Welsh Voices of the Great War, Swansea.

Material from the First World War collected at the Swansea roadshow
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Brothers George Arthur Evans (standing) and Ernest Campbell Evans both served with the Welsh Regiment throughout the war. George Arthur was born 8 August 1897 and was a shoemaker after the war. His brother was born 21 September 1899 and was a blacksmith,...
George Arthur Evans served with the Welsh Regiment during the First World War. This postcard he sent home in 1915 shows artillery damage to a church in Nieppe, Belgium.
George Arthur Evans served with the Welsh Regiment during the First World War. This postcard he sent home in 1915 shows artillery damage to the interior of a church in Nieppe, Belgium which was bombed on 24 July 1915.
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to him by his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian.
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
This certificate is to show that Bryn Powell of the Welsh Regiment was confirmed by the Bishop of Jerusalem. It is possible that all soldiers had to be confirmed before entering Jerusalem.
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
One of the main features of the Representation of the People Act in 1918 was that of allowing absent and proxy voting to soldiers and sailors in order to bring back into the electorate the millions of men whose war service had temporarilty disenfranchised...
A newspaper clipping detailing the battle honours of the Glamorgan Yeomanry during the First World War. The Glamorgan Yeomanry was incorporated into the Welsh Regiment during the War and served in France and the Middle East, including at the capture of...
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
A newspaper clipping from the Tivyside newspaper telling the story of Lemuel Thomas Rees of Cross Inn, Blaenannerch who was hit by shrapnel and saved by the Bible he was carrying in his breast pocket. The copy had been presented to him at Cenarth Calvinistic...
This scrapbook contains poems written by Elizabeth Anne Rees to her brother Lemuel Thomas Rees during the First World War. She wrote him a poem each year. Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. This letter contains a detailed description of his experience 'going over the top' during an offensive. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and was subsequently discharged...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. This photograph was probably taken when he joined the Army in 1916 aged around 20 or 21. He had previously been a shop assistant at the Co-Op and a collier for...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and this photograph was probably taken during his time recovering at a convalescent home. Thomas was subsequently discharged from...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and this photograph was probably taken during his time recovering at a convalescent home. He is wearing the badge of the Second Devonshire...
This book was produced to raise funds for Welsh troops during the First World War.
Frederick William Griffiths (standing) and his father Andrew Thomas Griffiths both enlisted at Haverfordwest in 1915. Frederick William Griffiths, born 19 April 1899, served only thirteen days before it was discovered that he was underage; at sixteen,...
Frederick William Griffiths enlisted to the 9th (Service) Battalion the Welsh Regiment at Haverfordwest on 21 May 1915. However, just thirteen days later he was discharged for being under age; at sixteen, he was three years too young to join the Army....
Frederick William Griffiths had previously volunteered to the 9th (Service) Battalion the Welsh Regiment but was discharged after just thirteen days after it was discovered that he was underage. This document shows that he was later conscripted to the...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. His name...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. This letter...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. His name...
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He and his...
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant.
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant.
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He served...
List of villages walked through
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
The 1914-1915 star was awarded to individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and to those individuals who saw service in any other area from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915. This medal belonged to Private...
David Roberts 6th Welsh Reg' National War Savings Comm' - putting something towards the War effort
Badges were sold to raise funds for the war effort, probably worn by his wife
Gwilym was the son of David Roberts. David persueded his son to join the navy because he wanted to spare Gwylim the slaughter in the trenches. Gwilym served on board HMS Challanger based off South Africa.Gwilym was Mrs Martin's father. He was a stoker...
On board HMS Challanger (front row left)
Born in Port Talbot. Saw action at the Battle of the Somme in the machine gun corp of the 46th div; BEF. Signed up age 19
Born in Port Talbot. Saw action at the Battle of the Somme in the machine gun corp of the 46th div; BEF. Signed up age 19
David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Shell shocked
David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Returned from the war shell shocked
Gwyn Vaughan Doone enlisted in Territorial Force in 1909 at Drill Hall Clydach
Awarded to Bombadier David J. Lewis. David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Returned from the war shell shocked
1 waterproof and 1 fire proof to aid indentification of body
Charles was underage, 17, when he volunteered at the Guildhall, Swansea. He joined the Welsh Regiment as a private, Swansea battalion ('The Pals'). Went to France in 1916 and saw action at Mametz wood and was wounded during a bombardment. He escaped death...
5th Regiment of Wales Infantry. Gassed during the war
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Thomas Edward Bennett of 4, Salubrious Passage, Swansea, joined the Territorial Force on 19 April 1909 at the age of 17, serving with the 6th (Glamorgan) Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was released from his commitment on 9 June 1909 on joining the Special...
Brothers George Arthur Evans (standing) and Ernest Campbell Evans both served with the Welsh Regiment throughout the war. George Arthur was born 8 August 1897 and was a shoemaker after the war. His brother was born 21 September 1899 and was a blacksmith,...
George Arthur Evans served with the Welsh Regiment during the First World War. This postcard he sent home in 1915 shows artillery damage to a church in Nieppe, Belgium.
George Arthur Evans served with the Welsh Regiment during the First World War. This postcard he sent home in 1915 shows artillery damage to the interior of a church in Nieppe, Belgium which was bombed on 24 July 1915.
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to him by his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian.
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
William Giles Kempton was born in Wiltshire in 1873 and fought as a boy soldier in India and later during the Boer War when he volunteered at the age of 26 with his employers' son. This card was sent to his daughter Daisy Maud Lilian Kempton from the...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
This certificate is to show that Bryn Powell of the Welsh Regiment was confirmed by the Bishop of Jerusalem. It is possible that all soldiers had to be confirmed before entering Jerusalem.
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell, of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
One of the main features of the Representation of the People Act in 1918 was that of allowing absent and proxy voting to soldiers and sailors in order to bring back into the electorate the millions of men whose war service had temporarilty disenfranchised...
A newspaper clipping detailing the battle honours of the Glamorgan Yeomanry during the First World War. The Glamorgan Yeomanry was incorporated into the Welsh Regiment during the War and served in France and the Middle East, including at the capture of...
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
A newspaper clipping from the Tivyside newspaper telling the story of Lemuel Thomas Rees of Cross Inn, Blaenannerch who was hit by shrapnel and saved by the Bible he was carrying in his breast pocket. The copy had been presented to him at Cenarth Calvinistic...
This scrapbook contains poems written by Elizabeth Anne Rees to her brother Lemuel Thomas Rees during the First World War. She wrote him a poem each year. Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. This letter contains a detailed description of his experience 'going over the top' during an offensive. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and was subsequently discharged...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. This photograph was probably taken when he joined the Army in 1916 aged around 20 or 21. He had previously been a shop assistant at the Co-Op and a collier for...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and this photograph was probably taken during his time recovering at a convalescent home. Thomas was subsequently discharged from...
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. He was wounded on 1 July 1916 and this photograph was probably taken during his time recovering at a convalescent home. He is wearing the badge of the Second Devonshire...
This book was produced to raise funds for Welsh troops during the First World War.
Frederick William Griffiths (standing) and his father Andrew Thomas Griffiths both enlisted at Haverfordwest in 1915. Frederick William Griffiths, born 19 April 1899, served only thirteen days before it was discovered that he was underage; at sixteen,...
Frederick William Griffiths enlisted to the 9th (Service) Battalion the Welsh Regiment at Haverfordwest on 21 May 1915. However, just thirteen days later he was discharged for being under age; at sixteen, he was three years too young to join the Army....
Frederick William Griffiths had previously volunteered to the 9th (Service) Battalion the Welsh Regiment but was discharged after just thirteen days after it was discovered that he was underage. This document shows that he was later conscripted to the...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. His name...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. This letter...
Private George Norman was from Crymlyn Burrows, Port Tennant, Swansea, the son of George and Margaret Norman. He volunteered for the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment and was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 16 August 1917. His name...
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He and his...
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant.
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant.
Stanley John Morris from Swansea was a Corporal with the Royal Welsh Infantry. Born 19 October 1894, he had been a drummer boy with the Territorial Army and continued to be a member after the War when held the rank of Quarter Master Sergeant. He served...
List of villages walked through
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Bryn (Brindley) Powell of Morriston, Swansea, served in the Territorial Forces with the Glamorgan Yeomanry from 1912 onwards. With the outbreak of the First World War the Glamorgan Yeomanry became part of the South Wales Mounted Brigade and later, became...
Lemuel Thomas Rees, son of John and Sarah Rees, from Cross Inn near Blaenannerch volunteered for the Army at the outbreak of war in 1914 but was refused because of his chest. He was later conscripted in 1917 and joined the 6th Battalion South Wales Borderers....
