War graves

As you would expect, many of our parishioners fought for their country, not just in the Great War but the Second World War, the Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan and many more. Sadly, many lost their lives and some have their final resting place in our graveyard.

Many were buried in family graves (more research to be done) but around twenty war graves are dotted around the churchyard.

Please note that this list is NOT definitive and that more research will need to be done regarding status.

Great Britain declared war on Germany at 11 o'clock in the evening of 4th August 1914. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," in accordance with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.

Great Britain declared war on Germany again at 11 o'clock in the morning of 3rd September 1939. Hostilities in Europe ended officially at midnight, May 8. 1945.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

CWGC
Sergeant Pilot Frank ArmitageGrave: H.3.3
Lance Corporal James BarnesGrave: R.4.26CWGC
Lance Corporal George Arthur BerryGrave: EE.71CWGC
Flight Sergeant Derek Atherton BoothGrave: K.5.22
Pilot Officer Ernest Ewart CromptonGrave:F.30
Private Arthur DaviesGrave: F.3.10CWGC
Corporal William DimmockGrave: R.1.12CWGC
Private James DomhardGrave: G.194
Private Ernest EckersleyGrave: H.2.17
Private Charles FlitcroftGrave: EE.75CWGC
Corporal Maurice Tyldesley GornallGrave: R.6.23
Private Thomas GrundyGrave: EE.34CWGC
Corporal James Wilson HaineyGrave: A.L.5CWGC
Private William HibbertGrave: G.63
Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) Arnold HigsonGrave: C.N.28
Sergeant Maurice HolkerGrave: K.6.X [or K.6.0]
Private William John HowesGrave: A.C.26CWGC
Aircraftman 2nd Class Stanley HusbandGrave: H.6.37
Flight Sergeant Thomas JohnsonGrave: H.4.5CWGC
Quartermaster Serjeant Henry LyonGrave: F.3.37
Private John Edward MorganGrave: B1.D.0CWGC
Leading Aircraftman Daniel MorrisonGrave:D1.61
Corporal Clifford NaylorGrave: A.G.3
Able Seaman James Bate NuttallGrave: K.5.X
Aircraftwoman 1st Class Dorothy OliverGrave: R.2.29
Gunner Frank PearsonGrave: C.N.24
Warrant Officer Norman Henry PilkingtonGrave: G.258
Aircraftman 1st Class Richard James PryceGrave: A.M.0
Private Edward RileyGrave: C.G.27
Sergeant Thomas Ellis RobinsonGrave: R.5.27
Private Edgar Augustine RoseGrave: H.1.4CWGC
Sergeant Navigator Frank SeftonGrave: A.G.4
Private James ShorrocksGrave: H.2.1
SharrocksGrave: H.2.1
Private Thomas Edmund SimpsonGrave: H.3.12CWGC
Staff Serjeant Adam SmithGrave: C.K.2CWGC
Private Ernest Morton SmithGrave: C.E.26CWGC
Private James SmithGrave: B1.C.8CWGC
Gunner John Mancell SmithGrave: EE.55CWGC
Private Harry Walsh M.M.Grave: H.2.11CWGC
Sergeant Herbert WardGrave: A.H.14CWGC
Gunner Thomas WebsterGrave: B.A.8
Gunner William WhiteGrave: B1.F.10CWGC
Corporal William Henry WrightGrave: H.28