Everton Cemetery

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Coordinates: 53°27′25″N 2°56′31″W / 53.457°N 2.942°W / 53.457; -2.942

Everton Cemetery
Details
Year established July 1880
Location Fazakerley, Liverpool, Merseyside
Country England
Type Public
Owned by Liverpool City Council
Find a Grave http://liverpool-ancestors.co.uk/

Everton Cemetery, Long Lane, Fazakerley. Opened in July 1880 it has been used for both Church of England and Roman Catholic burials. Various buildings at the cemetery are Grade II listed buildings.

War Graves[edit]

The cemetery contains the graves of 55 Commonwealth service personnel of World War I and 15 from World War II. A Screen Wall memorial lists those whose graves could not be marked by headstones.[1]

Most of the almost 700 United States servicemen who died in Liverpool hospitals during World War I were initially buried in this cemetery. After the war the remains were reburied in Brookwood American Cemetery, or repatriated to the USA.[1]

Yagan's Head[edit]

The head of Australian Aborigine warrior Yagan (c.1795-1833), after being kept in Liverpool Museum, was buried in the cemetery in 1964 in a box also containing a Peruvian mummy and a Maori's head that had also been kept by the museum. After lobbying of British and Australian governments by Noongar tribal representatives, the head was exhumed in 1997(despite a common grave of 22 infant children having been made over it in intervening years) for repatriation and reburial in Belhus, Western Australia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] CWGC Cemetery Report.

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