SO4917 : Welsh Newton War Memorial

taken 7 years ago, near to Welsh Newton, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Welsh Newton War Memorial
Welsh Newton War Memorial
The War Memorial in the form of a large cross is on the corner of the A466 and the road to Llangarron. The memorial commemorates the residents of Welsh Newton and Llanrothal who were killed, or missing presumed killed, in the two world wars of the 20th century.
War Memorials
Many war memorials appeared in British towns and cities after the South African War of 1899-1902 (known popularly as the Boer War), but most were constructed after the First World War, known to contemporaries as the Great War (1914-19). These were updated after the Second World War (1939-45), usually by adding a plaque with the names of those killed in that conflict. Almost every town and village in Britain has a memorial erected after the Great War, the commonest types taking the form of a cross, an obelisk or a statue of a soldier. Some occupy a prominent public space; others stand in the local cemetery or can be found inside the local church. Memorials usually commemorate the inhabitants of a particular locality, the former pupils of a school, or the members of a military unit or branch of the armed forces. Other memorials, often bronze plaques placed indoors, commemorate the employees of a private company or public institution.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 January, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 26 January, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 499 179 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.4456N 2:43.7318W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 499 179
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