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Memorial details

Memorial type
Clock or clock tower
District
Torfaen
Town
Blaenavon
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Korean War (1950-1953), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
RL Edmunds (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Foundation Stone
    Date: 16 May 1931
    Attended by: Maj-Gen Lord Treowen CB CMG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3613
Current location

SET BACK FROM THE PAVEMENT ON THE CORNER BETWEEN CHURCH RD AND HIGH ST CLOSE TO TOWN HALL
Church Rd
Blaenavon
Torfaen
Gwent
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 253 087
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Art Deco style column on a square plan. Set on wide stone dais with low iron railings surrounding base. Four elevations are similar with stone panels on each. Three are inset with bronze plaques. Above each panel are three vertical slots inset with metal grills. Above this the column steps. Surmounted by a Clock Tower with a clock face at each side.
Inscription
PRO PATRIA / IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE MEN / OF BLAENAVON WHO, HAVING SUFFERED MANY HARDSHIPS AND DANGERS, FINALLY LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE / GREAT WAR 1914-1918 / THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF BLAENAVON 1931 / IN THANKFUL COMMEMORATION OF BLAENAVON / MEN AND WOMEN WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES / IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR KING AND COUNTRY / IN THE WORLD WAR 1939-1945 / THEIR FELLOW TOWNSMEN HUMBLY ACKNOWLEDGE / THEIR LASTING GRATITUDE FOR THEIR VALOUR / AND SACRIFICE / THEY DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE IN FREEDOM / THE FOUNDATION STONE / OF THE MEMORIAL TOWER WAS LAID BY / MAJOR GENERAL LORD TREOWEN C.B.C.M.G. / LORD LIEUTENANT OF MONMOUTHSHIRE / ON MAY 16 1931/ [2 ADDITIONAL PLAQUES] ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF / CORPORAL FREDERICK HENRY MEECH / THE WELCH REGIMENT / KILLED IN ACTION, KOREA / 23 JUNE 1952 / ERECTED BY BLAENAVON TOWN COUNCIL / ERECTED IN THE MEMORY OF / PTE. J A JONES PARA REGT / KILLED IN ACTION / WARREN POINT N IRELAND / 27TH AUG 1979 AGED 18 YEARS / ERECTED BY BLAENAVON TOWN COUNCIL"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackroyd, R
Allcock, H
Allcock, L
Allsop, L
Andrews, C
Archer, G
Arnold, Wh
Bailey, J
Baker, Nj
Barnes, T
See details for all 176 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 118
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 118
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: rank,surname
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: year died,regiment,place of death,age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 60
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 60
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Local Authority

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