A Saint on the Somme: William West
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Battle of the Somme: Northampton Saints' William West remembered

Former Northampton Saints rugby player William West, who died days after being hurt on the last day of the Battle of the Somme, has been remembered a century on.

Events across Europe have marked the 100th anniversary of the final day of the battle, which saw millions of people killed during the 141-day World War One offensive.

In this tribute, former Saints rugby player Lennie Newman visits William West's grave and tells the story of the shoemaker who never made it back home.

  • 18 Nov 2016