Yorkshire Regiment War Graves, -
Blackburn contains 265 burials from both World Wars, - 184 from the First World War and 81 from the Second World War.
One burial is that of a soldier who served with the Yorkshire Regiment.
We are very grateful to Mike Berrell for the photographs of the headstone and of the cemetery itself.
Private John Birtwistle. 203558. 4th Battalion the
Yorkshire Regiment. Husband of Margaret Ann Birtwistle, of 6, Heyes St., Blackburn.
Died at home 23 March 1917. Aged 50.
Birtwistle's Headstone in Blackburn Cemetery (Centre foreground)
Photo : Mike Berrell