Centennial Park - South Australian Garden of Remembrance Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Pasadena, Mitcham - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.9956964, E138.5887093
Description

Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance Commemorates those servicemen and women who died in South Australia and whose graves cannot be properly commemorated or were cremated and their ashes scattered.

The South Australian Garden of Remembrance is situated within the Centennial Park Cemetery, within the garden it has a capacity to hold 30,000 plaques and stands adjacent to the Derrick Gardens (with the Cross of Sacrifice).

A peaceful and tranquil setting is created through the use of water features, a reflection pool and a channel that runs the length of the garden.

It features 36 walls displaying the names of around 18,500 servicemen and women who died in South Australia.

The original garden was constructed in the early 1960s.

In the late 1980s it was decided to relocate the garden, and the present site was officially opened by the then Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Ben Humphreys MP, on 18 March 1988.

On the approach road to the garden, and adjacent to the car park, there are replicas of an aeroplane propeller, a ship's wheel and a gun carriage wheel. These represent the three services - Air Force, Navy and Army.

Upon entering the garden through the entrance building, an opening plaque is on the left hand wall. The entry building also houses the register books which list the wall and row number of each individual plaque.

Upon passing through the entry building, the reflection pool and a large dedication plaque can be seen. From here a pathway leads into the garden itself. Running through the centre of the pathway is a water course which extends the length of the garden. The water feature passes through a central gazebo and culminates in a fountain. On each side of the main walkway are the commemorative walls. The perimeter of the garden is flanked by trees.

In the centre of the garden is a large contemplation area where visitors can rest.

This Garden of Remembrance is maintained by the Office of Australian War Graves within the Department of Veterans' Affairs.

Thank you to the DVA for their information.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  17/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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Names

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ZANDER, Edgar Norman

Service number S55178
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 28 Apr 1924

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MARTIN, Brian Laurence

Service number 437753
Warrant Officer
Aircrew Holding Units (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 1 Mar 1925

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LASLETT, Herbert John

Service number PA2292
Able Seaman
HMAS Torrens
Royal Australian Navy
Born 8 Sep 1919

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STATTON, Alan Frank

Service number PA4354
Able Seaman
HMAS Torrens
Royal Australian Navy
Born 8 Oct 1925

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O'BRIEN, William

Service number 351
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 May 1898

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ETTRIDGE, Norrie Sidney Patrick

Service number 281622
Squadron Leader
4 Aircraft Depot (Kalgoorlie)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 24 Jun 1901

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CHAMBERS, Charles Pen

Service number 3826
Private
Born 1900

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DEBELLE, Geoffrey Arthur Wilfred

Service number 120556
Flight Lieutenant
RAAF Headquarters
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 27 Dec 1904

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