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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Blaenau Gwent
Town
Abertillery
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients, Unknown
Maker
CAPTAIN GEORGE HOWARD THOMAS MC
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1st December 1926
    Attended by: Field Marshall the Viscount Allenby GCB GC MG
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7th November 1954
    Attended by: Lord Raglan
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1st December 1926
    Attended by: Rev W L Harris BABD, Hon Chaplin of the Forces and Vicar of Abertillery
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3598
Current location

Junction of Somerset Street and Queen Street
Somerset Street
Abertillery
Blaenau Gwent
Gwent
NP13 1DR
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 21976 03748
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Statue of servicemen with helmet raised and rifle in the other hand. On the 9, 12, and 3 o'clock faces of the plinth are the WW1 names on rectangular plaques set into the stonework. On the base are rectangular plaques on the same faces with WW2 names. The whole is set on a paved area with surrounding grass and flower beds.
Inscription
12 o'clock face: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE/ TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE/ ABERTILLERY MEN WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MEN THAN/ THIS. THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS/ LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS./ JOHN 15. XIII 9 o'clock face: 1914-1918/ (Names) 9 o'clock base: THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED/ BY/ FIELD-MARSHALL THE VISCOUNT ALLENBY/ G.C.B., G.C.M.G.,/ ON THE/ 1ST DAY OF DECEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD/ 1926. Below: THE TABLETS INCLUDING THE ADDED NAMES OF THOSE WHO FELL/ IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR, 1939-1945 WERE UNVEILED BY THE/ RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD RAGLAN,/ HER MAJESTY'S LORD-LIEUTENANT OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH./ ON THE 7TH DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD, 1954. 12 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock base: THIS TABLET WAS AFFIXED TO THE MEMORIAL ON THE 7th/ DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1954 IN/ MEMORY OF THE RESIDENTS OF THE ABERTILLERY URBAN/ DISTRICT WHO FELL IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR 1939-45/ (Names)/ "AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM" 3 o'clock face: (Names) 3 o'clock base: 1939/45 (Names) AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM. (Line breaks not known)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 461
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 461
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Regiment and surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 158
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 158
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Regiment and surname
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Unknown
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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