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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Aberconwy
Town
Penmachno
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th April 1922
    Attended by: Major Charles Breese (MP for Caernarfonshire), Rev B Jones (rector of the parish) and other local clergy/dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
48660
Current location

Church now open
run by volunteers.
PARISH CHURCH
Llewelyn Street
Penmachno
Aberconwy
Gwynedd
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 78980 50592
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Large obelisk of polished granite. Obelisk stands on a pediment and two-stepped base, both of polished granite. Inscription in incised lettering on the lower part of the obelisk. Names in incised lettering on pediment and top step of base.
Inscription
The obelisk bears the inscription "ER/ GOGONIANT/ DUW/ TEYRNGED/ PLWYF PENMACHNO/ I' W MEIBION/ A COLLWYD/ YN Y RHYFEL/ 1914 - 1918/ 1939-1945". Note, the words means "To the glory of God. Tribute of the parish of Penmachno to its sons lost in the war". The pediment bears the names of those who died in WW1. Note these are also listed in the order of service for the unveiling ceremony on 15 April 1922 attached to this record. The top step of the base first bears the inscription "DUW WYR WERTH EICH ABERTH CHWI". This means "God knows your sacrifice". This is presumably part of the original WW1 inscription as it appears in the order of service for the 1922 unveiling ceremony. Below this inscription are five more names, which are presumably those of the Penmachno men who fell in the second world war: one of these, Ivor Jones, is recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website as having died in WW2 (and as being buried in one of its graves in Penmachno churchyard).
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Davies, David
Davies, John
Gallen, R Alec L
Hughes, Edgar A
Hughes, William R
Jones, Alfred
Jones, David
Jones, David W
Jones, D Crogwyn
Jones, E Price
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 27
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 27
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, place of residence
    Order of information: Surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 5
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 5
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, place of residence
    Order of information: Surname, forename
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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