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Hedd Wyn

Ellis Humphrey Evans
Trawsfynydd 1887 - Pilckern Ridge near Ieper, Belgium, 1917
Welsh poet
L.S. Merrifield
1923

Trawsfynydd /  Hedd Wyn   Trawsfynydd /  Hedd Wyn

Description

Bronze statue of Hedd Wyn dressed as shepherd. Cloak slung over left shoulder. His left hand holds the edge of his cloak and the upper part of a crook (lower part missing).

Inscription(s)

Weathered bronze plaque on the pedestal:
HEDD WYN

prifardd eisteddfod genedlaethol 1917
ganwyd ef ym mhlwyf trawsfynydd
a syrthiodd ar esgair pilkem yn
fflandrys gorffennaf 31 1917 yn 30 oed
"ei aberth nid a heibio - ei wyneb
annwyl nid a'n ango
er i'r almaen ystaenio
ei dwrn dur yn ei waed o"

Incised on slate slab at the foot of the monument with the same text:
HEDD WYN

prifardd eisteddfod
genedlaethol 1917.
ganwyd ef yn mhlwyf
trawsfynydd a syrthiodd ar
esgair pilkem yn fflandrys
gorffennaf 31, 1917, yn 30 oed.

ei aberth nid â heibio - ei wyneb
annwyl nid â'n ango
er i'r almaen ystaenio
ei dwrn dur yn ei waed ô.

HEDD WYN

Award winning bard of the
1917 National Eisteddfod
Born in the parish
of Trawsfynydd. Fell on
Pilkim Ridge in Flanders
on July 31, 1917 aged 30 years.

"His sacrifice was not in vain, his face
In our minds will remain,
Although he left a bloodstain
On Germany's iron fist of pain."

Incised on a second slate slab at the foot of the monument:
HEDD WYN

This statue commemorates the
death of the winning bard at the
Birkenhead National Eisteddfod
August 1917. The chair was awarded
posthumously to HEDD WYN who was
killed in action at Pilkim Ridge,
Flanders on July 30th 1917.

Annotation

Unveiled by Ellis' mother.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location (N 52°54'9" - W 3°55'23")

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