Tag Archives: Wales

Welsh castle reveals WW1 secrets

A range of artefacts from the First World War have been unearthed during a development project at Bodelwyddan Castle in north Wales. Among the items unearthed are wooden duck-boards, .303 rifle cartridges and a uniform button which appears to be … Continue reading

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Welsh school seeks WW1 relatives

A Welsh school is looking for relatives of 76 pupils who lost their lives during the First World War. Monmouth School for Boys plans to re-dedicate its war memorial on Armistice Day, Monday, November 11. It hopes to trace as … Continue reading

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Welsh church seeks families of local WWI soldiers

Members of the congregation of a Welsh church are looking for relatives of two former parishioners who served in the First World War. Llanmerewig Church in Powys is hoping to trace family members to attend a service to unveil a … Continue reading

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Welsh memorial for 1917 VC winner

Some 100 years after he won the Victoria Cross in Belgium, a soldier from Ceredigion has been honoured with a memorial in his home county. Machine gun taken Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans received the award for his actions on 4 … Continue reading

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Missing WW1 medal found on Welsh beach

A First World War medal belonging to a soldier who lost his life in Belgium in 1916 has been recovered from the sands of a Welsh beach. Private Martin Tierney of the 2nd Battalion, the Leinster Regiment was killed in … Continue reading

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Band tells story of Welsh soldier shot at dawn

The story of a young soldier who was shot for desertion after he turned himself in at a police station has been re-told by the Welsh rock/folk band Trenchfoot. Private William Jones, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, had volunteered for … Continue reading

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Welsh Memorial Flanders seeks completion funds

The campaign to create a memorial to the Welsh soldiers who lost their lives in Flanders during World War I has raised more than £30,000, but requires a further £60,000 to complete its plans. The monument will comprise a cromlech, … Continue reading

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