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Memorial details

Memorial type
Roll of honour or book of remembrance
District
Merthyr Tydfil
Town
Dowlais
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60431

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Current location

Dowlais Library
Church St
Dowlais
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF48 3HS
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 066 077
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station
    Merthyr Tydfil
    Merthyr Tydfil
    Mid Glamorgan
    CF47 8
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SO 048 063
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Standard GWR Roll of Honour At left and right columns, lists of names are recorded. In the centre is the dedication enclosed within decorative edging at left and right. Above central column are two shields. The words 'Roll of Honour' are enclosed within a laurel wreath. Framed and glazed. The names are under departmental headings.
Inscription
GREAT/ WESTERN/ RAILWAY/ ROLL/ OF/ HONOUR/ 1914-1918/ On this Roll of Honour are shown/ the names of members of the staff/ of the Great Western Railway/ Company who gave their lives in the/ Great War. Many of the men were called/ upon to participate in some of the fiercest/ fighting of the campaign; they upheld the/ best traditions of their Country, and their/ memory is revered alike by the Company and/ their comrades./ The number of Great Western men who/ joined His Majestys's Forces was 25,479,/ representing thirty-three per cent. of the/ Company's staff. Those who gave their lives/ in the war numbered 2,524./ WAR HONOURS/ The following War Honours were gained by members of the Great Western Railway Staff (...)/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 2524
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2524
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Roll of honour
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Paper
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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