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Tredegar War Memorial is situated in the lower end of the grounds of Bedwellty House and Park, Tredegar.

The house and park were constructed in 1818 as the home of Samuel Homfray, The Ironmaster at Tredegar Iron Works. The land on which it is situated was owned by Lord Tredegar and was later given to the people of Tredegar (all apart from a small section).
The War Memorial was unveiled on 14th December 1924 by the then Lord Tredegar.

Many of the men whose details appear in the various pages of the Tredegar Memorial section were members of the Monmouthshire Regiments and have no known graves. Most are commemorated on the wall panels of the Menin Gate at Ypres. Those wall panels are shown below. (Click on the photos to get a larger version)

Menin Gate Mons 3
Menin Gate Mons 2

My research for this web-site began in March 2012, and with 395 names on the plaques at the right foot of the memorial, it was always going to be my biggest project so far. However, in doing my research and, as with the other memorials on this web-site, I have found further names of men with clear links to Tredegar, but whose names do not appear on the memorial. In all a further 100 names were found. They are all included. These pages include soldiers details from the First World War section only.

Similarly to previous research, I have been unable, as yet, to trace some of the names that are on the memorial. The details included, I believe to be correct, unless I am advised otherwise.

As always, I seek, and get assistance from others, or the research would take over my life completely. There are those that have assisted me from within the chat forums on the www.Tredegar.co.uk website (which has a lot more information about Tredegar and many photos too).
I have also had enthusiastic support from Shaun Maguire who is compiling a great database of photos taken from local newspapers of the time. Shaun has kindly given me permission to use photographs taken from the fruits of his labours.
View his work at http://mw.shaunmcguire.co.uk

A lot of research was carried out in the late 1990s by Barry Meredith and Rob Adams. Sadly, Barry has since passed away but, I have been privileged to have been given a copy of this research by Rob. I thank every one.
... Oh!, and thanks to my wife, Lisa, for volunteering my services to undertake this project.

The names lists are shown in some sort of alphabetical breakdown as they include all the names I have found that are not on the memorial plaques. The research still goes on !

Some of the names have possibles listed. These are soldiers whose details appear on the absent voters registed for April 1918. I can find no record of their death in military records or Commonwealth War Graves entries.

Please, if any of the information displayed is not correct, get in touch.
I would expect an occasional error.

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