Pentip Church in Wales School WW1

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Reference WMO268881

Address:

Pentip Voluntary Aided School

Pembrey Road

Llanelli

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 Bronze
Lettering: Raised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Pentip Church in Wales Primary School was built on land donated by David Mansel Lewis, and the work was paid for by Colonel Stepney. The school opened to pupils in 1868, and was in use until 1983, when the school was demolished and moved to the old School of Art at Llanelli. Over 300 former pupils of the school served during the Great War, 46 of which gave their lives. These men are commemorated on a framed bronze plaque, which is displayed over a stairway at the Pentip School. Nowy headed metal plaque with dedicatory inscription. Names are listed in two columns divided by a Latin cross with pointed end, reaching from top to bottom. The dates 1914 and 1918 are enclosed in a carved laurel wreath. All the inscriptions are within a raised decorative border. The plaque in set upon a nowy headed backboard.
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1914/ 1918/ TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN HONOUR OF/ 300 FORMER SCHOLARS OF THIS SCHOOL/ WHO VOLUNTEERED TO SERVE IN THE GREAT WAR/ AND/ IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ THE FOLLOWING WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES/ FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY/ (Names)/ "GWELL ANGAU NA CHYWILYDO" Translates as "DEATH RATHER THAN DISHONOUR"

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