Manorbier War Memorial

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Reference WMO220427

Address:

Entrance to Manorbier Castle

Manorbier, Pembrokeshire

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Wheel cross
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Leaded
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: On the right hand side of the main entrance to Manorbier Castle. Within a stone walled enclosure, mounted with metal railings, a granite wheel cross, upon a pyramidal plinth and two-stepped base. The front face of the plinth bears the general commemoration for both wars and lists 3 men who died in WW2. On the other three faces are 27 names, listed by year (and probably in date order of death), giving full names and unit/service.
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To the Glory of God / AND / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF / THE MEN OF THIS PARISH / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914-1919 / 1939-1945 / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT / A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. / (3 names)

(Front face - WW2) MORGAN J. WILLIAMS. WILLIAM C. A. JOHNS / WILLIAM J. KIDNEY (Right face - WW1) 1914 / WILLIAM SHIPLEY R.N. / CHARLES ALLEN R.E. / 1915 / WILFRED JOHNS WELSH / COLWYNNE PHILIPPS H.G. / 1916 / GEORGE WILLIAMS CANADIANS / ARTHUR O. PHILIPPS CANADIANS / JOHN C. MURRAY S.W.B. / ROLAND E, PHILIPPS R.FUS. / GEORGE BROWN R.E. / GEORGE RIXON WELSH. (Rear face) 1917 / T. LLOYD DAVIES MER SERVICE / FREDERICK BRYANT WELSH / EDGAR LEWIS WELSH / HENRY HUGHES R.G.A. / WILLIAM HARRINGTON A.I.F. / WILLIAM ALLEN R.F.A. / REGINALD HARRINGTON A.I.F. / BENJAMIN SCOURFIELD PEM. YEO. / BERTIE JOHNS HUSSARS / WILLIAM PHILLIPS R.W.F. / (Left face) 1918 / W. BASIL JONES R.A.F. / BENJAMIN G. WHARTON K.S.L.I. / GEORGE T. BUSH R.N. / THOMAS RIXON R.E. / FERGUSSON BARCLAY R.A.F. / DIED OF WOUNDS / 1919 / FREDERICK G. THOMAS R.E. / 1920 / WILLIAM WILLIAMS WELSH.

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