Llewhellin, John Austin

 In First World War Memorial

John Austin Llewhellin, Private, 320266, Welsh Regiment.

John was the only Son of George and Mary Llewhellin, of Stephens Green, Milton, Pembroke. He had originally served with the Pembroke Yeomanry, but in early 1917 the Regiment was merged with the Glamorgan Yeomanry in Egypt to form the 24th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment. 
The Battalion was attached to 231 Brigade, 74th (Yeomanry) Division, and saw its first action during the march into Palestine in 1917, fighting in the Battle of Gaza. It was later in the year, during the Third Battle of Gaza, that John was wounded, and as a result died on 2 November 1917. 
He was just 22 years old, and is buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

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