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Methodist Capel Brynrefail, Caban, Brynrefail, Caernarfonshire


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Brynrefail Chapel War Memorial, Caban, Brynrefail, Caernarfonshire
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SH 56045 62751
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Memorial is outside Caban which is built on the site of Brynrefaily School - excellent cafe there which I recommend.

http://www.caban-cyf.org/EN/goodServices.asp?id=15

This might be the War Memorial from Methodist Capel Brynrefail mentioned in this newspaper article.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/armistice-reached-over-brynrefail-plaque-2740216

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COFEBION
RHYFEL
EGLWYS BRYNREFAIL
Ad-leolwyd
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COF ANNWYL YR EGLWYS HON
am ei bechgyn a gollwyd
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yn y Rhyfel Mawr
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HUGH O. ELLIS,  Pen yr Allt.
JOHN t. JONES,  Tros yr Afon.
DAVID OWEN,  Gors.
ROBERT ROBERTS,  Elidir View.
J. JEFFREY WILLIAMS,  Adwy'r Dwr.
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"FEL ARWYDD PELLACH O BARCH I'W COFFADWRIAETH,
PWRCASWYD LLESTRI CYMUNDEB".
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Yn y Rhyfel
1939 - 1945
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ELLIS ARFON JONES, 10rwig Terr.
GRUFF BEVAN LEWIS,  Mountain View.
R. KENNETH JONES,  "Marino"
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O! gofadail gofidiau - tad a mam:
Tydi mwy drwy'r oesau
Ddysgi ffordd i ddwys goffau
Y rhwyg o golli'r hogiau.
                                                   R.W.P.

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Machine translation of above, just to give the gist of what is written
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Brynrefailed Church War Memorial placed here 2012
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MEMORY DEAR THIS CHURCH
for his lost boys
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in World War
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AS A SIGN OF RESPECT FOR FURTHER REMEMBRANCE,
.... ......  COMMUNION.
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Oh! monument woes - two parents:
Is not it more through the ages
Teachest intensive way to commemorate
The rupture of losing the lads.
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Looks like you and I both had an enjoyable time driving round Caernarfonshire - I was there in April - photographing war memorials. I wonder if this one was on the site of the chapel; hopefully the vegetation will be kept in check as time passes.

 

Thank you for sharing these excellent Welsh memorials with us.

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6 hours ago, mbriscoe said:

Machine translation of above, just to give the gist of what is written
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Brynrefailed Church War Memorial placed here 2012
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MEMORY DEAR THIS CHURCH
for his lost boys
-
in World War
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AS A SIGN OF RESPECT FOR FURTHER REMEMBRANCE,
.... ......  COMMUNION.
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Oh! monument woes - two parents:
Is not it more through the ages
Teachest intensive way to commemorate
The rupture of losing the lads.
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Yes not bad for a machine...

 

A few corrections if I may.

 

"Brynrefail Church War Memorial Replaced 2012
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The dear memory of this church
for her lost boys.
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in The Great War
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AS A FURTHER SIGN OF RESPECT OF THEIR MEMORY
COMMUNION VESSELS WERE PURCHASED.
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Oh! monument woes - two parents:
Is it not more through the ages
To teach (or to learn) a way way to intensively commemorate
The rupture of losing the lads.

 

RWP are the initials of the poet R.Williams Parry (1884-1956), from the Rhyd-ddu/Nantlle area.

Most famous perhaps for his 1924 verses in memory of Hedd Wyn.

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Thanks for the improved translation, it was just to check I got the transcription roughly right and to give the gist of the meaning.

 

I had not noticed the chapel had been converted to flats - my Taid was christened there and born up on the main street.

 

I asked about the location years ago in the Post Office and was taken through to be shown a history of school (in Welsh) that listed contributors to the fund to build it.  Quite a few of my family there.  A year or so later I photocopied some of those pages in the UCNW library.

 

All my pictures go up on FLICKR

 

 

 

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  • 1 year later...

Some more pictures added to FLICKR of Brynrefail Chapel War Memorial, Caban, Brynrefail, Caernarfonshire  on a brighter day.

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