City of West Torrens WW2 Boulevard of Honour

Details

Location Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park, South Australia, Australia
Type memorial_planting
Description

The Boulevard of Honour along Burbridge Road (renamed in 2002 to Sir Donald Bradman Drive) was an initiative to commemorate 50 years since the end of World War Two. Plane trees planted in 1995 for the Adelaide Arrive project along Burbridge Road were the focal point as these were already established along the proposed route from Adelaide Airport to South Road. At the base of each tree are polished black granite memorial plaques set into the pavement honouring those who enlisted in the City of West Torrens for World War 2. There are 479 in all some honouring more than one individual.
"Australia Remembers, 1945-1995" was a program of activities organised by the Federal Government to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

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Built 1995 as part of the 'Australia Remembers campaign marking the 50th anniversary of the end of WW2
Opened 12 June 1995 by DEDICATED BY THE MAYOR OF WEST TORRENS GEORGE ROBERTSON O.A.M., JP AND MIKE LENNON GENERAL MANAGER FEDERAL AIRPORTS CORPORATION
Inscription

Dedication plaque:

BURBRIDGE ROAD BOULEVARD OF HONOUR TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO SERVED AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS 50 YEARS SINCE THE END OF WORLD WAR 11. DEDICATED BY THE MAYOR OF WEST TORRENS, GEORGE ROBERTSON O.A.M., JP AND MIKE LENNON GENERAL MANAGER FEDERAL AIRPORTS CORPORATION 12 JUNE 1995; LEST WE FORGET

Name plaques:Top of plaque:

Australia Remembers

North side:                                                                               Names

Condition

MAINTAINED BY: West Torrens Council

PECULIARITIES/DAMAGE: Three plaques removed (location unknown), three plaques damaged.

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Names

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CASHEN, Paul William

Service number SX7000
Corporal
2nd/48th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 12 May 1918

KELLY, Basil Alwin

Service number SX15543
Sergeant
Anti Tank Batteries / Companies
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 23 Dec 1920

STAGG, Ross Smith

Service number 407915
Flight Lieutenant
Operational Base Units (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 15 Dec 1919

ISAACSON, William Henry

Service number S39157
Private
Born 26 Nov 1922

SIMS, Victor Ford

Service number 122736
Leading Aircraftman
Born 4 Mar 1910

RAFFEN, John Percy

Service number 407183
Flying Officer
No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 29 Feb 1920

ADDICOAT, Bert Collingwood

Service number SX24529
Private
2nd/3rd Field Ambulance
Australian Military Forces (Army WW2)
Born 28 Jun 1922

FRY, Mark Lewis

Service number 429804
Flying Officer
Operational Training Units (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 18 Feb 1923

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