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SPRINGVALE CREMATORIUM, MELBOURNE

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Country:
Australia
Locality:
Victoria
Identified Casualties:
65
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
145.17537
Latitude:
-37.94256

Location Information

This crematorium, which was begun in 1935, is within the grounds of Springvale Botanical Cemetery, which is on the Princes Highway, 15 miles by road from Melbourne and 3 miles from Dandenong.

Historical Information

Since the early part of the 20th century the ancient custom of cremation instead of burial has been increasingly followed, and during the Second World War this last rite was accorded to servicemen and women when desired. In Springvale Crematorium are the ashes of 67 war casualties who were cremated here, and are here commemorated. Commemoration is by everlasting embossed bronze memorial plaques both for the niches and other specially designed recesses, and for memorial trees and shrubs.