found , ARMITT, JOHN Initials: J Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry Unit Text: Depot Age: 34 Date of Death: 06/11/1918 Service No: 43463 Additional information: Husband of Martha Armitt, of 17, School St., Eccles New Rd. , Salford, Manchester. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Z. 232. Cemetery: BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY 1st Battalion August 1914 : at Tipperary. Part of 16th Brigade in 6th Division. 10 September 1914 : landed at St Nazaire.
john must have been wounded and shipped home , blackpool in ww1 had a very large teaching hospital lets hope he got to see his family before he died i will get a headstone photo on the first good day hoping the suns out
In October 1915, the 4,600 bed King's Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital opened in Blackpool and early in 1917, the town became a Royal Army Medical Corps training centre. During the Second World War, there were units of the Polish forces stationed at Blackpool and the Polish Air Force had its headquarters at Talbot Square. Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery contains 139 scattered burials of the First World War and 39 from the Second World War. A Yugoslav airman is also buried in the cemetery and there are 26 Polish war graves together in a group. A Cross of Sacrifice stands on the main drive