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World War I Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel byd cyntaf

(artist?)
1921

Llangeitho /  World War I Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel byd cyntaf   Llangeitho /  World War I Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel byd cyntaf

Description

Marble statue of a soldier in mourning pose with hands clasped above reversed rifle.

Inscription(s)

er cof am fechgyn yr ardal hon.
a syrthiasant yn y Rhyfel Mawr.

1914-1918

(names)


"Ein gwrol rhyfelwyr, gwladgarwyr tra mâd
Dros ryddid gollasant eu gwaed."*

In memory of boys of this area
fallen in the Great War.
1914-1918

 


Its warring defenders, so gallant and brave,
For freedom their life's blood they gave

Er cofam y rhaia syrthiodd
yn rhyfel

1939-1945

(names)


mwyaf garw marw ymhell.
In memory of those who fell
in the war
1939-1945

 


Most tragic of all is to die far from home
*The last two lines of the first strophe of the Welsh national anthem "Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau".

Annotation

Unveiled 28 March 1921.

Llangeitho / World War I Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel byd cyntaf

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°13'6" W 4°1'23"

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