WWI Commemorations

WWI Commemorations

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley CB DSO PhD MA FRHistS

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the sommeBBC Wales - "War of Words: Soldier Poets of The Somme"
November 15th 2014

In the battle of the Somme, the number of writers and poets who took part, was greater in number than in any other battle in history.

This Film looks at life in the trenches during the Battle of the Somme, and the men who fought side by side, through the poetry and prose of (among others) Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves, David Jones and JRR Tolkien.


War of Words:
Soldier-Poets of The Somme

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley, as an author and military historian, took part in the BBC Film which was narrated by Michael Sheen.

Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley

Unveiling of new War Memorial,
St Dogmael's, Pembrokeshire
November 11th 2014

On the 11th of November, Lieutenant-General Jonathon Riley unveiled the new war memorial in St Dogmael's.

The original memorial had been accidentally demolished and was never replaced.

Through fundraising, together with research on the names of the fallen, the Memorial was finally put in place, to remember the 80 men who died during the battle of The Somme during WWII.


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 St Dogmael's, Lt-Gen Jonathon Riley