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VICTORIA GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

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Country:
Australia
Locality:
Victoria
Identified Casualties:
13
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
145.1779
Latitude:
-37.94306

Location Information

Victoria Garden of Remembrance is situated adjacent to Springvale War Cemetery, within Springvale Necropolis.

Historical Information

Over 3,000 of the Commonwealth's First World War dead are buried in Australia, most of them Australians. Many lie singly or in small groups in public cemeteries throughout the States and Territories, but over the years it has proved impossible to maintain some of these sites to an acceptable standard. To ensure the proper commemoration of those who died as a result of service in the First World War, and indeed subsequent campaigns, Gardens of Remembrance have been laid out in each of the six States.

The names of nearly 2,000 First World War casualties appear in these Gardens of Remembrance. The majority are still recorded by the CWGC under the name of the cemetery in which they are actually buried, but a few, the location of whose graves are not known, are commemorated only in the Gardens of Remembrance.