The Tom James Collection

This collection is one part of The Minnie James Collection found here: https://www.peoplescollection.wales/collections/2003551

Minnie James from Dowlais, Merthyr opened Wales’ Temple of Peace on 23 November 1938, representing war bereaved mothers of Wales and the world. She had lost 3 sons in the war – David, Thomas and Jack James – and led a procession of 24 women at the opening whose anguish as the nation’s ‘most tragic mothers’ encapsulated the deep desire for peace into the future.

The Tom James Collection aims to collate the letters, postcards, medals and miscellaneous items written and used by Tom James during his time at war. Tom James sent these letters back home while fighting in France during WW1. Tom survived the duration of the war, however, tragically died after succumbing to previous wounds on the 25th of December 1918.

When read in sequence, users will gain an emotive insight in to the experiences of David through World War 1 and its aftermath:

- Tom James, letters 1.1-1.18 (17 letters + 1 book)
- Tom James' War Medals and other objects

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