Officially, they were men from Swansea and surrounding towns including Neath and Port Talbot who made up the 14th (Service Battalion), The Welsh Regiment, part of the Welsh 38th Division during World War I.

And the 1,200-strong “Swansea Pals” battalion found itself in one of the deadliest battles of the war, Mametz Wood, in which almost 100 of them were killed and 300 more injured.

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