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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Cardiff
Town
St Mellons
County
South Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23 June 1923
    Attended by: Rt Hon. Lord Tredegar RN
  • Dedicated
    Date: 23 June 1923
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6719
Current location

Newport Rd (b4487) And Chapel Row
St Mellons
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF3 5RU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 22860 81148
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapering monument on a four stepped base. Dedicatory inscription and names are on two bronze plaques placed on two sides of the lower half of the memorial. At the top, above a bracketed cornice, are pilasters rising to an open pediment incorporating the battle honours. Above is a small octagonal cupola with dome and tiered urn finial. Campaign titles are inscribed on each face below the cupola. The cupola is topped by a wreath cared in relief on each side.
Inscription
Front face: THE TRIBUTE OF ST MELLONS/ TO HER GALLANT SONS WHO WERE/ FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ THEY REST IN PEACE 3 o'clock face: THE TRIBUTE OF/ ST MELLONS TO HER/ GALLANT SONS WHO/ WERE FAITHFUL UNTO/ DEATH IN THE SECOND/ GREAT WAR 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ "THEY REST IN PEACE" around cupola FRANCE ITALY/GALLIPOLI SALONIKA/ MESOPOTANIA PALESTINE/ W. AFRICA E. AFRICA on the four sides below the cupola: FRANCE ITALY/ GALLIPOLI SALONIKA/ MESPOTAMIA PALESTINE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aston, William
Brown, Archibald
Campbell, Donald L
Chappell, George
Chappell, Joseph H
Chudleigh, George
David, Spencer G
Harrison, Alfred W
Hughes, Walter R
Ireland, William
See details for all 23 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 23
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 23
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 12
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 12
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: surname,forename
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 1300 mm, height 6500 mm, width 1300 mm
    Materials: Stone - Ashlar
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
2010: Some bronze staining on the stone below the plaques 2000: Memorial was Grade 2 listed on 31st August
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Bereavement Services, Cardiff City Council, Crematorium, Thornhill, Caerphilly Rd, CardiffFormerly: St Mellons Parish Council (memorial was handed over to their keeping after the dedication ceremony)
Reference
  • Countryside Magazine 1923 'The unveiling of the ST Mellon's War Memorial and some afterthoughts' by JOnes, T. Ifr
  • Brelski, Alison "The Story of St Mellons"

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