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Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Arfon
Town
Caernarfon (Caernarvon)
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
Messrs. Hugh Jones & Company, Seiont Marble Works, Caernarfon. (Builder)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2 July 1904
    Attended by: J. E. Greaves Esq. (Lord-Lieutenant of the county)
  • Dedicated
    Date: 2 July 1904
    Attended by: Reverend J. W. Wynne Jones M.A.
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7054
Current location

The path that leads up to the memorial on Ben Twthill starts where Twthill East meets Thomas Street.
Twthill East
Caernarfon (Caernarvon)
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1AY
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 48195 63015
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A wheel cross on a pillar with battered faces that surmounts a three tier pedestal on a base. There are tablets on the four faces of the top tier of the pedestal that record the inscription, and the names of the fallen. The memorial is surrounded by railings.
Inscription
6 o'clock face: THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN / MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THIS / COUNTY WHO DIED SERVING THEIR / COUNTRY IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR / 1899-1902. 9 o'clock face: (Names) 12 o'clock face: (Names) 3 o'clock face: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Williams-ellis, Roger
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Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 24
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 24
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename initial, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pillar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Condition
History
The memorial was cleaned in 1991, and the railings were painted in 1991.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
Arfon Council
Reference
  • Gildea, James. For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1911, p.262.
  • Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald Newspaper, 8 July 1904.
  • The Times, 4 July 1904, p.11.

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