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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Islwyn
Town
Abercarn
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Jefferies Abercarn
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3607
Current location

Cemetery
Abercarn Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Abercarn
Islwyn
Gwent
NP11 5JS
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 22126 95596
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone of Rememberance. Addition to family gravestone. Stone on plinth. Cross at the top and IHS carved below with foliate design below this.
Inscription
IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ WILLIAM HARPER/ CWMCARN/ WHO FELL IN ACTION IN FRANCE/ APRIL 25, 1917, AGED 49 YRS./ GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT/ A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS Also on the grave, below the dedication to William Harper, is a memorial to the son of William and his wife Sarah Edith Harper, Joseph Harper who died December 17th 1919 aged 13.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Harper, William
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,place of death,forename,manner of death,age of death,relationships,additional
    Order of information: forename, surname, manner of death, place of death, date of death, age of death, relationships and additonal information.
Components
  • First World War memorial
    Measurements: depth 45MM, height 1200MM, width 760MM
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Condition of memorial is poor.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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