Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Taff-ely
Town
Llanharan
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), First World War (1914-1918)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 1934
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Rededicated
    Date: 29 October 1960
    Attended by: Unknown
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6764

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Current location

Inside railings by roadside
Hillside Av
Llanharan
Taff-ely
Mid Glamorgan
CF72 9PG
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 00224 83171
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • The Square
    Llanharan
    Taff-ely
    Mid Glamorgan
    CF72 9NX
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: ST 00276 83148
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Greatcoated Tommy standing casually with rifle upon a plinth bearing inscription and names, all upon a square base. Flanked by two flag poles.
Inscription
THIS/ MONUMENT WAS ERECTED/ BY THE INHABITANTS OF/ LLANHARAN/ IN MEMORY OF THOSE/ WHO FELL FOR KING/ AND COUNTRY IN THE/ GREAT WAR 1914 - 1918/ MAY THE SACRIFICE/ THEY MADE REMIND ALL/ WHO LOOK UPON IT THAT/ THEY TOO ARE SUMMONED/ DAILY BY DUTY TO LOYALTY/ AND SELF SACRIFICE. CYFODWYD Y COFADAIL/ HON GAN DRIGOLION/ LLANHARAN/ ER COF AM Y RHAI A/ SYRTHIODD DROS EU/ DRENIN AU GWLAD/ YN Y RHYFEL FAWR/ 1914 - 1918/ BOED I'R ABERTH A/ WNAETHANT HWY ADCOFIO'R/ SAWL A EDRYCHO ARNI, Y/ GELWIR ARENYNT HWYTHAU BOB/ CAN DDYLEDSWYDD I DEYRNGARWCH/ A HUNANABERTH
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Beavington, Ernest
Brown, Edward
Coles, Francis
Cottrell, Charles
Cottrell, William
Edmonds, William
Edwards, Gordon
Ensor, Edward
Evans, Frank
Evans, Jack
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: No Order
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 19
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 19
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, regiment, forename, surname
    Order of information: No order
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: depth 914 mm, height 4572 mm, width 914 mm
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Condition
History
Water blasted in 1994. Refurbished Roll of Honour passed to the NIWM some years prior to 2006.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Royal British Legion and Community Council
Reference
  • War Memorials Trust WM377 www.warmemorials.org/search-grants/?gID=278
  • www.coflein.gov.uk/en/site/304190/details/llanharan-war-memorial
  • Glamorgan Gazette - Friday 25 November 1932 Public meeting in Workmen's Hall "to settle finally the site for the War Memorial which is to be removed from the present site at Llanharan Square. An offer of a site in the Cemetery was rescindedm a site near the Welfare Ground was offered and decided upon.
  • Glamorgan Gazette - Friday 14 October 1932 Llanharan Paragraphs Public meeting, followed by further meeting when decided to move the memorial Llanharan cemetery.
  • Western Mail - Monday 03 October 1932 DISTRICT NEWS Village War Memorial Controversy Visit by British Legion to discuss moving War Memorial - one site offered in the centre of the village
  • Array
  • Western Mail - Thursday 06 October 1932 LLANHARAN WAR MEMORIAL, which is the cause of a local controversy, the British Legion having protested against its proposed removal to the cemetery to enable a road improvement scheme to be put into operation.

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