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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Anglesey
Town
Holyhead
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths
Maker
Cross designed by Mr. R. L. Gapper, well known Welsh sculptor and lecturer at the University College, Aberystwyth and Mr. ap Griffith, an Admiraltyy architect., Mr ap Griffith, an Admiralty architect
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7th November 1947
    Attended by: Com. C.A.N. Chatwin represented the Commander-in-Chief Plymouth (Adml. Sir H.D. Pridham-Wippell). HMS Maidstone, submarines of 2nd and 5th Flotillas, relatives and dependents of those killed.
  • Dedicated
    Date: 7th November 1947
    Attended by: The Dean of Liverpool (Rev. F. W. Dwelly), as Dean of the Cathedral of the Western Approaches.
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
37027
Current location

Large cemetery on the West side of Holyhead
one of the gateways leads directly to the memorial.
Mynwent Maeshyfryd Cemetery
Treseifion Road
Holyhead
Anglesey
Gwynedd
LL65 2AP
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 24395 81773
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Plinth surmounted by tapering column. at the foot of the column are large slate slabs placed flat on a raised base. inscription has been carved on the slabs. Fouled anchor carved in relief at the foot of the column and sword going into the sea carved on the face of the column. 44 are buried in a communal grave under the memorial, 55 elsewhere. There were four survivors also.
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN / OF THE ROYAL NAVY AND OF THE CIVILIANS WHO / LOST THEIR LIVES IN HMS THETIS ON 3RD JUNE 1939 BURIED HERE / (NAMES) BURIED ELSEWHERE/ (NAMES) Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee / Thou sadist fear not
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allen, William
Ankers, Thomas
Armstrong, James Irving
Aslett, William Henry
Bailey, Frank
Bambrick, Thomas
Bath, William George
Batten, Francis
Beattie, William Bradley
Bolus, Guy H.
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 98
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 98
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, forename, rank, place of burial, age of death
    Order of information: place of burial, surname, forename
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Welsh
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate - Welsh
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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