East Lancs War Graves at Blackburn Cemetery A - ​E

​by Gordon Hartley

 
 
 
Blackburn Cemetery contains 261 graves that are in the care of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Many of them contain soldiers from the East Lancashire Regiment who fought in both World Wars.

Gordon Hartley has photographed and recorded the graves of these brave men.


Private D. Abbott
 
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 23012   Private
D. Abbott
East Lancashire Regiment
14th August 1916   Age 26
He Gave His Life That We Might Live
Grave C/E J. 10279
Husband of Anne Abbott, 26, Mill Hill Street, Blackburn.
 

 
Private William Henry Bradley
 
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7217   Private
W.H. Bradley
East Lancashire Regiment
23rd August 1920   Age 52
Grave C/E I. 5942
Husband of Alice Bradley, 45, Audley Street, Blackburn.
 

 
Private W. Brandwood
 
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 500   Private
W. Brandwood
East Lancashire Regiment
15th April 1915   Age 42
Thy Will Be Done
Spectamur Agendo
Grave N/C E. 9813
Son of Waring Brandwood of Blackburn. Husband of Elizabeth Ann, 42, Trinity Street, Blackburn.


Private J. Briggs
 
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12202   Private
J. Briggs
East Lancashire Regiment
13th November 1917   Age 29
Grave R/C E. 3351
Husband of Mrs. Briggs, 7, Audley Street, Blackburn
 

Private A. Burton
 
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 34945   Private
A. Burton
East Lancashire Regiment
16th May 1917   Age unknown
Grave R/C F. 4583
 

 Lance Corporal James Cafferty
 
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 1199   Lance Cpl.
J. Cafferty
East Lancashire Regiment
16th February 1919  Age 24
 Ever Remembered
Grave R/C B.644
Son of Thomas and Margaret Cafferty, 16, French Road, Blackburn.Husband of Mrs. Cafferty of 16, Elm Street, Little Harwood, Blackburn.
 
 
Private A. Calder
 
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 6719   Private
A. Calder
East Lancashire Regiment
23rd November 1917   Age 32
Grave C/E M. 6719
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Calder, 44, Witton Parade, Blackburn.
 

 Private W. H. Catterall
 
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 15310   Private
W.H. Catterall
East Lancashire Regiment
14th April 1918   Age unknown
Grave C/E  L.15310
Husband of Mrs. Croasdale (formerly Catterall), 86, Hollin Bridge Street, Blackburn.
 

 Private E. Cooke
 
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 12125   Private
E. Cooke
East Lancashire Regiment
31st August 1918   Age 26
The Path of Duty Was the Road to Glory
Grave C/E K. 12125
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cooke of Blackburn
 

 Private John Cottam
 
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 11487   Private
J. Cottam
East Lancashire Regiment
4th January 1920   Age 21
Rest In Peace
Grave C/E J.1938
Son of James and Margaret Cottam, 4, Beechwood Road, Blackburn.
 

 Sergeant H. H. Eccleston
 
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 3386621 Sergeant
H.H. Eccleston
East Lancashire Regiment
11th September 1940 Age unknown
In The Midst Of Life We Are In Death
Grave C/E /YY. 3305
Son of Fred R. and Margaret Eccleston
 

 Private John James Emmett
 
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 3167   Private
J.J. Emmett
East Lancashire Regiment
2nd November 1914   Age 22
Angels Dear Daddy Will Guard You With Care
  Grave N/C E. 5039
Son of Alfred and Agnes Emmett. Husband of Mary Jane Emmett, 7, Brookfield Street, Blackburn.