The Leader – October 2017 A memorial built to commemorate those who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War has been unveiled. The memorial garden at Bellevue Park in Wrexham was officially opened [more]
The Great War Trenches. Trench warfare characterised much of the fighting during World War One, particularly along the Western Front. Trench systems were complicated with many interlinking lines of trenches. Apparently, during the First World [more]
RWF and Hightown Barracks. WREXHAM, during the 1914-18 war felt the full impact of the hardships and heartbreaks of war. Hightown Barracks, as the depot of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers saw the hasty mobilisation of [more]
Royal Welch Fusiliers arriving at Central Station WWI. Source: (c) Denbighshire Archives; Wrexham Telegraph.
Ifor Tunnah – Canadian Forestry Corps Welsh newspaper “Y Drych”- The Mirror, notes, he emigrated to Chicago (Aug. 10th 1917). Ifor Tunnah left Chicago for Camp Borden in Canada to join up with the Forestry [more]
Wartime Wrexham and it’s contribution WREXHAM, during the 1914-18 war felt the full impact of the hardships and heartbreaks of war. Hightown Barracks, as the depot of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers saw the hasty mobilisation [more]
Christmas 1914 – A Gift to the Troops A sepia coloured postcard portraying King George V and Queen Mary, with the inscription “With our best wishes for Christmas 1914. May God protect you and bring [more]
Private Davenport, ready to leave for the Frontline 1914. A Ruabon resident pictured on Bridge Street. Just visible is The Vaults and the Roundhouse.
There was at Chirk a small hospital, primarily for children, which had been establish in about 1900 at Brynkinalt Cottage, Chirk Green, by Lady Rosamund Trevor, Countess of Bantry, who was second wife of Arthur [more]