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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Cardiff
Town
Llandaff
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHN RA
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 October 1924
    Attended by: EARL OF PLYMOUTH
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 October 1924
    Attended by: Bishop of Llandaff
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6688
Current location

Cathedral School
Cathedral Green
Llandaff
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF5 2AZ
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 15683 77881
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Two-stepped base surmounted by three plinths, central one higher than the other. Figures stand atop the plinth. Inscription carved on the front face of the central plinth and on the sides of the outer plinth. Centre plinth has a robed figure with one arm raised in blessing and the other with a shield on it. Flanked by armed schoolboy and armed workman representing two soldiers in training
Inscription
CENTRAL PLINTH: LLANDAFF REMEMBERS/ HER OWN SONS/ AND THOSE OF/ THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ AND IN THE SECOND/WORLD WAR OUTER PLINTHS: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aldana, J M
Allen, L R W
Arnold, F C W
Batchelor, R C
Birrel-anthony, H A
Bisatt, R G
Bishop, P H
Braithwaite, J L
Brewer, C E W
Brice-smith, J K
See details for all 105 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 105
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 105
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname, initials of forenames, additional, decorations
    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
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
In 2013 War Memorials trust offered a grant of £2,309 towards repair and conservation of the war memorial. The bronze statues were previously treated with a black patination which had weathered and there were many areas of verdi gris visible. There was also evidence that enamel paint had been applied to the bronze statues in the past in an attempt to cover exposed areas and this was causing damage to the statues. For this reason, the memorial and the statues were cleaned using distilled water, non-metallic bristle brushes and a pH neutral soap. The remnants of enamel paint was removed from the statues using white spirits and the bronze was then rinsed again using clean water and non-metallic bristle brushes. The statues were then carefully patinated and waxed for protection. The ferrous staining on the stone was treated with a clay poultice then the lettering was re-gilded where necessary using a gold enamel.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS 1924
  • War Memorials Trust Bulletin 2014 -number 62, page 9

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