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Mametz Wood 38th (Welsh) Division Memorial marks 25th anniversary

23 July 2012

More than a hundred people attended a ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the 38th (Welsh) Division Memorial at Mametz Wood on the Somme. 
Among them was the sculptor of the memorial, David Petersen, the Mayor of Mametz, Stephane Bunel, and the Director of the France Area of the CWGC.

People travelled from North and South Wales to mark the occasion. It was in July 1916 that the 38th (Welsh) Division suffered terrible losses in capturing Mametz Wood. Robert Graves, an officer in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, wrote that not a tree was left unbroken in the wood.