Another ornate headstone, this time in St Leonard churchyard at Balderstone - just a couple of miles from St Leonard the Less. There is, what I presume to be, a Cornet at the top of the headstone. The inscription hides the death of a First World War soldier.
Pte John William Snape, of 47th (S) Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, died of pneumonia on March 4, 1919 aged 24. He was the son of John William and Mary Snape of Blackburn and husband of Florence Snape of 58 Sandon Street, Blackburn.