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Weʼre raising £5,000 to Help fund a memorial to the 15th Battalion ( Gower) Welch Regiment Home Guard

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15TH Battalion (Gower) Welch Regiment , Home Guard.

I thought I would start by introducing myself. I am a living historian and re enactor who portrays the soldier of Wales from in the Anglo Zulu Wars in 1879 to the Welsh Regiments through the Great War and into World War two.
I also am an amateur historian of the history of Swansea and Gower.

Through carrying out research on both my Grandfathers who served in both the 15th Battalion (Gower) and the 12th Battalion (Swansea) Home Guard, I noted there was no visible memorial to the service of those local people who served

In my travels I only located a very small plague with “Home Guard” on at the Anti-Aircraft memorial on Fabian way, Swansea and is easily missed. There is no apparent memorial to those who served in the Gower. Or the UK as a whole.

In light of this I will be speaking to the Reynoldston Community Council as well as a number of other Gower community Councils to ask for any possible support they could provide. Along with the Gower Society . I've the blessing from the West Glamorgan Archives, where I started my research.

One suggestion could be that a memorial could be erected on the Green in Reynoldston village (which is central to the Gower itself)? This will look to commemorate the service which has gone un noticed for too long for those local people who served in all the Gower.

However funding of such a memorial will need to be financed. For a statue of a Home Guard figure as a memorial will be between £5000 to £10,000 .

I have created this site so people and businesses can pay into support this venture.

In early September 2022 I will be looking along with some willing living historian friends to walk 21 miles from Rhossili to Mumbles in full Home Guard uniform. This is to help raise the funds for not only a memorial in the Gower but hopefully a plague to the personal who served in the 12th Swansea Battalion.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all in advance for any support ,

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  • philip barrow8 months ago
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    8 months ago

    Just to keep you all in the loop. No we have not disappeared. Only we are are now drawing nearer the dark winter months and the show season has ended.for another year. We will be looking to hold more local displays in 2024 with all monies raised going to.the memorial. I am still available on give talks on the 15th Battalion with donations going to.the memorial.

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  • philip barrow11 months ago
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    11 months ago

    Dont forget gang, We will be displaying Home Guard kit and giving talks about it this coming weekend at Gower Heritage centre, Parkmill, Gower. Saturday 1000-1600 Sunday 1000- 1500 Hopefully the weather will be ok for us.. All donations received on the weekend will go to the memorial. Looking forward to seeing you all there and putting your hands in your pockets.....

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  • philip barrow1 year ago
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    1 year ago

    IMPORTANT UPDATE! Due to unforseen circumstances the venue has had to be changed to the Gower heritage centre , Parkmill. Gower. We hope to still see you there. Could you please let everyone know

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30

  • Alan & Sian James

    Alan & Sian James

    May 6, 2024

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 5, 2024

    £20.00

  • Baron Dorian True

    Baron Dorian True

    Aug 13, 2023

    All the best on the project Phillip and if I can help in anyway let me know.

    £200.00

  • Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones

    Aug 12, 2023

    Enjoyed the display good luck with Ruthie

    £5.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 2, 2023

    Good luck mate xx

    £5.00

  • Gary John

    Gary John

    Oct 27, 2022

    Great talk with the CWGC volunteers

    £20.00

  • GATC

    GATC

    Sep 12, 2022

    Good effort Richard, and for a very worthy cause

    £50.00

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