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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Torfaen
Town
Cwmbran
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 6 June 1999
    Attended by: SIR RICHARD HANBURY-TENISON KCVO
  • Rededicated
    Date: 6 June 1999
    Attended by: DOUG HENDERSON MP
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17553
Current location

Group of GKN memorials East of the clubhouse
near the South East corner of the bowling green.
Cwmbran Park Bowls Club
Cocker Avenue Leisure Park
Henllys Way
Cwmbran
Torfaen
Gwent
NP44 3NL
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 28848 94460
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Simple Latin Cross mounted on tapering stone boss and square plinth. Set in low walled flag stone enclosure. In a group of GKN memorials mounted on a wall behind the Cwmbran Memorial Cross (see #13333, #17553, #17554 and #17555)
Inscription
Base of cross: 1914-18/ TO THE FALLEN/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE/ SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM" Small slate panel: AND IN MEMORY TO THOSE WHO / HAVE FALLEN IN SUBSEQUENT CONFLICTS / AC ER COF AM Y RHAI A SYRTHIODD / MEWN BRWYDRAU DILYNOL One new slate: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS / CWMBRAN NEW TOWN 1999 / To the fallen / IN MEMORY OF THOSE, FROM THIS TOWN, WHO MADE THE / SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY / THEIR NAMES ARE RECORDED IN HONOUR AT / All Saints Parish Church, Llanfrechfa / Croesyceiliog Cricket and Rugby Club / Ebenezer Baptist Church, Two Locks / Holy Trinity Parish Church, Pontnewydd / Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Henlyys / Penywaun United Reformed Church / Pontrhydyrun Baptist Church / Richmond Road Baptist Church, Pontnewydd / Salvation Army, Cwmbran / St. Gabriel's: The Parish Church of Cwmbran / St. Mary's Church, Croesyceiliog / St Michael and All Angels Church, Llantarnam / THIS REFURBISHED MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY / Sir Richard Hanbury Tenison KCVO / H M Lord Lieutenant of Gwent/ Doug Henderson MP / Minister of State (Armed Forces) / Sunday, 6th June 1999
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 2500MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Condition
History
CROSS WAS COMPLETELY RESTORED (1999) AND ADDED TO A SMALL MEMORIAL COMPLEX, WITH RELOCATED ORIGINAL BRONZE PANELS FROM THE VARIOUS SITES OF INSET PANELS FROM THE FIRM OF GUEST, KEEN AND NETTLEFOLDS LTD ALSO DISPLAYED IN THE WALL OF THE ENCLOSURE.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL
Reference

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