More than 8,000 war graves around Wales are to be given a higher profile in a bid to emphasise local history on people’s doorsteps.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is placing signs at 1,145 cemeteries and churches to highlight memorials to soldiers killed in World Wars I and II.
Smartphone QR codes are also planned to give people historical information at some of the main sites.
The commission said many people are unaware there are war graves in Wales.
Cardiff and Pembrokeshire are among the first areas to be given the signs, which will be placed at the entrances to cemeteries and church graveyards to say there are war graves at the site.
More signs are planned for 1,145 locations over the next few years to highlight the 8,015 war graves from the two world wars that are scattered throughout Wales.
In addition, some sites, including Cathays Cemetery in Cardiff and St Margaret’s Church in Bodelwyddan, will have more in-depth historical information signs.
QR codes will also be placed alongside them so that people can scan them with their smartphones to find out more details about the soldiers buried there.
Peter Francis, from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) - which maintains graves from the two world wars - said the ambitious UK-wide project was important in order to raise awareness.
“Most people know about the war cemeteries abroad - in France and Belgium, in the desert and in the far east,” he said.
“We are keen to raise awareness of our war graves in Wales and to remind people that there are very powerful reminders of the human cost of the two world wars on your doorstep.”