The 1914-1915 star was awarded to individuals who saw service in France and Flanders from 23 November 1914 to 31 December 1915, and to those individuals who saw service in any other area from 5 August 1914 to 31 December 1915. This medal belonged to Private...
David Roberts 6th Welsh Reg' National War Savings Comm' - putting something towards the War effort
Badges were sold to raise funds for the war effort, probably worn by his wife
Gwilym was the son of David Roberts. David persueded his son to join the navy because he wanted to spare Gwylim the slaughter in the trenches. Gwilym served on board HMS Challanger based off South Africa.Gwilym was Mrs Martin's father. He was a stoker...
On board HMS Challanger (front row left)
Born in Port Talbot. Saw action at the Battle of the Somme in the machine gun corp of the 46th div; BEF. Signed up age 19
Born in Port Talbot. Saw action at the Battle of the Somme in the machine gun corp of the 46th div; BEF. Signed up age 19
David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Shell shocked
David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Returned from the war shell shocked
Gwyn Vaughan Doone enlisted in Territorial Force in 1909 at Drill Hall Clydach
Awarded to Bombadier David J. Lewis. David James was a member of the Royal Field Artillery. Bombardier. Returned from the war shell shocked
1 waterproof and 1 fire proof to aid indentification of body
Charles was underage, 17, when he volunteered at the Guildhall, Swansea. He joined the Welsh Regiment as a private, Swansea battalion ('The Pals'). Went to France in 1916 and saw action at Mametz wood and was wounded during a bombardment. He escaped death...
5th Regiment of Wales Infantry. Gassed during the war
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Lilian Hopkins was born on 14 March 1894; the family lived in 12 Otto Street, Hafod, Swansea. She was thus 23 years old when she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on 18 June 1917. (The WAAC was formed in 1917 due to concerns that men who could...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. Here are photographs of him with his comrades in the Welsh Regiment (Frank is pointed out by the blue arrow). Frank later served with the Royal Naval Division,...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. Here are photographs of him in the uniform of the Welsh Regiment. Frank later served with the Royal Naval Division, and in 1917 he was reported as killed...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. Here are photographs of him in the uniform of the Welsh Regiment. Frank later served with the Royal Naval Division, and in 1917 he was reported as killed...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and, as seen in this letter, he was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and, as seen in this letter, he was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. The family received this message of condolence from...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned in January 1918 that...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned in January 1918 that...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family received this letter in January...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned in January 1918 that...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was captured in October 1917 and spent time in a German prisoner-of-war camp. After...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was captured in October 1917 and spent time in a German prisoner-of-war camp. After...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was reported dead in October 1917. However, his family learned in January 1918 that...
David John Cyril Hocking, born in Swansea 6 January 1898, served as a stretcher-bearer in Egypt during the First World War. He contracted malaria, dysentery and typhus, and for many years after the war he suffered from malarial attacks three or four times...
Henry Michael Martin was born in Waterford in 1893, and moved with his family to Swansea when he was six weeks old. He served with the South Lancs Regiment from 1914 to 1919 (being discharged on 14 August 1919 having served for four years and 339 days)....
Henry Michael Martin was born in Waterford in 1893, and moved with his family to Swansea when he was six weeks old. He served with the South Lancs Regiment from 1914 to 1919 (being discharged on 14 August 1919 having served for four years and 339 days)....
Sergeant H E Pearson from Barry served with the Devon Regiment and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions at Ponchaux, France, on 8 October 1918.
Sergeant H E Pearson from Barry served with the Devon Regiment and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions at Ponchaux, France, on 8 October 1918. Here is his account of the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
Sergeant H E Pearson from Barry served with the Devon Regiment and won the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his actions at Ponchaux, France, on 8 October 1918. This is his medal citation from the London Gazette.
Stephen Doyle (born Eastmoors, Cardiff in 1899, and later resident in Barry) joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry in June 1917. These papers describe his service, which included being wounded at Zeebrugge in 1918.
Stephen Doyle (born Eastmoors, Cardiff in 1899, and later resident in Barry) joined the Royal Marines Light Infantry in June 1917. This photograph shows him and his comrades on parade at Forton Barracks, Gosport.
George H Thompson, born in Bristol in 1866, moved to Barry when the docks opened. He served with the Welsh Regiment in the First World War, and survived.
George H Thompson, born in Bristol in 1866, moved to Barry when the docks opened. He served with the Welsh Regiment in the First World War, and survived.
