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Reggie died in the Newport Sanatorium and his body was transported to Brecon by train for a military funeral. The train was met by a firing party and a squad of soldiers from the Barracks. At the cemetery the usual three volleys were fired and the last post was sounded.

At the County School governors meeting before the funeral the Bishop of Swansea said they all appreciated Reginald’s worth and greatly regretted his death.

Reginald was born in Brecon in late 1896, the fourth of six children for William and Catherine E Morgan. The family lived at 2, St John's Terrace, Pendre and William worked as company secretary.

Unfortunately, Reginald's father William died in about 1907, while Reginald was still a child. The family, with Catherine at its head, remained in Pendre in 1911. Reginald worked as a solicitor's assistant for J A Jebb at this time.

By 1915 the family had moved to 91, The Struet, Brecon and it was in June of this year that Reginald enlisted in Cardiff with the Royal Army Medical Corps to serve as a private in the 2/1st Welsh Casualty Clearing Station for the duration of the war.

Reggie was discharged from the Army in September 1916 as being no longer physically fit for war service. His discharge was in relation to bronchial pneumonia and followed several months in hospital. Whilst he had several medical reports subsequently, he remained unfit for service and was listed as an army pensioner and awarded a Silver War Badge. He returned to Brecon and worked as a clerk for the Breconshire Education Authority based at the County Hall.

Private Reginald Tyndall Morgan

Royal Army Medical Corps, 2/1st Welsh Casualty Clearing

Station, service no. 152

Died July 28th, 1918 at Newport Sanatorium, aged 21

Buried at Brecon Cemetery