Barmera Upper Murray Garden of Memory Cross of Sacrifice Back to Search

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Location McKenzie Road, Barmera, Berri and Barmera - South Australia, Australia
Type memorial
Description

The Garden of Memory has two entrances, one from the main road from the west the other from the civilian cemetery from the north. The western entrance has gardens on both sides of the road, the left for 1914-18 and the right for 1939-45. In the centre of the road is a flagpole with three plaques at its base and to the right is a covered notice board. The notice board contains the history and relevant data of the military cemetery. The top of the western entrance forms a T-junction with the north-south road. At this junction is a white marble Cross of Sacrifice surmounted on a white marble pedestal and sur-base, on the face of the cross is a bronze Crusader's sword. The northern entrance has two columns; bronze plaques are affixed to the faces and tops. To the left of the right column is a granite boulder with a bronze plaque for National Servicemen affixed to the face.

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Built ESTABLISHED BY: Australian War Graves Commission
Opened 11 November 1945
Inscription

Cross:Pedestal face:

LEST WE FORGET1914-1918.ERECTED BY THE R.S.S.A.I.L.A.

Pedestal left:

BORNEO1962-1966VIETNAM1962-1973

Pedestal back:

LEST WE FORGET1939-1945

Pedestal right:

KOREA1950-1954MALAYA1948-19601964-1965

Northern entrance:Plaque left column top:

 



THIS WAR PLOT HONOURS THE SACRIFICE OF SEVEN MEMBERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE AND ONE MEMBER OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WHO DIED DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

THE SEVEN AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE PERSONNEL SERVED WITH THE 25TH AND 33RD GARRISON BATTALIONS WHICH WERE STATIONED AT THE LOVEDAY INTERNMENT CAMPS NEAR BARMERA FROM 1941 UNTIL 1946.

Plaque left column face:

BARMERAWAR CEMETERY PLOT

Plaque right column top:

UPPER MURRAY GARDEN OF MEMORY ESTABLISHED 1945 FOR ALL ALLIED SERVICE PERSONNEL. THIS PLAQUE WAS DEDICATED NOVEMBER 11 1995 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE BY THE GARDEN OF MEMORY TRUSTEES

Plaque right column face:

THE UPPER MURRAY GARDEN OF MEMORY

National Servicemen's Memorial:Plaque:The title circumvents the square border of the logo:Left:

51 NATIONAL

Top:

SERVICEMAN'S

Right:

ASSOCIATION 72

Bottom:

NAVY. ARMY. AIRFORCE.

Text:

TO AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL SERVICEMEN ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY SIR JAMES HARDY, O.B.E.Dedicated 30 September, 1998

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: Garden of Memory Committee

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Nil

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