Radio Officer David Gwyn Davies

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Reference WMO/268740


Capel Iwan Chapel

Main Street

Capel Iwan, Carmarthenshire


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Unknown Unknown
Lettering: Unknown
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: David was the son of Richard Idwal and Winifred Elizabeth Davies, of 16, Tressilian Crescent, Brockley, Kent, and the husband of Ethel Davies, of 95, Pitfold Road, Lee, London. He was a Bank Clerk in London prior to the war, before becoming a Radio Officer with the Merchant Navy, and served aboard the S.S. Hillfern, a Newcastle-on-Tyne registered coastal steamer. On 31 October 1940 Hillfern sank about eight miles off Kinnaird Head, with the loss of eight of her crew. There are conflicting reports of her loss, either by striking a mine, or being attacked by German aircraft. David was among the men lost. He was 27 years old, and is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. There is a plaque dedicated to David and his parents inside Capel Iwan Chapel, which his grandfather, Dr. Benjamin Davies, had been the Minister of for many year
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