United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials
 The Imperial War Museum

Penarth

Our Ref: 6703

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Address

Alexandra Gardens
Beach Road
Penarth
SOUTH GLAMORGAN
Wales
CF64 3NR
 
Type:Composite
OS Map Ref:ST 187 714

Inscription

IN GRATEFUL MEMORY/ OF THE MEN OF PENARTH/ WHO DIED/ FOR THEIR COUNTRY/ IN THE GREAT WAR/ 1914 1918/ ALSO/ 1939 1945/

Components

ComponentMaterial(s)HeightWidthDepthCondition
OBELISKStone   Good
FIGUREBRONZE   Good
PLINTHStone    
STEPSStone   Good

Physical Description

Obelisk set on a stepped plinth, base, and grass mound. There are steps leading up to the base and the whole is set in a garden. On the 6o'clock face has a figure of winged victory on the prow of a ship holding a wreath and sword.

Wars Commemorated & People Remembered

WarFirst World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial:289
Served & Returned0
Died289
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial:205
Served & Returned0
Died205
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarKorean War (1950-1953)
Total names on memorial:1
Served & Returned0
Died1
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarSecond World War Civilians
Total names on memorial:8
Served & Returned0
Died8
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?surname
What information is listed on the memorial? surname, forename
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes
WarVC or GC Winners
Total names on memorial:2
Served & Returned0
Died2
Is this an exact count?Yes, an exact count
How are the names ordered?Not known
What information is listed on the memorial? surname
Do we hold a list of names on the memorial?Yes

Maintenance

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

Maintenance History:

Ceremonies

Date:11 November 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledMRS BARTLETT
Date:11 November 1924
RolePerformed By
UnveiledCAPT ARTHUR EVANS

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 JOHNDesigner

References

Co-ordinator's Comments:

Comments: 
Photographs:7
Other Documents:None
Form / Letter:O
Negatives:No
Drawings / Plans:No
Minutes:No
Publications:1
Press Cuttings:1
OrganisationIdWebsite
Carter Postcard Collection