United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

HOLYHEAD

Our Ref: 2031

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Address

VICTORIA SQ
HOLYHEAD
GWYNEDD
Wales
 
Type:Cenotaph
Other Location Details:

OPPOSITE VICTORIA TERRACE

OS Map Ref:SH 246 823

Inscription

GWRONIAID Y/ RYHFEL MAWR/ 1914 - 1918/ (NAMES)/ CYFODWYD Y GOLOFN HON GAN/ DRIGOLION CAERGYBI ER COF AM/ Y RHAI A FU FARW DROS RYDDID/ CYFIAWNDER (...) WAREIDDIAD/

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
CenotaphGRANITE - CORNISH4800MM  Good
PLAQUESBRONZE   Good

Physical Description

CENOTAPH ON TWO STEPPED BASE. ADDED TABLETS ON NARROW SIDES OF BASE RECORD NAMES OF FALLEN OF WW2 AND FALKLANDS. BROAD SIDES HAVE WELSH AND ENGLISH INSCRIPTIONS IN BRONZE LETTERING.

RELIEF OF SOLDIER AND SAILOR ON LEFT AND RIGHT FACES

SWORD OF SACRIFICE AND NAME PANELS ON FRONT FACE

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
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?Yes
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
WarFalklands Conflict (1982)
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?Yes
Who is responsible for the memorial?

Maintenance History:

2006: Telephone call from member of the public reported that the names were difficult to read

Ceremonies

Date:15TH SEPTEMBER 1923
RolePerformed By
UnveilingSIR R H WILLIAMS-BULKELEY

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
Louis Frederick RoslynArchitect

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments:PROG: 15TH SEPT 1923
Photographs:3
Other Documents:HOLYHEAD CHRONICLE 24/2/22
Form / Letter:L
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection 
Other website http://www.anglesey.info/Holyhead%20War%20Memorial%20Front%202%20230105.jpg