North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A. Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Cemetery Avenue, Nailsworth, Prospect - South Australia, Australia
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 (first to fly from England to Australia); Captain Harry Butler; MHR and Speaker of the House the Honourable George Charles Hawker; Sir Charles Todd; Julia Warren Farr (Founder of the home for incurables in 1878); Dr Helen Mary Mayo OBE (an Australian medical doctor and medical educator); and Charles Rasp (discoverer of the Broken Hill mineral deposits) and many, many more.

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

Thank you to Andrew Boucaut for his photos and details.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  26 September 2014.  Lest we forget.

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BERESFORD, William Russell de la Poer

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Captain
50th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 31 Oct 1893

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WILSON, Frank Davies

Service number 4355
Lance Corporal
2nd Machine Gun Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 23 Jan 1884

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BAGOT, John Frederick

Service number 97
Captain
13th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 13 Feb 1886

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KILLICOAT, David Hatton

Service number 157
Lieutenant
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jun 1892

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LUCK, Martin Albert

Service number S38572
Corporal
District Accounts Office (SA)
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 11 Apr 1886

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MORRIS, Edward Walter

Service number OFFICER
Major
Sea Transport Staff
AIF WW1
Born 25 Dec 1863

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BARNES, Kenneth Harry

Service number PA1425
Able Seaman
HMAS Leeuwin
Royal Australian Navy
Born 11 Oct 1918

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BAKER, Edgar Kendall

Service number OFFICER
Lieutenant Colonel
16th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Dec 1875

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