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Memorial details

Memorial type
Gate
District
Rhymney Valley
Town
Aberbargoed
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 10th December 1991
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
  • Unknown
    Date: 10 December 1991
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6726
Current location

The memorial is located at the junction of Commercial Street and Angel Way.
Commercial Street (A4049)
Aberbargoed
Rhymney Valley
Mid Glamorgan
CF81 9BU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 15524 00090
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A double vehicle gate with adjacent single pedestrian gate. The names appear on each of the three gate posts with the main inscription on two oval gilded panels on the vehicle gates. There is a wreath at the top of each gate post. A brass tablet to the "THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS" was added to the pedestrian gate in November 1997.
Inscription
Left-hand side gate post: WW2 plaque (...) / ROLL OF HONOUR / (Names) Left-hand side vehicle gate: IN / GLORIOVS / MEMORY / OF THOSE / Right-hand side vehicle gate: WHO / FELL IN / THE / GREAT WAR / 1914-18 / Middle gate post: WW2 plaque (...) / ROLL OF HONOUR / (Names) Pedestrian gate: "Y DYN NA FU ERIOED" / I GYDNABOD GWASANAETHAU / I'R / YMDRECH RHYFEL GYNGHREIRIOL / GAN / GLYNDWR MICHAEL / O ABERBARGOD / 4 CHWEFROR 1909 - 24 EBRILL 1943 / "THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS" / IN RECOGNITION OF SERVICES / TO THE ALLIED WAR EFFORT / BY / GLYNDWR MICHAEL / OF ABERBARGOED / 4 FEBRUARY 1909 - 24 APRIL 1943 Right-hand side gate post: Re-dedication plaque (...) / ROLL OF HONOUR / (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Baker, H
Bateman, J
Brain, F
Brain, W
Bready, W
Bright, L
Brown, W
Bywater, H
Clarke, C
Clarke, J
See details for all 83 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 83
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 83
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, surname.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Gate posts
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Gates
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wrought Iron
Condition
History
The original memorial has been altered to incorporate the names of the men of the town who died during WW2. The two smaller name plaques have been placed above those of the Great War. The third smaller plaque (right-hand side post) indicates that the memorial was re-dedicated on the 10 December 1991. The brass plaque for "THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS" was added in November 1997.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Caerphilly County Borough Council

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