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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Brecknockshire
Town
Brecon
County
Powys
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: November 1920
    Attended by: Bishop Suffragan of Swansea
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 November 1920
    Attended by: Mrs C W Best
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6835
Current location

St Mary's Church
St Mary St
Brecon
Brecknockshire
Powys
LD3 7AA
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 04519 28525
Denomination: Church in Wales

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Description
Smooth Celtic style wheel cross on square plinth and three stepped base. Celtic knotwork design carved on face of cross. Inscription positioned on plinth and base in black lettering.
Inscription
6 O'clock face: IN THANKFUL REMEMBRANCE/ OF THE MEN FROM THE PARISH OF/ ST JOHNS AND ST MARYS BRECON/ WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names)/ THE GATES, PAVING AND FLOWER BEDS WERE ADDED/ IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE PARISH WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE 1939 - 1945 WAR WHOSE NAMES ARE GIVEN BELOW/ (Names) 3 AND 9 O'clock faces: (Names) 12 O'CLOCK FACE: "Thanks be to God"
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Barratt, A W
Bather, E C
Best, F H
Best, S W
Bevan, J
Blake, S C
Bowen, W
Campion, C
Capper, J
Charles, D J
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: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 2000 mm, height 2250 mm, width 2000 mm
    Materials: Granite - Welsh
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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