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The transcriber and webmaster of this 17th Welsh, War Diary, Website acknowledges and gives thanks for the help given and permissions granted to publish the information and images shown on this website, as follows, in approximate alphabetical order:

The 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 studie

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission      
for permission to publish extracts from the CWGC casualties database.

Mr Sidney Allinson
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".

Mr John Andrews   
Grandson of L/CPl A. J. Davies MM
for photos & images relating to
Lance Corporal Arthur John Davies MM

Mr Ronald Clifton MA   
Historical Information Officer
The Western Front Association

for excellent information and encouragement particularly at the commencement of this project

Mr John Dart   
Curator of the Welsh Regiment Museum Cardiff

For providing images of the Welsh Regiment

Rev. Prof. 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.

The Vicar of Fovant
For allowing publication of an image of the Capt Vivian Hastings Clay Memorial Tablet

Mrs Gaynor Howard
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.

Mr Bob O'Hara
Professional researcher
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

Mr Phil Roderick
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

Mr Robert M Snow
Grand Nephew of Capt Vivian Hastings Clay

for letters, papers and images
in relation to Capt Vivian Hastings Clay

Mr Eamonn O'Keeffe
'Drum Major of the Fort York Guard'
Leader of the recreated War of 1812 Fife and Drum Corps in Toronto.

Mr 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]

Trustees 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.

David Warren
Chairman - Friends of the Welch Regiment Museum - The Cardiff Branch of the Museums of the Royal Regiment of Wales

For encouragement 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.

Wiltshire & 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

Jim Yaworsky M.A.
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.


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