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VISIT OUR HISTORIC SITES OF REMEMBRANCE DISCOVER CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS ACROSS THE WEST REGION CARDIFF (CATHAYS) CEMETERY This beautiful Victorian cemetery opened in 1859 and contains the largest number of Commonwealth war graves in Wales. Servicemen and women of both World Wars are commemorated here, and well over half of these individuals are sons and daughters of local families, laid to rest by their mothers and fathers. Fairoak Road, Cardiff, CF24 4PY BRISTOL (ARNOS VALE) CEMETERY During both World Wars, Bristol was home to the Gloucestershire Regiment and several military hospitals were established across the city. During the Second World War (1939-45) there were also a number of Royal Air Force (RAF) stations and prisoner of war camps in the area. Today, this remarkable example of a grand Victorian cemetery is the final resting place of over 570 service personnel. 1 2 WEST REGION PEMBROKESHIRE 4 CEREDIGION CARMARTHENSHIRE SWANSEA NEATH PORT TALBOT BRIDGEND POWYS MERTHYR TYDFIL RHONDDA CYNON TAFF THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN CARDIFF HEREFORDSHIRE MONMOUTHSHIRE NEWPORT Gloucester was home to multiple hospitals during both World Wars and those who succumbed to illness, wounds or injury were often laid to rest here. During the Second World War, RAF airfields were established across Gloucestershire, and many airmen were buried in this cemetery. Today, this is the final resting place of 150 First, and 200 Second World War service personnel. 5 GLOUCESTER OLD CEMETERY 1 AVON 2 3 3 5 GLOUCESTERSHIRE 4 BRECON CEMETERY There are just 24 service personnel buried in this cemetery on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Most were laid to rest by their families who lived locally, but buried in a separate Muslim plot are eight Indian soldiers of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps who were base in this area during the Second World War for mountain warfare training. Though they may be far from home, they are not forgotten. Cradoc Close, Brecon, LD3 9UA PEMBROKE DOCK MILITARY CEMETERY Home to warships since 1814, Pembroke Naval Base was home to thousands of service personnel during both World Wars. Burials began in this cemetery in the 1860s and continued for the next 100 years. Today, this is the only military cemetery in Wales, and you will find 160 service personnel of the World Wars at rest here. Canterbury Road, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6EL Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW Tredworth Road, Gloucester, GL1 4QZ

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