Private Ewart Huggins' memorial plaque, Queen St Congregational Church, Brynmawr

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Brynmawr Museum

Market Square

Brynmawr

Wales

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Grey marble plaque with gold-painted lettering.Dimensions: height 375 mm; width 610 mm; depth 25 mm. Originally kept at the (former) Congregational Chapel in Queen Street, Brynmawr, which has since been converted into a private dwelling. One of two memorials dedicated to men of the Queen Street congregation who served in the First World War. This memorial plaque is dedicated to an individual, Private Ewart Huggins, who died of wounds on 2 October 1915 during the Battle of Loos. Ewart Huggins, was a collier who worked for Lancasters in Blaina and lived at 5 Dumfries Place, Brynmawr. From his military record, he enlisted for the territorials before the war in 1908, aged 19 years and 9 months; at this time, he was 5 foot 3 inches in height, weighed just over 7 stone and his ‘fully expanded’ chest measured 34.5 inches.
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THIS TABLET/ IS ERECTED IN HONOUR/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ PRIVATE EWART HUGGINS, 1st WELSH REGt./ WHO DIED OF WOUNDS/ RECEIVED AT THE BATTLE OF LOOS OCT 1st 1915/ 'I have fought a good fight'.

Private Ewart Huggins, 1st Welsh Regiment

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