The family of Frank R Thompson (Private, Royal Welch Fusiliers) of Barry received this notification in October 1916 that he was ill with dysentery in a hospital in Malta.
George Thompson from Barry served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in the First World War. Here are a collection of embroidered postcards he sent home to his family. George survived the war but died in 1928 from the effects of poison gas.
George Thompson from Barry served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in the First World War. Here is a photograph of 15 Platoon D Company 2nd Battalion KRRC, taken in May 1917. The writing on the back notes that after an action at Nieuport on 10...
Ernest James Picton, born Hill Mountain, Pembrokeshire c. 1879, served with the Royal Engineers in the First World War.
Private Thomas Roberts of Swansea, born 1895, served with the Welsh Regiment and survived the First World War: this badge belonged to him.
Sidney Baskett lived in the Mumbles, Swanea, and served in the First World War: this is his copy of ‘Nelson’s Map Book of the World Wide War’
James Wilkie served with the Canadian Army in World War One, and received this gift of candy figurines. He was wounded and discharged himself from a hospital in England, and ended up marrying a Welsh girl from Swansea where he settled down.
Thomas Henry Lewis was one of the three sons of David and Margaret Lewis of Cwmbwrla who volunteered for service in the First World War. Here is Thomas in his naval uniform, with his parents.
William James Lewis was one of the three sons of David and Margaret Lewis of Cwmbwrla who volunteered for service in the First World War. This article was printed in a local paper in which a fellow soldier commended him for his bravery. The text reads:...
Gwyn Vaughan Donne of Glais, Swansea (b. 1892) was a member of the Territorial force from 1909, and when the war started joined 1/6 Welsh Regiment. These are the medals for his service during the war.
David Rees Hopkins of Fforestfach, Swansea joined the 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment in late 1916 / early 1917. This photograph shows David, third from the left: next to him (second from the left) is his cousin John Hughes.
Private George Norman from Port Tennant, Swansea, served with the Second Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. He was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele) on 16 August 1917.
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was captured in October 1917 and spent time in a German prisoner-of-war camp. After...
George Thompson from Barry served with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in the First World War. He sent this photograph to his mother: written on the back is “Some of the Allied Military Male Voice Choir, France 1918”.
John Jenkins of Swansea, born in 1895, was one of seven brothers who enlisted in the army in 1914. He served with the Welsh Regiment, but was reported as missing in action, presumed dead, in France on 24 March 1918. He is remembered with honour on the...
John Richards, born in Port Tennant, Swansea, on 20 April 1898 joined the Royal Navy when the war started, but his mother managed to extract him as he was under-age. When he turned 18 he joined the Welsh Regiment and fought in the Salonika campaign and...
William James Lewis was one of the three sons of David and Margaret Lewis of Cwmbwrla who volunteered for service in the First World War. Here is William in his uniform of the Devonshire Regiment, with his parents. He died in the Battle of the Somme on...
David Rees Hopkins of Fforestfach, Swansea joined the 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment in late 1916 / early 1917. This photograph shows David on the right of the front row, while he was undergoing training in Redcar.
David Rees Hopkins of Fforestfach, Swansea joined the 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment in late 1916 / early 1917. Here are his war medals.
Frank R Thompson of Barry served as a Private with the Royal Welch Fusiliers: he sent this embroidered postcard with the RWF emblem back to his family.
Sidney Baskett lived in the Mumbles, Swanea, and served in the First World War.
Gwyn Vaughan Donne of Glais, Swansea (b. 1892) was a member of the Territorial force from 1909, and when the war started joined 1/6 Welsh Regiment. These photographs show him in his army uniform.
William Lewis Jones, born in Crickhowell in 1883, worked in Llansamlet as a platelayer. He served as a private with the Royal Army Medical Corps, from July 1915 to February 1919.
William Henry Thomas from Pontarddulais was a Private with the Second Devonshire Regiment. He was wounded in the Battle of the Somme, and in a letter about his experiences he states that this Bible saved his life: “... After I arrived in the shell-hole...
Frank Hopkins (born in Hafod, Swansea on 5 September 1896) worked in Swansea Docks before the war. He served with the Anson Battalion of the Royal Naval Division, and was captured in October 1917 and spent time in a German prisoner-of-war camp. After...
James Wilkie served with the Canadian Army in World War One: this is his bayonet. He was wounded and discharged himself from a hospital in England, and ended up marrying a Welsh girl from Swansea where he settled down.
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