Saturday 22 August 2015

Penistone Stottercliffe Cemetery Jack Burkinshaw WW2

The Birkinshaw family gravestone

War Memorials Archive listing

War Memorials Online listing

Photograph Pete Schofield

Grave Location and Inscription:
Sacred to the memory of / John William / the beloved husband of / Mary I. Birkinshaw / died June 8th 1929, aged 64 years / also / Trooper Jack Birkinshaw, 12th R.T.A. / beloved son of the above / killed in action in Italy 18th Sep. 1944 / aged 27 years / also the above Mary Isabella Birkinshaw / died Aug. 15th 1946, aged 71 years / also their beloved son George Henry Birkinshaw died June 20th 1964, aged 68 years / "The Lord is my shepherd".

Jack Birkinshaw is remembered  in the Lady Chapel of St. Johns Church Penistone and on the Penistone War Memorial Market Place Penistone and on the Penistone British Legion WW2 Memorial plaque.

Jack Birkinshaw is buried in Coriano Ridge War Cemetery in Italy and commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

NB There are two spellings used for the surname of Jack Burkinshaw/Birkinshaw.

BWMP # PEN08/01