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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Rhuddlan
Town
Rhyl
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902), First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998), Falklands Conflict (1982), Iraq War (2003-2011)
Maker
Mr Herbert Chatham (Designer)
Mr. Herbert Chatham (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1919
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Opened
    Date: 1st January 1948
    Attended by: Unknown
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11th November 1928
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Unveiled
    Date: 3rd September 1904
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of FlintshireE
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7169
Current location

Garden of Remembrance
B5118 East Parade
Rhyl
Rhuddlan
Clwyd
LL18 3AN
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 01024 81888
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • John Street
    Rhyl
    Rhuddlan
    Clwyd
    Wales

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
The memorial comprises two miniature cenotaphs in Aberdeen grey granite fixed on a base of hard York stone steps. There are four bronze tablets on each of the two cenotaphs each containing 46 names of those who died in WW1 and WW2 and on each of the narrow sides is a bronze laurel wreath. The central memorial is on a two-stepped base of York stone surmounted by Kennay granite pedestal, surmounted by a Carrara marble figure of a Royal Welsh Fusilier in Khaki uiform with slough hat, standing at ease with arms reversed. Original Inscriptions in raised cartouche on the plinth commemorating those who fell in the South African War, 1899 - 1902. The whole stands in the WW2 Garden of Remembrance.
Inscription
PEDESTAL, FRONT FACE: DULCE ET DECORUM EST PRO PATRIA MORI/ IN MEMORY/ OF THE RHYL MEN WHO FELL IN THE/ SOUTH AFRICAN WAR WHILE SERVING/ THEIR SOVEREIGN AND THEIR COUNTRY/ 1899-1902./ (Names)/ THIS GARDEN IS DEDICATED IN/ GRATEFUL MEMORY TO THOSE/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE/ 1939 - 1945/ WORLD WAR/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION. SERVICEMAN, PEDESTAL, SIDE TWO: 1939 - 1945/ (Names)/ FALKLANDS CAMPAIGN/ (Name) SERVICEMAN, PEDESTAL SIDE THREE: 1939 - 1945/ (NAMES)/ (NAME)/ KILLED IN NORTHERN IRELAND 1977 SERVICEMAN, PEDESTAL: KILLED IN IRAQ/ (Name) WW1 MEMORIAL, SIDE ONE: TO RHYL'S GLORIOUS DEAD/ IN GRATITUDE AND PROUD REMEMBRANCE/ DROS RYDDID COLLASANT EU GWAED WW1 MEMORIAL, OTHER SIDES: 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES) BOARD: THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE/ THIS GARDEN IS DEDICATED IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 AND WAS/ OPENED AND DEDICATED ON SUNDAY 15TH AUGUST 1948. THE SITE/ IS RECLAIMED SANDHILLS AND ALL THE WORK WAS CARRIED OUT BY/ RHYL LABOUR. THE MEMORIALS OF THE OTHER WARS WERE REMOVED/ TO THE SITE FROM THE PROMENADE. THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE / IS NOW ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF THE COUNCIL AND THE/ INHABITANTS OF RHYL, AND THOSE VISITING THE GARDEN WITH/ CHILDREN ARE ASKED TO EXPLAIN TO THEM THE SACRED PURPOSE OF/ THE GARDEN.
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Alcock, T
Amos, Harry O
Amos, J Ivor
Amos, J Wesley
Arnold, F M
Arthurs, Albert
Auster, Conway L
Bakewell, A
Bayliss, J E
Beale, C
See details for all 190 names
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 6
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 6
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: rank
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 288
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 288
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Rank, initials, forename, surname, regiment.
    Order of information: surname
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 115
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 115
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Initials, surname, decorations.
    Order of information: surname
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, initial, surname, place of death, date of death.
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname,campaign, regiment
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Iraq War (2003-2011)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename, surname, year died, regiment.
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 4000 mm
    Materials: Stone - York
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height c. 4267 mm
    Materials: Undefined
  • Cenotaph
    Measurements: height 1798 mm
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
Memorial is Grade II listed by CADW, 14/02/1994.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
TOWN COUNCIL
Reference
  • For Remembrance and in Honour of Those Who Lost Their Lives in the South African War 1899-1902 by Gildea, James 257 Published:Eyre and Spottiswoode 1911 London
  • Carter Postcard Collection

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