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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Anglesey
Town
Rhosneigr
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
Griffith Owen, 'Tegfryn' Rhosneigr
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 August 1921
    Attended by: Dame Megan Lloyd George
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17398
Current location

Junction of Ffordd Maelog
A480 and Station Road
Rhosneigr
Anglesey
Gwynedd
LL64 5JX
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 31873 73129
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
MEMORIAL CLOCK TOWER. CLOCK FACE ON EACH OF FOUR SIDES. MADE OF GRANITE AND LIMESTONE ASHLAR MASONRY. COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUES TO FALLEN OF WW1 AND WW2.
Inscription
ERECTED / IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN / OF THIS PARISH IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / (27 names) / NID DIWERTH EU HABERTH HWY / MEINI YDYNT MEWN ADWY. MEIRIONFAB / (PRICELESS THEIR SACRIFICE: AND STILL / AS BOULDERS, THE BREACH THEY FILL) 'Erected in Memory of the Fallen of this Parish in the Great War 1914-1918' followed by 27 names with underneath 'Nid diwerth eu haberth hwy meini ydynt mewn adwy. Meirion Fab (Priceless their sacrifice: and still as boulders set, the breach they fill) - Note: this poetic inscription from 'Meirion Fab' is open to interpretation. 18 of the named men are also on the memorial at Llanfaelog (St. Meulog Church). 'Meirion Fab' is the bardic name of Richard Davies, the local postmaster and grocer during the 1940's.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Davies, Robert
Downie, Reginald A.f.
Downie, Robert Th. M.
Fair, Robert
Gate, Wm. Hasleden
Griffiths, Griffith H.
Hahn, W. Fred
Holdsworth, Vincent A.
Jones, Arthur Lloyd
Jones, John R.
See details for all 36 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank, forename, surname, decorations, date of death, regiment
    Order of information: date of death
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank and regiment, year of death
    Order of information: Chronologically
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, rank, service, date of death
    Order of information: date of death
Components
  • Tower
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite, Stone - Limestone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Rhosneigr war memorial is a clock tower approximately 8-9 metres high. It is composed of a number of materials such as limestone, slate rubble, brick and a hardwood door. This choice of materials is probably reflective of its seaside location, and exposure to the elements. As the memorial is a clock tower, the interior houses the mechanisms for the clock’s functions, and has a clock face on each side of the tower. In 2009 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £2,500 towards a schedule of repairs which included: re-pointing of stonework in hydraulic lime mortar to make the structure watertight, as well as re-sealing the clock covers as they were also allowing water into the structure, the repair of fixings, and work to the interior of the memorial to improve the safety for carrying out maintenance of the clocks interior mechanisms. This memorial is a civic clock tower which is believed to have been built c. 1922 by John Smith & Sons of Derby to commemorate those from Rhosneigr who were killed in World War I; a subsequent plaque was added after World War II commemorating those who were killed. It is currently maintained by part of the same group which produced it in the 1920s
Costs

Comments: Public fund for maintenance opened in 1926, £8 per annum at time
Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Funded by R.E. Jones of Plas Llanfaelog
Reference
  • Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Friday 26 August 1921 -Unveiling a war memorial at Rhosneigr, Anglesey. yesterday, Mrs. Lloyd George. said: "it is very little that we can do for our fallen heroes, and let us do all we can. Let us erideavour so to live that their sacrifices will not have been in vain. If we were but to live as they died this country would be the best land under the sun."
  • Rhosneigr: Now and Then by T.M. Hale (Sheffield 1990) for photographic record and details of memorial
  • War Memorials Trust WM2711 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=529
  • Birmingham Daily Gazette - Friday 26 August 1921 -LOOK AFTER LIVING -SIR E. J. GRIFFITHS ON HONOURING THE DEAD. -Unveiling a war memorial yesterday at Rhosneigr, the popular Anglesey resort, Mrs. Lloyd George said that if we were but to live as our fallen heroes had died this country would be the best land under the sun. Sir Ellis J. Griffiths. K.C., said it was not by cenotaphs or ceremonials, or pomp or pageantry, or monuments that we should discharge our obligations to the dead. We should best honour the dead by looking after the living whom they had left behind.

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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