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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Cardiff
Town
Cardiff
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Alfred Bertram Pegram (Sculptor)
A B Burton (Founder / Foundry)
Mr William D Gough (Mason)
Messrs E Turner & Sons (Mason)
Sir John Ninian Comper RA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 June 1928
    Attended by: HRH Edward, Prince of Wales KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6640
Current location

Alexandra Gardens
Cathays Park
Cardiff
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF10 3WA
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 18131 77066
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sunken court with central fountain surrounded by circular collonade. Bronze figures of soldier sailor and airman raising wreaths to central, elevated figure of winged messenger of victory, sword held aloft. Appropriate inscriptions above the figures e.g. "over the sea he went to die" above sailor
Inscription
BENEATH FIGURE: REMEMBER HERE IN PEACE THOSE WHO IN TUMULT OF/ WAR BY SEA, ON LAND, IN AIR, FOR US AND FOR THE/ VICTORY ENDURETH UNTO DEATH OUTSIDE FRIEZE: I FEIBION CYMRU A RODDES EU BYWYD DROS EI/ GWLAD YN RHYFEL MCMXIV - MCMXVIII (TRANSLATION: TO THE SONS OF WALES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WAR 1914-1918)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
In 2018 to 2019 a War Memorials Trust grant of £29,720 supported substantive work- Cleaning using a combination of steam, poultice and hand; repairs to stonework using either mortar or piecing in as appropriate, and repointiing. The bronze work received a coating of microcrystalline wax after other works, as a protective coating. In 2018, a grant of £1,130 was awarded through the professional Advice Grant stream of War Memorials Trust Grants Scheme towards a detailed condition survey and report with recommendations to inform necessary conservation and repair works which was undertaken by a conservation-accredited architect.; In 2012, War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £2,767 towards conservation repairs to the war memorial. This included raking out the loose joints and re-pointing using a lime mortar and stone dust mix to colour match the mortar to the memorial. Sections of damaged stone which were beyond repair were cut out and replacement indents were inserted to match the original stone. Minimal amounts of stone were removed from the memorial.;
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 2012, 11 November. 2009, 08 November. The National Service of Remembrance for Wales.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • The National Service of Remembrance For Wales , 13 November 2011
  • Local Publication/Booklet 1988, 23 April Cardiff Post.
  • National Maritime Museum photo
  • Other website www.walesonlin.co.uk/news/wales-news/vile-vandals-daub-wales-national-6030341
  • AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK 159-160 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 81, May 2019, page 7
  • War Memorials Trust News Bulletin 62 ,2014 page 5
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 57 page 8 WMT grant of £2,767 towards repairs. Includes colour photos of work.

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