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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Colwyn
Town
Colwyn Bay
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Maker
John Cassidy RBS
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1922
    Attended by: LORD COLWYN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2230
Current location

Queens Gardens
Conway Road
Colwyn Bay
Colwyn
Clwyd
LL29 7AH
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 84601 79101
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Coed Pella Road
    Colwyn Bay
    Colwyn
    Clwyd
    LL29 7AT
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SH 847 789
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
SOLDIER STANDING AT EASE, LEFT FOOT FORWARD RESTING ON A ROCK. ASHLAR PYLON WITH FOUR STEPPED BASE, INSCRIPTION TO FRONT FACE AND NAMES ON PANELS TO SIDES. FLANKED BY CAST IRON LAMP STANDARDS TO EITHER SIDE. BELOW NAME PANELS, FRIEZES DEPICT (1) SOLDIERS MARCHING TO WAR ("MILITARY"); (2) THE DECK OF AN ARMED MERCHANT SHIP ("NAVAL"); (3) RETURNING SOLDIERS & SAILORS, SOME WOUNDED, AND NURSES ("THE HOMECOMING")
Inscription
(NORTH FACE): IN MEMORY/ OF THOSE FROM/ COLWYN BAY/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918 (EAST FACE): (WW1/WW2 NAMES) (WEST FACE): (WW1/WW2 NAMES) (SOUTH FACE: (WW1 NAMES)/ KOREA 1950 - 1953/ (NAME)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldred, V M
Allen, H V
Anderson, A E
Beckett, B R
Beeston, E
Blackshaw, A T
Bolton, G
Boulter, H
Britton, R V
Brlice, T
See details for all 274 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 174
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 174
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 99
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 99
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
June 2008 graffiti damage.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association June 2001. G.Edwards, The Borough of Colwyn Bay, a social history 1934-1974 (Colwyn. 1984)
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • Local Publication/Booklet pp. 164, 247. Ivor Wynne Jones and Norman Tucker: 'Colwyn Bay: Its History Across the Years' (Landmark Publishing
  • Photocopy (part)
  • Cadw ref 12/A/17 (3)
  • Colwyn Borough Council 1984, A Social History 1934-1974 by Geoffrey Edwards

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