Along 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.
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