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Photographer: Tim Skelton

Cenotaph – Royal Welch Fusiliers

Gazetteer No. G0597

Date 1924

Address Whitchurch Road Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF4 3YE Wales


This simple cenotaph is one 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. (Contributor: Tim Skelton) Small square cenotaph of Portland stone standing on three steps. Empty tomb of same design as that used for tombs of James Hackett, Sidney Myer and the Beddington brothers. Unveiled on 19 July 1924 by Field Marshal Lord Plumer. (Skelton, 2008, Appendix 1)


Gliddon, G. and Skelton, T.J. (2008) Lutyens and the Great War. London: Frances Lincoln.

Also Cited In

Pevsner, N. et al. (1995) Glamorgan: (Mid Glamorgan, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan). The Buildings of Wales. London: Penguin.

Listing Grade

Cadw listing grade II

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