Sgt Trevor Charles Jones

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Reference WMO268981

Address:

St Michael's Church

Myddfai, Carmartenshire

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Small metal plaque with dedicatory inscription, placed on a wooden backboard. Trevor Charles Jones, Sergeant (Flight Engineer), 1837048, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Trevor was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Jones, of Hucclecote, Gloucestershire. He served as a Flight Engineer with 166 Squadron, Royal Air Force, which had been reformed in January 1943, at R.A.F. Kirmington, in Lincolnshire, as a heavy bomber squadron, flying Wellingtons and Lancasters. On 9 December 1944, Trevor was taking part in a navigational training flight, when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence above Myddfai. He was injured whilst parachuting from the aircraft and died that same day, aged 19. The other three men aboard bailed out safely. Trevor was buried at Hucclecote (Ss. Philip And James) Churchyard, Gloucestershire, and is commemorated on a small brass plaque inside Myddfai Church.
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