War Memorials

Pontyclun War Memorial

War memorial Pontyclun
Pontyclun war memorial

The monument is in the form of a Celtic ring cross with tapered shaft on a chamfered, slightly tapered pedestal mounted on a square, tiered base, three steps up. The cross and all sides of the shaft are covered in interlace decoration except for a memorial panel (to the fallen from Pontyclun in both world wars) on the front (north) face of the shaft.
The front face of the plinth is inscribed with the names of those who fell in the First World War, and the east face with the dead of the Second World War (‘2nd Great War’).

Information about those who are commemorated from the Second World War can be found at this link

Information about those who are commemorated from the First World War can be found at this link

Miskin War Memorial

Miskin centre
Miskin war memorial

The pedestal has plaques attached to the sides recording those who served in the First World War,1914-18 war and the dead of that and the Second World War, 1939-45. A tall square pedestal with enriched finial, on a stepped square plinth. Above are wreaths in relief and a deep cornice with a frieze of flowers above which are niches with one order of shafts with moulded capitals and trefoiled arches with ogee gables. In the canopies are sculpted figures of a soldier, sailor and airman, while the fourth side is a robed woman holding a long scroll, representing a roll call of the dead. Above the niches the pedestal tapers and is crowned by a Celtic cross.


Groesfaen Remembrance plaques

Whilst Groesfaen does not have a war memorial there are two plaques commemorating war dead who have links to the village. These are sited in the stone bus shelter at the green.

In addition there is a grave in the church

Information about the war dead commemorated in Groesfaen can be found here