1930s|Prince of Wales - Edward
Princess of Wales - vacant
Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales - Dyfed
The Port Eynon lifeboat capsizes and three crew members die.
The Royal laryngologist John Milsom Rees is knighted.
8 January – The Apostolic Church in Wales is established.
2 February – Submarine HMS J4 is launched at Pembroke Dock.
7 February – The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Cardiff is established.
1 March – Transfer of the National Library of Wales at Aberystwyth into its purpose-built premises is completed.
3 March – Light cruiser HMS Cambrian is launched at Pembroke Dock.
31 May–1 June – Hugh Evan-Thomas distinguishes himself in the Battle of Jutland; he is later knighted.
4 July – Royal Welch Fusiliers Lieutenant Siegfried Sassoon attacks a German trench single-handed, and records the outcome in his memoirs.
7–12 July – The 38th (Welsh) Division loses so many men in the Mametz Wood action during the Battle of the Somme that it is unable to re-group for a year.
12 July – Railway worker James Dally is awarded the Edward Medal by King George V for his actions in saving a colleague from falling from the Crumlin Viaduct.
July – Jimmy Thomas becomes General Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, which he had been instrumental in forming.
October – T. E. Lawrence is sent into the desert to report on the Arab nationalist movements.
7 November – Charles Evans Hughes loses narrowly to Woodrow Wilson in the United States presidential election.
November – Christopher Williams visits the scene of the Welsh losses at Mametz Wood and later paints his famous The Welsh at Mametz Wood at the request of David Lloyd George.
David Lloyd George is the first (and, as of a century later, only) Welshman to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
David Alfred Thomas is created Baron Rhondda. He is appointed President of the Local Government Board.
National Eisteddfod of Wales (held in Aberystwyth)
Chair - J. Ellis Williams
Crown - withheld
Llewelyn Powys and John Cowper Powys - Confessions of Two Brothers
Richard Hughes Williams (Dic Tryfan) - Tair Stori Fer
22 April – Edmund Gwenn makes his screen debut in The Real Thing at Last.
Boxing: 14 February – Jimmy Wilde wins the British flyweight title at Liverpool.
26 February - Joan Strothers (later Lady Curran), scientist (died 1999)
2 March - Eddie Watkins, rugby player (died 1995)
29 April - William Squire, actor (died 1989)
1 May - Glenn Ford, Welsh-Canadian actor (died 2006)
6 May - Ted Peterson, British baseball player (died 2005)
7 May - Huw Wheldon, broadcaster (died 1986)
8 May - Sylvia Sleigh, painter (died 2010)
22 May - Rupert Davies, actor (died 1976)
3 July - Nigel Heseltine, writer (died 1995)
23 August - Willie Davies, Wales international rugby union and league player (died 2002)
29 August - Rhydwen Williams, poet, novelist and minister (died 1997)
13 September - Roald Dahl, novelist (died 1990)
14 September - Cledwyn Hughes, politician (died 2001)
24 September - W. J. Gruffydd (Elerydd), poet and Archdruid (died 2011)
31 October - Stan Trick, cricketer (died 1995)
12 March - Llywarch Reynolds, solicitor and Celtic scholar, 72
14 March - Lou Phillips, Wales international rugby player, 38 (killed in action)
18 March - David Cuthbert Thomas ("Dick Tiltwood"), soldier, 21 (killed in action)
14 April - Charlie Pritchard, Wales international rugby player, 32 (killed in action)
May - John Griffiths, mathematician, 78?
5 June - James Williams, footballer, 32 (killed in action)
26 June - Henry Allan Rolls, heir presumptive to 2nd Baron Llangattock, 44
27 June - Sarah Jane Rees (Cranogwen), writer and temperance activist, 78
7 July - Dick Thomas, Wales international rugby player, 32 (killed in action at Mametz)
12 July - Johnnie Williams, Wales international rugby player, 34 (died of wounds received at Mametz)
14 July - David Watts, Wales international rugby player, 30 (killed in action)
30 July - Eveline Willett Cunnington, social reformer in New Zealand, 67
3 September - Horace Thomas, Wales international rugby player, 26 (killed in action)
11 September - Thomas Lemuel James, Welsh-American banker and U.S. Postmaster-General (born 1831)
28 September (in Bath, Somerset) - Richard Thomas, industrialist, 78
7 October - Leigh Richmond Roose, footballer, 38 (killed in action)
11 October - David Richard Thomas, historian, 83
31 October - John Maclean Rolls, 2nd Baron Llangattock, 46 (killed in action)
14 November - William Davies, footballer, 61
1916 in Wales Wikipedia
This article is about the particular significance of the year 1916 to Wales and its people.