Hedd Wyn

  • August 1, 2013 - robphillips

On July 31st 1917, Ellis Humphrey Evans, better known by his bardic name of Hedd Wyn died at Pilckem Ridge. A native of Trawsfynydd, he was conscripted into the army as a result of the Military Service Act 1916 and won the chair at the National Eisteddfod in Birkenhead a few days after his death.

The National Library has already digitised a copy of  winning poem, Yr Arwr, but further material from Bangor University has also been digisited as part of the project and will be available to view later in the year.