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Memorial details

Memorial type
Addition to gravestone
District
Barnsley
Town
Barnsley
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
72586
Current location

Plot G
Number 67
Barnsley Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Barnsley
Barnsley
South Yorkshire
S70 1XH
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 35335 05666
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall gothic arch shaped gravestone with carved decoration arching over text, inset pillars to sides.. Mostly darkened, but with pale streaks across front as if partially cleaned. Text inscribed and mostly clear against darkened stone. Commemorates one WW1 soldier and his parents with a mention of his maternal grandparents.
Inscription
In loving memory of / WALTER GEORGE / BLACKBURN / BORN AUGUST 15TH 1853, / DIED JANUARY 14TH 1895. / ALSO / ELEANOR MILES / BLACKBURN, / WIFE OF THE ABOVE, / AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE / MILES AND SARAH CALVERT, / BORN JULY 12TH 1860, / DIED MAY 3RD 1908. / ALSO ERNEST CALVERT / BLACKBURN / L'CE CORPL. 1/5 Y & L REGT. / SON OF THE ABOVE, / KILLED IN ACTION NEAR ARMENTIERES, FRANCE. / MAY 24TH 1915, AGED 24 YEARS. //
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Blackburn, Ernest Calvert
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Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Forenames, Surname, age, date of death, place of death, regiment, rank
    Order of information: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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