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War Memorial

 
In November 2011, two Roll of Honour walls were unveiled in the park by the Lord Lieutenant for Mid Glamorgan. They list the names of people who died in the First and Second World Wars respectively. The Roll of Honour walls are located next to already existing long standing memorials and are designed to complement those.

View the Pontypridd Roll of Honour

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Ynysangharad War Memorial

The Pontypridd Roll of Honour consists of the names of those from within the former Pontypridd Urban District and current Town Council boundaries who died serving in the World Wars and subsequent conflicts.  

While the memorial walls in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park list the names of the fallen, the Pontypridd Roll of Honour, complete with service details where these are known, can also be viewed in two specially produced books held in Pontypridd Library and Pontypridd Historical Centre. 

Due to a Roll of Honour for Pontypridd not already being available and the advice of the Ministry of Defence that it was not available in an 'identifiable format', it was compiled based on existing records and local knowledge as well as the assistance of the public. 

The Roll of Honour was subject to two phases of public consultation between March and July 2011 with people encouraged to provide information that may give rise to necessary additions and amendments.

Whilst all efforts were made to ensure it is as complete and accurate as possible, the list of names may potentially contain some errors and omissions, a risk that has had to be tolerated for the project to be achievable. You can view further information on the methodology and criteria used for the Roll of Honour.

We are extremely grateful for the help we have received from members of the public in compiling the Roll of Honour. 

In particular, a special mention needs to be made to the late Ray Baldwin, a former Pontypridd Town Councillor, whose time consuming original research provided an initial list of names to work from.