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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Wrexham
Town
Gwersyllt
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
HERMON CAWTHRA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1923
    Attended by: MAJ-GEN SIR THOMAS O MARDEN KBE CB CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1923
    Attended by: Archdeacon of Wrexham
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17873
Current location

Junction of Wheatsheaf Lane and Mold Road
Wheatsheaf Lane
Gwersyllt
Wrexham
Clwyd
LL11 4DU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 31793 53160
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Pylon mounted on steps on a rectangular base. Ashlar pylon, with bronze reliefs set into the stepped head: a figure carryin wreath and sword to front, wreath and torch to rear. Names from both World Wars areinscribed on a low rusticated stone wall with cast iron railings running between its raised piers.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND TO THE HONOURED /MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS/ PARISH WHO MADE THE SUPREME/ SACRIFICE DURING THE GREAT /WAR OF 1914-1918/ "SONS OF THIS PLACE: LET/ THIS OF YOU BE SAID,/ THAT YOU WHO LIVE ARE/ WORTHY OF YOUR DEAD./ THESE GAVE UP THEIR LIVES THAT/ YOU WHO LIVE MAY REAP/ A RICHER HARVEST ERE YOU/ FALL ASLEEP"/ 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 127
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 127
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 40
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 40
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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