Members of the History Research Team have, during their travels overseas, photographed a number of war graves of local men who died whilst on service and were buried in the country they died in.
War graves of men and women who died during World War One and World War Two are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Our local casualties are buried in the following countries:
- New Guinea
- Burma (Myanmar)
- and Australia.
The local men who have no known graves are commemorated on memorials in:
- France – the Villers-Bretonneux and the Le Touret Memorials
- Turkey – the Lone Pine Memorial
- Belgium – the Menin Gate Memorial
- England – the Runnymede Memorial
- Israel – the Jerusalem Memorial
- Malaysia – the Labuan Memorial
- Egypt – the Alamein Memorial
- New Guinea – the Lae War Memorial and the Rabaul Memorial
- Malta – the Malta Memorial.
In Australia, our local casualties are buried in:
- Sydney War Cemetery
- Mildura War Cemetery
- Box Hill Cemetery, Victoria
- Ipswich Cemetery, Queensland
- and Victor Harbor Cemetery, which has two war graves.
During the course of photographing war graves of Victor Harbor casualties, we also photographed graves of men from the Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot and Yankalilla areas.
When catalogueing these war graves images, we noted that a number of other Australians’ graves were included so we decided to compile a list of all images where a reasonable quality image could be obtained from the digital file. A digital copy of a grave image can be supplied free of charge to any interested person. A token donation to cover postage and handling costs would be appreciated.
This list will be added to from time to time as we accumulate more images.
Files are labelled:
Surname (all caps), initials (service & serial number)
Eg SEDUNARY, AJL (RAAF 416619)