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Cemetery Details

Location 35 Blacon Ave, Blacon, Chester CH1 5BB, UK, Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Co‑ordinates N53.20537, W2.90908
Description

Chester (Blacon) was a new cemetery in 1940 when the authorities set aside two plots for service burials. The larger plot in section 'A' was used as a Royal Air Force regional cemetery by a number of R.A.F. stations in Cheshire and the adjoining counties. Only airmen are buried in it. The smaller plot in section 'H' was used for Commonwealth burials and for the burial of servicemen from the numerous Polish hospitals and camps in the area. Almost all of the war graves are in one or other of these plots.

The cemetery contains 461 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 1 of which is an unidentified airman of the Royal Air Force. Of the 97 war graves of other nationalities, 86 are Polish. There also are 2 Non World War service burials here.

 



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WRIGHT, Thomas Edward Harold

Service number 430728
Flight Sergeant
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 28 May 1920

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WALMSLEY, Roy

Service number 433631
Flight Sergeant
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 12 Mar 1925

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ALLAMBY, Walter Vernon Wilfred

Service number 428516
Flying Officer
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 1 Aug 1918

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WIGLEY, Bruce Edward

Service number 432924
Flight Sergeant

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FLETCHER, Harold Jackson

Service number 405204
Warrant Officer
Born 15 Feb 1912

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DESHON, Frederick Popham

Service number 426555
Flight Sergeant

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SOUTHWOOD, Leslie Donald

Service number 429292
Flight Sergeant
27 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 26 Dec 1922

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COVILL, Cyril John

Service number 426429
Flight Sergeant
5 Advanced Flying Unit
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Jan 1924

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