Fonds GB 0210 WELARMRPS - Welsh Army Corps Records

C. Allen, Great Yarmouth, April, June, S. Andrews & Son, Cardiff, Oct.-Nov, Aldershot Training Centre, March, John Allcock, City Hall, Cardiff, G. W. Atkinson & Co., Leeds, Nov.-Dec, Arundale & Sons, Rhos-on-Sea, Aug, Director of Army Contracts, London, March, The Rt Hon. Lord Aberconway, Aug. 1915, acknowledging his cheque for £500 towards the Welsh Army ... Abergavenny Town Council, May-Oct. 1915, re claim for damage to a building, Arthur Apps, War Office, April 1916, re typewriter, The Accountant, Council Offices, Colwyn Bay, May, H. E. Aldrich, Ruthin, Sept, A. Adam, Belfast, Nov, Adshead & Cuffley, Manchester, Jan.-Feb, H. & A. Alvarez, London, Director of Navy Contracts, Admiralty, London, Nov, Billeting-Aberystwyth: correspondence, Oct. 1914, with reference to the use of Aberystwyth as a b... H. Ashley Ltd, Manchester, Lord Lieutenant's correspondence, co. Anglesey, Oct, Brig. Gen. C. E. Atkinson, Royal Enginerers, British Expeditionary Force, May 1916: congratulatio...
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Welsh Army Corps Records


  • 1914-1925 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1.61 cubic metres (167 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 rolls, 1 folder)

Context area

Name of creator

Administrative history

The Welsh Army Corps was formed in 1914. It was responsible for its own recruitment, billeting, supplies and training, overseen by a National Executive Committee. The Corps was disbanded in 1925. Owen William Owen was secretary to the National Executive Committee, and he prepared a final report on the history of the Corps, on their behalf, in 1921. He later worked in the Ministry of Labour (Wales), retiring in 1928. He had previously undertaken gold prospecting in South Africa in the 1890s.

Name of creator

Name of creator

Administrative history

Archival history

The records were held by the Secretary of the Welsh Army Corps, Owen William Owen, and arranged into bundles by type, and numbered.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by the widow of Owen William Owen, in 1930.

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Scope and content

Records of the Welsh Army Corps, 1914-1916, including correspondence and accounts, 1914-1916; applications for commission, 1914-1916; and records relating to administration of the units of the Welsh Army Corps, 1914-1916; minutes of the National Executive Committee, 1914-1921; records relating to Ministry of Labour, 1915-1925; and personal papers of Owen W. Owen, 1895-1928.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records have been retained.

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


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: correspondence and accounts; applications for commission; and general administration of the units of the Welsh Army Corps; Ministry of Labour; and Owen William Owen personal papers. The original file order has been retained where known.

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Conditions governing access

Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

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Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

See also NLW MS 3556E.

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Publication note

These papers were used by Clive Hughes for his unpublished M.A. thesis, 'Army Recruitment in Gwynedd, 1914-1916' (University of Wales Bangor, 1983).

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Title based on contents of fonds.

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Project identifier

ANW cymruww1

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Description identifier

Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

April 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Welsh Army Corps Records, 1993.

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  • Text: Welsh Army Corps Records.