United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS

Our Ref: 17816

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Address

BODHYFRYD AND CHESTER ROAD JCN
BODHYFRYD
CLWYD
Wales
 
Type:Sculptured/Cast Group
OS Map Ref:SJ 336 506

Previous Locations

AddressDate MovedReason for Move
REGENT ST AND GROSVENOR RD JCN
WREXHAM
CLWYD
Wales
1959MEMORIAL WAS MOVED DUE TO INCREASED VOLUME OF TRAFFIC IN LOCAL AREA

Inscription

PLINTH: TO THE/ IMMORTAL MEMORY/ OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS/ DUW CADWR BRENIN/ DROS RHYDDID COLLASANT EU GWAED

WALL LEFT: HEFYD I GOFIO'R FFIWSILWYR CYMREIG BRENHINOL/ A SYRTHIODD YN YR AIL RHYFEL MAWR 1939-1945

WALL RIGHT: ALSO IN MEMORY OF THOSE ROYAL WELCHMEN/ WHO FELL IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALGRANITE - ASHLAR   Good
FIGURESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

BRONZE FIGURES ASHLAR PEDESTAL AND FLANKING WALLS. CENTRAL PEDESTAL SURMOUNTED BY FIGURES IN 18TH CENTURY AND 20TH CENTURY UNIFORMS OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS. INSCRIPTION COMMEMORATING THE DEAD OF WW1 ON THE PEDESTAL, WHICH IS FLANKED BY LOW QUADRANT WALLS WHICH CARRY WW2 INSCRIPTONS AND HAVE LAUREL-BAND CORNICE AND RAKING COPINGS. WALLS TERMINATE IN STEPPED PIERS WITH SEGMENTAL CAPS AND LOW RELIEF EMBLEMS.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:0
Served & Returned0
Died0
Is this an exact count?Not known
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial?None
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?No

Maintenance

Are the letters difficult to read?No
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2004: SCULTPTURE RESTORED TO FIX EFFECTS OF RUSTING AND EXPANSION OF THE BRONZE WHICH HAD CAUSED FRACTURES

Ceremonies

Date:15TH NOVEMBER 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledLt General Sir Francis Lloyd
Date:15TH NOVEMBER 1924
RolePerformed By
DedicatedArchbishop of Wales

Sponsorships

Sponsorship Type:None
Did this include a trust or scholarship?No
Did this include a roll of honour?NOT APPLICABLE
Cost of Site:Not known
Cost of Memorial:Not known
Comments on Costs:

Craftsmen

NameOccupation
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHNArtist

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

More photos & press cuttings on R.Morris files

Comments:PROG: "THE UNVEILING AND THE DEDICATION OF THE REGIMENTAL WAR MEMORIAL OF THE ROYAL WELCH FUSILIERS" 15 NOVEMBER 1924 PROG: "REMEMBRANCE SERVICE / CWASANAETH COFFA" 14 NOVEMBER 1999 NEWS: "WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWS" 15 NOVEMBER 1919; 8 MAY 1920; 29 MAY 1920; 18 SEPTEMBER 1920; 20 JANUARY 1923; 12 JULY 1923; 25 AUGUST 1923; 3 MAY 1924; 21 JUNE 1924; 30 AUGUST 1924; 25 OCTOBER 1924; 1 NOVEMBER 1924; 21 NOVEMBER 1924; 22 NOVEMBER 1924 NEWS: "WREXHAM LEADER" 30 JANUARY 1959 MAG: "SUPPLEMENT TO THE BRYMBO WORKS MAGAZINE" UNDATED NEWS: WREXHAM COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS RELEASE, 15 SEPTEMBER 2004
Photographs:6
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:F
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Press Cuttings:9
Publication NameAuthorDate PublishedPage / DateOther Information
WELLINGTON JOURNAL & SHREWSBURY NEWSN/A VARIOUS 
OrganisationIdWebsite
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