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Private ELLIS HUMPHREY EVANS

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

Died on 31 July 1917 Age 30

ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY

West-Vlaanderen Belgium

Son of Evan and Mary Evans, of Trawsfynydd, Merioneth. One of the war poets, who wrote poetry under the name 'Hedd Wyn'.

Service No. 61117

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At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
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Ellis was killed on Pilkem Ridge 31 July 1917, the first day of the Third battle of Ypres. Please read more in Stories.
Emrys Tippett

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Emrys Tippett

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In memory of Hedd Wyn and the men of Birkenhead who gave their lives in the Grear War and those who remain in Flanders Fields.
Fraser Robertson

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Hanging in the Willow trees, harps these boy's wont play again. Dying screams have filled the wind, blood runs into winter rain.
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We sang Cwm Rhondda, Danny Boy, O Flower of Scotland too - The English sang Jerusalem - for them those words rang true. The song, the...

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Ellis, under the name Hedd Wyn, won the Bardic Chair at the Welsh National Eisteddfod in September 1917. Traditionally, Bardic competitors...

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