Welsh Voices of the Great War, Wrexham

Material from the First World War collected at the Wrexham roadshow
The wallet also contained small family photographs and documents.
Heth Jones enlisted with the forces in 1915. He had been a miner in Southsea pit, but joined the Army soon after his father was killed in an accident there. He joined the Garrison Artillery, survived the First World War and lived to the age of 94. After...
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Arthur Ernest Jupp is believed to have served with the 204th Field Regiment of the Royal Engineers.
The photograph was sent to Mr William Jones, The Erddig Arms, Wrexham.
The photograph was sent to Beth Edwards, 58 Baldwin Terrace, City Road, London.
Pte Joseph Davies, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davies, was killed on the first day of 'The Battle of Loos', 25 September 1915. His unit 9/RWF was part of the 19th Division, which although not directly involved, were to launch a diversionary attack...
Pte William Barker Jones (back row, second from right) was born at Bronwylfa, Ala Rd, Pwllheli in 1891. Before enlisting with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, he had worked as a pupil teacher, a profession to which he returned after the First World War. He...
The notebook contains cartoons and is signed by men who were in the forces with William Barker Jones. Only the pages with handwriting or drawings on them were scanned.
Letters such as these were sent from the Palace to the families of soldiers killed in action during the First World War along with a commemorative coin bearing an inscription of the soldier's name. They were intended as a comfort to relatives and as an...
This is a copy of a photograph of Alun Parry of Gwaenysgor, Clwyd who was killed in action in August 1916 at the Somme. Alun enlisted with the 1st / 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion (T.F.) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with his brother George in 1915. On completion...
This is likely to be the 2nd Fifth (Flintshire) Battalion football team who were a 2nd line territorial unit. The unit was formed in Wrexham in September 1914 and was disbanded 16 May 1918 having never been overseas.
John Parry was from Gas Row, Greenfield in Flintshire. He began his military career in the Territorial Army before probably going on to join the Army and travelling overseas during the First World War. He survived the War and returned to Gas Row.
John Parry carried this photograph of his wife and children (Eric and John Horace) around with him through the war. On the reverse of the photograph is a note on the reverse to return home to Gas Row in Greenfield if killed.
John Parry, the soldier on the right, served with the 2nd Fifth (Flintshire) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. It is likely that he later transferred to another battalion or regiment to travel overseas as the territorial troops would not have done...
Members of the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers at a reunion dinner in the Queens Hotel, Rhyl.
John Chadwick from Broughton was born in 1896 and served during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed and was thus discharged as "no...
John Chadwick from Broughton was born in 1896 and served during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed and was thus discharged as "no...
This letter details the pension awarded to John Chadwick from Broughton following the First World War.
A letter of reference for John Chadwick a soldier who fought as part of the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War.
This reunion was attended by John Chadwick of Broughton who served with the 14th Battalion during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed...
This booklet was produced as a memento of the second reunion of the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers held at Llandinam in 1937.
This photograph of Private Robert Vernon Carter Williams was taken shortly after he enlisted with the Army in 1914 as his uniform bears no regimental identification. Born in Talycafn, Williams joined the 16th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in December...
The location of this photograph is unclear. A note on the reverse indicates that soldier Robert Vernon Carter Williams of Talycafn may have been one of the stretcher cases being carried onto the ship. The faded note reads 'stretcher case (myself) going...
Here is a platoon of soldiers from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers outside number 19 hut at Kinmel Training Camp, Bodelwyddan. Their commanding officer was Second Lieutenant Robert Vernon Carter Williams, pictured in the centre of the front row holding a stick....
This photograph comes from a collection of items relating to Robert Vernon Carter Williams, a Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War. He underwent training at Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan during...
This photograph comes from a collection of items relating to Robert Vernon Carter Williams, a Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War. He underwent training at Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan during...
The medal was known as 'Squeak', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The medal was known as 'Wilfred', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The medal was known as 'Pip', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The three medals were affectionately known as 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred', the three popular children's characters.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Jessie Hughes from Holywell was a professional nurse at Nell Lane Military Hospital, formerly known as Withington Hospital, in West Didsbury, Manchester.
This hymn programme was used at the reunion of the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandinam August 1937.
A programme for the reunion of the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandinam August 1937.
This photograph shows Second Lieutenant Robert Vernon Carter Williams with another Second Lieutenant of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Williams served as Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion. These two men are both Second Lieutenants but are...
The wallet also contained small family photographs and documents.
