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Thomas Williams, born in Penmachno in 1886, was working as a tailor in Colwyn Bay when the First World War broke out. Tom enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish Regiment on 21 November 1915 and left for France on 9 April 1916. He was captured by the Germans in November 1917, having been shot in his left thigh, and was interred at Minden PoW camp. At the end of the war he returned to Wales, and eventually to his old job in Colwyn Bay. This leather wallet was presented to him, with the inscription 'The residents of Colwyn Bay, Colwyn and District, desire to record their high appreciation of the loyal services rendered to King and Country by you during the Great War 1914 - 1919'. Tom died in 1945.

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