Uncle Tom at War - From Penmachno to Prison Camp, by Hywel Roberts

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Uncle Tom at War - From Penmachno to Prison Camp, by Hywel Roberts
Uncle Tom at War - From Penmachno to Prison Camp, by Hywel Roberts

Book published by Carreg Gwalch in 2014, 126 pages. Paperback (N5895)

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From the rear side cover: This is the story of Thomas Williams, born in Penmachno in the Conwy Valley, who worked as a tailor in Colwyn Bay until he joined the Liverpool Scottish Regiment in November 1915. He was injured in France, and spent time in hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne before returning to the front in June 1917. Tom was shot and captured on 30 November 1917 in the Battle of Cambrai and ended up in a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany. He was finally discharged from the army in March 1919.

Throughout this time Tom was sending postcards and photographs home to his family. They illustrate the book wonderfully: one postcard was a photograph of twenty­three prisoners in the POW camp, with the inscription: 'Some Jolly Boys of Wales'! The correspondence was addressed to Tom's niece Kate, the author's mother, who was nine when Tom came home from the war.


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