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National Library of Wales
Welsh Army Corps, records

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WELARMRPS

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Welsh Army Corps Records

Short Title: Welsh Army Corps, records

Creation date(s): 1914-1925

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 1.61 cubic metres (167 boxes, 5 volumes, 3 rolls, 1 folder)

Name of creator(s): Owen William Owen


Administrative/Biographical history: The Welsh Army Corps was formed in 1914. It was responsible for its own recruitment, billeting, supplies and training, overseen by a National Executive Committee. The Corps was disbanded in 1925. Owen William Owen was secretary to the National Executive Committee, and he prepared a final report on the history of the Corps, on their behalf, in 1921. He later worked in the Ministry of Labour (Wales), retiring in 1928. He had previously undertaken gold prospecting in South Africa in the 1890s.


Scope and content/abstract: Records of the Welsh Army Corps, 1914-1916, including correspondence and accounts, 1914-1916; applications for commission, 1914-1916; and records relating to administration of the units of the Welsh Army Corps, 1914-1916; minutes of the National Executive Committee, 1914-1921; records relating to Ministry of Labour, 1915-1925; and personal papers of Owen W. Owen, 1895-1928..


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into the following: correspondence and accounts; applications for commission; and general administration of the units of the Welsh Army Corps; Ministry of Labour; and Owen William Owen personal papers. The original file order has been retained where known.

Conditions governing access: Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at the National Library of Wales. The catalogue can be accessed online.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history: The records were held by the Secretary of the Welsh Army Corps, Owen William Owen, and arranged into bundles by type, and numbered.

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by the widow of Owen William Owen, in 1930.


Publication note: Clive Hughes used these papers for his unpublished M. A. thesis, 'Army Recruitment in Gwynedd, 1914-1916' (University of Wales Bangor, 1983).


Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Annette Strauch for the ANW project. The following source was used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Welsh Army Corps Records, 1993.

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH

Date(s) of descriptions: April 2003

Welsh Army Corps | Archives
World War, 1914-1918 | Wales

Personal names
Owen , Owen W. (Owen William) , b. 1873

Corporate names
Great Britain | Ministry of Labour
Welsh Army Corps

Wales ()

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