United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

PORT TALBOT

Our Ref: 2060

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Address

PARK
PORT TALBOT
WEST GLAMORGAN
Wales
 
Type:Allegory (eg: Victory)
OS Map Ref:SS 750 840

Inscription

1914 1918 / TO THE GLORY / OF GOD / AND IN MEMORY OF / OUR HONOURED DEAD / WHO FELL / IN THE GREAT WAR / O VALIANT HEARTS WHO TO YOUR GLORY CAME / THROUGH DUST OF CONFLICT, THROUGH BATTLE FLAME / TRANQUIL YOU LIE, YOUR KNIGHTLY VIRTUE PROVED / YOUR MEMORY HALLOWED IN THE LAND YOU LOVED / ALSO 1939-1945

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
PEDESTALGRANITE - ABERDEEN2580MM  Good
SCULPTUREBRONZE2580MM  Good

Physical Description

VICTORIOUS PEACE SURMOUNTING SQUARE PEDESTAL WITH RELIEF PANELS ON THREE SIDES REPRESENTING IMMORTALITY, PEACE AND THE SUPREME SACRIFICE, ALSO DATES

RELIEFS: 1) NUDE MALE HOLDING WREATH AND SWORD WITH BATTLE SCENE FRIEZE 2) FEMALE FIGURE WITH CHILD AND LAMB 3) DRAPED FEMALE FIGURE HOLDING PALM AND LAMP, FRIEZE DEPICTS MARCHING SOLDIERS CARRYING WOUNDED PAST BATTLEFIELD CROSSES

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?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?

Neath Port Talbot Council

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:04TH JULY 1925
RolePerformed By
UnveiledFIELD MARSHAL SIR WILLIAM R ROBERTSON

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 RoslynSculptor
MESSRS LANCASTERArchitect

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:13
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No