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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Carmarthen
Town
Carmarthen
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Korean War (1950-1953)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 September 1924
    Attended by: Col John Vaughn Cambell VC CMG DSO ADC
  • Rededicated
    Date: 26 September 1999
    Attended by: Canon R Thomas of St Peter's Church, Camarthen
  • Dedicated
    Date: 4 September 1926
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6809
Current location

Roadside in front of infirmary opposite Bethania church
Carmarthenshire Infirmary
Priory St
Carmarthen
Carmarthen
Dyfed
SA31 1NA
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 41648 20318
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Bronze figure of a soldier standing at ease, bareheaded with rifle and bayonet fixed positioned atop a plinth and three stepped base. Inscription in black lettering on plinth.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF/ CARMARTHENSHIRE/ WHO FELL/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918/ MEWN ANGOF NI CHANT FOD 12 o'clock face: TO/ ONE THOUSAND NINE/ HUNDRED AND TEN/ NURSES AND OFFICERS/ AND MEN/ OF ALL RANKS/ FROM THIS COUNTY 3 o'clock face: ALSO/ TO THE SACRED/ MEMORY OF ALL/ THOSE FROM/ CARMARTHENSHIRE/ WHO FELL IN THE/ SECOND WORLD WAR/ 1939-1945/ CYFAREDD COF YW HIRAETH 9 o'clock face: REMEMBER THE FALLEN/ KOREA/ 1950-1954/ ER COF AM Y RHAI A GOLLWYD
Inscription legible?
yes
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
  • Korean War (1950-1953)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 4572 mm
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Portland
Condition
Costs

Comments: Cost of the most recent inscription for the Korean War was met by a private sponsor. Dedication ceremony for the Korean War inscription took place on 26 September 1999.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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