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90-year-old note written on stone

Part of the inscription on the stone
Experts say the engraving gives a "fascinating glimpse" into history

Archaeologists are looking for more information about a stone buried on a north Wales site with a 90 year old inscription made by a Canadian soldier.

It was discovered at the Penycloddiau Hillfort in the Clwydian Range.

The message reads: "Carlyle D Chamberlain, Canadian Army, Prospect, Kentucky, USA".

It is thought Mr Chamberlain was stationed at nearby Kinmel camp in 1918. Anyone with information is asked to contact Denbighshire Council.

The Canadian Army were stationed at the camp during World War I.

Staff from the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust found the stone while working on the Heather and Hillforts project, which aims to protect and preserve moorland features.

Research shows that Mr Chamberlain was born in Glengary, the son of Theodore Chamberlain.

He was born on 9 March, 1893 and enlisted on 5 August, 1918, as a private.

Samantha Williams, Hillfort Conservation Officer for the Heather and Hillforts Project, said: "Even though the stone doesn't look important, it gives us a fascinating glimpse into the area 90 years ago.

"The fact that a Canadian soldier took the time to inscribe this information onto a stone and leave it there for us to find now is made all the more interesting by what occurred at nearby Kinmel Camp, where the Canadian Army was stationed".


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