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CWGC - Thiepval leaflet - 2023

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CWGC - Thiepval leaflet - 2023

Download our App and find CWGC sites of remembrance near you. PERSONAL STORIES 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 We honour and care for the 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 and memorials at over 23,000 locations all over the world. Access our records and archives online THIEPVAL MEMORIAL & ANGLO-FRENCH CEMETERY 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. Lance Corporal Alan John Trinder Find out more about our charity. Visit: Commemorated on Pier 14, Face A 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. See our specialist teams at work by visiting the CWGC Visitors Centre near Arras, France Speak to our knowledgeable guides at the Ieper Information Centre, Ieper, Belgium Commemorated on Pier 5, Face B To find out more visit DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER © Garry Photos

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