Veterans Families Launch Fundraising Bid To Restore Welsh WWI Memorial

Posted by admin on Jan 25, 2013

A memorial to 4,000 Welsh soldiers who fell in a bloody WWI battle is in need of repair as the centenary of the start of the Great War approaches. The Mametz Wood Memorial to the 38th (Welsh) Division in northern France was unveiled in July 1987 and has since been visited by thousands of visitors.

The red dragon facing the wood was sculpted by David Petersen from Carmarthen. It was commissioned by the South Wales branch of the Western Front Association to commemorate the Welsh soldiers who fell in the five-day attack on the wood.

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