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Great Britain
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion

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New Promenade, The Promontory
(Castle Point)

Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth

Mario Rutelli

1923

Aberystwyth /  Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth   Aberystwyth /  Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth

Description

Octagonal column of 25 m (82 ft.) high, crowned by a winged Victory standing on a globe. On the seaward side a bronze portrayal of Humanity (or Mankind) in the form of a naked female emerges from the foliage of war.

Aberystwyth / Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth
Victory
Aberystwyth / Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth Aberystwyth / Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth
Humanity (Mankind)

Inscription(s)

On the column plaques in Welsh and English:
"GREATER
LOVE HATH
NO MAN THAN
THIS…"
DROS
RYDDID

Dros Ryddid = For Freedom.

The sea side front of the base has plaques with texts.

At the feet of Humanity the seal of Aberystwyth Borough (a lion) and the text:

1914
EIN
TEYRNGED
1919
OUR
TRIBUTE
Below that plaques with the Welsh dragon (upper row)and text:

Aberystwyth / Aberystwyth Borough War Memorial - Cofeb Ryfel Aberystwyth

1939-1945
the names on the lower panels
perpetuate the memory of those
men and women of this borough
who sacrificed their lives for freedom
in the second world war.
"a'u gogoniant ni ddileir"

The Welsh quotation means "their glory shall not be blotted out" (Ecclesiasticus 44:13)

On the other seven sides plaques with the names of the fallen in the First World War (upper row) and Second World War (lower row).

Annotation

Unveiled 14 September 1923 by Lieutenant Colonel John Charles Rea.

War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 52°24'50" W 4°5'27"

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