The aim of this section is to remember the men and women of the County of Carmarthenshire, in West Wales, who gave their lives during both World War 1 and World War 2.

This site is mostly geared up toward men who fought in the Great War, due to the tremendous amount of research material available, but the men of World War II are not forgotten, being also remembered on this website, and more information will be added as it becomes available. These men are harder to research, as their Service Records are not yet available to the general public, so this will be an ongoing project.

The site will be built up as time and research allows, and as much information as is available will be written on each man, along with any available photos of the men, their graves or the cemeteries that are they lie in. As well as showing biographies of the fallen who are commemorated on each War Memorials, details will also be added about any and men who are not listed on them, but who have ties to that Town or Village, and they will be highlighted as such. The information that will be available on the website may well be just a fraction of what is available, as information comes from many sources; namely the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Soldier’s Died, newspaper archives, etc. I am always grateful for any information or photos that anyone can send in of any of the men on their local War Memorials, as it can be used to build up the biographies of the fallen. Also, please feel free to contact me if you have any enquiries about anyone on the site, as I may well have more information than is possible to add to the site.

To give some idea of the loss of life in both World Wars, over 16 million people were killed in the Great War. On the first day of the Battle of the Somme alone (on 1 July 1916) over 60,000 casualties were incurred by the British and Allied forces (Made up of around 19,000 dead, and the remainder wounded or missing).

During the Second World War, the number of people killed throughout the world was estimated at over 55 million. This stupefying figure includes the mass German slaughters of millions of Russian people and the near extinction of the Jewish Race in Europe.

Estimated Casualty Figures For The County

The Original Carmarthen County War Memorial listed the names of 1,913 men and women of the County who gave their lives in the Great War. This was made up of three Nurses, 123 Officers, 254 Non-Commissioned Officers and 1,533 Other Ranks. After painstaking research, this figure has now been expanded to around 2,700 men and women to World War One, and 1,050 in World War Two, and more are being uncovered all the time. Many of these are mentioned on the memorials of more than one village, which makes research difficult.

To see details of each war memorial, simply click the relevant link to the left.