Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool
Postal Code: L9 9AG
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This cemetery is also described (by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission) as Liverpool(Everton) Cemetery. It is in the Fazakerley area, but the address is Everton.Everton and Liverpool are geographically in the County of LANCASHIRE but for administrative purposes, they are now in Merseyside. The cemetery was opened in July 1880 and is used for both Church of England and Roman Catholic burials. Various buildings at the cemetery are Grade II listed buildings. In December 1914, Liverpool became one of the 21 Auxiliary Patrol Bases and in February 1915, the base of the 10th Cruiser Squadron. During the Second World War, Liverpool was headquarters of Western Approaches Command and a manning depot for officers and men of the Merchant Navy who agreed to serve with the Royal Navy for the duration of the war. Liverpool (Everton) Cemetery contains 55 First World War burials and 15 from the Second World War. There is a small Screen Wall memorial bearing the names of those whose graves are not marked by headstones. During the First World War, almost 700 American servicemen died in Liverpool's military hospitals and most of them were buried in Everton cemetery. Their remains were later removed to the American military cemetery at Brookwood,or to the United States. There are 71 identified war casualties here.
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