Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Arfon
Town
Bangor
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 November 2005
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63955

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Current location

On grounds of Bangor University (see ref. 17390). Memorial mounted on exterior wall. exact location unknown
Heroic Sons of Gwynedd and Powys Memorial Gateway
Deiniol Rd
Bangor
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 57913 72120
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Building located on St Davids Estate. Memorial mounted on external wall near parking grounds.
    Capel Berea Newydd
    Caernarfon Rd
    Glanadda
    Arfon
    Gwynedd
    LL57
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SH 571 709
    Denomination: Methodist
Description
Rectangular slate tablet mounted on wall. Dedicatory inscription and dates in centre surmounting names enclosed with single-lined border. All inscriptions in gilt lettering.
Inscription
ATGOF UWCH ANGOF/ I/ ER COF AM Y GWYR IEUAINC O'R GYNULLEIDFA/ HON A ROES EU BYWYD YN ABERTH YN/ Y RHYFEL MAWR/ 1914 1918/ (Names)/ "LLAWER MAM A'I DEIGR AR EI HAMRANT"/ RHODDEDIG GAN RICHARD ROBERTS YSW. LLUNDAIN English translation: Remembrance beyond Forgetting/ to/ Remembering the young men of this congregation/ Who gave their lives in sacrifice in/ the Great War/ 1914 1918/ (Names)/ "Many a mother with a tear in her eye"/ Donated by Richard Roberts Esq. London
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 14
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 14
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Condition
History
c2005, November: Site deemed unsuitable, memorial relocated to Heroes Memorial Arch (see ref. 17390). c2005, Autumn: Some damaged suffered due to defacing and exposure to elements. Memorial cleaned and repaired. c2003: Memorial mounted on external wall near parking grounds at new church. c2002, November: Original memorial (ref. 60671) irreparably damaged during demolition of original church building. Replica memorial commissioned by demolition company Watkin Jones and Son. Plans made to mount replacement memorial on external wall near parking grounds at new church, Capel Berea Newydd.
Costs

Comments: Costs for erecting the memorial were covered by the firms of Watkin Jones and Son and Morbaine. Repairs to memorial after defacing in 2005 carried out by Mr E J John.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Details: Messrs Watkins Jones/ Morbaine as their staff/contractors destroyed the original during the demolition of the chapel
Reference
  • Bangor Mail 1, 3/ 13 November 2002 Details on plans to relocate memorials to external wall near car park of Capel Berea Newydd.
  • Our website 63956
  • Our website 48731
  • Our website 63957
  • Our website 60670
  • Our website 60671
  • Gwynedd Archaeological Trust: archwilio.org.uk/arch/query/page.php?watprn=GAT71322
  • Bangor Mail 13/ 5 March 2003 Damage to original Berea Chapel memorial (ref. 60671) and commissioning of replacement.

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