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PALERMO BRITISH CEMETERY

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Country:
Italy
Identified Casualties:
2

Location Information

This cemetery is adjacent to the much larger Cimitero dei Rotoli on the Via Vergine Maria, part of the coastal road situated about 5 kilometres north of the port and city centre.

The two Commonwealth war graves are located at Plots 466 and 467. They are in a separate protestant extension accessed by a short flight of steps from the main Rotoli cemetery. The cemetery staff in office will assist visitors in locating the protestant plot.

Cemetery Address: Via Vergine Maria - Palermo (PA).

GPS Co-ordinates: 38.161944, 13.370619.

Visiting Information

Opening times:
Daily from 8:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00am - 4:00pm

For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

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.

Palermo British Cemetery contains two Commonwealth burials of the First World War.