National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Alun Lewis Memorial Plaque


Type Sculpture

     Bronze plaque, head and shoulders, head half turned.
          Alun Lewis (1915-44), poet and writer, was born at Cwmaman. He attended University College Aberystwyth and Manchester University. He taught history at Pengam Grammar School before joining the Royal Engineers. Later he obtained a commission and served with the South Wales Borderers. He went to India in 1943 and was killed in an accident at Arakan in March 1944.


Incised on left hand side of plaque: ALUN / LEWIS / 1915-44

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Gapper, R.L. Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Bronze and wood 61cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Green Street
Precise location Mounted on wall on second floor of Aberdare Library
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO000025
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1961
Unveiling details 4 March 1961
Commissioned by Local Memorial Committee
Duty of care Aberdare Library
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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