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Cemetery Details

Location Cemetery Avenue,
Co‑ordinates S34.890185, E138.606321
Description

North Road Cemetery is located in the leafy suburb of Nailsworth, approximately 5 km north of Adelaide city.   It is a resting place of Pioneers and many servicemen and women of WWI and WWII, which have strong links with South Australia's history.

It is 7.3 hectares (18 acres) in size and has almost 26,000 burials since its foundation in 1853.   The original size of the cemetery was 0.8 hectare (2 acres) and was established by South Australia’s first Anglican bishop - Dr Augustus Short (on land which he owned). The cemetery is still maintained by the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide. It is one of Adelaide's oldest and most historically significant cemeteries and is included in the state heritage.

Upon entering the cemetery (from Main North Road) an avenue of stately trees lead to the Chapel of the Resurrection, which was consecrated on 28 April 1905.  This beautiful Chapel features Napier Waller's magnificent mosiac above the altar.  Directly behind the Chapel of the Resurrection is the Augustus Short Memorial Garden.

The first grant of right of burial was to William Carter on 15 April 1853.

Other South Australians of historical note buried at North Road Cemetery include Daisy Bates; Sir Ross and Sir Keith Macpherson Smith; Captain Harry Butler; MHR and Speaker of the House the Honourable George Charles Hawker; Sir Charles Todd; Julia Warren Farr; Dr Helen Mary Mayo OBE; and Charles Rasp.

The Cemetery opened to all christian denominations in 1989 and changed its name from North Road Anglican Cemetery to North Road Cemetery.

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ARTHUR, Christopher James

Service number 2246
Sergeant
Born 31 Jan 1893

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BAGOT, Arthur Gerald

Service number W73103
Captain
Volunteer Defence Corps (SA)
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 26 Apr 1888

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HUNT, Alfred George

Service number 3316
Private
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 Jun 1899

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BRAY, Malcolm Alfred

Service number 1428
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Oct 1893

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SMITH, Keith McPherson

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant
Royal Flying Corps
British Forces (All Conflicts)
Born 20 Dec 1890

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TUCKWELL, Lancelot James

Service number 3732
Private
9th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 28 Dec 1898

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LOVELY, Ernest Gordon

Service number DEPOT
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jul 1889

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CAMPBELL, Gordon Cathcart

Service number OFFICER
Captain
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jun 1885

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