We don’t forget the fallen of the Somme

Wreath laid at Sheffield pals final resting place by Notre Dame students
Wreath laid at Sheffield pals final resting place by Notre Dame students
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Patricia M Davey is mistaken in her remarks in her letter of May 19. There is a service at the Cathedral on Sunday, July 3 to commemorate the Battle of the Somme.

In 2006 approximately 100 people went on an official visit from Sheffield to Serre to rededicate the Sheffield City Battalion war memorial at Serre inFrance, and to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme.

They included Bishop Jack who took the service at Serre and on part of the battlefield.

Dignitaries, who referred to themselves as the chain gang because of their chains of office, included the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Sheffield, the Mayors of Rotherham and Barnsley, past Lord Mayors of Sheffield and the Master Cutler.

They also went to Baupaume, which is twinned with Sheffield, and St George’s church, Ypres and the Menin Gate.

We had made donations to the cleaning and any repair work needed. Friends of the Somme went from Ireland.

We are going again this year and will be in Serre and Baupaume on July 1, also at the Menin Gate.

Photos of the 2006 visit were put on PictureSheffield

Those of us who are grandchildren and great grandchildren do not forget and neither do our city fathers.

Anne Diver

Highcliffe Court, Greystones, Sheffield