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The cemetery at Blacon, Chester, England contains 116 Polish war graves which are under the care of the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission. Most of the graves (112) are in a special war graves plot used for the burial of Polish armed forces and also some British and Commonwealth and other nationalities. The burials of the Polish soldiers were all made in the year 1947 (except for one which was in 1944).
The war graves plot containing Polish war graves. (1 June 2011)
Mieczyslaw Kuchcinski is on the left of the photograph. (1 June 2011)
A row of Polish war graves. The grave of
A sign at Blacon cemetery pointing the way to the Polish war graves. (1 June 2011)
The Polish war graves of E. Korfel, J. Koza and M. Slobodzian lie outside the two war grave plots. They all died on 30 December 1947. (14 July 2015)
British and Commonwealth Airmen
The cemetery at Blacon also has another larger war graves plot which contains the graves of British and Commonwealth airmen. It also contains the Polish war grave of M. Kristiani who died on 24 June 1944 aged 27.
The graves of British and Commonwealth airmen. (1 June 2011)
The grave on the right is that of Flight Lieutenant P J Boothman DFC a pilot in the RAF who died on 1st August 1946 aged 22. (14 July 2015)
The CWGC has installed an information panel which describes the origins of the war graves plots at Blacon. The same panel, in Polish, is also located at the Polish war graves plot. (14 July 2015)
List of names
and photographs of the Polish war graves at Chester.