International Brigade

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Reference WMO264392

Address:

Rhondda Heritage Park Museum

Coedcae Road

Pontypridd

CF37 2NP

Wales

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
About the memorial: To commemorate men from the Rhondda who served in the International Brigade. Memorial was originally in the CouncilOffices, Pentre but moved to the museum when the offices were sold. The Rhondda Borough Council Coat of Arms is at the top of the memorial. It contains the names of seven men who were killed and 24 who returned home.
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THIS MEMORIAL HONOURS THE MEN FROM THE RHONDDA// WHO FOUGHT IN THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE WITH THE SPANISH PEOPLE// IN DEFENCE OF DEMOCRACY AND PEACE 1936 -1939. SEVEN REST IN THE SOIL OF SPAIN [followed by names and home village] TWENTY FOUR RETURNED TO CONTINUE THEIR STRUGGLE [underlined] [24 names follow with home village in 2 columns] ERECTED BY THE RHONDDA BOROUGH COUNCIL // AND// UNVEILED BY MR JACK JONES CH MBE FCIL // Former General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union // who fought in the International Brigade // 2nd September 1989

Seven who rest in the soil of Spain Alec Cummings Tonypandy William J. Davies Penygraig Harry Dobson Blaenclydach Sydney James Treherbert David J. Jones Llwynypia Frank Owen Maerdy Thomas Picton Treherbert Twenty four returned Tom Adlam Ystrad George Baker Gelli Will Bevan Penygraig Archie Cox Ystrad D. D. Davies Gelli T. E. S. Davies Penygraig W. J. Foulkes Treherbert William J. Griffiths Llwynypia D. M. Jones Maerdy Emrys Jones Clydach Vale Jack Jones Blaenclydach Tom Jones Penygraig A. Lewis Rhondda Hector Manning Dinas Frank Middleton Trealaw Alfred J. Morris Maerdy William Paynter Cymmer G. Poustie Treorchy Edward Powell Treorchy William Price Ton Pentre J. Roberts Trealaw Jack Roberts Tonypandy Arthur Williams Penygraig Alun M. Williams Gilfach

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