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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Vale Of Glamorgan
Town
Cowbridge
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unknown
    Date: 1921
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6679
Current location

Town Hall
High Street
Cowbridge
Vale Of Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
CF71 7AD
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS 99560 74637
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A life size figure of a soldier in WW1 military dress, with his head bowed in a mourning pose, and his hands resting on his reversed rifle. The figure is on a square plinth which is supported by a column, and a base.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE MEMORY OF / THE MEN OF THIS BOROUGH / WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE / AND GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND / COUNTRY IN THE GREAT EUROPEAN WAR / 1914 - 1919 / (Names) / PRIVATES / (Names) 3 o'clock face: AND / TO THE MEMORY OF / THOSE OF THIS BOROUGH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR / 1939 - 1945 / ROYAL NAVY / (Name) / HIS MAJESTY'S ARMY / (Names) / ROYAL AIR FORCE / (Names) / MERCHANT NAVY / (Name)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Archer, William
Bond, David Robert
Burley, William
Burston, Maynard H
Chard, Cecil
Coulden, Ralph S
Davies, Bassett J
Evans, Owen
Fitzgerald, David
Gibbs, Albert
See details for all 38 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 29
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 29
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Rank
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 8
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 8
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: Service
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Service, rank, forenames, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height c.2000mm
    Materials: Marble
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
Condition
History
In 2013 the memorial was dismantled and reconstructed following concerns about the memorial's structural stability. The War Memorials Trust (WMT) offered a grant of £2,290 towards this remedial work. WMT Reference Number: WM2758.
Costs

Comments: The memorial was erected circa 1921.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Rawlins, Jose. The Great War: Memorials in Cowbridge and Llanblethian. Cowbridge, Cowbridge Record Society, 2008.
  • "Cowbridge war memorial, Glamorgan (WM2758)." War Memorials Trust Bulletin, no. 59, November 2013, pp.10-11.
  • "Cowbridge", War Memorials Trust, www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=430. Accessed 22 May 2018.

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