Tag Archives: Wales

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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National Museum Cardiff announces World War I exhibition

A collection of World War I-era prints will be exhibited at the National Museum Cardiff as part of commemorations of the Centenary. The artworks were commissioned by the Ministry of Information (MOI) in 1917 to help prevent support for the … Continue reading

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Welsh trench experience brings history to life

A trench system has been created to educate school children across Wales about life on the Western Front in World War I. Wales Online reports that the Back to the Front Experience has been created at Morfa Bay Adventure in … Continue reading

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House of poet Hedd Wyn to become a museum

Yr Ysgrwn, the Grade II listed farmhouse that was the home of Welsh poet Hedd Wyn, is to become a museum. The house, near Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd, will be transformed following the grant of £150,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. … Continue reading

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