North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, South Australia

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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BALL, Frank Orman

Service number 19616
Bombardier
8th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 18 Mar 1896

TURNER, Harold George

Service number 5185
Corporal
Born 16 Dec 1890

BARNES, Kenneth Harry

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

LEPAGE, Ernest Touzeau

Service number 55851
Private
1st to 6th (SA) Reinforcements
AIF WW1
Born 20 Oct 1893

JOSE, Ivan Bede

Service number OFFICER
Wing Commander
Born 13 Feb 1893

MARTIN, Manfred Ernest

Service number 13369
Corporal
5th Motor Transport Company
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1884

LUCK, Martin Albert

Service number 3607
Private
3rd Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1
Born 11 Apr 1886

MCDONALD, Harry

Service number 1133
Private
11th Light Horse Regiment
AIF WW1

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