City of West Torrens WW2 Boulevard of Honour Back to Search

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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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SIMS, Victor Ford

Service number 122736
Leading Aircraftman
1 Central Reserve (Marrangaroo)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 4 Mar 1910

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RAFFEN, John Percy

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

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ISAACSON, William Henry

Service number S39157
Sapper
1 Port Maintenance Company
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 26 Nov 1922

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WEEKS, James John

Service number 429840
Leading Aircraftman
Stores Depots (RAAF)
Royal Australian Air Force
Born 6 Dec 1919

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BARNES, Ronald Keith

Service number SX31562
Private
2nd/27th Infantry Battalion
Australian Military Forces (WW2)
Born 18 Jun 1922

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SALMON, Keith John

Service number PA/3353
Cook
HMAS Torrens (Depot)
Royal Australian Navy
Born 22 May 1925

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FRY, Mark Lewis

Service number 429804
Flying Officer
27 Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 18 Feb 1923

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WEEKS, Maxwell Allen

Service number 437036
Flight Sergeant
Operational Training Units (RAF)
Royal Air Force (WW2)
Born 7 Sep 1921

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