Memorials Of The Great War
War Memorial of the Month - September 2016
Welch Regiment, Cardiff
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To protect and promote the spirit and substance of the work of Sir Edwin Lutyens OM
This simple cenotaph is one of a number of a number of regimental memorials designed by Lutyens and the design is similar to that which he also used, at a reduced scale, for some private graves.
It was the original intention that it would be sited on the Western Front at Gheluvelt in Belgium, where the regiment had suffered heavy losses in the opening days of the war, but it was decided to place it outside the regimental barracks instead. The unveiling was performed by Major-General Sir Thomas Marden on 11 November 2014.
In a postscript, a memorial in Gheluvelt was unveiled one hundred years later.
Location: Maindy Barracks, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3YE