The Legacy of the First World War in Wales

The First World War was an overwhelming event which had widespread effects across Wales – no area was left untouched as the whole country geared up to contribute to the war effort. One hundred years on the generation that witnessed it has almost gone, and what we are left with are the physical remains – buildings, landscapes and artefacts. Archaeology has an important role to play in understanding and remembering this global conflict.


This is a legacy project which has not been updated for our current website.

You can view it by clicking on the link below (opens in a new window).

A booklet was published to accompany this project and it can be downloaded by clicking here.


Heneb - The Trust for Welsh Archaeology