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Driver Ifor Towy Rhys

DRIVER IVOR TOWY REES, ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY

Ivor Towy Rhys, Driver, Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery, was born in Ystradgynlais in 1896, but had strong connections with the Upper Tywi Valley,  His father, the Reverend Rhys Towy Rhys, a Calvinistic Methodist Minister, was born at Crincae, Rhandir-mwyn, and his mother, Margaret Jane, was a  native of Cil-y-cwm. Ivor died in action, aged 21, on 28 May 1917 and is buried in Ypres, Belgium.


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