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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Arfon
Town
Bangor
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
Messrs J Gibbons (Mason)
J D Williams (Founder / Foundry)
Mr Frank Bellis (Architect)
Mr W Parry (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 31 October 1923
    Attended by: Lord Penrhyn
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
6999
Current location

Memorial Gardens
Deiniol Road
Bangor
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL57 2RE
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 57958 72104
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tapering pillar surmounted by cross. Plaques mounted on four protruding piers. Whole mounted on five stepped hexagonal base. Sword of sacrifice on west and east faces. Wreathes on all faces.
Inscription
Obelisk base - west face: TO GOD'S GLORY/ AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO/ FELL IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914-1918 Obelisk base - east face: ER GOGONIANT DUW/ AC ER COF ANWYLAF AM EIN/ CYD-DDINASYDDION A GWYMPODD/ YN Y RHYFEL MAWR/ 1914-1918 Two blank circular plaques on the base Pier top - west face: 1939-1945/ AND OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR/ YNGHYDA'R RHAI A/ GWYMPODD YN YR/ AIL RHYFEL/ MAWR Pier top - north and south faces: (Names) Pier base - west face: 1914-1918/ (Names) Pier base - other faces: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Aitken, A E
Alcock, A H
Annes, Arthur Herbert
Ashley, Stephen
Ashton, Owen Hugh
Barry, E L N
Bartley, J
Beaton, F
Bellis, J
Bevers, G
See details for all 354 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 258
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 258
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 95
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 95
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically by surname
Components
  • Pillar
    Measurements: depth 1200mm, width 1200mm
    Materials: Stone - Limestone
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 4000mm, height 7000mm, width 4000mm
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
2017: Some of the plaques were badly weathered 2005: Vandalism with column pushed from cenotaph causing it to smash. 2003: Memorial in a poor conservation state. 1992: Re-pointing of blocks needed, some cracking, spalling and moss.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Community Council
Reference
  • Holyhead Chronicle 2nd November 1923
  • Bangor Chronicle 25th September 2003
  • North Wales Weekly News 15th May 2003
  • Bangor Mail 14th May 2003, pg7
  • Bangor Mail 7th May 2003, pg7
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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