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The First Viscount Tredegar - Is-Iarll Cyntaf Tredegar

Godfrey Charles Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar
Ruperra Castle, Glamorganshire 1831 - 1913
British Army officer and British politician
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W. Goscombe John
1909

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Description

Equestrian statue of Lord Tredegar as he was in 1854 in the uniform of the 17th Lancers. On the pedestal are bronze reliefs depicting the charge of the Light Brigade. On the small side of the pedestal a relief portrait in a medallion, with the year 1909, and a coat of arms with the motto deus nobiscum quis contra nos (God be for us, who can be against us?).

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Inscription(s)

godfrey
first viscount tredegar
erected by the county of
glamorgan as a tribute
of respect and affection
unveiled on the 55th anni-
versary of the day on which
lord tredegar then captain
godfrey charles morgan led
a troop of xvii lancers in the
charge of the light brigade
at balaclava

Signed: (statue, reliefs, plinth) w. goscombe john r.a. sc.

Annotation

In the presence of the almost 80 year old Lord Tredegar, the statue was unveiled by the Earl of Plymouth on 25 October 1909, the 55th anniversary of the day on which Lord Tredegar led a troop of XVII Lancers in the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava:
Lord Tredegar, who is in his eightieth year, was visibly moved by the ceremony, and a brief address he recalled the words of the French General on the charge ,of the Light Brigade— "It is magnificent, but it is not war." "I don't know exactly what that general would call war," remarked his Lordship, amid laughter, "but the charge was something very nearly like war." (Laughter).

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