Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet
NameSecond Lieutenant Ivor Guest Rees
Birth1892, Llanelli CMN
Death5 Aug 1916
BurialRouen FRA Saint Sever Cemetery
FatherWilliam Rees (1858-1909)
MotherAnnie Guest (1859-1934)
Notes for Second Lieutenant Ivor Guest Rees
Ivor Guest Rees, Second Lieutenant, Welsh Regiment. Ivor was the son of William and Annie Rees, of Llanelli. He worked as a clerk at the Old Castle Works prior to being commissioned into the 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. The Battalion was attached to 58 Brigade, 19th (Western) Division, and moved to France during July 1915, fighting at Loos in September that year. The following year the Division moved to the Somme, where it took part in the second wave of the attack on Ovillers-La Boiselle on 1 July, capturing the village at heavy cost. Ivor was wounded here, and evacuated to the Base Hospital at Rouen for treatment, but sadly died of his wounds there on 5 August 1916, aged 24. He is buried at St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen, France. His brother, Vivian Guest Rees was also killed.
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