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Broadgreen Jewish Cemetery

Memorial
Broadgreen Jewish Cemetery, 1 Thomas Drive, L14 3DL

Basic Information

At the top right side of the cemetery is a small site containing the remains interred in the congregation’s first two cemeteries. These graves date back to the 1780s.

There are men of the congregation who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars who are buried in the cemetery. Genealogical research has been carried out for all these men, so more information about their lives, their military service and the location of their graves within the cemetery, will soon be available at the cemetery site itself.

On the right side of the Ohel (Prayer House) at Broadgreen cemetery is a wooden Star of David which is one of the original grave markers which marked the grave of an unknown Jewish soldier who died on the Western Front during the First World War, prior to the grave being permanently marked by a stone headstone. These replacements of Stars of David and Crosses started to take place after the war, and in some cases did not take place until the 1930s.


The Broadgreen example being dedicated to an unknown soldier was probably donated to the congregation as a symbolic memorial sometime around 1930.

In 2014, one hundred years since the outbreak of WWI, a memorial was created to the men of the Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation, the oldest in this city, who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars.

There are eight war graves maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission here, and a number of family graves that show a plaque or an inscription on the headstone to a son, killed and buried in foreign fields.

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Address:
Broadgreen Jewish Cemetery, 1 Thomas Drive, L14 3DL Liverpool
L14 3DL

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