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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Meirionnydd
Town
Aberdovey
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), Regimental Memorials
Maker
MR JOHN NEILSON
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th May 1999
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24545
Current location

Next to sea wall
A493
Aberdovey
Meirionnydd
Gwynedd
LL35 0ED
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 61454 95945
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large slate rough hewn stone of remembrance. Incised lettering in white.
Inscription
ON THE STONE: FOR THE MEMBERS OF 3 TROOP/ 10 (1A) COMMANDO WHO WERE/ WARMLY WELCOMED IN ABERDYFI/ WHILE TRAINING FOR SPECIAL DUTIES IN BATTLE 1942-1943./ TWENTY WERE KILLED IN ACTION. PLACED ON TOP OF THE WALL LEFT PLAQUE: ROEDD Y CORFFLU HWN O'R FYDDIN BRYDEINIG YN CYNNWYS/ WYTH DEG CHWECH O FFOADURIAID ALMAENEG EU HIAITH/ A OEDD YN DIANC RHAG GORTHRWM Y NATSIAID, A RHODDWYD/IDDYNT ENWAU FFUG A HUNANIAETH FEL DINASYDDION PRYDAIN I'W DIOGELU A'U GWNEUD YN FWY EFFEITHIOL. ROEDDENT DAN/ ORCHYMYN YR UWCHGAPTEN HILTON-JONES MC A'U DYLETSWYDDAU/ ARBENNIG OEDD ARCHWILIO, HOLI A CHUDD-WYBODAETH. TREFNID/ HWY YN UNIGOL NEU MEWN GRWPIAU BYCHAIN A RHOESANT/ WASANAETH NEILLTUOL WRTH DRECHU'R ALMAEN A HITLER. RIGHT PLAQUE: THIS BRITISH COMMANDO TROOP INTIALLY CONSISTED OF EIGHTY-SIX/ GERMAN SPEAKING REFUGEES FROM NAZI OPPRESSION WHO WERE GIVEN FICTITIOUS/ NAMES AND IDENTITIES AS BRITISH NATIONALS FOR THEIR OWN PROTECTION AND/ EFFECTIVENESS. COMMANDED BY MAJOR HILTON-JONES MC, THEIR SPECIAL/ DUTIES WERE RECONNAISSANCE, INTERROGATION AND INTELLIGENCE. DEPLOYED/ SINGLY OR IN SMALL GROUPS, THEY RENDERED DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN HTE DEFEAT OF HITLER' GERMANY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Welsh
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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