Capel Cymraeg Salem

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Reference WMO/271671


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Other
  • Metal Bronze
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is installed in an entrance porch internal window. It comprises a bronze helmeted female figure dressed in flowing robes. She clasps a sword and a wreath and stands on a pedestal bearing the words ‘ER COF AM’ (IN MEMORY OF). The figure is mounted on a Pavonazzo marble plaque with the following inscription:- EU COFFADWRIAETH A BERY YN DRAGYWYDD (THEIR MEMORIAL IS EVERLASTING). CARIAD MWY NA HWN NID OES GAN NEB SEF BOD I UN ROI EI EINIOES DROS EI GYFELLION (“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS”)1 1914 -1919 AELODAU O’R EGLWYS HON A RODDASANT EU BYWYD YN Y ABERTH YN Y RHYFEL MAWR MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR SACRIFICE Beneath the memorial is a separate bronze plaque inscribed with the words:- IDRIS PRYSE AELOD O’R EGLWYS HON A RODDOD EI FYWYD YN ABERTH YN Y RHYFEL 1939 - 1945 THIS CHURCH MEMBER GAVE HIS LIFE IN SACRIFICE IN THE WAR 1939-1945 The memorial was designed by Sir William Goscombe John. The lettering and installation of the memorial were undertaken by W Clarke of Llandaff.
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