Zeta-Jones’ club to remember World War Ace

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Club's pro fought and died in First World War.

A Welsh club frequented by Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta Jones is set to honour the memory of a former club professional who died in World War One.

Langland Bay is to place a plaque at its clubhouse in memory of Lemuel Ace, who gave up his role at the Gower club to fight in the Great War.

The club is one of the oldest in Wales, having been formed in 1904. Zeta Jones and husband Michael Douglas have a home at Limslead, Mumbles, near the course, and the Oscar winner said she squeezes in a round whenever she can.

Zeta Jones said of the course: “Langland Bay is a lovely course with smashing views and the people are very friendly and let me get on with my game without any fuss.”

The course’s researcher, David Stroud, is contacting the Army and Royal British Legion in the hopes of unveiling the plaque sometime next month.

‘The plaque is also dedicated to all those who lost their lives’ Ace was both professional golfer and groundsman at the club before he joined the army. He went on to serve as a private in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and died of wounds demo a shell splinter aged 33 on October 30 1917. He is buried at Solferino Farm Cemetery in Belgium.

Before the plaque is unveiled, club chairman Clive Henson is appealing for any relatives of Ace to come forward and attend the ceremony. He said: “It is our aim to make contact with any relatives of Ace and welcome them to the club on the day soon to be announced, to join with us at the unveiling of the plaque, which commemorates his service to the club and to his country.

“The plaque is also dedicated to all those who lost their lives in both the first and second world wars.”

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