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   Civilian Gwellyn Lewis Williams
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Dated added: 23/01/2020   Last updated: 23/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Civilian Casualty (Unknown Civilian)
Died: 28/10/1942 (Died by accident)
Age: 38
Summary      
Gwellyn Lewis Williams was born about 1904. In 1942, Gwellyn Lewis Williams was a civilian working in Northern Ireland He lived at Tygwyn Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. At around 9:45pm on the Tuesday night of 27th October 1942, he was struck by a military lorry. He died the following day.
Further Information
Gwellyn Lewis Williams was born about 1904, presumably in Wales.
In 1942, Gwellyn Lewis Williams was a civilian working in Northern Ireland for Messrs John Howard & Co, a building contractor. The newspaper report records that he was from Tygwyn Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
At around 9:45pm on the Tuesday night of 27th October 1942, he was walking along the Drum Road, just past the turn off onto the Pomeroy Road.
He was struck by a military lorry coming from the direction of Drum Manor.
He was moved to Omagh County hospital where he died on Wednesday 28th October 1942. He was 38 years old.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 31st October 1942: Fatal Lorry Accident Near Cookstown
A fatal accident occurred on the Drum Road at Drumard, Cookstown on Tuesday night about 9.45pm, when a man named Gwellyn Lewis Williams, of 4 Tygwyn Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, was knocked down by a military vehicle coming from the direction of Drum. He was taken to Dr Mulliganís surgery in an unconscious condition and later removed to the County Hospital at Omagh, where he died on Wednesday morning. The deceased, who was 38 years of age, was employed by Messrs John Howard & Co, contractors.
Gwellyn Lewis Williams is not listed on the CWGC. It is unknown where he is buried.
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Relevant Cookstown Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Drumard, Drum Road Kildress-Tullagh Accident at Drumard, Cookstown 54.636502 -6.778103
References and Links
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1 Google Maps Tygwyn Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil
2 Townlands.ie - Drumard Just past the Pomeroy turn off on Drum Road
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