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The Garden of Memory War Cemetery is dedicated to all Australian and Allied servicemen and women who served their country in peace and war.
The cemetery contains 22 graves of soldiers and airmen of the Australian Forces. There are seven other war graves throughout the cemetery.
The No 2 Bombing and Air Gunnery School of the Royal Australian Air Force (R.A.A.F.) was based at Port Pirie during World War Two. Most of the R.A.A.F. casualties buried here died in air training accidents.
|Address:||Moppett Road, Cemetery, Port Pirie, 5540|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.186921|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1961|
By the end of the Second World War in 1945, the Royal Australian air Force was 154,511 strong, of whom 137,208 were serving in the South West Pacific Region during the war.
The RAAF suffered over 10,200 causalities, including 6,357 killed or missing in action, 160 who died as prisoners of war and 2,800 lost in flying accidents. The majority of aircrew and ground support staff were based and trained in air force establishments spread across Australia.
Of these, Port Pirie was the home of No.2 Bombing and Gunnery School., later to become No.3 Observers School RAAF. Port Pirie War Cemetery contains 22 burials of RAAF aircrew, most of whom died in air training accidents.
In Port Pirie general cemetery are buried three Australian soldiers from the First World War and four from the Second World War.