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SWANSEA WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 and other conflicts - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008
transcribed Janet M Neilson 2011

The memorial is situated at the roadside, overlooking Swansea Bay, opposite recreation ground on Mumbles Road Promenade, Swansea. It takes the form of a Portland stone cenotaph with stylised tomb-chest with bronze low relief wreaths on the sides with dates. The front and back have a relief of an anchor in wreath and Swansea Arms, below which is the inscription. The Cenotaph precinct is surrounded by an octagonal wall with four entrances; the inner faces of the wall bear bronze plaques with the names of the fallen and there a stones recording details of ceremonies. There is a wreath on front face, with the army, navy and air force crests on the other sides. There are 2,274 (2,439 listed here) names for World War 1, 400 (765 listed here) for World War 2 and three in other conflicts including Korea. The foundation stone was laid by Field Marshall The Earl Haig, Kt., GCB, OM, KCIE, on 1 July 1922 and was unveiled by Admiral Sir Doveton Sturdee, bt., GCB., KCMG, CVO, LLD, on 21 July 1923 when it as also dedicated. The memorial was damaged during by sharpnel during World War 2 and the gates were removed due to this damage. The memorial cost £3,000 but more than £9,000 was subscribed to the memorial fund, and £3,000 went to the Memorial Assistance Scheme to help children of fallen soldiers obtain work after leaving school.

Photographs Copyright © Janet M Neilson 2011

1914-1918 1939-1945
PRO DEO REGE ET PATRIA Foundation Stone: THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
F.M. EARL HAIG OF BEMERSYDE
K.T. G.C.B. O.M G.C.V.O K.C.I.E.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF JULY 1922
UNDER THIS STONE LIES THE KINGS SHILLING
PLACED BY MRS FEWINGS REPRESENTING THE WAR WIDOWS.

Due to the large volume of names the names have been split between conflicts and then in alphabetical sections. The memorial lists them under the various services and sections within but for ease of documentation and research we have sorted them into alphabetical order here by conflict.

*** NOTE *** The research of the men listed is ongoing. Transcribing the names correctly is difficult and we don't always get it right but with around 3,000 names on the memorial there will always be errors occuring. As the paels around the memorial are mixed between World War 1 and World War 2 as well as other conflicts some names may be in the wrong section but this will be corrected when the individual details are added.

A-Z of names on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial Swansea Cenoptaph - Surnames starting with A Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 Surnames starting with B Surnames starting with C Surnames starting with D Surnames starting with E Surnames starting with F Surnames starting with G Surnames starting with H Surnames starting with I Surnames starting with J Surnames starting with K Surnames starting with L Surnames starting with M Surnames starting with N Surnames starting with O Surnames starting with P Surnames starting with Q Surnames starting with R Surnames starting with S Surnames starting with T Surnames starting with U Surnames starting with V Surnames starting with W Surnames starting with X Surnames starting with Y Surnames starting with Z

A-Z of names on the Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 memorial Cambridge Guildhall - Surnames starting with A Cambridge Guildhall World War 1 Surnames starting with B Surnames starting with C Surnames starting with D Surnames starting with E Surnames starting with F Surnames starting with G Surnames starting with H Surnames starting with I Surnames starting with J Surnames starting with K Surnames starting with L Surnames starting with M Surnames starting with N Surnames starting with O Surnames starting with P Surnames starting with Q Surnames starting with R Surnames starting with S Surnames starting with T Surnames starting with U Surnames starting with V Surnames starting with W Surnames starting with X Surnames starting with Y Surnames starting with Z

Last updated 2 December, 2016

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