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Saturday, 24 November 2012

Layton Cemetery

In Layton Cemetery, very close to the Polish airmen - and a stone's throw from the large cross in the centre are two low memorials commemorating the fallen in the Great War. There is very detailed information on the two memorial stones. The links end up on the CWG Web site. The majority of the personnel commemorated are Royal Army Medical Corps. More information will be forthcoming here. Many of the dates are after the cessation of hostilities.

The cross in the middle of Layton Cemetery

Another view of the cross

TO THE
HONOURED MEMORY
OF THOSE
SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
FOR THEIR COUNTRY
IN THE GREAT WAR
1914 -1918
AND WHO LIE BURIED
IN THIS CEMETERY

Looking to Layton flats, they are due to be flattened.



60891 PRIVATE J.F.GROGAN ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS  20/10/1917 AGE 30
130043 PRIVATE W. KEEGAN ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS  25/9/1917 AGE 39
6987 PRIVATE T. KENNY KINGS SHROPSHIRE L. I. 16/2/1917  AGE 44
130089 PRIVATE C. McCREA  ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 9/11/1919
7920 PTE W. McLOUGHLIN  ROYAL LANCASHIRE REGIMENT  6/11/19 AGE 34
130088 PRIVATE J. MURPHY ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 10/5/1918 AGE 33
142806 PRIVATE J. WILSON ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 19/6/18  AGE

None of these names is on the Blackpool cenotaph. Why is that?

The memorial facing the one above.
83531 L/CPL A.P. ADDINGTON ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT  22/8/1918  AGE 32
97512 PRIVATE T ALLKINS ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 18/4/1917 AGE ?
S/10368 PRIVATE T. BAXTER CAMERON HIGHLANDERS 21/3/1918 AGE 24
5371 RIFLEMAN G. BLUNDELL THE KINGS LIVERPOOL REGIMENT 7/4/1920 AGE 48
6239 PTE. E. BRETHERTON BORDER REGIMENT 5/1/1919 AGE 41
156054 PTE. W.E.EDMONDS ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 1/11/1919 AGE 42
135787 PTE. A.C.R. FERNANDEZ ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 17/11/18 AGE 21
32145 PRIVATE H. HAWLEY YORK & LANCASHIRE REGT 22/5/1919  (The date differs in the cwg doc)
72637 CORPORAL C.G. LATTER ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 28/5/1917 AGE 31
136567 PRIVATE W. McCANN ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 24/10/1918 AGE ?
76865 GUNNER A. MITCHELL ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY 22/11/1920 AGE 31
91559 PRIVATE S.T. NICHOLS ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 3/7/1919 AGE 34
139626 PTE R.L.PEROWNE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 29/10/1918 AGE ?
53399 PRIVATE A.H. RHODES MANCHESTER REGIMENT 28/2/1919 AGE 19
715695 SH. SMITH A. SCRIBNER ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY 23/3/1919 AGE ?
13024 PRIVATE F. STOBART ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT 29/11/1919 AGE ?
111529 PRIVATE J.F.TEMPLE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 3/2/1918 AGE 24
687210 DRIVER F. WILLIAMS ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY 1/2/1919 AGE 25 (This serviceman is found on the Blackpool Cenotaph transcription)

Leading from the cross, you can see the 2 memorials facing each other


The whole of Layton Cemetery could do with a proper survey - there must be a few war graves in their that have escaped documentation.

This is the information that is shown on the Commonwealth Graves web site:

Location Information

Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery is on the road to Fleetwood and Poulton. It contains 138 Commonwealth War Graves, and a War Cross is erected in the main drive.

Historical Information

In October 1915, the 4,600 bed King's Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital opened in Blackpool and early in 1917, the town became a Royal Army Medical Corps training centre. During the Second World War, there were units of the Polish forces stationed at Blackpool and the Polish Air Force had its headquarters at Talbot Square.

Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery contains 139 scattered burials of the First World War and 39 from the Second World War. A Yugoslav airman is also buried in the cemetery and there are 26 Polish war graves together in a group. A Cross of Sacrifice stands on the main drive.

In all 178 Identified casualties

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