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The Thiepval Memorial and Anglo-French Cemetery

The Thiepval Memorial and Anglo-French Cemetery

Private David Williams From the village of Trawsfynydd in North Wales, David G. Williams served with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers during the Battle of the Somme. On 3 September 1916, his battalion attacked German lines near Delville Wood, suffering enormous casualties from machine gun fire. David’s body was never identified. David was 30 years old. Commemorated on Addenda panel 10 Rifleman Frederic Arthur Cooke Born in London, Frederic enlisted at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. He served with The London Regiment in the Mediterranean, and on the Western Front. Shortly before his 20th birthday he took part in an attack near the village of Ginchy during the Somme Offensive. He was reported missing after the fighting, and remains so to this day. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. Find out more about our charitable foundation at www.cwgc.org/support-us THIEPVAL MEMORIAL & ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETRY PERSONAL STORIES Lieutenant George Butterworth One of the most promising English composers of his generation, George Butterworth was known for works such as The Banks of Green Willow. Awarded the Military Cross for his actions during the Battle of the Somme, he died on 5 August 1916 after being shot by a sniper near the village of Pozières. George was 31 years old. Commemorated on Pier 14, Face A Commemorated on Pier 9, Face D Lance Corporal Alan John Trinder Alan John Trinder was known in the family as Jack. He enlisted in 1914 and was sent to France where he sent many postcards back to his family. Jack won the Military Medal on 26 August 1916 and the following day was killed by shellfire. Jack was 20 years old. The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction. Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the CWGC. The CWGC Experience, 5-7 rue Angèle Richard, 62217 Beaurains, France. Tel: +33(0)3 21 21 52 75 Email: cwgcexperience@cwgc.org www.cwgc.org DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER Commemorated on Pier 5, Face B © Garry Photos

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