Flying Officer James Shackleton Crank. Pilot. 180 Squadron. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves. Died 6th October 1944. Aged 22. Service Number 133949. Buried Mellor Methodist Chapel Graveyard. Grave Reference New Ground 435/459. Son of Captain Harry and Jane Crank of Blackburn (Cantb).
Air Gunner Thomas Philip Eastwood. Sergeant. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserves. Died 19th October 1944. Service Number 2226284. Aged 21. No squadron listed. Buried Mellor Methodist Chapel Graveyard. Grave reference Old Ground. 904. Son of James and Edith Elizabeth Eastwood of Blackburn.
Flght Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Fred Crowther. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th July 1944 near Nunghar Village, India. Aged 22. Resting Imphal War Cemetery, India. Coll Grave 4. D. 16-20.
Driver Private Wallace Diggle. Royal Army Service Corps. 16 Motor Coach Coy. Died 02/01/1941. Aged 28. Resting Church of England Graveyard Blackburn Cemetery. Grave 1332.
Lance Sergeant Joseph Gillibrand. Royal Armoured Corps. 13th/18th Royal Hussars. Died 06/06/1944. Aged 29. Resting Ranville War cemetery, Calvados, France. Grave 111.A.7.
Private Edward Holden. East Lancashire Regiment. 5th Battalion. Died 16/07/1944. Aged 25. Resting Fontenay -Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, France.
Sergeant Navigator/Bombers James Gordon Lamb. 15th Squadron Royal Air Force. Died 02/03/1943. Aged 21. Resting Baarderadeel (Schillaard) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands.
Fusilier Walter Leaver. 2nd Battalion. Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 26/11/1942. Aged 22. Remembered Medjez -El-Bas Memoral, Tunisia. Face 18.
Rest in Peace.
We have listed a Private Joseph Bratherton. Durham Light Infantry. 9th Battalion. Aged 28. Service Number 3389792. Son of Jack and Mary Bratherton. Nephew of Walter Boardman of Warrington. Resting Grave Site Number XV.H.2. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. More research needed.