, DSC, Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy. (Pendine). Arthur served aboard the destroyer HMS Saumarez. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, probably for his actions while his ship was heavily engaged against the German battleship Scharnhorst on 26 November 1943. Saumarez had taken part in the Arctic Convoys and later participated in the Normandy Landings before finishing off her war in the Pacific theatre.

David Talfryn Evans, MM, Corporal, 14200791, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Ammanford). David’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 27 February 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

Geoffrey Marker Evans, MID, Lieutenant (A), Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. (Llanelly). Geoffrey was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 26 May 1944, for leadership, skill and devotion to duty.

 

Gwyn Evans, MM, Corporal, 3961346, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Carmarthen). Gwyn’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 27 February 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

John James Pugh Evans, MBE, MC & Bar, MID, Major, Home Guard. (Llangain). John was the brother of Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans, VC, DSO. He had been commissioned into the Welsh Guards and served with the battalion throughout the war. He was awarded the Military Cross in the King’s Birthday Honours List of 2 June 1916 and a Bar to his MC in the Birthday Honours Lust of 3 June 1918. He was mentioned in despatches on 22 May 1917. John served as a Major with the Carmarthen Home Guard during WW2 and was awarded the MBE for his services to the Home Guard on 15 December 1944.

 

William John Phillip Evans, MM, Sergeant, 3958804, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 24 January 1946, and was for North West Europe.

 

Thomas Lewis Griffiths, DSM, Signalman, LT/JX214012 (Llandeilo). Thomas’s award of the Distinguished Service Medal was published in the London Gazette of 10 August 1945, and was for distinguished service in the Aegean.

 

Frederick John Ham, MM, Lance Corporal, 7045676, North Irish Horse. (Burry Port). Frederick’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 5 December 1944.

 

Bernard John Hanna, MM, Lance Corporal, 3961408, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Llanelli). Bernard’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 21 June 1945, and was for North West Europe.

William James Harries, MID, Able Seaman, D/JX285730, Royal Navy. (Carmarthen). William was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 16 June 1944: ‘For courage, coolness and devotion to duty when H.M. Ships Inglefield and Spartan were lost.’

 

William Ralph Howells, MM, Warrant Officer II, 816617, Royal Regiment of Artillery. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 18 October 1945, and was for Italy.

 

William Raymond Dennis Hugh, MID, Marine, PLY.X.120105, Royal Marines. (Llanelli). William was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 2 June 1944.

Raymond Hiley Harries, DSO, DFC, Squadron Leader, Royal Air Force. (Llandilofawr). Raymond was born in Llandilofawr in 1916 and by 1939 was studying dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London. He enlisted into the Royal Air Force and after training as a pilot was posted to 43 Squadron in Scotland. He was then posted to 52 OTU as an instructor before being posted to 131 Squadron at Llanbedr as a flight commander, claiming his first kill when he shot down a Junkers 88. On 19 August 1942 Ray took part in the aerial operation covering the ill-fated Dieppe raid, claiming one kill and sharing two others. He was awarded the DFC for his work during the day. He was then given command of 91 Squadron at Hawkinge which received the new Griffon engined Spitfire XII in April 1943. He became the highest scoring Griffon Spitfire ace, scoring 11 kills in this aircraft alone and was also credited with the downing of a V-1 flying bomb. He spent some time in the US lecturing on tactics before returning to Britain to become Wing Leader of 135 Wing, 2nd TAF, in the spring of 1944. By the end of the war Ray had been awarded the DSO and Bar, the DFC and two bars and the Belgian Croix-de-Guerre and had scored 15 victories against enemy aircraft, as well as three shared kills, two probable kills and five damaged as well as the destruction of the V-1 flying bomb. He remained in the RAF and became CO of 92 Squadron. Ray was killed on 14 May 1950 when flying a 92 Squadron Gloster Meteor F4 which ran out of fuel and stalled. He attempted to bale out of the stricken aircraft but his parachute became entangled in its rear wing and he was killed. He was buried in Newton-on-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard. He left behind his widow Doreen and at least one child. The photograph of Ray is courtesy of the IWM.

Edmund George Hunt, GM, Warrant Officer, 359883, Royal Air Force. Edmund was born in Tisbury, Wiltshire in 1906, the son of Edmund and Annie Hunt. At some time around 1914 the family moved to Llandovery. Edmund married Phylis Havelock, of Medway, Kent in 1929. He was serving as an armourer with the Royal Air Force when war broke out. He put his skills with weapons to good use during the Battle of Britain, working on Bomb Disposal, and for his good work during the Battle of Britain, was awarded the George Medal: ‘This Warrant Officer has dealt with unexploded bombs after six enemy bombing attacks on the aerodrome.  On one occasion, while assisting an officer he was blown 20 yards; but in spite of this he has continued to show a complete disregard for his own safety and his gallant actions have been instrumental in keeping the aerodrome operationally serviceable’. Edmund was killed while attempting to defuse a German bomb at Biggin Hill on 7 October 1940, aged 34. He is buried in Chatham (Palmerston Road) Cemetery, Kent.

