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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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PRITCHARD, Jack Ivan

Service number 421047
Flight Lieutenant
No. 467 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 20 Apr 1914

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PANWICK, Keith

Service number 433753
Flight Sergeant
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 15 Mar 1925

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EDMONDS, Lloyd George

Service number 416941
Flight Sergeant
27 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 6 Nov 1918

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SEMMENS, Ernest Jack William

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

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DUEL, Allen Robert

Service number 425623
Pilot Officer
27 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 10 Jul 1923

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WHITE, John Albert

Service number 421114
Warrant Officer
RAF Conversion Units
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 10 Nov 1919

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BROWN, Robert Phillip Henry

Service number 413556
Flight Sergeant

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ORMISTON, Faulkner Adrian Andrew

Service number 412827
Warrant Officer
Royal Australian Air Force
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 18 Apr 1921

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