The Welsh National War Memorial is located in Cathays Park, Cardiff. It was unveiled on 12 June 1928 by the Prince of Wales and commemorates those who died during the First World War, alongside a commemorative plaque which was added in 1949 for those who died during the Second World War.
However the memorial does not contain any names, and so the The Welsh National Book of Remembrance for the First World War was born. It contains the names of 35,000 servicemen and women, as well as members of Welsh Regiments, who lost their lives in the First World War. These individuals are listed according to regiment and battalion alongside the names of those who might well have died alongside them. It contains approximately 1,100 pages with around 40 names on every page, with each name individually written in beautiful calligraphy.
At this years Remembrance Sunday event in Cardiff the Battalion was hugely honoured to be tasked with carrying the book from the Temple of Peace, where it usually resides, to the War Memorial and then into Llandaff Cathedral.
Sgt Jury and LSgt Rowlands are incredibly proud to be given this unprecedented role, with the book having never been carried by a soldier previously, and to be a part of such a poignant day.