Swansea Pals’ records added to digital archive


Digitised archive records will tell the tale of the Swansea Pals – the 14th (Service Battalion), The Welsh Regiment, part of the Welsh 38th Division during World War I.

Wales Online reports how the 1,200-strong battalion lost many of its members at Mametz Wood, with more than 600 of them dying in World War I.

The Glamorgan Family History Society has digitised records of the Swansea Pals battalion stored at the West Glamorgan Archive Service in Swansea.

They’ve been added to millions of other World War I records on the www.findmypast.co.uk website which people can access in their local library.

Nick Bradley, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, said: ‘The story of the Swansea Pals is the stuff of local legend.

‘Many of these heroic men gave their lives for their country in one of the bloodiest ever conflicts, while the others who survived came back to share their captivating, inspirational and heartbreaking wartime experiences with their families and friends.’

To read the original story, click here.


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