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Idwal Mathias

Merchant Navy (R114071). British

Born  22 Jul 1914Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil
Died  16 Jul 1988(73)Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil


8 Feb 1944King's Commendation (C)

Roster information listed for Idwal Mathias

ShipTypeRank / roleAttacked onBoat
Empire CromwellSteam merchantAble Seaman28 Nov 1942U-508 (1)
HarmonicSteam merchantAble Seaman15 Jul 1943U-172 (2)

Personal information

Son of Rhys/Rees and Martha Mathias, of Troedyrhiw, Merthyr Tydfil. Idwal Mathias joined the Royal Navy in 1929 and later left to join the Merchant Navy.


  1. Personal communication
  2. The National Archives (T 335/81)

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