Newport Dock Disaster Memorial, St Woolos Cemetery

Photo reference number: 585

"This impressive granite and bronze memorial can be found in Newport's St Woolos Cemetery. It was erected by Easton Gibb and Son, contractors for the dock extension. A poem, called Soldiers of Industry, written by W. J. Collins Editor of the South Wales Argus, can be seen on the memorial. The names of the dead are poignant - some were known only by their surname recorded in the pay book. Some were not from the Newport area but men looking for work as navvies and gangers, an itinerant population." (for more information see link below)

For a detailed account of the disaster and ten minute film...