Mametz wood was the objective of the 38th welsh division during the first battle of the sommethe attack was made in a northerly direction over a ridge focussing on the german positions in the wood between 7 july and 12 july 1916. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the battle of mametz wood the first major offensive of world war one for many welsh soldiers memorial services are being planned across the country the . Mametz wood was the objective of the 38th welsh division during the first battle of the somme the attack occurred in a northerly direction over a ridge focussed on the german positions in the . As part of the battle the 38th or welsh division lloyd georges division as it was sometimes known was detailed to attack and capture mametz wood the largest wood on the whole somme battlefront
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