Monumental Inscriptions

Wrexham Cemetery
Cemetery Lodge and Entrance, Ruabon Road, Wrexham. 1895

Ruabon Road Cemetery, Wrexham.

Discover your ancestor’s memorial inscription from the Ruabon Road Cemetery in Wrexham. The collection consists of transcripts that can reveal a combination of your ancestor’s death date, burial year, religious denomination and memorial reference.

Ruabon Road Cemetery, a Victorian cemetery, dates back to 1876.

This collection is created from photographs and transcripts taken between 2012 and 2020 of the headstone and memorials in the Ruabon Road Cemetery in Wrexham.

In some instances, the individual may only be commemorated on a memorial and not, in fact, buried there. During the transcription process, some graves may have been recorded twice with slight differences between the person/volunteer.

Each entry will offer you a transcription of the headstone or monument with all or some of the following information:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Death year
  • Death date
  • Burial year
  • Denomination – refers to areas within the cemetery, consecrated (Anglican) or unconsecrated
  • Parish
  • County
  • Country
  • Memorial reference
  • Eulogy or message

The fastest way to find your ancestor is by using the Search* function first then locating the transcript using the plot number

Ruabon Road Cemetery, a Victorian cemetery, dates back to the 1876. The first burial took place in April 1876, and there are in excess of 38,000 persons buried in the cemetery.

The cemetery also contains 64 First World War burials which are scattered throughout the cemetery grounds. During the Second World War a piece of ground was set aside for service war burials in part of Section D in the south-western portion of the cemetery. This is now the war graves plot. The cemetery was used by the Royal Air Force station at Wrexham and by the Polish Hospital at Penley, which was not far away. The War Graves Plot, which is triangular in shape, is in an angle formed by two carriageways. It is composed of three small groups of graves, the corner group containing the 48 Commonwealth war graves and the other groups, flanking the two paths, consisting almost entirely of 40 Polish graves. The cemetery also contains two Belgian war graves. Along with many more commemorated on family headstones but buried elsewhere.

The last burial has not yet taken place, but only the interment into existing family or pre purchased plots continue today. The cemetery’s burial registers begin with the first burial in 1876 and continue to 2016, all burial records are now entered into a database held at the Crematorium Office in Pentrebychan and Wrexham Cemetery Office.
Why not join in and help transcribing the headstones and monuments at Ruabon Road Cemetery by getting in touch with the “Friends of Wrexham Cemetery” on Facebook.

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