Robert McMath

Language: Welsh & English
Rank & Number: Private, T/327809, B/20271
Regiment: RASC, 
13/16th Rifle Brigade
Cemetery / Memorial: Vis en Artois Memorial (panel 10)
Other memorials: Glan Conwy


13th September 1918, aged 20

Excerpts taken from the following book:
Dr Bridget Osborne, We Will Remember Them… The Men of Eglwysbach and Llansanffraid who served in the Great War, 2016

Life / Background:

Robert was born in Conwy 2nd April 1898, but lived with his aunt and uncle in Ty Capel in Glan Conwy. Thomas Hughes, Robert’s uncle, worked as a labourer on the railways and married Elizabeth in 1898. They had a daughter, Wilhelmina, who was a year younger than Robert. On the 1911 census, Robert’s surname was given as Hughes and he was in school. The family, living at 5, Bryn Rhys, now included Thomas John junior, Mary and Harold.
Robert joined the Royal Army Service Corps, before transferring to the Rifle Brigade, firstly the 16th and later the 13th Battalions (the stone in Glan Conwy records him as having been in the 12th Bn and his Christian names are reversed).
The stone in Glan Conwy mentions Ynis fawr.