ST3390 : North side of Caerleon War Memorial

taken 4 years ago, near to Caerleon, Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

North side of Caerleon War Memorial
North side of Caerleon War Memorial
Now located in the Memorial Garden near the town hall, the War Memorial was erected in 1921
in the square at the junction of High Street and Cross Street. It was relocated here in 1966.
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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Friday, 6 April, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 18 June, 2018
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Public buildings and spaces 
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War Memorial 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3382 9070 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.6734N 2:57.4280W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3383 9071
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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