Thomas Bagnall James

Discussion in 'Non-Commemorated War Dead' started by Owen Ap Benfro, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. CWGC note his “Cemetery/Memorial Name” as Llanelli, whereas he was buried in plot Q. 309 on the 13 Jul 1940. His wife and son where also laid to rest in the same plot at Llanion Cemetery Pembroke Dock.
    Ex Supt of Pembrokeshire Police Force he was killed in air raid whilst working on police duty at the Royal Ordnance Factory Pembrey. Previous served as a Sgt of Police at Milford Haven and succeeded Supt A.B. Thomas at Pembroke Dock and later transferred to Fishguard.
    Can anyone advise where I can find further details of the air raid in which he died.
    Rgds
    Owen Ap Benfro
    Pembrokeshire Military Headstones 1714 to 2010
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    not much

    JAMES, THOMAS BAGNALL

    Rank:
    Civilian
    Date of Death:
    10/07/1940
    Age:
    51
    Regiment/Service:
    Civilian War Dead

    Reporting Authority
    LLANELLI, RURAL DISTRICT, WALES
    Additional Information:
    of 28 Greenway Street, Llanelly. Died at Royal Ordnance Factory, Pembrey.

    10/07/1940 Preliminary phase of Battle of Britain begins with German air attacks on Channel convoys with the aim of tempting the RAF in to battle. The Luftwaffe launches its first large scale attack on Britain as 70 aircraft attack the dock facilities at Swansea and the Royal Ordnance Factory at Pembrey in Wales.
    World War 2 Timelines 1939-1945 - European Air War 1940 - Worldwar-2.net

    Gwynfryn James Griffiths, Civilian. Gwynfryn was the Son of William J. and Louisa Griffiths, of 4 Block, Penybedd, Pembrey. He worked at the Royal Ordnance Factory at Pembrey, which made TNT for use in shells. On 10 July 1940, the factory was bombed by the Luftwaffe, and Gwynfryn was one of many injured men brought to the Llanelli Hospital for treatment, but he sadly died that same day. He was just 19 years old, and is buried at locally. Gwynfryn is not commemorated locally.


    James Havard, Police Sergeant. James was a Policeman, of Ashburnham Road, Pembrey, who was on duty at the Pembrey Royal Ordnance Factory on the day of 10 July 1940 when it was bombed. He was badly injured, and taken to Llanelli Hospital, but sadly died there the following day, on 11 July 1940. James was 64 years old, and is buried locally. James is not commemorated locally.
    Carmarthen County War Memorial - Pembrey War Memorial


    Checked Then and Now The Blitz vol 1 nothing in there
    regards
    Clive
     

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