Replica War Cemetery Comes to Cardiff

Last updated: Jan 30th, 2019

To mark 100 years since the Armistice, the essence of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) battlefield cemeteries have been brought to Cardiff.

Entitled ‘Shaping Remembrance’, the replica cemetery serves as a poignant reminder of the Welsh war sacrifice and the role played by Wales in the First World War. It includes a full-size Portland stone CWGC headstone, telling the story of the Commission’s work to remember those who lost their lives. A letter from the poet Hedd Wyn’s father, which has never been on public display before, also highlights the Welsh involvement in the First World War.

The Shaping Remembrance exhibition sits in the castle’s Firing Line Museum of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh, at Cardiff Castle, and will be open until Saturday 15 December.