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Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 450 Find these casualties
  • Region Lancashire
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 53.49097, Longitude: -2.19504

History 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.