BURNLEY AND BLACKBURN AREA
HE Registers contained in this group cover an area on the East side of
Lancashire stretching (roughly) from the Ribble South to the watershed
of the Lancashire Pennines. They deal with 61 Cemeteries and Churchyards
containing 885 War Graves; and these graves may be classified as follows :—
Soldiers of United Kingdom units
Royal Navy .. .. ..........................
Royal Air Force
Overseas Military Forces of Canada 12
Royal Marines 6
Australian Imperial Force
Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service 1
Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve 1
Australian Flying Corps 1
New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1
Voluntary Aid Detachments 1
Of the British soldiers, 303 belonged to Lancashire regiments : 153 to the
East Lancashire Regiment; 35 to the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment; 34 to the
King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment); 30 to the Manchester Regiment J
25 to the Lancashire Fusiliers; 14 to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment;
ten to the South Lancashire Regiment; and two to the Lancashire Hussars.
The East Lancashire Regiment (whose Depot is at Preston, a little West
of this area), sent twelve Battalions to service overseas.
The Registers are arranged under the names of the Boroughs and Urban
and Rural Districts in which the Cemeteries and Churchyards are situated.
In the Rural Districts, the name of the Civil Parish is added where it differs
materially from that of the burial ground.
The Registers record particulars of 885 War Graves.
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