 

Edward Hurley, MM, Sergeant, 2094584, Royal Engineers. (Carmarthen). Edward’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 4 April 1944.

 

Douglas James, MM, Private, 3961215, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. (Llanelli). Douglas’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 5 December 1944, and was for Italy.

 

George Eurwedd Jenkins, MC, Lieutenant, 145140, 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Llanelli). George’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 21 December 1944, and was for North West Europe.

 

Edwin John, MM, Sergeant, 3963476, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Burry Port). Edwin’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 27 February 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

Ebenezer Samual Jones, MID, Yeoman of Signals, D/JX142860, Royal Navy. (Cwmduad). Ebenezer was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 10 August 1945, and was for distinguished service in the Aegean.

 

Henry Griffith Jones, MM, Sergeant, 3963712, 2nd Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Ammanford). Henry’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 15 November 1945, and was for Burma. He had initially been recommended for the DCM.

 

Herbert Martin Jones, DCM, 918010, Gunner, Royal Regiment of Artillery (Llanybyther). Herbert’s award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 2 May 1944 and was in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy.

 

John Garner Jones, MC, Lieutenant, 92411, Welch Regiment. (Llandovery). John’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 22 March 1945, and it was for gallantry while attached to 1 Commando in Burma. He had also been mentioned in despatches for North Africa on 23 September 1943, possibly for Operation Torch.

 

Trevor Isaac Jones, MM, Sergeant, 3970378, 5th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Alltwalis, Carmarthen). Trevor’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 19 December 1944, and was for North West Europe. He was later killed in action.

 

John Maddocks Lewis, MM, Lance Corporal, 14541663, The Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). (Felinfoel). John’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 6 March 1945, and was for gallant and distinguished service in the South West Pacific.

 

Leonard Lewis, DCM, Corporal, 3961349, Lincolnshire Regiment. (Carmarthen). Leonard’s award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 26 June 1945, and was for Italy.

 

Hermas Llewellyn, MM, Lance Corporal, 2136378, Royal Engineers. (Garnant). Hermas’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 9 March 1943.

 

Emrys Lloyd, MM, Private, 6103268, The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey). (Llandeilo). Emrys’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 10 February 1942, and was for the Middle East.

 

John Audley Lloyd, MC, Major, 134271, 6th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. (Dryslwyn). John’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 22 March 1945, and was for Burma. His father had won the Military Cross with the 1st SWB in the Great War.

 

Wilfred Lyonel Miron, OBE, MBE, Major, 93813, Notts and Derby (Sherwood Foresters). (Llanelli). Wilfred’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 26 June 1945, and was for gallant and distinguished service in Burma. His award of the Order of the British Empire was published on 17 Jan 1946. He was later to become Chairman of the National Coal Board, for the Midlands and South Wales.

 

John Gwynne Morgan, MBE, Colonel, 35510, Royal Army Medical Corps. (Llandeilo). John’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 23 November 1943, in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East.

 

Charles William Nevill, OBE, TD, MID, Major (T/Lt-Col), 37860, Welch Regiment. (Ferryside). Charles award of the Order of the British Empire was for services in Egypt and Libya, and was published in the London Gazette of 18 October 1943. He was also mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 23 May 1946, for the Mediterranean campaign.

 

William Oliver, MM, Private, 14627409, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Trevaughan). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 19 June 1945, and was for Italy.

 

George Edward Pegler, BEM, Lance Sergeant, 3955967, Royal Regiment of. Artillery. (Llanelli). George’s award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 16 February 1943, and was for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East between may, 1942 to October, 1942.

 

Benjamin David Malcolm Price, OBE, BA, Chaplain 3rd Class, 70563, Royal Army Chaplain’s Department. (Llandeilo). Benjamin’s award of the Order of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 17 April 1945, and was in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

 

Melvyn Price, Signalman, LT/JX190383, Royal Navy. (Ammanford). Melvyn was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 29 December 1944.

 

William Garnet Edward Price, MM, Sergeant, 4196300, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 18 September 1945, and was for Burma.

 

Nelson Rees, MM, Sergeant, 2734220, 3rd Battalion, Welsh Guards. (Llanelli). Nelson’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 8 July 1943, and was for North Africa. The original recommendation for his award read: ‘His Platoon came under heavy Machine Gun fire during the attack on the DJEBEL. By his personal courage and example he got the whole of his Platoon to their objective. He then took them to the Town of HAMMAM LIF where he remained all night although the town was in enemy hands and returned at dawn with valuable information.’

