Published: 26 April 2021

The 25th of April was Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, or ANZAC Day that recalls the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War in 1915 that saw 100,000 allied lives lost. Chepstow-born resident William Charles Williams was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during this campaign and the deck gun from UB91 requisitioned by King George V was presented to Chepstow as a memorial.

A small service was held at the War Memorial, attended by relatives of William Charles Williams VC, Chepstow Town Council’s Deputy Mayor, members of the Royal British Legion and Royal Naval Association.

Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dale Rooke lays a wreath for ANZAC Day