CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY

 

 

Cheshire

 

 

England

 

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Visiting Information

This cemetery is open during the following hours:
Monday to Friday 9am. to 8 pm or sunset
Weekends 10am. to 8 pm or sunset
If assistance is required, the cemetery office should be contacted on the following telephone number 01244 972428
Monday to Thursday 08.15 to 16.30 and Friday 08.15 to 16.00



Historical Information

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.

 

421047 Flight Lieutenant

Jack Ivan Pritchard

Royal Australian Air Force

3rd January 1945, aged 30.

Sec. A. Grave 799.

 

Son of George and Lillian Grace Pritchard; husband of Catherine Mary Pritchard, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.