Left to right: (a) Monmouth War Memorial © Helen Steed. (b) Closer view of the infantryman. © Helen Steed. (c) Clay model of the infantryman, Credit: W. Clarke of Llandaff.

Figure of an infantryman on the Monmouth war memorial. William Willingale Taylor (1851-1935). Dedicated 1921. Interestingly this was first modelled in clay, a technique William undoubtedly learned at Lambeth School of Art, which had formed a strong association with Henry Doulton and his pottery works. He also carved the statue, again of an infantryman, for Llanharan war memorial.

Text by Michael Statham. Images at left and centre cropped from a photograph by Helen Steed, originally posted here on the Geograph website, and kindly released for reuse on the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) licence. Image at right supplied by Statham, with the kind permission of W. Clarke of Llandaff. Thanks too to Mike Clarke for access to W. Clarke's archive. William Taylor worked for the firm on many such projects. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or cite it in a print document. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]


"Monmouth." War Memorials Register. Web. 26 November 2022.

Created 26 November 2022