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Letters and photographs of two First World War soldiers from Pembrokeshire

Letters and photographs relating to William Bowen Stephens and Elwyn Davies of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, who fought and died in the First World War.

Letters and photographs of two First World War soldiers from Pembrokeshire
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This group of letters and photographs relate to two young men from Pembrokeshire who fought and died during the First World War. William Bowen Stephens was brought up in Parc-y-lan public house, Llanddewi Velfrey and attended Narberth County Intermediate School from 1909 to 1913. Prior to joining up, he was a student at Carmarthen Training College. Stephens went missing on 18 April 1917, and his last letter was written to his mother two days before his death. Before Stephens' fate was known, his former school friend and fellow soldier, Elwyn Davies, wrote to Stephens' mother. Elwyn Davies was born into a farming family in the village of Templeton near Narberth. He was a butcher by trade, enlisted in 1916, and joined the Lancashire Fusilier Regiment. He survived the horrors of Passchendaele, but died from his injuries on 11 November 1917.

These letters form part of a larger collection held at the Wilson Museum of Narberth.