Trip to bat­tle­field in mem­ory of the fallen

North Wales Weekly News - - FRONT PAGE -

A COM­MEM­O­RA­TIVE visit is planned to the scene of one the blood­i­est bat­tles of World War I.

Thou­sands of Welsh sol­diers died at the Bat­tle of Mametz Wood dur­ing the Bat­tle of the Somme in north­ern France.

Now re­tired Royal Welch Fusilier Ter­ri­to­rial Army ma­jor Merfyn Thomas, of Rhos on Sea, is or­gan­is­ing a trip to the bat­tle­fields this au­tumn.

He said: “The Al­lies had 57,000 ca­su­al­ties at the Bat­tle of the Somme be­tween July and Novem­ber 1916.

“Some 19,240 sol­diers were killed or died from wounds, 35,493 were wounded and 2,151 were miss­ing or never found. Hun­dreds of Welsh sol­diers died on July 12 in the Bat­tle of Mametz Wood which was part of the Bat­tle of the Somme.”

The visit from Oc­to­ber 15 to Oc­to­ber 17 costs £300 per per­son. Ring Merfyn Thomas on 07894 944028.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.