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he War Memorial in Llanberis, Caernarfon, North Wales is at the side of the main A4086 road through the town, next to the community centre. It was installed in 1921 to remember those lost in the First World War and subsequently names were added from the Second World War and the Falklands Conflict.
Whilst looking for information about this memorial we visited two very helpful sites - both give information about the memorial and an incredible amount of detail about the people, and includes some who that were omitted from the memorial.
We are quite in awe of people and groups, like these two, who have spent so much time and effort in producing their websites. We don't do research ourselves because it is very time consuming and we prefer to spend our time simply taking photographs. We are also aware that if you publish something on the internet, it is taken as fact so it is important to get it right. These two websites are a shining example of the dedication shown by so many people who share their research so that the people on these memorials are not forgotten.
The dedication at the top of the memorial is of course written in Welsh but as descendants of these people may not speak Welsh, we have produced two transcriptions, one in the original Welsh and one translated into English. We are not Welsh speakers and we are very grateful to the Roll of Honour website for their translation of the dedication. We note that their site has been compiled by (and copyright of) John Harrison, with additional information from Chris Harley and Hywyn.
Our photographs of the memorial were taken on a rather damp and gloomy day in April 2019; if we should visit Llanberis again we will be sure to take more photographs and hopefully the weather will be a bit more cheerful. We did not realise it at the time but we missed taking a photograph of the whole of one side of the three-sided memorial although we did photograph all the inscriptions; this will be something we will rectify if we return.