Gorton Cemetery opened in 1900 and covers 13 hectares of land. The cemetery has over 18,000 graves and 80,000 people have been buried there since it opened. The cemetery contains many large, old, Victorian memorials which add to the character and charm of the place. Casualties from both the First and Second World Wars are commemorated, and a screen wall bears the names of 15 First World War casualties whose graves could not be individually marked. There are also three special memorials commemorating casualties whose graves in nearby Brookfield Unitarian Chapel yard can no longer be maintained. The cemetery also has a Cross of Sacrifice.