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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Arfon
Town
Bethesda
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Maker
MR RICHARD WILLIAMS (Builder)
MR R J HUGHES ARIBA (Designer)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 7 June 1924
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6830
Current location

By the roadside of the A5 in front of Capel Jerusalem.
Ogwen Terrace
Bethesda
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL57 3AY
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 62428 66689
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone cenotaph, indented at corners, with reliefs of laurel wreaths at top of each face. WW2 names on additonal stones, set at 45 degrees to cenotaph. Whole set within paved area , back from the road.
Inscription
ON CENOTAPH: Y RHYFEL MAWR / 1914 - 1918 / COFARWYDD / O / EDMYGEDD TRIGOLION DYFFRYN OGWEN / O ABERTH CWŶR DEWR HYN OR ARDAL / A GWYMPODD DROS EU GWLAD / O GOFADAIL GOFADIAU - TAD A MAM / TYDI MWY DRWY'R DESAU. / DDYSGI FFORDD I DDWYS GOFFHAU / Y RHWYG O GOLLI'R HOGIAU. / (NAMES) ON ADDITIONAL STONES OF REMEMBRANCE EITHER SIDE OF CENOTAPH: 1939 1945/ (NAMES) MAE'R TIR HWN / YN / GySEGREDIG. THIS LAND / IS / SACRED
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashton, Griffith E.
Astlry, Glyn Llewelyn
Davies, David
Davies, Ellen
Davies, Howell
Davies, Idwal
Davies, John
Davies, Robert Llewellyn
Davies, Robert Llewellyn
Davies, W. Edgar
See details for all 124 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 94
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 94
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, additional
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 30
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 30
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: forename, surname, address
    Order of information: surname, forename
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: forename, surname, address
    Order of information: surname
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height C 12 FT
    Materials: Stone
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height C 20 FT
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Arch
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
History
In 2005, War Memorials Trust gave £250 towards installing metal railings around the memorial and designed to support an arch. The arch were originally located outside Bethseda chapel, erected after World War I. Following the sale of the chapel the local branch of the Royal British Legion stored the railings until they could be erected by the memorial. The lettering on the arch of the railings reads: "Er cof am y milwyr" which translates as In memory of the soldiers
Costs

Site: £550
Comments: 1924: Plot of land donated by Lord Penrhyn for war memorial

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

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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