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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Anglesey
Town
Holyhead
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th September 1923
    Attended by: SIR R H WILLIAMS-BULKELEY
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2031
Current location

OPPOSITE VICTORIA TERRACE
Victoria Square
Holyhead
Anglesey
Gwynedd
LL65 1UT
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 24693 82353
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph on two stepped base. Added tablets on narrow sides of base record names of fallen of WW2 and Falklands. Broad sides have Welsh and English inscriptions in bronze lettering. Relief of soldier and sailor on left and right faces Sword of sacrifice and name panels on front face
Inscription
GWRONIAID Y/ RYHFEL MAWR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ CYFODWYD Y GOLOFN HON GAN/ DRIGOLION CAERGYBI ER COF AM/ Y RHAI A FU FARW DROS RYDDID/ CYFIAWNDER (...) WAREIDDIAD/ FALKLANDS CONFLICT/ 1982/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    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: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 4800MM
    Materials: Granite - Cornish
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2006: Telephone call from member of the public reported that the names were difficult to read
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Holyhead War Memorial Unveiling Pamphlet 15th September 1923
  • Other website www.anglesey.info/Holyhead War Memorial Front 2 230105.jpg

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