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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Taff-ely
Town
Ynysybwl
County
Mid Glamorgan
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Falklands Conflict (1982)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 22 May 2006
    Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6802
Current location

To be found on the north end of the small mining village which is situated north of Pontypridd.
Ynysybwl
Taff-ely
Mid Glamorgan
Wales

OS Grid Ref: ST 05000 94000
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph style memorial built upon two step base. Relief panel on front face 6 o clock, with above detailed incised plaque showing a soldier and sailor standing in graveyard. The sword of sacrifice is carved on both front and back faces. four short pillars encase the memorial linked with a chain.
Inscription
Front face : 1914 THE GREAT WAR 1918/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF OUR FALLEN HEROES
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Abbott, T H
Andrews, G
Ashfield, H
Barber, J
Blethin, J
Bloomer, E
Bound, A
Bowen, H L
Bright, S
Burns, T
See details for all 123 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 91
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 91
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 32
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 32
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
Email correspondence states that: "...the memorial at Ynysybwl Mid Glamorgan which was unveiled and rededicated by HRH Prince of Wales Monday 22nd 2006...The memorial has been refurbished. The original Portland Stone Cenotaph has been cleaned and three all polished light grey granite plaques have been placed over the existing Rolls of Honour which had been damaged by years of weathering. The lettering is cut and painted in black. The 1914-1918, 1939-1945 Rolls have been added to with an additional one which includes two local men who were killed in service one in Northern Ireland 1971 the other in the Falklands conflict 1982."
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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