Posted: Fri 1st Jul 2016

Buckley Royal British Legion remember those who were killed in the Battle of the Somme

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jul 1st, 2016

A hundred years after the beginning of one of Britain’s bloodiest battles a town came together to remember its fallen. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alyn and Deeside AM Carl Sargeant was pleased to attend Buckley Royal British Legion’s Act of Remembrance to honour those killed in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The service took place at the Cenotaph at Hawkesbury Gardens in Buckley. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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The battle was one of the largest of the First World War fought by the British and French against Germany and 19,420 British soldiers were killed on its first day. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Chaplain of Buckley RBL Reverend Martin Batchelor led the service with members of Buckley RBL including chairman Jim Tunney taking part. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The service was very moving and carried out with great dignity by the Rev Batchelor and Buckley RBL members,” said Carl Sargeant. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It was a very fitting way to pay tribute to the young men of Buckley who lost their lives for our futures 100 years ago. We will never forget the ultimate sacrifice they made for our country.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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