ADELAIDE (CENTENNIAL PARK) CEMETERY

Country Australia
Region South Australia
Total identified casualties 215 Find these records
Casualties from Second World War
GPS Coordinates Latitude: -34.99835
Longitude: 138.59307

Location Information

Adelaide, a university city and the capital of South Australia, is on the river Torrens, which flows into the Gulf of St. Vincent. Centennial Park Cemetery is about 7 kilometres south of Adelaide General Post Office.


History Information

Most of the war graves in this civil cemetery are in special plots which lie on each side of the central path from the entrance in Goodwood Road. They are known locally as Adelaide War Cemetery, and were established by the Army in 1942 for the burial of those who died of wounds in military hospitals after return from operational areas, and those who died, during their war service, of sickness or accident. In 1946, these war graves plots were taken over by the Commission, and a Cross of Sacrifice, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, was erected in the centre of the groups of graves. ADELAIDE (CENTENNIAL PARK) CEMETERY contains 215 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. Near the Cross of Sacrifice within the war graves plot is erected the SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CREMATION MEMORIAL to nine members of the Australian Forces who were cremated in the State of South Australia during the Second World War.

NEARBY CWGC CEMETERIES & Memorials

SOUTH AUSTRALIA CREMATION MEMORIAL

Location: Australia, South Australia

Number of casualties: 9

SOUTH AUSTRALIA GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Location: Australia, South Australia

Number of casualties: 1

EDWARDSTOWN (ST. MARY'S) CHURCH CEMETERY

Location: Australia, South Australia

Number of casualties: 1