Eglwyswrw war memorial

Joshua Clement James (8825738)

Thomas Walter Thomas (8825742)

First published in News

A north Pembrokeshire village will unveil a new memorial to recognise locals who fell during the Great War, this summer.

War memorials are regular features across Wales, however some villages like Eglwyswrw have never had a memorial visible to passers-by.

With the co-operation of the local community council, work has been well under way by the heritage committee for over a year making sure that all the necessary preparations have been carried out so that the village could commemorate its fallen and have a memorial that to be proud of.

After much discussion the chosen stone was of slate stone which stands six feet high with a granite plaque bearing the names of the 24 men who fell during the Great War and one from WWII engraved on it. Joshua Clement James, Thomas Walter Thomas are two servicemen who will be remembered on the new memorial.

The dedication and unveiling ceremony, which will be carried out by the Bishop of St David’s the Right Reverent J Wyn Evans, and Mr Stephen John of Shrewsbury respectively, will be carried out at St Cristiolus Church on August 10 at 10.30 am. After the service there will be refreshments served in the Old School where local historian Heather Tomos will be displaying an exhibition of photographs and information about the fallen. A warm welcome to all.

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