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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Monmouth
Town
Llanover
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3590
Current location

Green on Private State
Village Green
Tre Elidyr
Llanover
Monmouth
Gwent
NP7 9HB
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 31157 08136
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Monolith with a gilded cross on top, behind which is a wall bearing three brass plaques with WW1 inscription in Welsh and English and names of the fallen. The whole is situated in a semicircle of lime trees (one for each man, two added for WW2 casualties), with all their branches entwined. The green is surrounded by a group of cottages.
Inscription
Central plaque: (inscription in Welsh)/ THIS CROSS IS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO ANSWERING THE CALL OF DUTY FELL/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR KING GIVING THEIR/ LIVES THAT THE COURSE OF JUSTICE & LIBERTY MIGHT/ PREVAIL ++ MAY IT REMIND THOSE WHO LOOK/ UPON IT THAT THEY TOO ARE SUMMONED DAILY/ BY DUTY TO LOYALTY AND SACRIFICE./ 1914-1918. (Last lines translate as: 'Gof i'r rhai at gwel/foddyledswydd yn eu gweisio hefyd/ yn y feunnyddid I ffydd londeb a hunan-aberth' Right and left plaques: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 18
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 18
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height 3400mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Wall
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
Memorial and grounds are regularly maintained. Top lines of inscriptions slightly faded.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: The memorial grounds were fashioned by Lord Treowen (Ifor Herbert) in memory of his son Eilydr and the parishioners who fell in the War. Treowen wass the grandson of Lady Llanover, sat as MP until resigning on his son's death (1917) and later played a large part in ensuring the Newport Civic Memorial included a Welsh inscription.
Responsibility
Llanover State
Reference
  • Unidentified Publication pp.50-51

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