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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cenotaph
District
Ceredigion
Town
Cardigan
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr Boadle (local surveyor), D J Jenkins (local mason)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 August 1923
    Attended by: Major-General Stanley F Mott CB
  • Dedicated
    Date: 29 August 1923
    Attended by: Revs D M Jones (Vicar) and C G Jones (Curator)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6905
Current location

South End of Victoria Gardens
In angle between North Road and Slip Road to Gwbert Road
Cardigan
Ceredigion
Dyfed
SA43 1LS
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 18116 46464
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Cenotaph in grey granite based on the Whitehall model, but a reduced version that is broader to the front than the sides, unlike the Whitehall Cenotaph. Two wide granite steps then low two stage plinth. The upper stage bears the date of the First World War in raised numerals. Just above is the high base with name plaques and then three receding small steps to top altar with rebated corners. Shallow ridged cap with incised Tudor rose on front face and laurel wreath in relief positioned on front face of stage.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THE GLORIOUS DEAD/ (Names)/ 1914 - 1918 9 o'clocl face: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Adams, Donald
Bevan, David M P
Blake, David
Blake, Richard
Bowen, George
Bowen, William J
Bryan, Oliver
Carroll, Ronald
Charles, Albert T
Daniel, Norman
See details for all 139 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: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 48
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 48
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 4572 mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
Costs

Site: £544
Comments: Costs for the construction of the cenotaph were £439, railings £20, and foundation £85.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Initiated by Mayor Dan Williams.
Responsibility
Cardigan District Council
Reference

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