Tredegarville Baptist Church War Memorial

The war memorial in Tredegarville Baptist church took the form of the three story house adjacent to the church.  The memorial tablet which was originally mounted in the house has since been moved into the church itself.

tredegarville baptist church war memorial a

Tredegarville Baptist Church war memorial

Transcription of the memorial tablet:

TREDEGARVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH

THIS MEMORIAL HOUSE IS DEVOTED TO THE GLORY OF GOD

AND AN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF THE UNDER-MENTIONED

MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH AND CONGREGATION WHO

FELL IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

G.W.BERRY              J.M.CLARK               W.H.GRIFFITH               A.D.PROSSER

W.J.BERRY                 P.R.DAVIES              I.MORTIMORE                 W.S.RODD

R.A.BEVAN              DAVIES                 W.J.R.PARSONS       D.M.ROSENBLOOM

J.B.BOWYER              H.I.EDWARDS            A.T.PATERSON           F.H.SONNTAG

G.BRYANT               H.FENTON                       A.E.PERRY                  G.A.STEPHENS

H.CREWS                   I.GEORGE                        H.T.PRICE                         T.E.STEER

A DONATION WAS MADE FROM THE ESTATE OF DAME ELLEN WEBB

WIFE OF SIR HENRY WEBB. BART. LLWYNARTHEN TOWARDS THE

FURNISHING OF THIS HOUSE IN PROUD AND LOVING MEMORY OF

THOMAS HARRY BASIL WEBB 2nd LIEUT OF THE WELSH GUARDS

WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT GOUZEAUCOURT ON 1st DEC 1917


THE ABOVE TABLET WAS REMOVED FROM THE MEMORIAL HOUSE AND PLACED IN THE CHURCH ON 11th NOVEMBER 1950


THIS TABLET IS ERECTED IN LOVING AND AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE

OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH AND CONGREGATION

WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945

DEREK DUTTON    LLEWELLYN DUTTON     JOHN H IRVING

GWENDOLINE BRAGG       ERIC PERKINS


 

The following newspaper article from the Cardiff Times, 6th December 1919 describes the setting up of the memorial house:

tredegarville memorial house article

Transcription of the above newspaper article:

Tredegarville Church Inaugural Ceremony

The members of the Tredegarville Baptist Church, Cardiff, have acquired as a memorial to those of their number who fell in the war at commodious three storey building adjacent to the church.  This building, which was  known as Trafalgar House, has been re-christened the Tredegarville Memorial House, and  it, will be used for the purpose of carrying on the social life of the church.  The premises contain a tablet bearing the names of the members who have fallen and an intimation  that a donation was made from the estate of Dame Ellen Webb, wife of Sir Henry  Webb, Bart, Llwynarthen, towards: the furnishing of this house, in memory of 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Harry Basil Webb, of the Welsh Guards. The purchase, renovating, and furnishing of the house has cost about £3,000. The place has been so arranged as to develop the “home” note, and is provided with a tea -room, games room, reception room, reading room, writing room, and ladies room. Every effort has been made by a judicious selection of pictures to make the house beautiful as  well as comfortable.

The opening ceremony took place an Saturday afternoon, presided over by the Lord Mayor (Councillor G. F. Forsdike, J.P.). The  doors were formally opened by Miss Cory, .Oscar House, and Sir Harry Webb unveiled the memorial tablet. A dedication service was held, conducted by the pastor, the Rev,  B. Grey. Griffith, B.D. Tea was afterwards served in the schoolroom, and addresses were  delivered by the Lord Mayor, the Rev. Charles  Davies, the Rev. J. Phillip Rogers, B.A. Mr. D. W. Evans: Mr W. H. Mayne, secretary of the church; Mr H. L. Jones, and Sir Thomas Hughes. Mr W. H, Mayne paid a warn  tribute to the work accomplished by the pastor towards the acquisition of the house.  The Lord Mayor said he was very pleased. that the memorial had taken the form of house for the social life of the church, and he would be pleased to see every place of worship with a similar institution. The: Rev. Charles Davies, Vice president of the Cardiff and District: Baptist Union, expressed the: hope  that the example set by Tredegarville would be followed by other churches,