- 1914-1925 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1.61 cubic metres (167 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 rolls, 1 folder)
Name of creator
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
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.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
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 copies
Related units of description
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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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
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.