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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Merthyr Tydfil
Town
Aberfan
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Captain George Howard Thomas MC (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20 November 1927
    Attended by: The Earl of Plymouth and Ministers Rev. W Andrews, Rev. J.T. Rogers, Rev. T. Evans
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6733
Current location

11
Walter's Terrace Off Aberfan Crescent
Aberfan
Merthyr Tydfil
Mid Glamorgan
CF48 4NU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 07284 99715
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of a soldier in Service Dress with a rifle in his right hand and waving his helmet with his left. On the 6 o'clock face is a metal wreath above the inscription, and the whole is set on a square plinth with surrounding railings.
Inscription
6 O'Clock Face: THEY LOVED/ THEIR LAND MORE /THAN THEY LOVED /THEIR LIVES/ 1914 - 1918 12 O'Clock Face: ANWYLACH GANDDYNT/ OEDD EU GWLAD/ NA 'U HOEDL./ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Amos, Albert
Andrews, Charles
Aylward, Joseph
Barker, Thomas C
Baxter, Thomas R
Baxter, William
Bumford, Edgar
Bumford, George
Cartwright, Alfred
Childerstone, Thomas
See details for all 145 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 51
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 51
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname, regiment
    Order of information: surname
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 147
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 147
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, initial, surname.
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
Described as badly vandalised, 1982. Campaign to have it moved begun but there was no commitment to the scheme. Appears to have been restored in later photo.
Costs

Site: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: PCC
Reference
  • Western Mail 21 November 1927
  • Merthyr Express 9th December 1982

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