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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Merthyr Tydfil
Town
Merthyr Tydfil
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
50667
Current location

Entrance hall.
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum.
Brecon Road.
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF47 8RE
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 04148 07347
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wall mounted plaque.
Inscription
THIS PLAQUE IS ERECTED/ IN MEMORY OF/ SERGEANT JOHN COLLINS/ V.C., D.C.M., M.M./ 25TH BATTALION, THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ WHO WAS AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS/ IN RECOGNITION OF HIS BRAVERY ON 31ST OCTOBER 1917,/ IN THE BATTLE OF GAZA, DURING THE PALESTINE CAMPAIGN,/ 1914-1918 WAR/ "A VALIANT MAN"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Collins, John
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment, forename, additional, decorations.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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