In the late 19th century, when the 1st Battalion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers returned from the Burma War, they brought back two magnificent brass bells from the Incomparable Pagoda (a Buddhist Temple) in Mandalay. [more]
John Pijski was born in Stanisław Górny, not far from Wadowice. He fought with gen. Anders’ Polish 2nd Corps (2nd. Warsaw Armoured Division) alongside the British 8th Army in Italy. Later he served in Germany [more]
On the border of England and North Wales in an area known as Maelor, three large American Army Hospitals were built in preparation for D-day casualties. Penley Hall no. 129 General Hospital with 1,000 beds, [more]
VE Day Celebrations at Erw Las, Rhos 1945. Source: Cyril Lloyd, Ponciau.
Wrexham Home Guard defend a bridge 1940. With the threat of invasion looming larger day by day in 1940, thousands flocked to enlist in the Home Guard across Wrexham and Flintshire. One of the oldest [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]