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The Welsh at Mametz Wood

WILLIAMS, Christopher (1873 - 1934)

The Welsh at Mametz Wood

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 274.3 x 173.0 cm

Acquired: 1920; Gift; Sir Archibald and Lady Mitchelson

Accession Number: NMW A 3509


jennefer kappold
1 December 2019, 12:05
hi does anyone know how this painting portrays the soldiers and the battle ? Any answers will help thanks
1 December 2019, 11:52
does anyone know how this image portrays the welsh soldiers in mametz wood?
Carol A Duke
21 February 2019, 19:57
Harold T Jenkins was my uncle. He was the brother-in-law of my father David Christopher Irwin. My father told us that Uncle Harry had won a medal in WWI and had suffered from a gas attack but I had no idea how much he went through until I started to research my family. I recommend seeing the documentary film "They Shall Not Grow Old" that has just been released. It shows the horrible events of WWI in a colorized version.
Hajime Nonaka
4 December 2018, 05:56
I would like to see at Impressinist
Hugh Tebay
15 November 2018, 15:33
My Great Uncle Edgar James Gilbert from Barry was killed in the battle on the first day aged 24. His body was never found and his name is inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial. Their sacrifice is always remembered.
Lynda Alexander
4 November 2018, 20:36
My Grandfather Private Harold Thomas Jenkins from Merthyr was awarded a citation for DCM for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an attack in Memetz Wood where he entered an enemy dugout alone, killed 7 of the enemy and captured 8 prisoners. This painting brought these horrific images these young soldiers had to face.
He survived the war but died at the age of 54 from TB. I was born the following year.
Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
10 April 2017, 08:40
Dear Margaret,

I will double-check with our curators, but as far as I am aware, there are no names recorded with this painting.

Thank you for your enquiry,

Digital Team
margaret horn
9 April 2017, 16:15
My grandfather,THOMAS WELLESLEY REED, was killed at the battle of the somme, Are there any names recorded of these brave men?
28 October 2016, 18:52
really emotionally captivating
saw this on my family visit to Cardiff, were learning about ww1 in school. God bless those who lost their lives in the war, bloodshed never wins anything.
Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
26 October 2016, 13:42

Hi there James,

Thanks for your enquiry. You can find our Image Licensing Officer's email address on our 'Print on Demand' page. Please put 'Image Licensing Request: [name of painting]' in the subject line.

All the best,

Digital Team

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