New plaque commemorates First World War

Posted on: Monday 1 October 2018

A new plaque has been unveiled outside Torfaen council’s Civic Office in Pontypool marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Pontypool Community Council and Torfaen council have provided the plaque to honour the men and women who lost their lives in the war. It is thought that more than a thousand men and women from Torfaen gave their lives of the course of the war.

Councillor Alan Jones, Torfaen’s Armed Forces Champion, said: “We can never repay the debt we owe to the many men and women who lost their lives during the Great War but this plaque will ensure that they are not forgotten and that their memory lives on with us.

“I would like to thank Cllr Gaynor James and Pontypool Community Council, Reverend Rufus Noy for officiating this unveiling, the bugler and all the representatives from our armed forces organisations who attended.”

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