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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
South Pembrokeshire
Town
Tenby
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
Maker
Mr J Howard Morgan FRIBA (Architect)
Mr G H Beynon (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 24 September 1921
    Attended by: Lieutenant Sackville-Owen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
2810
Current location

South Parade and Upper Park Road
Trafalgar War Memorial Gardens
South Parade
Tenby
South Pembrokeshire
Dyfed
SA70 7DL
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 13297 00441
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four sided pillar standing upon two broad limstone steps with a base, all standing within a garden surrounded by iron railings. The 6 o'clock face at the base has lettering in gold. At the four angles above the base are square limestone pilasters finished with capitals of bronze. Decoration with limestone frieze with laurel wreaths. Set on each side is a white marble panel on which the inscription is in leaded letters. Above the capitals rises a moulded fascia, a frieze, and a dentel cornice in limestone. The town crest, ship and castle is on the front face. Marble plaque at base has been added for Second World War names.
Inscription
TO/ THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ UNDYING MEMORY/ OF/ THE MEN OF TENBY/ WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914-19/ KILLED IN ACTION OR DIED ON SERVICE/ (Names)/ DIED AFTER DISCHARGE FROM /THE EFFECTS OF SERVICE/ (Names)/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS/ WORLD WAR 1939-45/ ROLL OF HONOUR/ (Names)/ AIR RAID CASUALTIES/ (Names)/ DIED IN CONCENTRATION CAMP/ (Names) (On panels) GWELL ANGAU NA CHYWLYDD (BETTER DEATH THAN DISHONOUR)/ THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ REQUIESCANT IN PACE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackland, D
Allen, G Y
Barclay, F
Beaton, W
Benson, L W R
Berkley Beynon, H
Best, Howard
Bevan, H L
Bickerstaffe, C
Bodill, W H
See details for all 131 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 133
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 133
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unit, regiment, rank, forename initial, surname, decorations
    Order of information: Regiment then rank then alphabetical by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 111
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 111
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Unit, regiment, rank, manner of death, forname, surname
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initial, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945): Far East Prisoners of War
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 3500mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
Yes
Purpose: Wedding dowries for two womenwho will be married in the year of the memorial being built, who were direct desendent of a man whose name appears on the war memorial.
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • The Tenby News 21 JULY 1921
  • The Tenby Observer 26th Dec 1918
  • The Tenby Observer 12th Dec 1918
  • The Tenby Observer 5th Dec 1918
  • Tenby Observer 28th Nov 1918,
  • Tenby Observer 21st Nov 1918 'Tenby War Memorial, Unworthy of the Town'
  • Tenby and County News, 23rd Dec 1918, 'Proposed War Memorial at Tenby
  • Tenby War Memorial, Nov 1918
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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