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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Taff-ely
Town
Rhydyfelin
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 June 1923
    Attended by: COLONEL H E MORGAN LINDSAY CB RE
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6788
Current location

In the grounds of the local church o the old A470 in villiage of Rhydyfelin
1
St Lukes Parish Church
Cardiff Road
Rhydyfelin
Taff-ely
Mid Glamorgan
CF37 5LG
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 09115 87850
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Obelisk set on a plinth, with tablets on three faces and set on a three stepped base with surrounding paving. Carving of a sailng ship at foot of obelisk, and crossed sword and spear on base.
Inscription
On obelisk: TO THE/ GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN/ HONOURED/ MEMORY OF/ THE MEN OF/ THIS DISTRICT/ WHO LAID/ DOWN THEIR/ LIVES IN THE/ GREAT WAR. 12 o'clock plaque: THW WELCH REGIMENT/ (Names)/ THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ (Names)/ SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. 3 o'clock face: (Names) 9 o'clock face: (Names) On foot of plinth on three sides: THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE. On small tablet at base: ERECTED BY THE INHABITANTS OF/ RHYDYFELIN AND DISTRICT/ UNVEILED ON JUNE 14th 1923, BY/ COL. HENRY MORGAN LINDSEY C.B. R.E.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, C
Ashman, T
Beechey, A J
Bond, F J
Bond, W S
Burrington, J
Camm, A J
Cunningham, B W
Cunningham, S
Davies, D
See details for all 66 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 67
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 67
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Copy of cover

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