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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Vale Of Glamorgan
Town
Llantwit Major
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr E Thomas (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1 October 1921
    Attended by: Colonel Joseph Gaskell CBE OD DL JP
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6700
Current location

Square at the junction of Wine Street and Church Street
Church Street
Llantwit Major
Vale Of Glamorgan
South Glamorgan
CF61 1SG
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS 96705 68743
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sturdy Celtic cross set on a tapering plinth and a two-stepped base, with flower troughs, on a platform surrounded by a stone wall. The plinth has granite tablets with WW1 names. In front of the cross is a stone tablet in the form of a book with WW2 names.
Inscription
Column: TO THE/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ THOSE FROM/ LLANTWIT/ MAJOR/ WHO DIED FOR/ THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE/ GREAT WAR/ 1914-1919. Plinth: (Names) Book: TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE/ OF LLANTWIT-MAJOR WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ayre, Frederick John
Chatterton, Richards
Crawshay, Mervyn
Davies, Bruce Vowles
Davies, Eva Martha
Davies, Herbert
Davies, Max John
Deere, Frank
Deere, Herbert
Gaskell, Frank Hill
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height 3660mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Stone - Hopton Wood
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Condition
History
2014: Column and book re-engraved using a £2,370 grant from War Memorials Trust. 2006: Refurbished. The inscriptions in the plinth, which had become difficult to read, have been covered with tablets of black polished granite with the with the roll of honour now in embossed style of lettering. Inscriptions in the book are becoming difficult to read. 1990: The Llantwit-Major Town Council has employed C J Ball Stone-Masons of Barry to clean and re-cut lettering of both the cross and the book. 1983-1984: The railing around the memorial was erected, free of charge by a resident who manufactured them at his engineering firm at Llandow Industrial State. 1947-1948: Prayer book was erected.
Costs

Comments: The Town Council has a book listing financial contributions made to the memorial.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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