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Cross of Sacrifice & Graves: 18-August-2015
Cross of Sacrifice & Graves: 18-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams
Geraldton War Cemetery commemorates those who served in World War Two. The main entrance, in the form of a pergola of stone piers and overhead concrete beams, is situated in Eastward Road. A Cross of Sacrifice stands at the southern end, facing the entrance. There are 83 burials, comprising 41 soldiers and 42 airmen, all of the Australian Forces and also the grave of the unknown sailor from the HMAS Sydney which was sunk in World War Two. 

Location

Address:141 Eastwood Road, Geraldton, 6530
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.777697
Long: 114.642469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Grave
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2

Dedication

Front Inscription
GERALDTON WAR CEMETERY
Right Side Inscription

Plaque: 

WHEN THE SECOND WORLD WAR ENDED IN 1945, THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF AUSTRALIANS SERVING IN THE RAAF WAS 154,511 OF WHOM 137,208 WERE SERVING IN THE SOUTH WEST PACIFIC THEATRE. THE MAJORITY OF THESE AIRCREW AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL WERE BASED AND TRAINED AT A NUMBER OF AIRFORCE TRAINING ESTABLISHMENTS SCATTERED THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA. DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, THE RAAF HAD SOME 6200 PERSONNEL KILLED IN ACTION. 

DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1939 -1945, THE NO.4 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL OF THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE WAS BASED IN GERALDTON.

THE GERALDTON WAR CEMETERY CONTAINS 83 BURIALS, COMPRISING 41 AUSTRALIAN ARMY AND 42 RAAF PERSONNEL. MANY OF THE RAAF DIED IN AIR TRAINING ACCIDENTS.  

Source: MA
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