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NOWRA GENERAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Australia
Locality:
New South Wales
Identified Casualties:
4

Location Information

Although in the district called South Coast, Nowra is actually on the south-eastern coast of the continent at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River. It is on Princes Highway, 101 miles by road south-south-west of Sydney.

Both Nowra General and War Cemeteries are situated on the corner of Kalander Street and Princes Highway, a mile south of Nowra post office. During the early part of the war the Military Authorities arranged for ground to be set aside especially for service war graves.

Historical Information

During the war there was a Royal Naval Air Station and a Torpedo Bomber Training Establishment of the Royal Australian Air Force at Nowra; and No. 73 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force was for a time based there while engaged upon reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrol.