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Outbreak 1914: Wales Goes to War

Last updated: 8 May 2015

Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier

18 June 2014 - 4 May 2015

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War the National Army Museum has partnered with six Regimental and Corps Museums to co-curate a series of temporary exhibitions exploring the early months of the War.

Each exhibition will bring to life regional stories exploring the experiences of local regiments or corps and their roles within the British Army during the War.

These local connections will be told through rarely seen fascinating objects and captivating stories.

Venue details

Address Firing Line, Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh Soldier
Cardiff Castle
CF10 3RB


Drew Park
4 July 2014, 8.56am

My grandfather, Jack

My grandfather, Jack Williams, was in the "gas-pipe" brigade which cycled to Norfolk/Suffolk from Wales. He was later wounded at the Somme. I have a postcard he sent to his mother in Cardiff which shows a group photo of the lads. I have very little other information on his whereabouts.

Lorraine Wilson
13 August 2014, 6.47am

I am looking forward to

I am looking forward to seeing the exhibition. I am currently working for Operation War Diary annotating official war diaries.

Janet Jefferies
24 September 2014, 5.40pm

I'll have to get the train

I'll have to get the train down one day to see the exhibition. My great uncle Albert Thompson helped start the Cardiff Pals. He was the company sergeant major.. I need to do more research on him.

Barbara Grosvenor
2 July 2016, 6.33pm

My grandfather was also in

My grandfather was also in the Gas Pipe Brigade at the Somme he survived but was never the same in his mind. He later joined the Tank Regiment. He survived the war but came home a broken man

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