Every grave marks the life and death of someone with a unique story and none are more or less important than any other. This space is intended to record the stories of the lives of those interred at the graveyard irrespective of how they lived their lives. Please send us the life-stories you would like to share.
There are five graves designated as war graves by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with one the resting place of two brothers from the Hughes family. Due to the condition of the graveyard the deaths of these servicemen are also commemorated on a screen-wall in Cardiff Western Cemetery.
The location of one of the war graves, that of Sapper W. Jacobs (Royal Engineers) is yet to be confirmed. Identifying this grave will be a priority as the graveyard is cleared and access is gained to all graves.
The picture above (except that to the lower right) show these graves:
Author of The Tinman's Companion. In the upper section of the graveyard, his grave monument is one of the more eye-cathing.
Poet and writer of children's hymn "Hof yw’r Iesu". Daniel's father, Thomas Thomas was amongst the chapel leaders in the 1850s and 1860s.
Daniel's headstone has fallen and is broken. The inscription on the upper section is visible and clearly shows reference to Daniel's wife, Margaret. The grave is located next to that of Daniel's and Margaret's children.
More to come on David James' history.