P.C. 77 Goronwy Evans G.M. – Portsmouth City Police 1936 – 1968
Goronwy Wynne Evans, the son of a Welsh miner, was born on the 7th May 1918 in the village of Oakdale, 13 miles from Newport in Gwent. His early years were spent in Oakdale with his parents and sister. When he was eleven years old the family moved to the village of Llanellen near Abergavenny on the eastern end of the picturesque Brecon Beacons. The new family home was obviously conducive to hard work and study as the young Goronwy successfully sat the 11 plus examination, earning himself a place in the nearby King Henry VIII Grammar School at Abergavenny.