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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, A B Burton, Mr William D Gough, Messrs E Turner & Sons, Sir John Ninian Comper RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 12 June 1928
    Attended by: HRH 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 figs 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: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
2013 Sep. graffiti damage.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • National Maritime Museum photo
  • War Memorials Trust News number 62 ,2014 page 5
  • The National Service of Remembrance For Wales , 13 November 2011
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin No.57 (?) p.8 Published:War Memorials Trust London WMT grant of £2,767 towards repairs. Includes colour photos of work.
  • War Memorials Trust WM4927
  • Local Publication/Booklet 1988, 23 April Cardiff Post.
  • Other website www.walesonlin.co.uk/news/wales-news/vile-vandals-daub-wales-national-6030341
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service 2012, 11 November. 2009, 08 November. The National Service of Remembrance for Wales.
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • 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

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