WW2 soldier 'considered a hero'
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Roy Wooldridge funeral: WW2 soldier 'regarded a hero'

The funeral of a decorated former soldier spared from the firing squad by a Nazi field marshal in World War Two has taken place.

Roy Wooldridge, 97, of Hendy, Carmarthenshire, was captured in France while on a secret mission just before D-Day in 1944.

He was taken to Erwin Rommel who decided he should not be shot.

Mr Wooldridge, who was twice awarded the Military Cross, later lived in Cardiff, where his funeral was held at St Martin's Church in Roath.

Caroline Evans reports.

  • 29 Dec 2016
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