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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Ceredigion
Town
Borth
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), First World War - civilians, Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Rededicated
    Date: 21 March 1984
    Attended by: Rev Gordon Armstead
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6912
Current location

Clifftop overlooking upper Borth above Craig Yr Wylfa
Borth
Ceredigion
Dyfed
SY24 5ND
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 60168 88537
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Clifftop overlooking upper Borth above Craig Yr Wylfa
    Borth
    Ceredigion
    Dyfed
    SY24 5ND
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SN 60168 88537
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Four stepped base surmounted by rough hewn stone plinth and column with cross positioned at top. World War One tablet inset into plinth; World War Two tablet raised and inset at an angle on top two steps.
Inscription
WW1 tablet: ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 - 1918/ (Names) WW2 tablet: (Names)/ THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD/ AS WE ARE LEFT GROW OLD/ AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM/ NOR THE YEARS COMDEMN/ AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN/ AND IN THE MORNING/ WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arter, Thomas
Davies, Basil L
Davies, David
Davies, James
Davies, Richard
Davies, Thomas Lewis
Dutton, Thomas H
Ellis, John Hayden
Evans, Thomas Daniel
Fielden, Oswald N
See details for all 49 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • First World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 2
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 2
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, manner of death
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 26
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 26
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c 6000 mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Steps
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
Condition
History
The memorial was hit by lightening in 21 March 1983. In 1984 the memorial was re-erected by public subscriptions. Tablets also bear the marks of grafitti from those who have added their own names.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Cambrian News 26 September 1986, "Dedication of Cliff-edge Memorial"
  • Other website borthwarmemorial.webs.com/
  • Cambrian News 6 May 1983, "War Memorial to be Restored"

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