Welsh Voices of the Great War, Aberystwyth

Material from the First World War collected at the Aberystwyth roadshow
Howard Lloyd Roberts was a well-known local artist in Borth who fought in the trenches during the First World War. He made these drawings during his time in the Somme. It is believed that by putting them side by side, it provides a panorama of the view...
Abraham Howells was originally from the Llanbadarn area in Ceredigion and worked as a tide farmer in Comins Coch.
Abraham Howells was originally from the Llanbadarn area in Ceredigion and worked as a tide farmer in Comins Coch.
These documents belonged to Howard Lloyd Roberts of Borth, who served with the Royal Army Medical Core's 129th Field Ambulance during the First World War. Roberts was also well-known locally as an artist.
James Edwards was a master gunner on board the HMS Endymion and HMS Jupiter due to his exceptional eyesight.
Top Row left to right. Jim Pugh, James Edwards, Willie Roberts. Middle Row left to right. Ben White, Evan James Davies, Richard Arfon Jones, Jack Harrington, Bottom row left to right ? Dai Theophilus Jenkins, Johnny Daniel
James Edwards was superimposed onto the photograph because he was serving on board the HMS Endymion
James Edwards was a master gunner on board the HMS Endymion and HMS Jupiter due to his exceptional eyesight.
M.Davies writes that he saw James' letter in the paper to Sgt Major Fear. Sgt Major Fear is responsible for sending out food parcels to the troops. M. Davies states that the Cardigan battery are due to be deployed to the either France or Serbia. There...
Letter writer mentions that he is sorry that so many of the Jupiter's crew were killed in action
Newspaper account of Aberystwyth men (including James T. Edwards) who were on board the HMS Jupiter sailing to the Russian port of Archangel. All of the crew were awarded medals by the Russian government.
William Henry Roberts ('Hari'). Born at 9 Leeds Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog on 10 March 1889. Married Elizabeth ('Nel') on 27 April 1916. They later moved from Canada to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and ran a shop. They had three children; Gwynfor, Megan...
William Henry Roberts. On the back 'William Henry Roberts a anwyd yn 9 Leeds St. Blaenau ffestiniog 10 Mawrth 1889. Yn 21 oed ac a dynwyd yn Leamington Spa, Swydd Warwick Mawrth 10 1910.'
He was in Canada when the war began, and enlisted in the army the same day.
He was a member of Signal Section, 9th Batallion Canadians, and the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.
Later he was shot in his left shoulder, and the surgeon who operated on him told him if he drank or smoked he probably would not have survived.
John James Davies was a carpenter from Llanrhystud who fought with the South Wales Borderers in Mesopotamia during the First World War.
John James Davies was a carpenter from Llanrhystud who fought with the South Wales Borderers in Mesopotamia during the First World War. These two goblets belonged to a set of six.
Howard Lloyd Roberts would have been entitled to this badge because of his service in the First World War.
The reception and presentation was held at the Cwmbran Band Room, Cwmbran, on 22 May 1919. The programme contains a Roll of Honour of the officials and workmen of Messrs. Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds Ltd, Cwmbran Coke Ovens Dept, all of whom had served...
He was at Vimy Ridge, near Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, during the battle of 9 – 12 April 1917. Soldiers were given a cup of rum before going 'over the top', and WHR didn't drink. He swallowed the rum and passed out. He spent three days in...
The reception and presentation was held at the Cwmbran Band Room, Cwmbran, on 22 May 1919. The programme contains a Roll of Honour of the officials and workmen of Messrs. Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds Ltd, Cwmbran Coke Ovens Dept, all of whom had served...
Howard Lloyd Roberts was a well-known local artist in Borth who fought in the trenches during the First World War. He made these drawings during his time in the Somme. It is believed that by putting them side by side, it provides a panorama of the view...
Abraham Howells was originally from the Llanbadarn area in Ceredigion and worked as a tide farmer in Comins Coch.
Abraham Howells was originally from the Llanbadarn area in Ceredigion and worked as a tide farmer in Comins Coch.
These documents belonged to Howard Lloyd Roberts of Borth, who served with the Royal Army Medical Core's 129th Field Ambulance during the First World War. Roberts was also well-known locally as an artist.
James Edwards was a master gunner on board the HMS Endymion and HMS Jupiter due to his exceptional eyesight.
Top Row left to right. Jim Pugh, James Edwards, Willie Roberts. Middle Row left to right. Ben White, Evan James Davies, Richard Arfon Jones, Jack Harrington, Bottom row left to right ? Dai Theophilus Jenkins, Johnny Daniel
James Edwards was superimposed onto the photograph because he was serving on board the HMS Endymion
James Edwards was a master gunner on board the HMS Endymion and HMS Jupiter due to his exceptional eyesight.
M.Davies writes that he saw James' letter in the paper to Sgt Major Fear. Sgt Major Fear is responsible for sending out food parcels to the troops. M. Davies states that the Cardigan battery are due to be deployed to the either France or Serbia. There...
Letter writer mentions that he is sorry that so many of the Jupiter's crew were killed in action
Newspaper account of Aberystwyth men (including James T. Edwards) who were on board the HMS Jupiter sailing to the Russian port of Archangel. All of the crew were awarded medals by the Russian government.
William Henry Roberts ('Hari'). Born at 9 Leeds Street, Blaenau Ffestiniog on 10 March 1889. Married Elizabeth ('Nel') on 27 April 1916. They later moved from Canada to Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, and ran a shop. They had three children; Gwynfor, Megan...
William Henry Roberts. On the back 'William Henry Roberts a anwyd yn 9 Leeds St. Blaenau ffestiniog 10 Mawrth 1889. Yn 21 oed ac a dynwyd yn Leamington Spa, Swydd Warwick Mawrth 10 1910.'
He was in Canada when the war began, and enlisted in the army the same day.
He was a member of Signal Section, 9th Batallion Canadians, and the Canadian Machine Gun Corps.
He was at Vimy Ridge, near Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, during the battle of 9 – 12 April 1917. Soldiers were given a cup of rum before going 'over the top', and WHR didn't drink. He swallowed the rum and passed out. He spent three days in...
Later he was shot in his left shoulder, and the surgeon who operated on him told him if he drank or smoked he probably would not have survived.
John James Davies was a carpenter from Llanrhystud who fought with the South Wales Borderers in Mesopotamia during the First World War.
John James Davies was a carpenter from Llanrhystud who fought with the South Wales Borderers in Mesopotamia during the First World War. These two goblets belonged to a set of six.
Howard Lloyd Roberts would have been entitled to this badge because of his service in the First World War.
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