War Memorials

Roath War Memorials:

The only community war memorial in the old parish of Roath is the Splott War Memorial outside St Saviour’s Church.  There are quite a collection of other war memorials in churches, clubs or schools.  Some have been lost and others probably waiting to be found.  We have started to put together a Roath Virtual War Memorial which is very much an ongoing project.

Meanwhile, here are the memorials that have been found. Click on the links where present to take you to further information about the individual memorials.

Albany Road Baptist Church War Memorials

Albany Road Baptist Church War Memorials

Cardiff High School War Memorial

Cardiff High School War Memorial

Cardiff Royal Infirmary War Memorials

Cardiff Royal Infirmary Edward VII War Memorial

Cardiff Royal Infirmary War Memorial

Cardiff United Synagogue

Cardiff United Synagoue WWII memorial



Cathays Methodist Church, Crwys Road

Cathays Methodist Church, Crwys Road, war memorial

Crwys Hall / Highfields Church

war memorial crwys hall methodist church


Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds

Guest Keen and Nettlefolds Cardiff Works WWI

Guest Keen and Nettlefolds Cardiff Works WWI

Howard Gardens High School War Memorial

Howardian War Memorial

Mackintosh Institute Roll of Honour

The Roll of Honour of the Mackintosh Institute was damaged during the movement of furniture and subsequently discarded. A photograph of the roll of honour survives and research into those names has been carried out and recorded.  Click on the link above to read that research.

Mackintosh Institute War Memorial

Mackintosh Institute Roll of Honour.

Oddfellows Memorial

Oddfellows Memorial Cardiff

Unveiled on May 13th 1922. Presumably this memorial used to be in the Oddfellows House, 19 Newport Road, but now believed to have been discarded because of woodworm infestation.

Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church

Now called The Gate Arts Centre there is both a WWI plaque containing twenty one names and a WWII plaque containing six names present.

Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church WWI memorial plaque

Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church, Keppoch Street, Roath, Cardiff, WWI memorial plaque.

Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church WWII memorial plaque

Plasnewydd Presbyterian Church, Keppoch Street, Roath, WWII memorial plaque.

The history of the plaques themselves and in particular the story of those named on the plaques has been well researched by David Pike and is detailed in his blog.

Roath Park Congregational (now Tabernacle)

Roath Park Congregational Church WWI plaque


Roath Park Wesleyan Church

The WWI memorial plaque is in the safe keeping of Cardiff Bereavement Services.

The roll of honour naming the individuals from the church that took part WWI had become lost and was later found for sale in a second hand shop.  It was purchased and now hangs in Roath Park Primary School.

Follow the link above to discover more of these memorials.

Roath Park Wesleyan Church War Memorial Plaque

Roath Park Wesleyan Church War Memorial Plaque (Photo credit: Roger Swan)

Roath Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

Roath Road Wesleyan War Memorial

There used to be a stone monument war memorial in the area we currently refer to as  Roath but alas no longer.  It stood outside Roath Road Wesleyan church on the corner of City Road and Newport Road.

Russell Street Memorial

Russell Street memorial

‘Patriot’s Avenue’ or Russell Street Memorial’  was originally a plaque on the New Park Liberal Club, City Road, Cardiff.  It is now said to be safe keeping in a private residence. It was unveiled in 1995 and rededicated in 2012.  The plaque pays tribute to soldiers who fought in both World Wars and makes reference to the street’s unofficial name – Patriot’s Avenue. It had been originally unveiled in a massive street party in 1995, featured on the pages of the Echo.


Splott Road Baptist Church War Memorial Tablets

Splott Road Baptist War Memorials - John Stansfield

(Photos by John Stansfield, 2015)

St Andrew’s URC War Memorial

St Andrews Wellfield Road Cardiff

St Andrew’s & St Teilo’s

St Andrew's and St Teilo's war memorial - small


St Edward’s War Memorials

St Edward's Roath WWI memorial

The WWI War Memorial at St Edward’s Church, Blenheim Road, Penylan, Cardiff


St Illtyd’s School Memorial Plaque

St Illtyd's War memorial plaque

The WWII war memorial plaque that used to be in St Illtyd’s School in Splott until it closed, was then relocated to St Illtyd’s in Rumney. It has recently been restored and will be housed in St Alban on the Moors church.


St Margaret’s War Memorial Tower

st margarets tower war memorial dedication


St Martin’s church, Albany Road memorial

St Martins Albany Road - combined war memorials

St Saviour’s War Memorial, Splott, Cardiff,

St Saviour war memorial, Splott, Cardiff

St Peter’s Roll of Honour

St Peter's Roll of Honour


Trinity Centre, Four Elms Road

Trinity Wesleyan Methodist Church Roath - Small for website

Trinity Methodist may also be the home of the Cyfartha St Mission plaque



Other Cardiff War Memorials:

Cardiff Blitz Memorial

Cardiff Blitz Memorial Cathays Cemetery

Cardiff Blitz Memorial Cathays Cemetery

A memorial in Section EJ of Cathays Cemetery is to the civilians who died in the 1941 air raids on Cardiff, many of whom are buried in unmarked graves close to this memorial.

Cardiff Great War Memorial


Cardiff’s first permanent memorial to people from the city who died during World War One was unveiled at Hendre Park Lake in 2016 together with more than 1,000 trees creating a memorial wood.