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Troedyrhiw Fallen Heroes War Memorial was unveiled on 28th September 1921 by Major-General C.J. Deverell C.B.,D.S.O. (photo above). It had been paid for by public subscriptions raised through the efforts of a fundraising committee of local residents (photo above). The architect was Cornelius Pryce of Troedyrhiw (3rd from right in committee photo) who is listed in Kelly’s Directory of Monmouthshire and South Wales 1926 as a Stone and Marble Mason. Interestingly, more of his work can be seen in the headstones and monuments of Saron Graveyard and it is likely that other examples can be found  both locally and further afield.

Troedyrhiw War Memorial carries this inscription in Welsh ‘Arwr y byd heria’r bedd.’ which translates into English as ‘The heroes of the world challenge the grave.’ Beneath this is the following dedication:-

THIS MEMORIAL,RAISED BY THE INHABITANTS, IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF TROEDYRHIW WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR KING AND COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918.

A total of 56 casualties of the First World War are listed on the memorial.

Additionally, 17 names of Troedyrhiw men are listed under the following inscription:-

In remembrance of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the Second World War 1939 – 1945.

We would be interested to hear from anyone with information about any of these men.

WWI                                                        WW2

ARTHUR E.B.                                  BOWEN W.G.

BEARD G.H.                                    DAVIES R.T.

BREWER H.E.                                 DINGRAM W.

BURROWS D.                                  EVANS E.J.

BURTON F.G.                                  EVANS I.

CABLE W.C.                                    EVANS W.

CARD W.L.                                      GRIFFITHS J.

CRUMP J.                                         HINGLTON J.

DAVIES D.D.                                   HUMPHRIES I.M.

DAVIES E.J.                                     JONES G.P.

DAVIES G.                                        OWENS T.

DAVIES J.F.G.                                 PHILLIPS T.

DAVIES J.W.                                    RYAN J.M.

DAVIES R.                                        SCRIVENS C.E.

DAVIES T.N.                                    SKENFELD A.B.

EVANS H.T.                                     SULLIVAN C.

FLYNN W.                                        WATKINS W.K.

FORD V.T.

HAMER R.C.

HERBERT T.J.

HURCOMBE E.

JAMES L.

JONES A.

JONES D.O.

JONES N.

JONES T.C.

JONES W.E.

JONES W.H.

JONES W.J.

LEONARD W.

LLOYD W.T.

MORGANS E.L.

MORGANS J.

MORRIS J.

MYLES C.W.C.

OWEN H.

OWEN W.

PARRY E.

PHILLIPS S.R.

POWELL D.G.

PROSSER G.H.

PROTHEROE W.R.

REES T.

RICHARDS D.

RICHARDS D.J.

RICHARDS J.R.

RUDGE C.

THOMAS D.

THOMAS H.J.

THOMAS W.

WEALE W.

WILLIAMS A.

WILLIAMS C.M.

WILLIAMS E.J.

WILLIAMS J.

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Originally from South Wales I have lived in Nottinghamshire for over forty years. I am married and have three grown up children and two grandchildren. Having worked in education for 43 years I will retire in July 2012. My interests include history (general, local and family), rugby union, swimming, photography, bird watching and gardening. For the benefit of anyone who may actually read this (extremely unlikely, I admit) please do not confuse 'interests' with knowledge or skill. My involvement in a community project which aims to rescue a graveyard from the effects of almost 30 years of neglect. also keeps me quite busy. View all posts by davidjcollier

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