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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Carmarthen
Town
St Clears
County
Dyfed
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Second World War - civilians
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th March 1921
    Attended by: Capt J Ira Jones, DSO, MC, RFC, MM, of the Royal Air Force; Col Delme Davies-Evans, DSO
  • Undefined
    Date: 9th March 1921
    Attended by: Undefined
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6975
Current location

On bridge over Avon Cynin
Pentre Road Bridge
St Clears
Carmarthen
Dyfed
SA33 4AB
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SN 28014 16422
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Wheel cross on a tapering column surmounting layered plinth. Shaft of cross bears Celtic-style carving and dates of WW1. Plinth bears names and inscription. Memorial has a small flower vase next to it and is surrounded by chain fence. Additional tablet for WW2 evacuees with incised lettering. Cairn of rough-hewn stones supports tablet from behind.
Inscription
On the cross: 1914/ 1919/ ERECTED/ BY THE INHABITANTS OF ST CLEARS AND DISTRICT/ TO MARK THEIR GRATEFUL APPRECIATION OF/ THE SERVICES RENDERED BY THEIR YOUNG MEN/ IN THE GREAT WAR, AND TO PERPETUATE/ THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THOSE OF THEM/ WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. VIZ./ (Names)/ "GARIAD MWY NA HWN NID OES, SEF FOD I/ UN RODDI EI EINIOES DROS EI GYFEILLION"/ 1939- 1945/ (Names) On the flower vase next to the cross: IN SACRED MEMORY/ ST CLEAR'S BRANCH/ BRITISH LEGION/ 11. NOV. 1950. On additional stone next to cross: WORLD WAR II EVACUATION/ TO THE KIND PEOPLE OF ST CLEARS,/ WHO ON THE 23RD JUNE 1940, WELCOMED/ INTO THEIR HOMES AND LOVINGLY CARED/ FOR 168 LONDON SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH/ 24 TEACHERS AND HELPERS RE-EVACUATED/ FROM SUSSEX AND BELONGING MAINLY TO/ ALBION STREET SCHOOL, ROTHERHITHE,/ AN AREA DEVASTATED BY BOMBING IN/ THE LONDON DOCKLANDS./ PRESENTED FORMER EVACUEES FROM LONDON AND OTHER AREAS 50 YEARS/ LATER, WHO REMEMBERED WITH LIFELONG/ THANKS, FRIENDSHIP AND GRATITUDE/ GYDA LLAWER O DDIOLCH AM BOB/ CAREDIGRWYDD./ 1990
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bowen, G
Cunnick, L
Davies, J T
Evans, A W
Griffiths, W
Howells, E L
Howells, W E G
Husband, T
James, J L
James, W
See details for all 32 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 25
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 25
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 7
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 7
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, rank, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Second World War - civilians
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
Refurbished October 2004
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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