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PostSubject: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:17 pm

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The headstone of Private John williams VC, who is buried at Llantarnum Church Gwent, has weathered badly over the years and is due to be replaced in January. There will be a brief graveside ceremony.

The service is scheduled to start at 0930hrs (Saturday 19 Jan 2013)

There will be a brief talk (3 - 4 mins) by Capt (Retd) Lew Freeman, the Chairman of the John Williams (Fielding) VC Memorial Trust on "The John Williams (Fielding) Memorial trust and the new grave memorial"

This will be followed by another brief talk (8mins or so) by Bill Cainan the Curator of the Regimental Museum Brecon on "Pte John Williams VC - a local man and national hero"

Concluded by a short talk (3-4 mins) by the Rt Hon Paul P Murphy MA AM, Member of Parliament for Torfaen on "Our Proud Community".

The Colour Party of the 1879 Group will be in attendance.

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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:45 pm

Can't be there to attend this unfortunately, but I am sure it will all go swimmingly.
Could you post up a photo or two Bill after the event?
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:28 pm

Thanks for information Bill.

Click on link below...

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/britains-oldest-v-c
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:46 pm

What's the accommodation situation like in the area.
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:18 pm

just googled it in case. seems to be plenty if inns, guest houses and hotels in nearby cwmbran which is in walking distance from llantarnum.

here's a nice looking one:

http://www.springfieldsguesthouse.com/
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:55 pm

Just a reminder.. 19th Jan 2013 Salute
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:35 pm

The headstone ceremony has been cancelled due to the weather conditions. Hopefully Bill will let us know when a new date has been agreed.
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:23 pm

What a shame! Kind of knew that would be the case.
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:21 am

Well, no point going ahead with the service if many of those people who want to attend can't make the journey! Salute
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:49 am

Hi all

Just heard that the service to unveil the new headstone on the grave of JOHN WILLIAMS VC has been re-aaranged for SATUIRDAY 20th April 2013. I'm assuming the timings will remain the same - ie the service will commence at 0930hrs..

I will update you as I ghet more info.

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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:04 pm

Thanks Bill, chances are the weather will be much better. Salute
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:26 pm

Thanks for the up-date Bill. Salute How fars Brecon from this village,
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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:14 am

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From Brecon, Llantarnum is about 35 miles (it's near Cwmbran).

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PostSubject: Re: REPLACEMENT OF HEADSTONE OF PRIVATE JOHN WILLIAMS VC   Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:41 am

Not to far, could make a day of it... Exclamation
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