Friday, 21 February 2014

St John The Divine Churchyard - Lytham

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), there are 13 graves from the First World War period in this cemetery, including one from 1921.  We only found 10 of them when we were there, although it was the first time that we had tried to find any and we did not have the benefit of this list at the time.

They are listed here below, with their ranks, dates of death and regiments.

BAYLISS, D    Private  12/09/1915  King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
BRIDGES, C H   Corporal   26/02/1921  Royal Corps of Signals
GASKELL, H       Driver   26/03/1915    Royal Field Artillery
HEYWOOD, J        Private    31/01/1915  King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
KNOWLES, ALICE Telephonist  29/11/1918   Women's Royal Naval Service
PARKINSON, ROBINSON     Private  02/11/1914   The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
PRITCHARD, ALFRED          Private  02/02/1921   King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
RILEY, FRANK RODNEY       Private 13/10/1918   King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
SLOUGH, ARTHUR  Battery Serjeant Major  21/05/1915  Royal Garrison Artillery
TIPPING, E  Colour Serjeant     01/08/1916   The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
TIPPING, THOMAS HENRY  Private    21/02/1916  The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
WAKEFIELD, JOSEPH  Private  30/10/1918  Yorkshire Regiment
WHITESIDE, P       Deck Hand  02/12/1917   Royal Naval Reserve

You can find out more about individual war casualties, war graves and cemeteries at the CWGC website :