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Posted on Friday 12th July

The Mametz Wood red dragon memorial to Welsh soldiers who died in a First World War battle is to be restored, thanks to an input of cash from the French government.

The sculpture is located in a village in the Picardy region, where the Battle of Mametz Wood took place in 1916, claiming thousands of casualties, and is dedicated to the men of the 38th (Welsh) Division who died there.

The memorial is now a well-known feature of the Somme battlefield and £7,000 pledged by the Welsh government, added to money raised by the Western Front Association, should ensure its maintenance is kept up to date for years to come.

The maintenance of the memorial is carried out for the association by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Further Reading

Major and Mrs Holt's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide - The Western Front-South

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Major and Mrs Holt's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide - The Western Front-South

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by Major and Mrs Holt

MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S Concise, Illustrated BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO THE WESTERN FRONT- SOUTH contains many fascinating but little-visited areas by travellers and is hoped that they will tempted further afield than the 'showcase' and sophisticatedly presented battlefields like the Somme to discover some marvellous sites. Many of them have lain virtually 'dormant' for many years (such as areas of the Meuse-Argonne and Champagne) but have recently been renovated and opened up by dedicated local enthusiasts.… Read more...


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