Armistice at the end of the First World War, 1918
The armistice in France came into effect at 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. At that time the Regiment had eleven battalions serving in France. During the War around 10,000 Royal Welchmen gave their lives for their country, and tens of thousands more were wounded. The youngest to be killed was Pte W Chadwick, 2 RWF, aged 15. The oldest in the Regiment and the second oldest in the Army, was Pte W Speight, 13 RWF, aged 62.