READ WARGRAVES Location:  The churchyard of  St John the Evangelist, off George Lane,  Read.    OS ref: 103 SD 765 347 There are 7 burials here, 5 from the First World War and 2 from the Second, I have photos of 6 taken in 2002/4   J. DURKIN,   J. LAW,   W. RUSHTON,   J.W. WILKINSON,    J.T. BROCKBANK,   H. SMALLEY 5169 Pte J DURKIN 5169  ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS 4TH  MAY 1918, age 26y   John Durkin  Son of Martin & Mary of Burnley Husband of Margaret Jane  Died from sickness contracted when A prisoner  Remembered on Padiham Memorial
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Lieut JOHN LAW ROYAL AIR FORCE 11th JUNE 1916  Age 23  Also Ezekiel Law his father Died May 22nd 1923 Aged 64   Son of Ezekiel and Phoebe Ann  of Read  Died in an accident at Lincoln 42396 Pte W. RUSHTON WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT 25th DECEMBER 1917   Wallace Rushton   Husband of Ellen Alice of Read Age 25  Died from wounds at Southport (septic poisoning) T/437545 Driver J.W.WILKINSON ARMY SERVICE CORPS 11th NOVEMBER 1918   John William Wilkinson   Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Ellen of Read Died from pneumonia in Woolwich Age 20 1673259 Sergt J.T.BROCKBANK PILOT ROYAL AIR FORCE 19th FEBRUARY 1944    AGE 20   John Thomas Brockbank   Son of William Ernest and Alice of Read G/MX58202  H.SMALLEY SICK BERTH ATTENDANT R.N. HMS PEMBROKE 5th JULY 1943   AGE 31   Harry Smalley  Son of John Smalley and of Anne,  of Clayton-le-Moors. Also buried Gunner Arthur BRACEWELL