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21 April 1917: Pte David John Rees


Youngest son of Samuel Rees (a farmer in 1901 who died later that year) and Margaret (née Haries)  Educated Mydrim Council School Age 19 in 1911 he’s working as a miner and living with his cousins (an entirely bilingual family) in Fronheulog, Tycroes, Pantyffynnon.  He joined the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry in August 1914 and served with the Egyptian…

From Gaza to Jerusalem


At the start of 1917, the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) crossed the border from Egypt into Palestine.  After a pause to build up their logistics, in March and April 1917 they made two failed attempts to break through the Ottoman lines around Gaza and advance north into the country.  The summer was spent digging in, re-organising, a…