Howell Lewis, born in Pontardawe, Glamorgan, was a Welsh International Rugby Union wing who played for Swansea and was capped four times for his country. During the First World War Lewis was commissioned into the 7th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers (TF) and was posted on active service in August 1916. A month later he was wounded whilst with a trench digging party. He returned to his battalion after he recovered and was promoted to Lieutenant in July 1917.
Fred Leonard Perrett was an outstanding Welsh International Rugby Union prop forward who played club rugby for Neath Rugby Football Club. Perrett was born in Briton Ferry, South Wales and originally played for his local club before eventually joining Neath. Perrett was selected for Wales in the 1913 Five Nations Championship. In June 1917 he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and was posted to the 17th (Service) Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers in October 1917.
Ricky Nicholson was the first World Champion in any sport for the Royal Welch Fusiliers. During the 1990s he saw service in Northern Ireland and Bosnia, eventually becoming a Lance Corporal. He then worked with the Recruiting Team based in Wrexham. Nicknamed ‘The Tank’, his sport was kickboxing and he became WAKO European Super Cruiserweight Champion. .
George Harold Beadles was a Welsh International footballer. In 1914 Beadles, then 16, along with his two older brothers Ewart and Ernie, enlisted in the 7th Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers (TF). While his battalion was stationed in Britain Beadles was a bugle boy but in 1915 the 7th RWF was sent to Gallipoli and Beadles served in the front line.
Johnny Basham second from right back row Boxing squad
Ray Williams won the Welsh Weightlifting Championships in 1983 and the Celtic Nations title in 1984. During the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh he won the Gold beating David Lowestein of Australia and Jeffrey Brice a fellow Welshman. Williams came fourth in the New Zealand Commonwealth Games of 1990, and then retired from the sport to continue his 24 year career in the army, which took him all around the world.