SH5772 : North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Bangor

taken 7 years ago, near to Bangor, Gwynedd, Great Britain

North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Bangor
North Wales Heroes Memorial Arch, Bangor
Built by the architect D Wynne Thomas this crenellated memorial arch to the fallen of north Wales is a well known local landmark.

The memorial was opened on the 1st of November 1923 by the then prince of Wales. It has just recently undergone some major restoration.

There are two plaques on the memorial which read:


NORTH WALES HEROES MEMORIAL
THIS BUILDING TOGETHER WITH THE ADJACENT SCIENCE
LABORATORIES WAS ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF NORTH WALES WHO
FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918

AGORWYD
YR ADEILAD HON
GAN
EDWARD
TYWYSOG CYMRU
1 TACHWEDD 1923


There is also an inscription under the upper window which reads:

1914 ER COF AM DDEWRION GWYNEDD A PHOWYS 1918


The names of 8,500 of the fallen, listed by parish are carved onto wooden panels on the upper floor of the memorial.
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
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War Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 57914 72119 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.6232N 4:7.7949W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5791 7208
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