Evans, Ellis Humphrey

(1887-1917)
   One the "Heroes of Wales" whose bardic name was Hedd Wyn or "White Peace," he was born in Penlan, Trawsfynydd, where his roots went back generations, and worked as a shepherd on his father's farm. By the age of 28 he had won four eisteddfod chairs for his poetry. Conscripted into the 15th bat126 talion of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1917, he was sent to the Western Front, where he was killed on July 31, 1917, during the battle for Pilckem Ridge, Ypres. Buried initially on the battlefield, following the armistice, his body was moved to Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium, where the inscription reads "Y Prifardd Hedd Wyn" (The Principle Bard, Hedd Wyn). At the 1917 National Eisteddfod, he was posthumously awarded the chair for his poem "Yr Arwr" (The Hero), which describes the realities of war for both the soldiers and their families back home. Following the announcement of his win and revelation of the author's identity, the chair itself was draped in black in memorial of Wyn. A Welshlanguage film, Wynn Hedd, based on his life, was produced in 1992 and was made available on video.
   Sources: Family Trees of the Famous: Hedd Wyn (Ellis Humphrey Evans) (http://www.s4c.co.uk/helachau/e_family_humphrey.shtml). First World War.com-Prose & Poetry - Hedd Wyn. http://www.firstworldwar.com/poetsandprose/wyn.htm). Hedd Wyn (Ellis Humphrey Evans) / 100 Welsh Heroes / 100 Arwyr Cymru (http://www.100welshheroes.com/en/biography/heddwyn). Hellfire Corner -The Great War - At the Going Down of the Sun (http://www.hellfire-corner.demon.co.uk/jacky4.htm). Text of Yr Eneiniogby Hedd Wwn (http://cy.wikisource.org/wiki/Yr_Arwr). The Oxford Book of Welsh Verse in English. Gwyn Jones, ed. Oxford University Press, 1977. Two of Ellis Humphrey Evans's poems in Welsh (http://www.webexcel.ndirect.co.uk/gwarnant/beirdd/modern/hedd.htm).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of people named Evans — A number of notable people have the surname Evans:A list of fictional characters bearing the surname Evans is at the bottom of the page. A * Adriana Evans * Albert Evans, New York City Ballet principal dancer * Alun Evans * Andrea Evans * Andrew… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Welsh language authors — For Welsh language poets prior to 1600, see List of Welsh language poets.A*Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901 87) *William Ambrose (Emrys) (1813 73) *Gwynn ap Gwilym (1950 ) *Charles Ashton (1848 98)B*Thomas Baddy (d. 1729) *William Ambrose Bebb (1894… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste D'écrivains De Langue Galloise — On trouve ici une liste d écrivains de langue galloise d environ 1600 jusqu à nos jours, dans tous les genres, en prose et en vers. Pour une liste des poètes traditionnels avant 1600, voir Liste des poètes de langue galloise. Pour les textes en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste d'écrivains de langue gallois — Liste d écrivains de langue galloise On trouve ici une liste d écrivains de langue galloise d environ 1600 jusqu à nos jours, dans tous les genres, en prose et en vers. Pour une liste des poètes traditionnels avant 1600, voir Liste des poètes de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Liste d'écrivains de langue galloise — On trouve ici une liste d écrivains de langue galloise d environ 1600 jusqu à nos jours, dans tous les genres, en prose et en vers. Pour une liste des poètes traditionnels avant 1600, voir Liste des poètes de langue galloise. Pour les textes en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 1700s in Wales — This article is about the particular significance of the decade 1700 1709 to Wales and its people. Incumbents*Prince of Wales George, Prince of Wales (from 1714) *Princess of Wales Caroline of Ansbach (from 1714)Events1700 *Quaker emigrant… …   Wikipedia

  • Hedd Wyn — (13 January 1887 ndash;31 July 1917) was a Merionethshire farmer and Welsh language poet of World War I. Welsh Bard Born Ellis Humphrey Evans, the oldest of eleven children of Evan and Mary Evans, he used the Bardic name Hedd Wyn, Welsh for white …   Wikipedia

  • Hedd Wyn — Statue von Hedd Wyn in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, Wales Hedd Wyn (* 13. Januar 1887 in Trawsfynydd, Meirionnydd (Merionethshire), Wales; † 31. Juli 1917 in Hagenbos bei Ypern, Belgien) war ein walisischer Bauer und kymrischsprachiger Dichter in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Хед Вин — Эллис Хамфри Эванс Ellis Humphrey Evans Валлийский поэт Дата рождения: 1887 …   Википедия

  • Эванс Э. Х. — Эллис Хамфри Эванс Ellis Humphrey Evans Валлийский поэт Дата рождения: 1887 …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.