On a Saturday night in November 1919 – in a drunken and unruly state – some began rioting at the camp. The violent unrest went on for two days; five soldiers were killed, many people were injured, much property was damaged. The picture shows part of the aftermath.
The five soldiers, along with more than 80 of their comrades from
the camp who died during a ‘flu epidemic, are buried at the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan.
My thanks go to reader George Owen for reminding me about these events and sending an article that he wrote which was published in The Journal on 4 March 2009.