SCHOOL VISITS WAR GRAVES

Johnstown Primary School Carmarthen made history on the 16th October when they visited St David’s Cemetery to lay poppy crosses on each of the six WW1 Graves.

Mr Richard Goodridge holds a bronze “Death Penny” sent to all families who were bereaved.

Not since 1918 – one hundred and one years previously had a primary school visited the graves. In all 58 pupils attended and were met at the cemetery by the Chairman of the Trustees of the Thomas & Elizabeth Mayhook Charity Mr Richard Goodridge MBE who gave them a guided tour of the six graves and explained the tragic circumstances as to why each of them became casualties.

At the grave of Sergeant William Archard Morris DCM, Welch Regiment.

At the conclusion of the visit the pupils recited the words at the grave of Brighty Thomas Lewis, Welch Regiment “They shall not grow old” without notes which was a fitting tribute to those brave soldiers.

The visit concluded at the graveside of Brighty Thomas Lewis, whose right leg was amputated from which he never recovered.