Ystalyfera

History and Heritage

The War Memorials of Gurnos Chapel

The memorial plaque commemorates the dead of Gurnos Chapel who died fighting for their country in both world wars.


The plaque commemorates the deaths of Tom Hughes of the congregation, killed in 1918 during the First World War, and Islwyn Jones, David Winston Jenkins and John James Lewis killed in the Second World War.

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This translation from the Welsh of the text of the Gurnos War Memorial is courtesy of Kevin Davies of Godre'rgraig.

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Of those listed:-

Tom Hughes is on the Ystalyfera Memorial for WW1
John James Lewis is on the Ystradgynlais Memorial for WW2
Islwyn Jones and David Winston Jenkins are on the Ystalyfera War Memorial for WW2

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This photograph shows the inside of Gurnos Chapel, with the gallery and the War Memorial plaque located beneath the clock on the wooden balustrade.

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The History and Heritage of Ystalyfera is put online by Swansea Valley researcher Val Trevallion and Wolfian Design. All copyright remains with the original copyright holder, and all original research is copyright Val Trevallion, YEARGroup.

You can contact Ystalyfera History by emailing: contact@ystradgynlais-history.co.uk or Val Trevallion by emailing yeargroup@hotmail.co.uk.