Ebenezer Chapel is situated in Inkerman Street, Llanelli. It was built in 1881 by the Independent Minister Thomas Thomas of Landore and its schoolroom held only twenty pupils. Inside the chapel is a marble memorial plaque which commemorates the members of Ebenezer and states that three members of the chapel fell during World War One and four during World War Two, but sadly they are not named. The chapel has recently been sold with the intention of being converted into a dwelling. The photograph of the memorial was kindly supplied by Huw Edwards.
Ebenezer Chapel War Memorial
The Enscription on the memorial reads:
I TI, ARGLWYDD, Y MAE MAWREDD, GOGONIANT,
CODWYD Y MAEN HWN FEL ARWYDD O EDMYGEDD YR EGLWYS
HON O DDEWRDER 58 O’I MEIBION YN RHYFEL MAWR 1914-1918
A’I LLAWENYDD AR ACHLYSUR ED DYCHWELIAD BUDDOGOLIAETHUS
O LYNGES A BYDDIN EU GWLAD
“Y GORUCHAF DDUW OEDD EU GWAREDYDD”
HEFYD, I GOFFA Y TRI GWR IEUANC A SYRTHIODD YM MRWYDR.
“EU HABERTH NID A HEIBIO”
- ER COF AM Y PEDWAR A GOLLWYD. 1945.
“A GWEDI ELWCH TAWELWCH FU”
MAI 18, 1920
Which roughly translates as:
FOR THOU, LORD, YOUR GOODNESS, GLORY,
RAISED AS A SIGN OF THIS CHURCH’S ADMIRATION
FOR THE BRAVERY OF ITS 58 SONS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
AND JOY ON THE OCCASION OF VICTORY
OF THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THEIR COUNTRY
“THE SUPREME GOD WAS THEIR REDEEMER”
ALSO, IN MEMORY OF THE THREE YOUNG MEN WHO FELL IN BATTLE.
“THEIR SACRIFICE NOT PAST”
- IN MEMORY OF THE FOUR LOSSES. 1945.
“AND AFTER THE DIN OF BATTLE THERE WAS SILENCE”
MAY 18, 1920