Item DCH Mil 001. - [A private in the Welsh Regiment with his wife]

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DCH Mil 001.


[A private in the Welsh Regiment with his wife]


  • [c1916-c1918] (Creation)

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1 glass negative : b&w ; 135 x 90 mm.

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Studio portrait of a private in the Welsh Regiment (note shoulder title on left shoulder) seated, with a woman believed to be his wife. On his lower left sleeve is a good conduct chevron, awarded for two years unblemished conduct.

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Action: digitized. Action identifier: cymruww1. Date: 2013. Authorization: The Welsh experience of World War One, 1914-1918.


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Access to the original work by authorised permission only. Users are directed to use the digital image.

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Following publication in the South Wales Guardian in Nov 2014 the couple were identified as Ruth and Thomas Davies.The couple married in Llandeilo Fawr Church in 1919 and lived afterwards in Neuadd Road, Gwaun cae Gurwen. Thomas was a carpenter known locally as Tom Sar. Sadly, despite surviving the war he died relatively young due to health issues – whether these were in away linked to the war remains unknown.


Preferred citation: DCH Mil 001.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Nonprojected graphic: $k - NEGYDDION; $h - DCH Mil 278-302; $3 - original negative..