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World War One Carmarthen rail workers honoured with plaque

Seven of the eight men dedicated Image copyright Carmarthen Journal/Welshman archives
Image caption Seven of the eight rail depot workers who died in World War One

A plaque dedicated to Carmarthen railway workers who died in World War One has been unveiled.

Train driver Simon Biggs has spent the last five months researching the names and history of the men killed in the war.

The names of eight depot workers are featured, including brothers Fred and William Tansill from the town.

Relatives of some of the men attended a special service at Carmarthen railway station on Sunday.

With the help of local historian and writer Steven John, Mr Biggs, 45, of Carmarthen, wanted to emulate similar plaques to rail workers at London Paddington and Crewe stations.

Image copyright Llangunnor Community Council
Image caption Robin Griffiths, chair of Llangunnor Community Council, unveiled the plaque at the railway station

"It has been a lot of hard work but people have been very supportive," he said.

"It's important that we give these men the dedication and respect they deserve for what they did."

A service was held at St Peter's Church before the granite plaque, next to the waiting room, was unveiled by Robin Griffiths, chairman of Llangunnor Community Council, and a wreath laid by the Royal British Legion at the railway station.

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