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Former Pupil from Bynea, Melville Edwards, PO/X4154,Royal Marine, who lost his life, aged 20, with the sinking of Battlecruiser HMS Hood,24 May 1941.

Information courtesy of Steven John, West Wales Memorial Project. HMS Hood From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from HMS Hood (51)) . HMS Hood (51) – March 17, 1924.jpg Hood, 17 March 1924 History United Kingdom Name: Hood Namesake: Admiral Samuel Hood Ordered: 7 April 1916 Builder: John Brown & Company Cost: £6,025,000 HMS Hood […]

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Association members attend service for fallen, St Elli Parish Church, 11th Nov.2020.

Members of the association today, Wednesday (Nov 11) attended a small service ( due to Covid restrictions ) at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who have fallen in war. This replicated a similar service by the whole School held Nov.7th 1946 ( see Military History below ) . […]

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Memorial Service, November 7th 1946, attended by the whole Boys’ Grammar School and Guests, at the Parish Church. Llanelly. Service replicated 11 Nov 2020 by Former Pupils – see ”Military History”.

The above  record is from the 1946 Christmas School Magazine and  records a  Memorial Service held  7th November 1946. The  whole School and several visitors attended a service held in Llanelly Parish Church, to commemorate  the 47 Former Pupils and two members of Staff who lost their lives in WW1 and the 59 former pupils […]

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REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY 2016, FOR TWO TEACHERS AND 47 PUPILS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WW1 AND FOR THE 59 PUPILS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WW2.

                            TO VIEW THE FILM OF THIS OCCASSION PLEASE CLICK ON THE  ” VIDEOS ”   HEADING ,TOP OF PAGE  ( RED SECTION ) TO VIEW THE DETAIL OF THE FALLEN IN WW1 – – SEE  ”WW1 BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE  ” – GO […]

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CAPTAIN ROY WOOLDRIDGE, FORMER LLANELLI GRAMMAR SCHOOL PUPIL FROM HENDY, WHOSE LIFE WAS SAVED BY FIELD MARSHALL ERWIN ROMMEL, WW2 JUNE 1944.

A former soldier has revealed how a Nazi general spared him from the firing squad in World War Two. Roy Wooldridge, 95, from Hendy, Carmarthenshire, was seized while on a mission in France just before D-Day and taken to Erwin Rommel. The Royal Engineer was brought before Rommel and asked if he needed anything. He […]

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Support for Llanelli Veterans, 2019

Presentation of support to Llanelli Veterans. Hywel Houghton-Jones presentation to Robert Thomas, Chairman of the Veterans Association, Llanelli. Also present , Association committee members – Paul Oram, Steven Edwards, David Marshall,( Secretary) and George Parker The Llanelli Veterans Association was formed in 2009 by a group who wished to connect with other veterans in the […]

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World War 1 Book of Remembrance, Roll of Honour, Llanelli Grammar School

WW1 – Powerpoint – ROLL OF HONOUR (final)                 WW1 – ROLL OF HONOUR (final) Roll of Honour for the two teachers  and 47 former pupils who lost their lives in World War 1. Please highlight link, right click and click link to open https://www.facebook.com/groups/LBGGFPA/permalink/2220889604905647/?__cft__[0]=AZWqBZPRYLr4gUFaRmqneNQlh7wqz44DgQQZj3k-NKtw_c0FI0Qif7mvPmOwDbz6_tFpSX8P2lNJheOHnKlTPJz8CiSsiWErnEUb0ayExopSruYIpdzJywf-QdW2ByzdsUFkAde6aOF2yrlUkFAyuy1vhmhzJWljpRUy9ie0-dhZaGka1_Shb33bEPoeZO1akEWUAxR6FefGonDfElmx4JB3aNgK8oZdbu9Fb32kIFkgzw&__tn__=-UK-R  

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Former pupils join Llanelli Veterans for VJ Day

August 15th 2020 marked 75 years since VJ Day, the date of the Japanese surrender. The Llanelli Veterans Association organized an event at the Town Hall. A number of former Grammar School old boys were in attendance, including Lieutenant Colonel David Mathias, George Parker and Rev Eldon Phillips ( who conducted the service)  and laid […]

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