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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
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
50678
Current location

ST TYDFILS CHURCH
Fothergill Street
Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF47 0HT
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 055 065
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Low polished granite Stone of Remembrance, square set. incised gilt letters. Stands on stone slab. Incised Welsh Dragon.
Inscription
TO THE/ MEMORY OF/ SGT. J. COLLINS/ V.C. D.C.M/ PALESTINE 1917/ HE SHOWED THROUGHOUT/ A MAGNIFICENT EXAMPLE/ OF INITIATIVE/ AND FEARLESSNESS/ PRESENTED TO /THE PEOPLE /OF MERTHYR TYDFIL/ FROM/ THE ROYAL WELCH/ FUSILIERS/ COMRADES/ ASSOCIATION.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Collins, J
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,place of death,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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