Trip to battlefield in memory of the fallen
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.