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UK Portal leaflet - 2022 - Wales

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VISIT OUR HISTORIC SITES OF REMEMBRANCE DISCOVER CEMETERIES AND MEMORIALS ACROSS WALES 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. WALES 2 3 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 Canterbury Road, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6EL 1 BODELWYDDAN (ST MARGARET) CHURCHYARD Known locally as the ‘marble church’, over 100 Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the World Wars are buried here. Most of these headstones mark the graves of Canadian soldiers who died of Spanish Flu at the end First World War while waiting to return home to Canada. St Margaret, Bodelwyddan, Rhyl, LL18 5UR 2 1 3 4 4 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

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