Thomas Richard Edwards


Died on 14/7/1917. Thomas was Private 4407 1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company. He enlisted at Armoury House and resided at Tregaron, Cardigan. He is buried at Tregaron (Bwlchgwynt) Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard, 795. MIC – Victory and British War medals.


From the Cambrian News and Merionethshire Standard 20/7/1917


The sad news of the death of Private Tommy Edwards, Nantstalwen, was conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Edwards on Saturday morning. Mr. Edwards was notified a few days previously that Private Edwards was seriously ill in Sheffield Military Hospital, and Mr. Edwards at once went to Sheffield. Private Edwards had undergone an operation, but was cheerful. In two or three days later another operation was deemed necessary, after which Private Edwards gradually sunk and death supervened.

Private Edwards has served an apprenticeship as chemist under Mr. T. Jones, Post Office, Tregaron. While there he became very popular. He left Tregaron for London, where he held appointments as chemist and druggist. He volunteered early for service and with the R.W.F. had seen much service in  France. From France he was invalided to Sheffield where death took place. The funeral took place on Tuesday when a large number attended at the station to meet the twelve o'clock train. The coffin was draped with the Union Jack and covered with beautiful floral tributes. An escort of soldiers accompanied the coffin and three local men in Khaki; (Private John David Jones, Brenig-Terrace; Private Morgan Morgan, Tanrallt; and Private David Jones, Penrhos, Llangeitho) were also present. A touching service was held at Bwlchgwynt Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Morgan Evans. The Rev. Rhys Morgan, Llanddewibrefi, opened the service.












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