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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Carmarthen
Town
Carmarthen
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Maker
COL LYSONS, Edward Richardson
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: August 1858
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6923
Current location

Town Centre
Lammas Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthen
Dyfed
SA31 3AP
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 40960 20069
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Chamfered obelisk with ball flower ornament and plum of feathers finial, originally golden, on octagonal base with quatrefoils in turn on a square and enclosed by cast iron railings in the form of crossed muskets.
Inscription
FRONT: MINDEN. EGYPT. CORUNNA. MARTINIQUE. ALBUERA. BADAJOZ. SALAMANCA. / VITTORIA. PYRENEES. NIVELLE. ORTHES. / TOULOUSE. PENINSULA . WATERLOO. SEBASTOPOL. CRIMEA. / SACRED / TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS / OF THE "ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS," / WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON THE ADJOINING TABLETS, WHO FELL IN THE SERVICE / OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING THE WAR WITH RUSSIA, IN 1874, AND 1855. / THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED A.D. 1858, / AS AN ENDURING RECORD OF THE GALLANT DECEASED, BY THE OFFICERS THEN SERVING / OR WHO HAD SERVED IN THE CORPS. / "FEAR NOT THEM WHICH KILL THE BODY, BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO KILL THE SOUL." / ST. MATT.X.28. NORTH SIDE: ALMA / "NEC ASPERA TERRENT" / ALMA, SEPT. 20, 1854 - [NAMES] WEST SIDE: INKERMAN. TRENCHES. / INKERMAN, NOV. 5TH, 1854 [NAMES] / IN TRENCHES BEFORE SEBASTOPOL, 1854 AND 1855 [NAMES] / OF DISEASE DURING THE WAR [ NAMES] SOUTH SIDE: REDAN. / "ICH DIEN." / REDAN, SEPT. 8, 1855
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 313
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 313
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death
    Order of information: rank
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 32 FT
    Materials: Stone - Portland
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble - White
Condition
History
Because of erosion of names, tablets of white marble replaced the original inscriptions in Oct. 1860GRADE II LISTED BY CADW, 19 MAY 1981 REF NO 9474
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • CARMARTHEN AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD by SPURRELL W. 57-59 Source: Image Library EXTRACT WITH FILE
  • Illustrated London News 4 Dec. 1858 p.519

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