Heth Jones enlisted with the forces in 1915. He had been a miner in Southsea pit, but joined the Army soon after his father was killed in an accident there. He joined the Garrison Artillery, survived the First World War and lived to the age of 94. After...
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Arthur Ernest Jupp is believed to have served with the 204th Field Regiment of the Royal Engineers.
The photograph was sent to Mr William Jones, The Erddig Arms, Wrexham.
The photograph was sent to Beth Edwards, 58 Baldwin Terrace, City Road, London.
Pte Joseph Davies, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Davies, was killed on the first day of 'The Battle of Loos', 25 September 1915. His unit 9/RWF was part of the 19th Division, which although not directly involved, were to launch a diversionary attack...
Pte William Barker Jones (back row, second from right) was born at Bronwylfa, Ala Rd, Pwllheli in 1891. Before enlisting with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, he had worked as a pupil teacher, a profession to which he returned after the First World War. He...
The notebook contains cartoons and is signed by men who were in the forces with William Barker Jones. Only the pages with handwriting or drawings on them were scanned.
Letters such as these were sent from the Palace to the families of soldiers killed in action during the First World War along with a commemorative coin bearing an inscription of the soldier's name. They were intended as a comfort to relatives and as an...
This is a copy of a photograph of Alun Parry of Gwaenysgor, Clwyd who was killed in action in August 1916 at the Somme. Alun enlisted with the 1st / 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion (T.F.) of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers with his brother George in 1915. On completion...
This is likely to be the 2nd Fifth (Flintshire) Battalion football team who were a 2nd line territorial unit. The unit was formed in Wrexham in September 1914 and was disbanded 16 May 1918 having never been overseas.
John Parry was from Gas Row, Greenfield in Flintshire. He began his military career in the Territorial Army before probably going on to join the Army and travelling overseas during the First World War. He survived the War and returned to Gas Row.
John Parry carried this photograph of his wife and children (Eric and John Horace) around with him through the war. On the reverse of the photograph is a note on the reverse to return home to Gas Row in Greenfield if killed.
John Parry, the soldier on the right, served with the 2nd Fifth (Flintshire) Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. It is likely that he later transferred to another battalion or regiment to travel overseas as the territorial troops would not have done...
Members of the 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers at a reunion dinner in the Queens Hotel, Rhyl.
John Chadwick from Broughton was born in 1896 and served during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed and was thus discharged as "no...
John Chadwick from Broughton was born in 1896 and served during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed and was thus discharged as "no...
This letter details the pension awarded to John Chadwick from Broughton following the First World War.
This hymn programme was used at the reunion of the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandinam August 1937.
A letter of reference for John Chadwick a soldier who fought as part of the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War.
A programme for the reunion of the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Llandinam August 1937.
This reunion was attended by John Chadwick of Broughton who served with the 14th Battalion during the First World War. He was wounded at Mametz Wood in France in 1916 and was sent back to Britain on 16 July. He received a serious leg wound and was gassed...
This booklet was produced as a memento of the second reunion of the 14th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers held at Llandinam in 1937.
This photograph of Private Robert Vernon Carter Williams was taken shortly after he enlisted with the Army in 1914 as his uniform bears no regimental identification. Born in Talycafn, Williams joined the 16th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers in December...
This photograph shows Second Lieutenant Robert Vernon Carter Williams with another Second Lieutenant of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Williams served as Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion. These two men are both Second Lieutenants but are...
The location of this photograph is unclear. A note on the reverse indicates that soldier Robert Vernon Carter Williams of Talycafn may have been one of the stretcher cases being carried onto the ship. The faded note reads 'stretcher case (myself) going...
Here is a platoon of soldiers from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers outside number 19 hut at Kinmel Training Camp, Bodelwyddan. Their commanding officer was Second Lieutenant Robert Vernon Carter Williams, pictured in the centre of the front row holding a stick....
This photograph comes from a collection of items relating to Robert Vernon Carter Williams, a Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War. He underwent training at Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan during...
This photograph comes from a collection of items relating to Robert Vernon Carter Williams, a Second Lieutenant with the 21st Reserve Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the First World War. He underwent training at Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan during...
The medal was known as 'Squeak', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The medal was known as 'Wilfred', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The medal was known as 'Pip', one of the three popular children's characters 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'.
The three medals were affectionately known as 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred', the three popular children's characters.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Pte Joseph Jones of Gwynfryn, Wrexham, served in the 14th Battalion of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. The other person in the photograph is unknown.
Jessie Hughes from Holywell was a professional nurse at Nell Lane Military Hospital, formerly known as Withington Hospital, in West Didsbury, Manchester.
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