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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Ogwr
Town
Maesteg
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Louis Frederick Roslyn RBS, E J Palenti & CO
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1926
    Attended by: Maj-Gen Sir Thomas O Marden KBE CB CMG
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1926
    Attended by: Rev T T Phillips MA MC
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6767
Current location

Located in the footpath in front of St David's Church on the corner of Talbot Street and High Street at the centre of Maesteg
Talbot St
Maesteg
Ogwr
Mid Glamorgan
CF34 9UN
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SS 85324 91384
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Soldier with rifle raied 'on guard', standing protectively over a wounded comrade lying on the ground. Surmounted on a broad granite plinth, two-stepped, tall rectangular base. Bronze lead motifs positioned on all sides of plinth.
Inscription
IN/ EVER GLORIOUS AND/ GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ MAESTEG AND DISTRICT/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES/ IN THE GREAT WARS/ 1914 - 1918 & 1939 - 1945/ "At the going down of the/ sun and in the morning/ we will remember them."/ FALKLANDS WAR - 1982/ ATCOF UWCH ANCOF
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ackerman, Thomas
Anderson, F S
Astley, E
Austin, J
Bailey, M
Banks, F
Barry, J
Bartram, S J
Bevan, D
Bevan, E E
See details for all 228 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    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
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2133 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: height 3124 mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
Condition
History
Rifle appeared to have damage in 2000. Unknown whether repairs were carried out.
Costs

Site: £1000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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