Brynamman 6






These photographs contributed by Brian James, originally from Brynamman, now of Carmarthen (March 2006)


  Brynamman Home Guard 1939 -1945

(Tammy Bryan tells me that the man first on left top row is her father, Arther Ninian Rees Jones, who worked in 1950/60 at the Abernant Mine. (March 2007))

Brynamman Home Guard


 Ready for the Brynamman Carnival 1951

(Tammy Bryan tells me that it is her mother Marian dressed as a black and white minstrel, her Grandmother is standing next to her
and either her Aunty  Peggy or Winnie is sitting in front of them.  (March 2007))

Brynamman Carnival


Jack Rees of Barry Rd, Brynamman who lost his life during WW2

 Jack Rees


HMS Stonehenge, the submarine in which Jack died in 1944 - details below

 HMS Stonehenge


Official Record of the loss of HMS Stonehenge
Extract from the Royal Naval Museum Archives

HMS Stonehenge
16 March 1944
Possibly mined north of Sumatra
On 25th February 1944 HMS Stonehenge left Trincomalee to patrol in the northern part of the Malacca Straits. Nothing further was heard from the submarine and she failed to reach Ceylon on 20th March as expected. It is believed that Stonehenge struck a mine, causing her demise although an accident cannot be discounted.

(There was a listing on the British Submarines of WW2 site where a John E Rees AB  was shown  on the crew list)



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