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Allerton Cemetery

Allerton Cemetery 192 Woolton Road, L19 5NF

Basic Information

The cemetery, of 150 acres (61 ha), is one of the main burial sites for the Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool and is Grade II listed.

In August 2003 the total number of burials was 74,109.

Burials by religion:

  • Church of England 35,596
  • General Nonconformist 18,024
  • Roman Catholic 15,072
  • Jewish 5,397
  • Muslim 20


The cemetery contains graves of 399 Commonwealth services personnel from both World Wars.

Including; Private William Ratcliffe VC (died 1963), decorated in World War I. World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Liverpool, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment, British Army. During the Battle of Messines, France, on June 14, 1917, after a German trench had been captured, Private Ratcliffe located an enemy machine gun which was firing on his comrades from the rear. He single-handed on his own initiative, rushed the machine gun position and bayoneted the crew. He then brought the gun back into action in the front line against the advancing enemy. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace on September 26, 1917. After being discharged in 1919, he worked on the the Liverpool docks until he retired in 1956. He died at the age of 79.


Heritage designation:
Grade 2



Allerton Cemetery 192 Woolton Road, L19 5NF Liverpool
L19 5NF


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