SOUTH-EAST LANCASHIRE. THIS group of Registers covers roughly the part of Lancashire lying South of Rochdale and Bolton and East of Wigan and Warrington. (The Registers of the burial grounds in Manchester have been published and the Lancashire part of the County Borough of Stockport is included for the purposes of these Registers under Cheshire.) It deals with 77 Cemeteries and Churchyards containing 1243 War Graves which maybe classified as follows :—Soldiers of United Kingdom units 126 -1 Royal Navy-------- 4i Royal Air Force -------34 Royal Marines -13 German Army _______ 13 Overseas Military Forces of Canada- 9 Australian Imperial Force _____ 2 New Zealand Expeditionary Force- 2 Queen Alexandras Imperial Military Nursing Service- 1 Queen Marys Army Auxiliary Corps- 1 Australian Munition Worker -----1 Of the British soldiers 519 belonged to Lancashire regiments 214 to the Manchester Regiment 159 to the Lancashire Fusiliers (whose Depot is at Bury, North of this area) 48 to the Kings (Liverpool Regiment) 30 to the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 26 to the South Lancashire Regiment 25 to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 18 to the East Lancashire Regiment and one to the Lancashire Hussars. The Registers are arranged under the names of the Boroughs and Urban and Rural Districts in which the burial grounds 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 1230 War Graves.
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