Posted by on June 24, 2011

To the House of Commons:

The petition of the residents and friends of Llanelli declares that:

The shooting by the military of two men during the railway strike of 1911 was an unnecessary and unjustifiable act of violence.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge HM Government to issue an apology for the killing of John ‘Jac’ John, tinplate worker and Leonard Worsell, labourer.

And the petitioners remain, etc


This petition is now closed.

End date: Dec 25, 2011

Signatures collected: 49

49 signatures




3 Responses to Petition

  1. Caroline Goffin

    Leonard Worsell was my mother’s cousin and these terrible events have been remembered ever since in our family. I have just discovered this website and am so appreciative of the fact that 100 years on the residents of Llanelli are remembering what happened and that Leonard is not forgotten.

    • ruthprice

      We are very glad that you have found us, and hope you will get a chance to take part in some of the events taking place from 12 August through to the centenary of the Strike on 20 August 2011. In any case, we very much appreciate your comment – it’s important that these events are not forgotten.

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