Pritchard Henry, notable with a connection to Wales (Pontypridd)
Pritchard HenryAlong with six of his seven brothers he holds the world record (verified by Guinness Book of World Records) for largest number of siblings to serve in the armed forces in the second world war. All saw active service. The brothers who share this record and their birth places are Albert (Pontypridd), Dai (Rhydyfelin) Horace, Clifford, Idris, Ron (all born Penrhiwceiber. Ron, the youngest, was the only one who was killed, aged nineteen.
Connection: Born Pontypridd, 1908.
Harry served in North Africa (one of the 8th Army Desert Rats), Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. Ron served in the Royal Navy and Idris was a Royal Marine. The others were in the army. Henry (or Harry as he was better known) died in 1999. Clifford and Idris are still alive. Typical of all armies inability to get much right, the British army have Henry James Pritchard listed as James Henry Pritchard.