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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Ogwr
Town
Bridgend
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
J. L. Rees (Surveyor of Glamorgan County Police stations) (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 28 November 1925
    Attended by: Lieut-Col Sir Rhys Williams Bart DSO KC
  • Rededicated
    Date: 1955
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Dedicated
    Date: 28 November 1925
    Attended by: Rev David J Thomas MA
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6739
Current location

South Wales Police HQ
Cowbridge Road
Bridgend
Ogwr
Mid Glamorgan
CF31 3BD
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS 91497 78822
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • 68
    Glamorgan County Police HQ
    Cowbridge Road
    Cardiff
    Ogwr
    Mid Glamorgan
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Obelisk standing upon a plinth and five stepped base, within a paved area. Plaque bearing coat of arms positioned top centre above a separate plaque commemorating those lost in the First World War; the plaque re those who died in the Second World War is on the opposite face of the memorial.
Inscription
WW1 plaque: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND/ IN LOYAL MEMORY OF THE GLORIOUS/ DEAD. MEMBERS OF THE GLAMORGAN/ COUNTY POLICE, WHO FELL IN THE/ GREAT WAR. 1914 - 1918./ [ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES]/ (Names) WW2 plaque: IN MEMORY OF MEMBERS OF/ THE GLAMORGAN COUNTY/ POLICE WHO FELL IN THE/ WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945/ REGULAR ARMED FORCES/ (Names)/ AUXILIARIES IN ARMED FORCES/ (Names)/ KILLED ON DUTY THROUGH ENEMY ACTION/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Angus, J R
Banks, Victor
Benyon, John
Beresford, E
Blower, John
Bowen, Evan B
Bowran, Robert E
Brown, P
Carter, W H
Channings, A J
See details for all 86 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 58
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 58
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Grouped by Regiment, then mostly alphabetical
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 28
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 28
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname,rank, regiment
    Order of information: Branch of armed forces
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height c2700mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Details: Funded by donations from members of the Constabulary
Responsibility
South Wales Police
Reference
  • Western Mail 24/5/1948 (page 1) reported the Remembrance service at Bridgend HQ.
  • South Wales Police Heritage Centre website www.south-wales.police.uk/en/about-us/heritage-centre/great-war-centenary/
  • Western Mail 17/2/1947 (page 3) reported the ceremonial opening of the HQ at Bridgend
  • Western Mail 10/12/1946 (page 2) reported that the memorial was to be moved to Bridgend when HQ transferred, and permission was being sought to add WW2 plaque.

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