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Cofio 1911

Cofio 1911

A MARCH to commemorate the shooting of two innocent men in Llanelli more than a hundred years ago will take place on Saturday August 19th.

John ‘Jac’ John, aged just 21, and 19-year-old Leonard Worsell were shot by British troops on British soil, during industrial action over low pay for railway workers during the Llanelli Railway Strike in August 1911. Neither of the two had any connection with the railway; Jac John, a promising rugby player, worked in the tin industry, while Leonard Worsell, a labourer from London, was being treated for tuberculosis at a nearby sanatorium, and was staying with relatives.

The annual commemoration march will leave the railway station on Saturday (Aug 19th) at 2pm. Speeches will be given at the town centre around 2.30pm and after a short break, the march goes on to on to the Box Cemetery later for the wreath laying at the graves of the two young men shot dead by the troops.

The guest speakers are  is Neil McEvoy AM and PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka.  Download the programme here 48837 1911 Week A5 (1)



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