The aim of this section is to remember the men and women of the County of Glamorgan, in West Wales, who gave their lives during both World War 1 and World War 2.
Due to limitations of this web server in terms of number of pages available, I will only be able to add a select few memorials from Glamorgan into this section, so will for now concentrate on those closest to the border of Carmarthenshire (or the old Dyfed border).
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.
Presently I have only added Glamorgan memorials which sit close to the border of Carmarthenshire, but now that I have unlimited web pages to use, more memorials will be added as time allows.
To see details of each war memorial, simply click the relevant link below:
- Abercrave War Memorial
- Cwmllynfell War Memorial
- Cwmtwrch War Memorial
- Glamorgan Constabulary Memorial
- Gowerton County School Memorial
- Gwaun-cae-Gurwen War Memorial
- Llangennith War Memorial
- Loughor War Memorial
- Penclawdd War Memorial
- Pontardawe War Memorial
- Pontarddulais WW1 Memorial
- Pontarddulais WW2 Memorial
- Ystalyfera War Memorial
- Ystradgynlais War Memorial