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Cemetery Details

Location 141 Ormond Road, Geelong, Greater Geelong - Victoria, Australia
Co‑ordinates S38.16364, E144.38011
Description

The first recorded burial was that of Hugh Niven on the 23rd September 1839.

Sections of the cemetery were originally administered by the main denominational churches, each with their own Sexton and gravediggers. In 1877, a General Trust was formed and in 1907 the Roman Catholic and Jewish sections also joined.

Many of the town’s original pioneers who settled the Western District are buried at the cemetery – Thomson, Chirnside, Armytage, Austin, Ormond, Fyans, Harrison – to name but a few.

As Geelong’s port attracted many during the gold rushes, immigrants from all parts of the world arrived and headstones reflect the various countries from which they had sailed.

The Eastern Cemetery (along with the Mt. Moriac cemetery) were the only ones to have consecrated ground for Catholic burials and therefore most Catholic burials, even from the outlying areas of Geelong, were performed at these cemeteries.

For more information, see the link to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission page.

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WINKLER, Herbert Johan Alfred

Service number 488
Private
13th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 9 Jul 1890

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HENRY, Lance Eric Gordon

Service number 420797
Flight Lieutenant
Central Flying School
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 9 Nov 1914

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ORCHARD, William Henry

Service number OFFICER
Captain
Born 9 Aug 1888

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SMITH, Robert

Service number OFFICER
Brigadier General
5th Infantry Brigade Headquarters
AIF WW1
Born 6 Sep 1881

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CARROLL, Owen William

Service number V5495
Warrant Officer Class 2
Army Training Units
AIF WW1
Born 25 Dec 1897

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SELBY, Edward Victor

Service number 33151
Driver
Australian Employment Company
AIF WW1
Born 1890

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MCLEISH, Roy Stanley

Service number OFFICER
Major
13th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 27 Jul 1885

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BARNES, James Walter

Service number 2043A
Private
39th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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