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World War One Veterans voices: Sir Joseph William Lennox Napier

Remembrance Day this year has special resonance as it also marks the centenary of the early months of World War One.

All the soldiers from Wales who returned are now dead but the stories of those who survived were recorded for the archives of the Imperial War Museum in the 1970s and 1980s.

Sir Joseph William Lennox Napier, served as officer with 4th Battalion of the South Wales Borderers in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia, between 1914 and 1917, and was a prisoner of war in Turkey in the last year of the war.

He describes the religious nature of Welsh soldiers - who despite different denominations all had in common their reading of the Bible.

You can hear more of the archive interview on the Imperial War Museum website.

  • 06 Nov 2014
  • From the section Wales
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