Llandovery World War 1

The First World War was a turning point in world history.  Over 30 nations declared war between 1914 and 1918 and over 65 million men volunteered or were conscripted.

By the time it was over,  16 million lives were lost and countless others were physically and psychologically damaged.   Preserving the memory of our own people involved in this brutal war and the sacrifices they made is at the heart of our work, which will continue for another two years.

Can you help us to remember them all?

Have you got any information on your own relatives?

We would love to hear from you if you have.

February 10, 2017

Reenactment of the outbreak of WW1

Llandovery 1914……………….. A small town in Wales – farmers, with their families, and livestock are gathering for market day in the square.   A recruiting sergeant and […]
February 3, 2017

The Llandovery & District WW1 Roll of Honour

This Roll of Honour contains the war records of the men and women who were born, lived or otherwise connected to Llandovery and district and who […]
February 3, 2017

War, Women & Wool

The Outbreak of War In August 1914 Lord Kitchener was the newly-appointed Secretary of State for War.  He foresaw a long struggle ahead and on that […]
February 3, 2017

A Snapshot of Llandovery before the War

Population The population of Llandovery  in 1911, as recorded by the census was 1,993, and still remains about the same in  2014. Health and Housing Much […]
January 30, 2017

The Men Arrive

The men arrived at Llandovery with their clothes in a deplorable state, and although we have a very fair supply of underclothes amongst the hospital’s equipments, […]
January 30, 2017

Gerwyn House

This is Gerwyn House, Market Square, Llandovery, home to the Y.M.C.A. One hundred years ago it served much the same purpose; it was called Church House […]
January 30, 2017

First World War : Then and Now : Work undertaken by 2014 – 2016 by the Llandovery History Society

July 7, 2016

A tale of two brothers

Daniel and Mary Jane Jones lived at Lower Lodge, Cynghordy. Daniel was a railway Plate Layer but although he worked on the railway, Daniel was very […]
July 7, 2016

Dan Richards

  Private Dan Richards, of the Kings Royal Rifles, son of Mr. Richards, Plansnewydd, Siloh, near Llandovery (who prior to joining the Colours was assistant under […]
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