Hindmarsh Cemetery, S.A. Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Hindmarsh, Charles Sturt - South Australia, Australia
Co‑ordinates S34.9107896, E138.5653559
Description

Located: 30 Adam Street (corner South Road & Adam Street), Hindmarsh, SA.
(directly opposite the old Brickwork Market site.) Situated alongside the River Torrens.

The Hindmarsh Cemetery was established in 1846 on land that was originally set aside for a market place.

The first burial occurred in April of that year. The monument for this grave still stands in the cemetery which is now a State Heritage listed site.

The small brick shed on site was once known as the “dead house” due to the high number of bodies that were stored there during the 1918/19 influenza pandemic, which caused more than 50 million fatalities worldwide.

In 1930 the Torrens flooded, washing away part of the cemetery and sweeping six bodies down the river. Flooding was always a serious problem in the area until mitigation programs were undertaken.

The cemetery is managed by the City of Charles Sturt (Council), phone 08 8408 1111.

Thank you to KYM for the A-Z burial records lists.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  6/4/2015.  Lest we forget.

 

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

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STEPHENS, Leonard Ralph

Service number 15
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Aug 1894

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BENNETT, Samuel William

Service number 4378
Private
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jul 1890

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WEBB, Charles Joseph

Service number 2495
Private
4th Division Headquarters
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1874

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PLENTY, Cecil James

Service number 1123
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Dec 1897

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MORTIMORE, Sydney George

Service number 3188
Lance Sergeant
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Feb 1895

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WARK, Frederick Key

Service number 20526
Private
Born 15 May 1891

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BARNES, Leonard James

Service number SX16876
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
2nd AIF WW 2
Born 23 Dec 1910

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LONGSTAFF, William Leonard

Service number 671
Corporal
32nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 May 1887