RAF War Graves
at Blackburn Cemetery
by Gordon Hartley
Blackburn Cemetery contains 261 War Graves. The majority of these commemorate those members of the Forces who died as a result of the 2 World Wars. There are also 5 civilian graves, including those of James Marsden and James Orford who died as a result of the bomb which fell in Ainsworth Street in August 1940.
Gordon Hartley has recorded all the graves of RAF servicemen who died in the World Wars. He has also provided us with a walk around Blackburn Cemetery. To view the walk, click here.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site lists all the 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two World Wars, together with the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action. To view the site, click here.
Sergeant Thomas Alcock
Flight Sergeant Jack Baker
Aircraftman 2nd CL Arthur Beckett
Flight Sergeant William Bradshaw
Sergeant Pilot John Raymond Brown
Aircraftman 2nd CL James William Carruthers
Aircraftman 1st CL Ernest Clegg
2nd Air Mechanic Henry Critchley
Sergeant Stanley Victor Crossley
LDG. Aircraftman James Elliott
Air Mechanic Samuel Flood
Aircraftman 2nd Cl. Fred Heaton
Private R. S. Johnson
Corporal Raymond Leigh
Aircraftsman 2nd Cl. George Lonsdale
Corporal Herbert Edward Marsden
F/O Edward Duerden Neal D.F.C.
Sergeant Vincent Pascoe
Aircraftman 2nd Cl. James Robinson
Aircraftman 2nd Cl. Thomas Rothwell
Sergeant-Pilot Charles Derek Ryden
Corporal Herbert Sharples
Second Lieutenant Walter Shorrock
Aircraftman 2nd Cl. Frank Leslie Talbot
Pilot Officer William Joseph Turner D.F.M.
Sergeant Wilfred Whalley
Corporal Sidney James Spratt