Hunt for WWI tunneller's Swansea relatives





Efforts are being made to trace the descendants of a Swansea soldier whose story helped inspire a memorial to tunnellers killed in World War I.

Thomas Collins was working 40ft under no man's land in June 1916 when a German mine exploded and despite a remarkable rescue attempt was entombed.

Tunnellers worked underground to blow up enemy trenches.

The first memorial to the work of the tunnellers is being unveiled in Givenchy, northern France, in June.



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