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NEW SOUTH WALES CREMATION MEMORIAL, SYDNEY

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Country:
Australia
Locality:
New South Wales
Identified Casualties:
199

Location Information

The New South Wales Cremation Memorial is within the building which forms the entrance to Sydney War Cemetery and commemorates by name men who died in New South Wales during the 1939-1945 War, and were accorded the last rite of cremation in various crematoria throughout the State. Their ashes were either scattered or are buried where proper commemoration is not possible. There are in all 199 names on the memorial.

The memorial is affixed to the wall opposite the lectern which contains a register recording the names and service particulars of those buried in the cemetery. It is in the form of bronze panels upon which the names are engraved. On a separate panel is the inscription, which reads:-

"THE SERVICEMEN WHO ARE HONOURED HERE DIED IN NEW SOUTH WALES. THEIR REMAINS WERE CREMATED AND THE ASHES SCATTERED OR BURIED WHERE FULL COMMEMORATION COULD NOT BE GIVEN"