EVANS, Gwilym

Rank: 
Private
Unit/Base: 
3 Commando
Police Service: 
Glamorgan County Police
Regiment/Corps: 
Welch Regiment
Service: 
Army
Number: 
14241612
Born: 
Thursday, January 1, 1920
Died : 
Wednesday, July 14, 1943
Killed in action or died of wounds
Age: 
23
Cemetery/Memorial: 

Private Gwilym Evans was reported missing 14 July 1943, later presumed killed in action, during operations at Agnone, Sicily, and the bridge at Malati (later called 3 Commando Bridge).
A serving Glamorgan County Police Officer he volunteered for the Commandos as part of one of the Police Intakes. in 1939 he was a Constable at the County Police Station, Derwen Road, Bridgend.
His name is amongst those included on the Glamorgan County Police War Memorial Obelisk currently located outside South Wales Police HQ, Cowbdridge Road, Bridgend, Glamorgan.

Sources
CWGC.
Casualty Lists / National Archives file WO417/83.
The 1939 Register covering Bridgend.
IWM online War Memorial Register ref. IWM 6739.
ROH in Commando-Memoirs of a Fighting Commando in WW2 by Brig Durnford-Slater.
 
Notes: First name seen spelt as both Gwilym and Gwilyn.
 
Primary Roll of Honour: 
Photo of grave in Gallery: 
Yes

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