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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Glyndwr
Town
Chirk
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Eric Gill ARA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: October 1920
    Attended by: LADY HOWARD DE WALDEN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17780
Current location

Is near the centre of Chirk
Traffic island at junction of Station Avenue/Church Street
Station Avenue/ Church Street
Chirk
Glyndwr
Clwyd
LL14 5HB
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 290 377
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Obelisk with a relief on front face of a soldier wearing a long coat and helmet bent over his rifle. Mounted onto a one step base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE/ HABITANTS AND INDWELLERS/ OF THE PARISH OF CHIRK/ WHO GAVE UP THEIR LIVES/ FOR THE CAUSE OF THEIR COUNTRY/ DURING THE WAR 1914-1919/ THIS MONUMENT WAS ESTABLI-/ SHED BY THEIR FELLOWS/ OF THE PARISH/ IN RIGHTEOUSNESS 9 o'clock face:(Names) 3 o'clock face: (NAMES)/ HE DOTH JUDGE &/ MAKE WAR 12 o'clock face: ER/ ARDDERCHOG/ GOFFA/ AM/ WYRYWAEN/ A ROES EU HEINIOES/ YN ACHOS EU GWLAD/ YN Y RHYFEL MAWR/ 1914-1919/ Y GOSODWYD/ Y MAEN HWN/ GAN EU/ CYD BLWYFOLION/ 1939-1945/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ (NAMES)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ainsley, Joseph
Bailey, Charles
Becket, William
Bishop, Richard
Davies, Robert
Hall, Edward
Hamer, William
Jackson, Andrew
Job, Bernard
Jones, Charles
See details for all 33 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 66
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 66
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Condition
Costs

Comments: Commissioned by Howard de Walden

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Source: Media Library Published:N/A WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE Wrexham Local Studies Library. Country Quest, Dec. 1991, pp.36-7. Re: Gill and Chirk War Memorial.
  • WAR MEMORIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THE PRESENT by BORG, ALAN 82,88 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:LEO COOPER 1991 LONDON

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