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This map shows the location (or former location) of 25 memorials commissioned by Welsh metalworks to commemorate their workmen who served in the First World War.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1gH4oBlW7H_N5R9atUzkvy-sAJYEbgQlq&usp=sharing

Further information, including links to websites about these memorials, can be found here:

Name (English)Type of worksCompanyNo of names who diedNo of names who served (inc dead)URLs
Mond Nickelworks, ClydachNickelMond3232https://war-memorials.swan.ac.uk/?page_id=4&paged=3
GKN Cwmbran IronworksIron-steelGKN5959https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17554
Old Castle Tinplate Works, LlanelliTinplate3131https://ww1.wales/carmarthenshire-memorials/llanelli-old-castle-tinplate-war-memorial
GKN Cardiff IronworksIron-steelGKN3737https://roathlocalhistorysociety.org/local-history/war-memorials/guest-keen-and-nettlefolds-war-memorials/ 
Upper Forest and Worcester, MorristonSteel + Tinplate5454https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/36969
Mannesman Tubeworks, LandoreTubeworks5858https://war-memorials.swan.ac.uk/?p=493  
Hafod Isha Works, SwanseaNickel & Cobalt1111https://war-memorials.swan.ac.uk/?p=345
Morlais Tinplate works, LlangennechTinplate139https://ww1.wales/carmarthenshire-memorials/kidwelly-morlais-tinplate-works-war-memorial
GKN Castle Steelworks, RogerstoneIron-steelGKN4444http://war-memorials.swan.ac.uk/?p=52
GKN Dowlais WorksIron-steelGKN5959
GKN Dowlais Office StaffIron-steelGKN55
Orb Works, NewportIron-steelLysaght121121https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/3688 
Gilbertson Works, PontardaweSteel + Tinplate34321https://www.swansea.gov.uk/article/45700/The-Gilbertson-Works-Pontardawe   
Briton Ferry SteelworksIron-steelBriton Ferry Steel Company692https://twitter.com/WelshMemorials/status/1278332147884077058
Albion Steelworks, Briton FerryIron-steelBriton Ferry Steel Company274https://twitter.com/WelshMemorials/status/1278332147884077058
Villiers Tinplate Co., Briton FerryTinplate11104https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/84629
Abercarn Tinplaters TinplateThomas Richard & Co.2626https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/3668
Melyn Tinplate CompanyTinplate2323https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/84711 
Port Talbot Steel CompanyIron-steel3939https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/17710
GKN Coverack Road, NewportIron-steelGKN55https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/6677
Ebbw Vale CompanyIron-steelEbbw ValeNo names – almost 1000No names – approx 8000https://firstworldwar.gwentheritage.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/war-memorial-to-the-fallen-employees-of-the-ebbw-vale-company
Mansel Tinplate WorksTinplateRobert B Byass & Co2929https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/70384/War-Memorial-Robert-B-Byass-en-Company.htm
Morfa Tinplate WorksTinplateJohn S. Tregoning & Co.1289https://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/50318
Crawshay Mountain Levels and SteelworksCoal and steelCrawshay Brothers1313Crawshay Mountain Levels and Steelworks
Neath Sheet Steel and Galvanizing WorksIron-steel1919https://newspapers.library.wales/view/4437083/4437090/88/

These 25 memorials are to be analysed in a journal article: more information when it is published!

April 12th, 2021

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