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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

World War 1 - Local People

Last Wine Circle, Dave Healey came along and gave an illuminating talk on the experiences of local people who signed up for World War 1. Not that there was much choice in the matter.

Dave brought along visual aids to help understanding of this tragic event.

Situated on the Penyffordd War Memorial Institute wall

On the tablet above top right is the name C Vincent Davies. 

Dave explained how soldiers were trained for war in this country. This of course gave no inkling of the horrors our men were to face. Letters written at the front were all read by an officer to make sure those at home had no idea of the carnage, nightmare and the despair experienced by those in battle.

C Vincent Davies who has relatives locally arrived at Gallipoli in Turkey
 and was killed the first day.

Dave Healey - Hope

1 comment:

  1. If you have any material about local people and the First World War, photos, newspaper cutting etc Dave would very interested to hear from you. Initial contact can be done through the comments box.


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