Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 15th November 1924
  • Dedicated : 15th November 1924

Current location

Bodhyfryd And Chester Road Jcn,Bodhyfryd,Wrexham,Clwyd,Wales
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 336 506
Denomination: Unknown

Previous location

Regent St And Grosvenor Rd Jcn,Wrexham,Wrexham,Clwyd,Wales
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 331 505
Denomination: Unknown

Description

BRONZE FIGURES ASHLAR PEDESTAL AND FLANKING WALLS. CENTRAL PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURES IN 18TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS. INSCRIPTION COMMEMORATING THE DEAD OF WW1 ON THE PEDESTAL, WHICH IS FLANKED BY LOW QUADRANT WALLS WHICH CARRY WW2 INSCRIPTONS AND HAVE LAUREL-BAND CORNICE AND RAKING COPINGS. WALLS TERMINATE IN STEPPED PIERS WITH SEGMENTAL CAPS AND LOW RELIEF EMBLEMS.

Inscription

PLINTH: TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ DUW CADWR BRENIN/ DROS RHYDDID COLLASANT EU GWAED WALL LEFT: HEFYD I GOFIO'R FFIWSILWYR CYMREIG BRENHINOL/ A SYRTHIODD YN YR AIL RHYFEL MAWR 1939-1945 WALL RIGHT: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE ROYAL WELCHMEN/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: Unknown
Materials: Granite - Ashlar
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 15th November 1924
Attended by: Lt General Sir Francis Lloyd GCVO KCB DSO

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 15th November 1924
Attended by: Archbishop of Wales

History

2004: SCULTPTURE RESTORED TO FIX EFFECTS OF RUSTING AND EXPANSION OF THE BRONZE WHICH HAD CAUSED FRACTURES

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund / scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

PROG: "THE UNVEILING AND THE DEDICATION OF THE REGIMENTAL WAR MEMORIAL OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS" 15 NOVEMBER 1924 PROG: "REMEMBRANCE SERVICE / CWASANAETH COFFA" 14 NOVEMBER 1999 NEWS: "WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS" 15 NOVEMBER 1919; 8 MAY 1920; 29 MAY 1920; 18 SEPTEMBER 1920; 20 JANUARY 1923; 12 JULY 1923; 25 AUGUST 1923; 3 MAY 1924; 21 JUNE 1924; 30 AUGUST 1924; 25 OCTOBER 1924; 1 NOVEMBER 1924; 21 NOVEMBER 1924; 22 NOVEMBER 1924 NEWS: "WREXHAM LEADER" 30 JANUARY 1959 MAG: "SUPPLEMENT TO THE BRYMBO WORKS MAGAZINE" UNDATED NEWS: WREXHAM COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE, 15 SEPTEMBER 2004

Notes

More photos & press cuttings on R.Morris files

Reference

WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS by N/A VARIOUS Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE

Reference

Research files of Richard Morris OBE No.21

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