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Welsh Voices of the Great War Online

A project to gather and share material that is in private hands related to the experiences of the Welsh during the First World War

There are 314 items in this collection

Tom Williams, Deiniolen

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Harry Taylor, Blaenavon

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Image of the Western Front in 1914

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Frederick John Phelps, RFA

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Lemuel Thomas Rees’ Bible

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Elizabeth Rees’ poetry to her brother Tom, 1917

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Elizabeth Rees’ poetry to her brother Tom

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Lemuel Thomas Rees – In Memoriam card

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Poetry in memory of Lemuel Thomas Rees (1919-20)

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Poetry in memory of Lemuel Thomas Rees, 1924

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Poetry in memory of Lemuel Thomas Rees (1919-20)

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Certificate presented to D Llew Williams

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John James Blair, Mumbles

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Petty Officer Sydney Claypitt, Mumbles

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William Henry Clement

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Arthur Rhys Daniels

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Frank Crosfield Frizell

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Private Samuel Thomas Gammon

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Mrs Gladys Gammon and child

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Private Llewellyn J. Griffiths

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Gunner Robert Crowest Griffiths

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Private William Hammett

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Private Walter Edwin Llewellyn Hughes

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Deck Hand Alfred Jenkins

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Deck Hand Ernest Jenkins

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Lance Corporal Arthur Ernest Jones

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Corporal Wyndham Jones

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Sapper Arthur Oscar Kibblewhite

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William Henry Lloyd

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Private Charles Henry Malin, with his sister

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Private Arthur Michael

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Private Henry Paton

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Corporal Benjamin Ernest Payne

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Private Herbert John Rogers

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Remembrance Plaque of Pte. Herbert Henry Sanders

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Family photo of Lance Sergeant Raymond Statler

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Photo of Lance Sergeant Raymond Statler

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Photo of Sapper Thomas John Taylor

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Photo of William Taylor

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Dispatch Rider Philip Taylor

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Private David John Thomas

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Photo of Driver Edwin James Thomas

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Photo of Private Frederick Charles Vivian

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2nd Lieutenant Thomas Green DCM

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Photo of Shipwright Joseph William Hughes

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Photo of Lieutenant Colin Charles STANDISH MM

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Photo of Lieutenant Bernard Sanderson Marshall M.C

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Private Alfred Baines, Welsh Guards

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Corporal Thomas Evans, Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Grave of Corporal Thomas Evans, RWF

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George Burfitt Sanders of Cardiff

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Medal of Bombardier Moses Jenkins, RFA

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Letter from King George V to Pte. Guildford Austin

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Frederick Cyril James, SWB

  • 938
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Robert Wesley Sanders, RWF

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Photograph of Will Sanders, AIF, and relatives.

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Private Alfred Baines, Welsh Guards

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Edith May Jacquet in munitions worker's...

  • 901
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Edith May Jacquet and friend in army uniform

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Edith May Jacquet’s reference, munitions factory

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Llandrindod Wells in the First World War

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Llandrindod's cavalry

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John Owen and comrades in Egypt

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John Owen and comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen and two comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen in Egypt / Palestine

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Group Photo of Royal Engineers in Egypt /...

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Defensive position in Egypt / Palestine

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Desert photographs in Egypt / Palestine

  • 516
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John Owen in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen and two comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen and comrades in Egypt

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John Owen of the Royal Engineers and comrade

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Luxor Hotel, Egypt, WW1

  • 757
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Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt, WW1

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Roman Catholic Church, Palestine, WW1

  • 774
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Ramallah, Palestine, WW1

  • 858
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Unexploded Shell in Egypt / Palestine

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Jerusalem, Palestine, WW1

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Photograph of soldiers with pyramid, Egypt, WW1

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New Dock Stars team photograph 1919

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Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon, account of Battle...

  • 964
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Poem - 'A Naval Hymn of Hate'

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North Wales Comrades photograph 1914

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John James Hughes 'Dead Man's Penny&...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from Chaplain re her...

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Group photo including John Jenkins

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Reg Hillier of Merthyr Tydfil

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Reg Hillier card to father in Merthyr Tydfil

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Turkish Prisoners of War, Palestine, WW1

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Frank Smale Christmas Card 1917 from HMS...

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HMS Bellerophon Crew Photographs

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Frank Smale Christmas Card 1917 from HMS...

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HMS Bellerophon Crew Photographs

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William & Gladys Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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John William Evans, Welsh Regiment

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The Male Voice Party of the Cardiff City...

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Joseph Steele photograph in frame

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Merthyr -˜Old Contemptibles-™ photograph, 1934

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Llewellyn Thomas of Treorchy

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North Wales Comrades photograph 1914

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John James Hughes family photograph

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Letter to Sarah Hughes on behalf of her husband...

  • 755
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Telegram re death of John James Hughes

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from Chaplain re her...

