World War 1 &
2 and other conflicts - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Martin Edwards 2008
transcribed Janet M Neilson 2011
memorial is situated at the roadside, overlooking Swansea Bay, opposite
recreation ground on Mumbles Road Promenade, Swansea. It takes the form
of a Portland stone cenotaph with stylised tomb-chest with bronze low
relief wreaths on the sides with dates. The front and back have a relief
of an anchor in wreath and Swansea Arms, below which is the inscription.
The Cenotaph precinct is surrounded by an octagonal wall with four entrances;
the inner faces of the wall bear bronze plaques with the names of the
fallen and there a stones recording details of ceremonies. There is
a wreath on front face, with the army, navy and air force crests on
the other sides. There are 2,274 (2,439 listed here) names for World
War 1, 400 (765 listed here) for World War 2 and three in other conflicts
including Korea. The foundation stone was laid by Field Marshall The
Earl Haig, Kt., GCB, OM, KCIE, on 1 July 1922 and was unveiled by Admiral
Sir Doveton Sturdee, bt., GCB., KCMG, CVO, LLD, on 21 July 1923 when
it as also dedicated. The memorial was damaged during by sharpnel during
World War 2 and the gates were removed due to this damage. The memorial
cost £3,000 but more than £9,000 was subscribed to the memorial
fund, and £3,000 went to the Memorial Assistance Scheme to help
children of fallen soldiers obtain work after leaving school.
Copyright © Janet M Neilson 2011
PRO DEO REGE ET PATRIA Foundation Stone: THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
F.M. EARL HAIG OF BEMERSYDE
K.T. G.C.B. O.M G.C.V.O K.C.I.E.
ON THE FIRST DAY OF JULY 1922
UNDER THIS STONE LIES THE KINGS SHILLING
PLACED BY MRS FEWINGS REPRESENTING THE WAR WIDOWS.
to the large volume of names the names have been split between conflicts
and then in alphabetical sections. The memorial lists them under the
various services and sections within but for ease of documentation and
research we have sorted them into alphabetical order here by conflict.
NOTE *** The research of the men listed
is ongoing. Transcribing the names correctly is difficult and we don't
always get it right but with around 3,000 names on the memorial there
will always be errors occuring. As the paels around the memorial are
mixed between World War 1 and World War 2 as well as other conflicts
some names may be in the wrong section but this will be corrected when
the individual details are added.
2 December, 2016