Tir y berth Memorial
Great War 1914-18
|Names on Memorial||Additional Information|
|Pte Colston VA, SWB||Victor Albert Colston
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.
|Pte Hopkins J, SWB||John Hopkins
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.
|Pte Hopkins W, RWF||William Hopkins
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.
|Pte Mahoney J, SWB||John Mahoney
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.
|Pte Read T, Essex||Thomas Read
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.
World War 1939-45
Ivor Owen Bartlett
In November 1942, HMS Palomares took part in the Operation Torch landings in Algiers as an Anti Aircraft ship. The ship left Gibraltar on the 3rd and arrived at Algiers on the 8th. However the next day Palomares was hit by a bomb, suffering a large number of casualties, and, engulfed in flames, her steering gear was put out of action.
William David Jones
William George Robins