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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Monmouth
Town
Abergavenny
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1924
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17564
Current location

KING HENRY VIII SCHOOL
Hereford Rd
Abergavenny
Monmouth
Gwent
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 299 154
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Elaborate wall monument with base and pediment, flanked by two pilastres. Two furled and crossed flags in relief above inscription together with fleur de lys.
Inscription
ALL MEN MUST DIE/ IT'S ONLY GIVEN TO THE FEW/ TO DIE FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOURED MEMORY OF/ THE MASTERS AND OLD BOYS OF KING HENRY VIII'S GRAMMAR SCHOOL/ ABERGAVENNY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ "THEIR NAMES LIVE FOR EVERMORE"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bailey, C G
Bates, E G H
Bowcott, A D
Bowcott, C O
Briscoe, W
Busher, D J B
Carey, G
Carr, L H
Clark, T
Cooper, L G
See details for all 34 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 34
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 34
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Alabaster
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
History
1963: MEMORIAL MOVED FROM OLD KING HENRY VIII GRAMMAR SCHOOL TO THE NEW ONE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Responsibility
SCHOOL AND OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION

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