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Robert Hughes and Owen Jones, the oldest and youngest members of the Royal Welch Fusiliers at Corwen, 1939

Robert Hughes and Owen Jones, the oldest and youngest members of the Royal Welch Fusiliers at Corwen, 1939
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This item comes from: Mrs M. A. Green (Private Collection) (Item reference: Mrs M. A. Green (Private Collection)).  If you would like to see the original item, or require information regarding copyright, please contact the repository/contributor named above.


This photograph was taken in 1939 and shows the youngest and oldest members of the Royal Welch Fusiliers in Corwen. Robert Hughes (b. 1869) had served with the Royal Welch Fusiliers in the Boer War and in India and France during the First World War. During the Second World War he was a member of the Home Guard. Owen Jones of Plas Cedyrn, Corwen, had just joined the Royal Army Service Corps, and is seen here receiving some advice from the veteran soldier Robert Hughes. Owen Jones was later sent to Egypt where he died in 1939.

Gathering the Jewels ref: GTJ16947

Mrs M. A. Green
Mrs M. A. Green (Private Collection)

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