Margam - Celtic Cross - Port Talbot, Wales, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 33.763 W 003° 43.871
30U E 449316 N 5712657
Quick Description: A granite Celtic Cross atop a combined WW1&2 War memorial. located on a small green outside the entrance to Margam Abbey, Port Talbot, South Wales.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/27/2013 11:09:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMGFJ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 6

Long Description:
A granite cross approx 20 feet tall, stands atop a World War memorial,
dedicated in 1920.

INCRIPTION:
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN PERPETUAL MEMORY OF
THE FOLLOWING WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 -1918

the names are listed by the Battles.
underneath is an inscription to the Vicar.
Also in Memory of ZACCHAEUS PAYNTER WILLIAMSON
Vicar for 41 Years and Chaplian to the Territorial Forces.

below this a further inscription
1939 = 1945.
LEST WE FORGET
MAJOR C.A. FLETCHER - SCOTS GUARDS
WARRANT OFFFICER T. DAVIES - RAF FLIGHT ENGINEER
CORPORAL I.MORT - WELSH REGIMENT
ABLE SEAMAN K.L. MURRAY RN
FLIGHT ENGINEER C O'CALLAGHAN RAF
GUARDSMAN D. STANFORD WELSH GUARDS.
R.I.P
on the right hand side the KOHIMA PRAYER
They shall grow not old,
as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them,
nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun,
and in the morning
We will remember them"

Text source the War Memorial & (visit link)
Type of cross: Celtic cross

Material used: Stone (granite, sandstone, marble, ...)

Characteristics of this cross:
Combined WW1&2 War memorial.


Describe the location:
On a small green, outside the entrance to Margam Abbey.


Year of manufacture: 1/1/1920

Is this cross commemorative ?: Yes

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