We at the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum in Caernarfon are starting the mammoth task of looking for photos of individual soldiers from the RWF who were killed in the Great War.
We are trying to put each man’s name on display on a screen on the centenary of his death and would dearly love to be able to add a photograph of each man to go with his name. For example, we are looking for a good photo of John Ivor Rogers 8901 of Aberdare who enlisted at the age of 16 and was killed in action 15th Aug 1916.
It is a huge undertaking as there were over 10,400 men from the RWF that were killed. But even if we only get a fraction of the photographs, we believe it is worth doing. Many of the RWF were from all over so we are asking - please could you help?
You can help us by circulating our plea to anybody who is interested. Many families have photographs tucked away so this might prompt them to seek them out. We accept scans or copies and any that appeared in newspapers, which often carried obituaries including photographs.
We need as much information as possible to go with the photo to make sure we fit the right photo to the right man – but sometimes a name and date of death might be all we need.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or to send us a photo. You can also follow our progress on Twitter, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook.