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In what was the Parish Church of St John the Evangelist until 1920, when it became Brecon Cathedral. Brecon is in the county of Powys., but until 1974 was in Brecknockshire/Breconshire.


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..................To the
.........Glory of God

.....................AND
.........IN MEMORY OF
......P
RIVATE S. JONES
......P
RIVATE E. POWELL
......P
RIVATE W. E. JONES
......P
RIVATE A. J. MORGAN
...................OF THE
1 ST BRECKNOCKSHIRE V.B.
SOUTH WALES BORDERERS,
WHO DIED IN SOUTH AFRICA

.................1900 - 1901
.
...TOGETHER WITH 33 OTHER
..MEMBERS OF THE BATTALION
......THE ABOVE MENTIONED
PROCEEDED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
.AND SHARED IN THE HARDSHIPS
.......AND PERILS OF THE LATE
..................CAMPAIGN.
.
ERECTED BY PAST AND PRESENT
...MEMBERS OF THE BATTALION




The memorial has to the left a plaque to the men of the 24th Regiment who fell in South Africa, 1877-79, and on the right one to the 2nd Battalion S.W.B. who died in the South African War 1899-1902.




7509 Private Simon Jones 2nd South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric fever on 18th June 1900
7515 Private E. Powell 2nd South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric fever on 4th June 1900
7521 Private W. E. Jones 2nd South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric fever on 5th August 1900
7615 Private Albert J. Morgan, 2nd South Wales Borderers. Died of enteric fever on 4th November 1901


....Volunteer Company South Wales Borderers.—7515 Private E. Powell died from enteric at Johannesburg on the 4th inst.
South Wales Daily News, Saturday 23rd June 1900

YSTALYFERA VOLUNTEER'S FATE.
....In the course of a letter to friends at Newport Corporal C. Pobjoy, of the 2nd Volunteer Battalion South Wales Borderers (Active Service Company), writing from Johannesburg Hospital, where he was employed in clerical work, on June 19th, says :—"We have had two Volunteers die of enteric fever. Their names are E. Powell and Simon Jones, of Swansea. I was working in the hospital when these two died. The first-named died on June 3rd and the last-named one on June 18th. Both were buried with military honours in Johannesburg Cemetery."
....The Simon Jones referred to was a native of Ystalyfera, and was the son of Mr William Jones, butcher, Gurnos, Ystalyfera, He belonged to the local corps of Volunteers, and together with three others belonging to the company he enlisted for active service last autumn. The news has only just been known in the place, and great sorrow is felt. He was a butcher by trade, employed by his father, and was about 24 years of age.
The Cardiff Times, Saturday 28th July 1900

DANGEROUSLY ILL.
KROONSTAD, JULY 28.
2nd S.W.B.—7,521 Pte W Jones (Volunteer Co).
The Montgomery County Times, Saturday 4th August 1900

DIED FROM DISEASE.
....2nd South Wales Borderers.—7521 Private W. Jones died at Kroonstad from enteric on August 5th.
South Wales Daily News, Thursday 9th August 1900

LOCAL CASUALTIES.
....2nd South Wales Borderers :—7615 Albert Morgan (enteric), dangerously ill, Elandsfontein, November 2.
Towyn-on-Sea and Merioneth Times, Thursday 7th November 1901

....2nd South Wales Borderers :—765 Private A. Morgan, Elandsfontein, November 4 (enteric), dead.
Towyn-on-Sea and Merioneth Times, Thursday 14th November 1901
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