Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Dwyfor
Town
Aberdaron
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24532

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Current location

At the main entrance to the Churchyard of St Hywyn's
close to the beach slipway.
St Hywyn's Church
Off B4413
Aberdaron
Dwyfor
Gwynedd
LL53 8BE
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 17302 26376
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Stone wheel cross surmounting tapering pedestal, with Celtic-style carving on head and shaft of cross. WW1 names on front and back pediments in metal lettering: names are set out by soldier/sailor categorisation within year of death. On the right-hand pediment, later addition of WW2 slate tablet with carved lettering commemorating Merchant Navy personnel, and below this, on the base, a slate plaque with white lettering commemorating a Royal Naval Reserve officer also lost in WW2 . Also a white plaque on the base with the name of a RNR officer lost in WW2.
Inscription
Front pediment: COFGOLOFN/ MEIRWON ANFARWOL/ Y RHYFEL/ 1915/ (name)/ MILWYR 1917/ (names)/ MORWYR 1917/ (names) Back pediment: MILWYR 1918/ (names)/ MORWYR 1918/ (names)/ MORWR 1919/ (name) Right-hand pediment: RHYFEL BYD/ 1939 - 45/ (names) Right-hand base: WW2 Inscription: (name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Brynllan, Pritchard
Davies, W.
Davis, H
Evans, E. J.
Griffith, E
Hall, J W
Jones, G
Jones, J P
Jones, L
Jones, O J
See details for all 26 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, place of residence, age at death
    Order of information: Year of death, whether soldier or sailor
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, service (MN), place of residence, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, service (RNR), place of residence, age at death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • The Church of Saint Hywyn Aberdaron by W J Ellis FRSA 19

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