Philip Rees, DCM, Lance Sergeant, 3957743, The Royal Scots Fusiliers (Llanelli). Philip originally served with the 4th Welch, before being transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers. His award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette of 27 February 1945, and was for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe. He had originally been recommended for the Victoria Cross, his citation stating; ‘“On 5 November 1944, Corporal Rees commanded a Section of the leading platoon of ‘B’ Company, 6th Battalion, The Royal Scots in the attack on Schans. Soon after leaving the start line the tanks which were supporting the company ran into a mine field and were unable to proceed with the Infantry. Corporal Rees however continued to advance with his section over very exposed and open ground which was being heavily shelled and mortared at the time. An enemy MG post then opened fire and held up both forward companies inflicting many casualties. Corporal Rees with complete disregard for the heavy mortar and MG fire and despite the fact that the area contained many anti-personnel mines left his section where they had been halted and alone stalked the MG post. When within range Corporal Rees threw a grenade at the post and rushed in with his Sten gun putting the whole post out of action. He then went on to round up some fifteen prisoners from the houses in the area which he brought back single handed. This outstanding action resulted in both forward companies being able to continue their advance and consolidate their position. Throughout Corporal Rees showed the most superb bravery and gallantry and was an inspiration to all the troops pinned to the ground in that area.’

 

Elwyn George Rhydderch, BEM, Driver, 7/172814, Royal Army Service Corps. (Carmarthen). Elwyn’s award of the British Empire Medal was published in the London Gazette of 4 July 1941: ‘In recognition of distinguished services in the Middle East during the period December, 1940 to February, 1941.’

 

John Rees Richards, MBE, Lieutenant, 1st (Carmarthenshire) Battalion, Home Guard. (Ystrad, Carmarthen). John’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 18 November 1941, and was for the following brave act; “On 16th July 1941, at Ystrad Bombing Range, Carmarthen, an accident occurred under the following circumstances. A volunteer of the Home Guard, after receiving theoretical instruction, was practising the throwing of a live Mills bomb. After he had removed the retaining pin, the bomb slipped from his hand and rolled some little distance away. The bombing instructor, Lieutenant Richards, an old soldier whose right arm was shot off in the Great War, ran to the bomb-the fuse of which by that time would have been burning for three or more seconds, picked up the bomb and threw it to a place of safety. One volunteer was injured, but had not Lieutenant Richards acted quickly with great presence of mind, many casualties would have been incurred.”

 

Harry Raymond Roberts, MID, Electrical Artificer III, D/MX71942 (Llanelli). Harry was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 17 August 1945, and was: ‘For bravery, determination and devotion to duty whilst serving in H.M. Ships Saumarez, Rapid, Volage, Vigilant and Virago, in an action with shore batteries off Andaman Island on the 19th March, 1945, and in successful attacks on enemy submarine chasers and merchantmen on the 26th March, 1945.

 

John Emile Glyn Roberts, MBE, Captain, 233456, Royal Army Service Corps. (Llanelli). John’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 11 December 1945 and was for gallant and distinguished service in Italy.

 

Elwyn Thomas, MM, Lance Corporal, 14722204, 6th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers. (Ammanford). Elwyn’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 5 June 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

Haydn Thomas, MID, Seaman, LT/JX221385, Royal Navy. (Llanelli). Haydn was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 2 June 1944.

 

Myrddin Thomas, MM, Corporal, 3953847, Royal Scots Fusiliers. (Llandebie). Myrddin’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 4 April 1944.

 

William Charles Thomas, MBE, Captain, 146193, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. (Carmarthen). William’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 11 December 1945.

 

Ralph Anthony Tucker, MID, Major, 88131, 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Laugharne). Ralph was mentioned in despatches in the London Gazette of 26 April 1945, while serving with the 1st Welch in Burma. He had originally been commissioned into the 4th Welch on 27 May 1939.

 

Thomas Lawford Walker, GM, Sapper, 4208733, Corps of Royal Engineers -(Penygroes, Llanelly). Thomas’s award of the George Medal was published in the London Gazette of 6 November 1945: ‘The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Medal, in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out 'hazardous work in a very brave manner.’

 

Edgeworth Horace Williams, MC, M.B., Captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, 136806. (Carmarthen). Edgeworth’s award of the Military Cross was published in the London Gazette of 22 May 1945, and was for Burma.

 

Reverend Rheinallt Nantlais Williams, MBE, Chaplain 4th Class, Army Chaplain’s Department. (Ammanford). Rheinallt’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 21 September 1943, and was for gallant and distinguished service in North Africa.

 

Reverend William David Conwyl Williams, MBE, 65491, Chaplain to the Forces, Fourth Class, Royal Army Chaplain's Department (Laugharne). William’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 16 February 1943.

 

William Daniel Williams, MBE, DL, Colonel, Home Guard. (Carmarthen). William’s award of the Member of the British Empire was published in the London Gazette of 12 December 1944. He served with the Carmarthen Sector Home Guard.

 

William Henry Williams, MM, Sergeant, 3963556, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Llanelli). William’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 10 May 1945, and was for North West Europe.

 

Robert Rice Young, MM, Sergeant, 3962656, 4th Battalion, Welch Regiment. (Ammanford). Robert’s award of the Military Medal was published in the London Gazette of 12 April 1945, and was for North West Europe.

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