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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Colwyn, Colwyn
Town
Colwyn Bay, Colwyn Bay
County
Clwyd, Clwyd
Country
Wales, 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
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SH 846 791
    Denomination: Undefined
Previous locations
  • Coed Pella Rd
    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
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 174
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 174
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 38
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 38
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Condition
History
June 2008 graffiti damage. Grade II listed.
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)
  • Colwyn Borough Council 1984, A Social History 1934-1974 by Geoffrey Edwards
  • 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)
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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