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 picture above show these graves:
The five graves above are recognised by the Commonwealth War Grave Commission, but there is one more grave that is being investigated as a probable war grave.
Private William Rees served in the South Lancashire Regiment and died on 17 July 1920 from malaria. He was stationed in Salonica for a period of his military service and it is likely that during this time he contracted malaria, which was very common in the region.
We are awaiting feedback from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on whether William's grave will be designated as a war grave.
William Rees' military pension record.
Portion showing the age of the departed carefully removed from the grave monuments. Why?
There are several metal grave monuments.
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