REMEMBER – THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME
The Battle of the Somme began at 7:30am on 1 July 1916 and lasted until 18 November 1916. By the first day more than 19,240 British soldiers had been killed and nearly twice that number wounded.
Following its construction in 1932, the Memorial Hall Cenotaph held its first commemoration of Armistice Day on 11 November 1933, this tradition continues today.
On Sunday 13 November 2016, a two minutes silence will be observed at 11am, followed by the Remembrance Service within the Memorial Hall hosted the Royal British Legion Barry Branch and Barry Town Council.
“When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today”.
To commemorate the Battle of the Somme centenary, the Memorial Hall Cenotaph is one of many places of commemoration across Wales who will participating in #TurnWalesRed. This event sees Cenotaphs and places of Remembrance lit up in red lighting as part of Poppy Appeal in the lead up to the Armistice Commemorations in November.