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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Islwyn
Town
Abercarn
County
Gwent
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J H Highley
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 May 1923
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3665
Current location

In the centre of Abercarn Village just east of the main thoroughfare in a public garden
Memorial Garden
Market Place
Abercarn
Islwyn
Gwent
NP11 5GW
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 21614 94961
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Draped female figure blowing trumpet and holding wreath, surmounting tall pedestal. Cenotaph of white stone stands on a base of 3 granite steps Two-tier plinths and base with a bronze plaque in a decorative frame. Above is the tapering pier with bronze wreath and Welsh inscription terminating in a cornice moulding.
Inscription
GWELL/ ANGAU NA/ GHYWILYDD/ (...)/ (Names) (trans: Better Death than Dishonour) Unusual for this part of Wales in that the inscription is entirely Welsh. Brass plaques with names of men engraved have been attached.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • THE BUILDINGS OF WALES by NEWMAN, J Gwent/Monmouthshire (2000)p.89 Source: Image Library
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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