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HMAS CERBERUS CEMETERY

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Country:
Australia
Locality:
Victoria
Identified Casualties:
28

Location Information

Flinders is 45 miles south-south-east of Melbourne close to the coast. The Naval Depot is one of the two main training establishments of the Royal Australian Navy. During the war naval recruits were drafted first to Flinders Naval Depot for a course of intensive training, after which they could be drafted to sea for additional training under practical conditions. Large new blocks were built to accommodate the constantly increasing numbers. This cemetery is within the confines of the Naval Depot.

Historical Information

Formerly Known as Flinders Naval Depot Cemetery; the 28 naval casualties buried here include 2 men of the Royal Navy, 1 man of the Royal Marines, and 1 man of the Royal New Zealand Navy. One R.N. casualty was attached to the Flinders Naval Base, while the other and the Royal Marine belonged to ships of the British Pacific Fleet.