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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Arfon
Town
Y Felinheli
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Non-Combat Deaths, Afghanistan (2001-2014)
Maker
SEGAR OWEN (Architect)
J M JONES of Amlwch, Anglesey (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1926
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17380
Current location

Church House
Stryd Bangor
Y Felinheli
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL56 4AB
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 52647 67733
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Clock tower in Anglesey granite, rock-faced to main part, but ashlar to top clock-stage and cap. Square plan with chamfered angles. Plinth, shaft and clock-stage. Plinth and shaft are rock-faced, cut-back at leading angles. Main front inset bronze plaque, recessed with rebated upper angles. Inscription to the dead of the 1914-18 war with the dedication in both Welsh and English. Above is recessed gilded cross. Below is added bronze plaque to 19 men killed in the 1939-45 war. The N and S sides have smaller inset bronze rectangular plaques with names of 46 men killed in the First World War. Rear has painted ledged door presumably for access to clock mechanism. Ashlar clock stage is set back with coved plinth, four round clock-faces and laurel pendants on each chamfered angle. Moulded pediments above and ogee square dome with fishscale carved bands, topped with bronze cross. Under the South face at ground level is a slate plaque to a soldier of the Welsh (spelt as Welch) Guards killed in Scotland on 24 February 1981 and another serviceman killed returning from Afghanistan.
Inscription
Y RHYFEL MAWR / 1914. (laurel wreath) 1918. CODWYD Y GOFADAIL HON / GAN EDMYGWYR ER / ANRHYDEDDU COFFAWDWRIAETH / Y DEWRION LLEOL A / ABERTHASANT EU BYWYDAU / AR ALLOR EU GWLAD . THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / BY ADMIRERS TO HONOUR / THE MEMORY OF THE LOCAL / HEROES WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR LIVES ON THEIR / COUNTRY'S ALTAR. "TROS RYDDID COLLASANT / EUY GWAED. / "FOR FREEDOM THEIR BLOOD WAS SHED."
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bowles, Charles James
Butler, Charles Henry
Chubb, Sidney Mons
David, David Benjamin
Davies, John
Davies, Richard Howel
Davies, William Henry
Duff, Sir Robin
Ellis, John
Ellis, William
See details for all 66 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 43
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 43
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, surname, forename, regiment
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: service, surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 13
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 13
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, service
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forenames, regiment, place of death, date of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Afghanistan (2001-2014)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forenames, surnames, service, squadron, date and place of death, age
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Clock
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite, Granite - Ashlar
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Condition
History
In 2016, a grant from War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme was offered £1,760 alongside an award from Cadw of £7,000. This supported repair and conservation works to the tower including scaffolding, raking out joints and re-pointing. The clock face was repaired whilst the timber was also treated. To protect the metal elements of the memorial SmartWater was applied as part of the In Memoriam 2014 initiative.
Costs

Site: NIL
Comments: Land donated by the Vaynol Estate and the Directors of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

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