Welcome to the information page for the Parish of Chatburn.

We have just started to put names of those lost in this section. Please be patient and check back later. It would be most helpful if relatives of those killed during World War Two could please contact us with more information. Thank you.

Private William Bithell. South Wales Borderers. 2nd Battalion. Aged 29. Killed 26/09/1944. Son of Harold and Mary Alice Bethell, Worston. Resting Geel War Cemetery, Belgium. 11.C.19.

Able Seaman Sydney Dugdale. H.M.S President 111. Aged 27. Killed 11/11/1943. Son of John and Ellen Dugdale. Husband of Jessie Dugdale, Sawley. Remembered Panel 79, Column 1 Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Sergeant Harry H Dunnington. Royal Air Force. 53 Squadron. Killed 28/8/1940. Aged 20. Remembered Panel 12 Runnymead Memorial, Surrey.

Lance Bombardier Harry S Frankland. 156 Battery. 57 LT AA Regiment Royal Artillery. Aged 30. Killed 19/05/1941. Son of Edward and Ellen Hannah Frankland. Husband of Annie Frankland, Chatburn. Resting Suda Bay War Cemetery, Greece. 10.E.16.

Lance Corporal Lewis Hackett. 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Aged 25. Killed 22/09/1944. Son of William Ernest and Emily Hackett of Chatburn. Resting Bergen -Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Netherlands. 17.A.1.

Private Sydney Limbert. 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Aged 26. Killed 20/04/1945. Resting Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany. 6.E.5.

Gunner George E Mennell. 155 Battery. 52 LT AA Regiment. Royal Artillery. Aged 25. Killed 07/04/1943. Resting Bari War Cemetery, Italy. X.D.12

Lance Bombardier John E Mennell. 168 Battery. 56 LT. AA Regiment. Royal Artillery. Aged 23. Killed 10/10/1944. Resting Florence War Cemetery, Gerone, Italy. 1.H.7 

Gunner Douglas Neilson. 21 LT. AA. Regiment. Royal Artillery. Aged 28. Killed 01/12/1942. Son of Thomas George and Elizabeth Neilson, Chatburn.  Resting Sidney War Cemetery, New South Wales, Australiia. 1.H.7

Flight Sergeant Neville Ayrton Rawlinson. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 582 Squadron. Aged 19. Killed 25/5/1944. Son of John and Ellen Rawlinson -Twiston. Resting Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. 6.A.9.

Private Ernest Robinson 5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Aged 27. Died 16/07/1944. Resting Fontenay -Le Pesnel, Calvados, France. Grave. 111.E.B

Trooper J G Robinson. Reconnaissance Corps. R.A.C. 3rd (8th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusilers Regiment). Aged 20. Died 05/11/1944. Resting Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord Brabant, Netherlands.  Grave. 11.C.9.

Able Seaman Samuel Taylor. H.M.S Penelope. Royal Navy. Died aged 27 on the 18th February 1944. Remembered with Honour at the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. Panel 83. Column 2. Son of Thomas and Mary Taylor of Templepatrick, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Private Alan Tomlinson. East Lancashire Regiment 6th (HD) Battalion. Aged 22. Killed 25/10/1941. Son of Charles and Lilly Tomlinson, Chatburn. Resting Christ Church, Chatburn.  Grave C2. Picture of grave needed.

Lance Bombardier Thomas Leslie Wignall. 287 Battery 63 LT AA Regiment. Royal Artillery. Aged 27. Died 19/01/1942. Resting Christ Church, Churchyard, Chatburn. Grave D3.

Flying Officer Leonard Priestley Whipp. Royal Air Force. Aged 24. Died 19/10/1944. Resting Christ Church, ChurchYard, Chatburn. Grave F3 with family members.

Pilot Officer Herbert Whitaker. Royal Air Force. Age not known. Died 02/03/1943. Remembered Runnymead Memorial. Panel 130.

Our thanks also go to Christine Woodworth who has also done a tremendous amount of work on those who lost their lives from this area.