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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Swansea
Town
Pontardulais
County
West Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr. Daniel Morgan, of Bronllwyn (Designer)
Messrs. A. Thomas and Sons, of Pontardulais (Builder)
Messrs. Tree and Gubb (Letter cutter / Engraver)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 25 June 1927
    Attended by:
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 June 1927
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6623
Current location

The memorial is located adjacent to the church.
St Michael and All Angels Church
St Teilo Street
Pontardulais
Swansea
West Glamorgan
SA4 8RE
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 58932 03843
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
A five stepped base surmounted by a pedestal with a figure of victory holding upright a large cross in the left hand and a laurel wreath in the right hand. There are scattered implements of war at the foot of the cross. The inscription is in black lettering on the 6 o'clock, and 3 o'clock face of the pedestal.
Inscription
6 O'CLOCK FACE: 1914 1918/ ER GOF BYTHOL / AM DDEWRION YR ARDAL HON / ALTNANT YN ABERTH YN Y RHYFEL MAWR / (Names) / O WAEDD CAD, I'W HEDD CUN 3 O'CLOCK FACE: 1939 1945 / AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN / AND IN THE MORNING / WE WILL REMEMBER THEM / TO PERPETUATE / THE MEMORY AND SACRIFICE / OF THE FALLEN OF THIS DISTRICT/ IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / (Names) / O'R YSOL AER I'R OESOL HEDD.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, Herbert
Banwill, Francis George
Bebel, Herbert Granville
Bevan, Ralph
Bishop, Gordon M
Bolch, William George
Bowen, John
Bowen, Rowland James
Brynon, Elvie
Burridge, William Ernest
See details for all 129 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 84
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 84
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename.
    Order of information: Alphabetical by surname.
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 45
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 45
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forenames
    Order of information: surname THEN forename
Components
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite / Marble
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Condition
History
The British Legion in 1947 undertook the work to have the names of those from the District who had fallen in the War of 1939-45 added to the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
Llwchwr Urban District Council / Swansea Council
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-6623

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.