Welsh Voices of the Great War, Newport.

Material from the First World War collected at the Newport roadshow
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but it is likely that he joined as...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. Jack was killed during the Spring...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, received a First Class Honours Degree in Latin. He then joined the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers and was sent to France. Jack was killed in the Spring Offensive of 1918 on 21 April.
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, received a First Class Honours Degree in Latin. He then joined the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers and was sent to France. Jack was killed in the Spring Offensive of 1918 on 21 April.
Pte William Reardon was gassed three times during his service. He enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial force at the age of 17. He fought in the Battle of the Somme, July 1916, and in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale), 1917
Pte William Reardon was gassed three times during his service. He enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial army at the age of 17. He fought in the Battle of the Somme, July 1916, and in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale), 1917
Pte William Reardon enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial force. In this picture he is holding a swagger stick, an item more commonly associated with a officer. He used to maintain posture while on the march. Pinned on the right of...
Medals and dress accessories worn by Pte William Reardon. From top left clockwise: Great War medal, Victory Medal, Wound Stripe, Imperial Service Badge, Shoulder Title, Dog Tags, Cap Badge c.1920, Cap Badge and Rosary surrounding the portrait of Pte William...
Wifred Charles Powell (1898-1978) was born in Garndiffaith. Lying about his age, he volunteered for service in the Royal Navel Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R) and later served as a wireless operator onboard the minesweeper HMS Hambledon when launched in 1917....
Wifred Charles Powell (1898-1978) was born in Garndiffaith. Lying about his age, he volunteered for service in the Royal Navel Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R) and later served as a wireless operator onboard the minesweeper HMS Hambledon when launched in 1917....
Percy Jenkins emigrated to Canada from Newport. He joined the Canadian Army. This was sent to his sister.
Percy Jenkins emigrated to Canada from Newport. He joined the Canadian Army. This was sent to his sister.
Postcard sent by Ernest Vaughan Jones to his cousin Lily Jones. He writes expressing his pleasure in receiving her parcel
The author says how appreciative he is for the 'Sunday Picture' he has recieved. The 'Devanha' was carrying the wounded from the conflict in the Dardenelles and elsewhere.
The cross on the photograph indicates where the first bonb fell and the arrow shows the building that was gutted by the fire
Destruction of Ypres Cathedral, Belgium during the first battle of Ypres
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first batle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915. The swagger...
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. In this photograph we see 1st B.E.F, Real Angels of Mon HQ Mess,...
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first batle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
In this letter the author describes his experience of the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917 (or Passchendale). This was the first campaign of the war where tanks were deployed offensively. The battle was for control of Passchendale, a village near to Ypres....
Frederick Walter Cockram was driving this ambulance when his mate was killed, shot in the head, beside him.
Frederick Walter Cockram standing on the right
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but it is likely that he joined as...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant of the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. Jack was killed during the Spring...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, received a First Class Honours Degree in Latin. He then joined the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers and was sent to France. Jack was killed in the Spring Offensive of 1918 on 21 April.
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, received a First Class Honours Degree in Latin. He then joined the 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers and was sent to France. Jack was killed in the Spring Offensive of 1918 on 21 April.
Pte William Reardon was gassed three times during his service. He enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial force at the age of 17. He fought in the Battle of the Somme, July 1916, and in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale), 1917
Pte William Reardon was gassed three times during his service. He enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial army at the age of 17. He fought in the Battle of the Somme, July 1916, and in the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale), 1917
Pte William Reardon enlisted into the 1st Monmouthshire battalion territorial force. In this picture he is holding a swagger stick, an item more commonly associated with a officer. He used to maintain posture while on the march. Pinned on the right of...
Medals and dress accessories worn by Pte William Reardon. From top left clockwise: Great War medal, Victory Medal, Wound Stripe, Imperial Service Badge, Shoulder Title, Dog Tags, Cap Badge c.1920, Cap Badge and Rosary surrounding the portrait of Pte William...
Wifred Charles Powell (1898-1978) was born in Garndiffaith. Lying about his age, he volunteered for service in the Royal Navel Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R) and later served as a wireless operator onboard the minesweeper HMS Hambledon when launched in 1917....
Wifred Charles Powell (1898-1978) was born in Garndiffaith. Lying about his age, he volunteered for service in the Royal Navel Volunteer Reserve (R.N.V.R) and later served as a wireless operator onboard the minesweeper HMS Hambledon when launched in 1917....
Percy Jenkins emigrated to Canada from Newport. He joined the Canadian Army. This was sent to his sister.
Percy Jenkins emigrated to Canada from Newport. He joined the Canadian Army. This was sent to his sister.
Postcard sent by Ernest Vaughan Jones to his cousin Lily Jones. He writes expressing his pleasure in receiving her parcel
The author says how appreciative he is for the 'Sunday Picture' he has recieved. The 'Devanha' was carrying the wounded from the conflict in the Dardenelles and elsewhere.
The cross on the photograph indicates where the first bonb fell and the arrow shows the building that was gutted by the fire
Destruction of Ypres Cathedral, Belgium during the first battle of Ypres
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first batle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915. The swagger...
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first battle of the War. In this photograph we see 1st B.E.F, Real Angels of Mon HQ Mess,...
Rifleman Albert Edward Rees (1897-1974) served with the 1st Monmouthshire as part of the British Expeditionary Force. At age 17 he fought in the Battle of Mons, the first batle of the War. Albert also fought at the first battle of Ypres, 1915.
In this letter the author describes his experience of the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917 (or Passchendale). This was the first campaign of the war where tanks were deployed offensively. The battle was for control of Passchendale, a village near to Ypres....
Frederick Walter Cockram was driving this ambulance when his mate was killed, shot in the head, beside him.
Frederick Walter Cockram standing on the right
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
David John George Watkins, known as Jack, was one of thirteen children from 6 Oak Street, Cwmbran. He was a bright young man and received a first class honours degree in Latin. It is not known when he joined the Army but by 1917 he was a Second Lieutentant...
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