Public Records Office Kew
Now the TNA, Kew
for permission to publish the 17th Battalion, The Welsh
Regiment War Diary, extracts from the other war diaries and related papers
as well as other documents related to this web site (Please see Sources for references to diaries, papers and books studied)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
for permission to
publish extracts from the CWGC casualties database.
Film producer, Military Historian and Author
For kind words and encouragement, for not
being cross about an incorrect spelling of his name which he discovered
on visiting this website and for thinking about a new and revised edition
of his book "The Bantams".
Grandson of L/CPl A. J. Davies MM
for photos & images relating to Lance
Corporal Arthur John Davies MM
Ronald Clifton MA
Historical Information Officer
The Western Front Association
for excellent information
and encouragement particularly at the commencement of this project
Curator of the Welsh Regiment Museum Cardiff
providing images of the Welsh Regiment
J. M. Davies
Niece of Major Holland, Grand Niece of Capt R R Clay MC
and wife of writer
For photos and images
relating to Major Kenneth A Holland TD and Capt Robert Richard Clay MC
from our family archive.
Vicar of Fovant
For allowing publication of an image of
the Capt Vivian Hastings Clay Memorial Tablet
Daughter of 2nd Lieut Charles Stanley Thomas M.B.E.
For writing the short narrative of her father's
life during his time in the 17th and 18th Battalions, The Welsh Regiment,
and his notable part time interest in the Antiquities of Neath for which
he was awarded the M.B.E. in 1957.
Bob very kindly gave me unstintingly of his time, leading to a successful
outcome, following a chance meeting at the PRO Kew, when researching Lieut.
Charles Cobbe of the Royal Navy, who served on HMS Captain as able seaman
and midshipman 1793 - 1795.
Mrs C. Harris of London, Ontario, Canada
Granddaughter of Rev Captain David edwin Davies BA
Chaplain in France during World War 1 with connections to the YMCA and ministering to the 17th & 18th Welsh, the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, the South Wales Borderers and possibly a Durham Regiment
Great Nephew of Seargeant Denis Patrick Sullivan MM DCM
For details of the Citations for Seargeant Sullivan's Gallantry Awards,
his photograph and for the short narrative of Denis Sullivan's life.
Mr Alan Seymour
For encouragement and information in regard to
Lt Col Wilkie and the Bassaleg Memorials and an introduction to the work
of Ray Westlake
Robert M Snow
Grand Nephew of Capt Vivian Hastings
for letters, papers and images in
relation to Capt Vivian Hastings Clay
'Drum Major of the Fort York Guard'
Leader of the recreated War of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps in Toronto.
David M Sullivan
Administrator - Company of Military Historians
For permission to publish a scanned image
of the writer's copy of MUIA Plate 501 -
The 41st Regiment of Foot 1799 - 1815.
[Although every effort has been made to reproduce the plate to its best
advantage, the limitations of web graphics publishing has not done full
justice to the images thereon - GGD]
of the Welch Regiment Museum
For permission to publish photographs of Lt Col.
Wilkie, the Battalion Goat and other 17th Battalion images. Wherever space
permits, acknowledgement will be given adjacent to the image.
Chairman - Friends of the Welch Regiment Museum - The Cardiff
Branch of the Museums of the Royal Regiment of Wales
and information on and sending me photographs of Lt Col Wilkie, the Battalion
Goat and other 17th Battalion images on behalf of the Trustees of the
Welch Regiment Museum.
& Swindon Records Office, Trowbridge
Libraries and Heritage
For permission to publish details of the Byfield
family from the Morgan Hill Church Register, the Holy Trinity Church Parish
Records and the Woolley Census Returns
Chairperson 41st Regiment of Foot Re-enactment Society
For his kind
words, his prodigious knowledge of the 41st Regiment of Foot, of the 69th
Regiment of Foot and of the Welch/Welsh Regiment as well as his manuscript
on and introduction to Shadrach Byfield of Woolley, Bradford on Avon.
Jim lives in Ontario, in close proximity to Detroit.