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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Alyn And Deeside
Town
Hawarden
County
Clwyd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945), 21st Century Wars (2000-Present)
Maker
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott ARA RA of Thompson & Sons of Peterborough
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Lord Lieutenant of Flintshire, H N Gladstone
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 1920
    Attended by: Rector C F Lyttleton
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7183
Current location

Road junction of Gladstone Way and the Highway
Gladstone Way
Hawarden
Alyn And Deeside
Clwyd
CH5 3DG
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SJ 31456 65811
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Large obelisk with gabled apex. Beneath this is an ogee-headed moulded niche with crocketed finial and flanking decorative pilasters. Inside is a Sculpted figure of Christ on the Cross. Moulded base and low, coped walls in front of monument, the rear wall of which, flanking the obelisk, bears the names of those commemorated on panels. Elevated roadside site reached by 8 steps.
Inscription
On obelisk: TO THE PRAISE OF GOD / AND THE GLORIOUS MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF THE PARISH OF HAWARDEN / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES / FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE CAUSE/ OF RIGHTEOUSNESS AND FREEDOM / A.D. 1914 - 1919 / THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE On base of obelisk: THIS MEMORIAL / HAS BEEN ERECTED BY / SUBSCRIBERS IN THE PARISH / OF HAWARDEN AND COMMITTED / BY THEM TO THE CUSTODY OF / THE PARISH COUNCIL, TO BE / PRESERVED INVIOLATE IN / PERPETUAL REMEMBRANCE / OF THE DEAD WHOSE NAMES / ARE RECORDED THEREON. / IT WAS UNVEILED BY / HENRY N. GLADSTONE ESQ / LORD LIEUTENENT (sic) OF FLINT / SHIRE ON SUNDAY / NOVEMBER 11TH 1920 / GILBERT G SCOTT ARA ARCHITECT / (Names) On Wall Panels: (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Allman, E
Amos, Samuel
Ankers, Joseph T
Astbury, H
Attwood, J George
Attwood, John C
Auton, Harry
Baker, Albert
Bakewell, Eric
Barker, Herbert
See details for all 346 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 231
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 231
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 105
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 105
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Surname, forename
    Order of information: Alphabetically
  • 21st Century Wars (2000-Present)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forename, surname
    Order of information: No order
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 9144 mm
    Materials: Stone - Sandstone
Condition
History
Extensively restored between 1987 and 1988 at an estimated cost of £2,000. Restoration work included: grinding down all names and smoothing out the surface; cover lettering with black enamel to make letters more defined and increase longevity in future; clean sandstone surfaces and any defects on figure casued by corrosion; all joints toveraked and repointed.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Hawarden Community Council
Reference
  • A. Bruce, The Cathedral 'Open and Free': Dean Bennett of Chester (Liverpool, 2000)
  • Chronicle, 11 August 2011; Leader, 8 August 2011 - in reference to James Smart
  • Hawarden Parish Magazine, June 1919

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