Police Force remembers World War One heroes

South Wales Police are commemorating former officers who gave their lives during the Great War. 92 policemen from the area died, including Wales rugby international Dick Thomas who was killed leading his men at the battle of Mametz Wood in 1915.

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The Welshman "who won the war" remembered

Now 100 years ago Wales - and the world - was at war. Men from every line of work signed up to serve at the front, including several hundred from police forces in South Wales. In the Summer of 1918 one of them - Lieutenant Ernest Rollings - discovered a stash of German papers after his unit raided a German position. What happened next made him a celebrity in his own lifetime.


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