Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Remembering The Soldiers Lost In The Battle Of Mametz Wood

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

To mark a century since the Battle of Mametz Wood during the First World War, a commemoration service and will be held and a Great War Memorial Garden opened in Caernarfon during July to pay tribute to the 4,000 Welsh soldiers killed or wounded in the battle. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Battle of Mametz Wood was part of the First Battle of the Somme in France, between 7 and 12 July 1916. As part of the events to mark 100 years since the battle, an invitation only service will be held at St Mary’s Garrison church, Caernarfon on Thursday, 7 July 2016 to commemorate the Battle of Mametz Wood and those who fell or were wounded there. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The service will be followed by the official opening of a Great War Memorial Garden at Caernarfon Castle at 12pm on 7 July. Other activities will also be held at the Castle as part of the opening of memorial garden. The Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum at the Castle will be inviting school children to take part in Great War Remembrance activities. The North Wales Rugby Choir will take part at both the Service and the Official Opening of the Memorial Garden and the Band of the Royal Signals will also be present at both events. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This event at Caernarfon Castle will be open to the public – the normal entrance fees to the Castle will apply. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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