CROSS OF SACRIFICE
Bootle Cemetery
The Cross of Sacrifice is located at the main entrance to the cemetery in Linacre Lane. The cross can be found in all British & Commonwealth war cemeteries and in some civilian cemeteries with military burials. The cross was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield and ranges in height between 4.5m and 9m depending on the size of the cemetery, with the cross representing the faith of the majority. Blomfield was one of the main architects of the Imperial (later Commonwealth) War Graves Commission established after The Great War 1914 —1919.

There are over 200 military burials in the cemetery, 196 of them are identified, with 23 Litherland men being amongst those identified.

Photograph © Ronnie Cusworth 2003
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