Ceremony remembers Welsh poet Hedd Wyn
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Welsh poet Hedd Wyn remembered at Battle of Passchendaele event

A ceremony has been held to remember Welsh poet Hedd Wyn and Irish poet Francis Ledwidge who were killed in the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago.

It was one of the bloodiest events of World War One - with 4,000 Welsh soldiers killed or injured on the first day, 31 July 1917.

The 38th (Welsh) Division played a central role in the battle, capturing key positions on the ridge at Pilckem.

The ceremony was held at Artillery Wood Cemetery in Langemark, Belgium, on Monday morning.

  • 31 Jul 2017
  • From the section Wales
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