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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Vale Of Glamorgan
Town
Barry
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 8th May 1996
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6634

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Current location

Council Offices
Holton Road
Barry
Vale Of Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
CF62 4YL
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 11625 67961
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Squat pillar on three stepped base surmounted by a globe showing the oceans of the world. Relief panels on front face shows a sailor on the bridge of a ship sighting with a sextant. Below this is the Merchant Navy Crest. Metal plaques on east and west sides bearing names.
Inscription
SOUTH SIDE: INDIAN OCEAN/ IN COMMEMORATION OF MERCHANT SEAMEN/ FROM BARRY AND THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES DURING TWO WORLD WARS/ 1914 - 1918 1939 - 1945 WEST SIDE: WESTERN OCEAN/ BARRY AND THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN/ MERCHANT NAVY ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1939 - 1945 NORTH SIDE: PACIFIC OCEAN/ (INSCRIPTION UNKNOWN) EAST SIDE: MEDITERRANEAN SEA/ BARRY AND THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN/ MERCHANT NAVY ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 - 1918
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 225
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 225
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 383
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 383
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Memorial proposed by George Hortop. 2006: 75 further Second World War names to be added to memorial
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • South Wales Echo 20 Jan 1996

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