Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Arfon
Town
Bangor
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
99253

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Current location

The WW1 and WW2 (IWM 65754) memorials hang in the school hall
high on the end wall directly opposite the main entrance. This is in the original school building
now called Friars Lower School and part of Coleg Menai.
Friars Lower School
Ffriddoedd Road
Bangor
Arfon
Gwynedd
LL57 2TP
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 56977 71741
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Nowy headed wooden board with dedicatory inscription in top panel with the school crest above a Latin motto. The names of the fallen are listed in two columns in two panels below, above a second Latin motto. Two smaller boards are set below the main board, one Welsh and one Latin.
Inscription
FRIARS SCHOOL/ Foedere 1557 Fraterno / ROLL OF HONOUR/ 1914 1918 / (Names) / Vivitis aeterno, qui sic cecidistis, honore* * Translation - To the eternal life, who thus fell, in honour. Small board below main board: EITHR Y MAE ENEIDIAU Y RHAI CYFIAWN YN LLAW DUW. / AC NI CHYFFWRDD CYSTUDD Â HWYNT**/ I.W. W.St. B.G. ** Translation - BUT THE SOULS OF THE RIGHTEOUS ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD. / AND WE WILL NOT MEET AFFLICTION WITH THEM/ Second small board below first board: QUAM POTUERE VIRI TIBI TRADERE TRADE SALUTEM / TU.PUER: ARDENTEM LAMPADA CURSOR HABES***. / 1937 / W.G.W. *** Translation - HOW CAN MEN GIVE YOU TRADE SALVATION / YOU. SON: YOU HAVE A BURNING LAMP CURSOR
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Bagg, A. E.
Baxter, Ian
Cooil, C.
Cooil, J. D.
Edwards, A. S.
Edwards, Kenneth G.
Ellis, T. H.
Green, John
Griffith, Oswald
Hargreaves, F.
See details for all 44 names
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 44
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 44
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forename/initials, surname, decorations, regiment/service, year of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The school
Reference
  • Caernarvon & Denbigh Herald - Friday 01 August 1919 FRIARS HEAD MASTER HONOURED "Old Boys" Presentation <28th July 1919 A Handsome oak cabinet presented in memory of the 42 Friars boys who died in WW1. Unveiled by Mr James Marks of Llandudno (an "old boy") Consecrated by Archdeacon Lloyd Jones> Present location unknown.

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