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World War I Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel byd cyntaf

W. Goscombe John
A.B. Burton (Thames Ditton)
1921

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Description

Bronze statue of a soldier standing with slung rifle and one foot resting on a rock.

Inscription(s)

to the
immortal memory of
the men of lampeter
and of nurse richards
who died in the great war
1914-1919
nobly they did their duty
and sacrificed their lives
defending their homes and country

Mewn angof ni chant fod
this inscription is
in remembrance of all
who gave
their lives
1939-1945

Signed: W. Goscombe-John R.A. 1921
a.b. burton / founder / thames ditton

Annotation

From the information sign:
War memporial
Soon after the end of the First World War in 11th November 1918, Lampeter people talked of raising a memorial to the fallen. A committee was set up and the eminent Sculptor Sir William Goscombe John was approached to design the memorial. The Lloyd Brothers of The Bryn donated the land. Donations and a large Bazaar raised money for the project. Stone was donated from Rhydderchlwyd, Cellan, and the Ynysybwl Pennant Stone Company. The memorial was officially opened by Major J.C. Harford of Falcondale on Friday 14th of October 1921.

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°6'55" W 4°4'37"

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