Alfred Hughes Memorial
Tall decorative pink granite Celtic style cross, the front panels chequered top and bottom, rising to a circular head with a central relief rosette on each side. The cross is mounted on a cubic plinth which is set on inscribed base above which is a bronze portrait roundel with embossed bust.. The memorial is set on a rough stone support and is enclosed by iron railings.
Erected by public subscription to commemorate the life and achievement of Alfred Hughes.
Alfred Hughes (1861-1900) was born at Fronwen and died of fever in the South African Wars in 1900. He had been Professor of Anatomy at Kings College Hospital, London and was responsible for organising the Welsh Hospital in South Africa for the campaign.
Incised on front of base: IN MEMORY OF / ALFRED W. HUGHES F.R.C.S. / PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY, KINGS C0LLEGE, LONDON / WHO BEGAN HIS LIFE'S WORK AMONG THESE HILLS / AND DIED OF FEVER CONTRACTED IN THE / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR WHILE SUPERINTENDING / THE WELSH HOSPITAL / WHICH HE ORIGINATED AND ORGANIZED / BORN AT FRONWEN, CORRIS JULY 31ST 1861 / DIED NOVEMBER 3RD 1900 / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
Welsh inscription on other side of base but too badly eroded to decipher
Incised around edge of bronze relief portrait: ALFRED WILLIAM HUGHES . MAGISTER . DILECTUS
Incised to either side of embossed bust: PRO PATRIA MORTWS MDCCCC
Related works : There are a number of Hughes family memorials in Holy Trinity Church, Corris, including the Bishop pipe organ in memory of Professor Alfred Hughes.
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