Passchendaele: Memorial plan for Welsh soldiers

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A memorial is being planned to Welsh soldiers who died in one of the most infamous and bloody of World War I battles.

Hundreds of soldiers from Wales are believed to have been among 70,000 British casualties in the Battle of Passchendaele in Ypres in 1917.

Now the Passchendaele Society in Belgium wants to raise around 50,000 euros (£44,000) for a Welsh memorial.

It is hoped some money will be raised in Wales.

Society chairman Freddy Declerck said the idea came from restaurant owner, Marc Decaestecker, at Langemark, near Ypres, whose premises is on the site of where Welsh language poet Hedd Wyn was killed in the battle....

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