TORFAEN veterans will attend a service and lay a memorial cross at the grave of the only female World War One casualty from Pontypool.

Lucy Jane Saint, was 23-years-old when she served as an Assistant Waitress in Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps during the First World War. She was taken ill with Influenza in October 1918 and admitted to The Royal Victoria Hospital, Boscombe where she died of Pneumonia with her mother and other relations at her bedside.

The Mayor of Torfaen, cllr Mandy Owen, Torfaen’s MP Paul Murphy and veterans from the Royal Welsh Regimental Association, Torfaen Veterans’ Association along with Cwmbran and District Ex-Service Association (CADESA) will attend a graveside service on Monday.

Ms Saint's niece Megan Avery (nee Saint) aged 88 and great nephew Mark Avery will travel from Northampton to be present at the service. Lucy was buried at Llanfihangel Pontymoel (St. Michael) Churchyard beneath the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal next to the Horse and Jockey Inn on Usk Road, Pontymoel.

Ms Saint having died in service during World War One has her grave listed as a War Grave and is visited by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission’s (CWGC) for maintenance and record purposes.

Lew Freeman, representing the Pontypool Branch of the Royal Welsh said: "Local ex-service organisations have, for some years placed remembrance crosses on the graves of the fallen in Torfaen. Being able to visit Lucy Saint’s grave is vital to ensure her contribution to the war effort is not forgotten."

The service will take place at Llanfihangel Pontymoel (St. Michael) Churchyard at 10.50am on Monday, October 27.