This is a ‘Virtual’ War Memorial page to the people of Roath who lost their lives in various conflicts. The area covered is the old parish of Roath (which included Splott, Tremorfa, Pengam, Adamsdown, Penylan and parts of Cathays and Cyncoed).
Please email us at email@example.com if you:
- Would like somebody from the area added to the memorial.
- If you have additional information or photographs we could add to a person’s entry on the memorial.
- Spot any errors or typos that we will gladly correct.
Background to the project
There isn’t a public war memorial in Roath or surrounding areas. Those who lost their lives from Grangetown, Llandaff, Whitchurch and may be some other Cardiff suburbs are remembered on War Memorials but somehow Roath never got one. Yes, there are memorials in churches, schools and places of employment but no public memorial, although the memorial outside St Saviour’s in Splott probably is more a parish memorial than a church memorial. This embryonic idea is to try and rectify that oversight. Thanks to members of the society and other locals historians such as David Hughes, Gwyn Prescott, Ceri Stennett, Steve Duffy, Danny Richards and many others for their help.
The interactive map below shows just some of those from the area who died in WWI and WWII. To enlarge the map click on the symbol in the upper right of the map.
The raw data can be found in this spreadsheet – up to date as of Feb 2020, but more names always being added.