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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Radnor
Town
Llangunllo
County
Powys
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR SHRIMPTON (Mason)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25th November 1922
    Attended by: Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Swansen
  • Unveiled
    Date: 17th April, 1999
    Attended by: The Lord Lieutenant of Powys; The Honourable Mrs ESJ Legge-Bourke LVO; General Sir Peter de la Billiere KCB, KBE, DSO, MC, DL
  • Rededicated
    Date: 17th April, 1999
    Attended by: The Most Reverend Alwyn Rice Jones, Lord Bishop of Wales
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3587
Current location

On the roadside in the centre of the village.
B4356
Llangunllo
Radnor
Powys
LD7 1SL
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 21167 71358
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A four-sided pillar with stylised sword carved on the main face and painted gold. The plinth has a three-stepped base featuring a black plaque with dedication.
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN MEMORY OF THE BRAVE MEN/ OF THIS PARISH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ REST IN PEACE/ (Names) 1939-1945/ (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Deakins, Robert
Deakins, William
Lloyd, David Isiah
Lloyd, Jno Pryce
Poole, Edward
Price, Arthur
Reynolds, George
Watson, Joseph
See details for all 8 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, home address
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, home address
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Condition
History
Conservation work was required on the memorial including repairs, cleaning, refurbishment of the name plaque and re-application of the gold leaf on the sword. Weathering had damaged the memorial and it was covered with a deep rooted fungus. The memorial plaque had been defaced and the lettering was unreadable. In addition the area around the memorial required works. Changes to the road around the memorial meant it had become susceptible to water damage as the road level had been raised to level with the memorial and as such water splashed onto the column which was particularly damaging to the stone in winter when salt laid to protect against frost ended up on the memorial. The memorial was also surrounded by metal railings to prevent cattle straying onto it. These had deteriorated with rust and need to be replaced. The Llangunllo War Memorial Association was formed in 1996 to raise the money needed to carry out the work. The total sum of £7,000 was raised. War Memorials Trust gave them £250 towards the project. The Western Front Association also contributed with £250. The work of the restoration was carried out entirely by volunteers from the community. The name of Gunner George Reynolds, who died in the Second World War, was added to the memorial during the restoration.
Costs

Site: £215 18S 7D
Memorial: DONATION

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Llangunllo Community Council
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust 3587 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=332
  • Order of Service for the Unveiling and Re-Dedication of Llangunllo Memorial Cross, 1999.
  • Order of Service for the Unveiling and Dedication of Llangunllo Memorial Cross, 1922.
  • THE HEREFORD TIMES, 21-AUG-1997, P 15

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