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There was no immediate post WW1 field memorial to the 38th Welsh Division.

I do not know how much this was due to the Corps and Army's displeasure at the Division's alleged "stickiness" in the attack on Mametz Wood.

I had visited the Dragon Memorial a couple of times before I found this Memorial as an altar feature in the Church in Mametz Village.

I do not know when in was installed, but I think it did something to redress the delay in the construction of the field monument.

Tony

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This is the original memorial to the division; it dates from the 1920s. Few people realise it exists inside Mametz church, which sadly is rarely open these days.

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Paul,

Once again, thank you for putting my contributions to the Forum into historical context, and bringing us up-to-date with recent events.

I seem to remember seeking out the key for the Mametz Church, to have a look at, and to photograph the 38th Division Memorial.

Thank you once more.

Tony

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