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Group photo including John Jenkins

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Reg Hillier card to sister in Merthyr Tydfil

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Reg Hillier Christmas card to family in Merthyr...

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Beitin, Palestine, WW1

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HMS Bellerophon Battle Honours

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HMS Bellerophon Daily Routine 1916

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William Matthews and Frank Smale by the pyramids

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Frank Smale postcard to Gladys Matthews

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Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon

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William & Gladys Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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John William Evans, Welsh Regiment

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John William Evans letter to parents, 3...

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Oscar Harmer of the Cardiff City Battalion and...

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Cardiff City Battalion Badge

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Autograph Book of Albert Cyril Hinder

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Albert Rees Williams demobilisation book

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Oliver Hughes in naval uniform

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Oliver Hughes Certificate of Discharge from the...

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David John Coslett photographs & memorabilia

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Postcards from David John Coslett, SWB

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Dead man’s Penny of Sgt William Thomas John

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Postcard from Sam Cook

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David Thomas Richards card from Imperial War...

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1917 diary of David Thomas Richards

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Gunner Thomas Henry James scroll

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 20...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 3 June...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 4...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 9...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 15...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 26...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 28...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 14...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife

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Letters from hospital re Thomas Henry James

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife 10...

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife 21...

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Louisa James photo + card

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John Donovan WW1 badges

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Dennis Donovan obituary from 1922

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Postcards sent by William Collins

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Sam Small photograph

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Sam Small photographs of scenes on board ship

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Sam Small postcards home

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Letter to Edwin Scarrett from Elsie Wilkins

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Joseph Steele photographs

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Joseph Steele photograph in frame

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Joseph Steele appeal to pensions tribunal

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Joseph Steele character certificate

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North Wales Comrades photograph 1914

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Llewellyn Thomas + 13th Btn RWF postcard

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John James Hughes 'Dead Man's Penny&...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from War Office re her...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from Chaplain re her...

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Necklace created by John Jenkins

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John Jenkins, RAMC

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Reg Hillier card to father in Merthyr Tydfil

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David Thomas Richards obituary photograph

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1916 Journal of Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon

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Frank Smale Christmas Card 1917 from HMS...

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HMS Bellerophon Crew Photographs

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John William Evans letter to parents, 18 March...

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Oscar Harmer of Cardiff and his Distinguished...

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Albert Cyril Hinder, Welsh Regiment

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German Bible, picked up at the Somme

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Skillet made from the warship HMS Chester

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Obituary and photograph of Sgt William Thomas John

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Christmas card from Sam Cook

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Gunner Thomas Henry James photograph

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Poem - 'A Naval Hymn of Hate'

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William Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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John William Evans letter to parents, 24...

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Albert Rees Williams discharge certificate

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Photograph of Sam Cook

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John Jenkins, RAMC

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Oscar Harmer and comrades of the Cardiff City...

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Oliver Hughes in soldier-™s uniform

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Grave of David John Coslett, SWB

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David Thomas Richards’ ‘Dead Man’s Penny’

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HMS Bellerophon Armistice Day celebrations

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Oscar Harmer and comrades of the Cardiff City...

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Grave of David John Coslett, SWB

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Poem - 'A Naval Hymn of Hate'

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Oliver Hughes in soldier’s uniform

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David Thomas Richards’ ‘Dead Man’s Penny’

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David Thomas Richards-™ -˜Dead Man-™s Penny-™

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William Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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John Owen and comrades in Egypt

  • 375
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John Owen and comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen and two comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen and comrades in Egypt

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John Owen and two comrades in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen in Egypt / Palestine

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Group Photo of Royal Engineers in Egypt /...

  • 458
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Defensive position in Egypt / Palestine

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Desert photographs in Egypt / Palestine

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John Owen of the Royal Engineers and comrade

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Luxor Hotel, Egypt, WW1

  • 417
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Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt, WW1

  • 419
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Roman Catholic Church, Palestine, WW1

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Ramallah, Palestine, WW1

  • 393
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Unexploded Shell in Egypt / Palestine

  • 391
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Jerusalem, Palestine, WW1

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Turkish Prisoners of War, Palestine, WW1

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Photograph of soldiers with pyramid, Egypt, WW1

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Beitin, Palestine, WW1

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New Dock Stars team photograph 1919

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1916 Journal of Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon

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Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon, account of Battle...

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HMS Bellerophon Battle Honours

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Poem - 'A Naval Hymn of Hate'

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HMS Bellerophon Daily Routine 1916

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Frank Smale Christmas Card 1917 from HMS...

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William Matthews and Frank Smale by the pyramids

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HMS Bellerophon Armistice Day celebrations

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Frank Smale postcard to Gladys Matthews

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HMS Bellerophon Crew Photographs

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Frank Smale, HMS Bellerophon

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William Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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William & Gladys Matthews, HMS Bellerophon

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John William Evans letter to parents, 18 March...

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John William Evans, Welsh Regiment

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John William Evans letter to parents, 24...

