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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Anglesey
Town
Ty Croes
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37009
Current location

Clearly visible at edge of cemetery near brow of hill
opposite side of road to No. 2 Plas Buan
BRYN DU CHAPEL Cemetery
Plas Buan
Ty Croes
Anglesey
Gwynedd
LL63 5RR
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 34416 72680
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
BASE SURMOUNTED BY PLINTH AND BROKEN COLUMN. INCISED INSCRIPTION ON THREE SIDES OF THE PLINTH. WHOLE IS ENCLOSED BY LOW METAL RAILINGS LAUREL WREATH WITH RIBBON BOW IN RELIEF ON THE COLUMN
Inscription
SOUTH FACE: HIRAETH CODODD Y CARREG/ AR HEDD HIR YR UN-A-DDEG/ W.M./ ER COF ANNWYN AM/ Y RHAI O EGLYWYS A CHYNULLEIDAFA BRYNDU/ A ABERTHODD EU BYWYDAU YN Y RHYFEL/ 1914 - 1918. EAST FACE: (NAMES) NORTH FACE: I'CH COROR RHOISOCH CEWRI-OREOCH GWALD/ O SIRCH GWIR MEWN CYNI;/ TIRION IDDI/ WNAETH PRIDWERTH EICH HABERTH CHWI./ PARCH. W. MORRIS BRYN DU (Note: The words are by the Reverend William Morris and reflect the use of local poetry/prose on memorials in Welsh-speaking areas. The South Face inscription roughly translates as "This stone is raised in longing for the peace of the 11" and "In memory of those of Bryn Du Church who sacrificed their lives in the Great War" The words 'Hiraeth' and 'Chynulleidafa' are not directly translatable, both confirm the interpenetration of Land and Language in Welsh culture.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Griffiths, William
Hughes, Robert
Jones, John R
Owen, Richard
Owen, Thomas
Owen, William H
Pritchard, John
Roberts, Hugh
Roberts, John
Roberts, William J
See details for all 11 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 11
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 11
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: rank,year died,regiment,place of death,forename
    Order of information: year died,rank,forename,regiment,place of death
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Concrete
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - Grey
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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