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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Meirionnydd
Town
Trawsfynydd
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Mr John Edward (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10 September 1921
    Attended by: Lady Osmond Williams
  • Dedicated
    Date: 10 September 1921
    Attended by: Rev J T Lewis, BA, rector of Trawsfynydd; Rev David Hughes; Rev E Parry
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6987
Current location

Hill top
200 yards from the play area at Cefn Gwyn housing state
Parc Bryn-y-Gofed
Trawsfynydd
Meirionnydd
Gwynedd
LL41 4SG
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 70590 35300
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Seion Chapel
    Village Street
    Trawsfynydd
    Meirionnydd
    Gwynedd
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: SH 708 355
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Celtic cross surmounting two-stepped pedestal, which in turn stands on stepped base. Inscription in white lettering. WW1 names on front, WW2 names on back of pedestal. Memorial stands in small fenced enclosure.
Inscription
Y RHYFEL MAWR/ 1914-1918/ (Names)/ I'R ADWY DAN YN BRIDWERTH - YR ELECH/ YN WROLION PRUDFERTH:/ A'N BRO CAIN, EI BRI A'I GWERTH/ ACHUBWYD TRWY EICH ABERTH / RHYFEL 1939-1945/ (Names)/ YR EILDRO MYNNAI'R HELDRIN YN ABERTH/ EIN MEIBION I'R DDYCIN/ ER EU RHOI, PARHA EU RHIN/ I GURO YNG NGHALON GWERIN/ H.W.J. Translation WW1: You brave and comely young men were drawn into that fiery breach to restore freedom: by your sacrifice this fair and honoured native land which we hold so dear was saved Translation WW2: For the second time hostilities insisted that our young men should be sacrificed for a cause. Though they gave their lives, their virtue still beats within the heart of our people.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Currud, Alfred F
Davies, Robert H
Davies, William J
Edwards, Joseph
Ellis, John
Evans, Ellis
Evans, John
Evans, Owen
Evans, Thomas R
Evans, Tommy
See details for all 37 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 33
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 33
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: depth 1420mm, height 4050mm, width 1600mm
    Materials: Granite
  • Fence/ Railing
    Measurements: depth 2200mm, width 4200mm
    Materials: Stone, Metal
Condition
History
1992: metal railings in need of brushing and repainting. c1989: lettering and metal railings were repainted.
Costs

Comments: The memorial was sponsored by a committee of local residents.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: It was raised by public subscription. Land was donated by a local public benefactor.
Responsibility
Trawsfynydd Community Council
Reference

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