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John Regan was finally laid to rest near the place where he fell, in the village of Maricourt on the Somme. This photograph is of his grave at Peronne Road Military Cemetery. "Ready Aye Ready" Motto of the Glamorgan Royal Garrison Artillery
Sgt John Regan was born in Penarth on 1 May 1882. He enlisted as a volunteer to fight in the First World War. At the time he was called away he was the father of a large family of four boys and a girl. His wife was also expecting another child, who was born on 6 May 1916 while John was preparing to cross over to France. Sadly, he never had the chance to meet his youngest daughter. He was killed in action on 31 July 1916.

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