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Daff

Cemeteries Abertillery/Aberbeeg

Searched for a friend for a war grave on CWGC and found it listed under ABERBEEG (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, a further search for the churchyard brought me to archive funerals here, where I found mention of not only this churchyard but Aberbeeg New Cemetery, Brynhilleth (sp) and Blaenau Gwent cemetery
On another site, findagrave.com which has the name I was looking for there's just the cemetery as ABERTILLERY (ABERBEEG) CEMETERY
I'm not from this area and getting totally confused, so could some kind soul please help, are they all separate cemeteries or the same one and the name changed over the years?
carolanne

Christ Church Aberbeeg is up by the old Aberbeeg hospital . I think you will find the war  graves just inside the gates  Very Happy
Daff

thanks Carolanne
found that one now, just have to sort out the others Laughing
checked my spelling and think I meant Brynhithel Cemetery
Jim Nicholas

Abertillery Cemetaries

These are different cemeteries
Abertillery town has the Blaenau Gwent cemetery (now full and not used) alongside the Baptist Chapel , Aberbeeg is a suburb of Abertillery en route to Llanhilleth, which has a graveyard adjoining Christchurch church while Brynithel, another suburb on the hillside opposite Aberbeeg between Abertillery and Llanhilleth,  has the municipal graveyard known as the New Cemetery.  

Hope this helps.
Daff

Thank you Jim, looked on google maps and found them where you said Very Happy
so the  New Cemetery in Brynithel is most likely to be the one CWGC refers to as ABERTILLERY (ABERBEEG) CEMETERY

just to clarify... is the Blaenau Gwent Cemetery just for the Baptist Church or a public cemetery
Rocke

Hello Daff.

Abertillery (Aberbeeg) is the council-run cemetary at Brynithel.

I and a fellow RBL member, Glyn Jones, participated in the British War Memorial Project a few years back and photographed most of the ones the CWC had registered in the area (sadly a few weren't found), and a few others that weren't listed.

I'm not sure if you know this but the CWG only has the names of those who are buried in CWG-maintained graves ie. whose relatives took up the offer of a memorial stone.
There are quite a few others, buried in their home towns who are either in family graves or have their resting place marked with a privately purchased headstone.

If you - or anyone else of course - would like a photo of a grave (if we have one) or any help etc. please send me a personal message and we'll do all we can to assist. (This includes details of where a particular grave actually is, if my memory will serve me correctly!).
Rocke

Daff wrote:
Thank you Jim, looked on google maps and found them where you said Very Happy
so the  New Cemetery in Brynithel is most likely to be the one CWGC refers to as ABERTILLERY (ABERBEEG) CEMETERY

just to clarify... is the Blaenau Gwent Cemetery just for the Baptist Church or a public cemetery


Hi Daff.

I think it's correct to think of it like a churchyard. It was totally administered by the Baptist Church.
All the headstones have now been laid flat and hence from a distance it looks like an open patch of land.
As far as I recall, all (or certainly the majority) of war-related graves are behind the church (I believe the Baptists took on the name 'church' some years back) ie on the Eastern/Alma St (google maps) side.
Again, please feel free to PM me - I live less than 50 yds from there.

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