Simon Weston backs campaign urging people to visit local war graves

Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has teamed up with a campaign to encourage more Welsh people to visit their local war graves.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission project (CGWC) remembers the forgotten front, and is now trying to encourage people to discover the stories behind the names of those who gave their lives.

In Wales alone there are more than 8,000 war graves and memorials commemorating men and women from the First and Second World Wars.

Today in Cardiff, Simon Weston paid respects to one soldier at Cathays cemetary.

Canadian Private Lewington George Davies, was 17 when he died from wounds sustained at Mametz Wood.

He passed away on December 10th 1916 when he was sent to a UK-based hospital.

Watch the report from Mike Griffiths below: