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MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY

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Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
Casualty Record Detail
MANCHESTER (PHILIPS PARK) CEMETERY Print this image


Country:
United Kingdom
Locality:
Lancashire
Identified Casualties:
448
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
-2.19504
Latitude:
53.49097

Historical Information

During the First World War, Manchester contained between thirty and forty war hospitals, including the 2nd Western General Hospital and the Nell Lane Military Hospital for prisoners of war. Many of those buried in the cemeteries and churchyards of the city died in these hospitals. During the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force Station at Heaton Park, Manchester.

Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery contains 274 First World War burials and 174 from the Second World War. The burials are scattered throughout the cemetery, a Screen Wall near the main entrance bears the names of those casualties of both wars whose graves could not be individually marked. There is also one non-war service burial in the cemetery. A Cross of Sacrifice stands beside the Screen Wall.