Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Chester, England

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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Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

WHITE, John Albert

Service number 421114
Warrant Officer
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force
Born 10 Nov 1919

DESHON, Frederick Popham

Service number 426555
Flight Lieutenant
Operational Training Units (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 29 Aug 1916

SEMMENS, Ernest Jack William

Service number 419344
Flight Sergeant
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 17 Apr 1916

DUNBAR, Geoffrey James

Service number N275739
Flight Sergeant
Born 16 Apr 1922

FLETCHER, Harold Jackson

Service number 405204
Warrant Officer
Born 15 Feb 1912

PANWICK, Keith

Service number 433753
Flight Sergeant
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force
Born 15 Mar 1925

HOLDEN, Ashley Roy Thomas

Service number 433543
Flight Sergeant
Born 27 Aug 1921

BROWN, Robert Phillip Henry

Service number 413556
Flight Sergeant
Born 11 Mar 1913

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