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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Cardiff
Town
St Fagans
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: July 1996
    Attended by: Sir Tasker Watkins VC
  • Rededicated
    Date: 19 October 1996
    Attended by: His Grace, the Right Reverend Alwyn Rice Jones, Archbishop of Wales
  • Unveiled
    Date: 19 October 1996
    Attended by: Gwilym Jones MP, Under-Secretary of State for Wales
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 October 1936
    Attended by: Vicar of Newbridge, the Rev D Evan Thomas
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 October 1936
    Attended by: Sir John Beynon, Bart CBE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3605
Current location

St Fagans National History Museum (Formerly Museum of Welsh Life)
St Fagans
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF5 6XB
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 11704 77200
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Caetwmpyn Park
    Newbridge
    Islwyn
    Gwent
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: ST 210 970
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Cenotaph on a cruciform plinth, with identical inscriptions on two sides, and name plaques with names in relief on the other two. Dedicatory tablet with inscription in relief recording the removal and rededication of the memorial.
Inscription
Side 1:1914 - 1918/ 1939 - 1945/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM Side 2: 1914-1918/ (Names) Side 3: 1914-1918/ 1939-1945/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM/ Side 4: 1939-1945/ (Names)/ CYPRUS/ (Name) Stone tablet:: CODWYD Y GOFGOLOFN HON YN NHRECELYN, SIR FYNWY YN 1936./CYFLWYNWYD HI I AMGUEDDFA WERIN CYMRU YN 1995/A'HAIL-GYSEGRU AR 19 HYDREF 1996/ GANERAS Y PARCHEDICAF ALWYN RICE JONES,/ARCHESGOB CYMRU./SAIF FEL COFEB I'R HOLL DDYNION A MERCHED O GYMRU/A ROES EUHEINOES DROS EU GWLAD./THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED IN NEWBRIDGE, MONMOUTHSHIRE IN 1936/ IT WAS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE IN 1995/ AND RE-DEDICATED ON 19 OCTOBER 1996/ BY HIS GRACE THE MOST REVEREND ALWYN RICE JONES/ ARCHBISHOP OF WALES./ IT STANDS AS A MEMORIAL TO ALL THOSE MEN AND WOMEN OF WALES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abraham, T
Barritt, D A
Barritt, W T
Belcher, L H
Beresford, C
Birt, H
Bowen-dart, D
Bryant, J
Carnock, W C
Carter, H
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 79
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 79
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 37
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 37
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, year died, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: depth 1500MM, height 5000MM, width 2000MM
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
1996: RESTORED WHEN TRANSFERRED TO MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE
Reference
  • Western Mail 13 March 1995 'St Fagans agrees to save war memorial from demolition.', including two photos
  • Names in the memorial: historypoints.org/index.php?page=newbridge-war-memorial
  • Newbridge War Memorial: www.newbridgewarmemorial.co.uk/memorial.html
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'South Wales Weekly Argus' 31 Oct. 1936 Photo taken at unveiling showing Sir John Beynon, Mr T Thomas, chairman-elect of the Memorial Committee, and Mr Harry Williams, chairman of Abercarn Council.
  • Local Publication/Booklet 'South Wales Argus' 26 Oct. 1936 Report of unveiling.
  • Western Mail 26 Oct. 1936 Report of unveiling of memorial on highest eminence of Newbridge Park. Dedication by the Vicar, the Rev . D E Thomas. Memorial was presented to the Abercarn Urban District.
  • South Wales Echo 27 July 1995 Report that memorial will be moved to St Fagans, with photo,
  • Unidentified Newspaper/Magazine June 1996 Memorial has been dismantled and moved to St Fagans, and a new memorial built in Newbridge town centre.
  • South Wales Echo 25 July 1996 Report of laying of foundation stone by Sir Tasker Watkins VC, including photo

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