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Memorial details

Memorial type
Allegory (eg: Victory)
District
Ceredigion
Town
Aberystwyth
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Signor Mario Rutteli
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 September 1923
    Attended by: Captain E Llewellyn
  • Dedicated
    Date: 14 September 1923
    Attended by: Lord Ystwyth
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6913
Current location

The memorial is located in the grounds of Aberystwyth Castle near to the sea
New Promenade
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
Dyfed
SY23 2AU
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 57881 81598
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Figure of winged Victory standing on globe positioned atop a polygonal partly dressed rubble column; tapered stem with bands and cushioned base rests on broader two-tier sarcophagus with quoins and copper tablets in Welsh and English. Broadly splayed lower stage with alternating ramps and steps. At base is a second figure representing Humanity emerging from entanglements of war on a pedestal with the Great War Medallion and arms of Aberystwyth and Welsh dragon.
Inscription
Panel below figure of Humanity: 1914 1918/ EIN TEYYANGOD OUR TRIBUTE/ BOROUGH OF ABERYSTWYTH Panels on plinth: GREATER LOVE HATE NO MAN THAN THIS/ DROS RYDDID/ (Names) (Exact linespacing and sentence case unknown.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Ashworth, J
Ballinger, H J
Bates, D J
Beck, R J
Bennison, F
Bird, J F
Blair, H
Bluck, S
Bobb, J Lloyd
Bonson, H
See details for all 183 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 111
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 111
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename intials, surname, regiment, decorations
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 78
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 78
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Forename initials, surname, regiment
    Order of information: Alphabetically
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: height 19812 mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Copper
Condition
Costs

Memorial: £7,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Ceredegion District Council
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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