Prince of Wales pays tribute to Welsh soldiers killed at Battle of Passchendaele



The Prince of Wales paid tribute to Welsh soldiers killed at the Battle of Passchendaele during the First World War.
It was one of the bloodiest events of the First World War with 4,000 Welsh soldiers killed or injured on the first day, July 31, 1917 alone.
He joined First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Flemish Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois in laying wreaths at the Artillery Wood war cemetery near Ieper (Ypres).
The cemetery is the resting place of Welsh war poet Hedd Wyn, or Private Ellis Humphrey Evans of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who was killed during the first few hours of the battle.... read more

 
31 July 2017 in Regional, Views: 47
Source: Daily Post
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