La Spezia (Boschetti) Communal Cemetery

La Spezia, Provincia di La Spezia, Liguria, Italy Add to Map
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Visiting Information: Cemetery opening times: 1st October to 30th April: 07:00 - 17:00 2nd May to 30th September: 07:00 - 18:00 Festival Days: 08:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00 Christmas, New Year, 6th Jan, Easter, 1st May & 15th Aug: 08:00 - 12:00
Location Information: La Spezia is a sea port city located at the end of the A15 from Parma (to La Spezia). This large civil cemetery is situated at the east end of the city and on exiting the A15 it can be clearly seen on the right. Take the main entrance to this large civilian cemetery and follow the path, keeping the external wall to the left hand side, until the protestant plot is reached. This is at CAMPO XB, also called 'Campo Evangelico'. The single First World War Commonwealth war grave will be seen, marked by a Commission headstone with a centre fill of chippings surrounded by a curb. Cemetery Address: Via Del Camposanto - Via del Molo (SP). GPS Co-ordinates: 44.1150, 9.85540.
Historical Information: The Italians entered the war on the Allied side, declaring war on Austria, in May 1915. Commonwealth forces were at the Italian front between November 1917 and November 1918. The Royal and Merchant Navies were active in the Mediterranean and Adriatic throughout the war and many of their dead are buried along the Italian coast. La Spezia (Boschetti) Communal Cemetery contains one Commonwealth burial of the First World War. There are also a number of Merchant seamen buried in the cemetery whose deaths were not due to war service.

  • Added: 18 Apr 2011
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