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John William Evans letter to parents, 3...

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Oscar Harmer of Cardiff and his Distinguished...

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Oscar Harmer of the Cardiff City Battalion and...

  • 470
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Oscar Harmer and comrades of the Cardiff City...

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The Male Voice Party of the Cardiff City...

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Cardiff City Battalion Badge

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Albert Cyril Hinder, Welsh Regiment

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Autograph Book of Albert Cyril Hinder

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Albert Rees Williams discharge certificate

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Albert Rees Williams demobilisation book

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German Bible, picked up at the Somme

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Oliver Hughes in naval uniform

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Oliver Hughes in soldier's uniform

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Oliver Hughes Certificate of Discharge from the...

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Skillet made from the warship HMS Chester

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David John Coslett photographs & memorabilia

  • 435
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Grave of David John Coslett, SWB

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Postcards from David John Coslett, SWB

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Obituary and photograph of Sgt William Thomas John

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Dead man's Penny of Sgt William Thomas John

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Photograph of Sam Cook

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Postcard from Sam Cook

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Christmas card from Sam Cook

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David Thomas Richards card from Imperial War...

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David Thomas Richards' 'Dead Man'...

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1917 diary of David Thomas Richards

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Gunner Thomas Henry James photograph

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Gunner Thomas Henry James scroll

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 20...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 3 June...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 4...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 9...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 15...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 26...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 28...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife 14...

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Gunner Thomas Henry James letter to wife

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Letters from hospital re Thomas Henry James

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife 10...

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Letter to Thomas Henry James from his wife 21...

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Louisa James photo + card

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John Donovan WW1 badges

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Dennis Donovan obituary from 1922

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Postcards sent by William Collins

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Sam Small photograph

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Sam Small photographs of scenes on board ship

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Sam Small postcards home

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Postcards sent to Sam Small on HMS Courageous

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Letter to Edwin Scarrett from Elsie Wilkins

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Joseph Steele photographs

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Joseph Steele photograph in frame

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Joseph Steele appeal to pensions tribunal

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Merthyr 'Old Contemptibles'...

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Joseph Steele character certificate

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Llewellyn Thomas of Treorchy

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North Wales Comrades photograph 1914

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North Wales Comrades photograph 1914

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Llewellyn Thomas + 13th Btn RWF postcard

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John James Hughes family photograph

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John James Hughes 'Dead Man's Penny&...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes on behalf of her husband...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from War Office re her...

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Telegram re death of John James Hughes

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from Chaplain re her...

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Letter to Sarah Hughes from Chaplain re her...

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John Jenkins, RAMC

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Group photo including John Jenkins

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Necklace created by John Jenkins

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Reg Hillier of Merthyr Tydfil

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Reg Hillier card to father in Merthyr Tydfil

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Reg Hillier Christmas card to family in Merthyr...

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David Thomas Richards obituary photograph

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Comments (6)

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales's picture
This is a very moving and worthwhile project
Anon Y Mouse's picture
Its a wonderful collection but was disappointed that there is no mention of my grancha John Dunn (Merthyr Tydfil) as quite a lot of memorabilia was taken to Merthyr library. Is the site still being updated? Carole Leyshon (grand daughter)
Anon Y Mouse's picture
I'm wondering if the sorting of the online contributions is still ongoing. I contributed several items on Moses Jenkins and see that only his medal appears. On the other hand, having gone through the entire display of online contributions I see there are at least 16 images that are duplicated, five of which appear three times. It's a very worthwile project and I was pleased to contribute, but it needs some tidying up. Harvey Jenkins.
Casglu'r Tlysau / Gathering The Jewels's picture
The Welsh Voices of the Great War project has closed. We are sorry that not all of your contributions made it to the People's Collection. All content contributed to the project are now appearing on the People's Collection. If you wish to get in contact with the People's collection about your contributions to the Welsh Voices project please contact us via http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Contact
Sidearm's picture
I am profoundly disappointed that you've gathered such a lot of material and not used most of it, even after digitising it. It will now disappear back into attics and cupboards probably to be lost for ever. Compared to the volume of material that's being made available from other sources, Wales' contribution to the marking of the Great War's centenary is a disservice both to those who served and those who contributed their material to the People's Collection.
Casgliad y Werin Cymru / People's Collection Wales's picture
Dear Sidearm. Thank you for your message and I am sorry to hear how disappointed you are. The Voices of the Great War project was a done in 2010 and has since closed. Since then the People’s Collections Wales staff have conducted several digitisation events such as the WW1 roadshow in 2013 where fantastic materials were gathered. All the materials that were contributed by the public will be added to the site as the centenary of the First World War progresses. The process of uploading all these materials in bulk batches is being finalised following the technical re-fresh of the site. We appreciate that everyone is keen to see their items on the site and when the items are published we will make sure to let all the contributors know as well as bring attention to them on the front of the site. Many thanks, Berian (People's Collection Wales)

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