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LLANTWIT MAJOR CEMETERY

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Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Glamorganshire
Identified Casualties:
51
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-3.46981
Latitude:
51.40668

Historical Information

The War Graves Plot is enclosed on two sides by the stone wall which marks the cemetery boundary. The Cross of Sacrifice stands on the western side of the plot near the entrance.

Early in the 1939-1945 War, a piece of ground was set aside by the local authorities in Section C, in the south-eastern corner of the cemetery, for service war burials which became the War Graves Plot.

Most of the airmen buried here came from the large R.A.F. station at St. Athan near Barry and some from Llandow R.A.F. station near Cowbridge. Many of them were killed in flying accidents while training.

The non-war graves in this cemetery have been marked by headstones designed to harmonise with those on the war graves beside them.

There are more than 50, 1939-1945 war casualties commemorated in this site, 1 casualty is unidentified.